Mastering the Nikon D600 – New Book

D600 Book

Mastering the Nikon D600 is a new book from photographer Darrell Young, who has authored several other books in this series on Nikon DSLRs.

“This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.”

Mastering the Nikon D600 retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $21.07 from Amazon.com.

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Sony NEX-6 From Snapshots to Great Shots

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Jerod Foster for users of the new Sony NEX-6 mirrorless camera.

The book allows you to “[f]ollow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, pro photographer Jerod Foster, and you will:

  • Set up fast and learn the top ten things about shooting with the Sony NEX-6
  • Understand the photographic basics of composition, focus, and depth of field
  • Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
  • Find out how to create images in low light
  • Use the HD video capability for recording memorable live action
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter”

Sony NEX-6: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $14.88 on Amazon.com.

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices – New Book

Pricing Photography

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices is a new book in its fourth edition from freelance photographers Michal Heron and David MacTavish.

“Written by successful freelance photographers, this classic trade reference tool provides photographers with a wealth of time-tested information on everything from estimating prices, identifying pricing factors, and negotiating fair deals. Topics discussed include:

  • Practical information on the economics of photography
  • Cutting-edge negotiation techniques
  • Pricing guidance for photography buyers
  • How to structure prices to fit any type of market and usage
  • How to define prices to fit any type of market and usage
  • How to define prices in a way that guarantees long-term profitability
  • The specifics of pricing electronic media”

Pricing Photography: The Complete Guide to Assignment and Stock Prices retails for $29.95; however, it is currently available for $18.18 on Amazon.com.

The Digital Zone System – New Book

The Digital Zone System

The Digital Zone System is a new book from photographer Robert Fisher.

“The Digital Zone System (DZS) is an innovative methodology for editing digital images that mimics the Zone System created by Ansel Adams. With this book, author Robert Fisher presents a practical guide for editing digital images with a level of control previously unattainable without significant manual work. He walks the reader through the background of Adams’s original Zone System and points out similarities to current digital processes, including Expose to the Right (ETTR) and high dynamic range imaging (HDRI).”

The Digital Zone System retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $22.29 on Amazon.com.

The Digital Zone System is also available in a Kindle Edition.

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography – New Book

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography is a new book from professional photographer Dennis Savini.

“The book provides a comprehensive workshop on studio photography for professionals and aspiring professionals, and reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets the author has discovered throughout his career. The book covers an array of photographic subjects, including still life, industry, technology, food, jewelry, portrait photography, and more.”

Masterclass: Professional Studio Photography retails for $59.95; however, it is currently available for $34.36 on Amazon.com.

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything – New Book

The Book of GIMP

The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything is a new book from Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare that guides users through the free Photoshop-alternative, GIMP.

The Book of GIMP begins with step-by-step tutorials that cover the most useful features of GIMP, like retouching photographs, creating illustrations, and website design. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive reference to nearly every aspect of the software, so that users can find what they need without hours of trial and error.”

The Book of GIMP retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.34 on Amazon.com.

It is also available in a Kindle version for $25.02.

Digital Capture After Dark – New Book

Digital Capture After Dark

Digital Capture After Dark is a new book from Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler and Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

“Their coverage goes beyond the “how to” of capturing digital images at night and addresses the “why to” of long-exposure photography, including the importance of understanding how we think and see at night compared with during the day.

Also discussed are hands-on image editing techniques that will help photographers prepare their images for output. Detailed descriptions cover color balancing, expanding dynamic range, controlling flare, dealing with noise, converting to black-and-white, toning, and much more.”

Digital Capture After Dark retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for pre-order for $24.31 on Amazon.com. It is also available in a Kindle edition for $9.99.

Nikon D5200: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Nikon D5200: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Rob Sylvan. The book covers the D5200′s features and offers insights on photography basics while using the new 24MP Nikon D5200.

Nikon D5200: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order for $16.16 on Amazon.com.

Final Cut Pro X Cookbook – New Book

Final Cut Pro X Cookbook is a new book from editor and Apple certified trainer Jason Cox.

“The ‘Final Cut Pro X Cookbook’ contains recipes that will take you from the importing process and basic mechanics of editing up through many of FCPX’s advanced tools needed by top-tier editors on a daily basis. Edit quickly and efficiently, fix image and sound problems with ease, and get your video out to your client or the world easily.”

Final Cut Pro X Cookbook retails for $49.99; however, it is currently available for $44.43 on Amazon.com. The book is also available in a Kindle edition for $16.19.

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 – New Book

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 is a new book from Christian Bloch that updates the original HDRI Handbook from 2007. It is a 672 beast of a book covering all things HDR.

“It has been completely rewritten and is packed with practical hints and tips, background knowledge, reference tools, breathtaking artist portfolios, and inspiring interviews. The book includes dozens of new step-by-step tutorials, which are easy to follow with the material provided on the DVD. Beginners will get a methodically solid introduction and advanced readers will be able to refine their technique to perfection.”

The HDRI Handbook 2.0 retails for $59.95; however, it is currently available for $31.62 on Amazon.com.