Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual – New Book

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual is a new book from Barbara Brundage, who has been the author of Photoshop Elements: The Missing Manual since Elements 3.  The new book covers new features like the Organizer component and the revamped Editor – as well as providing step-by-step guidance on making the most of Photoshop Elements 11.

Key topics from Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual, include:

  • Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick fixes with ease.
  • Retouch any image. Repair and restore old and damaged photos.
  • Add pizzazz. Use dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects.
  • Share photos. Create online albums, email-ready slideshows, and web-ready files.
  • Find your artistic flair. Use tools to draw, paint, work with blend modes, and more.
  • Use your words. Make text flow along a curved path or around an object or shape.
  • Unleash your creativity. Design photo books, greeting cards, calendars, and collages.
  • Make yourself comfortable. Customize Elements to fit your working style.

Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual retails for $44.99; however, it is currently available on Amazon.com in a Kindle edition for $28.79.

Lighting for Digital Photography by Syl Arena Due Next Month

Lighting for Digtal Photography

Lighting for Digital Photography is Syl Arena’s next book, which is due out at the end of October.  Syl wrote the excellent Speedliter’s Handbook on Canon Speedlites last year and I expect him to nail this one as well.  (You can read my review of Speedliter’s Handbook here.)

Lighting for Digital Photography will go beyond just the Canon Speedlite system and also dig into lighting with Nikon speedlights, bigger strobes and continuous lights.  Additionally, the book will cover use of light modifiers such as umbrellas, softboxes, flags and gels.

Syl is a great teacher and Speedliter’s Handbook proved he knows how to teach in written words in addition to the workshops he’s known for.

Lighting for Digital Photography is currently available to pre-order for $14 on Amazon.com.  This book would make a great stocking stuffer this holiday season for the photographer in your life.

Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography – New Book

Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography

Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography is a new book from author Martina Holmberg, who “shares sixty tips that cover everything from shooting and editing photos using your iPhone’s basic features, to using third-party apps for turning ordinary snapshots into unique and artistic images.”

Sixty Tips for Creative iPhone Photography retails for $24.95; however, it is currently available for $18.21 on Amazon.com.

Tabletop Photography – New Book

Tabletop Photography

Tabletop Photography is a new book from photographer and designer Cyrill Harnischmacher.

“Affordable compact flashes offer a number of creative lighting options within your tabletop studio; and the appropriate lighting and backdrop, and the creative use of your camera’s features are key to a perfect image.

Author Cyrill Harnischmacher guides you through a variety of exposure and lighting techniques, and covers how to achieve excellent results using compact flash units.”

Tabletop Photography retails for $24.95; however, it is currently available for $18.21 on Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for only $7.53.

Great Photos – Simple Cameras – New Book

Great Photos - Simple Cameras

Great Photos – Simple Cameras is a new book from self-taught photographer Bernd Daub.

“This book teaches us how to focus our attention on the motivation behind our chosen image and develop a strong image impact without the need for high-tech equipment and flawless exposures.

Learn about a variety of reasonably priced, low-tech cameras-such as the Holga, Diana, and Blackbird-as well as single-use cameras, the good old Agfa-Box, and the pinhole camera.”

Great Photos – Simple Cameras retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $24.15 on Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $9.99.

Mastering the Nikon D800 – New Book

Mastering the Nikon D800

Mastering the Nikon D800 is a new book from 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 D800 retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $21.07 from Amazon.com.

Extraordinary Everyday Photography – New Book

Extraordinary Everyday Photography

Extraordinary Everyday Photography is a new book from photographer Brenda Tharp.

Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that aren’t overworked.”

Extraordinary Everyday Photography retails for $25.99; however, it is currently available for $17.15 from Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $16.99.

Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography – New Book

Creating HDR Photos

Creating HDR Photos is a new book from photographer Harold Davis.

“In Creating HDR Photos, bestselling author Harold Davis covers the complete HDR workflow, from choosing the subjects that work best for HDR through processing RAW files to unlock the dynamic power of HDR. You’ll learn how to photograph multiple exposures and blend them into a single HDR image using various software programs. Best of all, you will find out how to control the style of your HDR images, from subtle to hyper-real, using a range of photographic and post-processing techniques.”

Creating HDR Photos retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $18.98 from Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $17.99.

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook – New Book

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch.  In the new book, Laskevitch pulls from “his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS6 and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.”

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $23.71.