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 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 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 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 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 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.