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.

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.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera – New Book

Canon 5D Mark III Book

Canon EOS 5D Mark III: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera is a new book from James Johnson.

A brief synopsis: “This book explores the features and capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. Johnson provides step-by-step instructions for setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each menu option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup. Screenshots and example images are placed throughout the book, making it easy to follow along.”

Canon EOS 5D Mark III: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $21.08 0n Amazon.com.

The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide – New Book

The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Carol F. Roullard and Brian Matsumoto that delves into the features and capabilities of the Sony NEX-7.

“It guides you through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a friendly manner, with suggestions and tips for setup according to various shooting styles.”

The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $18.43 from Amazon.com.

The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer – New Book

The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer is a new book from photographer NK Guy.  The Lens “is a momentous handbook that demystifies optical technology, decodes arcane terminology, and provides practical tips for both amateur and professional photographers to help them make smart purchasing decisions and build the perfect lens collection.”

The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $23.96 on Amazon.com.

Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Composition Field Guide – New Book

Understanding Composition

Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Composition Field Guide is a new book from from the author of the wildly popular Understanding Exposure.

“In this handy, take-anywhere guide, renowned photographer, instructor, and bestselling author Bryan Peterson frees amateur photographers from the prejudices of what is “beautiful” or “ugly” so that they can instead focus on color, line, light, and pattern.”

Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Composition Field Guide retails for $22.99; however, it is currently available for $12.63 on Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle Edition.

Photographing Shadow and Light – New Book from Joey L.

Photographing Shadow and Light

Photographing Shadow and Light is a new book from photography superstar Joey L. due for release on December 4, 2012.

“In Photographing Shadow and Light, Joey lifts the curtain on his dramatic, creatively fearless approach to portraiture, sharing his personal philosophy and a behind-the-scenes look at 15 striking photo sessions—from personal projects shot in Africa, India, and Brooklyn to commercial shoots for 50 Cent, the Jonas Brothers, and Project Runway All Stars. Joey provides readers with a step-by-step description of how he visualized each shoot, formed meaningful connections with his subjects, and “built” his signature dramatic lighting effects—one light at a time.

Featuring more than 85 stunning portraits, detailed lighting diagrams, and a foreword from industry icon David Hobby (aka Strobist), Photographing Shadow and Light shares the creative process behind one of today’s most exciting photography talents, providing serious amateurs and professionals a fresh perspective on creating compelling, professional quality portraits.”

Photographing Shadow and Light retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $19.39 from Amazon.com.