The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide – New Book

The Sony SLT-A77 The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto.  In it, they “teach you how to obtain exceptional photographs and videos as they cover everything from the basics of using the camera’s automatic modes, to the more advanced aperture-priority, shutter-priority, program, and manual exposure modes.”

The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $19.06.

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual – New Book

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual is a new book O’Reilly Media and author Lesa Snider, who explains what the book is made of.

“This edition features all new screen shots, new and updated practical techniques, as well as a new chapter on video editing… It’s simply the most comprehensive yet conversational, Photoshop book on the market and I’m incredibly proud to have it available upon ship date of the software.”

Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual retails for $49.99, however, you can currently find it for $27.26 on Amazon.

 

Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Lightroom Book

Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots is a new book from Jeff Revell.  The book covers Lightroom 4 editing; however, Jeff says he wrote the book with the notion in mind that Lightroom version 2 and 3 users would still be able to take advantage of the information.

Photoshop Lightroom: From Snapshots to Great Shots retails for $24.99; however, it is currently available for $13.63 on Amazon.com.

Mastering the Fuji X100 – New Book

Mastering the Fuji X100

Mastering the Fuji X100 is a new book from photographer Michael Diechtierow.  As the title implies, the book covers the features and capability of the X100 with an aim to help the reader maximize the potential of the camera.

Mastering the Fuji X100 retails for $29.95; however, it is currently available for $19.37 on Amazon.com.

Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition – New Book

Final Cut Pro X - Making the Transition

Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition is a new book from Final Cut Pro training guru Larry Jordan.  For all the jabs and snubs the latest version of FCP has received, there is some merit to the software.  It’s certainly not for everyone in its current state; however, it has a lot of power and conveniences that aren’t quite visible on the surface.

I’ve been keeping up with Larry Jordan’s comments on FCP X since it was announced at NAB earlier this year.  One thing is for sure, Mr. Jordan knows his stuff when it comes to Final Cut.

In this useful, cut-to-the-chase guide to the program, popular trainer and Final Cut guru Larry Jordan takes these experienced users through all the components of the software, from importing footage and organizing media to export and sharing. Along the way, they’ll learn the best ways to edit footage and add transitions, effects, and filters, do basic color correcting, work with audio, and utilize a variety of HD workflow techniques, to name a few.

Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition retails for $44.99; however, it is currently available for $29.69 on Amazon.com.

Joe McNally’s New Book: ‘Sketching Light’

Sketching Light by Joe McNally

Joe McNally has a new book.  It’s called Sketching Light.  It’s pretty big at 432 pages.  And, it’s all about lighting.

He tells readers what works and what doesn’t via his let’s-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots….

I loved his earlier lighting book, The Hot Shoe Diaries, and I’m really looking forward to this new book.  I enjoy McNally’s stories and wit about as much as I do the information he provides.  Expect good stuff.

Sketching Light retails for $49.99; however, you can find it for $29.99 on Amazon at the time of this post.  There’s also a Kindle version of Sketching Light.

Ten Photo Assignments to Develop Your Photographic Skill – New Book

Ten Photo Assignments

Ten Photo Assignments is a new book from Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler.  “This book provides real-world assignments that guide prospective photographers to a true understanding and mastery of the craft. Each assignment includes a list of goals, detailed instructions, illustrations, and examples. Individual assignments build on one another, allowing your mastery to grow as the book continues.”

Ten Photo Assignments retails for $19.95; however, it is currently available on Amazon.com for $13.29.  It is also available on the Kindle for only $7.99.

The Art of Photographic Lighting – New Book

The Art of Photographic Lighting

The Art of Photographic Lighting is a new book from photographer Eib Eibelshaeuser. From the description, “In this book you will learn how light and shadow can be used to compose photographs. Example images and diagrams illustrate lighting concepts and demonstrate how different sources of light affect a subject.”

The Art of Photographic Lighting retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available for $24.52 on Amazon.com.

Mastering the Nikon D7000 – New Book

Mastering the Nikon D7000

Mastering the Nikon D7000 is a new book from Darrell Young.  “The 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.”

Mastering the Nikon D7000 retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available for $19.22 on Amazon.com or the Kindle version for $9.99.