Lights, Camera, Capture – Book Review

Lights, Camera, Capture is a book by Bob Davis that discusses creative lighting techniques. While Davis discusses many lighting equipment options, his primary focus is on Canon Speedlites using TTL metering.  And, while the techniques that apply to Canon Speedlites are prevalent throughout the book, the info will easily translate to Nikon shooters using the Nikon Creative Lighting System as well. [Read more...]

Build a Better Photograph [New Book]

Michael Stern’s new book, Build a Better Photograph, has just been released by Rocky Nook through O’Reilly Media.  Build a Better Photograph focuses on the creative process of photography.  Stern has been a professional photographer for 30 years and has worked with Disney, Warner Brothers and Universal Studies among others.

Build a Better Photograph carries a retail price tag of $34.95; however, it can be found on Amazon.com for $23.07.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion

Ben Long’s new book, The Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i/500D Companion, has been announced.   It appears to be a new version in the series, of which I previously reviewed the Rebel XSi companion.  As such, this is probably a book worth having if you are struggling to find your way with your new Canon Rebel T1i.

While the book retails for about $25, you can find it on Amazon.com for $16.49. [Read more...]

Nikon D400 Book on Amazon.de

Amazon Germany has a listing for a Nikon D400 book that is a hardcover book and appears to be set for release in July 2009.  A search for the ISBN numbers noted on the product page reveals nothing more than forum posts and blog chatter about this particular listing on Amazon.de.

Here is the link to the product page while it’s still up (copy and paste into your browser):

http://www.amazon.de/Nikon-D400-Michael-Gradias/dp/382724482X/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1233763021&sr=11-1

The screen capture above is the actual page on Amazon.de.  The below screen capture is just and automated translation of the same.

While the Nikon D400 clearly remains a rumor for now, this adds a little fuel to the fire that’s been building for a few months.  If you recall, there was a similar “leak” of a book on Amazon.com for the Canon 5D Mark II prior to its release way back in May 2008. Remember this.  After the leak, the author issued a statement vehemently denying any legitimacy to the rumor.  We all know how that one turned out.

For the latest news and rumors on the D400, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Nikon D400 page.

The Nikon Creative Lighting System by Mike Hagen

The Nikon Creative Lighting System is a new book from Mike Hagen which explores (you guessed it) the Nikon Creative Lighting System, or CLS, as we so affectionately call it. It retails for $34.95, but can be had for $23.07 at Amazon.com as of the time of this posting.  I’m sure all the Strobist gearheads will want to take a closer look a this on.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion

O’Reilly has just announced the release of their Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion. It’s $24.99 and, as the title implies, covers the functionality of the Canon Rebel XS.  I recently published a review of the Rebel XSi version of this book (also by Ben Long) and was generally impressed with the content.  I can’t imagine that the Rebel XS version will be much different in terms of quality.  So, if you’re picking up the Rebel XS, this would probably be a good book to grab with it.  Details in the press release below.  It’s available for pre-order at Amazon.com for $16.49.

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion–New from O’Reilly

Packed with Practical Advice You Can Take Anywhere

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion Sebastopol, CA—If you’re thinking about investing in a new Canon Rebel camera, you’ll definitely want to check out the latest books from O’Reilly’s popular Companion series.

Noted photographer Ben Long’s The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 1000D Companion ($24.99) serves as a full-on photography class built specifically around the XS. Ben also authored The Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion ($24.99), which is tailored specifically for people who use that camera. [Read more...]

New Book Catalogs Sakamaki’s Early Work

Tompkins Square ParkQ. Sakamaki’s reputation as a photographer is based on his documentary skills: he has photographed conflict and suffering the world over. He has documented the painful lives of sex workers in Bangladesh and the destruction of the Liberian civil war.

But Sakamaki’s new book, Tompkins Square Park, is an exploration of Sakamaki’s roots — his work before global conflict. The images in Tompkins Square Park, are older, dating from the years when Sakamaki was first settling in New York City after leaving Japan and a career in advertising. Sakamaki moved to the East Village in 1986, living among and photographing the abandoned and decaying buildings of the area. Those photographs now comprise Tompkins Square Park.

The photographs have subtle touches of hope among the poverty of the area. The book is full of images of protestors and others working to improve that desperate time in the East Village