Taking Stock: Make Money in Microstock Creating Photos That Sell – New Book

Taking Stock: Make Money in Microstock Creating Photos That Sell is a new book from photographer, Rob Sylvan.  In Taking Stock, Sylvan addresses “how to shoot, edit and keyword photos that sell” on microstock sites like iStockphoto.

If you’ve ever tried your hand at microstock photography, then you understand how challenging it is to acquire the right formula for image upload acceptance, let alone sales.  Sylvan is an iStockphoto inspector and well-respected member of the iStock community, so picking up this book might be a good idea for those who need to brush up on their stock photo skills.

Taking Stock: Make Money in Microstock Creating Photos That Sell carries a retail price of $29.99; however, it can currently be found on Amazon.com for $19.79.

More details in the full press release below.

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Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition – New Book

Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition is a new book from photographer Jack Howard that is geared toward teaching you high dynamic range (HDR) photography.  This new edition provides “step-by-step tutorials for creating professional results using the leading HDR software, including the latest versions of Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro, FDRTools, Dynamic Photo HDR, and HDR PhotoStudio.”

Practical HDRI, 2nd Edition carries a retail price tag of $34.95; however, it can be found for $23.07 on Amazon.com.

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Wildlife Photography: On Safari with your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow – New Book

Interested in learning more about wildlife photography?  That’s just the title of a new book from photographer Uwe Skrczypcza. Among other topics, the book addresses technical issues associated with wildlife photography workflow, and focuses on Skrzypczak’s photography in the Serengeti National Park in East Africa.  Wildlife Photography retails for $39.95, but is available from Amazon.com for $26.37 at the time of this post.

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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.

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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.

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