GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a new book from designer and photographer Klaus Goelker, which teaches photographers how to leverage the open source GIMP 2.8, which runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, as an alternative to Photoshop.
GIMP 2.8 for Photographers is a beginner’s guide to the GIMP; topics include the new user interface and tools, the basics of image editing and simple adjustments, advanced techniques using layers and masks, developing RAW images, working with the improved text tool, and preparing high-quality black-and-white images.
GIMP 2.8 for Photographers retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $23.11 on Amazon.com.
It is also available as a Kindle Edition for $16.95 here on Amazon.
Photography Q&A: 100 Questions and Answers is a new book that is the product of Zack Arias’ Q&A tumblr, on which he has answered more than a thousand photography-related questions. The book culls down to more than 100 of the top questions he’s answered.
Photography Q&A: 100 Questions and Answers retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $16.80.
Photographic Visions is a new book curated from user galleries at 1x.com.
“To create this volume, the curators of the online gallery 1x.com selected 95 stunning images from the thousands of amazing images found on their website. The images in the book are by previously unknown photographers from across the globe. The photographic genres in this book are varied, and there is something for every type of photographic interest, from portraits to landscapes to abstracts. Each image is accompanied by information about the photographer, the vision and story behind the image, and details about the techniques and tools used to capture and process the image.”
Photographic Visions retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $21.07 on Amazon.com.
The Handbook of Bird Photography is a new book from photographers Bence Mate, Jari Peltomäki and Markus Varesvuo.
“In this book, you’ll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including:
- The bird photographer’s equipment
- Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc.
- In the field: bird behavior, hides, and how to attract birds
- How to use light and compose and crop images
- The best sites for finding and photographing birds”
The Handbook of Bird Photography retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.35 on Amazon.com. It is also available as a Kindle edition for only $9.99.
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.
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.