Books

The Handbook of Bird Photography

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.

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Sony NEX-6 From Snapshots to Great Shots

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.

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The Book of GIMP

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.

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The Photograph, 2nd Edition

The Photograph, 2nd Edition is a new book from photographer Harald Mante.

“The Photograph: Composition and Color Design, 2nd Edition is a unique book geared toward intermediate to advanced creative photographers who want to push their images in new directions. Also, anyone practicing, studying, criticizing, or administering in the visual arts are sure to find this book an invaluable resource.”

The Photograph, 2nd Edition retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.34 on Amazon.com.

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Extraordinary Everyday Photography

Extraordinary Everyday Photography is a new book from photographer Brenda Tharp.

Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that aren’t overworked.”

Extraordinary Everyday Photography retails for $25.99; however, it is currently available for $17.15 from Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $16.99.

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Creating HDR Photos

Creating HDR Photos is a new book from photographer Harold Davis.

“In Creating HDR Photos, bestselling author Harold Davis covers the complete HDR workflow, from choosing the subjects that work best for HDR through processing RAW files to unlock the dynamic power of HDR. You’ll learn how to photograph multiple exposures and blend them into a single HDR image using various software programs. Best of all, you will find out how to control the style of your HDR images, from subtle to hyper-real, using a range of photographic and post-processing techniques.”

Creating HDR Photos retails for $29.99; however, it is currently available for $18.98 from Amazon.com.  It is also available in a Kindle edition for $17.99.

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