Extraordinary Everyday Photography – New Book

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.

Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography – New Book

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.

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook – New Book

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook is a new book from Adobe Certified Instructor Stephen Laskevitch.  In the new book, Laskevitch pulls from “his experience as a teacher and practitioner to create a guide that provides a clear and effective workflow for editing photographs in Photoshop CS6 and its companions Bridge, Camera Raw, and Lightroom 4. Focusing on the critical elements of a workflow rather than covering every arcane feature, this book is designed to get you working quickly in these applications.”

Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4: A Photographer’s Handbook retails for $44.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $23.71.

Try Out the New Forum & Win a Copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets

Want a free copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets?  (Read the review of these cool books.)

I’ll be handing out a couple copies of these books to active members in the new and improved Photography Bay forum.

Just sign up for a free forum account and start talking to your fellow Photography Bay members.  You don’t have to say anything about the giveaway in the forum, just be there and be active (don’t be spammy though).

I’ll notify the winners at the end of this week via personal messages through the forum.  So, check in to see if you are a winner.  If I don’t get a response from the winners by Monday, I’ll notify another forum member instead.

If you miss out on this one, stay tuned for more ways to win more cool stuff…

And, don’t miss out on a chance to win the Photography Bay Swag Bag if you haven’t entered yet

Win a Copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Vol. 1

Want a free copy of Strobist Photo Trade Secrets Vol. 1?  (Read the review of these cool books.)

Leave a comment below and I’ll pick a winner on Tuesday, March 1.

Be sure to put your email in the comment form though – I need a way to contact you.

Respond quickly to your email because I’m mailing it out on Wednesday.  If you don’t respond when I email you, I’ll have to pick someone else.

If you miss out on this one, stay tuned for more ways to win more cool stuff…

And, don’t miss out on a chance to win the Photography Bay Swag Bag if you haven’t entered yet.

[UPDATE: Entries are closed.  A comment was chosen at random. Congrats to Brian Hochmuth on winning!  Your book should be arriving in a few days.]

Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR – Book Review

So, you’ve got that Rebel T2i, 7D, 5D Mark II, D300s, D5000 or any other number of DSLRs that can record video.  But how do you get a worthwhile movie captured, edited and in front of others’ eyeballs?

A decent starting point for answering that question can be found in Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR from Helmut Kraus and Uwe Steinmueller.  [Read more...]

Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR – New Book

Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR

Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR is a new book dedicated to learning how to capture and edit footage captured with the new video-capable DSLRs.  Mastering HD Video with Your DSLR is authored by Helmet Kraus and Uwe Steinmueller.  The book retails for $34.95, but is available from Amazon.com for $23.58 at the time of this post.

More details in Rocky Nook’s press release below. [Read more...]

Top Photo Gear of 2009

At the end of every year, a lot of people reflect back and give their opinions as to what was the camera or other product of the year.  I decided to take a look in the statistics I receive from Amazon.com to see the products that were hot with Photography Bay readers last year.  Below you’ll find a list of the cameras, lenses and more that were the most popular items among PB readers in 2009.  [Read more...]