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Soviet Ghosts

Soviet Ghosts is a compelling and interesting book that grants you an insight into an area of the world you'll most likely never get to visit – the abandoned buildings and places of the Soviet Union. The photos contained in this book are thought provoking and spooky. There are images of hospitals, old school gyms, and abandoned homes, theatres and public spaces that are in a dire state of disrepair. In each chapter of the book, the photographer gives a brief outline of the trip, why th...

The Photographer's Master Guide To Colour

The Photographer's Master Guide To Colour is a book all about colour and colour theory, a subject of great importance in photography. The book will help you understand the art and science of colour theory and its relevance to photography, master specialised techniques to capitalise on unique colour situations as they appear, as well as how to compose with colour and arrange graphic elements so they are pleasing to the eye. The first chapter of the book is all about colour basics, and loo...

Memory City

Memory city is a book covering photographer Alex Webb's journey across Rochester, New York. With his last rolls of the now discontinued Kodak Kodachrome film, he took images of Rochester, New York in what may be the last days of film as we know it. Kodachrome used to be a vibrant colour film, that can now only be processed as black and white. The resulting images have a weathered quality, like the fading memories of the film era. Along with the black and white images, Alex also took...

Shooting Models

Shooting Models is a book with tips, techniques and testimony from both the photographers and the models. This is a complete guide to the modelling process, from finding a model and building a profile to casting and approaching agencies with your work. It then goes on to cover different types of shoot, posing tips, shooting beauty images and lighting techniques. It also covers how to relax situations where the model is uncomfortable or shy, and how to maintain control of the shot when wo...

The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook

The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook is written by the author of the 'Photography is not a crime' blog, and aims to guide you through how citizen journalism works in the modern age, as well as telling you your rights as a photographer. Citizen journalism is a photography type on the rise, with most of the population now carrying smartphones that have quick access to social media websites, meaning millions more of us can contribute images of public issues in our own communities. ...

Instaphotographers 2014

Instaphotographers 2014 is a round-up of the best smartphone photographers currently using photography app Instagram. Immensely popular, Instagram has become a household name, and there is some stunning talent out there that solely use their smartphone for all types of photography, including digital art. This book pulls together selected photographers with a large following on Instagram, and looks at their work. For each artist, there are examples of their work along with some key stats a...

The Art of the Photograph - Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions

The Art of the Photograph by Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard is an inspirational book all about how you can create stronger compositions in your images by becoming familiar with a few essential habits for making the process easier. The book begins with Art Wolfe telling the story of his life, and how he started off by painting, which can help you to visualise compositions that work better in photography. He explains that it's important to put your own slant on an image, whilst still drawing from...

Essential Photoshop: How to use 9 essential tools and techniques to transform your photography

Essential Photoshop is a guide to using Photoshop for photographers that have no knowledge of using the programme. Author Robin Whalley makes it clear that Photoshop can seem very complicated to those that aren't used to it, but it is an industry standard in the photography and graphic design world, so knowledge of it to improve your images at some level will be extremely beneficial for both you and your work. In this e-book, Robin explains all the Photoshop tools needed to make positive...

Roger Ballen: Asylum of The Birds

'Asylum of the Birds' is the newest collection of works from acclaimed photographer Roger Ballen. All the works in this book are taken in the confines of a house in a Johannesburg suburb, the location of which is kept secret. Ballen's work is a surreal mix of art, installations and photography, combining together to create something undefined, which will not be pigeon holed as it were into any single genre, and is more of a conglomeration of several different types of work rolled into on...

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

This book is the life story of one of the greatest photographers the world has ever seen. Henri Cartier-Bresson is perhaps one of the most well known and famous photographers to date, and he has been the first photographer to have his work showcased in the Louvre. This is very much a reference book, and provides a lot of information on the photographer as well as giving plenty of examples of his most famous, and also his lesser seen images, with images of some of his rare and unpublished...