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Available Light Photography

Available Light Photography is one of a line of lighting books from Amherst Media. This title looks at using the light already available to you so any light source that does not involve you setting up studio lighting for. The book helps you to make the best of any available light source and get correct exposure any time, anywhere. The books talks us through hard and soft light, falloff and other basic terms before delving in to the world of available light. Its starts with exposure, tha...

LED Lighting

LED Lighting is a modern, sleek book, much like the lighting technique it teaches us about. LED lighting is very much an up and coming technique that is becoming more and more popular. These lights are much more versatile than other older lighting types, as this book shows us. With LED, the user can change the warmth of the light, making them useful for a lot more things than ordinary lighting. They are quiet, have no flicker and provide a continuous light source. Kirk Tuck first goe...

Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images is a very informative book that goes beyond the technical aspects of photography. The book is split into different aspects of photography, from abstract and architecture through to people and still life. Each photo is by a different photographer, and they all describe how they took the photo and why it is provoking. Each double page spread consists of a photo and not only the technical photographic description, but also the creative aspec...

iPhone Artistry

This book is ideal if you are into your iPhoneography. Whether you have just bought your first iPhone or have been using it for a while, the book will give you advice and tips on how to get the most out of your iPhones camera. It details what the iPhone is capable of and also runs through many apps that you can purchase for varying uses on your phone, such as basic editing, creative editing, filters, HDR and more. The book is nicely laid out with plenty of images to help and inspire. The a...

Jim Lee: Arrested

Arrested by Jim Lee is a huge coffee table book. The book starts with several pages of the life and times of Jim Lee, which has no doubt been a very interesting one. One of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, Jim Lee has a mass of photos just waiting to be seen by you in this book. Lee specialises in portrait photography, and his works aim to represent something about society. After the introduction, the book is basically uninterrupted full page and part page images, whi...

Michael Freeman's Photo School

The Michael Freeman's Photo School series consists of four books, Composition, Exposure, Digital Editing and Light and Lighting. These guides start at entry level, and each begins by introducing Michael, and his students who are featured throughout this book, which is a nice touch. At the end of every chapter, the students talk us through an image, which is then critiqued by an expert. Through this, the beginning reader learns how they can improve their photography, whilst also learning new ...

Digital Outdoor Photography - 101 Top Tips

Digital outdoor photography 101 Top Tips is a brilliant read for anyone interested in wildlife photography. As it says on the cover, the book is written as 101 photography tips, each with a double page spread in the book. It covers everything from lighting the image, to what equipment to take with you in the field. Author and photographer Heather Angel is the perfect guide for this area of photography, having toured most of the world in the pursuit for amazing wildlife and outdoor shot...

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS6 For Photographers is Photoshop expert and professional photographer Martin Evening's latest comprehensive guide to this ever evolving programme. Getting on for two inches thick, the book covers absolutely everything you could ever need to know about Photoshop CS6. The programme is ever expanding and bettering itself, and CS6 is no different. This book covers everything, with the addition of any new features where relevant. Beginning with the fundamentals of the progra...

Lens On Life

Lens on life is a truthful and interesting look at documentary photography. Through documentary photography, the photographer aims to let the photos tell a story about a person, place or object and give the viewer a feel of what that object, person or place is about. This book is a recommended read for anyone looking to go into documentary photography and create a new documentary project. Award winning documentary photographer Stephanie Calabrese Roberts guides us through the magical world of ...

Basics Photography: Composition

Basics Photography: Composition is a very specific, yet very important, area of photography. Without good composition, the viewer can find images uninteresting or just plain confusing. The Basics photography series is always a good place to start when you are coming in to photography for the first time. As it says, the book is basic enough for anyone to follow, yet comprehensive enough so that everything important is covered. Starting at the very beginning, the book explains why compositio...