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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...

The Complete Guide To Nature Photography

If you are an aspiring nature or wildlife photographer, then you need to read this book. Sean Arbabi is the perfect guide for this adventure into shooting nature. His work has featured in over 250 different publications including national geographic. Staring from the very beginning, Sean takes us through safety for your self and your precious equipment before even mentioning anything about technique. As an expert in the field, he knows the importance of keeping yourself safe when shooting in...

Royal Photographic Society Portfolio Two

The second of the Royal Photographic Society's portfolio books follows the same format with a profiles a selection of the Award winning RPS photographers including high profile names such as Sir David Attenborough, Annie Leibovitz, Don McCullin and Terry O'Neill. There's also a section showing the panels and layouts submitted for the LRPS, ARPS and FRPS distinctions. Other chapters include a members gallery, focus on special interest groups Creative, Contemporary and Digital Imaging and Scottis...