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This is Strobist Info: Your Setup Guide to Flash Photography

This book has left me feeling a little puzzled. Don't get me wrong, most of the images in it are great, I'd even go as far as saying inspirational in places, but the lack of words left me wondering how much someone would actually learn from this title. The first couple of chapters go through the basics of some of the kit strobist fans use, they explain a few of the photography basics(ISO, shutter speed etc.)and give a couple of examples of how some set-ups work. So far you're probably thinki...

Practical HDR (2nd Edition)

There doesn't seem to be much middle ground when it comes to HDR as people will either love it or hate it. However, in the latest revised edition of David Nightingale's book, all based around the use and application of HDR, even those who say they dislike it may soon be warming to the idea of using this technique in some of the work they produce once they've read a few pages. The book is full of excellent, practical examples of how HDR, when used correctly, can work and help the photographer...

The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques

Shooting videos on DSLRs is something that's growing with popularity and as DSLRs and their ability to produce good quality videos improves, the number of photographer venturing down this road will increase too. This book is designed to help those who are moving away from still photography in to the world of DSLR video, helping them become film-makers who really understand the video capabilities of their DSLR. The book is a real gem for someone who's just stepping in to the shoes of a fi...

Sketching Light – An Illustrated Tour Of The Possibilities Of Flash

This book is all about flash and how you can use it to create stunning portraits that really do stand out from the crowd. It's less of a lesson and more about going on a journey with Joe through the various shots he's taken. Yes, he uses technical jargon that beginners may not understand but this sits along side jokes and a conversation style that's so enjoyable to read you soon forget your learning how to improve your photography. All the photos are inspirational and the diagrams that...

Lakeland Mono

If you're a regular on ePHOTOzine you'll be well aware of the talented and informative photographer John Gravett. Well, John has recently released a new book through blurb demonstrating the vast number of mono landscapes he's taken in the Lake District and Cumbria. For those of you who don't know, John there's a short foreword giving you all the information you need to know about John and his photography. The book itself is a large, landscape format book that features 92 pages that are d...

Beyond Darkness and Light

A beautifully designed monograph surveying the works of the highly acclaimed contemporary photographer, Edgar Angelone. Angelone's photographs are soulful and evocative. Rather than being accurate descriptions of a place, his images capture the invisible lines which enclose space and encapsulate a time frame that signifies rhythm, harmony and structure. This book showcases fifty four black-and-white photographs. It is a perfect example of how an artist can use traditional photographic proces...

Setting Up A Successful Photography Business

This book is a practical and indispensable guide to setting up a successful photography business. It is aimed at anyone who wants to be a professional photographer – whether you are studying to become one, thinking of a change of career or want to know how to improve your existing photography business. Setting up a Successful Photography Business is packed with words of wisdom and invaluable advice from not only the author, but also many leading photographers and commissioners working in all ...

Social Media Marketing for Digital Photographers

Social media is all around us these days and has many business functions, so if you haven't got involved already you really need to. If you've tried social media and haven't been able to get to grips with it, don't know where to begin, feel that you have nothing interesting to say or have social media accounts and have no idea what to do with them, then this book is for you. Aimed specifically at photographers it acts as a guide to marketing yourself and/or promoting your business, the 21st C...

The Complete Guide to Organizong and Stylling Professional Photo Shoots

Aimed at students, enthusiasts, semi and pro level photographers this guide covers every detail. A lot of attention has been given to this book and the quality shows. The authors are regularly involved in photography shoots in their own professional careers so their knowledge is nothing short of expert. This extensive guide takes the reader right from writing the brief to post production with every consideration in between, dealing with clients, crew, set-ups, kit and much more. The book ...

Square

Andrew Gibson is a freelance writer specialising in photography, he's written for many top publications and now he's launched an ebook on the square format within digital photography. Firstly, I found this ebook aesthetically very pleasing, it's clean, clear, bright and eye-catching, which only adds to the overall reader experince. The book spans over 52 pages starting with the history of the technique, when and where best to use it, challanges with digital cameras, composition, geometry, fr...