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Michael Freeman's Photo School: Black and White

Michael Freeman's Photo School: Black and White is your all round guide to the world of black and white photography. Michael Freeman is an acclaimed photographer that has already written four guides in this style that are ideal for those wishing to learn more about a certain area of photography. These books are written with the student of photography in mind, and includes challenges after each technique description for you to home in your skills. The book introduces you to students, that...

Global Model Village

Global Model Village is a very metaphorical little book that makes you think. Using model people and everyday objects as props, photographer Slinkachu depicts the world according to little plastic model people, using them to represent current and past issues within our society. The book contains little wording apart from the introduction, which provides a very bleak explanation of what the world is like for us 'little people'. It then jumps straight into these pictures of model people, w...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 22 is a collection of winning images from the Veolia Wildlife Photographer of the year competition 2012. The book is a brilliant collection of stunning images from all over the world. More than just a collection of images, though, each picture is accompanied by a small paragraph about the nature of the animal photographed, and sometimes the photographer's aim with the photo as well as some technical information about what camera was used and the s...

Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital

Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital is an almanac for photographers. Documenting everything from the very beginnings of photography right through to the rise of the digital age and beyond, this book is a must for any photography enthusiast wanting to learn about just how the equipment they use came to be. Packed with all the information you could ever want to know about each and every camera, and going through them in order of their age, this book, is a great a...

75 Portraits: Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers

75 Portraits: Lighting and Posing Techniques for Portrait Photographers is a handy book for anyone who needs inspiration in their portrait shots. Each double page spread is about a different posing concept. These range from the classic James Dean style posing, right through to more out there poses such as Tropical Eden. There are a whole load of different poses, ranging from those for kids involving costumes and lollipops, to those more grown up and sophisticated, such as moody black and whi...

Landscape Photography: Art and Techniques

Landscape Photography: Art and Techniques is a well set out book by Neil Creighton, who has 40 years experience in photography. The book first goes through the difference between photojournalism and art photography, and the pros and cons of using film over digital, before going on to discuss your camera. Creighton looks at the difference between the kinds of cameras, and what kind is best for different types of landscape photography. He also looks at all the different equipment you might nee...

Don Gionnatti's guide to Professioanl Photography

Don Giannatti's Guide to Professional Photography is aimed at you achieving creative and financial success through your photography. The book is a mixture of Don's own tips and techniques, and 'meeting' other professional photographers that have made it big. Basically, this consists of a page of that photographer's best works. It is sandwiched in between two pages of one of Don's own chapters, breaking up the text and adding a bit of variety. Gionnatti covers everything from getting and ...

Retromania: The Funkiest Cameras of Photography's Golden Age

Retromania The Funkiest Cameras of Photography's Golden Age is certainly a captivating read, if nothing else. For someone relatively new to photography, perhaps someone who has grown up in the digital age and doesn't really know anything of the time before, this book is a real eye opener to cameras of all decades. It is great to see how cameras evolved over the years, especially these, the funkiest of all time! The book starts right back in 1907, with a Kodak Brownie, perhaps the first...

Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies

Canon EOS 5D Mark III For Dummies claims to make everything easier for learning how to use a top of the range DSLR. It is set out exactly like your old school text books, to make everything clear and easy to understand, with handy remember pointers clearly visible. This is a feature that could patronise some, but does work in terms of getting you to remember and be able to use your camera to the fullest of its abilities. This book is clearly for a beginner at photography. How many begin...

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography is quite a large title that tells you everything you could possibly need to know about pet photography. Author Jamie Pflughoeft wrote the book for 'passionate hobbyists and professional pet photographers alike' so, whether you photograph pets as a job, or you simply can't get enough of the medium, then this book is for you. It is very much a guide book, and is set out a lot like a school text book, with the addition of lots o...