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The Photographer's Guide To London

The Photographer's Guide to London is the first book in the series to look at a city location rather than the countryside. Previous titles have looked at destinations like the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, and in keeping with the series this latest book provides a comprehensive and extremely useful guide to the locations in and around London that will provide fantastic photographic opportunities. When taking a break to the capital it can be hectic trying to plan what you're goin...

Magnum Legacy: Eve Arnold

Magnum Legacy books cover the creative process of Magnum photographers through a mix of biographical text, archival materials and iconic imagery. This particular title is all about Eve Arnold. This book looks at Eve's life in and around the photos, and explores her creative work process as well as her relationship with photojournalism and documentary photography. Eve received her first camera as a medical student in the 1940s and from then on her passion for the subject took hold. Photogra...

The Speedlight Studio

The Speedlight Studio is all about how to achieve professional looking portraits with a portable flash. Author Michael Mowbray is extremely enthusiastic on the subject, and explains how he now uses speedlights for 99.9% of his studio work and finds them the easiest out of all the lighting methods to use. Mowbray is a speedlight master and in this book he takes you through everything you need to know about the medium, beginning with understanding the speedlight and a list of pros and cons...

The Mobile Photographer

The Mobile Photographer is a book dedicated to using Android phones, tablets and Apps in a photography workflow. It's designed to guide you through the process of integrating Android devices into your workflow, and the book begins by looking at the different android devices available including phones and tablets, and how to go about choosing one. Next the book looks at mobile accessories, like keyboards for your tablet to make typing easier, cases, storage and supports. Productivity apps ...

Power Composition For Photography

Power Composition for Photography aims to help you develop your artistic eye when shooting. Written by wildlife photographer Tom Gallovich, the book is split into 7 chapters covering everything from camera and lens controls, the shape and colour in your images to lines in the images and the arrangement and artistic considerations of the image. First, the book tells us what composition actually is, before looking at camera and lens controls such as focal length in order to achieve the cor...


Hashtag365 is a collection of the best images from Netherlands photographers and friends Sjoerd Spendel and Lennart de Jong. Three years ago, the pair promised each other that they would take a photo every day for one year. After posting some of the images on their Tumblr account, the pair quickly gathered worldwide interest, making their Tumblr page the biggest one in the Netherlands. This is some feat, and the images in Hashtag365 really shows the talents and creativity of both Spendel...

Wild Life

Wild Life is a completely new take on animal portraiture photography. Photographer Brad Wilson has brought them into the studio to create captivating and dramatic images allowing you to see animals as they've never been photographed before. That may sound like quite a sweeping statement but Brad's work is original, and allows the viewer to focus solely on the subject of the image by shooting on a black background. Most animal portraits you see are against their natural habitat, and even ...

Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box

Unravelling the Mysteries of the Little Black Box is an interactive ebook available for Mac and iPad. Designed like a graphic novel, the idea is quite simple - to teach a complete novice the basics of photography in bite-size chapters. The book begins with a little of the history of photography. There are elements in the book that require you to tap and slide to get extra information or scroll through images, adding a bit of fun to the conventional reading style. Next the book goes on ...

The Upshaws Of County Line: An American Family

The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family is a thought provoking book looking at life in a freedom colony and the culture of African American majority communities in the Rural South. This book comprises images from Richard Orton – a white photographer who was completely unaware of the world that the County Line community existed in. A very interesting foreword to the book tells the story of how Orton was gradually excepted into the society to enable him to capture the touching and poi...

Alternative Portraiture

Alternative Portraiture is a book all about artistic lighting and design for environmental photography. The book's author, Benny Migs, is an ex wedding photographer turned alternative portraiture entrepreneur, and he aims to show how to create great portraits without the use of a huge crew or a van full of lighting kit. He also looks at using location to your advantage to add to the image and say something about the personality of your subject, too. Each double page spread is a differen...