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A collection of more than 200 floral photographs. There are none of your bog-standard images here. If you like flowers, love colour, enjoy shapes, want to be creative, you will be inspired with this superb book. I say inspired because there is no technical advice, just great pictures without words. The captions are all at the end with a short biog of the worldwide photographers. The cost is the only drawback, although it's now available far cheaper at online retailers such as Amazon.

Photoshop 7 KillerTips

Lots of creative white space with this one! The tips, two per page, or split into chapters with headings for production, essential tips, way cool tips, type, web, design, layers, troubleshooting, image correction and prepress and advanced. If you read the Photoshop manual from back to front you'd find most of this info, but it's often so tucked away, in reality, you never would. The screengrabs are a good size to see what's going on, and the info is well written. The new photoshop user will fin...

Inside Photoshop 7

With over 1000 pages this is one heavy book! This format has appeared for previous incarnations of Photoshop, but rather than just update a few bits to make it relevant to the new version the author has created an almost new book so you get better value but the same comments go to the previous version reviewed here.And lots of words that could have been trimmed right back. And the index now runs to 39 pages!...

Freelance Photographer's Market Handbook 2003

The latest edition of the essential book for all freelance photographers. Includes complete up to date details of books, magazines, newspapers, agencies, greetings card, calendar and poster publishers with payment rates, ideal requirements and contact info.

Creative Thinking in Photoshop

This is not a review just a warning. If youre one of those people who is happy to buy blind and do so on impulse, you may be tempted by the title of this book. And its a very good book, but its written for artists who want to use the computer and Photoshop to digitally create oil and watercolours. In summary, as a book for artists using Photoshop it would rate highly, but we feel it has little value for photographers considering all the other titles out there. As such we think it's unfair to giv...

Photoshop 7 Down & Dirty Tricks

266 pages of step-by-step techniques walking you through over 80 projects with hundreds of advanced methods to improve you skills. I found this book very easy to follow and rarely found areas that could confuse readers. The graphics are good the ideas are worth trying and the overall quality is superb. With most of the projects based around type and graphical effects its more suitable for a designer than a photographer, but photographers can benefit when they want to make presentations of portfo...

Traditional Photographic Effects with Adobe Photoshop

With a very brief introduction and a few pages on input this book flies straight into a series of step-by-step techniques - the first one is about Sepia toning. Its let down by huge screengrabs which have been displayed too big and over-sharpened, making you wonder how that happened when we have a book about the one program that can avoid such problems! The five-page technique could have easily been covered in two and that sets the flavour for this book - not much content spread thinly over t...

Photoshop Restoration & Retouching

: Heres one of those books that makes you realise theres always more to Photoshop than you think. Based around the popular area of retouching photographs, the author, an Alpha tester for Photoshop and well-respected US lecturer, takes you way beyond the basics of using a selection tool and clone tool. You will learn how to make advanced corrections using alpha channels, masks and adjustment layers. Its the most in-depth and knowledgeable book Ive seen on the subject, yet its still easy to follow...

High Impact Portrait Photography

This book, written and illustrated by ex model and studio owner Lori Brystan, has many good examples of portrait photography with a difference. Its laid out in the usual Amherst Media Style Full page pic on one side and technique on the other making it quick to locate a style and read how it was created. Lori shares her ideas about posing and working with the models who could be babies, children or adults. Theres fashion, family, glamour and social examples with some superb tips that any portrai...

Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer

When I first came across this book my initial reaction was WHAT. Im not an underwater photographer and couldnt see why anyone would benefit from this over a typical digital photography guide, but as I turned the pages I soon began to see the benefits. This book written by two professional underwater journalists focuses on all the issues a diving photographer would have moving over to digital. It shows typical problems and how to correct them using Photoshop. You will learn how to remove backscat...