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Picture of Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop

Publisher's Description

Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. The Digital Negative: Raw Image Processing in Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop is devoted exclusively to the topic and shows you how to make the most of that control. Now that raw image processing technology has matured as an essential aspect of digital photography, you need a modern book that takes a seasoned approach to the technology and explains the advantages and challenges of using Lightroom or Camera Raw to produce magnificent images.

Renowned photographer and bestselling author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images. You’ll also learn hands-on techniques for exposing and shooting for raw image capture and developing a raw processing workflow, as well as Photoshop techniques for perfecting the master image, converting color to black and white, and processing for panoramic and HDR images.

  • Get the best tone and color from your digital negatives.
  • Use Lightroom and Camera Raw sharpening controls to maximize image quality.
  • Take advantage of Photoshop to do what Lightroom and Camera Raw can’t.
  • Produce stunning black-and-white images.

Publisher: Peachpit

Size: 8 x 9 1/8"

312 pages

Jeff Schewe
Renowned photographer and bestselling author Jeff Schewe outlines a foolproof process for working with these digital negatives and presents his real-world expertise on optimizing raw images.
£28.79

Picture of Visual Alchemy

Publisher's Description

Catherine McIntyre, like many fine artists, created traditional art for decades before encountering the versatility of digital imaging technology. Free of her Rotring pens and scalpel, she now uses Photoshop to create her montages. Visual Alchemy explores McIntyre’s sources of inspiration as well as her methods, offering an aesthetic guide to composition, color, texture and all of the other means of communication that artists have at their disposal. While these concepts and techniques make use of Photoshop, they will apply to any digital imaging program and indeed to any medium, whether traditional or digital. Featuring McIntyre’s own art as well as that of artists around the globe, Visual Alchemy is an invitation to discover the artistic possibilities of picture making through digital montage.

Publisher: Focal Press

240 pages

Catherine McIntyre
Catherine McIntyre, like many fine artists, created traditional art for decades before encountering the versatility of digital imaging technology. Free of her Rotring pens and scalpel, she now uses Photoshop to create her montages.
£17.09

Picture of Photography and the Art of Seeing - A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography
Publisher's Description
The second book in Freeman Patterson's internationally acclaimed series of instructional books on photography and visual design, Photography and the Art of Seeing has now been updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. The jargon-free text provides techniques and innovative exercises for breaking with traditional concepts of design, enabling the photographer to develop a keen awareness of subject matter and a direction for composing the picture.

Photography and the Art of Seeing also offers a workshop for all visual artists that includes lessons on the fundamentals of perception and overcoming obstacles in their work.

This edition features several never-before-published photographs from Freeman Patterson's personal collection and extended captions that include valuable technical information and personal commentary.

You can view images from this book on the Firefly Books website.

Publisher: Firefly Books
Size: 8.5 X 8.5"
156 pages, colour photographs throughout

Publisher's Price: £ 16.95
Freeman Patterson
Publisher's Description
The second book in Freeman Patterson's internationally acclaimed series of instructional books on photography and visual design, Photography and the Art of Seeing has now been updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. The jargon-free text provides techniques and innovative exercises for breaking with traditional concepts of design, enabling the photographer to develop a keen awareness of subject matter and a direction for composing the picture.

Photography and the Art of Seeing also offers a workshop for all visual artists that includes lessons on the fundamentals of perception and overcoming obstacles in their work.

This edition features several never-before-published photographs from Freeman Patterson's personal collection and extended captions that include valuable technical information and personal commentary.

You can view images from this book on the Firefly Books website.

Publisher: Firefly Books
Size: 8.5 X 8.5"
156 pages, colour photographs throughout

Publisher's Price: £ 16.95
£15.26

Picture of Exploring Color Photography (Fifth Edition)
Publisher's Description
The classic book on color photography is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience!

Learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery in this guide meant just for color photographers. World renowned artists give you insight as to "how they did that" and the author provides challenging assignments to help you take photography to a new level.

With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photographers. Be sure to visit the companion website, featuring portfolios and commentary by contemporary artists: www.exploringcolorphotography.com

  • Completely rewritten for digital photographers
  • Gorgeous images contributed by renowned photographers throughout the world
  • Written by a well known photographer and instructor


You can preview pages from this book on the Focal Press website.

Publisher: Focal Press
Size: 277 x 216 mm
356 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 33.99
Robert Hirsch
Publisher's Description
The classic book on color photography is back in print and completely revamped for a digital photography audience!

Learn from step-by-step instruction, illustrative charts, and unbelievably inspirational imagery in this guide meant just for color photographers. World renowned artists give you insight as to "how they did that" and the author provides challenging assignments to help you take photography to a new level.

With aesthetic and technical instruction like no other, this book truly is the bible for color photographers. Be sure to visit the companion website, featuring portfolios and commentary by contemporary artists: www.exploringcolorphotography.com

  • Completely rewritten for digital photographers
  • Gorgeous images contributed by renowned photographers throughout the world
  • Written by a well known photographer and instructor


You can preview pages from this book on the Focal Press website.

Publisher: Focal Press
Size: 277 x 216 mm
356 pages

Publisher's Price: £ 33.99
£30.59

Picture of Publish Your Photography Book
Publisher's Description
We live in the golden age of the photography book. Since the early 1990s, the number of photography book publishers has continued to grow while technological developments have placed more tools for bookmaking directly in the hands of photographers. For the students and working artists who have chosen photography as their primary means of expression, having their own photography book is seen as a passport to the international photography scene. Yet, few have more than a tentative grasp of the component parts of a book, an understanding of what they want to express, or the know-how needed to get a book published. Publish Your Photography Book is the first book to demystify the process of producing and publishing a book of photographs. Industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson survey the current landscape of photography book publishing and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. This expert guide is organized in six sections covering the rich history of the photo book; an overview of the publishing industry; an intimate look at the process of making a book; a close review of how to market a photo book; a section on case studies, built around discussions and interviews with published photographers; and a final section presenting a wealth of resources and information to aid in the understanding of the publishing world. Publish Your Photography Book also includes a number of additional interviews and contributions from industry professionals, including artists, publishers, designers, packagers, editors, and other industry experts who openly share their publishing experiences.

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Size: 178 x 229 mm
224 pages, 25 colour illustrations, 50 b/w illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 18.99
Darius D. Himes & Mary Virginia Swanson
Publisher's Description
We live in the golden age of the photography book. Since the early 1990s, the number of photography book publishers has continued to grow while technological developments have placed more tools for bookmaking directly in the hands of photographers. For the students and working artists who have chosen photography as their primary means of expression, having their own photography book is seen as a passport to the international photography scene. Yet, few have more than a tentative grasp of the component parts of a book, an understanding of what they want to express, or the know-how needed to get a book published. Publish Your Photography Book is the first book to demystify the process of producing and publishing a book of photographs. Industry insiders Darius D. Himes and Mary Virginia Swanson survey the current landscape of photography book publishing and point out the many avenues to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. This expert guide is organized in six sections covering the rich history of the photo book; an overview of the publishing industry; an intimate look at the process of making a book; a close review of how to market a photo book; a section on case studies, built around discussions and interviews with published photographers; and a final section presenting a wealth of resources and information to aid in the understanding of the publishing world. Publish Your Photography Book also includes a number of additional interviews and contributions from industry professionals, including artists, publishers, designers, packagers, editors, and other industry experts who openly share their publishing experiences.

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Size: 178 x 229 mm
224 pages, 25 colour illustrations, 50 b/w illustrations

Publisher's Price: £ 18.99
£17.09

Picture of After Photography
Publisher's Description
After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on mobile phones to the widespread use of image surveillance. In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to explore the possibilities created by digital innovations and to use them to understand our rapidly changing world.

Ritchin investigates the future of visual media as the digital revolution transforms images into a hypertextual medium, fundamentally changing the way we conceptualise the world. Simultaneously, the increased manipulation of photographs makes photography suspect as reliable documentation. In the tradition of John Berger and Susan Sontag, Ritchin analyses photography’s failings and reveals untapped potentials for the medium.

'The forecasting of possibilities for digital media takes the book beyond dry academia and into a fund of ideas and inspiration for any photographer.' Black and White Photography

Publisher: W. W. Norton
Size: 153 x 210 mm
200 pages, 50 four-colour illustrations

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Fred Ritchin
Publisher's Description
After Photography examines the myriad ways in which the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way we receive visual information, from photos of news events taken by ordinary people on mobile phones to the widespread use of image surveillance. In a world beset by critical problems and ambiguous boundaries, Fred Ritchin argues that it is time to explore the possibilities created by digital innovations and to use them to understand our rapidly changing world.

Ritchin investigates the future of visual media as the digital revolution transforms images into a hypertextual medium, fundamentally changing the way we conceptualise the world. Simultaneously, the increased manipulation of photographs makes photography suspect as reliable documentation. In the tradition of John Berger and Susan Sontag, Ritchin analyses photography’s failings and reveals untapped potentials for the medium.

'The forecasting of possibilities for digital media takes the book beyond dry academia and into a fund of ideas and inspiration for any photographer.' Black and White Photography

Publisher: W. W. Norton
Size: 153 x 210 mm
200 pages, 50 four-colour illustrations

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
£14.99

Picture of Boyd Norton's Outdoor Digital Photography Handbook: How to Shoot Like a Pro
Publisher's Description
Pro photographer Boyd Norton provides expert advice and hard-won secrets on digital wildlife, landscape, and nature photography. Guiding you from the field to the computer, he reveals how to create superb nature and landscape photographs with your digital camera. Lenses, lighting, and much more are discussed for the professional and amateur alike. Filled with helpful tips and tricks, this comprehensive volume will hone your technique while expanding your creativity. The ultimate guide for outdoor photographers making the leap to digital! Publisher:MBI Publishing
Size: 215 x 279 mm
192 pages, 225 duotones

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
Boyd Norton
Publisher's Description
Pro photographer Boyd Norton provides expert advice and hard-won secrets on digital wildlife, landscape, and nature photography. Guiding you from the field to the computer, he reveals how to create superb nature and landscape photographs with your digital camera. Lenses, lighting, and much more are discussed for the professional and amateur alike. Filled with helpful tips and tricks, this comprehensive volume will hone your technique while expanding your creativity. The ultimate guide for outdoor photographers making the leap to digital! Publisher:MBI Publishing
Size: 215 x 279 mm
192 pages, 225 duotones

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
£16.99

Picture of Digital Eye
Publisher's Description
Photographers who use digital technologies as tools for creative expression are driving the most exciting and transformative developments in today's photography.

Digital photographic and imaging technologies are the most recent development in an art and science whose history is one of constant technological innovation. Using sophisticated software and scanners, artists are able to enhance or alter photographs, and create mesmerizing effects. Focusing exclusively on digital photography, Sylvia Wolf explores a medium that challenges our notions of the role of the artist and of an image's relationship to the real. Taking readers from the earliest experiments in digital photography to the latest innovations, Wolf offers a historical perspective and points to future trends. The work of a global panoply of artists, including Ida Applebroog, Sheila Pree Bright, Peter Campus, Xing Danwen, Joan Fontcuberta, Tom Friedman, Andreas Gursky, Martina Lopez, Loretta Lux, Mary Mattingly, Wendy McMurdo, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Thomas Ruff, Lucas Samaras, and Jeff Wall, demonstrates how diverse and complex the field has become. This expert survey offers a riveting snapshot of a medium

Publisher: Prestel
Size: 195 x 240 mm
192 pages, 150 color illustrations

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
Sylvia Wolf
Publisher's Description
Photographers who use digital technologies as tools for creative expression are driving the most exciting and transformative developments in today's photography.

Digital photographic and imaging technologies are the most recent development in an art and science whose history is one of constant technological innovation. Using sophisticated software and scanners, artists are able to enhance or alter photographs, and create mesmerizing effects. Focusing exclusively on digital photography, Sylvia Wolf explores a medium that challenges our notions of the role of the artist and of an image's relationship to the real. Taking readers from the earliest experiments in digital photography to the latest innovations, Wolf offers a historical perspective and points to future trends. The work of a global panoply of artists, including Ida Applebroog, Sheila Pree Bright, Peter Campus, Xing Danwen, Joan Fontcuberta, Tom Friedman, Andreas Gursky, Martina Lopez, Loretta Lux, Mary Mattingly, Wendy McMurdo, Andreas Müller-Pohle, Thomas Ruff, Lucas Samaras, and Jeff Wall, demonstrates how diverse and complex the field has become. This expert survey offers a riveting snapshot of a medium

Publisher: Prestel
Size: 195 x 240 mm
192 pages, 150 color illustrations

Usually dispatched within 10 working days
£19.99

Picture of Creating Exhibition-Quality Digital Prints
Publisher's Description
Tim Daly shows how to produce prints of an exceptional quality from digital or scanned images, using equipment that is affordable and readily available. By following the detailed, step-by-step explanations the reader will learn how to develop a personalised printing style.

Tim Daly’s previous books include The Digital Printing Handbook and The Digital Colour Printing Handbook (both published by Argentum).

Publisher: Argentum
Size: 228 x 228 mm
128 pages

Usually dispatched within 2 working days

We will be running a two day workshop based on this book on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2008. Click here for more details.
Tim Daly
Publisher's Description
Tim Daly shows how to produce prints of an exceptional quality from digital or scanned images, using equipment that is affordable and readily available. By following the detailed, step-by-step explanations the reader will learn how to develop a personalised printing style.

Tim Daly’s previous books include The Digital Printing Handbook and The Digital Colour Printing Handbook (both published by Argentum).

Publisher: Argentum
Size: 228 x 228 mm
128 pages

Usually dispatched within 2 working days

We will be running a two day workshop based on this book on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2008. Click here for more details.
£20.00

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