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Photo Books2005 CATALOG

Amherst Media

PUBLISHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

Christopher Grey

128 pages 81/2"x11" 300 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-125-1 MASTER THE SKILLS NEEDED TO CREATE FLAWLESS LIGHT FOR ANY PORTRAIT SUBJECT OR STYLE $29.95 list Order number: 1778

the disposal of portrait photographers. It sculpts the face, adds definition to the body, and puts a sparkle in the eyes. It creates drama and intrigueor even a soft, romantic feel at the photographers whim. In this book, master photographer Christopher Grey teaches portrait lighting from start to finish, showing you how to control light effectively for unmatched results. Youll learn the function and positioning of studio lighting, aided by clearly illustrated lighting diagrams that will help you to emulate a vast array of lighting effectsfrom soft and flattering to edgy and dramatic. From high and low key lighting strategies, to techniques for simulating the look of sunlight in the studio, to understanding light ratios, to the creative application of mismatched film setting and light source, this book will open your eyes to a whole new world of imaging possibilities. Armed with these must-have skills, youll be able to create photographs that are more flattering, highly marketable, and more creative than ever before.

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IGHT, VIBRANT AND MALLEABLE, IS THE GREATEST TOOL AT

FEATURES:

Techniques for digital and film photography Selecting professional lighting equipment for studio portraits Understanding light ratios and how to use them effectively The classic lighting styles and how to create them Selecting and lighting the background for creative effects Versatile portrait-lighting setups for any subject Creative ideas for outstanding headshots Techniques for business portraits, editorial portraits, glamour portraits, bridal portraits, and more

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Basic 35mm Photo GuideFIFTH EDITION

Craig Alesse

108 pages 9"x8" 178 photographs ISBN 1-58428-030-1 $12.95 list Order number: 1051

THE ULTIMATE, LOW-COST CAMERA GUIDE! TEACHES BEGINNERS THE BASICS OF SLR PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE NO OTHER BOOK.

Covers what the cameras instruction manual left out. Popular Photography How I wish I had seen a copy of this when I started photography. Jay Pees,Warren, PA

seller is written and fully illustrated in a step-by-step, easy-to-understand format that teaches beginners the basics of 35mm photography like no other book. Amply illustrated every step of the way, this book features the latest in autofocus cameras and all of the most commonly used films. Included are techniques for loading and unloading your camStep-by-Step Format era, focusing for manual and automatic cameras, exposure control (including how to select the right f-stop and shutter speed combination), and controlling depth of field. The book also features techniques for using in-camera or handheld light meters, successful electronic flash techniques, tips for improving your composition, as well as lens and camera care. Presented in short, easy-to-digest sections that facilitate learning, this book is a must-have resource for those new to 35mm photography.

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HIS TOTALLY UNIQUE, COMPLETELY UP-TO-DATE BEST-

FREE DEALER DISPLAY WITH PURCHASE OF 12 COPIES!

201,000 sold worldwide!3

Professional Techniques for Digital Wedding PhotographySECOND EDITIONJeff Hawkins and Kathleen Hawkins

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ET THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED IN

128 pages

digital wedding photography. From 81/2"x11" selecting equipment, to building an effi- 95 color images cient digital workflow, to increasing your index profits, the authors show you how to make ISBN 1-58428-110-3 digital work for you. Youll learn how to $29.95 list discuss digital technology with your Order number: 1735 clients, develop effective marketing strategies, retouch, and even add special effects to your images.

Advanced Digital Camera TechniquesJack and Sue Drafahl

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EARN TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DIGITAL

128 pages

imaging using techniques that will 81/2"x11" enhance your results and maximize your 200+ color images creativity. In this book, Jack and Sue index Drafahl teach you the skills youll need to ISBN 1-58428-099-9 take your images to the next level. Youll $29.95 list learn how to select the best exposure mode Order number: 1758 for various subjects; create motion in your photographs using controlled shutter speeds, camera movement, and zoom techniques; take 360-degree panoramas; edit, catalog, and print your images; and much more.

New!Big Bucks Selling Your PhotographyTHIRD EDITIONCliff Hollenbeck

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EARN THE INS AND OUTS OF THE PHOtography business and gain the musthave marketing skills you need to make it in this highly competitive field. Includes a list of marketing resources and sample forms that can be copied for business use.

This is a no-nonsense, hard-nosed, nitty-gritty exploration of a tough, competitive business.

144 pages 81/2"x11" 30 b&w images appendix, index ISBN 1-58428-127-8 $17.95 list Order number: 1177

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The Portrait Photographers Guide to Posing

Bill Hurter

128 pages 81/2"x11" 200 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-126-X $29.95 list Order number: 1779 THE VERY NATURE OF POSING IS CHANGING. WILL YOU STAY ON THE CUTTING EDGE OR BE LEFT BEHIND?

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Posing basics, refinements, and strategies for clients of all ages Corrective posing techniques that will help you flatter every client Techniques for digital and film-based photographers Posing for weddings, families, children, and more 200 striking images from the top photographers in the industry

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OSING IN PORTRAITURE HAS A TRADITION OF CLASSICAL

elegance. The great portrait photographers of today havent forgotten the fundamental rules of the past, of course, but they prefer to interpret them less formallyand the result is portraits that range from beautifully natural to utterly dynamic. In this book, Bill Hurter, the editor of Rangefinder magazine, teaches you the classical rules of posingand when to break them. Featuring techniques for all types of portraiture (from weddings and families, to children and high-school seniors), youll learn simple ways to flatter the human form. Corrective posing techniques are also provided, helping you to make every client look their best. With 200 beautiful portraits and advice from the top shooters in the portrait industry, this book is filled with ideas that will help you create better portraitsimages that will please your clients and help you meet both your artistic and financial goals.

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Wedding Photography with Adobe Photoshop

Rick Ferro and Deborah Ferro

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EVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO MAKE

128 pages

your images look their best, add artis- 81/2"x11" tic effects, and boost sales. From shooting 150 color images techniques, to step-by-step instructions for index color correcting and retouching your ISBN 1-58428-095-6 images, to ideas for creating savvy market- $29.95 list ing pieces that will set your studio apart, Order number: 1753 the authors show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to correct problem images, add stand-out artistic effects, streamline your workflow, and realize your financial and artistic goals.

Photographers Guide to the Digital PortraitSTART TO FINISH WITH ADOBE PHOTOSHOPAl Audleman

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HOTOSHOP PUTS NEARLY UNLIMITED CON- 128 pages trol into the hands of the portrait photog- 81/2"x11" rapher. You can now retain control of every 120 color images aspect of the image-making processfrom index capture, to retouching, to outputwith min- ISBN 1-58428-118-9 imal expense and in little time. This book $29.95 list will show you how to set your Photoshop Order number: 1771 preferences, correct color, use the programs powerful tools to fix image flaws, sharpen portraits, crop your photographs, and much more.

Group Portrait Photography HandbookBill Hurter tographing groups is particularly chal- 81/2"x11" lenging. In this book, Bill Hurter takes a 120 color photographs critical look at the art of group portraiture, glossary, index providing the information you need to ISBN 1-58428-082-4 select the right equipment and locations, $29.95 list and guiding you in orchestrating effective Order number: 1740 groupings, flattering poses, and a cohesive look. Covering tips and techniques for working with groups of all sizesfrom couples to the giant staff of a corporationthis book provides strategies you can rely on to yield unmatched results.

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F ALL THE PORTRAIT SPECIALTIES, PHO-

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New!Portrait PhotographyTHE ART OF SEEING LIGHTDon Blair with Peter Skinner experience, master photographer Don Blair shows you the lighting techniques he relies on when creating his timeless images. Youll learn to really see light and truly harness its best features, both in the studio and on location. Covering all the steps needed to create portraits with lasting impact, Blair begins with techniques for finding (or creating) great backgrounds and preparing for the shoot. Next, youll learn how to modify and enhance the light and meter with confidence for consistent results. Also included are lighting ideas appropriate for designing family portraits, childrens portraits, executive portraits, group portraits, and more.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photos index ISBN 1-58428-131-6 $29.95 list Order number: 1783

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RAWING ON MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS

FEATURES:

Techniques for film and digital photography Ideas for making the most of bare bulb flashindoors and out Using punch-panel lights, parabolic lights, and spotlights to refine your lighting style Creating special lighting effects

New!Studio LightingA PRIMER FOR PHOTOGRAPHERSLou Jacobs Jr. world of studio photography and gain a better command over your images, then this is the book for you. Whether your interest lies in portrait photography or shooting still lifes, youll learn exactly what equipment you need to set up a studio of your owneither in a temporary site, like your own living room, or in a commercial studio. Next, youll learn in-demand lighting strategies from the ground up. Youll discover the effects that hard lighting and soft lighting create, as well as how to use low and high key lighting to the best effect. Youll also learn how to meter for the best possible exposure, how to ensure good contrast, and how to modify light to perfectly control its effect on your imageevery time. Perfect for both digital and film photographers.128 pages 81/2"x11" 190 color photos index ISBN 1-58428-135-9 $29.95 list Order number: 1787

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F YOURE READY TO DELVE INTO THE

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Using single- and multiple-light setups Employing umbrellas, softboxes, reflectors, and other modifiers to adjust the quality of light Includes techniques for both digital and film photographers

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Beginners Guide to Adobe Photoshop , SECOND EDITION

Michelle Perkins

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AKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS LOOK THEIR

best, create original artwork, and add unique effects to any image. This comprehensive book focuses on the tools you will use every day, with every image. Youll learn how to add text, retouch and color correct your photos, and much more.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 300 color images index ISBN 1-58428-108-1 $29.95 list Order number: 1732

Gives short, easy-to-use techniques that allow readers to put their skills to work right away with PC or Macintosh versions of Photoshop. PhotoStockNotes (PhotoSource International)

Traditional Photographic Effects with Adobe Photoshop , SECOND EDITION

Michelle Perkins and Paul Grant

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DD TRADITIONAL EFFECTS TO ANY IMAGE.

From handcoloring, to soft focus, to toning, youll be amazed at the ease with which great results can be achieved. Best of all, every effect is reversible, so you can experiment without losing a single image.

Step-by-step instructions are provided showing the entire process from opening an image to adding those final touches that can make the critical difference between producing an adequate digital image and an exceptional one. Shutterbug

128 pages 81/2"x11" 150 color images index ISBN 1-58428-109-X $29.95 list Order number: 1721

Color Correction and Enhancement with Adobe Photoshop

Michelle Perkins

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AXIMIZE YOUR IMAGE QUALITY WITH

Adobe Photoshops automated tools and more sophisticated color tools. Youll learn to restore the color and contrast to faded or yellowed prints; eliminate color casts; ensure that color matches from image to image; reproduce skin tones accurately; and take control of your images!

128 pages 81/2"x11" 300 color images index ISBN 1-58428-123-5 $29.95 list Order number: 1776

Learn how to maximize colour quality and and begin creating images that accurately reflect your creative vision. Photo Life

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Beginners Guide to Photographic LightingTECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS IN THE STUDIO OR ON LOCATION

Don Marr

128 pages 81/2"x11" 150 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-133-2 $29.95 list Order number: 1785 MASTER THE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES USED BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ACHIEVE FLAWLESS IMAGES

FEATURES:

Understanding the principles of lighting Metering techniques for reliable results Using gels, flags, and reflectors Techniques for working in mixed lighting situations Employing continuous light sources for creative effects How lighting can be used to enhance texture Lighting techniques for portraits, still lifes, architectural images, and more

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FFECTIVE LIGHTING CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A

so-so image and an expertly crafted one. Don Marr takes the intimidation factor out of learning lighting. Never again will you look at your negatives or monitor and wonder what happened. Instead, youll learn how to take control, fix any problems that occur, and experiment with lighting in a variety of productive and creative ways. Designed for advanced amateurs and photography students, this book is packed with practical, step-by-step lessons that take you from start to finish. From the basic concepts of lighting, to single-light setups, and on to multi-light images, exercises are presented for each topic, making it easy to follow along using your own lights and subjectseither in your studio or on location. Requiring only minimal equipment for impressive, highly professional results, this is the perfect guide for photographers who are ready to take control of their imagesand take their photography to the next level.

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Posing for Portrait PhotographyA HEAD-TO-TOE GUIDE

Jeff Smith

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-134-0 MASTER THE ART OF POSING CLIENTS TO CREATE PORTRAITS THAT SELL THEMSELVES $29.95 list Order number: 1786

most beautiful subjects on earth. Handled poorly, that same subject can appear awkward and even unappealing to viewers. Whether youre just starting out or are looking to expand your posing repertoire, this book will teach you how to craft a variety of polished, dynamic poses that accent the clients best features and ensure a salable image. Starting with the head and shoulders, youll learn to pose the parts of the body that appear in every portraitand make them look their very best. Posing the arms and hands is detailed as well, with ideas for both men and women. Next, posing suggestions for flattering the torso and bustline are provided, and client-pleasing strategies for slimming the hips and thighsa special concern for many femalesare covered in detail before moving on to proper posing of the feet. With added attention devoted to corrective posing tips that will help you to target clients problem areas, a look into the various posing genres, and pointers on how not to pose, this is a resource youll use time and again.

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HE HUMAN FORM, MASTERFULLY POSED, CAN BE ONE OF THE

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Understanding the styles of poses and determining what will best suit an individual clients needs Posing all types of portraitsfrom headand-shoulders to full-length shots Identifying common problems that ruin otherwise attractive posesand how to fix them Tailoring the pose to each clients figure and personal style Posing the entire body from head to toe with specialized tips for men vs. women Adjusting the lighting for consistent results as you change a subjects pose Posing couples and larger groups Mastering studio and location posing techniques

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New!Classic Portrait PhotographyFROM A

TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERWilliam S. McIntosh

capture flawless images of portrait subjects in every imaginable situation from posing and lighting large groups in the studio, to orchestrating expertly crafted on-location shots that even the most discriminating client will cherish. Whether you prefer creating portraits digitally or are still working with film, master photographer Bill McIntoshs hard-won tips and techniquesand his resultant timeless imageswill inspire you to take your own imaging to the next level. Containing a vast array of imagesfrom business portraits, to family portraits, to photos of the cultural artsthis book truly offers something for everyone.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-132-4 $29.95 list Order number: 1784

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ISCOVER THE TECHNIQUES REQUIRED TO

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Techniques for black & white and color portraits Cultural arts, military, business, and garden portraits Understanding the qualities that make a portrait a classic

New!Professional Model PortfoliosA STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Billy Pegram that will get your clients noticed and hired! This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to know to amplify your clients potential both in front of the camera and in her portfolio. Youll learn to get started with new models, create a range of looks for each client, and design an effective portfolio. Youll also get inside information on the modeling industry as well as practical techniques for developing your clients look to suit the needs of the American, Asian, or European market. This book includes sample forms, three complete model portfolios, and helpful hints from agents and modeling consultants.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-137-5 $29.95 list Order number: 1789

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REATE STAND-OUT MODEL PORTFOLIOS

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Techniques for both digital and film photographers Working with women, men, and children Building portfolios that will get your clients noticed by agents and potential employers

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR

Childrens and Family PortraitureKathleen Hawkins swing. And if you own a studio that 81/2"x11" caters to children and families and havent 130 color images made the switch, the time to make the index transition is now. In this book, youll learn ISBN 1-58428-117-0 why going digital will result in enhanced $29.95 list creativity, better production, fabulous Order number: 1770 images, and a bigger profit than ever before. With Kathleen Hawkinss easy-to-use strategies and techniques, youll quickly be able to fulfill all of your professional goals, making what once seemed a dream a reality.

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HE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IS IN FULL

128 pages

PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES FOR

Digital PhotographersBob Coates

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UTHOR BOB COATES BRINGS TOGETHER

128 pages

sixteen experts from various photo- 81/2"x11" graphic genres to discuss the digital phe- 100 color photographs nomenon, providing you with real insight index into the impact that digital technology has ISBN 1-58428-119-7 had on the industry and a look at what the $29.95 list future holds. Featuring images and tech- Order number: 1772 niques from photographers in variety of genresfrom portrait and commercial artists, to specialists in the field of color management, to aerial photographers, to nature photographers, this timely resource is well suited to every photographer.

The Digital Darkroom Guide with Adobe Photoshop

Maurice Hamilton made possible with Adobe Photoshop, you can easily lose sight of the bigger picturethe quality of your image. In this unique book, author Maurice Hamilton provides step-by-step instructions for finetuning your images, allowing you to bring out, rather than mask, the true spirit of each image to produce fine art. Youll learn to adjust the brightness, contrast, and color balance of your images to ensure that the full potential of each is achieved.

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ITH THE MYRIAD SPECIAL EFFECTS

128 pages 81/2"x11" 140 color images index ISBN 1-58428-121-9 $29.95 list Order number: 1775

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Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait PhotographyNorman Phillips KEY OF AN IMAGE DESCRIBES ITS overall tonal range. In low key images, the tones in the clothing, props, and background are primarily dark. While simple in theory, creating this style presents some unique challenges. Fortunately, this book will show you how to create a studio setup, use window light, and employ natural light on location. Readers will also learn how to meter accurately for perfect exposures, select an ideal background, and compose low key images.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-120-0 $29.95 list Order number: 1773

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Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait PhotographyNorman PhillipsN A HIGH KEY IMAGE, THE OVERALL TONAL range is primarily white or light. While the photographic genre seems simple enough in theory, achieving this classic look presents numerous lighting and exposure challengeseven for seasoned pros. From studio to location shoots, youll learn how to meter accurately for perfect exposures, select an ideal background (and modify it during the session to add increased interest), and compose elegant, high key images that your clients will adore.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs appendix, index ISBN 1-58428-075-1 $29.95 list Order number: 1736

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Fantasy Portrait PhotographyCREATIVE TECHNIQUES AND IMAGESKimarie Richardson and your own creativity to design themed portraits that are perfectly suited to each clients unique personality. Author Kimarie Richardson offers tips on creating 1940s glamour portraits, handpainted masterpieces, and sepia-toned family photos and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the costuming, prop and backdrop selection, lighting, and exposure used to create each priceless portrait. Includes techniques for men, women, children, infants, and groups.128 pages 81/2"x11" 90 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-124-3 $29.95 list Order number: 1777

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SE ELABORATE COSTUMES, MYSTICAL SETS,

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The Best of Wedding PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROSBill Hurter

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EARN THE TECHNIQUES USED BY PROFES-

128 pages

FEATURES:

Master the critical skills, including lighting, posing, exposure, and more 150 photos portraits from awardwinning professionals Photo strategies for individuals and groups

sional wedding photographersfrom 81/2"x11" how they identify and capture that per- 150 color photos fect, romantic moment, to the critical glossary, index skills they rely upon every time they step ISBN 1-58428-085-9 behind the camera. $29.95 list Youll learn the skills needed to create Order number: 1747 flattering, attractive poses of the bride and groom, the wedding party, and family. Also covered are camera techniques for working effectively with natural light. Youll learn about classic and contemporary wedding image styles, discover how to anticipate and prepare for the cant-miss shots, and even how to present proofs and design an effective album. With tips, techniques, and gorgeous traditional and cuttingedge images from dozens of the top shooters in the industry, this book is a key resource for photographers who truly want to create top-quality wedding images.

The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROSBill Hurter

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O BEHIND THE SCENES TO DISCOVER

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Tips and images from the industrys top teen and senior photographers Marketing and sales strategies that will set your business apart Making your clients look their best Techniques for both digital and film photography

how award-winning photographers create memorable portraits of teens and seniors, capturing images that please both seniors and their parentsand stand the test of time. Beginning with a review of the industry and its practices, youll learn how senior photography has evolved from simple yearbook photos into a highly creative and demanding genre. Next, youll learn how to communicate effectively with teens and use creative lighting and posing to design images that reflect their individuality and style-conscious tastes. Youll also learn how to tailor your marketing strategies to this savvy demographic, get ideas for special profit-boosting promotions, and see how specializing in senior portraits has worked for many top photographers. Filled with practical, image-enhancing advice and 200 expertly crafted portraits, this book is an ideal resource for those seeking success in this dynamic field.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 200 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-111-1 $29.95 list Order number: 1766

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The Best of Wedding PhotojournalismTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROSBill Hurter128 pages 81/2"x11" 175 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-122-7 $29.95 list Order number: 1774

strategies that award-winning wedding photojournalists use to capture the fleeting emotions and romantic moments of the bride and grooms special day. Acclaimed Author Bill Hurter draws on the experience of over thirty-five top professional photographers to teach you the skills they use to document each moment as it unfolds. From the pre-wedding preparations, to the ceremony and reception, wedding photojournalists work almost invisibly, remaining constantly alert as they evaluate the events, people, lighting, and compositional possibilities around them. In this book, youll see how professionals identify the moments that will make great images and capture them in an instant. From start to finish, this book is a key resource for photographers who want to produce creative wedding images that are spontaneous and full of emotion.

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HIS INFORMATIVE BOOK REVEALS THE

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Making the average extraordinary Emergency backup equipment needs Using an unobtrusive approach to capture reality as it unfolds Techniques for both digital and film photographers

The Best of Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROSBill Hurter everything you need to know about posing, eliciting expressions, creating dynamic compositions, utilizing traditional lighting setups, metering to ensure proper exposure, and much more. Bill Hurter, editor of Rangefinder magazine, has compiled 200 of the most unforgettable images from some of the biggest names in portrait photography to amply illustrate the to-the-point text. Youll learn how to best pose and light children and compose family portraits; how to create poses that flatter your clients; and how to utilize dynamic compositional forms that will keep viewers locked in to your image. Filled with page after page of practical, hard-won advice, Hurter rounds out the book with a portfolio section that provides an inside look at the working habits, styles, and strategies of the industrys most successful pros. Whether you shoot digitally or prefer film capture, this guide will help you make the most of every portrait session, in-studio or on location.128 pages 81/2"x11" 200 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-101-4 $29.95 list Order number: 1760

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HIS INDISPENSIBLE GUIDE CONTAINS

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Refining every aspect of your subjects appearance with timeless techniques Creating outstanding environmental, fashion, executive, and senior portraits Images, tips, and techniques from top photographers in the industry

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The Best of Nature PhotographyIMAGES AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE PROSJenni Bidner and Meleda Wegner endary photographers such as Jim Zuckerman and John Sexton create their one-of-a-kind, captivating images? Here is your opportunity to follow in their footsteps as these and other top photographers capture the beauty and drama of nature. Youll gain insight into the shooting techniques of the industrys most notable nature photographers, visit their favorite locations, read stories about once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunities, and learn how each has learned to express his or her unique creative vision. Pairing fascinating text with 260 stunning images of every imaginable subjectfrom flowers, to insects, to sea life, this book provides an inspiring look at the working habits and techniques of photographers who risk their equipment, their personal safetyand sometimes their livesto produce worldclass images of nature.

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AVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW LEG-

128 pages 81/2"x11" 260 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-084-0 $29.95 list Order number: 1744

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Bird photography with Arthur Morris Wildlife, nature, and travel photography with Jim Zuckerman Fine art, black & white images of nature from John Sexton Insect close-ups with Roger Eritja

The Best of Childrens Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROSBill Hurter tographers create memorable portraits that capture the magic of childhood. In this book, Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter draws on the work and experience of over twenty top professional photographers in the portrait industry. In it, youll learn the creative and technical skills they apply every day, on every shoot. Beginning with equipment, youll learn how pros make their equipment work for them. Next, youll get an inside look at studio lighting for childrens portraits. Youll also learn how pros FEATURES: Professional techniques for relaxed, approach posing, and the techniques they use to generate pricenatural posing less expressions. Also featured are helpful techniques for clothing The psychology of working with children selection and composition, as well as tips on the psychology of of all ages working with children. Composing engaging portraits Closing with a sales-boosting discussion on creating storyOutdoor and window lighting techniques telling albums, this book provides creative insight and techniques portrait photographers can apply immediately for stunning results.

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ISCOVER HOW AWARD-WINNING PHO-

128 pages 81/2"x11" 175 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-092-1 $29.95 list Order number: 1752

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New!Beginners Guide to Adobe Photoshop Elements

Michelle Perkins thought, If only . . . if only Moms eyes werent closed, if only there wasnt that ugly light switch on the wall, if only the exposure wasnt so dark. The list goes on and onand thats where Adobe Photoshop Elements comes in. Featuring many of the powerful tools found in Adobe Photoshop (but at a bargain price), Elements lets you fix the problems that commonly affect photo quality, making all of your images look their very best. Whether you have a simple problem to fix or need to fine-tune multiple aspects of your image, this books concise, targeted approach will allow you to read up on and execute only the improvements you need and in minimal time.128 pages 81/2"x11" 300 color images index ISBN 1-58428-138-3 $29.95 list Order number: 1790

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E HAVE ALL TAKEN PICTURES AND

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The basics of working with digital images in Elements Cropping and rotating images Working with layers and selections to take total control of your images Adjusting color, exposure, and contrast

New!Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop

A GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERSJack and Sue Drafahl your images quickly and easily with these software accessories that run within Adobe Photoshop and other popular digital imaging programs. With plug-ins, you can amplify your digital imaging experience beyond your wildest dreams. This book outlines the available tools and introduces cant-miss special effects like lightning, puffy white clouds, lighting effects, and puzzle pieces. Also featured are plug-ins for making basic image corrections; adding photographic effects, text effects, patterns, distortions, and creative borders; and even improving the quality of image compression. Whether youre interested in learning more about plug-ins and how theyre used or want to add to your existing collection, this book will open your eyes to a whole new realm of imaging possibilities.128 pages 81/2"x11" 175 color photos index ISBN 1-58428-129-4 $29.95 list Order number: 1781

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AKE PROFOUND IMPROVEMENTS TO

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Determining plug-in compatibility and installing plug-ins into Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements How plug-in managers can help you to track and access your plug-ins Resources for finding new plug-ins

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Studio Portrait Photography of Children and Babies, SECOND EDITIONMarilyn Sholin

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REATE MASTERFUL, UNIQUE, AND HEART-

warming portraits of your youngest subjects. Includes techniques for creating a rapport with young clients, constructing flexible lighting setups, clothing selection, eliciting priceless expressions, selecting supportive and decorative props, and more.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 80 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-069-7 $29.95 list Order number: 1657

Sholin delves into the unique psychological perspectives that a photographer needs to know to get great photographs of infants, babies, toddlers and preschool-age children. . . . PhotoGraphic

Creative Techniques for Color PhotographyBobbi Lane

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EARN EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO

128 pages

know about working with color, from 81/2"x11" a discussion on the electromagnetic spec- 250 color photographs trum, to the visible spectrum and prisms, index to how humans perceive color. Youll learn ISBN 1-58428-104-9 how color is rendered by various films vs. $29.95 list digital cameras, and how push- or pull- Order number: 1764 processing can help you achieve the results youre after. Lane also covers the effects of time of day, weather, color temperature, and filters on the final image, showing you how to create the intensely vivid, one-of-a-kind images you desire.

Success in Portrait PhotographyMARKETING AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR STUDIO OWNERSJeff Smith develop an effective marketing strate- 81/2"x11" gy and avoid common mistakes. Youll also 100 color photographs learn how to structure your prices, devel- index op a realistic budget, and reduce operating ISBN 1-58428-088-3 costs. Time management techniques, which $29.95 list are exceptionally important for the self- Order number: 1748 employed, are also covered in detail. Packed with efficiency-boosting techniques and marketing ideas, this book is an important resource for any photographer.

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Master Posing Guide for Portrait PhotographersJ. D. Wacker128 pages 81/2"x11" 90 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-057-3 $29.95 list Order number: 1722

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with the daily challenge of positioning their subjects so they dont look posed. In this popular book, youll delve into the psychology and mechanics behind posing clients for the most flattering results.

Full of excellent example pictures of both good and not-so-good poses. There is even a special chapter on posing challenges that I found very useful. A fantastic photographic resource. Photo-Seminars.com

Professional Marketing & Selling Techniques for Wedding PhotographersJeff Hawkins and Kathleen Hawkins128 pages 81/2"x11" 80 color photographs sample forms, index ISBN 1-58428-053-0 $29.95 list Order number: 1712

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ULL AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION WITH

the must-read marketing and selling techniques in this book. Youll get smart tips on setting goals, defining demographics, and advertising and selling to clients that will set your studio apart.

The authors show you how to pinpoint your objectives, set timelines for achieving them and track your progress. Light and Shade

How to Photograph Your Babys First YearLaurie White Hayball and David Hayball stonesand theres no better time than the present to pick up a camera to capture those accomplishments. This unique book provides quick, surefire lessons that will vastly improve your images and spark creative photo sessions that should not be missed. With strategies for creating holiday portraits, casual images that document babys firsts, and heartwarming family portraits, this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide is a perfect read for busy parents.112 pages 6"x9" 70 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-105-7 $14.95 list Order number: 1765

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Corrective Lighting and PosingTECHNIQUES FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERSJeff Smith lenges of creating extraordinary portraits of the average client. Youll learn how to tactfully address clients problem areas, then use a variety of strategic posing and lighting techniques to slim the waistline, mask a double chin, and more.

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ORK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CHAL-

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-034-4 $29.95 list Order number: 1711

If youre serious about your portraits I can highly recommend Corrective Lighting and Posing as its full of ideas and tips that can only improve your images. Photo-Seminars.com

The Art and Techniques of Business Portrait PhotographyAndre Amyot business skills youll need in order to 81/2"x11" achieve success in this challenging field, 100 color photographs then follows through with discussions on index everything from finding your niche, to ISBN 1-58428-107-3 pricing portraits, to advertisingand even $29.95 list hiring a dependable assistant. Since creat- Order number: 1762 ing business portraits on location presents unique challenges, Amyot discusses some surprising strategies for lighting tight spaces, ensuring a safe environment, photographing industrial equipment, computers, and a great deal more.

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128 pages

Professional Digital PhotographyTECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING, SHOOTING AND IMAGE EDITINGDave Montizambert

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F YOURE EXPERIENCED IN BASIC DIGITAL

imaging, this book will provide the skills you need to take your imaging to the next level. Author Dave Montizambert discusses the latest advances in technology and provides techniques for color balancing your images, getting the best exposure, and calibrating your monitor for optimaland accurateimage viewing. Color theory, professional color printing, and Photoshop techniques are also discussed.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 120 color images glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-081-6 $29.95 list Order number: 1739

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New!Dynamic Wildlife PhotographyTECHNIQUES FOR CREATING CAPTIVATING IMAGESCathy and Gordon Illg128 pages 81/2"x11" 150 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-130-8 $29.95 list Order number: 1782

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are hard to impress. As a result, todays wildlife photographers need to be very savvy to succeed. This book will help you meet that challenge.

ODAYS VIEWERS OF WILDLIFE IMAGES

. . . a wonderful guide to taking pictures of wildlife that will go beyond the snapshot. . . . Rob Sheppard, editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine

Heavenly BodiesTHE PHOTOGRAPHERS GUIDE TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHYBert P. Krages, Esq. reach for the stars. If you have ever wanted to capture the glory of a shooting star, image a distant planet, or photograph an underexamined yet ever-present subject, this book is for you. With some basic skill, minimal photographic equipment, and a few intermediate-level astronomical tools, youll be on your way to getting the images you desire. Includes discussions on finding and identifying celestial objects, getting quality exposures, and finding the best locations.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-116-2 $29.95 list Order number: 1769

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EACH FOR YOUR CAMERA, AND THEN

New!Dont Take My Picture!THIRD EDITIONCraig Alesse taking fabulous photos of family and friends has been updated to include digital techniques. With advice on camera selection, shooting tips, lighting, composition, and creative presentation techniquesall addressed in short, simply written sectionsthis book will teach you how to capture your best-ever group portraits, candids, formals, and even action shots.104 pages 6"x9" 100 b&w photographs index ISBN 1-58428-153-7 $9.95 list Order number: 1099

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Outdoor and Location Portrait Photography, SECOND EDITIONJeff Smith

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UTHOR JEFF SMITH SHOWS YOU HOW TO

select the best equipment for outdoor and location photography, identify the perfect light, choose great settings, and pose your subjects to create beautiful portraits your clients will love. Youll also learn the business skills you need to schedule efficient location shoots and increase profits.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-070-0 $29.95 list Order number: 1632

The solid content and remarkable images . . . make this book a must for any photographer considering the portrait profession. Photo-Seminars.com

The Art of Black & White Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES FROM A MASTER PHOTOGRAPHEROscar Lozoya

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EATURING 100 CAPTIVATING IMAGES BY

128 pages

master photographer Oscar Lozoya, 81/2"x11" this book unveils the secrets you need to 100 duotone photos produce portraits with real personality. index Drawing on a subject base of average ISBN 1-58428-083-2 portrait clients, professional artists, and $29.95 list street people, Lozoya shows how to use Order number: 1746 elegant posing and lighting techniques to create mythical storytelling portraits. Youll also learn how Lozoya designs a set, selects proper clothing, adds makeup, and more.

Family Portrait PhotographyPROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES AND IMAGESHelen T. Boursier

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APTURE THE PERSONALITIES AND RELA-

tionships behind the faces of a family. This exceptional book will show you how to utilize new posing techniques, create masterful studio and location shots, learn to capture or create the most flattering lighting, and enhance your marketing and presentation skills.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 b&w/color photos appendix, index ISBN 0-936262-75-3 $29.95 list Order number: 1629

Different family/group pictures in every conceivable form of a pose . . . a virtual clip book of ideas about poses for groups. . . . Photo District News

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Professional Secrets of Natural Light Portrait PhotographyDouglas Allen Box128 pages 81/2"x11" 80 color photographs resources, index ISBN 1-58428-045-X $29.95 list Order number: 1706

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ATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE APPEALS

to photographers and clients because of its flattering, simple style and spontaneous, casual quality. In this book, youll learn how to work with direct sun and use window light, porch light, and shade to create portraits that suit your clients needs.

Technologies may change, but this core concept of photography doesnt: Better photos come with a better understanding of how light works. PC Photo

Professional Secrets for Photographing Children, SECOND EDITIONDouglas Allen Box128 pages 81/2"x11" 70 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-063-8 $29.95 list Order number: 1635TUDY THE POSING, COMPOSITIONAL, AND lighting techniques Box uses to create each beautiful portrait. This beautifully illustrated book includes numerous lighting diagrams plus posing and compositional strategies for individuals and groups for more artistic, heirloom-quality portraits of kids of all ages.

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Creative locations, posing and expressions make Douglas Boxs portraits of children warm, endearing, playful and unique. Light and Shade

Professional Secrets of Wedding Photography, SECOND EDITIONDouglas Allen BoxHIS BOOK PROVIDES YOU WITH TECHniques for posing the bride, groom, couple, wedding party, and family portraits, and shows you how to make the most of light on location. Outdoor photography is also covered in detail, along with shooting under artificial light, capturing the elegance of window lighting, and adding flash. Comprehensive exposure tips and lighting diagrams are included for each portrait, making each and every technique easy to duplicate or adapt.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 140 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-087-5 $29.95 list Order number: 1658

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Photographers Guide to Wedding Album Design and SalesBob Coates

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UPERCHARGE YOUR PROFIT LEVELS AND

128 pages

enhance your creativity with the tech- 81/2"x11" niques in this book. Whether youre inter- 150 color photographs ested in producing a traditional album or glossary, index prefer the cutting edge, the techniques and ISBN 1-58428-098-0 vast array of album designs in this book are $29.95 list sure to please. With tips for talking to Order number: 1757 clients about album styles and costs, as well as top-notch presentation strategies that will ensure larger sales, this book provides the inspiration you need to create outstanding albums and cultivate unparalleled professional success.

THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUIDE TO

Success in Print CompetitionPatrick RiceOOST YOUR CREATIVITY AND PROFES- 128 pages sional visibility by succeeding in PPA 81/2"x11" and WPPI print competitions. Author Pat- 100 color photos rick Rice, an experienced WPPI and PPA index judge, shows how this competitive process ISBN 1-58428-096-4 can help you to generate better photo- $29.95 list graphs and albums, attract more clients, Order number: 1754 and earn the respect of fellow photographers. Contains competition guidelines, tips and images from numerous top professionals, as well as helpful discussions on image selection, presentation, titling, and more.

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Web Site Design for Professional PhotographersPaul Rose and Jean Holland-Rose

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HETHER IT SHOWCASES WEDDING, POR-

128 pages

trait, or commercial work, your web 81/2"x11" site is your new storefrontand the best 100 color images way to introduce clients to your images glossary, index and services. In this book, youll learn how ISBN 1-58428-097-2 to build a high-impact web site that makes $29.95 list an impression and helps you turn web Order number: 1756 traffic into foot traffic. The authors cover every aspect of web designfrom logos, to background and image selection, to adding special effects, to menu bar design, to adding an e-mail link so clients can easily send correspondence, and more.

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THE ART AND BUSINESS OF

High School Senior Portrait PhotographyEllie Vayo insights and techniques that make her studio one of the biggest and most profitable senior portrait studios in the United States. Learn how to perfectly align your studio with high-school seniors needs to capture the demographic youre after. Vayo offers brilliant ideas for high-visibility advertising and marketing, client service, set design, and more.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-079-4 $29.95 list Order number: 1743

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HOTOGRAPHER ELLIE VAYO SHARES THE

Creative Lighting Techniques for Studio Photographers, SECOND EDITIONDave Montizambert and how to apply them to every subject you photograph. Youll learn to achieve complete control over light and shadow formation to create images that capture the unique shape, color, texture, and character of your subject. Drawing on images from professional assignments, Montizambert provides concrete, practical examples to illustrate each idea. Diagrams are included for every shoot, so you can easily duplicate or adapt every effect and become a studio lighting master.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-093-X $29.95 list Order number: 1666

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Posing and Lighting Techniques for Studio Portrait PhotographyJ. J. Allen128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-031-X $29.95 list Order number: 1697

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HIS BOOK INCLUDES DISCUSSIONS ON THE

psychology of posing, the use of diffusion filters and vignetting, and tips on producing high-impact close-ups with a teleextender. An annotated portrait gallery wraps up these discussions and reinforces the many concepts covered in the book.

Be sure to add this title to your library. Im sure youll find it hard to do without. Shutterbug

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Lighting and Exposure Techniques for Outdoor and Location Portrait PhotographyJ. J. AllenHE CHANGING LIGHT AND MORE COM- 128 pages plex settings of outdoor and location 81/2"x11" portraiture create many challenges for 150 color photographs photographers. J. J. Allen teaches the step- glossary, index by-step techniques you need to succeed ISBN 1-58428-077-8 from selecting portable equipment, to $29.95 list choosing a setting with flattering light. Order number: 1741 Youll learn to eliminate lighting and exposure problems and create flattering, consistent results.

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High Impact Portrait PhotographyCREATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR DRAMATIC, FASHION-INSPIRED PORTRAITSLori Brystan

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up artist, brings the high-end treatment usually reserved for models to all of her portrait clients. The simple steps she outlines will help you to create portraits that look like they belong in the pages of a J. Crew catalog or a fashion magazine.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 60 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-062-X $29.95 list Order number: 1725

Includes a collection of great, creative photographs of men, women, children and families. Photo Trade News

Photographers Guide to Shooting Model and Actor PortfoliosC. J. Elfont, Alan Lowy, and Edna Elfont

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REATE A SPECTACULAR PORTFOLIO WITH

the detailed yet easy-to-follow techniques covered in this book. From film processing, to shot selection, to packaging and pricing, this book explains how to create portfolios that will get your clients noticed.

If youre just starting out, or are considering portfolio photography as part of your services, dont miss this book. Photo-Seminars.com

128 pages 81/2"x11" 60 b&w/color photos index ISBN 1-58428-005-0 $29.95 list Order number: 1659

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Into Your Darkroom Step by StepREVISED EDITIONDennis P. Curtin96 pages 81/2"x11" 100 b&w images index ISBN 0-936262-06-0 $17.95 list Order number: 1093

ate images that are more expressive, less expensive, and better printed than those made at a commercial lab. This guide features clear, easy-to-follow descriptions and numerous helpful illustrations that will help you put your new skills to use.

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ET UP AND USE YOUR DARKROOM TO CRE-

Easy-to-understand explanations make this publication a stand-out . . . its the perfect book. Modern Photography

Build Your Own Home DarkroomREVISED EDITIONLista Duren and Will McDonald160 pages 81/2"x11" 100 b&w photographs index ISBN 0-936262-04-4 $17.95 list Order number: 1092

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HIS GUIDE IS AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE

for every phase of building a darkroom in your basement, spare room, closet, or bathroom. Youll find tangible, easyto-use information on darkroom design, ventilation, woodworking, enlargers, light boxes, and more.

A unique, helpful guide . . . loaded with drawings, photos, and easy-tofollow descriptive text. American Photographer

Toning Techniques for Photographic PrintsRichard Newman128 pages 81/2"x11" 125 b&w/color photos index ISBN 1-58428-074-3 $29.95 list Order number: 1742

ventilation, you can easily tone your images and achieve greater artistic expression. From the classic look of sepia, to rich archival toners, to toners in all the colors of the rainbow, this book allows you to use toners with confidence! Before and after images illustrate a variety of toning effects.

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The clarity of his examples and writing sheds great light on a subject that has been shrouded in mystery. Petersens PhotoGraphic

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Black & White Model PhotographyTECHNIQUES & IMAGESBill Lemon

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128 pages 81/2"x11" 60 b&w photographs index ISBN 0-936262-68-0 $29.95 list A brilliant showcase of this photographers Order number: 1577

REATE THE TOP-NOTCH MODEL PHOTOS

your clients deserve. Youll learn how to find and work with both new and experienced models, use light on location, emphasize each models best features, and more. Contains nude and lingerie shots.

unique style of glamour illustrations. Photo-Seminars.com

Professional Secrets of Nude & Beauty PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES IN BLACK & WHITEBill Lemon

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NHANCE A MODELS UNIQUE LOOK AND

learn how to make each beautiful feature pop. Technical information outlining the lighting equipment and setup, clothing selection, composition, and stylistic considerations is provided for each image.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 60 b&w photographs index ISBN 1-58428-044-1 $29.95 list Order number: 1709

Bill Lemon has a special gift for creating extraordinary beauty in both ordinary and beautiful people. Art Ketchum, Photographer/Author/Lecturer

Classic Nude PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGESPeter Gowland and Alice Gowland land and his wife and partner Alice Gowland analyze and explore the secrets behind the images that defined the modern field of glamour photography. Each photo is paired with detailed information on lighting and posing strategies, background and prop selection, and exposure.

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128 pages 81/2"x11" 120 duotone photos index ISBN 1-58428-040-9 $29.95 list Order number: 1710

The use of sunlight and a prop is just one of the tricks in Classic Nude Photography. . . . Playboy

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Photographers Lighting HandbookLou Jacobs Jr. light to portraits or still lifes created with the artificial variety, the detailed instructions in this book will help you to learn the techniques necessary to create stunning images of special places and important moments. This book covers all of the basic lighting techniques, including indoor and outdoor setups, light modifiers and filtration, and more. With some practice and a strong creative vision, youll produce top-notch resultswhether in a home studio or on location.128 pages 81/2"x11" 130 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-076-X $29.95 list Order number: 1737

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Macro & Close-up Photography HandbookStan Sholik and Ron Eggers120 pages 81/2"x11" 80 b&w/color photos glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-026-3 $29.95 list Order number: 1686

see. Designed with the 35mm shooter in mind, this book covers everything you need to know about capturing the extraordinary details of small subjects. The authors insightful text and amazingly sharp images illustrate how each technique can be used successfully every time.

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Comprehensive instruction is combined with images that illustrate every step of the processes. Photo Techniques

Professional Digital Portrait PhotographyJeff Smith a great number of important advantagesboth creatively and financially. Yet, because the learning curve is quite steep, many photographers find the transition to digital very frustrating. In this book, Jeff Smith, a studio owner and successful digital portrait photographer, walks you through every phase of the digital process, showing you how to integrate digital techniques, edit your images, retouch problem areas, add special effects, solve common problems, and more.128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-089-1 $29.95 list Order number: 1750

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Photo Retouching with Adobe Photoshop , SECOND EDITION

Gwen Lute

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EARN HOW PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRA-

phers retouch and restore photographs using only digital technology. Youll learn how to eliminate image flaws, sharpen photos, adjust poor exposure, remove distracting elements, composite two or more images, add vignettes, create 3D effects, and improve your images in myriad ways.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 150 color images index ISBN 1-58428-080-8 $29.95 list Order number: 1660

Be sure to acquire Photo Retouching because of its clear, straight-forward approach to the subject. Library Journal

Photo Salvage with Adobe Photoshop

Jack and Sue Drafahl

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HETHER YOU HAVE PROBLEM SLIDES,

128 pages

negatives, prints, or digital files, this 81/2"x11" is your step-by-step guide for restoring 200 color images themor making them look even better index than ever before. Youll learn to restore ISBN 1-58428-091-3 faded images, fix color balance and expo- $29.95 list sure issues, eliminate red-eye, remove Order number: 1751 scratches, counter processing errors, and more. As output know-how is essential to the salvage process, youll also learn how to print photos, prepare files for a digital lab, ready the images for a film recorder, or post them on the Internet.

The Master Guide for Wildlife PhotographersBill Silliker, Jr.

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128 pages

requires three ingredients: the right 81/2"x11" equipment, some skill at using it, and the 100 color photographs knowledge of a field naturalist. In this index book, master photographer Bill Silliker ISBN 1-58428-114-6 shows you how to use tracking strategies, $29.95 list calls, and blindstechniques traditionally Order number: 1768 used by hunters to get close to animalsto get intimate portraits of wild subjects. Youll discover how to work in this unique environment, select the best approach for your intended subject, dynamically compose the image, and much more.

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The Art of Photographing WaterRIVERS, LAKES, WATERFALLS, STREAMS & SEASHORESCub Kahn128 pages 81/2"x11" 70 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-060-3 $29.95 list Order number: 1724

ent in photographing water. Youll learn to select the best possible lenses, eliminate glare, use motion control techniques, and achieve perfect perspective.

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Includes techniques for evaluating and improving the composition of your images, [and] exposure tips for difficult lighting situations. PhotoStockNotes (PhotoSource International)

Beginners Guide to Nature PhotographyCub Kahn ever present. With the techniques in this book, beginners will learn how to produce consistently excellent nature photographsand avoid disappointing I dont know what happened! shots. With careful analysis of lens selection, focus, depth of field, and composition, beginners will see improvement with each image they shoot. Whether you enjoy creating nature photography with a point & shoot camera, an SLR, or a digital model, this book will put you on the path to success.96 pages 6"x9" 70 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-090-5 $14.95 list Order number: 1745

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Digital Imaging for the Underwater PhotographerCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR PHOTO ENHANCEMENT AND PRESENTATIONJack and Sue Drafahl224 pages 6"x9" 100 color images glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-061-1 $39.95 list Order number: 1727

imaging that are most important to underwater photographers, this popular book shows you how to rescue damaged photographs, correct flaws, and effectively show off your dazzling underwater images.

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OCUSING ON THE ASPECTS OF DIGITAL

This 224-page paperback is chock full of photos explaining the computer techniques for top-quality images. Undercurrent

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The Art of Bridal Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING AND POSINGMarty Seefer most important photos in a familys 81/2"x11" collection. In this book, master photog- 70 color photographs rapher Marty Seefer guides you through glossary, index the creation of location and studio shots, ISBN 1-58428-067-0 showing you how to build a set, choose a $29.95 list location, select a flattering pose, and create Order number: 1730 lighting that accents your subjects beauty. Includes techniques for capturing all the critical shots of the day.

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128 pages

The Portrait BookA GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERSSteven H. Begleiter you need to achieve great success in portraiture, and the places you need to go to find it. With page after page of personality-filled portraits that pop off of the page, image-enhancing tips and techniques, in-depth and enlightening interviews with photo editors from the New Yorker, Vibe, and Vanity Fair, a historic perspective of the art of portrait photography, and a host of indispensible portrait tips, this is the book youve been waiting for.

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HIS UNIQUE BOOK OUTLINES THE SKILLS

128 pages 81/2"x11" 130 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-112-X $29.95 list Order number: 1767

Professional Techniques for Pet and Animal PhotographyDebrah H. Muska

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F YOUVE MASTERED THE BASICS OF PEOPLE

128 pages

portraiture and want to adapt your skills 81/2"x11" to meet the challenges of photographing 110 color photographs pets and animals, this is the book for you. index Author Debrah H. Muska shows you how ISBN 1-58428-100-6 to ensure a pet-friendly studio, select the $29.95 list right equipment, and determine how to Order number: 1759 position animalsfrom cats and dogs to lizards and horsesto ensure the best results. With the skillful tips in this book, you can maximize your profits and produce cherished pet and animal photos that both owners and breeders will love.

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New!Power MarketingFOR WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERSMitche GrafO SUCCEED AS A PROFESSIONAL WEDding and portrait photographer, you need more than a love of photography. You need a marketing plan that lets potential customers know who you are, what you do, and why they should spend their hard-earned money on your products and services. Using the techniques in this book, youll learn how to design a surefire marketing plan that makes the most of your time and money and even allows you to have a life outside your studio. Whether you are just starting a photography business or are looking for ways to enhance an existing oneand whether your studio is based in a big city or a small townthe techniques in this book will put you on the path to success. Also features interviews and tips from top industry professionals.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photos index ISBN 1-58428-136-7 $29.95 list Order number: 1788

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Understanding your studios strengths and weaknessesand the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors Developing a marketing strategy with a hook that describes what you do best Designing an effective marketing plan

New!Professional Digital ImagingFOR

WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERSPatrick Rice

that over twenty top wedding and portrait photographers have used to maximize their financial and creative success, this book provides the information professionals need to select the right digital equipment, deal with a new type of workflow, fine-tune images in Photoshop, and market digital images with confidence. Including expert techniques for lighting and metering, easy step-by-step image editing strategies, tips on creating stand-out wedding albums, and advice on how to output the best quality images, this book is a musthave resource that will prove indispensible to all photographers from serious amateur to pro. Includes discussions on infrared imaging, website creation, digital handcoloring, and more.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 200 color photos index ISBN 1-58428-128-6 $29.95 list Order number: 1780

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EATURING THE MUST-HAVE TECHNIQUES

FEATURES:

Professional techniques for digital portrait and wedding photography Developing an efficient and productive digital workflow Editing and outputting your images Increasing your visibility in the market

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Infrared Photography HandbookLaurie White

The Art of Color Infrared PhotographySteven H. Begleiter

This is the definitive guide to creating otherworldly infrared images. Author Laurie White teaches you about the qualities of infrared radiation, how to select the best film and filter, how to best prepare for a shot, and what to expect when you get it. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 112p, 100 b&w photographs, White. (ISBN 0-936262-38-9) Order no. 1419.

Learn how to choose the best light sources for color infrared, how to previsualize the scene, and get the images you want. Includes techniques for portraiture, still lifes, and landscapes, as well as instruction on push-processing, the creative mixing of lights, and more. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 80 color photos, Begleiter. (ISBN 1-58428-065-4) Order no. 1728.

The Art of Infrared PhotographyFOURTH EDITION

Infrared Wedding PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES IN BLACK & WHITE

Joseph Paduano

Patrick Rice, Barbara Rice, and Travis Hill With discussions on selecting the right film and equipment, to choosing effective lighting, to posing for singles, couples, and groups, this book will show you how to incorporate otherworldly infrared images into your wedding photography repertoire. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 60 b&w photos, Rice, Rice, and Hill. (ISBN 1-58428-020-4) Order no. 1681.

If you feel confined by the limits of conventional photography, infrared film may be the answer. In this book, youll learn to previsualize the scene in infrared, store and handle film, use filters, tone and handcolor prints, create digital infrared images, and more. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 104p, 75 b&w/color photos, Paduano. (ISBN 0-936262-50-8) Order no. 1052.

Advanced Infrared Photography HandbookLaurie White Hayball

Infrared Landscape PhotographyTodd Damiano

This follow-up guide to Whites Infrared Photography Handbook delves deeper into the art of infrared photography. Youll learn how to troubleshoot your images, select developers for your negatives, and scan and digitize your infrared photos. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 100 b&w/color photos, White Hayball. (ISBN 1-58428-049-2) Order no. 1715.

Create breathtaking, ghostly landscapes with a roll of infrared film and the techniques in this book. Youll learn to identify the best subjects, compose powerful images, evaluate light and shadow, select the best exposure, and achieve perfect results in the darkroom. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 60 b&w photos, Damiano. (ISBN 0-936262-82-6) Order no. 1636.

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Camera Maintenance & RepairBOOK 1: FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES REVISED EDITIONThomas Tomosy160 pages 81/2"x11" 130 b&w images index ISBN 0-936262-86-9 $29.95 list Order number: 1158

how to clean mechanical, optical, and exterior components and disassemble and repair your camera. This book provides techniques for maintaining and repairing hundreds of cameras and accessories and includes 130 images and diagrams.

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HIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE SHOWS YOU

. . . a must-have for all camera owners and do-it-yourselfers. Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

Camera Maintenance & RepairBOOK 2: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Restoring Classic & Collectible CamerasThomas Tomosy

Thomas Tomosy

These advanced troubleshooting and repair techniques will help you to get your camera back into prime condition in no time. Includes step-by-step instructions for building an aperture and EV tester, repairing water, rust, sand, and fungus damage, and more. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 176p, 175 b&w photos, Tomosy. (ISBN 0-936262-58-3) Order no. 1558.

Perfect for collectors and hobbyists alike, the detailed instructions in this book will teach you how to repair and restore bellows, clean lenses and shutters, and more. Includes model-specific instructions and a helpful list of vendors and suppliers. $34.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 175 illustrations, Tomosy. (ISBN 0-936262-59-1) Order no. 1613.

Nikon Camera Repair Handbook

Leica Camera Repair Handbook

Thomas Tomosy

Thomas Tomosy

This guide covers disassembly, cleaning, and repair methods for specific Nikon cameras and accessories made between 1951 and 1985. Each model is discussed separately and paired with exhaustive photographic illustrations, making each procedure easy to follow. $39.95 list, 81/2x11, 160p, 200 b&w photos, Tomosy. (ISBN 1-58428-041-7) Order no. 1707.

Get all the skills you need to disassemble, repair, and adjust your classic Leica modelwith confidence! Tomosys step-by-step text and numerous illustrations guide you through each technique. Also includes sections on lenses, light meters, and other equipment. $39.95 list, 81/2x11, 144p, 200 b&w photos, Tomosy. (ISBN 0-936262-87-7) Order no. 1641.

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Legal Handbook for PhotographersTHE RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF MAKING IMAGESBert P. Krages, Esq.

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HOTOGRAPHERS WHO DO NOT UNDER- 128 pages stand their legal rights are likely to put 81/2"x11" themselves at risk. In this book, author 40 b&w photographs Bert Krages offers solid advice about pho- glossary, index tographing on private property or at crime ISBN 1-58428-059-X scenes, to dealing with film or equipment $19.95 list seizures, that will help you make well- Order number: 1726 informed decisions and achieve the confidence you need to capture images thatdue to skepticism about your legal rightsyou may have previously chosen to avoid.

Photographing Children in Black & WhiteHelen T. Boursier

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EARN THE TECHNIQUES THE PROS USE TO

capture portraits of children in black & white. Youll discover posing, shooting, lighting, and marketing techniques for portraiture in the studio or on location. Features tips on photographing groups, working with twins, selecting a location, effectively using natural light, and more.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 b&w photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-014-X $29.95 list Order number: 1676

If youre looking to improve your images and want some valuable advice from an expert, dont miss this book. Photo-Seminars.com

Photographers Filter HandbookA COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELECTION AND USEStan Sholik and Ron Eggers with this definitive guide on photo- 81/2"x11" graphic filters. Beginning with a primer on 100 color photographs light and filters, the authors cover the glossary, index impact of contrast, color temperature, and ISBN 1-58428-068-9 direction. Filters used in both color and $29.95 list black & white photography are discussed Order number: 1731 in detail. Finally, the authors show you how to use soft focus, multi-image, contrast, graduated, and other special-effects filters to achieve the results you desire!

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128 pages

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Creating World-Class PhotographyHOW ANY PHOTOGRAPHER CAN CREATE TECHNICALLY FLAWLESS PHOTOGRAPHSErnst Wildi128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-052-2 $29.95 list Order number: 1718

nically flawless photographs with the timeless tips contained in this beautifully illustrated, complete guide. Youll learn to optimize your use of lenses, exposure systems, flash, filters, and much more.

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Solid advice about tripods and the possibilities that are available with a motor drive, and a good deal more. . . . Hasselblad Forum

Zone SystemSTEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERSBrian Lav128 pages 81/2"x11" 80 duotone photos index ISBN 1-58428-055-7 $29.95 list Order number: 1720

approach to the exposure and development of black & white film. With the step-by-step approach presented in this book, anyone with basic camera and darkroom skills can easily learn the techniques needed to produce top-quality negatives and black & white prints.

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A well-crafted, well-presented, and easy-to-understand book. I highly recommend this book to any serious black & white photographer. Photo-Seminars.com

The Beginners Guide to Pinhole PhotographyJim Shull80 pages 81/2"x11" 40 b&w photographs glossary, index ISBN 0-936262-70-2 $17.95 list Order number: 1578

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a few common household items. The resulting film can be processed in your own homeand the photo quality may surprise you! With materials lists, exposure charts, a glossary, and more, this book contains all that first-time pinhole photographers will need to create great images.

This book is well thought out, well organized and well illustrated. . . . Photo-Seminars.com

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The Brides Guide to Wedding PhotographyKathleen Hawkins Every bride wants perfect wedding images. However, most lack the knowledge they need to hire a photographer and orchestrate the details involved in planning their wedding photography. Ideal for brides, this book makes a perfect client signing gift. $14.95 list, 9x6, 112p, 115 color photos, Hawkins. (ISBN 1-58428-094-8) Order no. 1755.

Storytelling Wedding PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES IN BLACK & WHITE

Barbara Box

Capture spontaneous moments and natural expressions as they unfold to create a unique record of the bride and grooms special day. Barbara Box provides a fresh perspective on shooting weddings and shows you how to create your own beautiful storytelling images. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 112p, 165 b&w photos, Box. (ISBN 0-936262-93-1) Order no. 1667.

Take Great PicturesA SIMPLE GUIDE

Medium Format CamerasUSERS GUIDE TO BUYING AND SHOOTING

Peter B. Williams Lou Jacobs, Jr. No matter their subject, all photographers want to take better pictures. Jacobs helps readers look critically at a scene or subject and develop a strategy for making the most of it. Filled with technical tips and artistic inspiration, this book will put you on the path to quality photos. $14.95 list, 9x6, 112p, 80 color photos, Jacobs. (ISBN 1-58428-102-2) Order no. 1761. The medium format camera is the tool of choice for most professionals. This book covers the qualities and features of panoramic, box cameras, and more. Also includes information on composition and updating your darkroom for medium format film processing. $19.95 list, 81/2x11, 112p, 80 b&w photos, Williams. (ISBN 1-58428-042-5) Order no. 1705.

Basic Scanning GuidePHOTOGRAPHERS AND OTHER CREATIVE TYPESFOR

Photographers Guide to Polaroid TransferSTEP-BY-STEP, SECOND EDITION

Rob Sheppard

Christopher Grey

Get the skills you need to set up your scanner, then use it to capture outstanding scans of your images. Covers how a scanner works, how to connect one, and basic scanning techniques (including simple image enhancements). $17.95 list, 81/2x11, 80p, 150 b&w photos, Sheppard. (ISBN 1-58428-039-5) Order no. 1702.

Learn how Polaroid transfer can help you create beautiful photographic images. Grey provides instruction on transferring Polaroid images to virtually any surface, including paper, wood, plastic, metal, glass, and rock. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 100 color photos, Grey. (ISBN 1-58428-064-6) Order no. 1653.

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Portrait Photographers HandbookSECOND EDITION

Bill Hurter

128 pages 81/2"x11" 175 color images glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-140-5 $29.95 list Order number: 1708 THIS EXTRAORDINARY GUIDE PAIRS OVER 175 HEART-STOPPING IMAGES WITH ADVICE FROM THE TOP PORTRAIT ARTISTS IN THE INDUSTRY

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Advice from over 45 top portrait photographers in the industry 175 all-new photographs and lighting diagrams Techniques for digital and film-based imaging Posing and composition techniques Updated to include additional discussions on digital capture and digital image editing Creating traditional darkroom effects with Adobe Photoshop

top-notch portraits of individuals, couples, and large groups. Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter covers everything you need to know about equipment selection, constructing flattering lighting setups, metering for perfect exposures, executing flawless poses, and much more, pulling together all of the hottest tips and images from the biggest names in the portrait industry. With the techniques in this book, you will learn how to ensure the best possible capture with your film or digital cameraboth in the studio and on location. Youll also learn how to construct a dynamic, eye-catching composition, how to digitally enhance images with Photoshop, and much more. The ample lighting diagrams provided will help you to emulate a wide variety of portrait looks with your own subjects.A complete, fully comprehensive guide for portrait photographers. Packed with invaluable information. Light and Shade

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Step-by-Step Digital PhotographyA GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS SECOND EDITIONFEATURES:

Ample photographic illustrations show you how to hold your camera, load memory cards, install batteries, and begin taking pictures Composition tips for producing dynamic, eye-catching digital images Understanding digital file formats Setting your cameras ISO for the best possible photographs Lens selection for digital SLRs Caring for and cleaning your camera Updated with images of the latest digital camera models

Jack and Sue DrafahlHETHER YOU ARE NEW TO PHOTOG- 112 pages raphy or are just trying to master 9"x6" your first digital camera, this newly 185 color photographs revised book will provide a step-by-step index path to success. Utilizing a highly visual ISBN 1-58428-141-3 approach, the authors provide 185 pho- $14.95 list tographs that show you exactly what you Order number: 1763 need to knowfrom installing the memory card and batteries, to taking your first shot. Once youre comfortable will all the basics, youll move on to learn techniques for maximizing your flash performance, selecting and using lenses for your digital SLR, using special exposure modes, taking close-up shots, adding photographic filters, and more.

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The Master Guide to Digital SLR CamerasRon Eggers and Stan Sholik reflex cameras were highly special- 81/2"x11" ized and used mainly by photojournal- 180 b&w photographs ists and a few photographers with big index budgets and lots of patience. However, ISBN 1-58428-143-X over the last few years, resolutions have $29.95 list climbed, digital SLRs have become easi- Order number: 1791 er to use, and prices have dropped making these high-quality cameras an option for serious amateurs and professional photographers. In this book, youll learn the essentials of digital imagingfrom image capture, to resolution, to file formats, and more. Youll also discover each cameras basic featuresinformation that will help you select the model that best suits your needs. Discussions and images provide insight on top models from major manufacturers.

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128 pages

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Understanding the basic features of digital SLRs How the market for digital SLRs is changing and growing Detailed discussions on top camera models by the premier manufacturers

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Wedding PhotographyCREATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING, POSING, AND MARKETING THIRD EDITIONRick Ferro

128 pages 81/2"x11" 125 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-142-1 $29.95 list Order number: 1649 LEARN THE SECRETS BEHIND THE CREATION OF SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE INDUSTRY

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Strategies for engagement sessions, pre-wedding bridal portraits, ceremony, and reception shots Posing tips for individuals, couples, and large groups Capturing emotion in traditional and photojournalistic images Techniques for website design Studio design strategies for real impact Marketing your studio to reach your target demographic Photographic tips for dazzling engagement and wedding shotsindoors and out Tips for high-impact wedding album designs

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REATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL IMAGES ARE EVERY BRIDE AND

grooms dream on their wedding day. But with so many details to orchestrate, how can you be sure to gather the information you need from your clients, develop effective portrait concepts, capture stand-out images of the bride, groom, their attendants, and familynot to mention drum up fabulous sales? In this start-to-finish guide, renown photographer Rick Ferro analyzes dozens of images, providing cant-miss tips that will help you to fine-tune every aspect of your images. With an increased focus on digital technologys role in every phase of the wedding photographers workfrom capture, to marketing, to website designand new, stunning images, this revised edition will help you achieve your creative and financial goals.

. . . generously illustrated with excellent color photographs, including both traditional wedding poses and creative techniques. Library Journal

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New!DUE NOVEMBER 2004

Digital Infrared PhotographyPROFESSIONAL AND IMAGES TECHNIQUES

Patrick Rice

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 b&w/color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-144-8 DIGITAL INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY IS GAINING POPULARITY WITH CLIENTSAND AT AN UNPRECEDENTED SPEED $29.95 list Order number: 1792

view of the people and places that surround us. Tones shift and take on a magical cast, and the resultant images have a mystical qualityone thats particularly well suited to clients who are looking for portraits with a certain edge. While infrared film is expensive, requires special handling, and can be unpredictable at best, the ability to create infrared images with a digital camera and proper filtration has revolutionized the genre. Photographers can quickly capture traditional color images, then craft the striking infrared images that will round outor makethe sale. Doing so is simple and, for the first time ever, you can preview the resultsand even share them with clients on the spot. With everything you need to know about digital infrared imagingfrom testing your cameras infrared sensitivity, to selecting the proper filtration, to enhancing the image with digital effects, to marketing your imagesyoull quickly gain the skills and inspiration you need to set your studio apart.

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NFRARED IMAGING OFFERS A SPECTACULAR, OTHERWORLDLY

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Infrared light theory Testing your camera for infrared sensitivity How infrared imaging depicts everyday objects Boosting contrast, grain, and the characteristic infrared glow in Photoshop Marketing tips for boosting infrared sales and setting your studio apart Digital infrared advice from some of the top wedding and portrait shooters in the industry

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The Best of Digital Wedding Photography

Bill Hurter

128 pages 81/2"x11" 175 color photographs glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-145-6 $29.95 list Order number: 1793 TAKE AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE GROUNDBREAKING IMAGES THAT ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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Tips, techniques, and 175 images from over 35 of the biggest names in the wedding photography industry Lighting and metering strategies for achieving perfect, highly saleable portraits Color management and device profiling techniques Basic album design principles and tips for template creation Backing up your digital files Maximizing sales through marketing and improved client relations

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UTHOR BILL HURTER TRULY HAS HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE

of the wedding portrait industry. In this book, he features a vast array of wedding images from more than 35 of the worlds finest wedding photographers. Sharing their technical tips and creative strategies, he covers everything from equipment selection to album design, providing you with a behind-the-scenes look at how the photographic elite craft their images, work with clients, and set the bar for photographers everywhere. Whether youre new to digital or are well practiced in its use, this book will help you fine-tune your imaging skills, streamline your workflow, boost your sales, and give you the dose of inspiration you need to churn out breathtakingly beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding albums that are perfectly suited to each client. Featuring 175 exquisite images, cutting-edge techniques, and straightforward advice, this book will educate, motivate, and inspire you to take your work to the next level.

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New!DUE DECEMBER 2004

Into Your Digital Darkroom Step by Step

Peter Cope

128 pages 81/2"x11" 300 color images glossary, index ISBN 1-58428-146-4 $29.95 list ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE CONTROL OVER YOUR IMAGES IN THE DIGITAL DARKROOM AND MAXIMIZE EVERY PHOTOGRAPHDIGITAL OR FILM Order number: 1794

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film image with the techniques in this book. With these simple instructions, youll quickly learn to produce effective image enhancements without wading through complex techniques for wild special effects and design tasks never intended for use by photographers. Written by a photographer, for photographers, this book teaches all of the indispensable techniques youll need to refine and output top-notch photographs time and again. Perfect for practitioners of every genre of photography and of any experience level, this guide begins with a look at how to select the necessary hardware and software. Youll also investigate the qualities of a digital image, including resolution, file size, file formats. Next, youll use downloadable images to gain hands-on experience in color correction, montage creation, retouching, tinting images, and repairing damaged images. From start to finish, this book offers the tools you need to polish each image for the best possible results.

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OAX THE VERY BEST QUALITIES OUT OF EVERY DIGITAL AND

Selecting the right hardware and software for your digital darkroom Understanding resolution, file sizes, file formats, and more Adjusting exposure and color balance in your images Cropping to remove distractions and improve perspective Easy and effective retouching strategies Adding text and artistic effects Outputting images for home or studio printing, lab output, and website use

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New!DUE DECEMBER 2004

Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour PhotographyStephen A. Dantzig, PsyDN FASHION AND GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAphy, nothing creates a mood quite like light. It can evoke a mysterious feel, a playful quality, or even a natural, sunkissed look that renders the model simply radiant. In this book, Dantzig outlines the basics of light theory, then moves to a discussion on metering. He describes the lighting equipment used by fashion and glamour photographers and advises on the best placement for lights when creating fashion shots and beauty images. Discussions on the additive nature of light, the angle of incidence=angle of reflectance law, working with models, and other savvy tips will leave you with greatly improved, highly marketable images.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 185 color images index ISBN 1-58428-147-2 $29.95 list Order number: 1795

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Identifying the best possible light sources and placement Capturing superb detail in the models hair and clothing How to develop a trusting relationship with your client

New!DUE JANUARY 2005

Profitable PortraitsTHE PHOTOGRAPHERS GUIDE TO CREATING PORTRAITS THAT SELLJeff SmithHERES NO DOUBT ABOUT ITA PHOtographers portrait style correlates directly to his or her profits. But photographic style doesnt just happen, and what works for one photographer wont necessarily work for the next. In order to make money in the portrait business, photographers need to determine just what it is that their target client is looking for and must endeavor to find the best possible means by which to fill that need. This book will help you to cut back on flashy gimmicks, learn to hone in on your target clients needs, and tailor your posing and lighting strategies to suit the intended portrait recipient.

128 pages 81/2"x11" 100 color photographs index ISBN 1-58428-152-9 $29.95 list Order number: 1797

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Supersizing your studios appeal Developing your unique portraiture style Using automated Photoshop applications Training your assistants to create your approved studio style For digital and film photographers

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New!DUE JANUARY 2005

Wedding and Portrait Photographers Legal HandbookNorman Phillips and Christopher S. Nudo, Esq.

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