Books

BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros, by Jim Miotke

This is my review of BetterPhoto Basics: The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Taking Photos Like the Pros, by Jim Miotke.
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Hasselblad & the Moon Landing, by Deborah Ireland | Book Review

This small but fascinating book was put together to commemorate the central role Hasselblad cameras played in capturing the moon landing.
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The Off-Camera Flash Handbook, by Vanessa Joy

Starting out with off-camera flash can be intimidating. This book aims to make it much less scary.
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Shooting in Sh*tty Light, by Lindsay Adler & Erik Valind | Book Review

This book will be of use to portrait, family, fashion, engagement, and wedding photographers shooting on location.
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Best Books on Macro Photography

I've been reviewing a bunch of books on macro photography. Here are my favorites so far.
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Understanding Close-Up Photography, by Bryan Peterson | Book Review

This book is a great choice for amateur and enthusiast photographers looking to open up new photographic possibilities by getting in close.
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The Garden Photography Workshop, by Andrea Jones | Book Review

Take a masterclass in garden photography as you tag along with a professional garden photographer as she works through the challenges and rewards while shooting a selection of beautiful gardens.
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Close Up Photography in Nature, by John and Barbara Gerlach | Book Review

A comprehensive instructional book on techniques and technicalities of capturing photos of flowers and insects you might find in your garden.
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Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers, by Alan Detrick | Book Review

A review of Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques, by Alan L. Detrick.
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Photographing Flowers, by Harold Davis | Book Review

A review of the book Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds, by Harold Davis.
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Wildlife Photography: From First Principles to Professional Results, by Richard Bernabe | Book Review

This new book from wildlife photographer Richard Bernabe is crammed with useful and practical information on capturing anything from the most exotic safari animals to the hidden gems in the wildlife in your backyard or local zoo.
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Extraordinary Everyday Photography, by Brenda Tharp & Jed Manwaring | Book Review

The authors of this book encourage you to apply fresh eyes to the world close to home to capture creative photos and ultimately become a better photographer.
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Color Management & Quality Output, by Tom Ashe | Review

Tom Ashe's Color Management and Quality Output is a comprehensive and authoritative book on the complex issue of color management, from creation to display.
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Best Books on the Nikon D3400

If you've just bought yourself a Nikon D3400, or even if you've had one for a while and are looking to make use of more of its features, here's a quick rundown of what I think are the best books on using this camera.
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Best Books on Taking Photos of Children and Families

One of my unsolicited pieces of advice I give to friends and family who are new parents is to take lots of photos. So here are some of my favorite books on taking photos of children and families.
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Your Family in Pictures, by Me Ra Koh | Photography Book Review

Photos of your kids are likely to be some of your most precious photos. This book aims to help you create better family keepsakes.
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Food Photography, by Corinna Gissemann - Book Review

Food photography isn't easy, but it's also very possible to take great photos without fancy gear or studios and with some basic techniques and tricks. Corinna Gissemann's new book shows you how.
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The Weekend Photographer | PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK REVIEW

This is my review of The Weekend Photographer by John Van Put, a book aimed at amateur photographers shooting for themselves while traveling.
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The Photographer's Guide to Making Money, by Karen Dorame | Review

The subtitle of this book is "150 Ideas for Cutting Costs and Boosting Profits." And that really sums up the book. Its goal is to help you think differently about what you're already doing.
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The Best New Books on Food Photography

Food photography isn't easy. It takes real skill to make food look inviting and tasty. Here are some of the best books to help.
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People Photography: Capturing Lifestyle for Art & Stock

Book review. Taking photos of people offers endless variety. Whether it's baby and kid photos, headshots of an aspiring actor, workers going about their work, or a family celebrating a special occasion, every photo has its own challenges and opportunities. This book aims to help.
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Adobe Photoshop for Underwater Photographers, by Jack and Sue Drafahl / Review

Review. There's much more to underwater photography than keeping your camera dry. This book outlines Photoshop post-production strategies for underwater photos.
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Review of The Underwater Photographer by Martin Edge

If you're looking to do any kind of underwater photography, this might well be just the book you're after.
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The Art and Business of Photography, by Susan Carr | Review

Book review of The Art and Business of Photography by Susan Carr, a practical look at the photography business in the modern photography market.
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Pocket Dictionary of Ethnic Foods

Do you know your pollo from your polo, your ghee from your gobi, your sangak from your samosa? Or, most importantly, your Marmite from your Vegemite? The Pocket Diction of Ethnic Foods might be just what you need to navigate the wonders and potential disasters of hard-to-decipher menus in foreign lands....
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