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A very good photo book

A very good photo book

But not really about picture taking. But all the more important: The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers By Peter Krogh O’Reilly If you do digital photography (to any extent) this is a book you should read. And who does not work digitally today? The book deals with different aspects of digital asset management […]

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Book Review: The Art of Photoshop CS2 Edition

Book Review: The Art of Photoshop CS2 Edition

The Art of Photoshop CS2 Edition Daniel Giordan Sams [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list.] It has been highly recommended: “one for pure pleasure and beauty”. It certainly looks very interesting judging from the description. This is what Amazon says about it: “Look over […]

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Book Review: Photographs That Sell and Sell…

Book Review: Photographs That Sell and Sell…

Photographs That Sell and Sell… Roger Antrobus Collins & Brown [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “Have you ever wondered if it is possible to make money from taking photographs ‘on spec.’? Many amateur photographers are capable […]

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Book Review: Adobe Photoshop Restoration and Retouching

Adobe Photoshop Restoration and Retouching Katrin Eismann New Rider [Have not yet read it but it is on my "Wanted" list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “Fully updates edition of the No. 1 selling book on using Photoshop for restoring and retouching any photograph…”

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Book Review: Photos That Sell: The Art of Successful Freelance Photography

Book Review: Photos That Sell: The Art of Successful Freelance Photography

Photos That Sell: The Art of Successful Freelance Photography Lee Frost David & Charles This is a book that gives you glimpses and pointers. Lots of interesting stuff and ideas on how to develop your photography business but perhaps not too much depth. Frost shows with some real examples from his own photography what pictures […]

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Book Review: Photoshop Masking Compositing

Book Review: Photoshop Masking Compositing

Photoshop Masking Compositing Katrin Eismann New Riders [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “Takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, […]

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Book Review: Photographier dans les lieux publics

Photographier dans les lieux publics La Documentation Française (12 mars 1998) [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list. Unfortunately it seems to be out of print. Couldn't get one from Amazon. Anyone has a copy to spare?] This book deals specifically with the rules and […]

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Book Review: Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

Book Review: Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies

Photoshop CS2 All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies Barbara Obermeier Hungry Minds Inc This is a heavy tome. Just over 800 pages (for the previous “CS” edition). It goes through most of the functions and features you need to know about Photoshop basics and Photoshop medium-advanced. It is a bit short on “theory” and background but […]

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Book Review: Le Photographe – Guide Pratique et Juridique pour le Professionnel et l’Amateur

Le Photographe – Guide Pratique et Juridique pour le Professionnel et l’Amateur Alain Cabrit Edition du Puit Fleuri Legal issues are a problem for photographers in France. Taking pictures (or to be correct, using pictures taken), even in public places, are governed by laws that are not very kind to the photographer. You can get […]

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Book Review: Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users

Book Review: Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users

Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users Andrew Rodney Focal Press [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “”Color Management for Photographers: Hands on Techniques for Photoshop Users”, by Andrew Rodney, addresses the difficult subject […]

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Book Review: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera

Book Review: Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera Bryan Peterson Amphoto Books Perhaps I should start by saying that I thought this book was about something that it is not. I thought it was about exposure, as in light and balancing lightness, darkness and colours. But the exposure referred to […]

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Book Review: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book

Book Review: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book

Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book Anita Dennis Adobe Creative Team I have read the CS (without “2”) version and would think this new edition is pretty much the same but including the new CS2 features. Rather boring “class room”-like, but full of information. I would certainly recommend it for its thoroughness and since […]

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Book Review: (2005/2006/2007/…) Photographer’s Market

(2005/2006/2007/…) Photographer’s Market Donna Poehner Writer’s Digest Books This, to put it short, is the same thing as The Freelance Photographer’s Market handbook but for the USA. Buy it for the addresses to publishers and editors…

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Book Review: Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction – 4th Edition

Professional Photoshop: The Classic Guide to Color Correction – 4th Edition Dan Margulis Hungry Minds Inc. (New edition to be published on 31 Dec 2006) [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “The commonsense, by-the-numbers approach of Professional […]

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Book Review: Still Life and Special Effects Photography

Still Life and Special Effects Photography Roger Hicks, Frances Schultz RotoVision This book is almost the direct opposite of Light – Science and Magic (see other comment). It is a series of examples of studio photos with explanations of exactly (yes, really exactly) how each shot was set-up. It tells you nothing about theories of […]

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Book Review: The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers

The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers By Peter Krogh O’Reilly [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list.] It was described to me like this: “One of the best workflow books I’ve read recently. I’m making some pretty major changes to my workflow because […]

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Book Review: Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers Martin Evening Elsevier A very good book on Photoshop for the photographer. It focuses on what you need to know as a photographer and goes quite a bit into theory and principles. Very good to give you an understanding of how to work with digital photography. I am a bit […]

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Book Review: The Freelance Photographer’s Market handbook

The Freelance Photographer’s Market handbook (2005/2006/2007/…) Bureau of Freelance Photographers BFP Press This is essentially a directory of potential photo buyers. It lists by subject area magazine publishers and book publishers. Horribly boring to read but useful if you want to find an address to contact to sell pictures to. It talks a bit about […]

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My Reviews…???

You may have noticed that between the wine photos I have recently posted reviews of photo books, and also of some photo software. I thought it might be interesting for the reader who do some photography himself. On our “main” site we have a few pages with reviews of books on photography – our selection […]

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Book Review – Photos with Impact

Photos with Impact By Tom Mackie David & Charles (24 Nov 2006) [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is perhaps on my "Wanted" list.] Seems to be a book on a wide range of subjects that could be interesting to read for inspiration. New edition of a book first […]

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Book Review – Real World Color Management

Real World Color Management Bruce Fraser, Fred Bunting, Chris Murphy Peachpit Press [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended. It is on my "Wanted" list.] This is what Amazon says about it: “Discusses concepts of color science and digital color and explores topics such as how to analyze a color-management system, […]

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Book Review – Light – Science and Magic, Second Edition : An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

Light – Science and Magic, Second Edition : An Introduction to Photographic Lighting by Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua Focal Press This is a very unusual book. You should not read it if you do not like textbooks. In many ways it is a brilliant book. But you really have to make an effort to read […]

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Book – Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide

Photoshop CS2 Workflow: The Digital Photographer’s Guide Tim Grey Sybex Inc. [Have not yet read it but it has been highly recommended] I have not found anything really good and concise written (in books or on the web) on digital workflow. Many have written useful bits and pieces (like Martin Evening with a book on […]

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Book Review – The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Scott Kelby New Riders This is also (in addition to Martin Evening’s book below) a very good book for a photographer wanting to learn about Photoshop. It is very different from ME’s book though, both in style (it is very conversational, even “chatty” – you like it or […]

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Book Review – Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos

Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos Rohn Engh Writer’s Digest Books This book is about how to launch yourself, and survive, as an independent stock photographer business. All of that: “launch”, “independent”, “stock”, “business”… It is not much about photography as such but more about the business of doing stock photography. It takes you through how […]

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