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AMHERST MEDIA
PHOTOGRAPHY
BOOKS
2009 CATALOG
New!

Existing Light
TECHNIQUES FOR WEDDING AND
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Bill Hurter

128 pages
8.5"x11"
150 color photographs
index, glossary
ISBN 978-1-58428-228-0
$34.95 list
Order number: 1858
LEARN TO MODIFY AND SUPPLEMENT EXISTING
LIGHT TO CREATE MORE NATURAL-LOOKING IMAGES

n recent years, wedding and portrait photography styles


I have become increasingly natural and relaxed. As a result,
the whole world has become a studio—with images being
FEATURES:
Understanding the nature of light and its
shot everywhere from abandoned buildings, to beaches, to role in portrait photography
lamp-lit city streets. The varying light in these locations pres-
Lighting diagrams that show how classic
ents great creative opportunities for photographers, but also lighting styles are created
significant challenges. In this book, you’ll learn how to take
Diffusing and redirecting sunlight and
control of each situation you encounter and walk away with
window light to create elegantly lit portraits
great images your clients are sure to love.
Adding flash or reflected fill to supplement
existing light
FEATURING TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES BY . . .
Using existing light as fill with flash or
Jennifer Baciocco Anthony Cava Kevin Jairaj
studio strobes
Fernando Basurto Dan Doke Dennis Orchard
Marcus Bell Mauricio Donelli Parker Pfister
Supplementing existing light to achieve the
Don Blair Gary Fagan Joe Photo
perfect lighting effects, indoors or out
Joe Buissink Brett Florens Jeffrey and Julia Woods Tips and images from top industry pros
Drake Busath Al Gordon Reed Young Comprehensive glossary that defines terms
Mark Cafiero Tibor Imley . . . and more! that may be new to beginning photographers

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New!

Step-by-Step
Wedding Photography
TECHNIQUES FOR PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHERS

Damon Tucci

128 pages
8.5"x11"
175 color photographs
index
ISBN 978-1-58428-237-2
$34.95 list
Order number: 1868
DELIVER THE TOP-QUALITY IMAGES YOUR CLIENTS
DEMAND WITH THE TIPS IN THIS ESSENTIAL BOOK

oday’s wedding photographers face incredible demands,

FEATURES:
T shooting in ever-changing conditions, with no do-overs.
In this new book, Damon Tucci shows you how to rise to the
Conducting an efficient and informative
client consultation occasion and produce beautiful, magazine-quality images at
every event. You’ll learn how to conduct a thorough client
Starting out with the right mind-set and
consultation to ensure your clients’ needs are well matched
preparing for an efficient, productive shoot
to your own requirements. Next, you’ll get the inside scoop
Posing the bride and groom, attendants, and
regarding the equipment you’ll need to get the job done.
families for flattering results
Tucci also shows you what shots you simply must capture at
Developing a strategy for maximizing your the site of the ceremony, during the reception, and off site.
results at every phase of the wedding day
Because time is of the essence on the wedding day, you’ll also
Tricks for transforming ho-hum learn how to make the most of your photo opportunities.
backgrounds and average-looking people
Simple strategies for posing the bride, groom, couple, atten-
into show stoppers
dants, and the family are provided, as are helpful discussions
Seven time-saving strategies that will
on selecting lighting that takes your image to another level.
maximize your capture—and your profits
Finally, you’ll gain insight into the Photoshop processes and
Making the most of the time constraints other software applications that can be used to simplify your
inherent in wedding sessions
workload and maximize the appeal of your images.

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New!

Minimalist Lighting
PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR
LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

Kirk Tuck

128 pages
8.5"x11"
250 color photographs
index
ISBN 978-1-58428-230-3
$34.95 list
Order number: 1860
LEARN HOW TO SPEND LESS TIME HAULING
EQUIPMENT AND MORE TIME BEHIND THE CAMERA

hotographers who shoot on location with traditional stu-


P dio lighting equipment may spend more time packing
and porting their expensive equipment than designing beau-
FEATURES:
The advantages of working with minimal
tiful lighting. Fortunately, Kirk Tuck has found a better way. lighting equipment
Using small, computerized, battery-powered flash units and How to select and use the tools you need
lightweight accessories, Tuck shows you how to get the top- for indoor and outdoor lighting setups
quality results you demand—with a wide variety of subjects
Modifying and supplementing light to ensure
and in a host of locations rife with lighting challenges. You’ll the desired direction, intensity, and sculpting
learn how to use simple one-, two-, and three-light setups
Powering up: selecting the right batteries for
and how to modify and control existing light to get the your camera and lighting units
desired direction, intensity, and sculpting to bring out the
Simple one-, two-, and three-light setups
very best in your subjects.
With the technical and business tips and techniques in Lighting individual portrait subjects, groups,
still lifes, action shots, rooms, and more
this unique book, commercial, wedding, and portrait photog-
raphers will find that they can arrive on location with more Tips for interacting with your business
energy, more time to spend behind the camera, and an clients and models/portrait subjects to
ensure the best-possible photographic
enhanced ability to focus on the creative problem solving
results
location work requires.

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New!

THE SANDY PUC’ GUIDE TO

Children’s Portrait
Photography

128 pages
8.5"x11"
215 color photographs
index
ISBN 978-1-58428-234-1
$34.95 list
Order number: 1859
LEARN THE ART AND BUSINESS OF CHILDREN’S
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY—START TO FINISH

cclaimed children’s portrait photographer Sandy Puc’

FEATURES:
A leads you through each facet of designing a complete
“kid care” system. From the moment clients enter the studio,
Designing a kid-friendly studio that also
impresses parents and creates a great first Puc’ shows you how to offer the ultimate portrait experi-
impression ence—from greeting your clients as guests to providing an
area with activities for toddlers to teens.
The importance of conducting a thorough
pre-session consultation with a well-trained When it comes time for the shoot, Puc’ shows you the
staff member secrets of eliciting the expressions that will melt hearts. Also
Tips for working with kids of all ages—from
covered are lighting and posing techniques designed to yield
fussy infants to unenthusiastic teens—and top-quality results at each and every session. Specific advice
drawing out expressions that will sell for working with kids of each age group is also included
Strategies for engaging your young clients (with tips for creating age-specific products that moms will
and making the portrait experience a love).
rewarding one A business-savvy professional, Puc’ pairs her creative
Enhancing your income with client-pleasing images and customer-service excellence with powerful mar-
location sessions keting and selling techniques that all boost her bottom line.
Powerful marketing and selling techniques Armed with these techniques you’ll be well on your way to
you can use immediately success!

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New!
THE KATHLEEN HAWKINS GUIDE TO

Sales and Marketing


FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

emaining profitable in today’s mar- 128 pages


R ketplace requires a well-conceived 8.5"x11"
marketing plan and top-notch sales 175 color photographs
skills. In this book, Kathleen Hawkins index
shows you how to achieve those goals. ISBN 978-1-58428-232-7
You’ll learn how to supercharge your $34.95 list
studio’s profits by implementing simple Order number: 1862
product-bundling strategies and gift-
with-purchase programs to enhance your income from each sale.
FEATURES: You’ll also learn how to use the Internet to more effectively reach
Reaching your desired demographic your desired client demographic, and to create client-loyalty pro-
Using loyalty-building programs to keep grams to keep clients coming back. Hawkins also discusses the
customers coming back for years advantages of branding your business to increase visibility and
Amplifying your product line to create profitability. This book also includes sample scripts and letters
the luxury appeal high-end clients desire that will facilitate your communications with prospective clients.

New!
Professional Portrait Photography
TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS

Lou Jacobs Jr.

o behind the scenes with ten top 128 pages


G professional portrait photographers 8.5"x11"
and learn the secrets behind their artis- 175 color photographs
tic and financial success. Every aspect of index
the portrait business is discussed—from ISBN 978-1-58428-229-7
selecting equipment, to working with $34.95 list
clients, to sales and marketing tech- Order number: 2003
niques that really work. Also covered are
techniques for both studio and location portraits, as well as
FEATURES:
engagement portraits, family portraits, senior portraits, and
Choosing the right equipment
much more. This unique guide is packed with beautiful images
Tips for capturing great expressions and helpful insights that will both inform and inspire.
Effective and evocative lighting strategies This book features interviews and images from ten top por-
for photographing your clients trait photographers, including Steven Begleiter, Frank Frost,
Popular products and pricing strategies Suzanne Maitland, Vicki Taufer, Carl Caylor, and more.

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New!

Lighting for
Photography
TECHNIQUES FOR STUDIO AND

LOCATION SHOOTS

Dr. Glenn Rand

128 pages
8.5"x11"
240 color photographs
index
ISBN 978-1-58428-226-6
$34.95 list
Order number: 1866
LEARN HOW TO CONTROL LIGHT EFFECTIVELY
AND MAKE ALL OF YOUR IMAGES COME TO LIFE

ighting problems are among the few flaws that can’t be

FEATURES:
L easily corrected in postproduction. Therefore, lighting
skills remain just as critical as ever when capturing great dig-
Understanding the physics of light and how
it affects your photography ital images. In this fundamental book, Dr. Glenn Rand pro-
vides an intensive study of photographic lighting, describing
Controlling the quality of light for softer or
the qualities and characteristics of natural and artificial light
more dramatic effects
and providing a theoretical basis that will allow you to pro-
Metering techniques for flawless exposures
duce the best-possible images in a variety of scenarios—
Using light to create an enhanced sense of indoors and out—with any subject. You’ll get tips for meter-
depth, accentuate form, and reveal texture ing light, creating contrast, setting the mood of the image,
Creating a mood in the image through and enhancing the dimensionality of the subject. With both
lighting an artistic and scientific focus, this book will teach the skills
Lighting techniques for challenging subjects you need to confidently capture images of any subject.
and surfaces, including glass, water, and
much more
FEATURING TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES BY . . .
Selecting effective lighting equipment
Andrea Bachand Meyer Tim Meyer David Ruderman
Tips for photographing portraits, landscapes, Aaron Corey Lenka Perutkova Patrick Stanbro
still lifes, food, and more Cynthia Lespron Dr. Glenn Rand
Chris Litwin Michael Rand

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New!
Simple Lighting Techniques
FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bill Hurter
hotographers often spend tens of 128 pages
P thousands of dollars on the latest 8.5"x11"
lights, light modifiers, and lighting gadg- 175 color photographs
ets. As Rangefinder magazine editor Bill index, glossary
Hurter shows in this book, however, ISBN 978-1-58428-233-4
they may be headed down a costly road $34.95 list
to nowhere. Instead of complexity, he Order number: 1864
suggests, photographers should seek
simplicity. This creates a look that reads as more “true” to por-
FEATURES: trait viewers and has come to be preferred over the more con-
Understanding the behavior of light and trived looks that were popular in previous decades. Packed with
how it affects your photography incredible images from top photographers, this book is a critical
Choosing versatile lighting equipment resource for professional photographers (and aspiring profes-
Techniques and images from dozens of sionals) who want to create more effective portraits and suffer
the world’s best portrait photographers fewer headaches doing so.

New!
PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO

Wedding Album Design


and Sales, 2ND ED.
Bob Coates

edding albums are a highly prof- 128 pages


W itable product, but they are one of 8.5"x11"
the most complicated items to design, 200 color photographs
assemble, and market. Coates presents index
an inside look at the process, showing ISBN 978-1-58428-235-8
you the possibilities and offering tips for $34.95 list
enhancing your profits. In each chapter, Order number: 1865
FEATURES: a single photographer, carefully selected
Shooting the wedding images with the from among the best in the industry, discusses the creative choic-
album in mind es they make for each album and how they market their work to
Editing images and arranging them to maximize sales and client satisfaction. By following these strate-
tell the story of the day gies, photographers can create the “upscale” feel that results in
Designing creative page layouts happier customers and bigger sales.

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Monte Zucker’s
Portrait Photography Handbook
onte Zucker was a photographer
128 pages
8.5"x11" M for nearly sixty years, producing
190 color photographs technically outstanding wedding pho-
index tography and portraits that are often
ISBN 978-1-58428-213-6 credited as genre-defining works. In
$34.95 list addition, he was recognized throughout
Order number: 1846 the industry as a leading portrait in-
structor. In fact, many of the most
notable photographers in the industry credit Zucker as the inspi-
ration behind their photographic style. In this book, completed
shortly before his death in 2007, Zucker presents a comprehen-
sive guide to his flawless lighting and elegant posing techniques.
Packed with high-caliber portraits and detailed discussions
on every aspect of the photographic process—from equipment FEATURES:
selection and use to posing, lighting, and compositional con- Determining the most flattering way to
cerns—this book delivers a virtual apprenticeship from a legend. photograph your subject
The fundamentals of good posing
“This book is certain to improve the quality of your images, and that Lighting techniques for studio sessions,
makes it a must-have addition to your personal library.”—Shutterbug window light, and outdoor portraits

The Best of
Wedding Photography
3RD ED.

Bill Hurter
128 pages o behind the scenes with top pho-
8.5"x11" G tographers and discover how wed-
200 color photographs ding photography has evolved into one
index of the most creative fields in the indus-
ISBN 978-1-58428-208-2 try. Featuring tips and images from
$34.95 list forty-five of the industry’s premier wed-
Order number: 1837 ding shooters, this book shows you how
to choose and use cameras and lighting
equipment, meet the challenges of lighting on location, posing
your subjects, and much more.
Includes techniques and images from Joe Buissink, Jerry D, FEATURES:
Monte Zucker, Melanie Nashan, Joe Photo, Dennis Orchard, How past trends are shaping the future
Parker Pfister, Martin Schembri, Ken Sklute, and more! Meeting the challenges of location lighting
“Have you ever wondered what sets pros like Monte Zucker and Posing and lighting techniques for
Melanie Nashan apart from the crowd? If so, the answers making every subject look their best
can be found in the pages of this book.”—Shutterbug Design tips for beautiful, artful albums

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Portrait Photographer’s
Handbook, 3RD ED.
Bill Hurter
ompiling the hottest tips and images 128 pages
C from top industry professionals, Bill 8.5"x11"
Hurter covers everything you need to 175 color photographs
know about equipment selection, con- glossary, index
structing flattering setups, metering for ISBN 978-1-58428-207-5
perfect exposures, and executing flaw- $34.95 list
less poses. You’ll also learn how to create Order number: 1844
an enticing composition, enhance your
images in Photoshop, and more.
This book features techniques and images from David
Bentley, Marcus Bell, Stacy Dail Bratton, Anthony Cava, Bob
Coates, Tony Corbell, Jerry D, Mauricio Donelli, Bruce Dorn,
FEATURES: Fuzzy Duenkel, Jennifer George, Jerry Ghionis, Claude Jodoin,
Selecting the best cameras, lenses, studio Larry Peters, Joe Photo, Tim Schooler, Kenneth Sklute, Cherie
lights, light modifiers, and more Steinberg Cote, Vicki and Jed Taufer, Monte Zucker, and more.
Posing your clients for flattering results
“A complete, fully comprehensive guide for portrait photographers.
Lighting in the studio, on location,
Packed with invaluable information.”—Light and Shade
outdoors, and by window light

JEFF SMITH’S Posing Techniques


FOR LOCATION PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

ocation portraiture is a highly desir- 128 pages


L able option for portrait clients, and it 8.5"x11"
multiplies a photographer’s options for 150 color photographs
creating highly artistic, storytelling, and index
salable images. However, posing portrait ISBN 978-1-58428-225-9
subjects on location requires a skill set $34.95 list
that differs from the one photographers Order number: 1851
use in the studio. Without posing stools
and tables, set lights, and an array of props to tuck their subjects
behind, a location session can prove more challenging for the
unprepared photographer.
In this book, Smith teaches the basics of great head-to-toe
posing and shows you the approaches used throughout history to
FEATURES: create a pleasing rendition of the human form. You’ll also learn
Ground, seated, and standing poses how and when improvising or breaking the rules will yield a por-
Maximizing the flow of the session to trait that will please both the client and photographer. With tips
produce numerous poses in a short time and techniques for posing individuals and groups efficiently yet
artfully, this is one posing book no photographer can afford to do
Using architectural and natural elements
to support the pose without.

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Children’s Portrait
Photography Handbook
Bill Hurter
128 pages hildren are notoriously difficult to
8.5"x11" C photograph, but this book provides
175 color photographs all of the techniques and insights that
glossary, index you need to succeed. Rangefinder editor
ISBN 978-1-58428-203-7 Bill Hurter goes behind the scenes with
$34.95 list some of the world’s top children’s por-
Order number: 1840 trait photographers to explore their
amazing images—and see precisely how
they created them. Packed with practical ideas, strategies, and
stunning portraits from the industry’s most highly acclaimed
photographers, this book will both inform and inspire.
This book features techniques and images from Patti Andre,
Marcus Bell, David Bentley, Anthony Cava, Jennifer George, FEATURES:
Elizabeth Homan, Judy Host, Tim Kelly, Craig Kienast, Frances Studio lighting techniques for formal
Litman, Chris Nelson, Fran Reisner, Tim Schooler, and more! and casual portraits
Posing tips for infants, toddlers,
“Take better photos of babies, small children, and teenagers with help from school-age children, and senior portraits
this practical guide.”—PCPhoto Taking your session outdoors

FILM & DIGITAL TECHNIQUES FOR

Zone System Photography


Dr. Glenn Rand
128 pages
8.5"x11" T he Zone System offers you a way to
capture your unique impression of the
125 b&w/color photos world and tell someone else what you saw
index in the most beautiful visual language: the
ISBN 978-1-58428-227-3 language of black & white photography.
$34.95 list Based on the techniques of legendary pho-
Order number: 1861 tographer Ansel Adams and presented by
Dr. Glenn Rand of the Brooks Institute,
this book offers a systematic approach that integrates a knowledge of
light, exposure, development, and printmaking. You’ll learn how to
previsualize the scene, place the zones to ensure the widest range of
tones in the negative or on the sensor, select the best development/
FEATURES:
image editing and output options, and much more. The book also
Tips for getting started quickly with the
contains information on perfecting the tonal rendition of color Zone System
images. By implementing these comprehensive instructions for each
Controlling or compensating for the
phase in a film or digital workflow you can become consistent in the variables in your workflow
way you work and achieve overall better results in your images.
Strategies for a digital workflow

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Master Lighting Guide
FOR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bill Hurter
n the wedding day, capturing a shot 128 pages
O in the most effective manner possi- 8.5"x11"
ble—the first time—is a skill more criti- 200 color photographs
cal than it is in any other genre. In this glossary, index
book, Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter ISBN 978-1-58428-219-8
showcases wedding images from nearly $34.95 list
fifty photographers from all over the Order number: 1852
world, discussing how the best of the
best meet common challenges, sculpt their subjects with light,
and bring their artistic vision to life. You’ll get tips for working
in a wide array of situations, with single subjects and groups,
ensuring the best-possible images.
FEATURES: This book features techniques and images from over thirty
Understanding and evaluating the quality industry pros, including Becker, Michael Costa, Bruce Dorn,
and characteristics of light Jerry Ghionis, Charles and Jennifer Maring, Cliff Mautner,
Selecting the equipment you’ll need Dennis Orchard, Parker Pfister, Joe Photo, Kenneth Sklute,
How to supplement ambient light on Alisha and Brook Todd, Marc Weisberg, Jeffrey and Julia Woods,
location for the best portrait effects Yervant Zanazanian, and many others.

Posing Techniques
FOR PHOTOGRAPHING MODEL PORTFOLIOS

Billy Pegram
hen creating a model’s portfolio, 128 pages
W posing is critical to the success of 8.5"x11"
the images and to the model’s ability to 250 color photographs
find work. Each pose must emphasize index
the model’s best features, downplay any ISBN 978-1-58428-220-4
problem areas, reveal her ability to dis- $34.95 list
play clothing or products, and, of course, Order number: 1853
it needs to appeal to her prospective
employers. Simultaneously achieving all of these goals exceeds
the demands of typical portrait posing and requires specialized
skills. In this book, Billy Pegram teaches you how to tailor your
poses to the model’s target market, reveal each model’s unique
FEATURES: abilities and beauty, and create images that get her noticed and
Evaluating the model to determine her hired. You’ll learn how to make the model’s legs, feet, and rear
strengths and any problem areas look their best and how to pose the torso, including special tips
Flattering the body, from head to toe for making the hands appear natural and graceful. You’ll also
Strategies for fashion shots, catalog learn how to tailor the model’s pose to suit her specialty—
work, editorial images, and much more whether it’s fashion, catalog, swimsuit, plus-size, or editorial work.

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The Best of
Portrait Photography
TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROS, 2ND ED.

Bill Hurter
128 pages eview the technical and artistic
8.5"x11" R qualities that separate a mere like-
180 color images ness of an individual from a true work
diagrams, glossary, index of art. Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter
ISBN 978-1-58428-223-5 shows you how to craft exceptional por-
$34.95 list traits that beautifully showcase your
Order number: 1854 clients’ assets, downplay any perceived
flaws, and offer insight into each client’s
true character. This new edition features techniques and images
from a host of new contributors, including Becker, Marcus Bell,
Joe Buissink, Bambi Cantrell, Gigi Clark, Mauricio Donelli,
FEATURES:
Bruce Dorn and Maura Dutra, William L. Duncan, Ira Ellis,
Essential techniques for posing, lighting,
Elaine Hughes, Giorgio Karayiannis, Kevin Kubota, Tammy exposure, and more
Loya, and others.
Working with individuals and groups
“This book is a must for anyone interested in creating portraits that Compositional strategies for dynamic,
are both marketable and memorable.”—PhotoStockNotes attention-getting portraits

The Best of
Wedding Photojournalism
TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROS

Bill Hurter
128 pages earn how award-winning wedding
8.5"x11" L photojournalists capture the fleeting
175 color photographs emotions and romantic moments of a
glossary, index bride and groom’s special day. Hurter
ISBN 978-1-58428-122-1 draws on the experience of over thirty-
$34.95 list five pros to teach you the skills they use
Order number: 1774 to document each moment as it unfolds.
From the pre-wedding preparations, to
the ceremony and reception, wedding photojournalists work
almost invisibly but ever aware of the events, people, lighting,
and compositional possibilities around them. In this book, you’ll FEATURES:
see how professionals identify the moments that will make great Making the average extraordinary
images and capture them in an instant. Emergency backup equipment needs
From start to finish, this book is a key resource for photog-
Using an unobtrusive approach to
raphers who want to produce creative wedding images that are
capturing key moments as they unfold
spontaneous and full of emotion.
Tips and images from industry pros

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Illustrated Dictionary
of Photography
Barbara A. Lynch-Johnt and Michelle Perkins
early five thousand entries are 144 pages
N included in this critical reference, 8.5"x11"
covering every aspect of photography 311 color images
and countless genres. This reference appendices
includes entries pertaining to historic ISBN 978-1-58428-222-8
processes as well as the latest advances $39.95 list
in digital technology. Written using sim- Order number: 1857
ple language and including ample illus-
trations, this book will help professional photographers and stu-
dents of photography make sense of all of the important terms
and concepts employed in the field.
Also included is biographical information on prominent pho-
FEATURES: tographers, an overview of important photographic movements
Terms related to digital photography, from the inception of the art form, and a listing of professional
image editing, film and darkroom use, organizations that are likely to be of use to photographers of
historical processes, and more every level, from beginner to professional. This book is the per-
Entries for prominent photographers, fect complement to any high-school or college photography text-
artistic movements, and more book and will be an ideal addition to any photographer’s library.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR

Children’s and Family Portraiture


2ND ED.
Kathleen Hawkins

iscover how shooting digitally will 128 pages


D enhance your creativity, allow for 8.5"x11"
better production, fabulous images, and 195 color images
higher-than-ever profits. Hawkins pro- sample forms, index
vides advice on everything from finess- ISBN 978-1-58428-214-3
ing your digital capture to adding $34.95 list
enhancements in postproduction, to Order number: 1847
streamlining your workflow so you can
spend more time doing what you love best—creating gorgeous
images that sell. This new edition features techniques for working
with clients, creating targeted promotions, and adding creative
FEATURES: enhancements to your portraits post capture. It also offers a
Using new technologies that will help glimpse into the working habits of highly acclaimed family por-
you reach your professional potential trait photographers from around the country.
Working with clients before and after This book features interviews with and images from Frank
the session Donnino, Sherri Ebert, Jeff Hawkins, Joann Munoz, Craig Mini-
Streamlining your workflow elly, Vicki Popwell, Vicki and Jed Taufer, and Jennifer George.

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The Best of
Photographic Lighting
2ND ED.

Bill Hurter
128 pages detailed knowledge of how lighting
8.5"x11" A works and how best to exploit it is
200 color photographs key to crafting unforgettable images. In
glossary, index this book, Bill Hurter provides detailed
ISBN 978-1-58428-217-4 discussions that show you how the in-
$34.95 list dustry’s hottest professionals design and
Order number: 1849 utilize lighting setups that help them to
make the most of every scene or subject,
from portraits, to still lifes, and beyond.
This new edition features techniques and images from some
of the hottest photographers in the industry, including Marcus
FEATURES:
Bell, Don Blair, Fuzzy Duenkel, Fernando Escovar, Jerry Ghionis, Understanding the science of light—and
Gene Martin, Larry Peters, Vicki Taufer, Tim Schooler, Monte how it affects photography
Zucker, and countless others. Selecting and using lighting equipment
“Packed with practical tips and truly dazzling images, this book will Lighting strategies for portraits,
inform and inspire.”—Rangefinder weddings, product shots, and more

The Art of
Pregnancy Photography
Jennifer George

128 pages he demand for images of women


8.5"x11" T who are pregnant has never been
150 color photographs greater. Magazines are filled with pho-
index tos of celebrities proudly showing off
ISBN 978-1-58428-218-1 their pregnant figures, and photogra-
$34.95 list phers everywhere are recognizing the
Order number: 1855 creative and financial potential that pho-
tographing this client subset provides.
George outlines the differences between regular and preg-
nancy portraiture, exploring maternity photography from a con-
ceptual and artistic point of view. She shows you how to select a
meaningful location, choose backgrounds, props, and fabrics to
enhance the images, and create poses that flatter the pregnant FEATURES:
Posing and lighting ideas that enhance
subject. You’ll get tips for finding and modifying natural light,
the beauty of the woman’s fuller form
designing lighting setups, and retouching your images. You’ll
Retouching and enhancing strategies
also learn to develop a marketing strategy, design marketing
you can use for almost every portrait
pieces, and gain recognition in your community. Includes inter-
views with pros noted for their standout pregnancy portraits. Marketing tips for bigger profits

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New!

Sculpting with Light


TECHNIQUES FOR
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Allison Earnest

128 pages
8.5"x11"
175 color images
diagrams, index
ISBN 978-1-58428-236-5
$34.95 list
Order number: 1867
LEARN HOW TO DESIGN THE LIGHTING EFFECT THAT
WILL BEST FLATTER YOUR SUBJECT

hough many factors contribute to a great image—lens


T choice, pose, props, etc.—every portrait subject requires
well-executed lighting to enhance their appearance. This
FEATURES:
Understanding the qualities of light,
careful use of lighting to sculpt the subject in a flattering way methods for controlling light, and how to
is what distinguishes true artists from mere picture takers. measure the light for accurate results
In this new book, acclaimed photographer and educator Tools for lighting design, including flash,
Allison Earnest shows you how to use flash, strobe, ambient strobe, continuous light sources, and light
light, window light, and a variety of light modifiers to create modifiers
professional-quality results. The author ventures into terri- Portrait lighting basics, including placement
tory left unexplored in other portrait lighting books, showing of the main, fill, kicker, hair, and background
you how to use lighting to flatter the unique facial shape of lights
your client—whether they tend to have a more round, oval, Understanding common face shapes and
rectangular, long and angular, square, or triangular face. how they should be lit for best effect
With these techniques, you’ll be able to accentuate the most Lighting techniques for photographing
appealing features of each subject and elevate the aesthetic multiple subjects, and tips for solving
appeal of your portraits. With problem-solving strategies for common problems in group portraits
minimizing an array of perceived facial flaws, tips for work- Sculpting subjects with ambient light for a
ing with individuals and groups, and much more, this book natural look
is not to be missed.

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Master
Lighting Guide
FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Christopher Grey

128 pages
8.5"x11"
300 color images
diagrams, index
ISBN 978-1-58428-125-2
$29.95 list
Order number: 1778
DELIVER THE TOP-QUALITY IMAGES YOUR CLIENT S
DEMAND WITH THE TIPS IN THIS ESSENTIAL BOOK

ight, vibrant and malleable, is the portrait photographer’s


FEATURES:
L greatest tool. It sculpts the face, adds definition to the
body, and puts a sparkle in the eyes. It creates drama and
Selecting professional lighting equipment
intrigue or a soft, romantic feel—all at the photographer’s
Understanding light ratios and how to use
them effectively whim.
In this ever-popular book, master photographer Chris-
The classic lighting styles—and how to
topher Grey teaches portrait lighting from start to finish.
create them
Aided by numerous clearly illustrated lighting diagrams,
Selecting and lighting the background for
you’ll learn how to position lights for the desired effect.
creative effect
From high and low key lighting strategies, to techniques for
Versatile portrait-lighting setups that can be
simulating sunlight in the studio, to understanding light
used with any subject
ratios and using them to sculpt your subject and create a par-
Creative ideas for outstanding headshots ticular portrait mood, this book will open your eyes to a wide
Strategies for business, editorial, glamour, world of imaging possibilities. Armed with these skills,
and bridal portraits you’ll be able to create photographs that are more flattering,
Numerous lighting diagrams to aid you in marketable, and creative than ever before.
re-creating the lighting styles professionals
rely on to make their subjects look their “This book will provide insights and techniques on controlling light
best effectively for more flattering, creative portraits.”—PC Photo

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Professional Portrait Posing
TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michelle Perkins

he human body can be one of the 128 pages


T most beautiful possible subjects for 8.5"x11"
photography, but posed incorrectly, even 175 color photographs
the most stunning model can appear index
unappealing, awkward, and distorted. ISBN 978-1-58428-211-2
Professional portrait photographers $34.95 list
often pay hundreds—if not thousands— Order number: 2002
of dollars to spend a few short hours
learning posing techniques from the masters in the field. In this
book, highly acclaimed photographers Cherie Steinberg Cote,
Rolando Gomez, Tim Kelly, Bill Lemon, Chris Nelson, Lori
Nordstrom, Billy Pegram, Tim Schooler, Jeff Smith, Monte
FEATURES:
Posing strategies for creating classic
Zucker, and others show you how they create their signature
portraits that stand the test of time images, providing a virtual master class for a fraction of the price
of a single photography seminar.
Creating flattering group portraits
Showing off your subject’s assets for the “Provides tips on how to use proper posing techniques to maximum
best-possible glamour or beauty images advantage in every field.”—Shutterbug

Professional Portrait Lighting


TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michelle Perkins

rom commercial imaging, to fashion 128 pages


F photography, to traditional portrai- 8.5"x11"
ture, the looks that are in style and the 200 color images
means used to achieve them (especially diagrams, index
with the advent of digital imaging) are ISBN 978-1-58428-190-0
constantly evolving. $34.95 list
In this book, you’ll see how top pho- Order number: 2000
tographers produce their appealing and
marketable images. While each photographer approaches this in
a unique way, their goal is the same: to create a portrait that says
something about the subject and satisfies—and hopefully even
thrills—their client.
FEATURES: Packed with incredible images, along with detailed descrip-
How top photographers light their images tions on how each was created, this book will show you how to
Ideas for getting the best-possible refine and enhance your lighting approach for enhanced images.
results when working on location
“Top photographers share tips on how to use light to create dynamic
Tips for fashion, wedding, and business portraits. Each chapter offers an analysis of his or her signature
portraits, commercial images, and more techniques.”—PCPhoto

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Studio Portrait Photography of
Children and Babies, 3RD ED.
Marilyn Sholin

128 pages hildren are notoriously difficult to


8.5"x11" C photograph—especially in a studio
140 color images environment. In this book, you’ll learn
resources, index how to achieve the beautiful lighting and
ISBN 978-1-58428-212-9 charming expressions you want, even
$34.95 list with little ones who find their photo ses-
Order number: 1845 sion a little scary or don’t follow direc-
tions well. Sholin covers everything you
need to know to maximize your technical proficiency and ampli-
fy the artistry of your portraits. You’ll learn how to outfit your
studio for your younger clients, ensure a great clothing consul-
tation, create effective yet simple lighting, and set your artwork FEATURES:
apart using Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, and popular plug- Tips for creating a child-friendly studio
ins. Sholin also treats you to an in-depth look at some key mar- What to expect during the session
keting and promotional strategies, ideas for enhancing your Selecting the right equipment for the job
product line, and more. Creating painterly effects with Corel
Painter

Beginner’s Guide to
Photographic Lighting
Don Marr
128 pages n this book, Marr shows you every-
8.5"x11" I thing you need to know to begin
150 color photographs sculpting light in the studio or on loca-
glossary, index tion. First, you’ll learn how to select the
ISBN 978-1-58428-133-7 light sources and modifiers that will
$34.95 list work for you—whether you prefer digi-
Order number: 1785 tal capture or film photography. Next,
you’ll investigate a variety of lighting
styles and learn when breaking the rules can lead to success.
You’ll also learn how to best show texture in still lifes and prod-
uct shots, how to work in mixed lighting conditions, and much
more. Created for advanced amateurs and photography students,
FEATURES:
this book includes helpful lighting diagrams and practical les- Understanding the principles of
sons with step-by-step text and images so photographers can fol- photographic lighting
low along with their own equipment and subjects.
Metering and exposure techniques
“The exercises presented for each topic make it easy to follow along Selecting the equipment that will meet
using your own lights and subjects.”—Photo-Seminars.com your specific needs

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New!
DUE NOVEMBER 2008

The Art of
Children’s Portrait Photography
Tamara Lackey

ontemporary children’s portrait pho- 128 pages


C tographers strive to create images 8.5"x11"
that are focused on emotion, relation- 240 color photographs
ships, and storytelling—images that go index, glossary
far beyond a simple likeness of the sub- ISBN 978-1-58428-240-2
ject. In this book, you’ll learn the ins and $34.95 list
outs of accomplishing this goal. You’ll Order number: 1870
learn how to evaluate your subject’s per-
FEATURES: sonality and sculpt your approach to the session with this knowl-
Techniques for studio and location shots
edge. You will also get lighting and posing tips that will help you
Using an organic approach to posing set the stage for capturing natural, spontaneous moments. Tips
Tips for more effectively and efficiently for targeting your desired demographic, developing an efficient
organizing your business workflow, conducting effective and enticing proofing sessions,
Practical ideas for effective marketing delivering your products and more round out this great book.

New!
Professional
Wedding Photography
TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS

Lou Jacobs Jr.

n a field where clients grow more 128 pages


I demanding and style savvy every day, 8.5"x11"
wedding photographers can’t depend on 175 color photographs
happy accidents. To capture images that index
satisfy their clients and stand the test of ISBN 978-1-58428-239-6
time, they must learn to inspire expres- $34.95 list
sions, modulate lighting, pose the sub- Order number: 2004
FEATURES: ject in a flattering manner, adjust com-
Marketing and promotional ideas for position, and interact well with the couple and their guests.
bigger profits In this book, Lou Jacobs Jr. interviews ten of today’s top wed-
Tips for scheduling sessions, conducting ding pros to garner their advice on capturing great shots and
consultations, and presenting images conquering business basics. Each chapter features one artist’s
Insights into the inspirations, work working habits along with fifteen to twenty of their most popu-
habits, and influences of top shooters lar and enduring images, marrying inspiration and education.

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Master Lighting Guide
FOR COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Robert Morrissey
128 pages and your dream job and get a perfect
8.5"x11" L shot with these expert tips from big-
235 color images league shooter Robert Morrissey. You’ll
diagrams, glossary, index learn to present your image concept to
ISBN 978-1-58428-198-6 clients, work in tight spaces, light reflec-
$34.95 list tive objects, and evoke a mood that whets
Order number: 1833 the appetite of the buying public. This
book is full of images produced for real
assignments and features detailed diagrams that reveal the tech-
nical aspects of the shoot. Morrissey provides tips for setting up a
shooting space, selecting an array of cost-saving light units and
modifiers, and even includes cognitive assignments to help you
solve problems and unleash your creativity. FEATURES:
“Includes 135 detailed lighting diagrams to help [readers] re-create Photographing people, cars, products,
effective lighting effects.The guide features tips on selecting the right food, and more
equipment for commercial photography . . . as well as instructions for Detailed lighting diagrams
creating simple setups to shoot products, interiors, and automobiles.” Time-saving tips for producing high-end
—Studio Photography work on a tight budget

Big Bucks
SELLING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, 4TH ED.
Cliff Hollenbeck
144 pages earn how to make big money as a
8.5"x11" L freelance photographer. This book
30 b&w photographs shows you how to land the jobs you
sample forms, index desire and produce images that ensure
ISBN 978-1-58428-216-7 your professional longevity. You’ll learn
$34.95 list how to formulate a business plan, hire
Order number: 1856 and manage a staff, take important legal
precautions, pay your taxes, collect on
your debts, deliver your sales pitch, design an impressive portfo-
lio, and get work in the stock photography sector. Whether you
are starting your first business or want to jump-start an existing
one, this is the book for you.
This new edition features information on copyright protec- FEATURES:
tion in the digital age, marketing on the Internet, business and Sample releases, invoices, and collection
graphics software, a host of new resources, new images, and letters
more. ➠ ENHANCED CONTENT AVAILABLE ONLINE Conceptualizing a lucrative business plan

“This is a no-nonsense, hard-nosed, nitty-gritty exploration of a tough, Legal protections, taxes, business codes,
competitive business.”—Popular Photography and more

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New!
DUE DECEMBER 2008

50 Lighting Setups
FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Steven H. Begleiter

roviding simple lighting strategies 128 pages


P for photographing people from all 8.5"x11"
walks of life—from teens to business 150 color images
tycoons, to actors, artists, and models— diagrams, index
this book allows readers to easily zero in ISBN 978-1-58428-242-6
on the type of portrait look they are after $34.95 list
for their assignment or session, without Order number: 1872
any need to wade through superfluous
FEATURES:
Detailed diagrams that make it easy to writings on the theories of lighting, fussy setups, and the like.
re-create the illustrated techniques Filled with unique portraits and lighting diagrams, plus the
Tips and images for a host of portrait
“recipe” for re-creating each image, this book is an indispensable
applications, from traditional to modern resource you will rely on in a wide range of photographic sce-
narios and with an array of portrait subjects.
Simple strategies for beginners and pros

New!
DUE NOVEMBER 2008

Event Photography Handbook


William B. Folsom and James P. Goodridge
vent photography offers photogra- 128 pages
E phers a new stream of revenue. It 8.5"x11"
also allows you to grow your business at 150 color photographs
your own speed; though you need some index
basic equipment to begin, you don’t ISBN 978-1-58428-241-9
need to spend a lot of cash on equipment $34.95 list
until you are ready to move on to the Order number: 1871
next level.
This book outlines the critical steps you must take in order
FEATURES: to build a thriving business. You’ll learn how to find customers
Developing a marketing plan to increase and initiate contact, select the best equipment for the job, and
visibility and draw more clients plan and execute the photographic capture of a wide array of
Photographing religious ceremonies, events—from anniversary photo shoots to business mixers, to
sporting and VIP events, and more ribbon cuttings and rodeos, to sporting and VIP events, and
Ensuring a professional code of conduct much more.

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New!
DUE DECEMBER 2008

Digital Photography
Boot Camp, 2ND ED.

Kevin Kubota

128 pages
8.5"x11"
180 color images
index
ISBN 978-1-58428-243-3
$34.95 list
Order number: 1873
IMPROVE EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR CAPTURE AND
WORKFLOW WITH THIS INDISPENSIBLE GUIDE

ince 2000, Kevin Kubota’s Digital Photographer’s Boot-

FEATURES:
S camp™ workshops have been a major hit with profes-
sional photographers, consistently selling out venues across
Techniques for creativity and inspiration
the United States. Now, Kubota brings his ever popular, no-
RAW vs. JPEG: the main event
nonsense approach to digital capture to a comprehensive,
Downloading and storing your images newly revised book.
Recommended storage setups for This intensive volume is designed to give professional
professional photographers photographers of all skill levels a veritable “big picture” look
Color management strategies for digital at the working digital studio. Kubota takes you from start
photographers to finish—from setting up your camera to ensure the best-
Working efficiently in Photoshop possible capture, to taking the image, to managing color for
Essential retouching techniques, from digital predictable results and reduced headaches, to organizing
liposuction to swapping body parts and your images, to enhancing them using the latest software
cleaning up the eyes and teeth tools, and finally to printing and presenting the images to
Printing and presenting your images, your clients. Step-by-step instructions and ample screen
from creating the perfect mood, to online shots ensure that each procedure is easy to follow.
proofing and selling, creating DVD proofs, With the same lighthearted, upbeat approach that makes
and more Kubota’s workshops a big success, this book offers indispen-
sible information, plus a hefty dose of inspiration.

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New!
ROLANDO GOMEZ’S

Posing Techniques for


Glamour Photography
n this book, Gomez literally works 128 pages
I from head to toe, showing you how to 8.5"x11"
finesse the subject’s hair and get the 110 color photographs
best-possible view of the eyes, nose, lips, index
and neck. You’ll also learn simple posing ISBN 978-1-58428-238-9
strategies for enhancing the appearance $34.95 list
of the breasts, arms, abdomen, hips, but- Order number: 1869
tocks, thighs, calves, feet, and toes. This
book includes techniques for standing, laying, and sitting poses
that will ensure maximum curves and minimal bulk, making
FEATURES: each subject look her personal best. Because of the intimate
Posing the subject to accentuate her nature of such a shoot, you’ll also depend upon Gomez’s profes-
best features and conceal problem areas
sional tips for communicating with the model and ensuring that
Strategies for location and studio work you are accurately conveying your artistic vision for the pose.
Communicating with the subject to With these timeless techniques, you’ll learn how to create images
promote a relaxed, confident mood that will please your clients for years to come.

Garage Glamour
DIGITAL NUDE AND BEAUTY PHOTOGRAPHY MADE SIMPLE

Rolando Gomez

ith the advent of digital imaging, 128 pages


W the popularity of glamour photog- 8.5"x11"
raphy has reached new heights. With 200 color photographs
this new technology, both professionals index
and amateurs can create alluring images ISBN 978-1-58428-183-2
and maintain complete confidentiality $34.95 list
throughout the photographic process. Order number: 1820
In this book, Gomez teaches you all
the skills you need to succeed, making it easy for even beginners
to get outstanding results. Each phase of the creative process is
detailed, from selecting the right scene and clothing, to posing
your subject, to creating a variety of dramatic and flattering
FEATURES: lighting effects. Making the book accessible for even beginners,
Using lighting to create mood and flatter Gomez focuses on techniques that can be achieved through the
your subject creative, well-planned use of basic photo equipment—and even
Marketing tips for making big money provides tips for getting professional results on a tight budget!
Whether you are new to glamour photography or a seasoned
Tips for producing outstanding portraits
on a tight budget professional, the techniques and images in this book are sure to
inspire! Contains lingerie, nude, and seminude images.

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Softbox Lighting Techniques
FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Stephen A. Dantzig

128 pages he softbox is a favorite tool of


8.5"x11" T countless photographers. These ver-
260 color images satile units are available in a wide vari-
diagrams, index ety of shapes and sizes and work prima-
ISBN 978-1-58428-202-0 rily by producing a soft, even spread of
$34.95 list light from every area of the box. This
Order number: 1839 quality of light works well for portraits;
however, many photographers use them
to produce outstanding product shots and architectural images.
In this book, Dantzig provides detailed discussions on the
many benefits of working with softboxes as well as tips for plac-
ing and modifying the light, selecting the right softbox size and
FEATURES:
shape, and combining softboxes with other lights to ensure the
Understanding the physics of light
ultimate control. Loaded with diagrams, this unique book will
How softboxes work to modify the light
prove to be an indispensible resource time and again.
Using softboxes to produce portraits,
“A valuable addition to any working pro’s technical library.” fashion images, glamour shots, product
—Rangefinder shots, and interior architectural images

The Portrait Photographer’s


Guide to Posing
Bill Hurter
128 pages n this book, Bill Hurter, the editor of
8.5"x11" I Rangefinder magazine, teaches you all
200 color photographs of the classic rules of posing—as well as
glossary, index when and how you should break them.
ISBN 978-1-58428-126-9 Featuring strategies and techniques for
$34.95 list all types of portraiture (from weddings
Order number: 1779 and families, to children, to high-school
seniors), you’ll discover a wealth of
ideas for flattering the human form. Corrective posing tech-
niques are also provided, helping you to downplay your client’s
perceived flaws and make every client look their best. Featuring
200 beautiful portraits and advice from fifty top portrait photog-
raphers, this book is filled with ideas that will help you create FEATURES:
better portraits—images that will please your clients and help Posing basics, refinements, and strategies
you meet your artistic and financial goals. Corrective posing techniques that will
help you flatter every client
“Hurter’s wonderful tips are certain to push your images over the top
Techniques for digital and film-based
and away from the ordinary. I highly recommend exploring the
photographers
benefits of this book for yourself.”—Shutterbug

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Jeff Smith’s Lighting
FOR OUTDOOR & LOCATION PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

any professional portrait photog- 128 pages


M raphers spend thousands of dol- 8.5"x11"
lars each year on sets and props to create 170 color photographs
diverse portrait looks in their studios. index
As this book shows, however, location ISBN 978-1-58428-209-9
portraits—images shot in parks, on city $34.95 list
streets, in workplaces, or in the client’s Order number: 1841
home—can actually be some of the most
unique, personalized, and salable portraits a photographer can
create.
In this book, Jeff Smith shows you how to meet the unique
challenges of lighting your subject on location. You’ll learn how
to select the right lighting equipment for location portraiture and
how to modify ambient light to produce the most flattering por-
FEATURES:
Finding the right light in any location trait effects. You’ll learn how to create a wide variety of pleasing
portrait presentations, coordinate each element of the shot for a
Selecting basic equipment
seamless look, schedule your location sessions for maximum
Modifying and supplementing existing efficiency, eliminate client no-shows, and ensure the highest-
light for the most flattering portraits
possible profits by presenting your portraits immediately after
Shaping the face and figure with light the session.

Master Guide for


Glamour Photography
DIGITAL TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

Chris Nelson

ncrease your profitability as you cre- 128 pages


I ate beautiful glamour images that keep 8.5"x11"
your clients coming back for more. 200 color photographs
In this book, Chris Nelson intro- index
duces you to the five subgenres of glam- ISBN 978-1-58428-201-3
our photography, providing you with $34.95 list
guidelines for creating images that will Order number: 1836
suit every client’s comfort level. You’ll
learn to create a comfortable, inviting studio environment; work
with clients to build trust and establish rapport that lets them
shine in front of the camera; analyze each client’s figure and
FEATURES:
facial structure for a flattering, personalized approach; and how
Identifying the five subgenres of glamour
to pose and light lingerie, seminude, and nude images—in the
Building a profitable glamour life cycle
studio or on location. You’ll also discover a wide range of step-
Establishing rapport with your models by-step digital image enhancement strategies and get an in-depth
E-diets, eye and lip enhancements, and look at the marketing and sales techniques you need to create a
other digital fixes demand for your unique brand of glamour photography.

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Wedding Photographer’s
Handbook
Bill Hurter

128 pages edding photography is one of the


8.5"x11" W hottest, most competitive, and cre-
190 color photographs ative of the photographic genres. In this
glossary, index book, Hurter introduces the terms, tech-
ISBN 978-1-58428-192-4 niques, and strategies you need to join
$34.95 list the ranks of photographers producing
Order number: 1827 superb images with unbridled artistry.
Packed with images and insights from
over forty top wedding photographers, this book will help you
achieve increased technical proficiency, enhanced creative
expression, and bigger sales.
This book features techniques and images by Michael Ayers, FEATURES:
Stuart Bebb, David Beckstead, Marcus Bell, Clay Blackmore, Joe Preparing to capture key moments
Buissink, Drake Busath, Ron Capobianco, Anthony Cava, Frank Posing, lighting, and capture strategies
Cava, Mike Colon, Mauricio Donelli, Jerry Ghionis, Claude for top-quality wedding photos
Jodoin, Kevin Kubota, Joe Photo, Kenneth Sklute, Monte Zucker, Designing a complete digital workflow
and more! Ideas for designing flawless albums

Professional Children’s
Portrait Photography
TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM MASTER PHOTOGRAPHERS

Lou Jacobs Jr.


128 pages orking with children is one of
8.5"x11" W the most challenging endeavors a
200 color photographs photographer is likely to face. In this
index book, Lou Jacobs Jr. interviews fifteen of
ISBN 978-1-58428-205-1 the industry’s top photographers, shar-
$34.95 list ing their approach to children’s portrai-
Order number: 2001 ture. You’ll gain insight into the equip-
ment the pros rely on for studio and
location work and will learn a variety of tried-and-true strategies
for helping kids warm up to the camera, building an efficient
lighting setup, solidifying the portrait concept, selecting cloth-
ing, and more. You’ll also discover great tips for promoting your FEATURES:
Winning the subject’s cooperation and
studio, proofing your images, and establishing rapport with
conducting an efficient session
clients that keeps them coming back for more.
Lighting strategies for young subjects
Each chapter in this book is illustrated with striking images
created by a single photographer, making the volume a fabulous Tips for presenting images, expanding
creative resource as well as an educational tool. your product line, and more

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Professional Posing Techniques
FOR WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Norman Phillips

earn the critical skills you need to 128 pages


L sculpt flattering poses with minimal 8.5"x11"
effort for maximum results. This book 260 color photographs
is packed with good and not-so-good glossary, index
posing examples that clearly illustrate ISBN 978-1-58428-170-2
the simple steps you can take to flatter $34.95 list
each and every client and build more Order number: 1810
dynamic, salable portraits.
This image-intensive book shows you how to pose every part
of the body for a wide range of portrait looks—from casual, to
sensual, to formal, for female and male subjects. You’ll learn
how to best present individuals and couples, as well as small and
FEATURES: large groups. In addition, you’ll find helpful tips and techniques
Understanding the goals of good posing for creating special types of images, such as wedding and glam-
Crafting feminine and masculine poses our portraits.
Standing, seated, and floor presentations
“Phillips’ lessons are easy to utilize, and that makes this guide a
Strategies for individuals, couples, and must-have addition to your personal library.”—Shutterbug
groups

Corrective
Lighting, Posing, and Retouching
FOR DIGITAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS, 2ND ED.

Jeff Smith
hether it’s acne, protruding ears, 128 pages
W not-so-white teeth, a double chin, 8.5"x11"
or extra weight around the middle, 200 color photographs
every subject has something about their index
appearance they’d prefer not to see in ISBN 978-1-58428-157-3
their portraits. What many photogra- $34.95 list
phers don’t realize is that their ability to Order number: 1711
conceal these flaws in their images can
mean the difference between financial success and ruin.
In this step-by-step guide, Jeff Smith shows you how to tack-
le the subject’s problem area successfully (and tactfully).
FEATURES: With a combined approach that includes careful lighting, ex-
Concealing flaws with shadow pert posing, and retouching, you’ll be able to quickly and easily
Trimming the waist and concealing correct flaws and deliver portraits your clients will love.
problems in the neck and chin area
Addressing your subjects’ age- and “Simple tricks of the trade will enable you to bring out the best in
weight-related issues every subject.This comprehensive book will quickly prove its worth.”
—Shutterbug

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Master’s Guide to
Wedding Photography
Marcus Bell

128 pages arcus Bell is an internationally


8.5"x11" M acclaimed photographer whose
200 color photographs powerful images evoke emotion, demand
index respect, and stand out from the competi-
ISBN 978-1-58428-197-9 tion. In this book, Bell shares a com-
$34.95 list pelling combination of gorgeous images
Order number: 1832 and hard-won advice on everything from
developing your creative vision, to tailor-
ing your shot list, to flawlessly capturing each and every crucial
shot, to producing timeless fine-art prints and stunning albums,
and even creating a lifelong photographer–client relationship.
You’ll also get tips for capturing the unique mood of each wed- FEATURES:
ding, retouching your images and adding creative effects in Tips for effortlessly managing the shoot
Photoshop, and creating an evocative image presentation. at any location
Working unobtrusively to capture
“Internationally acclaimed photographer Marcus Bell uses his years
unbridled emotion
of expertise to create this highly informative guide on the
art of wedding photography.”—Shutterbug Paper choices, matting, and framing

Master Posing Guide


FOR CHILDREN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Norman Phillips

128 pages good pose is critical to the success


8.5"x11" A of any portrait. Though there are
305 color images several books on the market devoted to
diagrams, index posing adults, they don’t arm you with
ISBN 978-1-58428-191-7 the unique set of skills you need to pro-
$34.95 list duce flattering, salable images of your
Order number: 1826 youngest portrait subjects.
In this unique book, Phillips draws
upon his own experience and that of some of the other top chil-
dren’s photographers, compiling a wide range of portrait exam-
ples, insights, and strategies for producing memorable, cutting-
edge, and timeless images. You’ll learn how to ensure the best-
possible presentation of infants, engage fast-moving toddlers, FEATURES:
select appropriate props and locations, and position older kids, Posing ideas for babies too young to sit
preteens, and teens to create unforgettable images that evoke Selecting the posing aids that are best
emotion and ensure great sales. Filled with step-by-step tips for suited to your client
posing boys, girls, twins and triplets, and groups, on location or Formal and casual posing for indoor and
in the studio, this is one book that you’ll rely on time and again. outdoor locations

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Group Portrait
Photography Handbook
2ND ED.

Bill Hurter

f all of the portrait specialties, pho- 128 pages


O tographing groups may well be the 8.5"x11"
most challenging. In this book, Hurter 150 color photographs
takes a critical and detailed look into the glossary, index
art of group portraiture, providing all of ISBN 978-1-58428-159-7
the information you need to select the $34.95 list
best equipment for the job, find great Order number: 1740
locations, and build effective groupings
that add a dynamic feel to the portrait. You’ll also learn how to
flatter individual subjects and create a cohesive look in the por-
FEATURES: trait. Covering tips for working with groups of all sizes, from
Tips for posing couples, families, bridal couples to the staff of giant corporations, this book provides
parties, and other small and large groups strategies you can rely on to yield unmatched results.
Lighting and posing tips from top pros
“[From] posing and composition, to technical aspects of focusing and
Color diagrams that illustrate key lighting, this handbook addresses concerns for both amateur and
concepts required for polished portraits professional photographers.”—PhotoSource.com

Children’s Portrait Photography


A PHOTOJOURNALISTIC APPROACH

Kevin Newsome

rends in children’s portrait photog- 128 pages


T raphy have changed dramatically 8.5"x11"
since the dawn of the digital age. During 150 color photographs
the ’80s and ’90s, children’s portraits index
were dominated by a wide array of props ISBN 978-1-58428-206-8
and sets. Today, a whole new look has $34.95 list
emerged: the photojournalistic portrait. Order number: 1843
This book shows you how to take advan-
tage of your young subject’s animated state to capture images
that show their personality and document their particular stage
of development. You’ll discover tips for shooting the engaging
and profit-enhancing photojournalistic images parents love as
FEATURES: well as the traditional portraits that ensure wall-portrait sales.
Commonsense tips for streamlining You’ll also get some hard-earned advice on developing sales and
your studio’s operations marketing techniques that will ensure bigger profits.
Maximizing your client consultations
“Provides advice on adapting the popular photojournalistic style to
Age-specific tips for capturing subjects’ capture stunning, modern child portraits.”—Shutterbug
personalities and developmental stages

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Posing for Portrait Photography
A HEAD-TO-TOE GUIDE

Jeff Smith

128 pages he human form, masterfully posed,


8.5"x11" T can be one of the most beautiful
175 color photographs subjects on earth. Handled poorly, that
index same subject can appear awkward and
ISBN 978-1-58428-134-4 unappealing. Whether you’re just start-
$34.95 list ing out in the business or are looking to
Order number: 1786 expand your posing repertoire, this book
will show you how to craft an array of
polished, dynamic poses that accent your client’s best features.
Starting with the head and shoulders, you’ll learn to best
pose the parts of the body that appear in every portrait. Posing
strategies for the arms and hands are detailed, with ideas for FEATURES:
men and women. Next, Smith provides tips for flattering the Determining what poses will best suit
torso, slimming the hips and thighs, and posing the feet. an individual subject’s needs
With corrective posing tips, a look at the various posing gen- Tips for all types of portraits—head-
res, and even pointers on how not to pose, this is a resource and-shoulders shots to full-length shots
you’ll use time and again. Tailoring the pose to each subject

The Best of
Family Portrait Photography
PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

Bill Hurter

128 pages or the subjects, family portraits pro-


8.5"x11" F vide cherished memories of how a
200 color photographs family looked “back then” and docu-
glossary, index ment the family’s growth as new gener-
ISBN 978-1-58428-172-6 ations are added. For the photographer,
$34.95 list however, family portraits are a challenge
Order number: 1812 that will draw on all of your skills. With
this book, you will master the technical
and creative elements of working with families to produce com-
pelling portraits. You’ll learn what qualities good family portraits
share, how to select the best lenses and camera settings for fam- FEATURES:
ily group portraiture, and how to use basic posing strategies to Understanding the qualities that define a
ensure every subject looks his or her best. You’ll also learn how top-quality, professional family portrait
to create posing hierarchies and pleasing compositional forms Indoor and outdoor lighting techniques
and to conquer the special challenges photographers face when
Posing strategies for group portraits
photographing families in the studio or on location.
Composition tips for dynamic images

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Master Posing Guide
FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

J. D. Wacker

t’s been said that posing is 80 percent 128 pages


I mental and 20 percent physical. This 8.5"x11"
means that behind every great pose is a 90 color images
confident photographer who is able to index
earn the trust of their client and able to ISBN 978-1-58428-057-6
position each area of the body in a way $34.95 list
that flatters the human form, downplays Order number: 1722
perceived flaws, and conveys the person-
ality of the client and the intended mood of the portrait. This
book provides tips for using posing tools, meeting the challenges
of posing on location, and posing with vehicles, pets, and other
storytelling elements. The book’s final chapter includes special-
FEATURES: ized strategies for photographing children, brides, couples, groups,
Building a relationship with your subject pets, and more.
for increased comfort on the shoot
“Full of excellent example pictures of both good and not-so-good
Evaluating poses and tailoring them to
poses.There is even a special chapter on posing challenges that I found
each subject’s appearance and personality
very useful. A fantastic photographic resource.”—Photo-Seminars.com
Basic dos and don’ts for posing success

Master Lighting Techniques


FOR OUTDOOR AND LOCATION
DIGITAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Stephen A. Dantzig

utdoor lighting is much more vari- 128 pages


O able than studio lighting, but the 8.5"x11"
payoffs of mastering the light in such sit- 200 color images
uations are well worth the effort. diagrams, index
In this book, Dantzig provides a ISBN 978-1-58428-185-6
comprehensive look at lighting, teaching $34.95 list
you all of the skills you need to produce Order number: 1821
the very best portrait results. He pres-
ents dozens of images (including several before-and-after shots
and multi-image sequences) and shows how each portrait was
created. Step-by-step text makes it easy to learn how to use nat-
FEATURES: ural light; to understand when and how to supplement that light
Using simple calculations to predict the with flash fill, barebulb, and strobes; and how to select and use
effects of natural light light modifiers for the most flattering effects.
Modifying light for the best effects Numerous detailed lighting diagrams are provided, showing
Adding fill flash, barebulb, and strobe to you how to re-create the lighting styles that top-notch profes-
enhance existing light sionals use to produce their perfectly rendered images.

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Rolando Gomez’s
Glamour Photography
PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

128 pages enowned glamour photographer


8.5"x11" R Rolando Gomez teaches you every-
150 color photographs thing you need to know to create beauti-
index ful portraits with a touch of Hollywood
ISBN 978-1-58428-210-5 glamour and elegance that your female
$34.95 list clients will be sure to love—and portrait
Order number: 1842 recipients will adore. You’ll learn how to
integrate glamour work into your stu-
dio’s repertoire to enhance your profits and increase your client
base. You’ll also learn simple strategies for working with subjects
to ensure their comfort in front of the camera, building an effec-
tive lighting setup, selecting the best clothing for the overall por-
trait concept, and developing a posing strategy that shows off the FEATURES:
subject’s assets to best effect and downplays any perceived flaws. Ensuring your client’s comfort
Finally, you’ll discover numerous time-tested tips for establish- Creating a portrait concept that suits
ing your business, setting prices, and marketing your work. This the subject’s personality
book includes fully clothed, seminude, and nude subjects in a Showcasing your subject’s assets and
variety of glamour portrait styles. downplaying flaws

Master Guide for


Team Sports Photography
James Williams

128 pages earn how adding team sports pho-


8.5"x11" L tography to your repertoire—or spe-
120 color photographs cializing in this subgenre—can help you
index realize your financial goals. Williams
ISBN 978-1-58428-215-0 teaches you the skills you need to hit the
$34.95 list ground running. You’ll learn how to
Order number: 1850 select the right equipment, find work,
hire reliable assistants who will help you
earn repeat business, and how to work with kids, coaches, and
school personnel. Williams also offers hard-earned advice on
crafting and pricing portrait packages, diversifying your product
line, making the sale, and delivering the finished portraits. With
FEATURES:
tips for improving your business and interpersonal skills, this Selecting and using digital cameras, flash
well-rounded, comprehensive book is a resource you’ll rely on equipment, and more
time and again.
Posing tips for individuals and teams
“Williams’ advice is certain to help you reach your goal and Identifying profit-enhancing packages and
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Lighting Techniques for
Low Key Portrait Photography
Norman Phillips
reating a low key portrait (one with 128 pages
C primarily dark tones) seems simple in 8.5"x11"
theory, but it presents some unique chal- 100 color photographs
lenges. This book shows you how to create index
an effective studio setup, use window ISBN 978-1-58428-120-7
light, and employ natural light on location. $34.95 list
You’ll also learn what colors can be used Order number: 1773
in the subject’s clothing, the background,
and any props that may be used. Because exposing for a low key
image is critical, you’ll also learn metering techniques that allow
you to accurately capture each portrait.

Lighting Techniques for


High Key Portrait Photography
Norman Phillips
n a high key image, the overall tonal 128 pages
I range is primarily white or light. While 8.5"x11"
creating a high key portrait seems simple 100 color photographs
in theory, achieving this classic look pres- index
ents numerous challenges. In this book, ISBN 978-1-58428-075-0
Phillips teaches you how to make the most $34.95 list
of every high key portrait. You’ll learn Order number: 1736
how to meter for perfect exposures, select
an ideal background (then modify it for increased interest), and
compose client-pleasing, elegant, high key images your clients will
love.

WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS’

Legal Handbook
Norman Phillips and Christopher S. Nudo, Esq.
lawsuit can be financially crippling, 160 pages
A but establishing the terms of your 8.5"x11"
photographer–client agreement from the 45 sample forms
beginning of the relationship can greatly index
reduce the potential for problems. This ISBN 978-1-58428-148-1
comprehensive book provides sample let- $29.95 list
ters, contracts, and forms, serving as a Order number: 1796
critical resource for every wedding and
portrait photographer. ➠ ENHANCED CONTENT AVAILABLE ONLINE

“Includes sample forms and contracts as well as concise, jargon-free


explanations of legal concepts for the working photographer.”—PC Photo

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New!
Lighting Techniques
FOR MIDDLE KEY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

Norman Phillips
middle key portrait—one with an
128 pages
8.5"x11" A overall density equivalent to no
175 color photographs more than half a stop lighter than 18
diagrams, glossary, index percent reflectance and no more than
ISBN 978-1-58428-231-0 two stops darker than 18 percent
$34.95 list reflectance—can be flattering when
Order number: 1863 photographing women because it allows
for the use of soft, gentle tones. A mid-
dle key approach is also great for photographing men, children,
and weddings without a high-contrast, dramatic feel. In this FEATURES:
book, you’ll learn to meet the posing, lighting, clothing, and com- Lighting techniques for polished studio
positional challenges inherent in working in middle key. You’ll or location images
also learn how Phillips and twelve other pros conceptualize, cap- Choosing the right clothing, props, and
ture, and finesse their images, how to create specialized images, backgrounds for middle key portraits
like fine art or glamour portraits, and more. Working with women, men, and kids

LIGHTING AND POSING TECHNIQUES FOR

Photographing Women
Norman Phillips
128 pages nsure every woman who steps in
8.5"x11" E front of your lens looks her person-
200 color images al best with the tips and techniques fea-
diagrams, glossary, index tured in this unique book. Providing
ISBN 978-1-58428-221-1 images and strategies culled from over
$34.95 list a dozen contributors, veteran photogra-
Order number: 1848 pher Norman Phillips teaches you all of
the skills you need to create poses that
flatter the female form. You’ll learn how to attain classic poses
that are well suited to traditional portraits as well as poses that
suit the more daring, edgy looks that many women prefer. Aided
by numerous detailed lighting diagrams, you’ll also learn how to
create simple and complex lighting setups, how to modify your FEATURES:
light sources for increased control, and how to reproduce some Posing and lighting concepts that sculpt
of the image concepts favored by those at the top of their field. and flatter the female form
This book features techniques and images from fifteen pros, Using highlight and shadow to sculpt
including Edda Taylor, Dave Newman, Michael Ayers, Tom Lee, and flatter each subject’s unique beauty
Rick Ferro, Stephen Dantzig, Jeff and Kathleen Hawkins, and Strategies for individuals and groups
others.

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Professional Filter Techniques
for Digital Photographers
Stan Sholik
ind the filters you need to amplify 128 pages
F your images and hone your personal
style! Perfect for every photographer, from
8.5"x11"
150 color images
beginner to pro, this guide provides a graphs, chart, index
detailed look at traditional (“hardware”) ISBN 978-1-58428-196-2
filters and digital (“software”) types. $34.95 list
Order number: 1831
“Discover how using filters can improve your
shots with some help from this reference book.Tips for using on-camera
filters, choosing a camera filter system, selecting different kinds of filters
and more are explained.”—PCPhoto

Digital Capture and Workflow


FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tom Lee
ackling digital workflow is often cited 128 pages
T as the most difficult aspect of digital 8.5"x11"
photography. This book smooths out the 150 color images
learning curve and guides you through the graphs, charts, index
critical techniques you need to succeed. ISBN 978-1-58428-200-6
Lee shows you how to ensure the best- $34.95 list
possible capture, fine-tune sharpness and Order number: 1835
exposure, and achieve good, consistent
color, thereby reducing the amount of time required to process
your images in postproduction. You’ll also learn to retouch images,
add artistic effects using Photoshop, and more.

The Photographer’s Guide to


Color Management
Phil Nelson
digital workflow includes an array of 128 pages
A devices that can perceive, display, or 8.5"x11"
render image color differently. This can 175 color images
lead photographers to alter what looks index
great on screen to produce a good print, ISBN 978-1-58428-204-4
and that may lead to more image editing, $34.95 list
printing, etc., until the print looks right. Order number: 1838
This book will help you to easily elim-
inate problems and achieve consistent, predictable results.

“Learn how to maintain consistent color management of your images


throughout [the] workflow on multiple devices. . . .”—PCPhoto

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Rangefinder’s
Professional Photography
Bill Hurter, Ed.
128 pages angefinder editor Bill Hurter presents
8.5"x11"
150 color photographs
R over a hundred “recipes” from the
magazine’s RF Cookbook series, providing
index a blueprint you can use to duplicate the
ISBN 978-1-58428-193-1 featured image styles. You can also use the
$34.95 list wide range of tips presented as a spring-
Order number: 1828 board for producing your own work.

“[P]hotographers who include Monte Zucker,Tony Sweet, and


Gigi Clark . . . provide advice on spicing up your wedding and portrait
photography with stunning results.”—Shutterbug

Master Composition Guide


FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Ernst Wildi
128 pages earn to create the most dynamic, pow-
8.5"x11"
150 color photographs
L erful images possible. Straightforward
text is paired with before-and-after pho-
index tos, showing you how each technique will
ISBN 978-1-58428-179-5 affect your photos. This book also covers
$34.95 list the unique concerns inherent in working
Order number: 1817 with human subjects, architectural sub-
jects, moving subjects, and more.

“This beautifully designed book represents this master photographer’s


magnum opus on the subject of composition.”—Shutterbug

Basic 35mm Photo Guide


FOR BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS, 5TH ED.

Craig Alesse
108 pages ritten and fully illustrated in a step-
9"x8" W by-step format, this popular book
178 b&w photographs teaches beginners the basics of using the
glossary, index 35mm format. Alesse provides instruction
ISBN 978-1-58428-030-9 on loading and unloading your camera,
$12.95 list focusing, achieving a perfect exposure,
Order number: 1051 working with digital cameras, and more,
making this a guide no beginner can do
without. Over 208,000 copies sold worldwide!

“Covers what the camera’s instruction manual left out.”


—Popular Photography

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The Best of
Professional Digital Photography
Bill Hurter
earn how the world’s finest photogra- 128 pages
L phers craft their images, work with 8.5"x11"
clients, and raise the bar for other photog- 200 color photographs
raphers. In this book, you’ll learn about index
the advantages of working digitally, what ISBN 978-1-58428-188-7
features to consider when shopping for an $34.95 list
SLR, how to choose studio lighting equip- Order number: 1824
ment, and more. You’ll also discover fail-
safe tips for preventing color shifts and ensuring consistent color
from image to image! Covering a wide array of topics related to all
aspects of digital capture, this book offers something for everyone.

Legal Handbook
for Photographers, 2ND ED.
Bert Krages, Esq.
hotographers who don’t understand 128 pages
P their most basic rights regarding what, 8.5"x11"
where, and when they can photograph are 80 b&w photographs
likely to put themselves at risk. In this sample letters, index
book, Krages provides solid advice on ISBN 978-1-58428-194-8
everything from photographing on private $34.95 list
property or at crime scenes, to dealing Order number: 1829
with equipment seizures, helping you
make informed decisions about what and where you can shoot.

“ . . . navigate the often confusing maze of laws and rights with the help
of this informative handbook.”—Shutterbug

The Best of
Adobe Photoshop® ®

Bill Hurter
nleash your creative potential with 128 pages
U the techniques outlined in this book. 8.5"x11"
Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter calls upon 200 color photographs
the industry’s top photographers to share glossary, index
their strategies for using Photoshop to ISBN 978-1-58428-181-8
intensify and sculpt their photos. You’ll $34.95 list
learn how to refine each and every aspect Order number: 1818
of your image editing—from color man-
agement, to retouching, to adding traditional and special effects, to
output. No matter your photographic specialty, you’ll find inspira-
tion in the pages of this unique book.

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Master Guide for
Underwater Digital Photography
Jack and Sue Drafahl
128 pages his comprehensive guide from the
8.5"x11" T preeminent underwater photo duo,
250 color images Jack and Sue Drafahl, teaches you how to
index select the best underwater equipment,
ISBN 978-1-58428-166-5 select the best camera settings for aquatic
$34.95 list work, and carefully choose and use the
Order number: 1807 best lighting strategies. You’ll also discov-
er tips for ensuring the proper color bal-
ance, sharp focus, and reducing backscatter. The Drafahls also
show you how to adjust your approach to include people in the
shoot and to create close-up and super-macro images.

Digital Imaging for the


Underwater Photographer, 2ND ED.
Jack and Sue Drafahl
224 pages ocusing on the aspects of digital imag-
6"x9"
240 color images
F ing that are most important to digital
photographers, this popular guide shows
index you how to restore damaged images, cor-
ISBN 978-1-58428-167-2 rect flaws common to underwater photos,
$39.95 list and show off your underwater shots to
Order number: 1727 best effect. Includes tips for using Pho-
toshop and other popular applications.

“This 224-page paperback is chock full of photos explaining the


computer techniques for top-quality images.”—Undercurrent

Adobe Photoshop for ® ®

Underwater Photographers
Jack and Sue Drafahl
224 pages n this sequel to Digital Imaging for the
6"x9" IUnderwater Photographer, the Drafahls
220 color images show you how to use Photoshop and a
index whole host of plug-ins to solve a wide
ISBN 978-1-58428-189-4 range of unique image problems specific
$39.95 list to underwater photography. You’ll learn
Order number: 1825 how to use Levels and Curves to correct
color problems and improve exposure and
contrast; remove backscatter, artifacts, and other distracting image
elements; create actions for high-speed image editing; composite
image elements, create montages, and much more.

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LIGHTING AND Posing and
EXPOSURE TECHNIQUES FOR
Lighting Techniques
Outdoor and FOR STUDIO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Location Portrait
Photography
J. J. Allen J. J. Allen

The changing light and complex settings of outdoor Gain insight into the psychology of posing and learn
and location portraiture pose many challenges for to carefully sculpt your lighting to ensure outstand-
photographers. Allen teaches the critical skills— ing images that flatter your every client. $34.95 list,
from selecting portable lighting to eliminating light- 8.5x11, 128p, 100 color images. (ISBN 978-1-58428-
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Creative HOW TO START AND OPERATE A

Lighting Techniques Digital Portrait


FOR STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHERS, 2ND ED. Photography Studio

Dave Montizambert Lou Jacobs Jr.

Achieve complete control over light and shadow for- Learn to finesse your image capture, optimize your
mation to create images that capture the unique workflow, market your work, and run a thriving
shape, color, texture, and character of your subject. portrait studio. This book contains techniques and
Using images from real assignments, the book pro- images from nearly twenty top digital photographers.
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Wedding Family Portrait


Photography Photography
CREATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING, PROFESSIONAL
POSING, AND MARKETING, 3RD ED. TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

Rick Ferro Helen T. Boursier

Get the can’t-miss tips you need to perfect your Learn to create masterful studio and location family
lighting in the studio or outdoors, create flattering portraits. In this book, Boursier shows you how to
poses, and supercharge your marketing. With an find the most flattering light, expertly pose family
increased focus on working digitally and beautiful groups, and enhance your presentation and market-
new images, this new edition will help you achieve ing skills to command your highest-ever profits.
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Marketing & Selling Black & White Wedding Photography
TECHNIQUES FOR
Photography WITH ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP®
DIGITAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
TECHNIQUES WITH ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP®
Make your images look their best,
Filled with tips from the pros, The digital darkroom allows for add artistic effects, and boost
sample forms and letters, and unprecedented control and repro- sales. With tips for color correc-
beautiful images, this book shows ducibility—without toxic chemi- tion, retouching, creating savvy
you how to update your sales and cals. This book teaches you how marketing pieces, and more, this
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Digital Wedding Natural Light Nude & Glamour


Photography, 2ND ED. Portrait Photography Photography
Learn to select the right equip- Learn the strategies you need to Create evocative, tastefully ren-
ment, discuss digital technology work with direct sun and use win- dered nude and lingerie images.
with your clients, increase your dow light, porch light, and shade Lemon analyzes over a hundred
client base, refine your workflow to create the simple style and of his top portraits, showing you
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Into Your Darkroom Build Your Own Macro & Close-Up
Step by Step Home Darkroom Photography
REVISED EDITION REVISED EDITION Handbook
Set up and use your darkroom to Learn to build a darkroom in your Learn all the skills you need to
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Digital Landscape
Photography
Color Correction STEP BY STEP
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Digital Portraits Adobe® Photoshop®


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100 Techniques
FOR PROFESSIONAL

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bill Hurter

128 pages
8.5"x11"
180 color images
diagrams, glossary, index
ISBN 978-1-58428-245-7
$34.95 list
Order number: 1875
MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY WEDDING SESSION YOU
PHOTOGRAPH WITH THESE TIPS FROM THE PROS

erfect all of your images, simplify your workflow, and


P make every wedding shoot a more streamlined, positive,
and productive experience with one hundred easy-to-imple-
FEATURES:
Packing your bags for the wedding shoot
ment ideas from the pros.
Preparing for can’t-miss shots, from the
The unique format of this book makes it a perfect refer- bride’s preparations at home to the cake
ence for photographers who need some quick ideas to jump- cutting and bouquet toss
start their session or for those who have more time to digest Developing rapport with the bride and
and implement an array of time-tested techniques. With one groom—and strategies for remembering the
hundred numbered, standalone sections on a vast array of names of key players
topics, you can flip open to any page and come away with a Making quick work of posing and
wealth of knowledge to enhance your working habits and photographing the bridal party and other
build on your artistry. You’ll get tips for working with nerv- large groups
ous brides, remembering key players’ names, making a mas- Digital camera settings that ensure less time
ter schedule, and posing groups quickly and easily. Strategies spent correcting images in postproduction
for posing individuals and couples will give you confidence Essential tips for international travel
and add polish to your images, as will tips for working in
Retouching shiny skin, wrinkles, blemishes,
open shade, lighting for the ceremony shots, and creating and more
light ratios that sculpt the subject. Instruction for digital
Color correction, toning, handcoloring, and
retouching and artistic enhancement make this one book no
other digital strategies for polishing images
photographer can afford to do without.

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LIGHTING AND PHOTOGRAPHING

Transparent and
Translucent Surfaces
Dr. Glenn Rand
128 pages earn to meet the unique challenges
8.5"x11" L of photographing transparent and
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diagrams, index sive book. Rand provides a theoretical
ISBN 978-1-58428-244-0 approach that will make you confident
$34.95 list in your ability to work with gels, glass,
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FEATURES:
ment of subjects in the studio or on location. The book is perfect Understanding the science of light—
for commercial photographers, nature and portrait shooters— and how it affects photography
hobbyist or pro. With a host of illustrations that mirror and rein-
Selecting and using lighting equipment
force the key concepts outlined in this book, readers will quick-
Lighting techniques for glass, water, gels,
ly reap the benefits of using their new skill set, whether on a
plastics, and more
commercial assignment or taking photos for their own pleasure.

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Power Marketing, Selling,


and Pricing A BUSINESS GUIDE FOR
WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS, 2ND ED.
Mitche Graf
144 pages his book outlines the strategies cov-
8.5"x11" T ered in Graf’s popular sales, pricing,
50 b&w diagrams and marketing seminars/workshops.
sample forms, index You’ll learn how to market your services
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referrals. Graf shows you how to use FEATURES:
simple sales and presentation strategies that will make every The biggest mistakes photographers make
print worth far more than the price of the paper it’s printed on— Traits of ultra-successful businesspeople
and leave your clients feeling that they’ve gotten a great deal. No Eliminating risk, overcoming objections,
matter your level of sales experience, this book will leave you and closing the sale
feeling more capable, confident, and successful.
Factors that affect your pricing

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Butterfly Photographer’s
Handbook
William B. Folsom
n this unique book, Folsom presents a 128 pages
I field-guide-quality look at the habits 8.5"x11"
and habitats of North American butter- 175 color photographs
flies. You’ll get tips for locating and pho- index
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yard, aviaries, butterfly farms, in the $34.95 list
wild, and in botanical gardens and Order number: 1877
parks. You’ll also learn to determine the
FEATURES:
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best times to photograph butterflies, as well as how weather
affects their lifestyles. With an understanding of your subject’s
Camera settings and lenses that ensure
nature, you’ll learn how to approach butterflies to ensure the
the best butterfly images
closest, most spectacular, detailed images. You’ll also get tips for
Understanding your subject’s feeding,
getting the best-possible composition, correct white balance,
mating, migration patterns, and more
proper exposure, sharp focus, and much more.

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Doug Box’s Guide to Posing


FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

n this book, Box provides a posing 128 pages


I primer, then moves on to the heart of 8.5"x11"
the text—two-page spreads that present 200 color photographs
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the precise strategy used to create each ISBN 978-1-58428-248-8
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er engaged in the portrait, strategies for
linking the shapes created in a group portrait to create a cohesive
FEATURES: feel, and the use of natural elements to help build the desired
Posing individuals, couples, and groups posing concept in location shoots.
Strategies for studio and location The visually intensive approach used in this book makes it a
sessions perfect reference that allows readers to quickly re-create a por-
Corrective posing strategies for trait look that suits their client or subject grouping, regardless of
eliminating perceived flaws their proficiency in technical posing.

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500 Poses for


Photographing
Women

Michelle Perkins

128 pages
8.5"x11"
500 color photographs
appendix
ISBN 978-1-58428-249-5
$34.95 list
Order number: 1879
AN INDISPENSIBLE VISUAL REFERENCE THAT WILL
HELP YOU SELECT AND REFINE POSES

osing can be a challenge for even seasoned portrait pho-

FEATURES:
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that must be finessed—whether simply to best present an
Five hundred figure-flattering poses,
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poses ing a pose that suits the client, the mood of the portrait, the
composition, and the reason behind having the portrait
Head-and-shoulders, waist-up, three-quarter,
and full-length poses made can prove to be quite difficult.
This book provides five hundred images from the indus-
Stunning indoor and outdoor images from
twenty of the industry’s best photographers
try’s most heralded photographers, presenting you with a
visual reference that you can consult prior to each portrait
A strategically organized design that allows
session to find a suitable pose. You can also review the col-
photographers to find a category of pose
and review similar poses serially, without lection of portraits with a client to gauge their interest in
needing to leaf through countless pages particular posing styles. Because this book is organized into
An appendix featuring a crash course on
posing categories (e.g., head and shoulders, waist up, three-
posing basics, allowing even beginning quarter, and full length), photographers can easily zero in on
photographers to understand posing theory a posing style that suits the subject and the portrait concept.
in order to better replicate or adapt a This visual reference book features poses from twenty
pictured pose photographers, including Jeff Smith, Jeff and Julia Woods,
Tim Schooler, Marc Weisberg, Tim Kelly, and other top pros.

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INDEX OF TITLES
50 Lighting Setups for Portrait Photographers . . . . . .22 How to Create a High Profit Photography Business Professional Children’s Portrait Photography . . . . . . .27
100 Techniques for Professional in Any Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Professional Digital Techniques for
Wedding Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 How to Start and Operate Nude & Glamour Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
500 Poses for Photographing Women . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 a Digital Portrait Photography Studio . . . . . . . . . .40 Professional Filter Techniques for
Adobe® Photoshop® for Underwater Photographers . .39 Illustrated Dictionary of Photography . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Digital Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
The Art of Children’s Portrait Photography . . . . . . . .20 Into Your Darkroom Step by Step, revised ed. . . . . . . .42 Professional Marketing & Selling Techniques
The Art of Pregnancy Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Jeff Smith’s Lighting for Outdoor and Location for Digital Wedding Photographers, 2nd ed. . . . . .43
Basic 35mm Photo Guide, 5th ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Professional Model Portfolios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Beginner’s Guide to Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® . .44 Jeff Smith’s Posing Techniques for Professional Portrait Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Beginner’s Guide to Photographic Lighting . . . . . . . .19 Location Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Professional Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
The Beginner’s Guide to Pinhole Photography . . . . .43 The Kathleen Hawkins Guide to Sales and Marketing Professional Portrait Posing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
The Best of Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 for Professional Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding and
The Best of Family Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . .31 Legal Handbook for Photographers, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . .38 Portrait Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
The Best of Photographic Lighting, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . .15 Lighting and Exposure Techniques for Outdoor Professional Secrets of Natural Light
The Best of Portrait Photography, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . .13 and Location Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
The Best of Professional Digital Photography . . . . . .38 Lighting and Photographing Transparent and Professional Secrets of
The Best of Wedding Photography, 3rd ed. . . . . . . . . . .9 Translucent Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Wedding Photography, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
The Best of Wedding Photojournalism . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Lighting and Posing Techniques for Pro. Tech. for Black & White Digital Photography . .43
Big Bucks Selling Your Photography, 4th ed. . . . . . . .21 Photographing Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Pro. Tech. for Digital Wedding Photog., 2nd ed. . . . . .41
Black & White Photography Techniques with Lighting for Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Pro. Tech. for Pet and Animal Photography . . . . . . . .43
Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Professional Wedding Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
The Bride’s Guide to Wedding Photography . . . . . . .43 Glamour Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Rangefinder’s Professional Photography . . . . . . . . . . .37
Build Your Own Home Darkroom, revised ed. . . . . . .42 Lighting Techniques for High Key Rolando Gomez’s Glamour Photography . . . . . . . . . .33
Butterfly Photographer’s Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Rolando Gomez’s Posing Techniques for
Children’s Portrait Photography: A Photojournalistic Lighting Techniques for Low Key Glamour Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 The Sandy Puc’ Guide to
Children’s Portrait Photography Handbook . . . . . . . .11 Lighting Techniques for Middle Key Children’s Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Color Correction and Enhancement Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Sculpting with Light: Techniques for
with Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Macro & Close-Up Photography Handbook . . . . . . . .42 Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Corrective Lighting, Posing & Retouching Marketing & Selling Techniques for Digital Simple Lighting Techniques for
for Digital Portrait Photographers, 2nd ed. . . . . . .28 Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Portrait Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Creative Lighting Techniques Master Composition Guide for Digital Photogs. . . . . .37 Softbox Lighting Tech. for Pro. Photographers . . . . .25
for Studio Photographers, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Master Guide for Glamour Photography . . . . . . . . . .26 Step-by-Step Composition Techniques
Creative Techniques for Color Photography . . . . . . . .43 Master Guide for Team Sports Photography . . . . . . .33 for Digital Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Digital Camera Tricks and Special Effects 101 . . . . . .45 Master Guide for Underwater Digital Photography . .39 Step-by-Step Wedding Photography: Techniques for
Digital Capture and Workflow for Pro. Photogs. . . . .36 Master Lighting Guide for Commercial Photogs. . . . .21 Professional Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
The Digital Darkroom Guide with Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photogs. . . . . . . .17 Studio Portrait Photography of
Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Master Lighting Guide for Wedding Photographers . .12 Children and Babies, 3rd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Digital Imaging for the Master Lighting Techniques for Outdoor and Trad. Photog. Effects w/Adobe® Photoshop®, 2nd ed. .44
Underwater Photographer, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Location Digital Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . .32 Wedding and Portrait Photog.’s Legal Handbook . . . .34
Digital Infrared Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographer’s Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Digital Landscape Photography Step by Step . . . . . . .44 Children’s Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Wedding Photography, 3rd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Digital Photography 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers . . . .32 Wedding Photography with Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . .41
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Event Photography Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Photographic Lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Existing Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photographing Children with Special Needs . . . . . . .43
Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 The Portrait Photographer’s Guide to Posing . . . . . . .25
Family Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Portrait Photographer’s Handbook, 3rd ed. . . . . . . . . .10 In loving memory of
Film & Digital Techniques for Posing and Lighting Techniques for
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Garage Glamour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Posing for Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Thomas J. Alesse,
Getting Started with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® . .45 Posing Techniques for Digital Portraits . . . . . . . . . . .45 cofounder of Amherst Media
Group Portrait Photography Handbook, 2nd ed. . . . .30 Posing Techniques for
Heavenly Bodies: The Photographer’s Photographing Model Portfolios . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Guide to Astrophotography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Power Marketing, Selling, and Pricing, 2nd ed. . . . . .47 1922–2008
The Practical Guide to Digital Imaging . . . . . . . . . . . .44

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