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The Photographer's Guide to Luminar

The Photographer’s Guide to Luminar

– Jeff Carlson

For photographers looking for either an alternative to Adobe Lightroom or simply a fantastic photo-editing application at a great price, Luminar is increasingly the solution for both professional and amateur photographers. From a powerful RAW engine that includes real-time noise reduction and advanced color processing and sharpening tools to customizable workspaces, intelligent photo editing filters, and adaptive presets that streamline your photo editing, Luminar has everything you need to quickly create stunning photos.
The Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 77 II

The Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 77 II

– Gary Friedman

If you own a Sony a77 II Camera, you must get this book! This very easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete Sony a77 II Camera instruction manual which explains each setting in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. There is no better way to learn about and get the most out of the Sony a77 II Camera. Legendary Minolta and Sony Camera Expert, Gary Friedman, includes his Detailed Printable Reference Cards. This Reference Book and Reference Cards are Highly Recommended for all Sony Camera Photographers!
The Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 99 II

The Complete Guide to Sony’s Alpha 99 II

– Gary Friedman

If you own a Sony a99 II Camera, you must get this book! This very easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete Sony a99 II Camera instruction manual which explains each setting in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. There is no better way to learn about and get the most out of the Sony a99 II Camera. Legendary Minolta and Sony Camera Expert, Gary Friedman, includes his Detailed Printable Reference Cards. This Reference Book and Reference Cards are Highly Recommended for all Sony Camera Photographers!
How to Select and Use Minolta SLR Cameras

How to Select and Use Minolta SLR Cameras

– Carl Shipman

A complete handbook for Minolta Maxxum 5000, Minolta Maxxum 7000, Minolta Maxxum 9000 Film Cameras, Minolta Maxxum AF Lenses, Minolta Maxxum Flash Units, Data Backs and Program Backs, and other system accessories and applications! 160 pages with color and black and white illustrations. Reviews many 1980’s Minolta Maxxum AF Lenses.

First Edition – 1987
Second Edition – 1989
The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio

– Gary Meisner

The Golden Ratio book examines the presence of this divine number in art and architecture throughout history, as well as its ubiquity among plants, animals, and even the cosmos. This book – with layflat dimensions that closely approximate the golden ratio – features clear, enlightening, and entertaining commentary alongside full-color illustrations by Venezuelan artist and architect Rafael Araujo.

From the pyramids of Giza, to quasicrystals, to the proportions of the human face, the golden ratio has an infinite capacity to generate shapes with exquisite properties. This book invites you to take a new look at this timeless topic, with a compilation of research and information worthy of a text book, accompanied by over 200 beautiful color illustrations.
Golden Ratio Compositions

Golden Ratio Compositions and Secret Sacred Geometry for Photography

– Dr. Elliot McGucken

Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and photographer Dr. Elliot McGucken may have discovered a reason why. While viewing some of Adams’ public domain work, McGucken realized the presence of The Golden Ratio in the compositions. This aesthetically pleasing principle, used by architects such as Le Corbusier and present in nature, works to help create harmony that is visually appealing.

Throughout history, very few artists wrote explicitly on the “Golden Rules” of composition and the artist’s sacred geometry, as artists and their guilds considered it “secret” knowledge. The divine rules gave the artists advantages in exalting their masterpieces and were thus considered “trade secrets.

Meta Reviews The Best General Photography Books

Light Science and Magic

Light Science and Magic

– Steven Biver

Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results. This key skill has the power to dramatically and quickly improve photographs.
How to Create Stunning Photography

How to Create Stunning Photography

– Tony and Chelsea Northrup

#1 Best Seller – How to Create Stunning Photography is much more than a book; it’s a hands-on, self-paced photography class with over 14 hours of online training videos and free help from the author and other readers. That’s why award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup’s book is the #1 photography book with over 250,000 readers!
The Photography Books

The Photography Books

– Scott Kelby

Master Photographer Scott Kelby tackles the most important side of digital photography – How To take pro-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use. Each chapter is packed with plain English tips on using flash, shooting close-up photography, travel photography, shooting people, and even How To build a digital photography studio from scratch, where he demystifies the process so anyone can start taking pro-quality portraits today!
Bird Photography

Bird Photography

– Mark B. Smith

Avid birder and wildlife photographer Mark Smith takes you under his wing and shows you How To start capturing your own breathtaking images of birds by explaining everything you need to know about bird photography in an easy to understand conversational tone that makes sense out of the often confusing jargon of the bird photography world!
The Art of Photography

The Art of Photography

– Bruce Barnbaum

Newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography: An Approach to Personal Expression. The Art of Photography has sold well over 100,000 copies and has firmly established itself as the most readable, understandable, and complete textbook on photography!

Meta Reviews The Best Food Photography Books

Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

– Nicole S. Young

Do you need help making your food look as delicious as it tastes? Are you a “foodie” hungry for more tantalizing photos of your culinary creations? Do you have a food blog that you’d like to take to the next level, with better images and a stronger business strategy? Then this Food Photography Book is for you!
Food Photography and Lightning

Food Photography and Lightning

– Teri Campbell

Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography how-tos, it’s tempting to think that anyone can photograph food, but it’s another thing entirely to shoot for a tight ad layout with the pressure of your client watching over your shoulder.

Meta Reviews The Best Hummingbird Photography Books

Hummingbirds of North America The Photographic Guide

Hummingbirds of North America: The Photographic Guide

– Steve N. G. Howell

Well known and respected Hummingbird tour leader and author, Steve Howell, has made a particular study of the finer points of Hummingbirds. Over 200 stunning Hummingbird Photographs complement this highly recommended Hummingbird Photography Book. Some Hummingbird species feature as many as 14 different Hummingbird Photographs in each set.
Hummingbirds of North America Attracting, Feeding and Photographing

Hummingbirds of North America: Attracting, Feeding and Photographing

– Dan True

Professional Hummingbird Photographer Dan True conveys his passion for these buzzing aeronauts by describing all 16 species of North American Hummers, listing their favorite flowers and going into detail about their habits, courtship and distribution. Dan then tells us How To Photograph Hummingbirds as he does with such consummate skill. Here in one Hummingbird book is all you could hope to know about our Hummingbirds.

Meta Reviews The Best Macro Photography Books

Macro Photography - Tiny Landscapes

Macro Photography - Tiny Landscapes

– Mike Moats

This is a book for the new to advanced macro nature photographer. It’s a simple and easy to read guide to the equipment, camera functions, composition, techniques, and tips. Contains many images, plus information about the subject, time of year and the environment it was shot in. The thought process of the composition and tips on where to find interesting subjects in nature.
The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography

The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography

– Cyrill Harnischmacher

This book also offers insights about macro photo composition, discussing light, color, camera position, and focus. With more than 600 images and figures illustrating the various ways readers can document the world of the infinitesimal, this book is not only a technical guide, but also a source of inspiration giving readers ideas to run with and make their own. Finally, this book also includes do-it-yourself projects, offering solutions both for everyday shooting as well as for dealing with specific situations unique to macro photography and close-up photography.
Close-Up and Macro Photography: Art and Techniques

Close-Up and Macro Photography: Art and Techniques

– John Humphrey

High Magnification Photography or Macro Photography and Close-Up Photography is immensely exciting and rewarding. Through the close up lens, everyday objects produce striking images, and small creatures show amazing detail that usually goes unnoticed.
Close-Up Photography in Nature

Close-Up Photography in Nature

– John and Barbara Gerlach

Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. Learn the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you.
Macro Photography

Macro Photography

– Alan L. Detrick

Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers provides exactly the information that aspiring nature photographers, no matter their level of skill, need to take their nature photos to the next level.
Extreme Macro

Extreme Macro – The Art of Patience

– John Kimbler

A tabletop book on above life size Macro Photography with tips and tricks on how to take the images. Included is the image that won the Digital Photographer Magazine’s Macro Photographer of the Year in 2009.
Close Ups In Nature

Close-Ups In Nature

– John Shaw

One of the country’s foremost nature photographers offers close up techniques and covers exposure, equipment and composition along with special equipment and lenses.

Meta Reviews The Best Wildflower Photography Books

North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes

North Carolina’s Best Wildflower Hikes

– Kevin Adams

This North Carolina book describes hike mileage, types of flowers, and seasons for finding wildflowers in the North Carolina Mountains. It recommends certain hikes for specific seasons. It has spring, summer and fall wildflowers, but mostly spring.
A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Eastern United States

A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Eastern United States

– Tom Knight

This unique book comes with a DVD with screensaver and rolling images of wildflowers, in addition to 182 color photos of wildflowers found throughout the Eastern United States. Detailed text, close up photos of leaf images, and stunningly clear flower detail enhance identification.
Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast

Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast

– Laura Cotterman

This colorful book is an authoritative trail side reference for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse flora. This comprehensive guide describes and illustrates more than 1,200 species, including perennials and annuals, both native and naturalized non-native. More than 1,300 superb color photographs, 1,200 range maps, and a user friendly organization by color and other observable traits make identification easy.

Meta Reviews The Best Astrophotography Books

Photography Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark

Photography Night Sky: A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark

– Jennifer Wu and James Martin

Photography Night Sky will give you the tips and techniques you need to take stunning night sky photographs in the dark. You’ll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of which you’ll be proud. This clear and practical guide will help astrophotographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.

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