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20th Century Photographers


20th Century Photographers

Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

By Grace Schaub

Edited by George Schaub

Focal Press – 2015 – 282 pages

This book is a compilation of interviews and
essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic
disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating
on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their
livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they
created. Each had a distinct “style,” creative approach, dedication to
the craft, point of view about themselves and the world.

These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift
from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution
on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today,
now these pros’ words can live on as an invaluable reference for the
photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection
transcend time and technology.



3D Postproduction

Stereoscopic Workflows and Techniques

By Rick Baumgartner

Focal Press – 2014 – 288 pages

Master the complex realities of 3D
postproduction workflows and solutions with this one-of-a-kind guide.
Brimming with techniques that have been used on actual 3D productions
and can easily be incorporated into your own workflows, Rick
Baumgartner’s 3D Postproduction offers you:

    • The best practices for 3D preproduction and production to ensure a smooth post process, saving both time and money
    • Abundant workflow diagrams, screen grabs, and checklists to reinforce your learning with visual cues
    • Common postproduction considerations such as dailies, assembly,
      cutting, and color correction, and how they differ between 3D and 2D
      post pipelines
    • Examples of 3D gone bad and how those scenarios can be avoided
    • In-depth interviews with working professionals and extensive
      tutorials that provide practical insight from the trenches of real-world
      3D postproduction
    • A companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/baumgartner)
      featuring project files and video clips demonstrating the 3D workflows
      covered in the book

An effective 3D postproduction workflow allows for easier and more
flexible editing, greater capacity for visual effects enhancement, the
ability to fix production mistakes, and much more. You can’t afford to
miss out! Bring your 3D projects to the next level with 3D Postproduction: Stereoscopic Workflows and Techniques.



The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate their digital components and showing their real world applications. Artists will learn to incorporate these new technologies into their studio work and see their creations come to life in a physical form never before possible. Featuring a primer on 3D basics for beginners,interviews, tutorials, and artwork from over 80 artists, intellectual property rights information, and a comprehensive companion website, this book is your field guide to exploring the exhilarating new world of 3D.

  • Follow step-by-step photos and tutorials outlining the techniques, methodologies, and finished products of master artists who have employed 3D technology in new and inventive ways
  • Learn how to enlarge, reduce, and repurpose existing artwork and create virtual pieces in physical forms through a variety of mediums
  • Research your options with an accessible list of pros and cons of the various software, 3D printers, scanners, milling machines, and vendors that provide services in 3D technology
  • Listen to podcasts with the artists and learn more tips and tricks through the book’s website at www.digitalsculpting.net

A User’s Guide to the View Camera – Third Edition


A User’s Guide to the View Camera

Third Edition

By Jim Stone

Focal Press – 2016 – 166 pages

This reissued third edition of A User’s Guide to View Camera
introduces photographers to large-format cameras, covering their use
with both film and digital capture. Readers will learn the anatomy of
cameras with a separately adjustable back or front, the proper
techniques for using view cameras, and how to take care of large-format
cameras—all through straightforward and practical instruction and
abundant visual examples. This latest edition features:

• Practical approaches to mastering lenses, shutters, accessories, and the ever-important maintenance of your view camera

• Tips for both simple operation and advanced control of the camera,
including film holders, bellows, and tripods, and film handling and

• A section on digital equipment, offering updates on the nearly 200-year-long history of the view camera

Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer


Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer

A Creative Companion and Workbook

By Harold Davis

© 2016 – Routledge

256 pages

Coming from the perspective that true inspiration and great image making are at the core of any high-level photographic endeavour, Achieving Your Potential as a Digital Photographer presents an organized and cohesive plan for kickstarting creativity, and then taking the resulting work into the real world. The ideas presented have been formulated by Harold Davis over many years working as a creative artist and award-wining photographer, and in the celebrated workshops he has developed and led all around the world. These concepts are presented with accompanying exercises so that readers can put them into everyday practice as well as workbook pages bound into the book for note taking and journaling. This book will enrich your photographic practice whether the goal is simply to enrich your photography or to make money from your work.

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics – 5th Edition


Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

5th Edition

By David M. HowardJamie Angus


510 pages


The acoustics of a space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. Acoustics and PsychoacousticsFifth Edition provides supportive tools and exercises to help you understand how music sounds and behaves in different spaces, whether during a performance or a recording, when planning a control room or listening space, and how it is perceived by performers, listeners, and recording engineers.

With their clear and simple style, Howard and Angus cover both theory and practice by addressing the science of sound engineering and music production, the acoustics of musical instruments, the ways in which we hear musical sounds, the underlying principles of sound processing, and the application of these concepts to music spaces to create professional sound. This new edition is fully revised to reflect new psychoacoustic information related to timbre and temporal perception, including an updated discussion of vocal fold vibration principles, samples of recent acoustic treatments, and a description of variable acoustics in spaces, as well as coverage of the environment’s effect on production listening, sonification, and other topics.

Devoted to the teaching of musical understanding, an accompanying website (www.routledge.com/cw/howard) features various audio clips, tutorial sheets, questions and answers, and trainings that will take your perception of sound to the next level.

This book will help you:

  • Gain a basic grounding in acoustics and psychoacoustics with respect to music audio technology systems
  • Incorporate knowledge of psychoacoustics in future music technology system designs as appropriate
  • Understand how we hear pitch, loudness, and timbre
  • Learn to influence the acoustics of an enclosed space through designed physical modifications

Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2015 Release


Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers, 2015 Release

3rd Edition

By Martin Evening

Focal Press – 2016 – 730 pages

Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers by Photoshop hall-of-famer
and acclaimed digital imaging professional Martin Evening has been
revamped for a thirteenth edition to include detailed instruction for
all of the updates to Photoshop CC on Adobe’s Creative Cloud, including
significant new features, such as faster Camera Raw processing, Blur
Gallery noise matching, and new export options for quick image-saving
and layers as separate documents. This guide covers all the tools and
techniques photographers and professional image editors need to know
when using Photoshop CC, from workflow guidance to core skills to
advanced techniques for professional results. Using clear, succinct
instruction and real world examples, this guide is the essential
reference for Photoshop users. Accompanying the book is the
photoshopforphotographers.com website, fully updated with new sample
images, tutorial videos, and bonus chapters.

Adobe Photoshop CS3 A-Z


Find solutions quick with this accessible encyclopedic guide. Conveniently organized in a clear A-Z format, this illustrated ready reference covers every action you are likely to make as a photographer. You'll never want if far from your side while you work with Photoshop. It covers all of Photoshop's mass of tools concisely in an intuitive, colorful layout.This visual resource is the ideal companion to every Photoshop book on your shelf. Associate website www.Photoshop-A-Z.com features matching video tutorials for each step-by-step tutorial. For Photoshop users at all levels, it covers everything from the everyday to the hidden features you need in a pinch.Author: Philip Andrews314 Pages

Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, 1st Edition


Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers, 1st Edition

A professional image editor’s guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC

Print Book

Author : M Evening

Published: 11 May 2012

Imprint: Focal Press

ISBN: 9780240526041

The most comprehensive guide to Photoshop, fully updated to cover all new features


Renowned Photographer and Photoshop hall-of-famer, Martin Evening returns with his comprehensive guide to Adobe Photoshop. Now in its tenth edition, this acclaimed work covers everything from the core aspects of working in Photoshop to advanced techniques for refined workflows and professional results. Using concise advice, clear instruction and real world examples, this essential guide will give you the skills, regardless of your experience, to create professional quality results. A robust accompanying website features sample images, tutorial videos, bonus chapters and a plethora of extra resources. Quite simply, this is the essential reference for photographers of all levels using Photoshop.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers



With a new edition of this best-selling guide to Photoshop Elements, Philip Andrews takes his comprehensive coverage further than ever before. Using a perfect blend of colorful images and helpful screen shots, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers covers every function and feature of Elements 10. Whether you are a new user wanting to take your first steps into the world of digital image editing, or a seasoned pro looking for professional-quality results from your images, this expert guide will help you get up to speed.

Starting with the basics of importing and organizing your images through to the essentials of image adjustments and corrections, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 for Photographers builds up your skills before moving on to more advanced techniques. Complex topics such as effectively working with layers and filters, creating panoramas, and outputting your images for web and print will have you pushing your images and creativity further than ever before. Completed by a series of small projects to put your new skills to the test, this book covers it all!

Incorporating general photography tips along the way, Philip Andrews has geared this essential guide towards the digital photographer and all your needs.

  • Packed with images and screen shots to show you how to get the most out of your images

  • Written by Adobe Ambassador and Elements expert Philip Andrews

  • Tutorials and professional examples show you how to put your new skills to the test in the real world

Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 for Photographers


If you're new to Elements and need a complete overview of each feature and function, you'll find exactly what you're looking for here: step-by-step instructions covering every aspect of Elements, accompanied by helpful screenshots and colorful images. If you're a more experienced user, you'll find Philip's signature advanced tips and techniques invaluable as you stretch the power of Elements beyond what you previously thought possible. From basic techniques such as importing files and performing simple image edits to more complex projects such as creating scrapbooks, making panoramas, and working with raw files, it's all covered in this comprehensive guide from one of the industry's premier Elements experts, and always in the context of creating great photographs first and foremost.



Using a unique combination of step by step projects, movie tutorials and sample images, Mark Galer guides the reader through the most powerful photo editing tools that Elements has to offer. Discussing and demonstrating the skills and know-how to create professional-quality results with this budget-priced software. Whether optimizing photographs for printing, enhancing images for maximum impact, or creating impressive, seamless montages, this book will enable any aspiring digital professional to get the maximum performance from the credit crunch approved software.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for Professional PhotographerCLOSEOUT


Delve into the ultimate guide for professional photographers Harness the power and flexibility of the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, version 1.1, with this expert guide. Professional photographers David Huss and David Plotkin show you how to work smarter, faster, and more creatively with their personal tips, tricks, and techniques that you can incorporate into your own workflow. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 is a powerful tool that you can integrate into your existing workflow to increase your productivity and improve the overall quality of your work. With this ultimate resource by your side, youll learn how to:Organize, adjust, process, output, and share digital pictures like the top professionalsPersonalize Lightroom with a custom Identity plateSeamlessly transition between Lightroom and your favorite photo editorQuickly view and compare multiple shots, pairing selections down to your best work Correct images, adjust white balance, and fine-tune tone, balance, and exposure, crop and undoall without altering your originals!Automate your workflow by applying image adjustments to multiple photosOutput proof and contact sheets Develop, print and display your digital pictures for friends and clients, all the while saving valuable time Create slide shows and web postings And much more.. As you move from traditional separate image editing applications to this next generation software that was designed specifically for photographers, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.1 for the Professional Photographer unveils insider secrets and expert advice in this highly visual guide.David Huss is a professional photographer and author who has written more than 30 books. His work has been translated into eight languages.David Plotkin is a technical editor, photographer, and software writer who has written five books and numerous articles.The most comprehensive guide available on Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, fully up-to-date with all of the new features of version 1.1 Learn how to integrate this powerful software into your own workflow to maximize your productivity Written by two industry experts and packed with inspiring images to show you what you can achieve with Lightroom 1.1 and this handy guide by your side!

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, A Digital Photographer’s Guide


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has taken the photography world by storm! Let two industry experts, Dave Huss and David Plotkin, help you get up to speed fast with the all-new version 2.0 in this indispensable guide.

This complete reference for all users of Lightroom starts out with the basics, covering each available tool found in Lightroom with step-by-step clarity and then moves on to a more in-depth discussion of the most often used tools and techniques, so you can customize a workflow that best suits your own needs.

Start at the beginning to develop a complete set of Lightroom skills, or skip ahead to the sections that delve deeply into the tools you want to use immediately. Learn how to work smarter, faster, and more creatively to improve the overall quality of your work so you can spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind your camera!

Adobe Premiere Pro Power Tips


Adobe Premiere Pro Power Tips

Secrets, Shortcuts, and Techniques

By Larry Jordan

© 2013 – Focal Press

312 pages

Stop wasting time! Let Larry Jordan’s Adobe Premiere Pro Power Tips power your editing. Whether you are migrating to Premiere Pro from other editing software, or you are a long-time Premiere editor, this must-have guide is packed with hundreds of bite-sized tips to get you up and running in no time.

Written with humor and deep technical understanding, Jordan shows you the secrets, shortcuts, tips, and techniques you need to make the most of Premiere Pro.

Like any professional production, the book starts with planning, then flows into scripting, shooting, logging, editing, audio mixing, and final output with hundreds of Power Tips covering Story, Prelude, Premiere, Audition and Adobe Media Encoder. These Power Tips will:

* Speed your editing

* Expand your knowledge

* Wow your clients (and keep them coming back for more!)