GMC distribution has just announced three new photographic books;
Night and Low Light Photography
by David Taylor,
Photographs captured in low light conditions, or even in the dead of night, can be powerfully dramatic, moody, or vibrant and glistening with the illumination of stars, streetlamps, or other artificial lighting. But the knack of capturing photographs in low light requires a basic understanding of the way images are captured by the camera. Modern digital SLR cameras are impressively capable of rendering images shot in low light, and professional photographer David Taylor discusses, clearly and concisely, the best cameras, lenses, tripods, filters, reflectors, cable releases, flash and other equipment that are essential for this enthralling genre of photography. A detailed, jargon-busting guide to exposure includes information on metering, dynamic range, aperture, depth of field and hyperfocal distance when related to shooting in low light. Getting the best results from your camera also requires an appreciation of the effect of its ISO range and the ability to lessen the obtrusive ‘noise’ that can detract from a successful image.
ISBN: 9781907708619 PB £14.99 Ammonite
Creating HDR Photos
The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography
by Harold Davis
Amateur photographers can create more nuanced, high-impact photography with this guide to the complete HDRworkflow. High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging has become synonymous with compelling photography in today’s digital world. This gorgeously illustrated guide by popular author Harold Davis brings HDR within reach of every photographer, offering a broad introduction to the complete workflow, from shooting to processing, as well as a range of techniques not covered anywhere else.
ISBN: 9780823085866 PB £9.99 Amphoto
A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital
by Todd Gustavson and George Eastman House
This gorgeous cornerstone volume celebrating the camera and the art of the photograph, created in collaboration with the George Eastman House, spans almost 200 years, from the first faint image ever caught to today’s state-of-the-art digital equipment. The informative narrative by Todd Gustavson, including insightful essays by Steve Sasson (inventor of the digital camera) and Alexis Gerard (visionary founder of Future Image Inc.), traces the camera’s development, the lives of its inventors and the artists behind the lens. Images of more than 350 cameras from the George Eastman House Collection, plus historic photos, adverts and drawings, complement the text.
ISBN: 9781454900023 PB £17.99 Sterling