GMC, Distribution has just announced their latest collection of photographic books, here are some titles which caught my eye. Books are always a great Christmas gift. A full selection of other GMC photography books can be seen here www.thegmcgroup.com
Shooting high quality movies on a digital SLR camera has become an exciting new genre of photography and today’s stills cameras have outstanding capabilities when it comes to the moving image. Mastering HD Video is a comprehensive guide to the research, planning and pre-production processes necessary before creating a movie. It asks the fundamental question: “What are you trying to say with the film?” Is it a documentary or a drama, or a professional quality record of a memorable holiday, wedding or other once-in-a-lifetime event? From assembling your team director, producer, lighting, audio, costume and make-up, actors to obtaining all the equipment you’ll need, the book gives expert advice on camera settings, shutter speeds, lenses, filters, audio considerations and lighting requirements.
ISBN: 9781907708626 PB £14.99 Ammonite
Photoshop is an entry into a new world of colour and textures that artists can apply with the touch of a keyboard. Designed as a comprehensive series of in-depth tutorials for painters, photographers and printmakers, Photoshop for Artists demonstrated in detail the complete range of Photoshop techniques that artists can use to produce a wealth of creative imagery.
ISBN: 9780823006717 PB £22.99
Extraordinary Everyday Photography will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are, be it a downtown street, a local park, or your own front lawn. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that arent overworked. Through accessible discussions and exercises, readers learn to use composition, available light, color, and point of view to create stunning photographs in any environment. Inspiring photo examples from the authors, taken with DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and even iPhones, show that it is the photographer’s eye and creative vision–not the gear–that make a great image.
ISBN: 9780817435936 PB £16.99 Amphoto
This latest addition to the acclaimed Digital Photo Art series will bring photographers and mixed-media fine artists alike to a new level of creativity. Theresa Airey introduces a variety of hands-on and software techniques that can transform conventional photos into visually exciting works of art. From processing colour infrared pictures to printing pigment transfers on Washi paper or wooden panels, Airey shows how to create stunning results from photographic images.
ISBN: 9781600596353 HB £19.99 Lark
Beginning photographers and serious amateurs alike– including students, aspiring professionals and the multitude of existing Bryan Peterson fans– will love this pocket guide to on-location tips for composing images with impact. Bestseeling author Bryan Peterson offers a follow-up to his top-selling Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Photography Field Guide, this time offering tips, techniques and exercises to help amateurs in the field compose stronger, more compelling photographs.
ISBN: 9780770433079 PB £16.99 Amphoto
Introducing the MAGIC LANTERN GENIE GUIDES®! These all-new books give photographers the high-quality, camera-specific, how-tos they want and need – faster and easier than ever before. Pared down to the essentials, and nicely sized to fit right in the camera bag, Genie Guides cover every vital feature and function required to take great photos NOW! Four years after the release of Nikon’s D700 comes this incredible leap in the D-SLR food chain – and Nikon has bumped up its initial production to meet the huge demand. Nikon authority Simon Stafford cuts through the fluff to help owners master everything from the camera’s whopping 36-megapixel resolution to its superb video/audio capabilities.
ISBN: 9781454704010 PB £12.99 Lark