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Photo Books

Amherst Media®

PUBLISHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS

Photo Books2005 CATALOG

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Master Lighting Guidefor PortraitPhotographers

Christopher Grey

LIGHT, VIBRANT AND MALLEABLE, IS THE GREATEST TOOL AT

the disposal of portrait photographers. It sculpts the face,adds definition to the body, and puts a sparkle in the eyes. Itcreates drama and intrigue—or even a soft, romantic feel—at the photographer’s whim. In this book, master photog-rapher Christopher Grey teaches portrait lighting from startto finish, showing you how to control light effectively forunmatched results. You’ll learn the function and positioningof studio lighting, aided by clearly illustrated lighting dia-grams that will help you to emulate a vast array of lightingeffects—from soft and flattering to edgy and dramatic. Fromhigh and low key lighting strategies, to techniques for simu-lating the look of sunlight in the studio, to understandinglight ratios, to the creative application of mismatched filmsetting and light source, this book will open your eyes to awhole new world of imaging possibilities. Armed with thesemust-have skills, you’ll be able to create photographs that aremore flattering, highly marketable, and more creative thanever before.

128 pages

81/2"x11"

300 color photographs

index

ISBN 1-58428-125-1

$29.95 list

Order number: 1778

FEATURES:Techniques for digital and film photographySelecting professional lighting equipment forstudio portraitsUnderstanding light ratios and how to usethem effectivelyThe classic lighting styles and how to createthemSelecting and lighting the background forcreative effects

Versatile portrait-lighting setups for any subjectCreative ideas for outstanding headshotsTechniques for business portraits, editorialportraits, glamour portraits, bridal portraits,and more

MASTER THE SKILLS NEEDED TO CREATE FLAWLESS

LIGHT FOR ANY PORTRAIT SUBJECT OR STYLE

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Basic 35mm Photo Guide

FIFTH EDITION

Craig Alesse

THE ULTIMATE, LOW-COST CAMERA GUIDE!

TEACHES BEGINNERS THE BASICS OF SLR

PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE NO OTHER BOOK.

THIS TOTALLY UNIQUE, COMPLETELY UP-TO-DATE BEST-seller is written and fully illustrated in a step-by-step,

easy-to-understand format that teaches beginners the basicsof 35mm photographylike no other book.Amply illustrated everystep of the way, thisbook features the latestin autofocus camerasand all of the mostcommonly used films.

Included are tech-niques for loading andunloading your cam-era, focusing for man-

ual and automatic cameras, exposure control (including howto select the right f-stop and shutter speed combination), andcontrolling depth of field. The book also features techniquesfor using in-camera or handheld light meters, successfulelectronic flash techniques, tips for improving your compo-sition, as well as lens and camera care.

Presented in short, easy-to-digest sections that facilitatelearning, this book is a must-have resource for those new to35mm photography.

108 pages

9"x8"

178 photographs

ISBN 1-58428-030-1

$12.95 list

Order number: 1051

“Covers what the camera’s instruction manualleft out.”

—Popular Photography

“How I wish I had seen a copy of this when Istarted photography.”

—Jay Pees,Warren, PA

FREE DEALER DISPLAY WITH PURCHASE OF 12 COPIES!

201,000 sold worldwide!

Step-by-Step Format

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LEARN TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DIGITAL

imaging using techniques that willenhance your results and maximize yourcreativity. In this book, Jack and SueDrafahl teach you the skills you’ll need totake your images to the next level. You’lllearn how to select the best exposure modefor various subjects; create motion in yourphotographs using controlled shutter speeds, camera movement,and zoom techniques; take 360-degree panoramas; edit, catalog,and print your images; and much more.

128 pages81/2"x11"200+ color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-099-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1758

Cliff Hollenbeck

LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF THE PHO-tography business and gain the must-

have marketing skills you need to make itin this highly competitive field. Includes a list of marketing resources and sampleforms that can be copied for business use.

“This is a no-nonsense, hard-nosed, nitty-grittyexploration of a tough, competitive business.”

—Popular Photography

144 pages81/2"x11"30 b&w imagesappendix, indexISBN 1-58428-127-8$17.95 listOrder number: 1177

Jack and Sue Drafahl

Advanced Digital Camera Techniques

Big Bucks Selling Your PhotographyTHIRD EDITION

Jeff Hawkins and Kathleen Hawkins

GET THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED IN

digital wedding photography. Fromselecting equipment, to building an effi-cient digital workflow, to increasing yourprofits, the authors show you how to makedigital work for you. You’ll learn how todiscuss digital technology with yourclients, develop effective marketing strate-gies, retouch, and even add special effects to your images.

128 pages81/2"x11"95 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-110-3$29.95 listOrder number: 1735

Professional Techniques forDigital Wedding PhotographySECOND EDITION

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THE VERY NATURE OF POSING IS CHANGING.

WILL YOU STAY ON THE CUTTING EDGE OR BE

LEFT BEHIND?

POSING IN PORTRAITURE HAS A TRADITION OF CLASSICAL

elegance. The great portrait photographers of todayhaven’t forgotten the fundamental rules of the past, ofcourse, but they prefer to interpret them less formally—andthe result is portraits that range from beautifully natural toutterly dynamic.

In this book, Bill Hurter, the editor of Rangefinder maga-zine, teaches you the classical rules of posing—and when tobreak them. Featuring techniques for all types of portraiture(from weddings and families, to children and high-schoolseniors), you’ll learn simple ways to flatter the human form.Corrective posing techniques are also provided, helping youto make every client look their best.

With 200 beautiful portraits and advice from the topshooters in the portrait industry, this book is filled withideas that will help you create better portraits—images thatwill please your clients and help you meet both your artisticand financial goals.

The PortraitPhotographer’s

Guide to Posing

Bill Hurter

128 pages

81/2"x11"

200 color photographs

glossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-126-X

$29.95 list

Order number: 1779

FEATURES:Posing basics, refinements, and strategies forclients of all ages Corrective posing techniques that will helpyou flatter every clientTechniques for digital and film-based photographersPosing for weddings, families, children, andmore200 striking images from the top photographers in the industry

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PHOTOSHOP PUTS NEARLY UNLIMITED CON-trol into the hands of the portrait photog-

rapher. You can now retain control of everyaspect of the image-making process—fromcapture, to retouching, to output—with min-imal expense and in little time. This bookwill show you how to set your Photoshoppreferences, correct color, use the program’spowerful tools to fix image flaws, sharpen portraits, crop your pho-tographs, and much more.

128 pages81/2"x11"120 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-118-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1771

Group Portrait Photography HandbookBill Hurter

OF ALL THE PORTRAIT SPECIALTIES, PHO-tographing groups is particularly chal-

lenging. In this book, Bill Hurter takes acritical look at the art of group portraiture,providing the information you need toselect the right equipment and locations,and guiding you in orchestrating effectivegroupings, flattering poses, and a cohesivelook. Covering tips and techniques for working with groups of allsizes—from couples to the giant staff of a corporation—this bookprovides strategies you can rely on to yield unmatched results.

128 pages81/2"x11"120 color photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-082-4$29.95 listOrder number: 1740

Al Audleman

Photographer’s Guide to the Digital PortraitSTART TO FINISH WITH ADOBE® PHOTOSHOP®

Wedding Photography withAdobe® Photoshop®

Rick Ferro and Deborah Ferro

DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO MAKE

your images look their best, add artis-tic effects, and boost sales. From shootingtechniques, to step-by-step instructions forcolor correcting and retouching yourimages, to ideas for creating savvy market-ing pieces that will set your studio apart,the authors show you how to use AdobePhotoshop to correct problem images, add stand-out artisticeffects, streamline your workflow, and realize your financial andartistic goals.

128 pages81/2"x11"150 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-095-6$29.95 listOrder number: 1753

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IF YOU’RE READY TO DELVE INTO THE

world of studio photography and gain abetter command over your images, thenthis is the book for you. Whether yourinterest lies in portrait photography orshooting still lifes, you’ll learn exactlywhat equipment you need to set up a stu-dio of your own—either in a temporary

site, like your own living room, or in a commercial studio. Next,you’ll learn in-demand lighting strategies from the ground up.You’ll discover the effects that hard lighting and soft lighting cre-ate, as well as how to use low and high key lighting to the besteffect. You’ll also learn how to meter for the best possible expo-sure, how to ensure good contrast, and how to modify light toperfectly control its effect on your image—every time. Perfectfor both digital and film photographers.

FEATURES:Techniques for film and digital photographyIdeas for making the most of bare bulbflash—indoors and outUsing punch-panel lights, parabolic lights,and spotlights to refine your lighting styleCreating special lighting effects

Don Blair with Peter Skinner

DRAWING ON MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS’experience, master photographer Don

Blair shows you the lighting techniqueshe relies on when creating his timelessimages. You’ll learn to really see light andtruly harness its best features, both in thestudio and on location. Covering all thesteps needed to create portraits with last-

ing impact, Blair begins with techniques for finding (or creating)great backgrounds and preparing for the shoot. Next, you’ll learnhow to modify and enhance the light and meter with confidencefor consistent results. Also included are lighting ideas appropri-ate for designing family portraits, children’s portraits, executiveportraits, group portraits, and more.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photosindex

ISBN 1-58428-131-6$29.95 list

Order number: 1783

New!

Portrait PhotographyTHE ART OF SEEING LIGHT

FEATURES:Using single- and multiple-light setupsEmploying umbrellas, softboxes, reflec-tors, and other modifiers to adjust thequality of lightIncludes techniques for both digital andfilm photographers

128 pages81/2"x11"

190 color photosindex

ISBN 1-58428-135-9$29.95 list

Order number: 1787

Lou Jacobs Jr.

Studio LightingA PRIMER FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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ADD TRADITIONAL EFFECTS TO ANY IMAGE.From handcoloring, to soft focus, to

toning, you’ll be amazed at the ease withwhich great results can be achieved. Bestof all, every effect is reversible, so you canexperiment without losing a single image.

“Step-by-step instructions are provided show-ing the entire process from opening an image to adding those final touch-es that can make the critical difference between producing an adequatedigital image and an exceptional one.”

—Shutterbug

128 pages81/2"x11"150 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-109-X$29.95 listOrder number: 1721

Color Correction and Enhancementwith Adobe® Photoshop®

Michelle Perkins

MAXIMIZE YOUR IMAGE QUALITY WITH

Adobe Photoshop’s automated toolsand more sophisticated color tools. You’lllearn to restore the color and contrast tofaded or yellowed prints; eliminate colorcasts; ensure that color matches fromimage to image; reproduce skin tones accu-rately; and take control of your images!

“Learn how to maximize colour quality and and begin creating images thataccurately reflect your creative vision.”

—Photo Life

128 pages81/2"x11"300 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-123-5$29.95 listOrder number: 1776

MAKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS LOOK THEIR

best, create original artwork, and addunique effects to any image. This compre-hensive book focuses on the tools you willuse every day, with every image. You’lllearn how to add text, retouch and colorcorrect your photos, and much more.

“Gives short, easy-to-use techniques that allow readers to put their skillsto work right away with PC or Macintosh versions of Photoshop.”

—PhotoStockNotes (PhotoSource International)

128 pages81/2"x11"300 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-108-1$29.95 listOrder number: 1732

Michelle Perkins and Paul Grant

Traditional Photographic Effectswith Adobe® Photoshop®, SECOND EDITION

Michelle Perkins

Beginner’s Guide to Adobe® Photoshop®, SECOND EDITION

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MASTER THE LIGHTING TECHNIQUES USED BY

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ACHIEVE

FLAWLESS IMAGES

EFFECTIVE LIGHTING CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A

so-so image and an expertly crafted one. Don Marr takesthe intimidation factor out of learning lighting. Never againwill you look at your negatives or monitor and wonder whathappened. Instead, you’ll learn how to take control, fix anyproblems that occur, and experiment with lighting in a vari-ety of productive and creative ways.

Designed for advanced amateurs and photography stu-dents, this book is packed with practical, step-by-step lessonsthat take you from start to finish. From the basic concepts oflighting, to single-light setups, and on to multi-light images,exercises are presented for each topic, making it easy to fol-low along using your own lights and subjects—either in yourstudio or on location.

Requiring only minimal equipment for impressive, high-ly professional results, this is the perfect guide for photogra-phers who are ready to take control of their images—andtake their photography to the next level.

Beginner’s Guide toPhotographic Lighting

TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS IN THESTUDIO OR ON LOCATION

Don Marr

128 pages

81/2"x11"

150 color photographs

glossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-133-2

$29.95 list

Order number: 1785

FEATURES:Understanding the principles of lightingMetering techniques for reliable resultsUsing gels, flags, and reflectorsTechniques for working in mixed lighting situationsEmploying continuous light sources for creative effectsHow lighting can be used to enhance textureLighting techniques for portraits, still lifes,architectural images, and more

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Posing for Portrait PhotographyA HEAD-TO-TOE GUIDE

Jeff Smith

THE HUMAN FORM, MASTERFULLY POSED, CAN BE ONE OF THE

most beautiful subjects on earth. Handled poorly, thatsame subject can appear awkward and even unappealing toviewers. Whether you’re just starting out or are looking toexpand your posing repertoire, this book will teach you howto craft a variety of polished, dynamic poses that accent theclient’s best features and ensure a salable image.

Starting with the head and shoulders, you’ll learn to posethe parts of the body that appear in every portrait—and makethem look their very best. Posing the arms and hands isdetailed as well, with ideas for both men and women. Next,posing suggestions for flattering the torso and bustline areprovided, and client-pleasing strategies for slimming the hipsand thighs—a special concern for many females—are cov-ered in detail before moving on to proper posing of the feet.

With added attention devoted to corrective posing tipsthat will help you to target clients’ problem areas, a look intothe various posing genres, and pointers on how not to pose,this is a resource you’ll use time and again.

128 pages

81/2"x11"

100 color photographs

index

ISBN 1-58428-134-0

$29.95 list

Order number: 1786

FEATURES:Understanding the styles of poses anddetermining what will best suit an individualclient’s needsPosing all types of portraits—from head-and-shoulders to full-length shotsIdentifying common problems that ruin otherwise attractive poses—and how to fix themTailoring the pose to each client’s figure andpersonal stylePosing the entire body from head to toe—with specialized tips for men vs. womenAdjusting the lighting for consistent resultsas you change a subject’s posePosing couples and larger groupsMastering studio and location posing techniques

MASTER THE ART OF POSING CLIENTS TO CREATE

PORTRAITS THAT SELL THEMSELVES

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FEATURES:Techniques for black & white and colorportraitsCultural arts, military, business, and garden portraitsUnderstanding the qualities that make aportrait a classic

William S. McIntosh

DISCOVER THE TECHNIQUES REQUIRED TO

capture flawless images of portraitsubjects in every imaginable situation—from posing and lighting large groups inthe studio, to orchestrating expertly craftedon-location shots that even the most dis-criminating client will cherish. Whetheryou prefer creating portraits digitally or

are still working with film, master photographer Bill McIntosh’shard-won tips and techniques—and his resultant timelessimages—will inspire you to take your own imaging to the nextlevel. Containing a vast array of images—from business por-traits, to family portraits, to photos of the cultural arts—thisbook truly offers something for everyone.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-132-4$29.95 list

Order number: 1784

New!

Classic Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

FROM A MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER

FEATURES:Techniques for both digital and film photographersWorking with women, men, and childrenBuilding portfolios that will get yourclients noticed by agents and potentialemployers

Billy Pegram

CREATE STAND-OUT MODEL PORTFOLIOS

that will get your clients noticed—and hired! This one-of-a-kind book pro-vides everything you need to know toamplify your client’s potential both infront of the camera and in her portfolio.You’ll learn to get started with new mod-els, create a range of looks for each client,

and design an effective portfolio. You’ll also get inside informa-tion on the modeling industry as well as practical techniques fordeveloping your client’s look to suit the needs of the American,Asian, or European market. This book includes sample forms,three complete model portfolios, and helpful hints from agentsand modeling consultants.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-137-5$29.95 list

Order number: 1789

New!

Professional Model PortfoliosA STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR

Children’s and Family PortraitureKathleen Hawkins

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION IS IN FULL

swing. And if you own a studio thatcaters to children and families and haven’tmade the switch, the time to make thetransition is now. In this book, you’ll learnwhy going digital will result in enhancedcreativity, better production, fabulousimages, and a bigger profit than ever be-fore. With Kathleen Hawkins’s easy-to-use strategies and tech-niques, you’ll quickly be able to fulfill all of your professionalgoals, making what once seemed a dream a reality.

128 pages81/2"x11"130 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-117-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1770

PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES FOR

Digital PhotographersBob Coates

AUTHOR BOB COATES BRINGS TOGETHER

sixteen experts from various photo-graphic genres to discuss the digital phe-nomenon, providing you with real insightinto the impact that digital technology hashad on the industry and a look at what thefuture holds. Featuring images and tech-niques from photographers in variety ofgenres—from portrait and commercial artists, to specialists in thefield of color management, to aerial photographers, to nature pho-tographers, this timely resource is well suited to every photographer.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-119-7$29.95 listOrder number: 1772

The Digital Darkroom Guidewith Adobe® Photoshop®

Maurice Hamilton

WITH THE MYRIAD SPECIAL EFFECTS

made possible with Adobe Photo-shop, you can easily lose sight of the biggerpicture—the quality of your image. In thisunique book, author Maurice Hamiltonprovides step-by-step instructions for fine-tuning your images, allowing you to bringout, rather than mask, the true spirit ofeach image to produce fine art. You’ll learn to adjust the bright-ness, contrast, and color balance of your images to ensure that thefull potential of each is achieved.

128 pages81/2"x11"140 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-121-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1775

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Lighting Techniques for Low Key Portrait Photography

Norman Phillips

THE “KEY” OF AN IMAGE DESCRIBES ITS

overall tonal range. In low key images,the tones in the clothing, props, and back-ground are primarily dark. While simple intheory, creating this style presents someunique challenges. Fortunately, this bookwill show you how to create a studio setup,use window light, and employ natural light

on location. Readers will also learn how to meter accurately forperfect exposures, select an ideal background, and compose lowkey images.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-120-0$29.95 list

Order number: 1773

Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait Photography

Norman Phillips

IN A HIGH KEY IMAGE, THE OVERALL TONAL

range is primarily white or light. Whilethe photographic genre seems simpleenough in theory, achieving this classiclook presents numerous lighting and expo-sure challenges—even for seasoned pros.From studio to location shoots, you’ll learnhow to meter accurately for perfect expo-

sures, select an ideal background (and modify it during the sessionto add increased interest), and compose elegant, high key imagesthat your clients will adore.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsappendix, index

ISBN 1-58428-075-1$29.95 list

Order number: 1736

Fantasy Portrait PhotographyCREATIVE TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

Kimarie Richardson

USE ELABORATE COSTUMES, MYSTICAL SETS,and your own creativity to design

themed portraits that are perfectly suitedto each client’s unique personality. AuthorKimarie Richardson offers tips on creating1940s glamour portraits, handpaintedmasterpieces, and sepia-toned family pho-tos and provides a behind-the-scenes look

at the costuming, prop and backdrop selection, lighting, and expo-sure used to create each priceless portrait. Includes techniques formen, women, children, infants, and groups.

128 pages81/2"x11"

90 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-124-3$29.95 list

Order number: 1777

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Bill Hurter

LEARN THE TECHNIQUES USED BY PROFES-sional wedding photographers—from

how they identify and capture that per-fect, romantic moment, to the criticalskills they rely upon every time they stepbehind the camera.

You’ll learn the skills needed to createflattering, attractive poses of the brideand groom, the wedding party, and family. Also covered are cam-era techniques for working effectively with natural light. You’lllearn about classic and contemporary wedding image styles, dis-cover how to anticipate and prepare for the can’t-miss shots, andeven how to present proofs and design an effective album.

With tips, techniques, and gorgeous traditional and cutting-edge images from dozens of the top shooters in the industry, thisbook is a key resource for photographers who truly want to cre-ate top-quality wedding images.

128 pages81/2"x11"150 color photosglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-085-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1747

FEATURES:Master the critical skills, including light-ing, posing, exposure, and more150 photos portraits from award-winning professionalsPhoto strategies for individuals and groups

Bill Hurter

GO BEHIND THE SCENES TO DISCOVER

how award-winning photographerscreate memorable portraits of teens andseniors, capturing images that pleaseboth seniors and their parents—andstand the test of time.

Beginning with a review of theindustry and its practices, you’ll learnhow senior photography has evolved from simple yearbook pho-tos into a highly creative and demanding genre. Next, you’lllearn how to communicate effectively with teens and use cre-ative lighting and posing to design images that reflect their indi-viduality and style-conscious tastes. You’ll also learn how to tai-lor your marketing strategies to this savvy demographic, get ideasfor special profit-boosting promotions, and see how specializingin senior portraits has worked for many top photographers.

Filled with practical, image-enhancing advice and 200expertly crafted portraits, this book is an ideal resource for thoseseeking success in this dynamic field.

128 pages81/2"x11"200 color photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-111-1$29.95 listOrder number: 1766

FEATURES:Tips and images from the industry’s topteen and senior photographersMarketing and sales strategies that willset your business apartMaking your clients look their bestTechniques for both digital and film photography

The Best of Teen and SeniorPortrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROS

The Best of Wedding PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROS

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THIS INFORMATIVE BOOK REVEALS THE

strategies that award-winning wed-ding photojournalists use to capture thefleeting emotions and romantic momentsof the bride and groom’s special day.Acclaimed Author Bill Hurter draws onthe experience of over thirty-five top pro-fessional photographers to teach you the

skills they use to document each moment as it unfolds.From the pre-wedding preparations, to the ceremony and

reception, wedding photojournalists work almost invisibly,remaining constantly alert as they evaluate the events, people,lighting, and compositional possibilities around them. In thisbook, you’ll see how professionals identify the moments thatwill make great images and capture them in an instant.

From start to finish, this book is a key resource for photog-raphers who want to produce creative wedding images that arespontaneous and full of emotion.

FEATURES:Refining every aspect of your subject’sappearance with timeless techniquesCreating outstanding environmental,fashion, executive, and senior portraitsImages, tips, and techniques from topphotographers in the industry

128 pages81/2"x11"

175 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-122-7$29.95 list

Order number: 1774

Bill Hurter

The Best of Wedding Photojournalism

TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROS

THIS INDISPENSIBLE GUIDE CONTAINS

everything you need to know aboutposing, eliciting expressions, creatingdynamic compositions, utilizing tradi-tional lighting setups, metering to ensureproper exposure, and much more. BillHurter, editor of Rangefinder magazine,has compiled 200 of the most unforget-

table images from some of the biggest names in portrait photog-raphy to amply illustrate the to-the-point text. You’ll learn howto best pose and light children and compose family portraits;how to create poses that flatter your clients; and how to utilizedynamic compositional forms that will keep viewers locked in toyour image. Filled with page after page of practical, hard-wonadvice, Hurter rounds out the book with a portfolio section thatprovides an inside look at the working habits, styles, and strate-gies of the industry’s most successful pros. Whether you shootdigitally or prefer film capture, this guide will help you make themost of every portrait session, in-studio or on location.

FEATURES:Making the average extraordinaryEmergency backup equipment needsUsing an unobtrusive approach to capture reality as it unfoldsTechniques for both digital and film photographers

128 pages81/2"x11"

200 color photographs glossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-101-4$29.95 list

Order number: 1760

Bill Hurter

The Best of Portrait Photography

TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROS

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Jenni Bidner and Meleda Wegner

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW LEG-endary photographers such as Jim

Zuckerman and John Sexton create theirone-of-a-kind, captivating images? Hereis your opportunity to follow in theirfootsteps as these and other top photog-raphers capture the beauty and drama ofnature.

You’ll gain insight into the shooting techniques of the indus-try’s most notable nature photographers, visit their favorite loca-tions, read stories about once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportu-nities, and learn how each has learned to express his or herunique creative vision. Pairing fascinating text with 260 stunningimages of every imaginable subject—from flowers, to insects, tosea life, this book provides an inspiring look at the working habitsand techniques of photographers who risk their equipment, theirpersonal safety—and sometimes their lives—to produce world-class images of nature.

128 pages81/2"x11"260 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-084-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1744

FEATURES:Bird photography with Arthur MorrisWildlife, nature, and travel photographywith Jim ZuckermanFine art, black & white images of naturefrom John SextonInsect close-ups with Roger Eritja

Bill Hurter

DISCOVER HOW AWARD-WINNING PHO-tographers create memorable por-

traits that capture the magic of child-hood. In this book, Rangefinder editorBill Hurter draws on the work and expe-rience of over twenty top professionalphotographers in the portrait industry. Init, you’ll learn the creative and technicalskills they apply every day, on every shoot.

Beginning with equipment, you’ll learn how pros make theirequipment work for them. Next, you’ll get an inside look at stu-dio lighting for children’s portraits. You’ll also learn how prosapproach posing, and the techniques they use to generate price-less expressions. Also featured are helpful techniques for clothingselection and composition, as well as tips on the psychology ofworking with children.

Closing with a sales-boosting discussion on creating story-telling albums, this book provides creative insight and techniquesportrait photographers can apply immediately for stunning results.

128 pages81/2"x11"175 color photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-092-1$29.95 listOrder number: 1752

FEATURES:Professional techniques for relaxed,natural posingThe psychology of working with childrenof all ages Composing engaging portraitsOutdoor and window lighting techniques

The Best of Children’s Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES FROM THE PROS

The Best of Nature PhotographyIMAGES AND TECHNIQUES FROM THE PROS

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MAKE PROFOUND IMPROVEMENTS TO

your images quickly and easily withthese software accessories that run with-in Adobe Photoshop and other populardigital imaging programs. With plug-ins,you can amplify your digital imagingexperience beyond your wildest dreams.This book outlines the available tools and

introduces can’t-miss special effects like lightning, puffy whiteclouds, lighting effects, and puzzle pieces. Also featured areplug-ins for making basic image corrections; adding photograph-ic effects, text effects, patterns, distortions, and creative borders;and even improving the quality of image compression. Whetheryou’re interested in learning more about plug-ins and howthey’re used or want to add to your existing collection, this bookwill open your eyes to a whole new realm of imaging possibilities.

FEATURES:The basics of working with digital imagesin ElementsCropping and rotating imagesWorking with layers and selections totake total control of your imagesAdjusting color, exposure, and contrast

Michelle Perkins

WE HAVE ALL TAKEN PICTURES AND

thought, “If only . . . ”—if onlyMom’s eyes weren’t closed, if only therewasn’t that ugly light switch on the wall,if only the exposure wasn’t so dark. Thelist goes on and on—and that’s whereAdobe Photoshop Elements comes in.Featuring many of the powerful tools

found in Adobe Photoshop (but at a bargain price), Elements letsyou fix the problems that commonly affect photo quality, mak-ing all of your images look their very best. Whether you have asimple problem to fix or need to fine-tune multiple aspects ofyour image, this book’s concise, targeted approach will allow youto read up on and execute only the improvements you need—and in minimal time.

128 pages81/2"x11"

300 color imagesindex

ISBN 1-58428-138-3$29.95 list

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New!

Beginner’s Guide to Adobe® Photoshop® Elements®

FEATURES:Determining plug-in compatibility andinstalling plug-ins into Adobe Photoshopand Adobe Photoshop ElementsHow plug-in managers can help you totrack and access your plug-insResources for finding new plug-ins

128 pages81/2"x11"

175 color photosindex

ISBN 1-58428-129-4$29.95 list

Order number: 1781

Jack and Sue Drafahl

Plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop®

A GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

New!

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Studio Portrait Photography of Children and Babies, SECOND EDITION

Marilyn Sholin

CREATE MASTERFUL, UNIQUE, AND HEART-warming portraits of your youngest

subjects. Includes techniques for creatinga rapport with young clients, constructingflexible lighting setups, clothing selection,eliciting priceless expressions, selectingsupportive and decorative props, and more.

“Sholin delves into the unique psychological perspectives that a photogra-pher needs to know to get great photographs of infants, babies, toddlersand preschool-age children. . . .”

—PhotoGraphic

128 pages81/2"x11"80 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-069-7$29.95 listOrder number: 1657

Creative Techniques for Color PhotographyBobbi Lane

LEARN EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO

know about working with color, froma discussion on the electromagnetic spec-trum, to the visible spectrum and prisms,to how humans perceive color. You’ll learnhow color is rendered by various films vs.digital cameras, and how push- or pull-processing can help you achieve the resultsyou’re after. Lane also covers the effects of time of day, weather,color temperature, and filters on the final image, showing you howto create the intensely vivid, one-of-a-kind images you desire.

128 pages81/2"x11"250 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-104-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1764

Success in Portrait PhotographyMARKETING AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUESFOR STUDIO OWNERS

Jeff Smith

THIS BOOK WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO

develop an effective marketing strate-gy and avoid common mistakes. You’ll alsolearn how to structure your prices, devel-op a realistic budget, and reduce operatingcosts. Time management techniques, whichare exceptionally important for the self-employed, are also covered in detail.

Packed with efficiency-boosting techniques and marketingideas, this book is an important resource for any photographer.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-088-3$29.95 listOrder number: 1748

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Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers

J. D. Wacker

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE FACED

with the daily challenge of positioningtheir subjects so they don’t look posed. Inthis popular book, you’ll delve into thepsychology and mechanics behind posingclients for the most flattering results.

“Full of excellent example pictures of bothgood and not-so-good poses. There is even a special chapter on posingchallenges that I found very useful. A fantastic photographic resource.”

—Photo-Seminars.com

128 pages81/2"x11"

90 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-057-3$29.95 list

Order number: 1722

Professional Marketing & SellingTechniques for

Wedding PhotographersJeff Hawkins and Kathleen Hawkins

PULL AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION WITH

the must-read marketing and sellingtechniques in this book. You’ll get smarttips on setting goals, defining demograph-ics, and advertising and selling to clientsthat will set your studio apart.

“The authors show you how to pinpoint yourobjectives, set timelines for achieving them and track your progress.”

—Light and Shade

128 pages81/2"x11"

80 color photographssample forms, indexISBN 1-58428-053-0

$29.95 listOrder number: 1712

How to Photograph Your Baby’s First Year

Laurie White Hayball and David Hayball

YOUR BABY’S FIRST YEAR IS FULL OF MILE-stones—and there’s no better time

than the present to pick up a camera tocapture those accomplishments. Thisunique book provides quick, surefire les-sons that will vastly improve your imagesand spark creative photo sessions thatshould not be missed. With strategies for

creating holiday portraits, casual images that document “baby’sfirsts,” and heartwarming family portraits, this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide is a perfect read for busy parents.

112 pages6"x9"

70 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-105-7$14.95 list

Order number: 1765

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Corrective Lighting and PosingTECHNIQUES FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Jeff Smith

WORK YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CHAL-lenges of creating extraordinary por-

traits of the average client. You’ll learnhow to tactfully address clients’ problemareas, then use a variety of strategic posingand lighting techniques to slim the waist-line, mask a double chin, and more.

“If you’re serious about your portraits I can highly recommend CorrectiveLighting and Posing as it’s full of ideas and tips that can only improve yourimages.”

—Photo-Seminars.com

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-034-4$29.95 listOrder number: 1711

The Art and Techniques of Business Portrait PhotographyAndre Amyot

THIS BOOK PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE

business skills you’ll need in order toachieve success in this challenging field,then follows through with discussions oneverything from finding your niche, topricing portraits, to advertising—and evenhiring a dependable assistant. Since creat-ing business portraits on location presentsunique challenges, Amyot discusses some surprising strategies forlighting tight spaces, ensuring a safe environment, photographingindustrial equipment, computers, and a great deal more.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-107-3$29.95 listOrder number: 1762

Professional Digital PhotographyTECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING, SHOOTINGAND IMAGE EDITING

Dave Montizambert

IF YOU’RE EXPERIENCED IN BASIC DIGITAL

imaging, this book will provide the skillsyou need to take your imaging to the nextlevel. Author Dave Montizambert discuss-es the latest advances in technology andprovides techniques for color balancingyour images, getting the best exposure, andcalibrating your monitor for optimal—andaccurate—image viewing. Color theory, professional color print-ing, and Photoshop techniques are also discussed.

128 pages81/2"x11"120 color imagesglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-081-6$29.95 listOrder number: 1739

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Dynamic Wildlife PhotographyTECHNIQUES FOR CREATING CAPTIVATING IMAGES

Cathy and Gordon Illg

TODAY’S VIEWERS OF WILDLIFE IMAGES arehard to impress. As a result, today’s

wildlife photographers need to be verysavvy to succeed. This book will help youmeet that challenge.

“ . . . a wonderful guide to taking pictures ofwildlife that will go beyond the snapshot. . . .”

—Rob Sheppard, editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine

128 pages81/2"x11"

150 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-130-8$29.95 list

Order number: 1782

Heavenly Bodies THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

Bert P. Krages, Esq.

REACH FOR YOUR CAMERA, AND THEN

reach for the stars. If you have everwanted to capture the glory of a shootingstar, image a distant planet, or photographan underexamined yet ever-present sub-ject, this book is for you. With some basicskill, minimal photographic equipment,and a few intermediate-level astronomical

tools, you’ll be on your way to getting the images you desire.Includes discussions on finding and identifying celestial objects,getting quality exposures, and finding the best locations.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-116-2$29.95 list

Order number: 1769

Craig Alesse

THIS CLASSIC POINT-AND-SHOOT GUIDE TO

taking fabulous photos of family andfriends has been updated to include digitaltechniques. With advice on camera selec-tion, shooting tips, lighting, composition,and creative presentation techniques—alladdressed in short, simply written sec-tions—this book will teach you how to

capture your best-ever group portraits, candids, formals, and evenaction shots.

104 pages6"x9"

100 b&w photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-153-7$9.95 list

Order number: 1099

New!

Don’t Take My Picture! THIRD EDITION

New!

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Outdoor and Location Portrait Photography, SECOND EDITION

Jeff Smith

AUTHOR JEFF SMITH SHOWS YOU HOW TO

select the best equipment for outdoorand location photography, identify the per-fect light, choose great settings, and poseyour subjects to create beautiful portraitsyour clients will love. You’ll also learn thebusiness skills you need to schedule effi-cient location shoots and increase profits.

“The solid content and remarkable images . . . make this book a must forany photographer considering the portrait profession.”

—Photo-Seminars.com

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-070-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1632

The Art of Black & WhitePortrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES FROM A MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER

Oscar Lozoya

FEATURING 100 CAPTIVATING IMAGES BY

master photographer Oscar Lozoya,this book unveils the secrets you need toproduce portraits with real personality.

Drawing on a subject base of averageportrait clients, professional artists, andstreet people, Lozoya shows how to useelegant posing and lighting techniques tocreate mythical storytelling portraits. You’ll also learn how Lozoyadesigns a set, selects proper clothing, adds makeup, and more.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 duotone photosindexISBN 1-58428-083-2$29.95 listOrder number: 1746

Family Portrait PhotographyPROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

Helen T. Boursier

CAPTURE THE PERSONALITIES AND RELA-tionships behind the faces of a family.

This exceptional book will show you howto utilize new posing techniques, createmasterful studio and location shots, learnto capture or create the most flatteringlighting, and enhance your marketing andpresentation skills.

“Different family/group pictures in every conceivable form of a pose . . . avirtual clip book of ideas about poses for groups. . . .”

—Photo District News

128 pages81/2"x11"100 b&w/color photosappendix, indexISBN 0-936262-75-3$29.95 listOrder number: 1629

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Professional Secrets of NaturalLight Portrait Photography

Douglas Allen Box

NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE APPEALS

to photographers and clients becauseof its flattering, simple style and sponta-neous, casual quality. In this book, you’lllearn how to work with direct sun and usewindow light, porch light, and shade tocreate portraits that suit your clients’ needs.

“Technologies may change, but this core concept of photography doesn’t:Better photos come with a better understanding of how light works.”

—PC Photo

128 pages81/2"x11"

80 color photographsresources, index

ISBN 1-58428-045-X$29.95 list

Order number: 1706

Professional Secrets for Photographing Children, SECOND EDITION

Douglas Allen Box

STUDY THE POSING, COMPOSITIONAL, AND

lighting techniques Box uses to createeach beautiful portrait. This beautifullyillustrated book includes numerous light-ing diagrams plus posing and composition-al strategies for individuals and groups formore artistic, heirloom-quality portraits ofkids of all ages.

“Creative locations, posing and expressions make Douglas Box’s portraitsof children warm, endearing, playful and unique.”

—Light and Shade

128 pages81/2"x11"

70 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-063-8$29.95 list

Order number: 1635

Professional Secrets of Wedding Photography, SECOND EDITION

Douglas Allen Box

THIS BOOK PROVIDES YOU WITH TECH-niques for posing the bride, groom,

couple, wedding party, and family por-traits, and shows you how to make themost of light on location. Outdoor photog-raphy is also covered in detail, along withshooting under artificial light, capturingthe elegance of window lighting, and

adding flash. Comprehensive exposure tips and lighting diagramsare included for each portrait, making each and every techniqueeasy to duplicate or adapt.

128 pages81/2"x11"

140 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-087-5$29.95 list

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Photographer’s Guide toWedding Album Design and SalesBob Coates

SUPERCHARGE YOUR PROFIT LEVELS AND

enhance your creativity with the tech-niques in this book. Whether you’re inter-ested in producing a traditional album orprefer the cutting edge, the techniques andvast array of album designs in this book aresure to please. With tips for talking toclients about album styles and costs, aswell as top-notch presentation strategies that will ensure largersales, this book provides the inspiration you need to create out-standing albums and cultivate unparalleled professional success.

128 pages81/2"x11"150 color photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-098-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1757

THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TO

Success in Print CompetitionPatrick Rice

BOOST YOUR CREATIVITY AND PROFES-sional visibility by succeeding in PPA

and WPPI print competitions. Author Pat-rick Rice, an experienced WPPI and PPA

judge, shows how this competitive processcan help you to generate better photo-graphs and albums, attract more clients,and earn the respect of fellow photogra-phers. Contains competition guidelines, tips and images fromnumerous top professionals, as well as helpful discussions onimage selection, presentation, titling, and more.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photosindexISBN 1-58428-096-4$29.95 listOrder number: 1754

Web Site Design for Professional PhotographersPaul Rose and Jean Holland-Rose

WHETHER IT SHOWCASES WEDDING, POR-trait, or commercial work, your web

site is your new storefront—and the bestway to introduce clients to your imagesand services. In this book, you’ll learn howto build a high-impact web site that makesan impression and helps you turn webtraffic into foot traffic. The authors coverevery aspect of web design—from logos, to background and imageselection, to adding special effects, to menu bar design, to addingan e-mail link so clients can easily send correspondence, and more.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color imagesglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-097-2$29.95 listOrder number: 1756

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THIS BOOK INCLUDES DISCUSSIONS ON THE

psychology of posing, the use of diffu-sion filters and vignetting, and tips on pro-ducing high-impact close-ups with a tele-extender. An annotated portrait gallerywraps up these discussions and reinforcesthe many concepts covered in the book.

“Be sure to add this title to your library. I’m sure you’ll find it hard to dowithout.”

—Shutterbug

25

THE ART AND BUSINESS OF

High School Senior Portrait Photography

Ellie Vayo

PHOTOGRAPHER ELLIE VAYO SHARES THE

insights and techniques that make herstudio one of the biggest and most prof-itable senior portrait studios in the UnitedStates. Learn how to perfectly align yourstudio with high-school seniors’ needs tocapture the demographic you’re after. Vayooffers brilliant ideas for high-visibility

advertising and marketing, client service, set design, and more.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-079-4$29.95 list

Order number: 1743

Creative Lighting Techniques forStudio Photographers, SECOND EDITION

Dave Montizambert

LEARN THE CONCEPTS OF STUDIO LIGHTING

and how to apply them to every subjectyou photograph. You’ll learn to achievecomplete control over light and shadowformation to create images that capturethe unique shape, color, texture, and char-acter of your subject. Drawing on imagesfrom professional assignments, Montizam-

bert provides concrete, practical examples to illustrate each idea.Diagrams are included for every shoot, so you can easily duplicateor adapt every effect and become a studio lighting master.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-093-X$29.95 list

Order number: 1666

Posing and Lighting Techniquesfor Studio Portrait Photography

J. J. Allen

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-031-X$29.95 list

Order number: 1697

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Lighting and ExposureTechniques for Outdoor andLocation Portrait PhotographyJ. J. Allen

THE CHANGING LIGHT AND MORE COM-plex settings of outdoor and location

portraiture create many challenges forphotographers. J. J. Allen teaches the step-by-step techniques you need to succeed—from selecting portable equipment, tochoosing a setting with flattering light.You’ll learn to eliminate lighting and expo-sure problems and create flattering, consistent results.

128 pages81/2"x11"150 color photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-077-8$29.95 listOrder number: 1741

Lori Brystan

BRYSTAN, A FORMER MODEL AND A MAKE-up artist, brings the high-end treat-

ment usually reserved for models to all ofher portrait clients. The simple steps sheoutlines will help you to create portraitsthat look like they belong in the pages of aJ. Crew catalog or a fashion magazine.

“Includes a collection of great, creative photographs of men, women, chil-dren and families.”

—Photo Trade News

128 pages81/2"x11"60 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-062-X$29.95 listOrder number: 1725

Photographer’s Guide to Shooting Model and Actor PortfoliosC. J. Elfont, Alan Lowy, and Edna Elfont

CREATE A SPECTACULAR PORTFOLIO WITH

the detailed yet easy-to-follow tech-niques covered in this book. From film pro-cessing, to shot selection, to packaging andpricing, this book explains how to createportfolios that will get your clients noticed.

“If you’re just starting out, or are consideringportfolio photography as part of your services, don’t miss this book.”

—Photo-Seminars.com

128 pages81/2"x11"60 b&w/color photosindexISBN 1-58428-005-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1659

High Impact Portrait PhotographyCREATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR DRAMATIC, FASHION-INSPIRED PORTRAITS

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WITH MINIMAL EQUIPMENT AND PROPER

ventilation, you can easily tone yourimages and achieve greater artistic expres-sion. From the classic look of sepia, to richarchival toners, to toners in all the colorsof the rainbow, this book allows you to usetoners with confidence! Before and afterimages illustrate a variety of toning effects.

“The clarity of his examples and writing sheds great light on a subject thathas been shrouded in mystery.”

—Petersen’s PhotoGraphic

Build Your Own Home DarkroomREVISED EDITION

Lista Duren and Will McDonald

THIS GUIDE IS AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE

for every phase of building a dark-room in your basement, spare room, clos-et, or bathroom. You’ll find tangible, easy-to-use information on darkroom design,ventilation, woodworking, enlargers, lightboxes, and more.

“A unique, helpful guide . . . loaded with drawings, photos, and easy-to-follow descriptive text.”

—American Photographer

160 pages81/2"x11"

100 b&w photographsindex

ISBN 0-936262-04-4$17.95 list

Order number: 1092

Toning Techniques forPhotographic Prints

Richard Newman

128 pages81/2"x11"

125 b&w/color photosindex

ISBN 1-58428-074-3$29.95 list

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Into Your Darkroom Step by StepREVISED EDITION

Dennis P. Curtin

SET UP AND USE YOUR DARKROOM TO CRE-ate images that are more expressive,

less expensive, and better printed thanthose made at a commercial lab. This guidefeatures clear, easy-to-follow descriptionsand numerous helpful illustrations thatwill help you put your new skills to use.

“Easy-to-understand explanations make this publication a stand-out . . . it’sthe perfect book.”

—Modern Photography

96 pages81/2"x11"

100 b&w imagesindex

ISBN 0-936262-06-0$17.95 list

Order number: 1093

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Black & White Model PhotographyTECHNIQUES & IMAGES

Bill Lemon

CREATE THE TOP-NOTCH MODEL PHOTOS

your clients deserve. You’ll learn howto find and work with both new and expe-rienced models, use light on location, em-phasize each model’s best features, andmore. Contains nude and lingerie shots.

“A brilliant showcase of this photographer’sunique style of glamour illustrations.”

—Photo-Seminars.com

128 pages81/2"x11"60 b&w photographsindexISBN 0-936262-68-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1577

Bill Lemon

ENHANCE A MODEL’S UNIQUE LOOK AND

learn how to make each beautiful fea-ture “pop.” Technical information outlin-ing the lighting equipment and setup,clothing selection, composition, and stylis-tic considerations is provided for eachimage.

“Bill Lemon has a special gift for creating extraordinary beauty in bothordinary and beautiful people.”

—Art Ketchum, Photographer/Author/Lecturer

128 pages81/2"x11"60 b&w photographsindexISBN 1-58428-044-1$29.95 listOrder number: 1709

Classic Nude PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

Peter Gowland and Alice Gowland

LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER PETER GOW-land and his wife and partner Alice

Gowland analyze and explore the secretsbehind the images that defined the mod-ern field of glamour photography. Eachphoto is paired with detailed informationon lighting and posing strategies, back-ground and prop selection, and exposure.

“The use of sunlight and a prop is just one of the tricks in Classic NudePhotography. . . . ”

—Playboy

128 pages81/2"x11"120 duotone photosindexISBN 1-58428-040-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1710

Professional Secrets of Nude & Beauty PhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES IN BLACK & WHITE

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DIGITAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY OFFERS

a great number of important advan-tages—both creatively and financially. Yet,because the learning curve is quite steep,many photographers find the transition todigital very frustrating. In this book, JeffSmith, a studio owner and successful digi-tal portrait photographer, walks you

through every phase of the digital process, showing you how tointegrate digital techniques, edit your images, retouch problemareas, add special effects, solve common problems, and more.

Macro & Close-upPhotography Handbook

Stan Sholik and Ron Eggers

EXPLORE A WORLD THAT FEW PEOPLE EVER

see. Designed with the 35mm shooterin mind, this book covers everything youneed to know about capturing the extra-ordinary details of small subjects. Theauthors’ insightful text and amazinglysharp images illustrate how each techniquecan be used successfully every time.

“Comprehensive instruction is combined with images that illustrate everystep of the processes.”

—Photo Techniques

120 pages81/2"x11"

80 b&w/color photosglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-026-3$29.95 list

Order number: 1686

Professional Digital Portrait Photography

Jeff Smith

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-089-1$29.95 list

Order number: 1750

Photographer’s Lighting Handbook

Lou Jacobs Jr.

FROM LANDSCAPES MADE IN NATURE’Slight to portraits or still lifes created

with the artificial variety, the detailedinstructions in this book will help you tolearn the techniques necessary to createstunning images of special places andimportant moments. This book covers allof the basic lighting techniques, including

indoor and outdoor setups, light modifiers and filtration, andmore. With some practice and a strong creative vision, you’ll pro-duce top-notch results—whether in a home studio or on location.

128 pages81/2"x11"

130 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-076-X$29.95 list

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Photo Salvage with Adobe® Photoshop®

Jack and Sue Drafahl

WHETHER YOU HAVE PROBLEM SLIDES,negatives, prints, or digital files, this

is your step-by-step guide for restoringthem—or making them look even betterthan ever before. You’ll learn to restorefaded images, fix color balance and expo-sure issues, eliminate red-eye, removescratches, counter processing errors, andmore. As output know-how is essential to the salvage process,you’ll also learn how to print photos, prepare files for a digital lab,ready the images for a film recorder, or post them on the Internet.

128 pages81/2"x11"200 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-091-3$29.95 listOrder number: 1751

The Master Guide for Wildlife PhotographersBill Silliker, Jr.

CREATING QUALITY IMAGES OF WILDLIFE

requires three ingredients: the rightequipment, some skill at using it, and theknowledge of a field naturalist. In thisbook, master photographer Bill Sillikershows you how to use tracking strategies,calls, and blinds—techniques traditionallyused by hunters to get close to animals—toget intimate portraits of wild subjects. You’ll discover how to workin this unique environment, select the best approach for yourintended subject, dynamically compose the image, and much more.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-114-6$29.95 listOrder number: 1768

Photo Retouching with Adobe® Photoshop®, SECOND EDITION

Gwen Lute

LEARN HOW PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRA-phers retouch and restore photographs

using only digital technology. You’ll learnhow to eliminate image flaws, sharpenphotos, adjust poor exposure, remove dis-tracting elements, composite two or moreimages, add vignettes, create 3D effects,and improve your images in myriad ways.

“Be sure to acquire Photo Retouching because of its clear, straight-forwardapproach to the subject.”

—Library Journal

128 pages81/2"x11"150 color imagesindexISBN 1-58428-080-8$29.95 listOrder number: 1660

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Digital Imaging for theUnderwater Photographer

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FORPHOTO ENHANCEMENT AND PRESENTATION

Jack and Sue Drafahl

FOCUSING ON THE ASPECTS OF DIGITAL

imaging that are most important tounderwater photographers, this popularbook shows you how to rescue damagedphotographs, correct flaws, and effectivelyshow off your dazzling underwater images.

“This 224-page paperback is chock full of pho-tos explaining the computer techniques for top-quality images.”

—Undercurrent

224 pages6"x9"

100 color imagesglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-061-1$39.95 list

Order number: 1727

Beginner’s Guide to Nature Photography

Cub Kahn

THE MAGIC OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY IS

ever present. With the techniques inthis book, beginners will learn how to pro-duce consistently excellent nature photo-graphs—and avoid disappointing “I don’tknow what happened!” shots. With care-ful analysis of lens selection, focus, depthof field, and composition, beginners will

see improvement with each image they shoot. Whether you enjoycreating nature photography with a point & shoot camera, an SLR,or a digital model, this book will put you on the path to success.

96 pages6"x9"

70 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-090-5$14.95 list

Order number: 1745

The Art of Photographing Water

RIVERS, LAKES, WATERFALLS, STREAMS & SEASHORES

Cub Kahn

MEET THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES INHER-ent in photographing water. You’ll

learn to select the best possible lenses,eliminate glare, use motion control tech-niques, and achieve perfect perspective.

“Includes techniques for evaluating and improv-ing the composition of your images, [and] expo-

sure tips for difficult lighting situations.”—PhotoStockNotes (PhotoSource International)

128 pages81/2"x11"

70 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-060-3$29.95 list

Order number: 1724

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The Art of Bridal Portrait PhotographyTECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING AND POSING

Marty Seefer

THE BRIDAL PORTRAIT IS ONE OF THE

most important photos in a family’scollection. In this book, master photog-rapher Marty Seefer guides you throughthe creation of location and studio shots,showing you how to build a set, choose alocation, select a flattering pose, and createlighting that accents your subject’s beauty.Includes techniques for capturing all the critical shots of the day.

128 pages81/2"x11"70 color photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-067-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1730

Steven H. Begleiter

THIS UNIQUE BOOK OUTLINES THE SKILLS

you need to achieve great success inportraiture, and the places you need to goto find it. With page after page of personality-filled portraits that pop off ofthe page, image-enhancing tips and tech-niques, in-depth and enlightening inter-views with photo editors from the NewYorker, Vibe, and Vanity Fair, a historic perspective of the art ofportrait photography, and a host of indispensible portrait tips, thisis the book you’ve been waiting for.

128 pages81/2"x11"130 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-112-X$29.95 listOrder number: 1767

Professional Techniques for Pet and Animal PhotographyDebrah H. Muska

IF YOU’VE MASTERED THE BASICS OF PEOPLE

portraiture and want to adapt your skillsto meet the challenges of photographingpets and animals, this is the book for you.Author Debrah H. Muska shows you howto ensure a pet-friendly studio, select theright equipment, and determine how toposition animals—from cats and dogs tolizards and horses—to ensure the best results. With the skillful tipsin this book, you can maximize your profits and produce cherishedpet and animal photos that both owners and breeders will love.

128 pages81/2"x11"110 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-100-6$29.95 listOrder number: 1759

The Portrait BookA GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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FEATURES:Understanding your studio’s strengthsand weaknesses—and the strengths andweaknesses of your competitorsDeveloping a marketing strategy with ahook that describes what you do bestDesigning an effective marketing plan

Mitche Graf

TO SUCCEED AS A PROFESSIONAL WED-ding and portrait photographer, you

need more than a love of photography.You need a marketing plan that letspotential customers know who you are,what you do, and why they should spendtheir hard-earned money on your productsand services. Using the techniques in this

book, you’ll learn how to design a surefire marketing plan thatmakes the most of your time and money and even allows you tohave a life outside your studio. Whether you are just starting aphotography business or are looking for ways to enhance anexisting one—and whether your studio is based in a big city or asmall town—the techniques in this book will put you on thepath to success. Also features interviews and tips from topindustry professionals.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photosindex

ISBN 1-58428-136-7$29.95 list

Order number: 1788

New!

Power MarketingFOR WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

FEATURES:Professional techniques for digital por-trait and wedding photographyDeveloping an efficient and productivedigital workflowEditing and outputting your imagesIncreasing your visibility in the market

Patrick Rice

FEATURING THE MUST-HAVE TECHNIQUES

that over twenty top wedding andportrait photographers have used to max-imize their financial and creative success,this book provides the information pro-fessionals need to select the right digitalequipment, deal with a new type of work-flow, fine-tune images in Photoshop, and

market digital images with confidence. Including expert tech-niques for lighting and metering, easy step-by-step image editingstrategies, tips on creating stand-out wedding albums, and adviceon how to output the best quality images, this book is a must-have resource that will prove indispensible to all photographers‚from serious amateur to pro. Includes discussions on infraredimaging, website creation, digital handcoloring, and more.

128 pages81/2"x11"

200 color photosindex

ISBN 1-58428-128-6$29.95 list

Order number: 1780

New!

Professional Digital ImagingFOR WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS

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InfraredPhotographyHandbook

This is the definitive guide to creating otherworldlyinfrared images. Author Laurie White teaches youabout the qualities of infrared radiation, how toselect the best film and filter, how to best prepare fora shot, and what to expect when you get it. $29.95list, 81/2x11, 112p, 100 b&w photographs, White.(ISBN 0-936262-38-9) Order no. 1419.

Laurie White

The Art of InfraredPhotographyFOURTH EDITION

If you feel confined by the limits of conventionalphotography, infrared film may be the answer. Inthis book, you’ll learn to previsualize the scene ininfrared, store and handle film, use filters, tone andhandcolor prints, create digital infrared images, andmore. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 104p, 75 b&w/color photos,Paduano. (ISBN 0-936262-50-8) Order no. 1052.

Joseph Paduano

Infrared WeddingPhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES IN

BLACK & WHITE

With discussions on selecting the right film andequipment, to choosing effective lighting, to posingfor singles, couples, and groups, this book will showyou how to incorporate otherworldly infraredimages into your wedding photography repertoire.$29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 60 b&w photos, Rice, Rice,and Hill. (ISBN 1-58428-020-4) Order no. 1681.

Patrick Rice, Barbara Rice,and Travis Hill

Infrared LandscapePhotography

Create breathtaking, ghostly landscapes with a rollof infrared film and the techniques in this book.You’ll learn to identify the best subjects, composepowerful images, evaluate light and shadow, selectthe best exposure, and achieve perfect results in thedarkroom. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 60 b&w photos,Damiano. (ISBN 0-936262-82-6) Order no. 1636.

Todd Damiano

Advanced InfraredPhotographyHandbook

This follow-up guide to White’s Infrared PhotographyHandbook delves deeper into the art of infrared pho-tography. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot yourimages, select developers for your negatives, andscan and digitize your infrared photos. $29.95 list,81/2x11, 128p, 100 b&w/color photos, White Hayball.(ISBN 1-58428-049-2) Order no. 1715.

Laurie White Hayball

The Art of Color InfraredPhotography

Learn how to choose the best light sources for colorinfrared, how to previsualize the scene, and get theimages you want. Includes techniques for portrai-ture, still lifes, and landscapes, as well as instructionon push-processing, the creative mixing of lights,and more. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 80 color photos,Begleiter. (ISBN 1-58428-065-4) Order no. 1728.

Steven H. Begleiter

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Restoring Classic & Collectible

Cameras

Perfect for collectors and hobbyists alike, thedetailed instructions in this book will teach youhow to repair and restore bellows, clean lenses andshutters, and more. Includes model-specific instruc-tions and a helpful list of vendors and suppliers.$34.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 175 illustrations, Tomosy.(ISBN 0-936262-59-1) Order no. 1613.

Thomas Tomosy

Nikon®

Camera RepairHandbook

This guide covers disassembly, cleaning, and repairmethods for specific Nikon cameras and accessoriesmade between 1951 and 1985. Each model is dis-cussed separately and paired with exhaustive photo-graphic illustrations, making each procedure easy tofollow. $39.95 list, 81/2x11, 160p, 200 b&w photos,Tomosy. (ISBN 1-58428-041-7) Order no. 1707.

Thomas Tomosy

Leica Camera Repair

Handbook

Get all the skills you need to disassemble, repair,and adjust your classic Leica model—with confi-dence! Tomosy’s step-by-step text and numerousillustrations guide you through each technique. Alsoincludes sections on lenses, light meters, and otherequipment. $39.95 list, 81/2x11, 144p, 200 b&w pho-tos, Tomosy. (ISBN 0-936262-87-7) Order no. 1641.

Thomas Tomosy

CameraMaintenance &

RepairBOOK 2: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

These advanced troubleshooting and repair tech-niques will help you to get your camera back intoprime condition in no time. Includes step-by-stepinstructions for building an aperture and EV tester,repairing water, rust, sand, and fungus damage, andmore. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 176p, 175 b&w photos,Tomosy. (ISBN 0-936262-58-3) Order no. 1558.

Thomas Tomosy

Camera Maintenance & RepairBOOK 1: FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES

REVISED EDITION

Thomas Tomosy

THIS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE SHOWS YOU

how to clean mechanical, optical, andexterior components and disassemble andrepair your camera. This book providestechniques for maintaining and repairinghundreds of cameras and accessories andincludes 130 images and diagrams.

“ . . . a must-have for all camera owners and do-it-yourselfers.”—Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

160 pages81/2"x11"

130 b&w imagesindex

ISBN 0-936262-86-9$29.95 list

Order number: 1158

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Photographing Children in Black & WhiteHelen T. Boursier

LEARN THE TECHNIQUES THE PROS USE TO

capture portraits of children in black & white. You’ll discover posing, shooting,lighting, and marketing techniques forportraiture in the studio or on location.Features tips on photographing groups,working with twins, selecting a location,effectively using natural light, and more.

“If you’re looking to improve your images and want some valuable advicefrom an expert, don’t miss this book.”

—Photo-Seminars.com

128 pages81/2"x11"100 b&w photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-014-X$29.95 listOrder number: 1676

Legal Handbook for PhotographersTHE RIGHTS AND LIABILITIES OF MAKING IMAGES

Bert P. Krages, Esq.

PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO DO NOT UNDER-stand their legal rights are likely to put

themselves at risk. In this book, authorBert Krages offers solid advice about pho-tographing on private property or at crimescenes, to dealing with film or equipmentseizures, that will help you make well-informed decisions and achieve the confi-dence you need to capture images that—due to skepticism aboutyour legal rights—you may have previously chosen to avoid.

128 pages81/2"x11"40 b&w photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-059-X$19.95 listOrder number: 1726

Photographer’s Filter HandbookA COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELECTION AND USE

Stan Sholik and Ron Eggers

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

with this definitive guide on photo-graphic filters. Beginning with a primer onlight and filters, the authors cover theimpact of contrast, color temperature, anddirection. Filters used in both color andblack & white photography are discussedin detail. Finally, the authors show youhow to use soft focus, multi-image, contrast, graduated, and otherspecial-effects filters to achieve the results you desire!

128 pages81/2"x11"100 color photographsglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-068-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1731

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The Beginner’s Guide to Pinhole Photography

Jim Shull

CREATE A WORKING PINHOLE CAMERA WITH

a few common household items. Theresulting film can be processed in yourown home—and the photo quality maysurprise you! With materials lists, expo-sure charts, a glossary, and more, this bookcontains all that first-time pinhole photog-raphers will need to create great images.

“This book is well thought out, well organized and well illustrated. . . .”—Photo-Seminars.com

80 pages81/2"x11"

40 b&w photographsglossary, index

ISBN 0-936262-70-2$17.95 list

Order number: 1578

Zone SystemSTEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

Brian Lav

THE ZONE SYSTEM IS A COMPREHENSIVE

approach to the exposure and devel-opment of black & white film. With thestep-by-step approach presented in thisbook, anyone with basic camera and dark-room skills can easily learn the techniquesneeded to produce top-quality negativesand black & white prints.

“A well-crafted, well-presented, and easy-to-understand book. I highly rec-ommend this book to any serious black & white photographer.”

—Photo-Seminars.com

Creating World-Class Photography

HOW ANY PHOTOGRAPHER CAN CREATETECHNICALLY FLAWLESS PHOTOGRAPHS

Ernst Wildi

ANY PHOTOGRAPHER CAN CREATE TECH-nically flawless photographs with the

timeless tips contained in this beautifullyillustrated, complete guide. You’ll learn tooptimize your use of lenses, exposure sys-tems, flash, filters, and much more.

“Solid advice about tripods and the possibilitiesthat are available with a motor drive, and a good deal more. . . .”

—Hasselblad Forum

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsglossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-052-2$29.95 list

Order number: 1718

128 pages81/2"x11"

80 duotone photosindex

ISBN 1-58428-055-7$29.95 list

Order number: 1720

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The Bride’sGuide toWeddingPhotography

Every bride wants perfect wedding images. How-ever, most lack the knowledge they need to hire aphotographer and orchestrate the details involved inplanning their wedding photography. Ideal forbrides, this book makes a perfect client signing gift.$14.95 list, 9x6, 112p, 115 color photos, Hawkins.(ISBN 1-58428-094-8) Order no. 1755.

Kathleen Hawkins

StorytellingWeddingPhotographyTECHNIQUES AND IMAGES

IN BLACK & WHITE

Capture spontaneous moments and natural expres-sions as they unfold to create a unique record of thebride and groom’s special day. Barbara Box providesa fresh perspective on shooting weddings and showsyou how to create your own beautiful storytellingimages. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 112p, 165 b&w photos,Box. (ISBN 0-936262-93-1) Order no. 1667.

Barbara Box

Take GreatPicturesA SIMPLE GUIDE

No matter their subject, all photographers want totake better pictures. Jacobs helps readers look criti-cally at a scene or subject and develop a strategy formaking the most of it. Filled with technical tips andartistic inspiration, this book will put you on thepath to quality photos. $14.95 list, 9x6, 112p, 80 colorphotos, Jacobs. (ISBN 1-58428-102-2) Order no. 1761.

Lou Jacobs, Jr.

Medium FormatCamerasUSER’S GUIDE TO

BUYING AND SHOOTING

The medium format camera is the tool of choice formost professionals. This book covers the qualitiesand features of panoramic, box cameras, and more.Also includes information on composition andupdating your darkroom for medium format filmprocessing. $19.95 list, 81/2x11, 112p, 80 b&w photos,Williams. (ISBN 1-58428-042-5) Order no. 1705.

Peter B. Williams

Basic ScanningGuideFOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND OTHER

CREATIVE TYPES

Get the skills you need to set up your scanner, thenuse it to capture outstanding scans of your images.Covers how a scanner works, how to connect one,and basic scanning techniques (including simpleimage enhancements). $17.95 list, 81/2x11, 80p, 150b&w photos, Sheppard. (ISBN 1-58428-039-5) Orderno. 1702.

Rob Sheppard

Photographer’sGuide to Polaroid® TransferSTEP-BY-STEP, SECOND EDITION

Learn how Polaroid transfer can help you createbeautiful photographic images. Grey providesinstruction on transferring Polaroid images to virtu-ally any surface, including paper, wood, plastic,metal, glass, and rock. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 100color photos, Grey. (ISBN 1-58428-064-6) Order no.1653.

Christopher Grey

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THIS EXTRAORDINARY GUIDE PAIRS OVER

175 HEART-STOPPING IMAGES WITH ADVICE FROM

THE TOP PORTRAIT ARTISTS IN THE INDUSTRY

THIS INCOMPARABLE GUIDE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO BUILD

top-notch portraits of individuals, couples, and largegroups. Rangefinder editor Bill Hurter covers everything youneed to know about equipment selection, constructing flat-tering lighting setups, metering for perfect exposures, exe-cuting flawless poses, and much more, pulling together all ofthe hottest tips and images from the biggest names in theportrait industry.

With the techniques in this book, you will learn how toensure the best possible capture with your film or digitalcamera—both in the studio and on location. You’ll also learnhow to construct a dynamic, eye-catching composition, howto digitally enhance images with Photoshop, and much more.The ample lighting diagrams provided will help you to emu-late a wide variety of portrait looks with your own subjects.

“A complete, fully comprehensive guide for portrait photographers.Packed with invaluable information.”

—Light and Shade

PortraitPhotographer’s

HandbookSECOND EDITION

Bill Hurter

128 pages

81/2"x11"

175 color images

glossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-140-5

$29.95 list

Order number: 1708

FEATURES:Advice from over 45 top portrait photogra-phers in the industry175 all-new photographs and lighting diagramsTechniques for digital and film-based imagingPosing and composition techniquesUpdated to include additional discussionson digital capture and digital image editingCreating traditional darkroom effects withAdobe Photoshop

New!DUE SEPTEMBER 2004

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UNTIL RECENTLY, DIGITAL SINGLE LENS

reflex cameras were highly special-ized and used mainly by photojournal-ists and a few photographers with bigbudgets and lots of patience. However,over the last few years, resolutions haveclimbed, digital SLRs have become easi-er to use, and prices have dropped—making these high-quality cameras an option for serious ama-teurs and professional photographers. In this book, you’ll learnthe essentials of digital imaging—from image capture, to resolu-tion, to file formats, and more. You’ll also discover each camera’sbasic features—information that will help you select the modelthat best suits your needs. Discussions and images provideinsight on top models from major manufacturers.

128 pages81/2"x11"180 b&w photographsindexISBN 1-58428-143-X$29.95 listOrder number: 1791

FEATURES:Understanding the basic features of digital SLRs How the market for digital SLRs ischanging and growingDetailed discussions on top cameramodels by the premier manufacturers

FEATURES:Ample photographic illustrations showyou how to hold your camera, loadmemory cards, install batteries, andbegin taking picturesComposition tips for producing dynamic,eye-catching digital imagesUnderstanding digital file formatsSetting your camera’s ISO for the bestpossible photographsLens selection for digital SLRsCaring for and cleaning your cameraUpdated with images of the latest digitalcamera models

Step-by-Step Digital PhotographyA GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

SECOND EDITION

Jack and Sue Drafahl

WHETHER YOU ARE NEW TO PHOTOG-raphy or are just trying to master

your first digital camera, this newlyrevised book will provide a step-by-steppath to success. Utilizing a highly visualapproach, the authors provide 185 pho-tographs that show you exactly what youneed to know—from installing the mem-ory card and batteries, to taking your first shot. Once you’recomfortable will all the basics, you’ll move on to learn tech-niques for maximizing your flash performance, selecting andusing lenses for your digital SLR, using special exposure modes,taking close-up shots, adding photographic filters, and more.

112 pages9"x6"185 color photographsindexISBN 1-58428-141-3$14.95 listOrder number: 1763

New!DUE SEPTEMBER 2004

Ron Eggers and Stan Sholik

The Master Guide to Digital SLR Cameras

New!DUE OCTOBER 2004

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LEARN THE SECRETS BEHIND THE CREATION OF

SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WEDDING

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE INDUSTRY

BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL IMAGES ARE EVERY BRIDE AND

groom’s dream on their wedding day. But with so manydetails to orchestrate, how can you be sure to gather theinformation you need from your clients, develop effectiveportrait concepts, capture stand-out images of the bride,groom, their attendants, and family—not to mention drumup fabulous sales?

In this start-to-finish guide, renown photographer RickFerro analyzes dozens of images, providing can’t-miss tipsthat will help you to fine-tune every aspect of your images.

With an increased focus on digital technology’s role inevery phase of the wedding photographer’s work—from cap-ture, to marketing, to website design—and new, stunningimages, this revised edition will help you achieve your cre-ative and financial goals.

“ . . . generously illustrated with excellent color photographs, includ-ing both traditional wedding poses and creative techniques.”

—Library Journal

WeddingPhotography

CREATIVE TECHNIQUES FOR LIGHTING,POSING, AND MARKETING

THIRD EDITION

Rick Ferro

128 pages

81/2"x11"

125 color photographs

index

ISBN 1-58428-142-1

$29.95 list

Order number: 1649

FEATURES:Strategies for engagement sessions,pre-wedding bridal portraits, ceremony,and reception shotsPosing tips for individuals, couples, and largegroupsCapturing emotion in traditional and photo-journalistic imagesTechniques for website designStudio design strategies for real impactMarketing your studio to reach your targetdemographicPhotographic tips for dazzling engagementand wedding shots—indoors and outTips for high-impact wedding album designs

New!DUE OCTOBER 2004

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Digital InfraredPhotographyPROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUESAND IMAGES

Patrick Rice

128 pages

81/2"x11"

100 b&w/color photographs

index

ISBN 1-58428-144-8

$29.95 list

Order number: 1792

FEATURES:Infrared light theoryTesting your camera for infrared sensitivityHow infrared imaging depicts everydayobjectsBoosting contrast, grain, and the character-istic infrared “glow” in PhotoshopMarketing tips for boosting infrared salesand setting your studio apartDigital infrared advice from some of the top wedding and portrait shooters in theindustry

New!DUE NOVEMBER 2004

DIGITAL INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY IS GAINING

POPULARITY WITH CLIENTS—AND AT AN

UNPRECEDENTED SPEED

INFRARED IMAGING OFFERS A SPECTACULAR, OTHERWORLDLY

view of the people and places that surround us. Tones shiftand take on a magical cast, and the resultant images have amystical quality—one that’s particularly well suited toclients who are looking for portraits with a certain edge.

While infrared film is expensive, requires special han-dling, and can be unpredictable at best, the ability to createinfrared images with a digital camera and proper filtrationhas revolutionized the genre. Photographers can quicklycapture traditional color images, then craft the striking in-frared images that will round out—or make—the sale. Doingso is simple and, for the first time ever, you can preview theresults—and even share them with clients on the spot.

With everything you need to know about digital infraredimaging—from testing your camera’s infrared sensitivity, toselecting the proper filtration, to enhancing the image withdigital effects, to marketing your images—you’ll quickly gainthe skills and inspiration you need to set your studio apart.

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TAKE AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE GROUNDBREAKING

IMAGES THAT ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

AUTHOR BILL HURTER TRULY HAS HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE

of the wedding portrait industry. In this book, he fea-tures a vast array of wedding images from more than 35 ofthe world’s finest wedding photographers. Sharing theirtechnical tips and creative strategies, he covers everythingfrom equipment selection to album design, providing youwith a behind-the-scenes look at how the photographic elitecraft their images, work with clients, and set the bar for pho-tographers everywhere.

Whether you’re new to digital or are well practiced in itsuse, this book will help you fine-tune your imaging skills,streamline your workflow, boost your sales, and give you thedose of inspiration you need to churn out breathtakinglybeautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding albums that are perfectlysuited to each client.

Featuring 175 exquisite images, cutting-edge techniques,and straightforward advice, this book will educate, motivate,and inspire you to take your work to the next level.

The Best of Digital Wedding

Photography

Bill Hurter

128 pages

81/2"x11"

175 color photographs

glossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-145-6

$29.95 list

Order number: 1793

FEATURES:Tips, techniques, and 175 images from over35 of the biggest names in the weddingphotography industryLighting and metering strategies for achiev-ing perfect, highly saleable portraitsColor management and device profilingtechniquesBasic album design principles and tips fortemplate creationBacking up your digital filesMaximizing sales through marketing andimproved client relations

New!DUE NOVEMBER 2004

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Into Your Digital Darkroom Step by Step

Peter Cope

128 pages

81/2"x11"

300 color images

glossary, index

ISBN 1-58428-146-4

$29.95 list

Order number: 1794

FEATURES:Selecting the right hardware and softwarefor your digital darkroomUnderstanding resolution, file sizes, file formats, and moreAdjusting exposure and color balance inyour imagesCropping to remove distractions andimprove perspectiveEasy and effective retouching strategiesAdding text and artistic effectsOutputting images for home or studioprinting, lab output, and website use

New!DUE DECEMBER 2004

ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE CONTROL OVER YOUR

IMAGES IN THE DIGITAL DARKROOM AND

MAXIMIZE EVERY PHOTOGRAPH—DIGITAL OR FILM

COAX THE VERY BEST QUALITIES OUT OF EVERY DIGITAL AND

film image with the techniques in this book. With thesesimple instructions, you’ll quickly learn to produce effectiveimage enhancements without wading through complex tech-niques for wild special effects and design tasks never intend-ed for use by photographers. Written by a photographer, forphotographers, this book teaches all of the indispensabletechniques you’ll need to refine and output top-notch photo-graphs time and again.

Perfect for practitioners of every genre of photographyand of any experience level, this guide begins with a look athow to select the necessary hardware and software. You’llalso investigate the qualities of a digital image, including res-olution, file size, file formats. Next, you’ll use downloadableimages to gain hands-on experience in color correction, mon-tage creation, retouching, tinting images, and repairing dam-aged images. From start to finish, this book offers the toolsyou need to polish each image for the best possible results.

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FEATURES:Identifying the best possible lightsources and placementCapturing superb detail in the model’shair and clothingHow to develop a trusting relationshipwith your client

Lighting Techniques for Fashionand Glamour Photography

IN FASHION AND GLAMOUR PHOTOGRA-phy, nothing creates a mood quite like

light. It can evoke a mysterious feel, aplayful quality, or even a natural, sun-kissed look that renders the model sim-ply radiant. In this book, Dantzig out-lines the basics of light theory, thenmoves to a discussion on metering. He

describes the lighting equipment used by fashion and glamourphotographers and advises on the best placement for lights whencreating fashion shots and beauty images. Discussions on theadditive nature of light, the angle of incidence=angle ofreflectance law, working with models, and other savvy tips willleave you with greatly improved, highly marketable images.

New!DUE DECEMBER 2004

FEATURES:Supersizing your studio’s appealDeveloping your unique portraiture styleUsing automated Photoshop applicationsTraining your assistants to create yourapproved studio styleFor digital and film photographers

Profitable PortraitsTHE PHOTOGRAPHER’S GUIDE TOCREATING PORTRAITS THAT SELL

Jeff Smith

THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT—A PHO-tographer’s portrait style correlates

directly to his or her profits. But photo-graphic style doesn’t just happen, andwhat works for one photographer won’tnecessarily work for the next. In order tomake money in the portrait business,photographers need to determine just

what it is that their target client is looking for and must endeav-or to find the best possible means by which to fill that need. Thisbook will help you to cut back on flashy gimmicks, learn to honein on your target client’s needs, and tailor your posing and light-ing strategies to suit the intended portrait recipient.

128 pages81/2"x11"

100 color photographsindex

ISBN 1-58428-152-9$29.95 list

Order number: 1797

New!DUE JANUARY 2005

Stephen A. Dantzig, PsyD

128 pages81/2"x11"

185 color imagesindex

ISBN 1-58428-147-2$29.95 list

Order number: 1795

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FEATURES:Model and property release forms andestimate and invoice formsFinancial concerns, including sales taxes,retainer fees, and payment termsHow laws govern your employeesDisplaying and publishing your images

Wedding and PortraitPhotographers’ Legal HandbookNorman Phillips and Christopher S. Nudo, Esq.

CAPTURING IMAGES OF ONCE-IN-A-LIFE-time events like weddings, bar mitz-

vahs, and other special occasions canleave you vulnerable to a host of legalproblems. Unfortunately, most photogra-phers are perilously underprepared andunprotected in such endeavors. In aworld where lawsuits have become com-monplace, how can you protect yourself when faced with issuessuch as illness, equipment malfunctions, and no-shows? In thisbook, you’ll get the advice you need to protect yourself againstlegal action and will learn how to proceed should you find your-self in such a position. Contains 25 sample forms.

128 pages81/2"x11"25 sample formsindexISBN 1-58428-148-0$29.95 listOrder number: 1796

New!DUE JANUARY 2005

FEATURES:Finessing contrast for added punchCreative techniques, including tinting andhandcoloring effectsEnsuring top-quality image outputTechniques and images from 20 profes-sional photographers

Professional Techniques for Black & White Digital PhotographyPatrick Rice

IN BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY, THE

contrast, composition, and graphicappeal of the photo make the image.Crisp, contrasting black & white tonesare all-important for a technically cor-rect photo—but ensuring that these ele-ments are in place is a tall order. In thisbook, you’ll discover how shooting digi-tally can help you make the most of black & white portrait, wed-ding, and landscape photography. With tips for improved cap-ture and lighting, plus a host of digital enhancement strategiesand a discussion on top-notch presentation and marketing tips,you’ll soon learn to amplify the appeal of each and every image.

128 pages81/2"x11"100 b&w/color photosglossary, indexISBN 1-58428-149-9$29.95 listOrder number: 1798

New!DUE FEBRUARY 2005

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FEATURES:Getting the information you need toselect the camera that suits your needsHow to use a scanner to create digitalimages from any printFine-tuning the color, contrast, and over-all appearance of your digital images

The Practical Guide to Digital Imaging

MASTERING THE TERMS, TECHNOLOGIES, AND TECHNIQUES

PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS

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FEATURES:Avoiding common lighting problemsTechniques for working in your ownbackyard and in more exotic localesAchieving sharp focus and making basicexposure adjustmentsQuick and easy digital remedies for themost common photo problemsCreating panoramic images

Digital Landscape PhotographyStep by Step

Michelle Perkins

WE ALL WITNESS SCENES ON A DAILY

basis that would make memorablelandscape images. With digital technolo-gy, these are now easier than ever tophotograph. However, capturing themajesty of these scenes is still far fromsimple. If you just “point and click,”your images will fall short of communi-

cating the true beauty of the scene. Fortunately, help is a fewshort lessons away. In this book you’ll discover options forenhancing your images through proper equipment selection anduse, compositional strategies, texture-enhancing highlights andshadows, exposure techniques, quick digital fixes, and more.

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The Art and Science of Butterfly PhotographyPredict butterfly behavior, determine when tophotograph them, and discover how to lurebutterflies—then learn the techniques youneed to capture beautiful images! $29.95 list,81/2x11, 120p, 100 b&w/color photos, Folsom.(ISBN 1-58428-019-0) Order no. 1680.

Black & White Landscape PhotographyCreate breathtaking images that capture theessence of place. You’ll learn compositionalstrategies, darkroom techniques, framing andpresentation strategies, and more. $29.95 list,81/2x11, 128p, 70 b&w photos, Collett andCollett. (ISBN 1-58428-004-2) Order no. 1654.

Black & White Nude PhotographyFrom working with models, to capturingevocative images at night, to photographingreflections, toning images, and more, this bookwill inspire the creativity and technical mas-tery you need to capture priceless fine-artnudes. $24.95 list, 81/2x11, 112p, 60 b&w photos,Trampe. (ISBN 0-936262-55-9) Order no. 1592.

Black & White Photography for 35mmBrush up on your photographic techniquesand delve into do-it-yourself darkroom workfor high-quality black & white prints. $29.95list, 81/2x11, 128p, 100 b&w photos, Mizdal.(ISBN 0-936262-99-0) Order no. 1670.

Black & White Portrait PhotographyGet advice from seasoned professionals onpreparing subjects; selecting sets, wardrobe,and props; using indoor and outdoor lightingtechniques; and more. $29.95 list, 81/2x11,128p, 120 b&w photos, Boursier. (ISBN0-936262-61-3) Order no. 1626.

Creative Techniques forNude Photography in Black & WhiteDevelop artistic concepts, utilize uniqueposes, select creative locations and backdrops,and more in this timeless book. $29.95 list,81/2x11, 128p, over 100 b&w photos, Grey.(ISBN 0-936262-95-8) Order no. 1655.

Essential Skills for Nature PhotographyGet the skills you need to capture the naturalworld on film. Includes tips on selectingequipment, choosing locations, evaluatingcompositions, using filters, and more! $29.95list, 81/2x11, 128p, 100+ color/b&w photos,Kahn. (ISBN 1-58428-009-3) Order no. 1652.

Glamour Nude PhotographyREVISED EDITION

Create stunning nude images! The Hurthsguide you through model and locationselection, lighting, and shooting techniques.Includes discussions on posing, equipment,makeup and hairstyles, and more! $29.95 list,81/2x11, 128p, over 100 b&w/color photos,Hurth. (ISBN 0-936262-97-4) Order no. 1499.

Handcoloring PhotographsStep by StepYou can handcolor black & white photos witha few basic supplies and the tips in this book.Includes instruction on selecting the rightprint, using mixed media, and presentationstrategies. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 112p, 100color/b&w photos, Laird and Chambers. (ISBN0-936262-54-0) Order no. 1543.

How to Take Great Pet PicturesLearn to make the most of your camera and filmand capture frame-worthy images of these cher-ished “family members.” With these easy les-sons, taking great pet photos will become secondnature. $14.95 list, 6x9, 80p, 40 color photos,Nichols. (ISBN 1-58428-066-2) Order no. 1729.

Lighting for People PhotographySECOND EDITION

With illustrations and exercises to help youmaster portrait lighting, this book will showyou how to take your images to the next level.$29.95 list, 81/2x11, 120p, 100 b&w/color photos,Crain. (ISBN 1-58428-016-6) Order no. 1296.

Make-Up Techniques for PhotographyLearn to select and masterfully apply makeupfor portraits. You’ll learn how to add color,use highlighting and toning, and minimizeskin problems to produce the flawless imagesyour clients demand. $29.95 list, 81/2x11,128p, 70 color photos, Hollenbeck and Hollen-beck. (ISBN 1-58428-037-9) Order no. 1704.

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Marketing and Selling Black & White Portrait PhotographyThis book outlines strategies for expandingyour business by adding black & white por-traiture to your repertoire. $29.95 list, 81/2x11,128p, 80 b&w photos, Boursier. (ISBN 1-58428-015-8) Order no. 1677.

McBroom’s Camera Bluebook SIXTH EDITION

The most complete guide to new and usedcameras on the market! Contains informa-tion on APS and digital models and fully-illustrated descriptions of all major cameraand lens lines. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 336p, 275b&w images, McBroom. (ISBN 1-58428-013-1)Order no. 1553.

Photographers and Their StudiosVisit more than twenty studios and learn thesecrets behind their unique designs. Includestips for designing a studio that will attract thedesired demographic and boost sales. $29.95list, 81/2x11, 128p, 100 color photos, Boursier.(ISBN 1-58428-047-6) Order no. 1713.

Photographic LensesProviding discussions of low dispersion glass,aspheric lens elements, apochromatic lenses,and more, this book will show you how tochoose and use a wide variety of lenses forimproved imaging. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p,100 color photos, Wildi. (ISBN 1-58428-058-1)Order no. 1723.

Photographing Children withSpecial NeedsThis book describes the symptoms of spinabifida, autism, cerebral palsy, and more,teaching you how to safely and effectivelycapture the unique personalities of these chil-dren. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 100 colorphotos, Dórame. (ISBN 1-58428-086-7)Order no. 1749.

Photographing Creative LandscapesBreak with strict realism to create dreamlikeimages. You’ll learn to experiment withexposure, movement, negative sandwiching,and perspective to achieve images that alterand improve upon traditional landscapes.$29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 80 color photos,Orton. (ISBN 1-58428-048-4) Order no. 1714.

Photographing Your ArtworkThis step-by-step guide shows you how totake high-quality slides of your artwork—whether two- or three-dimensional—for sub-mission to galleries, magazines, grant com-mittees, etc. $29.95 list, 81/2x11, 128p, 80 b&wphotos, Hart. (ISBN 1-58428-028-X) Order no.1688.

Professional Secrets ofNature PhotographySelect powerful subjects, manipulate naturallight, and achieve ideal exposure for top-quality nature images. This book providestips for filter use, composition, packing foryour outdoor shoot, and more! $29.95 list,81/2x11, 128p, 100 color photos, Holmes. (ISBN1-58428-021-2) Order no. 1682.

Watercolor Portrait PhotographyLearn to manipulate Polaroid SX-70 emulsionto create artistic, painterly images. With tipson selecting a setting, composition, and usingSX-70 film for studio work, this book willboost your creativity and sales. $29.95 list,81/2x11, 128p, 100 b&w/color photos, Boursier.(ISBN 1-58428-032-8) Order no. 1698.

Secrets of Successful Aerial PhotographyLearn how to plan for every aspect of a shootand take the best possible images from the air.Discover how to control camera movement,compensate for environmental conditions,and compose top-notch aerial images. $29.95list, 81/2x11, 120p, 100 b&w/color photos, Eller.(ISBN 1-58428-018-2) Order no. 1679.

Wedding PhotojournalismMaster the specialized techniques needed tocapture the extraordinary emotion and fleet-ing, priceless moments of your clients’ specialday. Marcus provides you with all the toolsrequired to capture the storytelling photo-graphs your clients demand. $29.95 list,81/2x11, 128p, 50 b&w photos, Marcus. (ISBN1-58428-011-5) Order no. 1656.

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Advanced Digital Camera Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Advanced Infrared Photography Handbook . . . . . . . .34 The Art and Business of High School Senior

Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25The Art and Science of Butterfly Photography . . . . .48The Art and Techniques of Business

Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20The Art of Black & White Portrait Photography . . . .22The Art of Bridal Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . .32The Art of Color Infrared Photography . . . . . . . . . . .34The Art of Infrared Photography, 4th ed. . . . . . . . . . .34The Art of Photographing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31Basic 35mm Photo Guide, 5th ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Basic Scanning Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Beginner’s Guide to Adobe® Photoshop®, 2nd ed. . . . . .8Beginner’s Guide to

Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17Beginner’s Guide to Nature Photography . . . . . . . . . .31Beginner’s Guide to Photographic Lighting . . . . . . . . .9Beginner’s Guide to Pinhole Photography . . . . . . . . .37The Best of Children’s Portrait Photography . . . . . . .16The Best of Digital Wedding Photography . . . . . . . . .43The Best of Nature Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16The Best of Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15The Best of Teen and Senior Portrait Photography . .14The Best of Wedding Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14The Best of Wedding Photojournalism . . . . . . . . . . . .15Big Bucks Selling Your Photography, 3rd. ed. . . . . . . . .4Black & White Landscape Photography . . . . . . . . . . .48Black & White Model Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28Black & White Nude Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48Black & White Photography for 35mm . . . . . . . . . . . .48Black & White Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . .48The Bride’s Guide to Wedding Photography . . . . . . .38Build Your Own Home Darkroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27Camera Maintenance and Repair: Book 1, rev. ed. . . .35Camera Maintenance and Repair: Book 2 . . . . . . . . .35Classic Nude Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28Classic Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Color Correction and Enhancement

with Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Corrective Lighting and Posing Techniques

for Portrait Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Creating World-Class Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37Creative Lighting Techniques

for Studio Photographers, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Creative Techniques for Color Photography . . . . . . . .18Creative Techniques for Nude Photography

in Black & White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48The Digital Darkroom Guide with

Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer . .31Digital Infrared Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42Digital Landscape Photography Step by Step . . . . . . .47Digital Photography for Children’s and

Family Portraiture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Don’t Take My Picture! 3rd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Dynamic Wildlife Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Essential Skills for Nature Photography . . . . . . . . . . .48Family Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Fantasy Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Glamour Nude Photography, rev. ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Group Portrait Photography Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . .6Handcoloring Photographs Step by Step . . . . . . . . . . .48Heavenly Bodies: The Photographer’s

Guide to Astrophotography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21High Impact Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26How to Photograph Your Baby’s First Year . . . . . . . .19How to Take Great Pet Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48Infrared Landscape Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Infrared Photography Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Infrared Wedding Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34Into Your Darkroom Step by Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27Into Your Digital Darkroom Step by Step . . . . . . . . . .44Legal Handbook for Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36Leica Camera Repair Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35Lighting and Exposure Techniques for Outdoor

and Location Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . .26Lighting for People Photography, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . .48Lighting Techniques for Fashion and

Glamour Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45Lighting Techniques for High Key

Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Lighting Techniques for Low Key

Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Macro & Close-up Photography Handbook . . . . . . . .29Make-Up Techniques for Photography . . . . . . . . . . .48Marketing and Selling Black & White

Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49The Master Guide for Wildlife Photographers . . . . . .30The Master Guide to Digital SLR Cameras . . . . . . . .40Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers . . .2Master Posing Guide for Portrait Photographers . . . .19McBroom’s Camera Bluebook, 6th ed. . . . . . . . . . . . .49Medium Format Cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Nikon® Camera Repair Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35Outdoor and Location Portrait

Photography, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Photographers and Their Studios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49Photographer’s Filter Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36Photographer’s Guide to Polaroid® Transfer:

Step-by-Step, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Photographer’s Guide to Shooting

Model and Actor Portfolios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26Photographer’s Guide to the Digital Portrait . . . . . . . .6Photographer’s Guide to Wedding Album

Design and Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Photographer’s Lighting Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29Photographic Lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49Photographing Children in Black & White . . . . . . . . .36Photographing Children with Special Needs . . . . . . .49Photographing Creative Landscapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49Photographing Your Artwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49Photo Retouching with Adobe®

Photoshop®, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30Photo Salvage with Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . .30Plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17The Portrait Book: A Guide for

Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32The Portrait Photographer’s Guide to Posing . . . . . . . .5Portrait Photographer’s Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39Portrait Photography: The Art of Seeing Light . . . . . .7Posing and Lighting Techniques for Studio

Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Power Marketing for Wedding and Portrait Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

The Practical Guide to Digital Imaging: Mastering theTerms, Technologies, and Techniques . . . . . . . . .47

Professional Digital Imaging for Wedding and PortraitPhotographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Professional Digital Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Professional Digital Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . .29Professional Marketing & Selling Techniques

for Wedding Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Professional Model Portfolios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11The Professional Photographer’s Guide to

Success in Print Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Professional Secrets for Photographing

Children, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Professional Secrets of Natural Light

Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Professional Secrets of Nature Photography . . . . . . . .49Professional Secrets of Nude &

Beauty Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28Professional Secrets of

Wedding Photography, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Professional Strategies and Techniques for

Digital Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Professional Techniques for

Black & White Digital Photography . . . . . . . . . . .46Professional Techniques for

Digital Wedding Photography, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . .4Professional Techniques for Pet and Animal

Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32Profitable Portraits: The Photographer’s Guide to

Creating Portraits that Sell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45Restoring Classic & Collectible Cameras . . . . . . . . . . .35Secrets of Successful Aerial Photography . . . . . . . . . .49Step-by-Step Digital Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40Storytelling Wedding Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Studio Lighting: A Primer for Photographers . . . . . . . .7Studio Portrait Photography of

Children and Babies, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Success in Portrait Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18Take Great Pictures: A Simple Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . .38Toning Techniques for Photographic Prints . . . . . . . .27Traditional Photographic Effects

with Adobe® Photoshop®, 2nd ed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8Watercolor Portrait Photography: The Art of

Polaroid® SX-70 Manipulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49Web Site Design for Professional Photographers . . . .24Wedding and Portrait Photographers’

Legal Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46Wedding Photography: Creative Techniques

for Lighting, Posing, and Marketing, 3rd ed. . . . . .41Wedding Photography with Adobe® Photoshop® . . . . . .6Wedding Photojournalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49Zone System: Step-by-Step Guide for

Photographers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

INDEX OF TITLES

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Amherst Media has added 28 NEW books to our Photographer’s Library:

Don’t Take My Picture! (3rd ed.)

Master Lighting Guide for Portrait Photographers

The Portrait Photographer’s Guide to Posing

Big Bucks Selling Your Photography (3rd ed.)

Professional Digital Imaging for Wedding and

Portrait Photographers

Plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop®: A Guide for Beginners

Dynamic Wildlife Photography: Techniques for CreatingCaptivating Images

Portrait Photography: The Art of Seeing Light

Classic Portrait Photography: Techniques and Images from aMaster Photographer

Beginner’s Guide to Photographic Lighting: Techniques forSuccess in the Studio or On Location

Posing for Portrait Photography: A Head-to-Toe Guide

Studio Lighting: A Primer for Photographers

Power Marketing for Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Professional Model Portfolios: A Step-by-Step Guide forPhotographers

Beginner’s Guide to Adobe® Photoshop® Elements®

Portrait Photographer’s Handbook (2nd ed.)

Step-by-Step Digital Photography (2nd ed.)

Wedding Photography: Creative Techniques for Lighting,Posing, and Marketing (3rd ed.)

The Master Guide to Digital SLR Cameras

Digital Infrared Photography: Professional Techniques andImages

The Best of Digital Wedding Photography

Into Your Darkroom Step by Step

Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour Photography

Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s Legal Handbook

Profitable Portraits: The Photographer’s Guide to CreatingPortraits that Sell

Professional Techniques for Black & White DigitalPhotography

The Practical Guide to Digital Imaging: Mastering theTerms, Technologies, and Techniques

Digital Landscape Photography Step by Step

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