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Photography and digital imaging books
These books are the personal recommendations of Keith Cooper (they are on his bookshelf and well thumbed)
They should be available at any good bookstore, so do have a look.
Old photography books from 2nd hand bookshops make up a fair bit of our book collection - just because it's film doesn't mean you can't benefit from looking at good photos ;-)
Reviews (full articles)
We will also be adding longer reviews of some of the books below over time
A marvellous book by Terry Hope, that brings together a collection of works by different photographers with their own comments.
Read it and you will soon be reaching for the camera...
ISBN: 2880464803 (UK edition)
A classic from Ansel Adams.
Many techniques and concepts are applicable to the production of digital images.
Photoshop for Photographers - Martin Evening
Learn many of the features of Photoshop — written from a photographer's perspective. Comprehensive and clearly written. The section on colour management (valid even for black and white) is particularly clear in its coverage of an area that many find mysterious. Includes CD with additional material.
There are versions from Photoshop 6 through to CS5 and I think I've most on the bookshelf ;-)Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers
Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers
A Tree, a Blade of Grass
Collection of colour photographs by Shinzo Maeda. Images of the Japanese landscape.
It's a book that I never tire of just picking up and browsing. I really do look forward to visiting Japan one day...
ISBN: 3822896551A Tree, a Blade of Grass
A Tree, a Blade of Grass
Mastering Digital Printing
"The Photographer's and Artist's Guide to High-Quality Digital Output" An extremely comprehensive guide to what can be achieved in the digital realm. Covers all the major technologies and techniques. Excellent choice for both amateurs and pros alike.
By Harald Johnson (who runs the useful dpandi site).
ISBN: 1929685653Mastering Digital Printing 2nd Edition
Mastering Digital Printing 2nd Edition
Real World Colour Management
I often get asked for suggestions about learning more about the nuts and bolts of Colour Management.
My usual suggestion is Bruce Fraser's Real World Colour Management.
My own copy is well thumbed. It's my first port of call if I'm asked a question and I feel I don't quite understand an issue well enough to be absolutely sure of an answer.Real World Color Management
Real World Color Management
Real World Camera Raw
By Bruce Fraser (who is much missed)
ISBN: 032127878XReal World Camera Raw with Photoshop CS2
Real World Camera Raw with Photoshop CS2
Photoshop Masking & Compositing
Possibly 'the' book on masking. An essential element of much photo manipulation.Photoshop Masking Compositing (Voices That Matter)
Photoshop Masking & Compositing (VOICES)
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