Peachpit Press is offering a great year-end deal to start your New Year off with a bang! SAVE up to 45% on Peachpit books, videos and e-books thru January 5, 2014. You’ll save 35% on a single title or 45% if you buy 2 or more of the best books to help lift your photography, videography and design skills.
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Here’s a list of a few of my favorite Peachpit titles:
‘Road to Seeing’ by Dan Winters
Wait no longer, Dan Winters’ massive epic book is finally out. This is my favorite photobook of the year with 696 pages filled with Dan’s amazing photographs and wisdom to guide you on the path to better photography. Dan shares his journey to becoming a photographer, as well as key moments in his career that have influenced and informed the decisions he has made and the path he’s taken. A Must for every photobook collection!
‘Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots‘
PRE-ORDER and SAVE! Learn to get the most out of your Sony A7 or A7R camera. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.
‘Secrets of Great Portrait Photography’
You’ll get the inside scoop on what goes on at a celebrity photo shoot in this gorgeous guide to making professional portraits. Learn how to make a meaningful portrait on a magazine’s budget and on a celebrity’s schedule. Tips on connecting with people, finding the perfect location, telling a great story through portraiture, getting the ideal pose, capturing emotion and gestures, arranging unique group shots, and lighting the scene just right. You might not be photographing the rich and famous, but after reading this guide, you’ll know how to give everyone who makes their way in front of your camera the star treatment.
‘Photoshop Compositing Secrets: Unlocking the Key to Perfect Selections and Amazing Photoshop Effects for Totally Realistic Composites‘
Matt Kloskowski takes you through the entire process behind creating convincing, well-executed, and captivating composites. You’ll see how to create images that run the gamut from real-world portraits for corporate, graduation, or group photos to sports portraits, templates, and collages, and even the surreal, dramatic composites that clients clamor for.
‘Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash‘
Joe McNally tells readers what works and what doesn’t via his let’s-see-what-happens approach, he shows how he sets up his shots with plentiful sketches and behind-the-scenes production shots, and he does it all with the intelligence, clarity, and wisdom that can only come from shooting in the field for 30 years for the likes of National Geographic, Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated–not to mention the wit and humor that only Joe can bring to the printed page.
‘Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers‘
Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 best-selling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 5, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun.
‘Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography: A Sports Illustrated Photographer’s Tips, Tricks and Tales‘
Beautifully illustrated with images from the pinnacle of sport, 30-year Sports Illustrated veteran photographer Peter Read Miller takes you into the action of many of his most iconic shots, relating the stories behind the photos of some of the world’s greatest athletic events, including the Olympics and the Super Bowl.
‘Lighting for Digital Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots‘
Photographer and bestselling author Syl Arena begins with a primer on light itself-how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and hardness-and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light. Then the book digs in to begin creating light with photographic lights, whether that’s small flash or big strobe, the pop-up flash on your DSLR or continuous lights.
‘The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world’s top shooters‘
Joe McNally’s classic book inspires, challenges and informs. Packed full of those “Ah ha!” moments, it will help you understand photography and the art of making great photos at a level you never thought possible. This book brings you that wonderful moment when it suddenly all makes sense – the “moment it clicks.”
‘Photography Q&A: Real Questions. Real Answers‘
Zack Arias answers over 100 questions fielded directly from the public. These are questions that range across all aspects of the photo industry: gear, marketing, street photography, vision, pricing, branding, light, models, work/life balance, technical advice, and much more. From how to “put yourself out there” and start to get jobs, to how to get paid for those jobs when the client is slow to cut the check-and everything in between.
‘LIGHT IT! SHOOT IT! RETOUCH IT!‘
Each year, Scott trains thousands of professional photographers during his Light It. Shoot It. Retouch It. LIVE! seminar tour and now, for the first time ever, he’s taken that incredibly popular style of learning and put in into book form. Now everyone can have a real-world reference for getting the same looks today’s clients are clamoring for.
‘Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer‘
This gorgeous guide for intermediate to advanced DSLR shooters is packed with practical tips, detailed lighting setups, and behind-the-scenes stories from a variety of Clark’s most challenging adventure photography assignments. With an engaging writing style and cliffhanger details, the author allows you to tag along with him to improve your skills and find inspiration to create images instead of just taking them.
‘Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots‘
In Creating DSLR Video: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer and video expert Rich Harrington demystifies the process and teaches a solid foundation for capturing great video. Whether readers have been dabbling in video already or have never even used that mode on their camera, they will learn how to go from capturing mediocre video to creating compelling footage–and all the steps in between!