6 New Photography Books for Your Tuesday Morning

Here are 6 newly released photography books for your viewing pleasure. From Pin-ups to Chicago of yesteryear;  Camera guides to the National Gallery in London. Below we will find plenty of quality selections. Hope you enjoy!

SuicideGirls: Hard Girls, Soft Light

Suicide Girls: Hard Girls, Soft LightThe SuicideGirls are a collection of more than 2,500 pin-up girls devoted to changing your idea about what makes a woman beautiful … and they are naked. Started in Portland, Oregon, by Missy Suicide and her friends in 2001, the SuicideGirls broke conventional notions of beauty and the pin-up girl ideal as defined by men’s and women’s magazines and the culture at large.

In addition to the millions of visitors that frequent the SG Website, this book will appeal to both men and women (their membership is split nearly equally) who thought the shy, artsy chick with the black eyeliner and nose ring was the sexiest girl in high school (every guy in Silverlake, Williamsburg, and beyond). 

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Nikon D600 User ManualA full-color beginner guide to the basics of the Nikon D600 The Nikon D600 is a professional-level full-frame sensor that is sure to attract an audience of DSLR newcomers and pros.

This friendly-and-thorough full-color guide shows you how to get a firm grasp on this powerful camera and helps you to ultimately get better photos. Helps you shoot in Auto mode and manage playback options, and walks you through basic troubleshooting.

Teaches you to take creative control by adjusting manual settings to get better results from exposure, lighting, focus, and color, then apply those settings to a photo session Offers invaluable advice on video mode along with the new autofocus features Details sending images to a computer for organizing, editing, and sharing Nikon D600 For Dummies takes aim at a fun-but-understandable way to help you better understand this amazing camera.

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 Canon EOS 5D Mark III: The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera 

Canon EOS 5D Mark III User's GuideThe Canon EOS 5D Mark III is the latest in Canon’s line of full-frame DSLR cameras. Its impressive array of capabilities and advanced controls allow the photographer ever more influence over the final image. With this comes more menus, buttons, and dials that the photographer must learn how to use to take full advantage of the camera.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the 5D Mark III in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup.

The informative text is illustrated with screenshots and example images throughout, making it easy to follow along. Author James Johnson covers everything from the basic features of the camera to the numerous advanced photographic options as he discusses topics such as focus and exposure, lenses, lighting, custom settings, and more. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to get the most out of this powerful camera.

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 The HDRI Handbook 2.0: High Dynamic Range Imaging for Photographers and CG Artists 

The HDRI Handbook 2.0In 2007, The HDRI Handbook was the first book to present this revolutionary new field to a larger audience. These days HDRI is a fully mature technology available to everyone. Real estate and landscape photographers have adopted it as part of their regular workflow, it has become one of the hottest trends for ambitious amateurs and creative professionals alike, and the modern movie industry would be completely dysfunctional without it.

Now The HDRI Handbook 2.0 redefines its own gold standard. It has been completely rewritten and is packed with practical hints and tips, background knowledge, reference tools, breathtaking artist portfolios, and inspiring interviews. The book includes dozens of new step-by-step tutorials. Beginners will get a methodically solid introduction and advanced readers will be able to refine their technique to perfection.

Topics include: – Understanding the foundation of HDRI – HDR software comparisons and evaluations – Capturing HDR images: today and tomorrow – Tonemapping for creating superior prints – HDR image processing and compositing – Shooting and stitching HDR panoramas – Image-based lighting and CG rendering

2.0 updates include: – New cameras, sensors, and HDR beamsplitter rigs – Open Camera Controller for endless auto-bracketing – Correct RAW pre-processing and ghost removal – Dozens of practical, easy-to-follow tutorials – A structured approach to tonemapping, inspired by Ansel Adams – Set etiquette and tips for capturing HDR panos for visual effects – Seven artist spotlights showing unique perspectives on HDRI – Seven crossword puzzles: a fun way to test yourself

! BONUS DVD ONLY WITH THE HARD COPY EDITION ! Due to the competitive price of this e-version the DVD mentioned in the book is only available with the hard copy. If you prefer having an additional bonus DVD, please buy the hard copy!

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Chicago Then and Now (Then & Now Thunder Bay)


Chicago Photography BookSince it first grew up along the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago blossomed into a vibrant, progressive city with a landscape unlike any other. See how much the Midwest’s cultural center has changed–and how much it’s stayed the same–in this all-new edition of Chicago Then and Now.

- Unstoppably prosperous in the mid-1800′s, Chicago was laid to waste by the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The remarkable period following the fire gave rise to some of the world’s greatest architects and engineers

—in fact, Chicago was rebuilt within two years and was soon known as the “world capital of modern architecture.” – Birthplace of the Soaring Chicago School and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School of architecture, Chicago is a treasure trove of amazing buildings.

- Explore some of Chicago’s best-loved landmarks like Wrigley Field, Washington Park, Sears Tower, John Hancock Building, and St. Patrick’s, the city’s oldest church and survivor of the Great Fire, with intriguing archival images paired alongside modern photos.

- Whether you’re just blowing through the Windy City, or happen to be a lucky resident of the area, you’ll find lots of satisfying material in this beautiful, updated edition.

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Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present (National Gallery London)


Photography Past and PresentToday’s photography is part of our own cultural moment, but it also arises from artistic traditions of the past. Seduced by Art looks at the effects of art and its history on the creation of photographs, tracing continuities in aims, visual style, and technical experimentation.

This sumptuous book shows how photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron sought to elevate the status of their work by referencing Old Masters. Similarly, contemporary practitioners look to their photographic predecessors, as well as art history, for inspiration. Among the many photographers featured are Ori Gersht, Luc Delahaye, Thomas Struth, Tom Hunter, and Helen Chadwick, and paintings from Caravaggio, Zurbarán, Delacroix, Ingres, Constable, and others.

Each chapter takes a genre—portraiture, the nude, still life, and landscape—and discusses the challenges that each poses for photographers. Interviews with Tina Barney, Rineke Dijkstra, Richard Billingham, Richard Learoyd, Sarah Jones, and Maisie Maud Broadhead focus in-depth on contemporary working practices.

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