Here’s a great sale on two digital photography books.
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (July 22, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321823745
- ISBN-13: 978-0321823748
- SRP $54.99 – now on sale for $29 and has free supersaver shipping
Are you ready for a Photoshop book that breaks all the rules? Updated for Adobe Photoshop CS6, this top-selling book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s rare–it cuts through the bull and shows readers exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge readers to come up with their own settings or figure it out on their own. Instead, it shows them, step by step, the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers and retouchers, and it does something that virtually no other Photoshop book has ever done–it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why. It includes coverage of all the newest features of CS6, such as the brand-new interface, the amazing Content-Aware Move tool, the Blur Gallery, the completely redesigned Crop tool, the Adaptive Wide Angle feature, and, of course, the redesigned Camera Raw.
The Photoshop CS6 Book for Digital Photographers is full-color, graphically rich, and contains project-based examples of every key step in the digital photography process. Integrating all the newest features of Photoshop CS6 into the book’s workflow, Scott shows readers how to work with their images like a pro, from importing to organization to correction to output.
This one is almost half off.
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (October 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321832752
- ISBN-13: 978-0321832757
- SRP $24.99 – now on sale for $14.99
Syl Arena, author of the bestselling Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites, brings his teaching skill, great writing style, and instructive, beautiful images to this popular Peachpit Press photography series. Aimed at beginners, Light and Lighting: From Snapshots to Great Shots, begins with a primer on light itself–how to see its direction, intensity, color, contrast, and shadow line–and quickly moves on to discussions of shooting both indoors and outdoors in the many different conditions of natural or man-made light (e.g., sunny, cloudy, fluorescent, and incandescent light).
Then the book digs in to begin creating light with flash. Arena covers numerous kinds of lights–from small flash (both Canon and Nikon) to big flash, from continuous lights to the much-maligned pop-up flash on top of the camera. He also covers the basics (and beyond) of light modifiers: umbrellas, softboxes, flags, and gels. With recipes and tips on how to shoot products shots for selling online, food, glass and metal, flowers, headshots, group shots, action and sports, birthday parties and other events, Light and Lighting: From Snapshots to Great Shots gives readers all they need to know to get started on the journey of learning, creating, and controlling light in order to make great images.