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In Focus: July 2009

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Meditations in Monochrome, Digital Edition by William Neill (Sadhna Press, 2009; www.williamneill.com). The OP columnist selects 52 of his photographs, ranging from classic western landscapes to intimate nature scenes, for this stunning black-and-white digital portfolio. The book is available for download and is delivered as a PDF file.

Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World, Updated Edition by Gary Braasch (University of California Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-520-26025-2). The award-winning photojournalist has added nearly 100 factual revisions and text additions, updating the book to the election of President Barack Obama. Braasch uses his breathtaking photographs to give a fresh and insightful take on climate change.

Perfect Exposure: The Professional Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs by Michael Freeman (Focal Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-240-81171-0). Unlock the secrets of taking properly exposed photographs using this in-depth guide. Freeman uses clear examples from real photo assignments and accompanies them with explanations.

Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road
by Jim Steinberg and Susan J. Tweit (Portfolio Publications, Inc., 2008; ISBN: 978-188349869-6). This two-volume set explores Colorado’s 25 official Scenic and Historic Byways,which first became recognized nationally in the 1980s. The pictorial comes with an atlas and a road guide.

3-Dimensional Contrast: Principles of Lighting for the Digital Age by Tim Mantoani and Bill Holshevnikoff (Software Cinema; 2008; ISBN: 853-8-240-01483). This hour-long DVD explores the fundamentals of lighting and lighting control for digital photography and videography. It’s available at www.software-cinema.com.

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