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In Focus: June 2009


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Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers: The Ultimate Workshop by Jeff Schewe and Martin Evening (Focal Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-0-240-81118-5). Master Photoshop using this advanced guide, which includes highly visual, step-by-step tutorials. Both authors describe how to perform some of their favorite editing and retouching techniques.

Odysseys and Photographs: Four National Geographic Field Men
by Leah Bendavid-Val, Gilbert M. Grosvenor, Mark Collins Jenkins and Viola Kiesinger Wentzel (National Geographic Focal Point, 2008; ISBN: 978-14262011721). This remarkable book follows the careers of legendary National Geographic photographers Maynard Owen Williams, Volkmar Wentzel, Luis Marden and Tom Abercrombie.

Prelude Lake by Bryan Rich White and Jonn Serrie (Nitescapes 3-D Publishing, LLC, 2008; ISBN: 978-0-9820149-0-5). The coffee-table hardcover includes 75 photographs taken around the boreal lake located on the Ingram Trail in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The volume also contains 75 corresponding images taken in 3-D classic stereoscope format and size.

Understanding Composition: The Complete Photographer’s Guide by Steve Mulligan (Photographers’ Institute Press, 2009; ISBN: 978-1-86108-534-4). Learn how such key ideas as viewpoint, framing, symmetry, light and the rule of thirds all play a part in creating great photographs. The book is illustrated with beautiful images.

Lightspeed Workflow: Kubota RAW Workflow for Lightroom 2 by Kubota Image Tools (www.kubotaimagetools.com). This interactive DVD tutorial features Kevin Kubota’s comprehensive, easy-to-follow teaching technique, which streamlines the process of working with RAW files in Lightroom. Also included are more than 90 Lightroom Presets for speeding up workflow.

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