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In Focus: September 2011


Exploring North American Landscapes by Marc Muench (Rocky Nook, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-933952-53-6). Delivering inspiration and practical how-to advice, the book is useful for photographers of all levels. Illustrated with Muench's beautiful images, it includes stories about the places he photographs as well as stories of his father, David Muench, and grandfather, Josef Muench, both of whom are legendary landscape photographers.

Creative Nature Photography: Essential Tips and Techniques by Bill Coster (Greystone Books, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-55365-847-4). Packed with useful tips, the book is organized into chapters on habitats, each of which contains images of specific aspects of the environment, starting with landscapes and moving on to plants and animals. Each photo is accompanied by detailed technical data, as well as information on locations.

Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photograph by Freeman Patterson (Firefly Books, 2011; ISBN: 978-1-55407-980-3).
The book has been updated and expanded to include technical guidelines adapted for both digital and film photographers. The techniques and exercises help photographers develop an awareness of subject matter and a direction for composing the picture.

Focus On Photoshop Elements: Focus on the Fundamentals by David Asch (Focal Press; 2011; ISBN: 978-0-240-81445-2). Using a combination of easy-to-follow advice and step-by-step instructions, this handy guide will explain the ins and outs of using Photoshop Elements. Advice on setting up, storing and sharing your image library, and the basics of RAW image processing and color correction are covered.

How To Cheat In Photoshop CS5: The Art of Creating Realistic Photomontages by Steve Caplin (Focal Press, 2010; ISBN: 978-0-240-52204-3). Learn how to artistically manipulate images using this handy reference book, which also includes a DVD containing imagery used in the examples and more than 21⁄2 hours of video tutorials.


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