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06/22/2005 12:32:21 PM · #1
Simple, I've got $40 to spend on a book (I got a G/C) so simply recommend up to 3 books. Everyone can benefit with this thread! No chatter, though...just recommendations with title & author and a very short sell line. My post to follow...


06/22/2005 12:32:30 PM · #2
2005 Photographer's Market - Donna Poehner
(640 pages of contacts for selling your photos from magazines to stock agencies to newspapers...a must have!)

Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism - Brian Horton
(a great book giving tips for photojournalists from photojournalists with example photos)

Albanians - Joachim Ladefoged
(I haven't seen the book, and it's not in english...but I've seen the photos and they're incredible - details Albanians' struggles in former Yugoslavia)

06/22/2005 12:33:33 PM · #3
I can suggest anything written by Lee Frost!
06/22/2005 12:36:42 PM · #4
The Color Mac
Marc D. Miller
Randy Zaucha

It is more of a design book. But, it covers color and light. File formats. Alot of photoshop adjustments.

This book is out of print. But I have found some on Amazon.
06/22/2005 12:38:25 PM · #5
Ansel Adams; "Camera and Lens"

R.
06/22/2005 12:40:37 PM · #6
Real World
CAMERA RAW
with Adobe Photoshop CS
by Bruce Fraser
ISBN: 032127878x

bought at BAMM for $34.99 but you can get it cheaper from bookpool.com or amazon for cheaper

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 12:41:30.
06/22/2005 12:42:45 PM · #7
" The History of Photography " by Beaumont Newhall...knowing a little history never hurts anyone.
06/22/2005 12:56:36 PM · #8
I don't know if it's the best book as I haven't really researched them that much, but I bought "How to Wow - Photoshop for Photography" awhile back and it's helped me quite a bit with finessing my photoshop skills a little. I've learned lots of neat little tricks.

06/22/2005 01:14:20 PM · #9
Originally posted by jenesis:

I don't know if it's the best book as I haven't really researched them that much, but I bought "How to Wow - Photoshop for Photography" awhile back and it's helped me quite a bit with finessing my photoshop skills a little. I've learned lots of neat little tricks.


I have this book as well and would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn tips and tricks for photoshop.
06/22/2005 02:35:06 PM · #10
The Art Of Seeing - Reuters

Selling line: It will inspire you and motivate you. It will take you through an emotional journey too.



06/22/2005 02:55:47 PM · #11
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Simple, I've got $40 to spend on a book (I got a G/C) ...


Which store is the GC for?
06/22/2005 02:57:26 PM · #12
Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Simple, I've got $40 to spend on a book (I got a G/C) ...


Which store is the GC for?


Chapters/Indigo/Coles (or //www.chapters.ca)

I'd get "The Art of Seeing" but it looks like they're out of stock...

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 14:58:33.
06/22/2005 02:59:15 PM · #13
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Originally posted by faidoi:

Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Simple, I've got $40 to spend on a book (I got a G/C) ...


Which store is the GC for?


Chapters


I thought it may be Borders or Barnes & Nobles because they usually have extra 10%-40% if you wait for the coupon. Oh well.
06/22/2005 03:01:06 PM · #14
They also sell cd's but I just bought the Four Tet cd I was waiting for from another store...

Maybe I'll try and decide on a few cd's.
06/22/2005 03:01:19 PM · #15
Anything by Dean Koontz would be great to read.
06/22/2005 03:05:47 PM · #16
Recommended reading :
Paul Harcourt Davies - The Complete Guide to Macro & Close-up Photography
John Shaw - Closeups in nature
Hicks & Shultz - Still life & special effects photography
Ansel Adams - Examples The making of 40 photographs
Ansel Adams - An Autobiography
Robert Ludlum - The Bourne Identity
Tim Willocks - Green River Rising
Lee Child - Killing Floor
F.P. Brooks - The Mythical Man Month - Essays on Software Engineering
DeMarco & Lister - Peopleware : : Productive Projects and Teams

06/22/2005 03:08:19 PM · #17
Digital Photography Bible Desktop Edition - Dan Simon

This is definitely a great book for beginners, but I like to browse through it the night before going on a photographic day trip to refresh my memory on certain aspects.

Very good reference book for digital photography. Here's the link to the companion site that you can view certain things that he refers to in the book.

Message edited by author 2005-06-22 15:08:47.
06/22/2005 03:20:19 PM · #18
Originally posted by colyla:

Real World
CAMERA RAW
with Adobe Photoshop CS
by Bruce Fraser
ISBN: 032127878x

bought at BAMM for $34.99 but you can get it cheaper from bookpool.com or amazon for cheaper


Seconded, thirded and fourthed!
I was recommended this book on DPC and it's been a real help to me.
06/22/2005 03:30:19 PM · #19
I really like "taking great photographs: How to get the best picture, every time, with every camera" by John Freeman.

And "digital photographer's handbook" by Tom Ang
06/22/2005 03:34:15 PM · #20
Photography and the Art of Seeing - Freeman Patterson

Any of the other titles by Freeman Patterson and André Gallant

06/22/2005 03:43:24 PM · #21
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (read it!)

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman (only book when I cried... fantastic read)

The New Manual of Photography by John Hedgecoe (bible-esque)

I Highly Highly recommend these books. I have read all but the last of Terry Goodkind's and it is phenomenal stuff... for a one-book read, Anne Fadiman writes beautifully.

Voila

Lee
06/22/2005 03:45:05 PM · #22
Originally posted by Tranquil:

Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind (read it!)



Once you're hooked you'll want to read the next 8 in the series. I'm waiting for the latest to come out in paperback.
06/27/2005 10:52:42 AM · #23
Okay...regarding Rwanda, I've been told that both "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families" by Philip Gourevitch and "Shake Hands With The Devil" by Romeo Dallaire are great books.

For those who have read them, which one do you recommend more/first?
06/27/2005 01:08:33 PM · #24
bump?
06/27/2005 01:13:23 PM · #25
I know this doesn't answer your latest question but I came across this book that looks like it would be hilarious.

How to Be a Canadian - Even If You Already Are One

I haven't read the other two books but would suggest the one by Romeo Dallaire. I have only heard good reviews about it.

Message edited by author 2005-06-27 13:15:08.
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