I’m getting email from folks who want book suggestions for gifts. I may get time to work on an extensive list, but for now, here are three I like representing three different genres of photography. My first pick is a book by Rob Sylvan Taking Stock: Make money in microstock creating photos that sell Rob […]

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Author: Michael Freeman Publisher: Focal Press Review by Conrad J. Obregon In the introduction to “The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos”, Michael Freeman notes that art criticism, photography or otherwise, seldom addresses itself to the practitioners of the particular art, photography or otherwise. He sets himself the ambitious goal of explaining how […]

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Author: Susan Bright Publisher: The Monacelli Press Review by Conrad J. Obregon The photographic self-portrait is vastly different from the photographic portrait. The union of photographer and subject leads to an effort by the photographer to create an image that is more revealing of the inner aspects of the subject or offers greater examination of […]

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Authors: George Lepp and Kathryn Vincent Lepp Publisher: Lark Photography Books Review by Conrad J. Obregon George Lepp has been a mentor to thousands of outdoor photographers through his monthly column in “Outdoor Photographer” magazine. He has been a pioneer in the field of digital photography. He has provided photography instruction in his two “Beyond […]

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Author: Lee Varis Publisher: Course Technology Cengage Learning Review by Conrad J. Obregon Once the setting of aperture, shutter speed and ISO to get an exposure is learned by a photographer, a major problem of exposure is getting the larger range of light seen by the human eye to fit into the more limited range […]

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Author: Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite et al. Publisher: Argentum (Aurum Press) Review by Conrad J. Obregon I’ve long felt that travel photography doesn’t exist as a separate genre and it’s nice to see that the editor and authors of Travel Photography Masterclass (Light & Land series) agree with me. Instead they feel that travel photography […]

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Author: Gerry Badger Publisher: Aperture Foundation Review by Conrad J. Obregon I’m always amazed that a visual medium like photography sometimes requires a verbal explanation to understand. I suppose that’s because image literacy is not innate but learned. The Pleasures of Good Photographs contains photography criticism by Gerry Badger, who is a critic, photographer and […]

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