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The Photography Shelf.

RealWorld Adobe Photoshop for Photographers

Conrad Chavez

Peachpit Press

c/o Pearson Technology Group

801 East 96th Street, #300, Indianapolis, IN 46240-3759

9780321719836, $59.99,

RealWorld Adobe Photoshop for Photographers offers keys to Photoshop users on how to make the most of the program, from using more efficient processing workflows and correcting tone to neutralizing colors, improving contrast, working with layers, and more. Black and white and color screen shots and examples throughout make this a solid pick for any who have Photoshop's basics down and want more detail. The coverage of Camera Raw 6 and Bridge CS5 makes this title an outstanding pick.

Focal press

c/o Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann,

Derek Lea's BEYOND PHOTOSHOP (9780240811901, $39.95) offers a fine, award-winning survey of how to create stunning works of art using Photoshop and how to use it with other software packages such as Illustrator, Poser, or Painter. Digital artists who already have experience with the program will find this the perfect choice to move to the next level of experience, demonstrating the core features of each program and how they can interact. No serious Photoshop collection should be without this! Also highly recommended is Steve Caplin's 100% PHOTOSHOP (9780240814254, $39.95), an outstanding key to using Photoshop to create powerful graphics. Learn how to create complex images without source material, photos or files from other software packages using techniques that blend artistry with keys to manipulating the latest Photoshop filters. A top pick!

The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in Washington, D.C

Monica Stevenson

Course Technology

20 Channel Center St., Boston MA 02210

1598639943, $29.99,

The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in Washington, D.C offers a fine survey of DC's pictorial opportunities. The blend of photo essay and how-to guide is meant to accompany a traditional city guidebook with a twist: identifying and showing the prime photo opportunities within DC. Color photos accompany discussions of monuments, architecture, city scenes and more in a recommendation for any DC-bound tourist photographer.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Photography

David D. Busch

Course Technology

20 Channel Center St., Boston MA 02210

1435454332, $29.99,

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Photography is the basic reference that should accompany any user's guide. It covers, in detail, how to use the Canon's features to obtain the best photos, how to use the HD movie-making capabilities, troubleshooting, and more. A 'must' for any Canon user who wants to get the most from the camera's many complex features!

Contemporary Pin-Up Photography

Tom Denlick

Schiffer Publishing

4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310

9780764336768, $39.99,

Glamor and elegance never truly go out of style. "Contemporary Pin-Up Photography" is collection of plenty of work from Tom Denlick on these sensual and delectable pin up photos inspired by the pin up photos and art of the 1930s through 1960s. With a classic style, beautiful women, these cheesecake photos will sure to raise the eyebrow of many men in addition to having its way as art. "Contemporary Pin-Up Photography" is a strong choice for a coffee table collection, and an excellent addition to any modern photography collection.

New York Photographs

Paul McDonough


111 Front St. Suite 208, Brooklyn, NY 11201

9781884167997, $45.00,

You don't always need words to tell a story. "New York Photographs: 1968-1978" looks at the storied work of Paul McDonough, known for his many black and white artistic photographs that talked with a story of humanity and people going about their lives in everyday New York City. Famed strongly for his work, this collection brings some of his best work, along with an analytical essay from Susan Kismaric. For a fine analysis of people in one of America's most diverse cities, "New York Photographs 1968-1978" is an excellent collection for both coffee tables and art history collections.
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