New Arrivals · Photography

October 10, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Landscapes for the people : George Alexander Grant, first chief photographer of the National Park Service

October 9, 2015
Davis, Ren, 1951- author.
Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2015]
xxiv, 254 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 x 27 cm

Digital photography complete course

September 29, 2015
Taylor, David, 1969 April 13- author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Making your first photos -- Focusing -- Using shooting modes -- Getting the right exposure -- Achieving the right contrast -- Using depth of field -- Lenses -- Wide-angle lenses -- Telephoto lenses -- Taking close-up photos -- Conveying movement -- How to compose -- Compose like an expert -- Lessons in color -- The color of light -- Using natural light -- Working with flash -- Working in low light -- Black and white -- Working on a project.
This book helps you to build your photography skills week-by-week. The Digital Photography Complete Course is the perfect one-on-one learning programme for any aspiring photographer. This modular 20-week course guides you through every aspect of digital photography, using a combination of tutorials, step-by-step photo shoots, practical assignments and fun Q&As. Demystify digital photography and build your photography skills with comprehensive guides on everything you need to know, from conveying movement and using natural light, to understanding exposure and mastering composition. This book will help you to understand and use your camera to its full potential so that you don't just take good pictures - you take great ones.

Read this if you want to take great photographs of people

September 22, 2015
Carroll, Henry, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2015.
127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Let's start with you -- Composition -- Context -- The gaze -- Control -- The street -- Black and white or colour -- Psychology of light -- Why, when, what.
"Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs Of People is an inspiring book of conceptual starting points and invaluable technical tips for anyone, novice or professional, who wants to take top-notch pictures of people."--provided by publisher.

Photos for Mac and iOS

August 25, 2015
Snider, Lesa, author.
Beijing : O'Reilly, 2015.
xxiii, 312 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with photos -- Importing pictures and videos -- Viewing and organizing your images -- Finding pictures -- Slideshows and movies -- Printing your photos -- Sharing and exporting -- Creating custom books, calendars, and cards -- Managing your library.

Dog years : faithful friends, then & now

August 24, 2015
Jones, Amanda (Photographer), photographer.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2015].
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 25 cm
Dog Years is a heartwarming look at the lives and stories of 30 dogs. By presenting portraits of each dog as a puppy and again as an older dog, photographer Amanda Jones reveals the unique spark of personality that lasts a lifetime. These beautiful images of breeds ranging from golden retrievers and Great Danes to pugs and French bulldogs are accompanied by reflections from loved ones on the lives they share with their furry companions. The result is a celebration of each dog and a tribute to the relationships we share with our four-legged friends.

Apparitions : architecture that has disappeared from our cities

July 30, 2015
Hughes, T. John (Thomas John), 1947- author, photographer.
156 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm

The good garden : the landscape architecture of Edmund Hollander Design

July 30, 2015
Raver, Anne, author.
New York, New York : The Monacelli Press, [2015]
302 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 31 cm
Plantings to complement architecture. Entry areas ; Plantings near the house ; Terraces and seating areas ; Moving through the garden: Gateways, Stairs, Paths ; Plantings around pools -- Plants as architecture. Allées ; Bosques and groves ; Walls and hedges ; Pergolas and fences -- Specialty gardens. Borders ; Butterfly gardens ; Modern gardens ; Productive gardens: Orchards, Potagers and vegetable gardens ; Formal gardens ; Garden rooms ; Seaside gardens ; Shade gardens ; Walled gardens -- Landscapes inspired by nature. Dunefields ; Meadows ; Shorelines ; Woodlands ; Greenswards.
Edmund Hollander, one of New York's most eminent landscape designers, best know for his work in the Hamptons, reveals how plant scan add sensuality, texture, structure, and color to any garden. In this book Hollander provides an insider's glimpse into how his firm creates landscapes that are evocative, memorable, and layered.

iPhoneography PRO : techniques for taking you iPhone photography to the next level

July 27, 2015
Morrissey, Robert, author.
Buffalo, NY : Amherst Media, 2015.
122 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

European portrait photography since 1990

July 7, 2015
234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Catalog of the exhibition "Faces Now : European Portrait Photography Since 1990", held at BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, February 6-May 17, 2015 ; Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, May 30-August 30, 2015 ; Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, September 11, 2015-February 28, 2016.
European portraits : an introduction / Frits Gierstberg -- Catalogue -- Round table discussion : Photography and the renaissance of the portrait / Paul Dujardin -- The face of Europe : regarding European identities / Alicja Gescinska.

Pet photography : from snapshots to great shots

July 1, 2015
Hess, Alan, author.
[San Francisco, California] : Peachpit Press, [2015]
ix, 230 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Ten tips for pet photography -- Photography basics -- The gear -- Working with animals -- Action photos -- Pet portraits -- All creatures great and small -- Working with challenging subjects -- Appendix. Working with rescue organizations.
This book will teach readers everything they need to know about photographing their pets. It offers instruction on basic photographic technique, discussing exposure settings, lighting, equipment, etc. Then the book will dive into working with various types of animals, posing them, capturing action shots, and working with multiple subjects.

Eli Reed : a long walk home

June 16, 2015
Reed, Eli, 1946- photographer.
xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 28 x34 cm
"Eli Reed: A Long Walk Home presents the first career retrospective of Reed's work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition. They include examples of Reed's early work; a broad selection of images of people from New York to California that constitutes a brilliant collective portrait of the social, cultural, and economic experiences of Americans in our time; images of life and conflict in Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, Central America, England, Spain, South America, and China; portraits of women and Hollywood actors; and self-portraits. Reed's artist statement and an introduction by Paul Theroux, whom Reed met while working in Africa, complete the volume." -- Publisher's description.

Quinn, Edward : celebrity pets on the French Riviera in the 50s and 60s

June 8, 2015
Quinn, Edward, photographer.
160 pages : illustrations ; 35 cm

The memory of time : contemporary photographs from the National Gallery of Art

June 5, 2015
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Washington : National Gallery of Art ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2015.
ix, 162 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Exhibition dates May 3-September 13, 2015."

Life, love, beauty

May 26, 2015
Allen, Keegan, 1989-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Keegan Allen is the international breakout star of ABC Family's hit television series, Pretty Little Liars. A gifted photographer and writer--and a dazzling film, television, and stage actor now counting millions of fans across the globe--Keegan Allen brings tremendous talent and energy to his first publishing project. Keegan tells a unique story with his photographs. On one hand, the book is a beautifully candid view into the glamour and timelessness of Hollywood, a mysterious yet wildly alluring place. One the other hand, it is a blissfully unassuming portrait of ordinary life- the unknown young woman gazing dreamily from the balcony of her hotel room, or the old woman who walks the same street every morning in her pink bathrobe, just to stop and talk to a passerby. Through his own stunning photography and captivating prose and poetry, chronicles the author's life growing up just off the Sunset Strip, coming into his own as a young aspiring actor, looking for love and understanding, negotiating the seductions and disappointments of Hollywood, landing a plum role in a hit television series, encountering and embracing his fans, traveling the globe to promote his work, and striving to stay connected to his closest friends and loved ones"-- Provided by publisher.


May 15, 2015
Kardashian, Kim, 1980- author.
New York : Rizzoli, [2015]
445 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 19 cm

The iPhone photographer : how to take professional photographs with your iPhone

May 12, 2015
Fagans, Michael, author.
127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
In this book, Michael Fagans deconstructs photos taken in 60 scenarios with a diverse array of subjects, in changing lighting conditions, in places that present unique challenges: showing you how to use solid, traditional photographic techniques to create great shots. Yes, Fagans will teach you the basics of creating a great photo. But there's far more: He'll show you that an iPhone, with the aid of apps, can mimic looks achieved by vintage cameras, a range of lenses, and countless filters. Fagans teaches you how to use free and low-cost apps and Instagram options to create (or, rather, re-create) beloved vintage-photo effects that you'd achieve with the Holga (a plastic vintage camera known for its unexpected lens distortion) and medium-format-camera looks and combine and re-combine them to intensify color and contrast, de-saturate color, introduce lens aberrations, play with the grain and color cast in the image, and much, much more.


May 11, 2015
Pinney, Melissa Ann, photographer.
New York : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 x 21 cm
Two hands and two feet / Edwidge Danticat -- The pair / Barbara Kingslover -- Two creatures / Billy Collins -- Strategy / Richard Russo -- Two heads on a pike / Elizabeth Gilbert -- Beauty and Tookie / Susan Orlean -- Then one vanishes / Allan Gurganus -- 70 x 2 / Maile Meloy -- The dollies / Elizabeth McCracken -- Aren't we a pair / Jane Hamilton.

Jacob Riis

May 7, 2015
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
London ; New York : Phaidon, 2001.
125 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm.

Mathew Brady

May 7, 2015
Panzer, Mary.
London ; New York : Phaidon Press Limited, 2001.
125 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm.

Underwater babies

May 5, 2015
Casteel, Seth. author, photographer.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
xi, 99 pages : chiefly illustrations, color, portraits, black & white ; 22 x 27 cm
"With more than 70 previously unpublished photographs, [this book] reveals ... babies as they explore the underwater world, chubby-cheeked, curious, mischievous, and joyous"

Hurry up and wait

April 21, 2015
Kalman, Maira, illustrator.
New York : Museum of Modern Art, ©2015.
64 pages : illustrations (some color), photographs ; 21 cm
Hurry Up and Wait is the second volume in a new series of collaborations between renowned artist and bestselling author Maira Kalman, New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This time a whimsical collection of images captures people in motion--or not. In snapshots by some of the world's most celebrated photographers, some people stride forth, dash across streets, race on bicycles, and jump over puddles, while others form snaking lines, daydream on park benches, and linger on sidewalks with friends. So what's the rush? With 11 vibrant new illustrations by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and thought-provoking prose by Handler that ponders the merits of action, Hurry Up and Wait will charm readers of all ages.

Picture perfect practice : a self-training guide to mastering the challenges of taking world-class photographs

March 31, 2015
Valenzuela, Roberto.
xvi, 295 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Locations. Geometry -- Balance -- Parallel lines -- Symmetry -- Color elements -- Depth -- Shadows -- Silhouettes -- Reflections -- Patterns and repetitions -- Framing -- Paintings and artwork -- Contrasts -- Lens flare -- Walls, translucent surfaces, and textures -- Poses. Five key posing techniques -- Posing chart -- Execution -- Deliberate practice.
The author presents his advice and practice routines for composing and capturing photographs of people, illustrated with examples from his own practice sessions and from his extensive work photographing weddings around the world.

Study of pose

March 31, 2015
Sebring, Steven, photographer, writer of introduction.
New York, NY : Harper Design, 2014.
2032 pages in various pagings : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
"1,000 poses by Coco Rocha"--Dust jacket.
Foreword / Jean Paul Gaultier -- Introduction / Steven Sebring -- Introduction / Coco Rocha -- 1,000 poses.
"Stunning 2,032-page compendium of 1,000 unique poses that celebrates the eternal beauty and versatility of the human form"--Jacket wrapper.

The Photoshop workbook : professional retouching and compositing tips, tricks, and techniques

March 31, 2015
Dewis, Glyn, author.
[San Francisco, California] : Peachpit Press, [2015]
xvi, 270 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Forward by Scott Kelby"--Cover.
pt. 1. Techniques. 1. Selections and cutouts : Quick selection tool and refine edge ; Improving cutouts with layer styles ; How to remove the annoying outline ; Quick mask ; Faking cutouts: part 1 ; Faking cutouts: part 2 ; Advanced blending ; Color range ; The pen tool ; Channels for selections -- 2. The power of gray : Blend mode compositing ; Textures, textures, textures ; Smart dodging and burning ; Transforming a location ; Adding dents and damage ; Instant six-pack ; Photoshop lens flares ; Make eyes pop -- 3. Lighting effects : The world's simplest lighting effect ; The never-ending lighting rig ; Gradient lighting: part 1 ; Gradient lighting: part 2 ; Light beams ; Horizon light ; Fake rim lighting ; Reflected light ; Shadows -- 4. Special effects : Turning day into night ; The cartoon or painterly effect ; Debris and dust ; Creating a snow scene ; Rain ; The wet look ; Black and white conversion ; Adding fake blood ; Adding swelling ; The details effect -- 5. Compositing quick tips : Creating a horizon line ; Compositing into grass ; Shadows ; Matching color #1 ; Matching color #2 -- pt. 2. Projects. 6. Character portrait : RAW conversion and retouch ; Nondestructive retouching in Photoshop ; Adding color to the background ; Adding a spotlight ; Matching background and foreground color ; Lighting the cigar ; The painterly textured effect -- 7. Touch guy : RAW conversion and retouch ; Nondestructive retouching in Photoshop ; Creating a new background using textures ; Adding shadows ; Using the world's simplest lighting effect -- 8. Rhino composite : Creating the landscape ; Adding the rhino ; Creating the dust ; Finishing touches -- 9. Fairytale scene : Behind the scenes ; The miniature room ; Adding the toys ; Adding the shadows ; Adding the children ; Turning day into night ; The wardrobe light ; Finishing touches -- 10. Retouching a landscape : Using camera raw -- 11. Assassin : Lighting setup ; Camera raw ; Composition ; Selecting the model ; Dodging and burning ; Retouching the jacket ; Adding the background ; Add a moveable vignette ; The glasses ; Finishing touches.

GoPro® cameras for dummies®

March 31, 2015
Carucci, John, author.
xiv, 253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with your GoPro camera. Getting to know GoPro ; Shooting out of the box ; Accessorize me -- Moviemaking technique. Getting through GoPro boot camp ; Understanding effective camera techniques ; Framing the shot ; Mastering the light ; Of sound and body -- Movies are made in postproduction. Equipping your editing station ; Getting familiar with GoPro Studio Edit ; Presenting your movie -- The part of tens. Ten fun ways to use your GoPro ; Ten professional uses for GoPro cameras.
"Whether you are mountain biking, surfing, skateboarding, or just sightseeing, this hands-on friendly guide shows you how to get the best photos and videos from your GoPro camera."--Back cover.

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