The Sony a7 and a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide – #photography #bookreview

The Sony a7 and a7R The Unofficial Quintessential Guide Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roulland (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle)   Rocky Nook has gained a hard-earned reputation for publishing excellent digital camera how-to guides. And this new one does not disappoint. The Sony a7 and a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is aimed at both … Continue reading The Sony a7 and a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 – Are you ready for some RAW+JPEG? – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 Rico Pfirstinger (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle) As a photographer, I enjoy reading other photographers’ first-person books–even when their books that happen to be how-to texts created to supplement and expand upon the lackluster user manuals typically shipped with new cameras. Rico Pfirstinger’s latest book is a well-composed guide … Continue reading Mastering the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 – Are you ready for some RAW+JPEG? – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Nikon D7100 – Another fine how-to from ‘Digital Darrell’ – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Nikon D7100 Darrell Young (Rocky Nook Press – paperback, Kindle) I love Nikon cameras, and I love the high-quality Nikon how-to books that Darrell Young–“Digital Darrell”–writes for Rocky Nook Press and Nikonians Press. One of the reasons I like Digital Darrell’s works is that he used to be a 35mm film photographer and … Continue reading Mastering the Nikon D7100 – Another fine how-to from ‘Digital Darrell’ – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Nikon D600 – Digital Darrell’s excellent new how-to guide – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Nikon D600 Darrell Young (Rocky Nook – Kindle, paperback) Digital Darrell is at it again. This time, he has delivered an excellent how-to guide for using the Nikon D600 camera. This high-quality new digital SLR, he says, “can deliver some of the highest-quality images out there.” Furthermore, he notes, the D600 offers “a … Continue reading Mastering the Nikon D600 – Digital Darrell’s excellent new how-to guide – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Practical tips & tricks for better use of the camera’s features – #photography #bookreview

Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 Rico Pfirstinger (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle) The X-Pro1, Fujifilm’s first mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor, is popular with many photographers who like its smooth blending of retro, minimalist exterior and top-notch digital technology inside. Also, if the available Fujinon interchangeable lenses are not enough for you, the X-Pro1 also can … Continue reading Mastering the Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Practical tips & tricks for better use of the camera’s features – #photography #bookreview

HDRI, Digital Zone System, Canon EOS 5D Mark III – 3 new #photography books – #bookreview

Rocky Nook, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., recently has released three handsome new how-to works focused on digital photography and image processing. The books are: The HDRI Handbook 2.0, The Digital Zone System, and Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The HDRI Handbook 2.0 Christian Bloch (Rocky Nook – paperback, Kindle) Every chapter has been significantly … Continue reading HDRI, Digital Zone System, Canon EOS 5D Mark III – 3 new #photography books – #bookreview

Panobook 2012: Award-Winning Panoramic Photographs – #bookreview

Panobook 2012: Award-Winning Panoramic Photographs The Kolor Team (Rocky Nook, hardback) Beautiful.There are few other words to describe this gathering of 150 prize-winning panoramic color photographs. The photographs were judged as the best of the 1,647 entries in the Panobook 2012 competition sponsored by Kolor, developer of Autopano image-stitching software. The software enables individual images … Continue reading Panobook 2012: Award-Winning Panoramic Photographs – #bookreview

The Lens – A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer – #photography #bookreview

The Lens NK Guy (Rocky Nook, paperback) NK Guy’s new book is billed as “A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer.” It is that–and more. It also is a celebration of excellent photography made possible by great glass and having several interchangeable lenses available for your digital SLR or film SLR. Forget about megapixels vs. more … Continue reading The Lens – A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer – #photography #bookreview

Beyond Point-and-Shoot – A good how-to guide for getting the most out of DSLR cameras & lenses – #photography #bookreview

Beyond Point-and-Shoot: Learning to Use a Digital SLR or Interchangeable Lens Camera Darrell Young (Rocky Nook, paperback, list price $29.95)  Many people today are perfectly happy to point a cell phone camera at an event, friend or family member and call the resulting images “photography.” Many others of us, however, are not so easily pleased. … Continue reading Beyond Point-and-Shoot – A good how-to guide for getting the most out of DSLR cameras & lenses – #photography #bookreview

The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 2nd Ed. – Better flash photography (with electronic help) – #bookreview

The Nikon Creative Lighting System: Using the SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-910, and R1C1 Flashes By Mike Hagen (Rocky Nook and Nikonians Press, paperback, list price $39.95) In my many years as a photojournalist, I hated one aspect of photography above almost all others: Having to use an electronic flash in low-light situations. Of course, that … Continue reading The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 2nd Ed. – Better flash photography (with electronic help) – #bookreview