Land Light is a new selection of previously unpublished photographs from around the world, all with Dave’s distinctive take on mountains, coasts, rivers and nature. Dave also provides a chapter unveiling his techniques of processing, scanning and printing black and white photographs for those inspired by his work.
While most of Dave Butcher’s other books have featured snowscapes, Snow Light is the first to exclusively focus on them.
As well as a stunning new collection of icy shots Dave has written a chapter on aerial photography, a guide to winter photography and an essay on his obsessive nine-year quest to get one elusive shot. For more information and to purchase both books, visit: http://www.davebutcher.co.uk/books-and-writing
Alternative Photographic Processes teaches techniques, both analog & digital, allowing artists to bring a personal touch through manipulation of a photograph, the negative, and the print. This book stands apart from recent publications on alternative processes by presenting a range of new approaches and methods to achieve popular techniques, as well as providing step-by-step guidance for an array of unique techniques meant to inspire artists working in various mediums. Through detailed guidance, working artist examples, and info about the contemporary use of these processes, this book will provide instruction for students, educators, and artists to expand their creative toolbox. For more info and to purchase the book, visit this link: ALTERNATIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSING
If you license or publish images, this guide is as indispensable as your camera. It provides specific information on the legal rights of photographers, illustrators, artists, covering intellectual property, copyright, and business concerns in an easy-to-read, accessible manner. The Copyright Zone, Second Edition covers: what is and isn’t copyrightable, copyright registration, fair use, model releases, contracts and invoices, pricing and negotiation, and much more. For more info and to purchase the book, click here: The Copyright Zone.
In this eBook, Cheryl shares her celebrated hands-on, inspirational and personal approach to photographing children in a straightforward and enjoyable narrative. It includes information on camera formats, lens selection, exposure fundamentals and more! Cheryl covers working with natural and supplemental lighting and the importance of recording the milestones in a child’s life. For more information and to purchase the book visit this link: Photographing Children Naturally.
Photography Beyond Technique is a compelling selection of essays and images that reveal the thoughts and methods of some of today’s most exciting contemporary photographers. These artists employ alternative, historical, or handmade processes and techniques, and they share a comprehensive view of the medium: that the choice of photographic process is just as important as the selection of subjects. While other books concentrate solely on process, or theory, or artistic intent, none focus on photography in which these decisions are considered inseparable. These 20 essays, originally presented at the annual F295 symposium and seminar series, provide a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in photography as an art form. focal press.com.
Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 by Robert Hirsch is a groundbreaking survey of significant work and ideas by imagemakers who have pushed beyond the boundaries of photography as a window on our material world. These artists represent a diverse group of curious experimentalists who have propelled the medium’s evolution by visualizing their subject matter as it originates from their mind’s eye. Many favor the historical techniques commonly known as alternative photographic processes, but all these makers demonstrate that the real alternative is found in their mental approach and not in their use of physical methods. Within this context, photographer and photography historian Robert Hirsch outlines the varied approaches these artists have utilized to question conventional photographic practices, to convey internal realities, and to examine what constitutes photographic reality. Hirsch explores the half-century evolution of these concepts and methodologies and their popularity among contemporary imagemakers who are merging digital and analog processes to express what was thought to be photographically inexpressible. focalpress.com
City Light by Dave Butcher
A softcover book by photographer, master printer and our author Dave Butcher, this is a collection of cityscapes taken on trips made over the last 20 years. Places include England, Scotland, Europe, USA, Hong Kong, Sydney and New Zealand. Stunning night shots are mixed with architectural beauty and urban landscapes. With over 120 images, City Light covers 31 cities. davebutcher.co.uk
NEW! Gum Printing and other Amazing Contact Printing Processes by Christina Z. Anderson
A new book by our author Christina Z. Anderson is the culmination of ten years of her research from the beginning of photography to present day. History buffs will be pleased with the extensive historical research included on gum and casein. You can learn a lot about casein printing and other historic processes. Available at http://www.freestylephoto.biz
Harlem Street Portraits by Harvey Stein
Harvey captures the essence of Harlem, with close-up evocative portraits made over a 23 year period from 1990 to 2012. Each portrait is more than a depiction of a person; it is an intimate record that necessitates direct engagement between
photographer and subject showing the mutuality between people. Accompanying the photographs are essays by African American activist, writer and teacher Herb Boyd, and writer and third generation New Yorker, Miss Rosen.harveysteinphoto.com
Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes by Jill Enfield
Packed with stunning imagery, how-to recipes, techniques and historical information on the evolution of processes, this guide provides the instruction to emulate the ethereal, dreamlike feel of alternative processing. Whether in a darkroom, at the kitchen sink, or in front of the computer, readers will learn how to add a richness and depth to their photography like never before. focalpress.com
Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes, Third Edition by Robert Hirsch This third edition is a marvelously updated resource of innovative and traditional photographic processes that imagemakers have come to trust and depend on to enhance their technical knowledge, create astonishing pictures, and raise their visual consciousness. This concise and reliable handbook provides professional and advanced photography students with practical pathways of utilizing diverse photographic methods to produce engaging, expressive pictures from an informed aesthetic and conceptual position. This update, in full color for this first time, offers new links between analog and digital photography by featuring clear, up-to-date, step-by-step instructions on topics ranging from making ambrotypes and digital negatives to pre-picturemaking activities that utilize a thinking system to visually realize what is in your mind’s eye in an effective and safe manner. Two new chapters bridging digital and analog photography, including a discussion of digital negatives. focalpress.com
This book from Rocky Nook is a treasure trove of world-class photography. To create this volume, the curators of the online gallery 1x.com selected 95 stunning images from the thousands of amazing images found on their website. The images in the book are by previously unknown photographers from across the globe. The photographic genres in this book are varied, and there is something for every type of photographic interest, from portraits to landscapes to abstracts. Each image is accompanied by information about the photographer, the vision and story behind the image, including technical details. rockynook.com
From Luna Press comes Inventing Reality: New Orleans Visionary Photography, a book that came to be after an open call to photographers in New Orleans encouraging them to submit their work for consideration. The array of photographic practices used by the artists range from wet-plate collodions, orotones, photogravures, x-rays, and silver gelatin, to modern digital processes. The resulting anthology is a lyrical insight into personal visions, dazzling in their variety of approaches.
You can preview the entire book here: INVENTING Reality from Luna Press