Photo Book Reviews

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Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Richard Bell began photographing for his book, The Last Veterans of World War II, early in 2016 and completed the photography a little over a year later. But for the origin of the book, you have to go back to Bell’s childhood.

George Schaub  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again joined forces with 30 other member magazines from around the world to choose the winners of the annual TIPA Awards for the best photo/imaging products in 40 different categories. The award process began in early 2017 with an initial selection of a wide range of products conducted by TIPA’s Technical Committee, on which Shutterbug’s Editor-at-Large George Schaub serves. 

Ron Leach  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Brian Dowling is an American photographer living in Berlin, with a project that would drive many of his peers to envy: He traveled to 20 countries across the globe in search of gorgeous redheads to photograph in all their natural beauty.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 27, 2017  |  0 comments

National Geographic photographers are pretty much the cream of the crop when it comes to travel and adventure photography. And now you can get their advice for free with this pdf download of the “National Geographic Guide to Photography.”

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Joel Sartore is an acclaimed National Geographic photographer with an ambitious quest like no other: His life-long goal is to document the plight of our planet's animals by making portraits of every species in captivity.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Award-winning travel and drone photographer Chase Guttman has a long list of accomplishments, especially for someone who was born when Bill Clinton was President of the U.S. Guttman honed his drone photography skills while travelling across the U.S. to capture breathtaking images of all 50 states from the air.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Some people think of Man Ray strictly as a photographer but those familiar with his broad body of work recognize him as a sculptor, artist and filmmaker as well. Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia in 1901, Ray’s eclectic background helped him reinvent photography as a significant force in the Dadaist and Surrealist movements.

 |  Dec 20, 2016  |  0 comments

The legendary American photographer William Eggleston was a true pioneer in the potential of color photography and his quirky, eccentric portraits of everyday life can teach us all a lot about candid artistry and composition.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 09, 2016  |  0 comments

Legendary photographer Richard Sandler walked the streets of New York and Boston for 20 years, capturing some of the most iconic black-and-white images of our time. Sandler’s photographs, some of which you see here, appear in permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 07, 2016  |  0 comments

Moment by Moment is a beautiful new book from Thames and Hudson featuring 133 of the most celebrated images by the legendary American photographer John Loengard who was a staff photographer for Life magazine from 1961 to 1972 before becoming the magazine’s photo editor.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 23, 2016  |  0 comments

A new book by British astronaut Tim Peake features a breathtaking collection of photographs he took while about the International Space Station (ISS.) The book is entitled “Hello, Is this planet Earth?” and features 150 stunning images—many of which have never been seen before.

Steve Meltzer  |  Sep 14, 2015  |  0 comments

In 1955, armed with a couple of Leicas, several bottles of French brandy, and hundreds of rolls of film, the photographer Robert Frank set out on an odyssey to look for the soul of America. Behind the wheel of his black Ford Business coupe, he drove over 10,000 miles of endless highways and forgotten back roads; and made nearly 27,000 photographs. From these road-trip images he created a “photobook,” a work that has had a profound impact on photography and photographers ever since: The Americans.

Lou Jones and Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski  |  Feb 06, 2015  |  0 comments

Canon Speedlites and Nikon Speedlights are small flashguns that can be used on- or off-camera and that can provide big results—if you know how to use them properly. Acclaimed Boston photographers Lou Jones, Bob Keenan and Steve Ostrowski guide you through the technical and creative aspects of how to get the most out of these powerful tools in Speedlights & Speedlites (Second Edition), an indispensable guide packed full of inspirational images and comprehensive diagrams of the lighting setups used to capture them.

Robert Hirsch  |  Jan 30, 2015  |  0 comments

The recent book Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 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.

Steve Meltzer  |  Jan 14, 2015  |  0 comments

An American Odyssey (Taschen 2014) is a spectacular photo scrapbook voyage across turn-of-the-century America. Gathered from the 19th and early 20th century “color” print and picture postcard collection of photographer Marc Walter, with the assistance of documentarian Sabine Arqué, it is a huge 612-page coffee table book that tips the scales at nearly 16 pounds.

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