Tamworth Photographic Club have a modest library of books, that members can hire for 3 weeks
at a time for a small fee of 50p.
Please see Angie Atkins on club nights.
if you would like one of the below titles, quoting the books number and title.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers begins with an overview of the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of how to use Photoshop, followed by how to configure and optimize your computer's performance
to run the program and then it dives straight into the essentials of Camera Raw image editing. The Sharpening chapter shows how to use the Camera Raw controls to obtain optimum capture sharpening and noise reduction
and the Essentials chapter outlines how to work with all the basic image adjustment tools that are in the program, some of which have been there since the very beginning.
Book 1 -Photoshop CS4 For Photographers by Martin Evening
ARE YOU READY FOR AN AMAZING NEW VERSION OF THE PHOTOSHOP
BOOK THAT BREAKS ALL THE RULES? Scott Kelby, the best-selling Photoshop author in the world today, once again takes this book to a
whole new level as he uncovers the latest, most important, and most exciting new Adobe Photoshop CS4 techniques for digital photographers. This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before?it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or
figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step-by-step the
exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers,
and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use,
when to use them, and why. That’s why the previous editions of this
book are widely used as the official study guide in photography courses
at colleges and universities around the world.
Book 2 - Photoshop CS4 For Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby
Do you want to let your creativity run wild in Photoshop, but don't know where to start? Are you having trouble getting your ideas out of your
head and onto the screen? Do you need your photomontages to look convincing... and fast?
Nobody knows more about how to work quickly under pressure and still produce top-notch results than hands-on digital artist, author and
journalist Steve Caplin. This guide is packed with real-world examples, timesaving hints and tips and detailed step-by-step instructions that
make the impossible seem possible.
Fully updated for Photoshop CS4, this must-have-resource is also backwards compatible with any previous version of Photoshop.
Book 3 - How To Cheat In Photoshop CS4 by Steve Caplin
Fancy designing your own classic and contemporary movie posters, books and magazine covers? Feel like turning your photographs into works by Turner, Matisse and Magritte? Want to create illustrations in the styles of The Simpsons, steampunk and Victorian engravings? Then you need "Art and Design in Photoshop." In this unique book, acclaimed master of photomontage and visual trickery Steve Caplin shows you how to stretch your creative boundaries. Taking the same tried-and-tested practical approach as his best selling "How to Cheat in Photoshop" titles, Steve's step-by-step instructions recreate a dazzling and diverse array of fabulous design effects. You'll learn how to design everything from wine labels to sushi cartons, from certificates to iPod advertising, from textbooks to
pulp fiction. Written by a working pro, the clear guidelines pinpoint exactly what you need to know: how to get slick-looking results with minimum
fuss, with a 16-page Photoshop Reference chapter that provides an at-a-glance guide to Photoshop tools and techniques for less experienced users. Steve explains both typography and the design process in a clear, informative and entertaining way.
Book 4 - Art & Design in Photoshop by Steve Caplin
If you are a digital artist, illustrator, cartoonist, graphic artist, designer, or serious hobbyist looking for new and interesting ways to use Photoshop, this is the book for you! You already know how to use Photoshop as an image editing tool; now, challenge yourself and discover the more artistic aspects of the program with one of the world's best teachers by your side.
In addition to four brand new chapters on real world projects, this new edition of award-winning digital artist Derek Lea's bestselling Creative Photoshop contains several brand new features such as "What you'll learn in this chapter” summaries, so you can quickly find projects using the specific tools you'd like to focus on, and supplementary information at the end of each chapter, containing useful resources and additional gallery images to provide further study and inspiration.
Book 5 - Creative Photoshop CS4 by Derek Lea
Just about every digital image requires sharpening since softness is inevitably introduced during the image digitizing process, and oftentimes with digital photography, images are sharpened badly. This second edition
of the definitive book by the late Bruce Fraser teaches readers all they
need to know about sharpening, including when to use it, why it's needed, how to use the camera's features, how to recognize an image that needs sharpening, how much to use, what's bad sharpening, and how to fix oversharpening.
Real World Image Sharpening with Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom, Second Edition is written by Fraser's friend and renowned photographer Jeff Schewe. It adds essential coverage of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, since many of the key sharpening functions have migrated from Photoshop to those tools since the first edition of the book was published.
The book shows readers how to: recognize the kind of sharpening that
each image needs; become acquainted with the full arsenal of sharpening tools built into Photoshop, Lightroom, and Camera Raw; sharpen part of
an image selectively; create a complete sharpening workflow that allows sharpening images optimally for different uses; balance the contradictory demands of sharpening and noise reduction; and more.
Book 6 - Image Sharpening by Bruce Fraser & Jeff Schewe
The Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in for Adobe Photoshop has changed the way photographers work with images. Shooting in the raw format gives digital photographers complete control over every aspect of image quality. Camera Raw makes the process of using raw files easier by providing a standardized way of accessing and working with these uncompressed digital negatives. Today serious photographers shoot raw images only. Real World Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop was the first book devoted exclusively to the topic, explaining the advantages and challenges of using Camera Raw to produce magnificent images. Real
World Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop CS4 keeps pace with new
directions in digital photography and raw image processing. Jeff Schewe,
a contributor to the development of Camera Raw from its beginnings, updates Bruce Fraser’s bestselling book with inside knowledge of how new features let photographers optimize and convert images for the best
results in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Hands-on techniques show readers how
to expose and shoot for raw image capture as well as use new features. Readers will also learn how to use the latest version of Adobe Bridge to manage the thousands of images--and gigabytes of data--that result
from raw shooting. Finally, Schewe discusses how Adobe’s latest revolutionary imaging software Photoshop Lightroom adds to the raw equation.
Book 7 - Camera Raw by Bruce Fraser & Jeff Schewe
Whether you’re a professional photographer or the family shutterbug, you can’t afford to miss the third edition of the now classic Photoshop Restoration & Retouching. Katrin Eismann and co-author Wayne Palmer
have reviewed, updated, and revised every single technique to address
the most important features in Adobe Photoshop CS2. Clear step-by-step instructions using professional examples highlight the tools and techniques photographers, designers, restoration studios, and beauty retouchers use
to restore valuable antique images, retouch portraits, and enhance
glamour photography. With new example images illustrating the tutorials, Photoshop Restoration & Retouching, Third Edition will show you how to transform faded, damaged photographs into beautiful images that are as clear and crisp as the day they were taken―maybe even better―and
how to turn casual snapshots and studio portraits into the most
Full-color, step-by-step examples show you how to:
Correct extreme exposure errors and improve color, contrast, and tone
Rescue heirloom originals suffering from mold damage, cracks, and torn edges―even replace missing imageinformation
Remove dust and scratches quickly and easily
Transform your photos into beautiful, original works of art by converting them to black-and-white or tinted images
Use a variety of sharpening techniques and tonalcorrection tools to add life and sparkle to digital photos
Enhance portraits by removing blemishes, reducing wrinkles, and enhancing eyes, lips, and hair, while maintaining the subject’s essential character
Apply the secrets that the top retouchers in the glamour and beauty industry use to perfect skin, make-up, and hair
Book 8 - Restoration & Retouching by Katrin Eismann
Designers, photographers, and artists are using Photoshop to create fantastic and realistic images for illustrations, fine art, and editorial content. Whether they're landscape or portrait photographers, illustrators or fine artists, masking and compositing are essential skills to master for combining images to the extent that it is impossible to tell where one image stops and the other one begins.
Photoshop artist and educator Katrin Eismann takes readers through numerous step-by-step examples, highlighting the tools and techniques used for masking and combining images. Featuring work by leading artists and photographers, this book focuses on the techniques used to create compelling compositions, including making fast and accurate selections, mastering Photoshop's masking tools, and implementing the concept and photography from start to finish. The book addresses working with Photoshop's selection tools; selecting and maintaining fine details and edges; working with difficult image elements, such as cloth, hair, or translucent objects; and green-screen techniques. Katrin also addresses the creative aspects of image compositing, including how to start with a concept, plan and execute the photography, and seamlessly assemble the image. Combining technical direction and inspiration, this book will expand readers' imaginations, so they can fluidly and professionally create images with Photoshop.
Book 9 - Masking & Compositing by Katrin Eismann
This tutorial takes photographers beyond the quick tips and gimmicky effects of many digital photography books. Author Katrin Eismann -- an internationally acclaimed artist, bestselling author, and gifted educator -- offers high-profile work, including her own, as examples for teaching photographers how to use the digital medium to create, edit, and output images that reflect their true vision.
Co-authored by photographer and teacher Sean Duggan, The Creative Digital Darkroom translates skills, concepts, and nomenclature of the traditional darkroom into digital solutions for photographers who sense
that, despite the newness of the technologies at hand, there remains a timeless method for learning and practicing photography the right way.
This is not a Photoshop book per se, but it does focus on the
photographic aspects of Photoshop, something other books claim to do
but rarely have the discipline to accomplish. The Creative Digital Darkroom includes:
Four sections that cover the black & white darkroom, the color darkroom, creative techniques, and production essentials
Chapters that begin with a thorough foundation followed by numerous tutorial examples that apply the theory to real-world examples
Examples and a layout that enables readers to find, understand, and apply the featured techniques quickly and easily
The authors are both renowned photographers and Photoshop experts
Clearly, The Creative Digital Darkroom is not your typical digital
photography "how to" book. It's ideal for intermediate and advanced photographers, artists, and educators looking for clear, concise,
insightful, and inspiring information and techniques on how to make
their photographs shine. The language, and techniques will immediately appeal to serious students and professionals, and the original tutorial
images and high-profile work will make the book an important visual
resource for educators and art appreciators.
Book 10 - Creative Digital Darkroom by Katrin Eismann & Sean Duggan
As the feature list of Adobe Photoshop continues to grow, even users
with years of experience can feel overwhelmed by the many tools and methods for selecting or isolating parts of an image. Layers, channels, paths,
and so on ― all let users work on specific regions of an image, but in fundamentally different ways. Making clean, efficient selections are essential skills for any Photoshop user, whether a graphic designer, professional photographer,
Graphic designer, teacher, and Photoshop expert Nigel French saves you hours of frustration by illuminating the best selection tools and techniques for specific tasks, and the most flexible approaches to correcting and editing images in Photoshop. Using step-by-step examples, this book clarifies often-misunderstood selection methods, shows which masks best select a range of tone or color, and demonstrates how the right tools and techniques can help transform even the most mediocre picture into a polished image, saving you hours of time.
Learn the fundamentals of making selections, and when to choose which method
Blend images and replace backgrounds using layer, vector, and channel masks
Correct color and exposure using adjustment layers
Make next-to-impossible hair selections with channel masks
Create a non-destructive workflow, giving you total creative
Book 11 - Photoshop Unmasked by Nigel French
When Photoshop expert Matt Kloskowski was asked why he wrote this book, he replied, “It’s simple: I wanted to write the Photoshop book that I wished was around when I was learning Photoshop”. You’ve always known that layers were the key to understanding Photoshop, and now you have a resource to show you exactly how. With Matt’s clear, easy-to-follow, and concise writing style you’ll learn about:
Working with and managing multiple layers
Building multiple layered images
Blending layers together
Exactly which of the 25+ Blend Modes you need to worry about (there’s just a few)
Layer Masking and just how easy it is.
Using layers to enhance and retouch your photos
All of the tips and tricks that make using layers a breeze.
If you want to finally understand layers in Photoshop, this book is the one you’ve been waiting for.
Book 12 - Layers - The Complete Guide by Matt Kloskowski
You don't have to be a Photoshop expert to create sophisticated effects. With 61 easy-to-follow recipes, Photoshop Photo Effects Cookbook shows you how to use Photoshop CS2 to simulate classic camera and darkroom techniques and special effects-without making you first learn Photoshop inside and out.
Book 13 - Photoshop Photo Effect Cookbook by Tim Shelbourne
You don't have to be a Photoshop expert to use Layer Blending Modes,
one of the most effective - and under utilised - ways to quickly modify
and enhance digital photos.
With clear, step-by-step instructions, an easy-to-follow format, and hundreds of full colour examples, Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook
for Digital Photographers shows you how to use Blending Modes to
achieve a wide range of image adjustments and special effects - without first having to learn everything there is to know about Photoshop.
In this book you will find recipes for:
Changing hue, saturation, luminosity, and color
Correcting basic color shifts
Sharpening or softening focus
Adjusting lighting for subtle or dramatic effects
Creating surface effects and textures
Adding interest to landscapes and urban scenes
Enhancing portraits of children and adults
and much more.
Book 14 - Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook by John Beardsworth
A comprehensive guide to the thought processes and technical procedures
involved in producing fine black-and-white photograph
Combines technical expertise with inspiring images from one of the UK’s leading photographers and print-makers
Includes advice on how traditional and digital photography can complement each other
Essential reading for all photographers who appreciate the aesthetic qualities of black and white and want to learn how to create dynamic images
Book 15 - Creative Black & White Photography by Les McLean
Focusing on black and white photos, this book looks at both the camera
and techniques needed to capture good images, as well as the digital processing that can be applied.
Book 16 - Digital Black & White Photography by John Beardsworth
Far from spelling the end of black-and-white photography, digital
techniques have made many creative processes easier - this is the book that helps devotees of black-and-white photography move into the digital age.The digital revolution has made the experience of producing prints quicker and cleaner, but tends to assume that you are always dealing
with colour photographs. This book explains how black-and-white photography is not only possible using digital technology but actually
allows greater flexibility and creativity than ever before. It covers the basics of scanning, manipulation and printing, as well as demonstrating
some of the more advanced techniques that can be achieved in the
Book 17 - B & W Photography in the Digital Age by Tony Worobiec
The master’s approach to fine art black-and-white digital photography
Learn how to consistently create high-quality black-and-white digital
prints from one of the best in the field. Author George DeWolfe has
studied with Ansel Adams and is one of the creators of Adobe Lightroom, the state-of-the-art image processing software. He takes you through
the entire process, from seeing tonal values in a scene the way the
masters do, to optimising images using Lightroom, to making gallery-
quality prints. DeWolfe’s stunning images throughout the book provide instructional examples and inspiration.
Book 18 - Black & White Printing by George DeWolfe
Let your motto become "What would happen if. . . ?"
Infrared light offers photographers another artistic avenue to explore.
You don′t need years of experience or expensive equipment. Just grab an
IR filter or a converted digital camera, and you′re ready to enter the fascinating world of infrared photography. The unique effects you can create with IR photography are limited only by your imagination.
In these pages, you′ll discover the practical information about file formats and composition as well as plenty of creative inspiration.
Discover whether your camera can detect infrared light and compare different IR filters
Learn how to see in IR and master IR composition
Play with effects — extended exposures, shooting through glass, zooming, and painting with light
Explore HDR and Photomerge options
Open more creative possibilities with Photoshop
Book 19 - Digital Infrared Photography by Deborah Sandidge
Thanks to high dynamic range (HDR) digital photography, the power to produce perfectly exposed, noise free images is possible for photographers of all skill levels. By merging multiple images taken at varying exposures
you can capture and display a much broader spectrum of light and detail than is currently possible with any other photographic technique.
Ferrell McCollough presents detailed information that takes you through setting up shots, to learning the software, to tone mapping and merging your final image. This fully illustrated de is the first step to creating
stunning photographs that capture the light of the world.
Book 20 - High Dynamic Range by Ferrell McCollough
Exposure is a fundamental part of photographic technique, but is often thought of as mysterious or difficult to understand by beginners and enthusiasts alike.
Ross Hoddinott unravels the nitty gritty of this complex subject and presents it in a clear and easy-to-understand way.
This comprehensive book will give you the confidence to put theory into practice and enable you to achieve creative control over your images.
Book 21 - Digital Exposure Handbook by Ross Hoddinott
Expand you Creative options
For anyone who finds the concept of exposure overwhelming and
confusing, this book demystifies the subject, making it easy to grasp. Author Bryan Peterson explains the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, and explains how to achieve successful exposures in seemingly difficult situations, including those involving backlight, low light, overcast weather, and motion. All the information is relevant, whether you’re using film or digital cameras.
In addition, mastering the concepts of exposure will free you from
worrying about the technical and will provide a solid base, enabling you
to make the kinds of images you truly want. Filled with the author’s own striking photographs, Understanding Exposure is as beautiful as it is useful.
Bryan Peterson is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, and best-selling author.
He divides his time between the United States and France.
Book 22 - Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson
In his signature style, Peterson explores an ever-popular topic, showing photographers at every level exactly how to capture subjects in exciting, innovative new ways - from animals and plants, to objects found in the kitchen, the supermarket, even the local tip. With full information on equipment, exposure, light and composition and a plethora of innovative
tips and techniques, the author takes readers way beyond the usual
BRYAN PETERSON is a professional photographer, internationally known instructor, and founder of www.ppsop.com, The Perfect Picture School
of Photography. He is the best-selling author of Understanding Exposure, Understanding Shutter Speed, Understanding Close-Up Photography, Learning to See Creatively Understanding Digital Photography, Beyond Portraiture and, most recently, Bryan Peterson's Understanding
Photography Field Guide. His easy-to-understand writing and teaching
style breaks down the complex and often confusing aspects of
photography, translating them into what his students routinely describe
as "aha" moments. His trademark use of colour and strong, graphic composition have garnered him many photographic awards and a strong following. He lives in Chicago.
Book 23 - Understanding Close-Up Photography by Bryan Peterson
Almost everyone can "see" in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. This work helps photographers
visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light. This revised
and rewritten guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how
it is not some gift only for a few, but actually a skill that can be learned
and applied. Using inventive photographs from his own portfolio, the author deconstructs creativity for photographers. He details the basic techniques that went into not only taking a particular photo, but also provides insights on how to improve upon it, so helping readers avoid the visual pitfalls that can lead to dull photographs. This edition features informaton on digital photography and digital imaging software, as well as a section on colour as a design element.
Book 24 - Learning to See Creatively by Bryan Peterson
Thirteen essays on landscape photography by master photographer Alain Briot. Topics include practical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of photography to help photographers build and refine their skills. Also covered is how to be an artist in business.
Alain Briot is one of the leading contemporary landscape photographers. He received his education in France and currently works mostly in the southwestern part of the United States.
This book starts with the technical aspects of photography; how to see, compose, find the right light, and select the best lens for a specific shot. It continues by focusing on the artistic aspects of photography with chapters on how to select your best work, how to create a portfolio, and finally concludes with two chapters on how to be an artist in business.
Book 25 - Mastering Landscape Photography by Alain Briot