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are a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side.

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Reference request: Ansel Adams and a bellows which is not light-tight

It seems to me I read in the past a recollection by Ansel Adams about the job of finding and fixing holes in the bellows but unfortunately I cannot find the source (was it "The Camera" book? ...
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How can I photograph a book spread and keep a natural look?

I've ran into this issue trying to update my (graphic design) portfolio in the past. How can I set up a book to shoot it and minimize the amount of required retouching? How do I keep the book open (...
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Should I get Ansel Adam's book or John P. Schaeffer's Ansel Adams Guide?

Which of these is better for black and white beginner like me? Ansel Adam's Trilogy: The Camera, The Negative, The Print John P. Schaefer: The Ansel Adams Guide: Basic Techniques of Photography (Book ...
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What photography book changed the way you look at the world? [closed]

What was the first photography book that you remember really changing the way you look at the world? Or inspiring you to approach photography differently? Follow-up, what are some great photography ...
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What Canon printer profiles apply the least amount of ink?

I am currently working on a photo zine (I plan on producing ~5 of them) that has about 16 pages, which I'm trying to print on my Canon Pro-100. Because it is going to be in book form, I have to print ...
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Trying to determine potential causes for boxy (digital?) artifacts

I'm looking at lots of photographs taken in either the late 1990's or early 2000's of book pages printed in the 1700's. In those photographs, I occasionally see the kind of boxy artifacts pictured ...
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How to choose a post-procesing photography book [closed]

I am looking for some advanced book on post processing. I have the basic knowledge of the functionalities of Photoshop and camera raw. I had a look on Amazon, but it is not easy to know if a book is ...
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How can I reduce reflections in a glass corner?

I am a photography novice, and am trying to understand how polarizing filters and light reflections work. I'm trying to understand how to reduce reflections in a glass corner. The context is trying ...
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Looking for a technical book [duplicate]

I'm looking for a book about digital photography that is dealing with the technical stuff in an exhaustive way. It maybe something like explaining from what is a histogram to describing how sensors ...
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Is there a way to achieve even lighting using one flash and a reflector?

I'm deciding whether to buy/rent lights to shoot my design portfolio and was wondering whether it's possible to achieve even lighting using one 500W monolight, shoot through umbrella and a reflector. ...
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Technical photography digital printing book? [closed]

I want to learn more about photography digital printing. For me, the transformation of virtual pixels (existing only in the binary format) into something real is still complex : A lots of support ...
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How to photograph oil and pastel art works with DSLR? [duplicate]

I'm using a Nikon D800 with a prime Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens to photograph a selection of artwork for producing an art book. I will shoot in raw format. My questions are: What light source will look ...
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Is there a standard vocabulary for posing?

I've been looking for a definitive catalog of named poses. Catalogs consisting mainly of unlabeled photos are easy to come by. "1,001 Poses for the Professional Photographer," kind of thing. This ...
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Do any birth photography books exist?

I am looking for a text that focuses specifically on birth photography. I have not yet been able to find any such example. If an entire book on the subject is not available I would also be interested ...
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Are Ansel Adams's theory books relevant today?

With the decline of film photography, it seems that there is no use for "The Negative" anymore. But what about "The Print" and other books where Adams teaches about light, technique and, well... ...
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Looking for books written from perspective of a magazine photoeditor or art director

Can anyone recommend a book written by a magazine editor, maybe a memoir, describing the interactions while working with professional photographers or photojournalists ?
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European/UK sources for quality book weight duo coated inkjet paper?

Im doing some research on inkjet book-weight duo papers, something that performs well for photo and graphics. I work at an art school in Scotland and am not finding much on the market that is below ...
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Capturing an actual portrait and the philosophy behind portrait photography

I've run across millions of sites, books, tutorial videos etc. "about portraits", but most of them break down to lighting and posing (which is as important I guess). Those are often lacking the ...
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What are some good photography books available to read on Kindle? [closed]

I do most of my reading on a Kindle, and find it very convenient. However, it seems that few publishers of photography books are making their titles available on Kindle. I'd be interested in reading ...
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Best Descriptive book for a Canon 7D?

I recognize that "best" is kind of open ended, but almost every review of the top 10 books on Amazon all have reviews which read "the little green manual is better.....this book just repeats that info ...
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How to start learning photo editing? What are the first few photo editing websites/books someone should read? [closed]

I'm a beginners trying to learn photo editing. How do I start learning photo editing? What are the first few photo editing websites/books someone should read? Added: I meant Photo editing as ...
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Technical book about exposure

I am interested about studying exposure. I went through a few tutorial (as a beginner of DSLR photography) but I find them generally lacking of details. I have a background in engineering, physics ...
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What's a good starter book of Cartier-Bresson photographs?

I want to learn about Henri Cartier-Bresson's work. Can someone recommend a book of his work to get me started? I specifically want to be able to look at a lot of his images, rather than reading a ...
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Advices for a good studio lighting photography book?

I'm new to studio photography. I have at home a little studio to shoot macros and portraits. I'm equipped with strobes and a macro ring flash. I'm now looking for a beginner/intermediate studio ...
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Which photoshop book? [closed]

What is a good Photoshop book for photographers? I am interested in not too basic techniques (which I can more or less figure out by myself), which on the other hand give good results, without the ...
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Which is a good photography book? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the first few photography books someone should read? I have to gift a friend a photography book. And I have no knowledge about photography. which book would you ...
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Name of the book/album with an entire road/boulevard photographed

I remember about a photography documentary seen some time ago. The photographer published a book containing an entire road/boulevard. I can't remember the name of the artist. Do you know about such a ...
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Is it worth it to read The Book of Optics

Is it actually worth it to read the Book of Optics by Alhazen to get basic knowledge about Optics? I know it's way too old but this book was important in the optics field. Also where can I find it ...
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Color Management Books for Programmer [closed]

I would like to develop a color management library that converts images for display, handles color profiles, does color proofing etc. So far I found this book: Colour Management: Understanding and ...
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What would be a good book for optics?

I would like to refresh my knowledge about optics. I studied optics back in the university but I almost forgot everything. What would be a good book to do that?
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What are the topics need to be covered by a free ebook for beginner/amateur photographers?

Some of my friends and I were thinking of publishing an ebook in our native language to help local beginner and amateur photographers. We will probably end up with a series of books later on but as a ...
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Book on the rise of digital photography

I am very interested in recent developments in photography. Over the last 10-15 years there have been major upheavals in the industry, including the complete switch to digital and the death of photo ...
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Is there a "bible" for portrait photography like "Light, Science and Magic" is for lighting?

Can anyone recommend a good book on portrait photography, covering gear, lighting setups, posing and so forth? More interested in the setup and shooting than post processing and retouching. Would ...
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What is a good starter macro book?

Are there are good starter books for macro photography? There's a few really popular books in other areas of photography that seem to come highly recommended like 'Understanding Exposure',' The ...
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What are the differences between "The Digital Photography" volumes 1, 2 and 3 by Scott Kelby?

I looked through the contents of The Digital Photography Volume 1, 2 and 3 by Scott Kelby and I noticed that there are repeated chapters (chapters with the same name) like shooting wedding and ...
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Technical photography book for a very non-technical person?

I know somebody who is a keen photographer with, I think, an exceptional eye for artistic composition but who takes most (all?) of her photographs on Auto. I want to get her a book (for Christmas) to ...
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How can I use a Canon 580EX II in manual mode in conjunction with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography?

I'm trying to follow along with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography using my Canon 580EX II. In the book, all of the examples are with Nikon flashes and there are some differences in the way ...
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Is there non-online software for creating professional photo books?

I'm interested in Windows and Mac software or a plugin (for Lightroom, Aperture, InDesign, whatever) for creating professional photo books that I can then export as JPEGs (or any other format that is ...
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What are the best books on posing?

I'm interested in reading some good, informative books on posing and interacting with people for photography. Which are the best ones?
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What are good advanced books on the physics and science of photography?

I am looking for books about the physics of DSLR, including modern photography optics and sensor electronics. If I already have some books on optics and electronics, I have found fairly hard to find ...
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How do different books on Gimp compare?

There is a series of books on GIMP. What are the differences among them? Can you help to pinpoint a good reference ? Ideally I hope that after reading such a book I would be more or less (...
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What's a good starter book on photographer Yousuf Karsh?

I have recently been very moved by what I have seen/read on the internet about the work of Yousuf Karsh. I would really like to get more insight into how he captured the true character of his ...
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Recommended books on food photography?

There are a few good novice food photography questions in this community, but my question is a bit more specific: do you guys have some recommended literature (either printed or digital) regarding ...
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The best single photography book start point from the artistic point of view? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Books/resources on the artistic side of photograpy? Okay. There are lots of books out there that are eager to tell people what is exposure, f-stops and talk about all the cool ...
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How can I self-publish a photography book?

I took thousands of photos for a book I want to publish. I am a graphic designer, so creating the layout of the book, pages, covers, etc is not a problem. I know how to process my images for print. ...
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Coffee Table Photography Book

I am thinking of getting a small gift for my friend, preferably a small / medium size Photography Book (that can put on the coffee table) or for guests to boserse through - casual reading. My budget ...
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What can a photographer learn from art history?

I normally wouldn't consider this a question of photography, except for the fact that several answers on this question made note that art history was something important to the education they received ...
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Where could I find a detailed reference on all composition rules?

I am looking for a good advanced reference about photographic/cinematographic composition rules. I have already checked this post: Good books to learn photographic composition from? but it doesn't ...
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Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?

I am a relatively new photographer. I have no problem understanding the technical side of photography (I am an engineer by trade), but I do struggle with the more 'artistic' side of photography (...
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What is a good book for a Lightroom newbie?

I've been trying out Lightroom 3 for awhile, and like what I see. I will be buying it in the near future, thanks to a student discount. I'm sure I've only just scratched the surface so far, and being ...
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