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Stocking-Sized Photography Field Guides Are Great Holiday Gifts For On-The-Go Photographers

2011-11-14
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WALTHAM, Mass. ---- If you’re looking for an affordable holiday gift for the shutterbug in your life, look no further. The Field Guide series of photography books covers an array of educational topics for hobbyist and advanced shooters, and the compact books will fit perfectly into your photographer’s camera bag – or stocking!

This Focal Press series of how-to books for on-the-go photographers contains expert tips on topics including: tricks for using DSLR cameras, perfecting your exposure, and shooting in low light situations, as well as best practices for travel, landscape, birding and wedding photography.

The seven themed books, which sell for $15.95 each, are penned by award-winning professional photographers who provide easy-to-digest information that is coupled with visual examples and inspirations. Four of the books are written by renowned Smithsonian Magazine photographer Michael Freeman, who has authored more than 20 books about photography and recently released and iPad app for his best-selling book, The Photographer’s Eye. At $24.99, The Photographer’s Eye iPad app is another great gift for the photography enthusiast and tablet user in your life.

Rangefinder magazine book reviewer Jim Cornfield said, “In an age that seems overrun with gear freaks and technophiles, these little Field Guides are indispensable new pieces of equipment in charmingly old-fashioned packages.”

In addition to Freeman, the series features an elite roster of authors, including top wildlife photographer David Tipling, expert wedding and portrait photographer Michelle Turner, and leading National Park photographer Carl Heilman II. Each author brilliantly describes the heart of their expertise, delivering colorful anecdotes, easy advice and troubleshooting information.

* The Photographer's Eye Field Guide − Launched in 2009, this book offers a hands-on approach to travel photography, as well as a comprehensive guide to planning and executing your trip. (ISBN: 9780240812489, $15.95)
* The DSLR Field Guide − Another must-have book from Freeman, The DSLR Field Guide broaches a wide array of DSLR topics including the anatomy of a DSLR camera, navigating the camera’s complex menu and settings, and image editing. (ISBN: 9780240817200, $15.95)
* The Exposure Field Guide − Freeman discusses lighting, technical information, and creative inspiration in this essential guide for understanding exposure, the most fundamental aspect of photography. (ISBN: 9780240817750, $15.95)
* The Bird Photography Field Guide −Top wildlife photographer David Tipling teaches photographers and bird enthusiasts what they need to know about capturing birds in all of their beauty, with expert guidance on how to best approach birds using field craft skills and hides. (ISBN: 9780240817767, $15.95)
* The Wedding Photography Field Guide − Whether in a dimly lit church or trying to capture the rhythm and movement on a dance floor, wedding and portrait photographer Michelle Turner offers comprehensive and easy-to-follow advice on how to capture the definitive shots at any wedding – even in the most demanding locations. (ISBN: 9780240817873, $15.95)
* The Landscape Photography Field Guide −This comprehensive guide teaches photographers to capture landscapes like a pro. Author Carl Heilman II draws from his experience as one of America’s leading National Park photographers to fill this book with useful advice that can help even the most amateur landscape photographer achieve the best results. (ISBN: 9780240819228, $15.95)
* The Low Light Photography Field Guide – Say goodbye to harsh flash photographs with dreary backgrounds and blurry night shots that are exposed too long. This book will teach readers about different kinds of light and help photographers navigate the technique of shooting indoors and at night. This brand new release is now available. (ISBN: 9780240820804, $15.95)

Focal Press’ series of Field Guide photography books are available online and at bookstores nationwide.

About Focal Press

Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 70 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology.

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