Eight New Books in Time for the Holidays! November 17, 2016 – Posted in: Photography – Tags: , , , , , ,

The holidays are rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to start searching for great gifts for all the guys and gals on your list. While we can’t help you pick out the best new booties for mom or the right putter for dad, we do have a handle on what you might snag for the photographer on your list. Scroll down to see what’s new and exciting from Rocky Nook. Choose to wrap up a book or two, they won’t be disappointed!

For the Photographer Who Does it All—Filmmaking Essentials for Photographers


In this new release by Emmy Award-winning videographer and photographer Eduardo Angel, photographers will learn how to transition from shooting stills to capturing video on their DSLRS. A must-have for those trying to expand their talents or business endeavors!

For the Photographer Who’s Ready to Soar—The Photographer’s Guide to Drones


Help them take their photography to new heights, literally! In The Photographer’s Guide to Drones by Colin Smith, photographers will learn the ins-and-outs of drone photography. Topics covered include how to fly a drone, including practice flight patterns and controller tips that will help readers master the basics, new rules of composition for aerial photography as they apply to drone and quadcopter imagery, and how to create the best files for both still photos and video!

For the Mac Guy (We All Know One!)—The Apple Photos Book for Photographers


This handy new book, written by photographer and podcaster Derrick Story, covers Apple Photos and its insanely powerful extensions. Readers learn how to make the most of the software already installed on their Mac. Plus, they’ll get an insider’s scoop on how to best use all of its hidden features and elements.

For the Artist—The Grey Ghost: New York City Photographs


In this beautifully crafted art book by photographer Dan Winters, you’ll find a series of inspiring black and white photographs. Winters’ photographs feature icons of New York City such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, as well as everyday moments captured on the street. In this book, Winters presents us with the seemingly ordinary and commonplace in a way that captivates us and makes us look much more closely. The Grey Ghost will make an absolutely gorgeous addition to any coffee table book collection.

For the Friend Who’s Just Starting Out—The Enthusiast’s Guides Series!


There’s no better starting place for the aspiring photographer than The Enthusiast’s Guide to Composition. This great book guides readers through the elements of photography they need to know in order to create stronger photographs. The Enthusiast’s Guide to Composition is broken down into 48 principles so readers can learn one thing at a time or dig in all at once!

You can also check out The Enthusiast’s Guide to Portraiture and The Enthusiast’s Guide to Multi-Shot Techniques.

For the Rugrats—Photo Adventures for Kids


Is there a little one in your life who is interested in photography? Photo Adventures for Kids makes a great gift for children looking to learn a bit more about what makes a great photograph. Categorized as “active non-fiction,” this fun book leads kiddos through a series of photography missions, helping them discover the wide world of photography! Also included is a viewfinder to help them frame their very first shots!

For the Foodie—Food Photography


You know that friend who won’t let you take a bite without snapping a photo first? Food Photography is the next book they need to dig into! This book helps photographers create irresistible food photos for their blogs, social media feeds, websites, and more. Make their mouths water with Food Photography! 

For the Creative—A Beautiful Anarchy


A Beautiful Anarchy is a vulnerable, honest, and insightful book about the human longing to create, whether you’re creating a family, a business, a book, or a photograph. Your greatest creation can be an intentional life lived on your own terms. What is our life but a chance to make the greatest art of all?

If you already identify as a creative person, this book is an invitation to more intentionally explore your creative process. If you’ve ever said, “But I’m not really creative,” it’s a call to exhume a part of yourself that desperately needs to get out and breathe.

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