The original title of Joe’s book, Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography, was Getting Started in Infrared Photography, but like many of of the titles of books, this one was the publisher’s idea. But the original title gives you some idea of what the books about: It’s a set-by-step approach to making infrared photographs starting with determining if your camera is IR-compatible to using on-camera filters to shooting with converted cameras. Along the ay you’ll meet so photographers making interesting infrared images. While the book is currently out of print but you can get an affordable used copy or not-so-affordable new copies of the book from Amazon.com by clicking here.
Studio Lighting Anywhere is streamlined approach showing how to select gear that provides the most value and requires minimal shooting space. It features techniques for using speedlights for portrait lighting as well as traditional lighting tools such as monolights. Lessons include classic lighting effects, post production tips and troubleshooting common lighting challenges. You can order a copy by clicking here.
Creative Digital Monochrome Effects. In this book, you’ll discover all kinds of fun and inspirational techniques for photographers of every level. I dig into what kinds of software is best and show how to use them to manipulate your photos as well as discussing in-camera effects for toning and soft focus. The information covers everything from creating traditional looking black-and-white or color toned images, to adding color selectively for a fine-art approach. Currently out of print but available used at bargain prices here.
Flash Photography by contributor Barry Staver shows readers how to infuse their images with emotion, action, and storytelling qualities that define a great photograph. Barry explores techniques for designing effective lighting setups beginning with an overview of fundamental techniques, then teaching how to go beyond the basics and refine the images through addition of flash. Applications of each of the major categories of flash equipment are covered, first with electronic flash techniques for location shoots, then mid-range strobes for studio work and location shots. It’s available used at bargain prices here
Do you like cars and would like to make better photographs of them at outdoor shows and Concours d’Elegance? What about the challenge of photographing hot rods and customs at indoor car shows? In How I Photograph Cars, there’s also lots of information on photographing motorsports from sports car racing to drag racing including safety tips when working around fast racecars. You’ll go behind the scenes as I photographs a small car collection and look at not just the challenge of photographing a group of cars but the logistics involved in making the shot happen.
Master’s Guide to Off-Camera Flash by Barry Staver emphasizes the basic principles of good lighting and shows how to apply them. This informative guide shows you how to improve your photographic skills. After explaining different types of light, flash basics, and the benefits of on- and off-camera lighting techniques, it discusses how to use this information to increase the “gasp factor”—that powerful, emotional response that compels the viewer to take a second look. Also included are assignments meant to help solidify this new flash knowledge for the photographer in order to put it into practice. It’s available here.
You can order Joe’s latest book Posing for Portrait and Glamour Photography from Amazon by clicking that link, but a limited number of signed copies of are available from him directly for $25 (including shipping) and include a signed 5×7 print of one of the images from the book. To purchase a signed copy, click on Contact and inquire about how to do it. For a look at all of Joe’s book, please visit his Amazon Author Page.