Our Books

IR.bookThe original title of Joe’s book, Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography, was Getting Started in Infrared Photography, but like many books titles, this one was the publisher’s idea. The original title gives you some idea of what the books is about: A set-by-step approach to making infrared photographs starting with determining if your camera is compatible with using on-camera filters and on to shooting with IR-converted cameras. Along the way you’ll also meet so photographers making interesting infrared images. While out-of-print but you can get affordable used copies or new copies from Amazon.com by clicking here.

studio.coverStudio Lighting Anywhere show Joe’s approach on 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 and power pack and head systems. Lessons include classic lighting effects, post production tips and troubleshooting common lighting challenges. You can order a copy by clicking here.

black & white photography, monochrome effects, infrared photography, digita infrared photographyCreative Digital Monochrome Effects. Photographers of every level will discover all kinds of fun techniques. Joe digs into what kinds of software is best and shows how to use them to manipulate  photos as well as discussing in-camera effects for toning and soft focus. The information covers everything from creating traditional black-and-white or color toned images, to adding color selectively. Currently out of print but available used at bargain prices here.

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 7.59.25 AMFlash Photography by 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 showing how to go beyond the basics and refine the images through using 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 here.

car.bookDo you like cars and would like to make better photographs of them at car shows and Concours d’Elegance? What about the challenge of photographing hot rods and customs at indoor car shows? In How I Photograph Cars, Joe offers 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 he 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.

Screen Shot 2016-03-21 at 8.07.43 AMMaster’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 compelling viewers 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.