New Arrivals · Photography

August 5, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to take awesome photos of cats

August 4, 2020
Marttila, Andrew, photographer.
Philadelphia : Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, 2020.
232 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"...Professional cat photographer Andrew Marttila uses humor, candor, and charm to walk you through feline behavior, critical principles of photography, and how to put your newfound skills to use. Whether you're trying to master the settings on your camera or take better shots with your phone, this is the book you need to take awesome photos of cats."--Back cover.

No filter : the inside story of Instagram

July 29, 2020
Frier, Sarah, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2020]
xxii, 327 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Introduction: The ultimate influencer -- Project Codename -- The chaos of success -- The surprise -- The summer in limbo -- Move fast and break things -- Domination -- The new celebrity -- The pursuit of the insta-worthy -- The snapchat problem -- Cannibalization -- The other fake news -- The CEO -- Epilogue: The price of the acquisition.
In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple but irresistible feature: It would make anything you captured look more beautiful. It quickly went mainstream. Within two years Mark Zuckerberg bought the company for a historic $1 billion. The cofounders stayed on, considering their app a separate company within the social networking giant. Frier shows how Instagram has fundamentally changed the way we show, eat, travel, and communicate, all while fighting to preserve the values which contributed to the company's success. -- adapted from jacket

The new black vanguard : photography between art and fashion

July 24, 2020
311 pages : illustrations (mostly color), portraits ; 29 cm.
The new black vanguard / Antwaun Sargent -- Campbell Addy -- Arielle Bobb-Willis -- Micaiah Carter -- Awol Erizku -- Nadine Ijewere -- Quil Lemons -- Namsa Leuba -- Renell Medrano -- Tyler Mitchell -- Jamal Nxedlana -- Daniel Obasi -- Ruth Ossai -- Adrienne Raquel -- Dana Scruggs -- Stephen Tayo -- Interviews: Campbell Addy x Jamal Nxedlana, Mickalene Thomas x Quil Lemons, Shaniqwa Jarvis x Renell Medrano, Deborah Willis x Tyler Mitchell, Daniel Obasi x Stephen Tayo -- Acknowledgments -- Colophon.
"In 'The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion', curator and critic Antwaun Sargent addresses a radical transformation taking place in fashion and art today. The presentation of black figures and black runway and cover models in the media and art has been one marker of increasingly inclusive fashion and art communities. More critically, however, the contemporary visual vocabulary around beauty and the body has been reinfused with new vitality and substance thanks to an increase in powerful images authored by an international community of black photographers. In a richly illustrated essay, Sargent opens up the conversation around the role of the black body in the marketplace; the cross-pollination between art, fashion, and culture in constructing an image; and the institutional barriers that have historically been an impediment to black photographers participating more fully in the fashion (and art) industries. Fifteen artist portfolios feature the brightest contemporary fashion photographers. Alongside a series of conversations between generations, their images and stories chart the history of inclusion, and exclusion, in the creation of the commercial black image, while simultaneously proposing a brilliantly reenvisioned future"--Publisher's description.

London in bloom

July 22, 2020
Lane, Georgianna, photographer, writer of added text.
New York : Abrams Image, 2020.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index of photographs.
Introduction -- Parks and gardens -- Floral boutiques -- Market flowers -- Floral displays.
London in Bloom showcases the floral abundance of the English capital's extraordinary parks, gardens, florists, and flower markets. In this companion to her popular books Paris in Bloom and New York in Bloom, Georgianna Lane takes us on a romantic floral tour of London, juxtaposing luscious blooms with intricate floral details found in the city's iconic architecture. The book also includes a detailed list of recommended parks, gardens, markets, and floral designers; a spring tour of blossoms and blooms; a field guide of common spring-blooming trees and shrubs; and step-by-step instructions for creating a London-style bouquet. For flower lovers and Anglophiles alike, London in Bloom offers a unique and irresistible view of London.

The street photographer's manual

July 17, 2020
Gibson, David (Photographer), author.
London : Thames and Hudson, 2020.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
First published in 2014.
Introduction -- Busy: Intro -- Elliott Erwitt -- Order -- Troy Holden -- Events -- Bruce Gilden -- Sequences -- Matt Stuart -- Lining up -- Maria Plotnikova -- Quiet: Intro -- Miriel Schoneveld -- Waiting -- Blake Andrews -- Following -- Nils Jorgensen -- Behind -- Marc Riboud -- Looking down -- Shin Noguchi -- Abstract: Intro -- Blurred -- Gueorgui Pinkhassov -- Layers -- Jack Simon -- Shadows -- Melissa Breyer -- Reflections -- Trent Parke -- Doubles -- Jesse Marlow -- Still: Intro -- Empty -- Johanna Neurath -- Objects -- David Gaberle -- Graphic -- Shubjects: Intro -- Children -- Michelle Groskopf -- Projects -- Narelle Autio -- Vertical/Horizontal -- Craig Whitehead -- Ethics -- Conclusion -- Glossary.
In recent years, photo sharing on social media has rejuvenated street photography, and its spirit has been reborn. The Street Photographer's Manual is about the possibilities of street photography as a medium, and how it can be approached in an accessible way. The book begins with an overview of street photography, examining its past, present, and future, and looking at how the genre has changed over time. The reader is then introduced to twenty of the most acclaimed international street photographers. This new, revised edition features six new photographers: Troy Holden, Merel Schoneveld, Melissa Breyer, David Gaberle, Michelle Groskopf, and Craig Whitehead. Integrated within the profiles are twenty fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected.

Digital photographer's handbook

July 1, 2020
Ang, Tom, author.
408 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Core skills -- Photography projects -- Image development -- Showing and sharing -- Buying guide -- Going further.
This manual outlines key photography techniques and includes a series of projects designed to develop and refine skills.

Candida Höfer : libraries

July 1, 2020
Höfer, Candida, 1944- photographer.
271 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
"The original essay by Umberto Eco was first published in: Umberto Eco: Sette anni di desiderio, © Gruppo Editoriale Fabbri-Bompiani, Sonzogno, Etas S.p.A, Milan, 1983"--Colophon.
This striking book shows the world's most beautiful libraries through Candida Höfer's mesmerizing photographs. No one photographs spaces quite like Candida Höfer and no one has captured better the majesty, stillness, and eloquence of libraries. Traveling around the world, Höfer shows the exquisite beauty to be found in order, repetition, and form--rows of books, lines of desks, soaring shelves, and even stacks of paper create patterns that are both hypnotic and soothing. Photographed with a large-format camera and a small aperture, these razor-sharp images of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, the Escorial in Spain, Villa Medici in Rome, the Hamburg University library, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris, and the Museo Archeologico in Madrid, to name a few, communicate more than just the superb architecture. Glowing with subtle color and natural light, Höfer's photographs, while devoid of people, shimmer with life and remind us again and again that libraries are more than just repositories for books. Umberto Eco's essay about his own attachment to libraries is the perfect introduction to an otherwise wordless, but sublimely reverent journey.

Women's work : stories from pioneering women shaping our workforce

March 9, 2020
Crisman, Chris, photographer, interviewer.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
ix, 246 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Chris Crisman pairs his award-winning, striking portrait photography of women on the job with poignant, powerful interviews of his subjects: women who have carved out unique places for themselves in a workforce often dominated by men.

Writers and their cats

March 9, 2020
Nastasi, Alison, author.
San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, [2018]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Alice Walker -- Allen Ginsberg -- Angela Carter -- Ann M. Martin -- Anuja Chauhan -- Berit Ellingsen -- Beverly Cleary -- Bing Xin -- Carlos Monsiváis -- Charles Bukowski -- Chester Himes -- Colette -- Doris Lessing -- Edith Sitwell -- Elinor Glyn -- Elizabeth Bishop -- Ernest Hemingway -- Gillian Flynn -- Gloria Steinem -- Haruki Murakami -- Helen Gurley Brown -- Hunter S. Thompson -- Iris Murdoch -- Jir Osaragi -- Jorge Luis Borges -- Judy Blume -- Julio Cortázar -- Kazim Ali -- Lilian Jackson Braun -- Louise Erdrich -- Lydia Davis -- Margaret Mitchell -- Mark Twain -- Marlon James -- Neil Gaiman -- Patricia Highsmith -- Preeti Shenoy -- Ray Bradbury -- Raymond Chandler -- Sarah Jones -- Stephen King -- Sylvia Plath -- Truman Capote -- Ursula K. Le Guin -- Zelda Fitzgerald -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Acknowledgments.
Photographs of famous writers and their feline companions-- Provided by publisher.

Digital photography for dummies.

February 27, 2020
Foster City, Calif. : IDG Books Worldwide, 1997-
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Volume for 2008 by Julie Adair King and Serge Timacheff ; 2012-<2020> by Julie Adair King.
Take the fast route to better pictures with this guide packed with the advice of expert photographer Julie Adair King. It doesn't matter if you're shooting with a basic point-and-shoot camera, a pro camera, or the camera on your phone, the insights in this book help you get better results. Start with applying basic composition rules while you use your camera's automatic setting then move on to take full control of focus, color, and exposure.

Midcentury memories : the Anonymous Project

February 18, 2020
Shulman, Lee, author.
277 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Collective memories in Kodachrome / by Richard B. Woodward -- The photographs -- Slide into the past / Lee Shulman interviewed by Reuel Golden.
"This collection of unique color slide photographs provides an intimate glimpse into how people used to document and celebrate their existence. A long forgotten part of our collective memory, they are the story of our lives."--Page 4 of cover.

Stories behind the images : lessons from a life in adventure photography

January 29, 2020
Rich, Corey, author.
286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Doing what you love -- Cover girl -- Devil in the details -- Photo Roshambo -- The image that launched my career -- Bare imagination -- El Cap easy -- Chamonix dirtbags -- The moment before it all changes -- The real reason -- Creative secrets -- Swimming with the crocs -- Jack Johnson -- Chris Sharma jumps ahead -- Swimming with the fisheyes -- Project bandaloop -- Chicken bus pilgrimage -- Basic instinct -- When the gloves come off -- Something out of nothing -- Beckey -- Man vs. bear -- Seeing and skiing -- Whitewater dynasty -- The river wild -- Motion in Mallorca -- The lost coast -- Lines in the sand (and snow) -- NIAD smacdown -- Inches from death -- Just a snapshot -- Queen of pain -- Light and fit -- Wild Alaska -- Three degrees of Sharma -- Pulling permits and rip cords -- Sink or swim -- Safe shots -- The dawn of DSLR video -- Pushing Patagonia -- The fourth element -- The hunter and the hunted -- Free-soloing El Cap -- Directing why -- Light and fast in Pakistan -- Another day at the office -- Climbing's North Star -- Authenticity in Argentina -- Finding independence -- The ethereal grace of Ashima -- Lebanon double down -- Raising experience -- The best time is right now -- Creativelive -- Yosemite giants -- Home.

Linda McCartney : the Polaroid diaries

January 21, 2020
231 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 27 x 27 cm
"Following her best-selling TASCHEN monograph Life in Photographs, discover a more intimate and highly personal side of Linda McCartney's photographic work in The Polaroid Diaries. The collection focuses on McCartney's distinctive way of seeing the world and her family, through charming and quirky portraits of Paul McCartney and the couple's four children. We see them pulling faces and in matching pajamas. We see James pouring water on himself, and Mary and Stella playing dress-up. There's dancing, eating, horse riding, and countless moments of everyday life on their farm in Southern England. As Paul says in the introduction: "She would just see things. Many of her photos, it's just that one click. You've got to recognise when a great photo is happening in front of you. And then you've got to snap it at exactly the right moment... And she did that so many times that it always impressed me." The Polaroid Diaries curates more than 200 of these "right" moments from the early 1970s until the mid-1990s, along with a foreword by Chrissie Hynde and an essay by art critic Ekow Eshun. The book also features luminous landscapes across Scotland and Arizona, as well as the odd celebrity, as the likes of Steve McQueen and Adam Ant wander into the frame. Other pictures attest to her love of animals, with compassionate images of cats, lambs, horses, and hens. It's a pre-Instagram glimpse into the life of an extraordinary family, a celebration of Linda's legacy as a fiercely committed artist and of the instant magic of Polaroid film."

A life behind the lens : thirty years of award-winning photography of sport's most iconic moments

January 10, 2020
Pelham, Richard (Photographer), photographer, author.
Durrington : Pitch Publishing, 2019.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
A Life Behind the Lens is a collection of the very best work of Richard ̀Dickie' Pelham, the multi award-winning chief sports photographer of The Sun for the past 30 years. He has covered six Olympic Games, six World Cups, any number of Test matches and many championship boxing bouts, capturing the moments of triumph and despair, the great goals, the knockout punches, the key wickets and the gold-medal glory. He has been trackside, ringside, pitchside and poolside as well as in the studio and on the training grounds with the biggest names in world sport, including Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Andy Murray, Paul Gascoigne, David Beckham, Tom Daley, Lennox Lewis and Anthony Joshua. His pictures have featured on memorable front and back pages and centre spreads. The images are accompanied by Dickie's own recounting of the human stories behind the pictures and the technical secrets of a master of his trade.

Wildlife photographer of the year : unforgettable portraits

January 7, 2020
127 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"This is a collection of the most memorable portraits taken over the past decades of the international Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Each is accompanied by a story that tells how the picture came to be taken and its importance as a record of an unforgettable moment."-- Provided by publisher.

Abandoned cold war places : nuclear bunkers, submarine bases, missile silos, airfields and listening... posts from the world's most secretive conflict.

January 2, 2020
Grenville, Robert, author.
[S.l.] : Amber, 2019.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

A chronology of photography : a cultural timeline from camera obscura to Instagram

December 31, 2019
271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Birth to 1850 -- 1850 to 1900 -- 1900 to 1950 -- 1950 to 1975 -- 1975 to 2000 -- 2000 to present.
A Chronology of Photography presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between technological innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Structured around a central timeline that charts the development of photography from early experiments with optics right up to the present-day explosion of digital media, it features sumptuous reproductions of key photographs, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were taken. Special technical sections that explain how the development of new camera technology impacted the practice of photography, while feature spreads highlight important themes and influential practitioners. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and artists, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to photography in all its different forms and functions.

Photo basics : the ultimate beginner's guide to great photography

December 30, 2019
Sartore, Joel, author.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
How to use this book -- The basics -- Cameras, lenses & gear -- Composition -- Exposure -- Light -- Color & texture -- Practicing the basics -- Thinking like a photographer -- People & animals -- Landscapes & nature -- Travel -- Editing.
For digital camera and smartphone users, this easy how-to guide, written by an experienced National Geographic photographer, imparts the essentials of taking great pictures.

Photograph like a thief : using imitation & inspiration to create great images

December 17, 2019
Dewis, Glyn, author.
Santa Barbara, CA : Rocky Nook, [2017]
xiii, 394 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Photograph like a thief -- Reverse engineering -- Gear talk -- My commonly used techniques -- Annie Leibovitz inspired -- Internet inspired -- Joey Lawrence inspired -- World War II inspired -- Action movie inspired -- Nick Brandt inspired -- Movie poster inspired -- Book cover inspired -- Movie poster inspired II -- Group shot- K.I.S.S. inspired.
"Covering the process of stealing ideas and finding inspiration, this book will teach you how to find inspiration all around you, discover how others' work can influence you, improve your photographic and post-processing skill set, and begin your own journey to defining your unique style. -- Edited summary from book.

A long time ago in a cutting room far, far away.... : my fifty years editing Hollywood hits-- Star Wars, Carrie, Ferris Bueller's day off, Mission: impossible, and more

December 12, 2019
Hirsch, Paul, 1945- author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2020]
xxii, 362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"A Cappella book."
This book "provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most influential films of the last fifty years as seen through the eyes of Paul Hirsch, the Oscar-winning film editor... Hirsch breaks down his career movie by movie, offering a riveting look at the decisions that went into creating some of cinema's most iconic scenes. He also provides behind-the-scenes insight into casting, directing, and scoring and intimate portraits of directors, producers, composers, and stars."--Dust jacket flap.

Photography : history, art, technique

December 6, 2019
Ang, Tom, author, photographer.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.
336 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes glossary and index.
"First American Edition, published as Eyewitness companions photography, 2005"--Title page verso.
Gallery of photographers -- The story of photography -- Photographic tools -- Elements of photography -- Taking successful photographs -- Working with digital images -- Taking photography further.
Introducing you to the art, history, and culture of photography, this fascinating all-in-one guide shows you how to take better pictures. A comprehensive guide to all things photographic, Photography opens with a gallery of more than 30 of the key figures in photography, from 19th-century pioneers to famous photographers working today. The gallery provides fascinating contrasts between such diverse genres as art photography, reportage, portrait, and wildlife photography. The book then tells the story of photography, from its beginnings to the rise of the "selfie" today. The second half of the book introduces cameras, accessories, and software, explaining what they can do and how to use them, then shows how to take better photographs by mastering the technical aspects of your camera; experimenting with composition, color, and light; and digitally enhancing your photos. Inspirational masterclasses covering all genres of photography--including landscape, portraits, wildlife, architecture, and art--also provide you with an opportunity to apply your new skills in a clear and practical way.

Women : the National Geographic image collection

October 25, 2019
509 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Joy -- Beauty -- Love -- Wisdom -- Strength -- Hope.
This powerful photography collection, drawn from the celebrated National Geographic archive, reveals the lives of women from around the globe, accompanied by revelatory new interviews and portraits of contemporary trailblazers including Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour.

Abandoned Palaces

October 24, 2019
Kerrigan, Michael, 1959- author.
London : Amber Books Ltd, 2019.
224 pages ; 30 cm
Built to last, built to impress, built with style and grandeur - it is all the more remarkable when the most ostentatious of buildings fall into disrepair and become ruins. From imperial residences and aristocratic estates to hotels and urban mansions, Abandoned Palaces tells the stories behind dilapidated structures from all around the world. From ancient Roman villas to the French colonial hill station in Cambodia that was one of the final refuges of the Khmer Rouge, the book charts the fascinating decline of what were once the homes and holiday resorts of the most wealthy. Ranging from crumbling hotels in the Catskill Mountains or in Mozambique to grand mansions in Taiwan, and from an unfinished Elizabethan summerhouse to a modern megalomaniac's estate too expensive ever to be completed, the reasons for the abandonment of these buildings include politics, bankruptcy, personal tragedies, natural and man-made disasters, as well as changing tastes and fashions. With 150 outstanding colour photographs exploring more than 100 hauntingly beautiful locations, Abandoned Palaces is a brilliant and moving pictorial examination of worlds we have left behind.

From above : the story of aerial photography

October 24, 2019
McCabe, Eamonn.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2019.
255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Since the birth of photography, photographers have been taking images of the earth from the air--with spectacular visual results. Celebrating over 150 years of these incredible images, this book tells the fascinating story of how these pictures were created, the technologies that have made them possible, and the photographers that have propelled image-taking to bold new heights. Taking advantage of the amazing sense of perspective that aerial photography offers, this incredible collection of images also offers a unique overview of the events, challenges, and changes of the past 150 years of human history.

Our rainbow queen : a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and her colorful wardrobe

October 14, 2019
Hughes, Sali, 1975- author.
[199] pages : photographs (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
"A full-spectrum collection of photos of the Queen, paired with illuminating captions explaining each outfit, spanning nine decades of fashion and every color of the rainbow."--Publisher.

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