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The Wrap – 25 Apr 2012

 

The Wrap will find you some extra stories related to photography and we’ll hunt down and highlight some of the best deals of the week.

  • Free shows available for immediate download via the Adorama Learning Center, YouTube, iTunes and more, aim to make everyone a better photographer.
  • The Olympus EP-3 with a 17mm and 40-150mm lenses is on special for $1099 at Adorama

Recommended BOOKS

  • If you’re into Fashion Photography, you’ll need to be look at this book. Fashion Photography: A Complete Guide to the Tools and Techniques of the Trade Bruce Smith explores every aspect of fashion photography, from high-end couture and beauty for both editorial and commercial clients, to runway, swimwear, lingerie, and more, with full information on how to break into the business. Topics include equipment, styling, backgrounds, hair and makeup, locations, lighting, composition, directing models, Photoshop, prepping images for press, marketing, and much, much more.
  • Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and TechniquesIt’s available at the moment for 50% off the normal price. Richly illustrated with the author’s own images, this beautiful guide presents the skills needed for great black-and-white photos while encouraging your confidence and creativity.
    • Goes beyond basics to teach photographers how to conquer the challenges posed by black-and-white photography
    • Appeals to professionals and serious amateurs who are interested in exploring creative black-and-white imagery
    • Presents photography fundamentals and shows how black and white requires some of the rules to be bent
    • Lavishly illustrated with Harold Davis’s outstanding monochromatic photo.
  • This is a great book worth going over again if you missed it. Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Masters This book will show you what can be learned from Adams working process, and how these lessons can be applied today. The craft of Adams photography is discussed, and the ZONE SYSTEM is related to the digital age. Sections on light, composition, mood, and the darkroom all show what can be achieved today using and understanding his thinking.

Photography RUMORS

  • The biggest rumour we have is the Nikon D400 will be released on the 21st August. Expect the specifications to start coming through soon. This camera and the initial specs I’ve seen will definitely put a jolt through the lineup.
  • Canon 650D looks to be possibly around the corner, possibly mid May 2012.
  • There’s a small chance the excellent Nikkor 200mm f4 micro is going to be updated finally this year. The source of this rumour said they was surprised by this as well when it was mentioned. And that’s all I’m going to say about it.

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