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Press Release: July 10, 2012

Tabletop Photography--New from Rocky Nook: Using Compact Flashes and Low-Cost Tricks to Create Professional-Looking Studio Shots

Tabletop Photography

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Santa Barbara, CA—July 10, 2012—Imagine capturing stunning, professional-looking product shots without needing a studio filled with expensive equipment and large flash units. Tabletop Photography (Rocky Nook, $24.95 USD) teaches all the steps for creating your own tabletop photography studio.

Affordable compact flashes offer a number of creative lighting options within your tabletop studio; and the appropriate lighting and backdrop, and the creative use of your camera's features are key to a perfect image.

Author Cyrill Harnischmacher guides you through a variety of exposure and lighting techniques, and covers how to achieve excellent results using compact flash units. Whether you wish to capture product images for use in print or on the web, or you want to improve your photos for personal use, this book will provide you with everything you need to know to get great results.

Topics include:

  • Lighting Setups
  • Reflectors, Diffusors, and Accessories
  • Soft Boxes and Umbrellas
  • Strobe Flashes
  • Combining Long Exposures with Flashlights
  • Multi-Flash Exposures
  • Composition and Arrangements
  • Creating Backdrops
  • Product Photography
  • Smoke, Fog, and Special Effects
  • Food Photography
  • And much more...

For a review copy or more information please email rockynookpr@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book Low Budget Shooting won him the prestigious Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.

Cyrill has authored four beautiful, accessible, and successful books published by Rocky Nook. Earlier titles include Low Budget Shooting, Closeup Shooting, Digital Infrared Photography, and The Wild Side of Photography.

View Cyrill Harnischmacher's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781937538040.do

Tabletop Photography Tabletop Photography
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Cyrill Harnischmacher
Print ISBN: 9781937538040   Ebook ISBN: 9781457166648  
Pages: 144
Print Price: $24.95   Ebook Price: $11.95  
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