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August 7, 2012

Great Photos - Simple Cameras--New from Rocky Nook: From Holga to Pinhole: An Alternative Approach to Creative Photography

Great Photos - Simple Cameras

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Santa Barbara, CA—August 7, 2012—Everyday life can be far from easy. Indeed, it is often just the opposite: complicated instead of simple; demanding instead of effortless.

As photographers, we face a similar situation in regard to our chosen hobby. Cameras and computers are wonderful technical instruments, but their growing complexity can sometimes detract from the joy we find when we engage in creative work.

In Great Photos–Simple Cameras (Rocky Nook, $34.95 USD), author Bernd Daub shows us that simplicity works. He describes that with simple camera techniques, traditional film, and some imagination we can create ambitious artwork. This book teaches us how to focus our attention on the motivation behind our chosen image and develop a strong impact without the need for high-tech equipment and flawless exposures.

Learn about a variety of reasonably-priced, low-tech cameras—such as the Holga, Diana, and Blackbird—as well as single-use cameras, the good old Agfa-Box, and the pinhole camera. For price-conscious beginners and intermediate photographers with high-quality equipment, this book provides ideas for alternative techniques without large investments. You'll discover many new possibilities as you foster your creativity.

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

About the Author

At the age of 30, Bernd Daub acquired some simple darkroom equipment and his passion for photography was ignited. He is a self-taught photographer and is continually developing his skills and adjusting his technique. Daub does not seek out specific images or try to fit his photographs into particular categories, but rather carries his camera with him so he can capture images spontaneously in his everyday life. He uses small- and medium-format cameras with black-and-white or infrared film. He prints his images on 30 x 34 cm photo paper and occasionally modifies his images in the darkroom.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781937538026.do

Great Photos - Simple Cameras Great Photos - Simple Cameras
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Bernd Daub
Print ISBN: 9781937538026   Ebook ISBN: 9781457168390  
Pages: 304 (est.)
Print Price: $34.95   Ebook Price: $14.95  
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Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook's publications is on digital photography and computing.

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