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The Exposure Field Guide, by Michael Freeman. Photo provided by Elsevier Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Focal Press Introduces Field Guide Series for On-the-Go Photographers

Photo-rich, back-pocket books offer tutorials on everything from travel and wedding photography to DSLR cameras and exposure

BURLINGTON, Mass. – March 28, 2011– Focal Press, a leading publisher of media technology books, today introduced its Field Guide series, a collection of educational books for on-the-go photographers. The series includes expert tips on topics ranging from travel, landscape, birding and wedding photography, to the ins and outs of DSLR cameras and exposure, in a convenient, pocket-friendly size.

Penned by award-winning professional photographers, the six vibrant, compact and information-rich Field Guides are designed for hobbyist and advanced photographers alike, and dig deep into popular photography topics. The first three books in the series are written by renowned international photographer Michael Freeman, who has authored more than 20 books about photography.

“Michael Freeman, bestselling author of the original, best-selling book, The Photographer’s Eye, is the perfect anchor author for this new series,” said Focal Press Publisher Cara St.Hilaire. “Michael combines artistry with teaching expertise and portability, and that is what the Focal Press Field Guide series is all about.”

The Exposure Field Guide, by Michael Freeman. Photo provided by Elsevier Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

The Exposure Field Guide, by Michael Freeman.
Photo provided by Elsevier Inc.

In addition to Freeman, the series features an elite roster of authors, including top wildlife photographer David Tipling, expert wedding and portrait photographer Michelle Turner, and leading National Park photographer Carl Heilman II. Each author brilliantly describes the heart of their expertise, delivering colorful anecdotes, advice and easy-to-process troubleshooting information.

  • The Photographer's Eye Field Guide −Launched in 2009, this book offers a hands-on approach to travel photography, as well as a comprehensive guide to planning and executing your trip. (ISBN: 9780240812489, $15.95)

  • The DSLR Field Guide −Another must-have book from Freeman, which was released late last year, The DSLR Field Guide broaches a wide array of DSLR topics including the anatomy of a DSLR camera, navigating the camera’s complex menu and settings, and image editing. (ISBN: 9780240817200, $15.95)

  • The Exposure Field Guide −Freeman discusses lighting, technical information, and creative inspiration in this essential guide for understanding exposure, the most fundamental aspect of photography. This book will be available in April 2011. (ISBN: 9780240817750, $15.95)

  • The Bird Photography Field Guide −Top wildlife photographer David Tipling teaches photographers and bird enthusiasts what they need to know about capturing birds in all of their beauty, with expert guidance on how to best approach birds using field craft skills and hides. This book will be available in May 2011.(ISBN: 9780240817767, $15.95)

  • The Wedding Photography Field Guide −Whether in a dimly lit church or trying to capture the rhythm and movement on a dance floor, wedding and portrait photographer Michelle Turner offers comprehensive and easy-to-follow advice on how to capture the definitive shots at any wedding – even in the most demanding locations. This book will be available in June 2011. (ISBN: 9780240817873, $15.95)

  • The Landscape Photography Field Guide −This comprehensive field guide teaches photographers to capture the perfect landscape like a pro. Author Carl Heilman II draws from his experience as one of America’s leading National Park photographers to fill this book with useful advice that can help even the most amateur landscape photographer achieve the best results. This book will be available in September 2011. (ISBN: 9780240819228, $15.95)

Focal Press’ series of Field Guide photography books are available online and at bookstores nationwide. For more information about these and other books from Focal Press, visit www.focalpress.com.

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About Focal Press
Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 70 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology.

(First posted on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 14:18 EDT)

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