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August 18, 2010

The Wild Side of Photography: Unconventional and Creative Techniques for the Courageous Photographer--New from Rocky Nook

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Santa Barbara, CA—Geared toward the adventurous photographer, The Wild Side of Photography (Rocky Nook, $29.95 USD) provides a rich source of ideas and inspiration for fun projects ranging from clever to unconventional.

Learn to build a shift/tilt lens for your DSLR from an old junkyard 120 film camera, try the camera toss, shoot images from a kite, use a peephole door viewer as a fisheye lens, or build your own pinhole camera. Get ready to capture the perfect aerial shot on your next commercial flight, and to paint beautiful night scenes using a flashlight as a lightbrush.

Author/designer Cyrill Harnischmacher brought together 20 international authors and their unique projects to produce this intriguing book.

Each project is presented with easy to understand instructional text, background information about the author and the project, and beautiful color images to illustrate what can be accomplished and how you can do it too.

Topics include:

  • Laptop ministudio
  • Camera hacks
  • Pole monopods for aerial photography
  • Blur (motion blur, camera motion, out-of-focus)
  • Low-budget astrophotography
  • Kite photography
  • Using the scanner as a camera
  • LittlePlanet views
  • Texture blending
  • Camera and lens building projects

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

Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book lowbudgetshooting 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 three beautiful, accessible, and successful books published by Rocky Nook. Earlier titles include Low Budget Shooting, Closeup Shooting, and Digital Infrared Photography.

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For more information about the book, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952512

The Wild Side of Photography The Wild Side of Photography
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Cyrill Harnischmacher
ISBN: 9781933952512, 176 pages,
Book Price: $29.95 USD
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About Rocky Nook
Rocky Nook's books are distributed internationally by O'Reilly Media.

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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