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Tony & Eva Worobiec: Icons of the Highway

Two British photographers traveled through small-town America and captured the neon-lit details of motels, theaters, and restaurants in color. The pictures aren’t gritty, but neither are they romantic— perhaps just a bit nostalgic. Particularly welcome are photographs of many of the splendid movie theaters that still operate in remote locations. On the flip-side, it’s hard to not feel melancholy when viewing the Hopperesque shots of laundromats and cheap motels in the watery light before dawn. (Artists’ and Photographers’ Press, 128 pages, $29.95)

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Michael Collier: Over the Rivers: An Aerial View of Geology

The author has a master’s degree in geology, and this is as much a book about geology as photography. Many of the numerous photos are beautiful, just not always printed as well as an expert photographer would print them. But what this book offers that most books of similar images do not, are detailed (and welcome) explanations of what we’re seeing. (Mikaya Press, 128 pages, $34.95)

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N. K. Guy: The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer

A must-have for your library, this is a 320 page handbook by N.K. Guy that demystifies optical technology, decodes arcane terminology, and provides practical tips for both amateur and professional photographers to help them make smart purchasing decisions and build the perfect lens collection. www.rockynook.com 

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O.S. Funk: Making All Stops

New York City Subway Photography Volume 1, From 1970 to 1976

Calling all Subway Buffs: Here is a new all color NYC subway based photography book that shows New York City transit history during the years from 1970 to 1976.  Some of the best photographers who rode the rails are featured and some were transit workers.  Webpage BVEstation.com says“This book not only offers photos but also offers tributes to the transit workers of the age and their love of photography.”  Hardcore history and NY nostalgia. For more information visit makingallstops.com

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Charloote K. Lowrie: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide

This full-color Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide provides you with guidance on how and when to use each button, dial and menu option. Delivering information in an easy-to-understand format, this portable guide features more than 200 inspirational photos by acclaimed photographer and veteran author Charlotte Lowrie. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, providing you with easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it. wiley.com

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Darrell Young: Mastering the Nikon D800

Darrell Young  provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D800 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment. The book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when and why explanations for each option. (Rocky Nook, $39.95 USD) oreilly.com

Tom Persinger: The F295 Historic Process Workbook

This concise 55-page booklet provides all the necessary information for a quick and successful start to the pursuit of photography through the use of handmade materials and processes. With 14 lessons it’s a great resource for teachers too. $19.99. freestylephoto.biz

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Lesa Snider: Photoshop CS6- the missing manual

Just getting started in PS6? New from O’Reilly, here’s an easy to understand book that makes for quick learning of the latest edition of Photoshop. Author Lesa Snider explains things in a friendly, conversational style—without technical jargon. shop.oreilly.com

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J. Dennis Thomas: Concert and Live Music Photography

New from Focal Press and Author J. Dennis Thomas, this book is a must-have for aspiring concert photographers. With work appearing in Rolling Stone, SPIN and Country Weekly, Thomas shares tips on lighting, etiquette and problem solving for making photos in a variety of venues. focalpress.com