Books

There's something unbeatable about the look and feel of a physical book with photographs printed on actual paper. They just seem a little more "real" than images on a computer monitor. There are technical reasons — limited color gamut, etc. — why this shouldn't be true... but it is true. The books here are those I've written (and photographed) myself or, in the case of the PDML Photo Annual, books I've edited. You can buy paperbacks and two kinds of hard cover of each book direct from the printer via the link at the bottom of each section. Or you can purchase paperback copies from me through the "Add to Cart" button below each cover art image on the right.

To purchase multiple copies, you can email me for discount pricing.

Learn more about ebooks here.

NOTE: Be sure to search online for "Blurb Discount Codes" before ordering. Blurb has recently raised their prices considerably but they have a "sale" going on via discount code virtually all the time. (This means they've basically kept their prices the same while giving the illusion that you're getting a deal.)

For ebooks I recommend FB Reader for Android. (It's also available for Windows, Mac, Blackberry and Linux platforms, though I have only tried the Android version.)

A Semester of Photoshop - book cover

A Semester of Photoshop

10 x 8 inches, 240 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9915297-2-8

This is the second edition of my Photoshop textbook (now updated for Photoshop CC), available via Blurb.com. It's intended for college-level introductory Photoshop courses and students getting their first exposure to this powerful and often baffling image editing program.

The book is 240 pages long, structured from fundamental concepts in the earliest chapters, basic Photoshop tools and techniques in the middle and introduction to more advanced concepts toward the end.

• More detailed information about this book here

Each chapter presents theoretical concepts by using a working example (starting with a dowloadable image you can get from this site) and step-by-step instructions that teach the use of the tools and techniques involved.

PDML Photo Annual - book cover

PDML Photo Annual 2014

10 x 8 inches, 110 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9915297-0-4

The sixth annual collection. Still dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer treatment and research in developing nations through the Global Health Initiative program of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.

• More detailed information about this book here

• Buy through Blurb.com

Also avaliable as an Ebook

PDML Photo Annual 2014 is available as an ebook — readable on the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPad and many other electronic book readers — for just $6.00. More ebook information here.

PDML Photo Annual - book cover

PDML Photo Annual 2013

10 x 8 inches, 120 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9830664-6-0

The fifth annual showcase of photography to benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research in developing nations through the Global Health Initiative program of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.

• More detailed information about this book here

• Buy through Blurb.com

Also avaliable as an Ebook

PDML Photo Annual 2013 is available as an ebook — readable on the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPad and many other electronic book readers — for just $6.00. More ebook information here.

PDML Photo Annual - book cover

PDML Photo Annual 2012

10 x 8 inches, 120 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9830664-6-0

The fourth annual showcase of photography to benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research in developing nations through the Global Health Initiative program of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.

• More detailed information about this book here

• Buy through Blurb.com

Also avaliable as an Ebook

PDML Photo Annual 2012 is available as an ebook (ISBN 978-0-9830664-7-7) — readable on the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPad and many other electronic book readers — for just $6.00. More ebook information here.

PDML Photo Annual - book cover

PDML Photo Annual 2011

10 x 8 inches, 120 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9830664-3-9

I'm the editor of this book, the third annual showcase of work by photographers from around the world. Created to benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research in developing nations through the Global Health Initiative program of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.

• Buy through Blurb.com

Also avaliable as an Ebook

PDML Photo Annual 2011 is available as an ebook (ISBN 978-0-9830664-4-6) — readable on the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPad and many other electronic book readers — for just $6.00. More ebook information here.

Loire Valley Travels - book cover

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Loire Valley Travels
Back Roads and Châteaux

10 x 8 inches, 80 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9830664-0-8

A bicycle tour or France's Loire Valley, told in words and (mostly) pictures. 80 pages of text and photographs — 51 color and 12 black-and-white — about this remarkable and beautiful part of the world. Imacculately preserved (and fabulously beautiful) châteaux, picturesque ruins and glorious countryside landscapes — they're all in here in the tale of four friends traveling by bicycle over hill and dale, under sunny skies and through rain, past vinyards and, yes, llama farms.

• More about the book (and sample photos) here

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Also avaliable as an Ebook

Loire Valley Travels is available as an ebook (ISBN 978-0-9830664-2-2) — readable on the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPad and many other electronic book readers — for just $5.00. More information here.

PDML Photo Annual - book cover

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PDML Photo Annual 2010

10 x 8 inches, 120 Pages

ISBN 978-1-4507-0950-7

I'm the editor of this book, the second annual showcase of work by photographers from around the world. Created to benefit pediatric cancer treatment and research.

• More detailed information about this book here

• Buy through Blurb.com

Blue Ridge High Country - book cover

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Blue Ridge High Country
from Blowing Rock to Grandfather Mountain

10 x 8 inches, 107 Pages

ISBN 978-1-61623-041-8

A celebration in photographs of the natural beauty of the proposed Grandfather National Scenic Area in the Blue Ridge Mountains between the town of Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain, NC. Sweeping landscapes, secluded waterfalls, endangered wildflowers and more.

This book was created in cooperation with the GNSA, an group seeking to obtain a federal "National Scenic Area" designation to protect this area from logging and other environmentally and economically harmful activities (most of the economy of the area is based on tourism). There's a video about the effort on the Wild South web page.

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Also avaliable as an Ebook

Blue Ridge High Country is available as an ebook (ISBN 978-0-9830664-5-3) — readable on the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Apple iPad and many other electronic book readers — for just $5.00. More information here.

PDML Photo Annual - book cover

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PDML Photo Annual 2008-2009

10 x 8 inches, 120 Pages

ISBN 978-1-61623-040-1

I'm the editor of this book, a showcase of work by photographers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Israel, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Serbia, Iceland, the Philippines, Italy, Hungary and India. Their work encompasses every photographic style under the sun: urban documentary shots, expansive landscapes, portraits, sports, macro, abstract, fashion, travel, wildlife and combinations of many of the above.

• More detailed information about this book here

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