Staff Picks

Pasticcio Quartz Issue 2 By Angela Cartwright, Sarah Fishburn
Paperback: $23.00
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(4 Ratings)
Sarah and Angela have collaborated again to produce the second issue of Pasticcio! PASTICCIO is a pioneer in the next wave of a dynamic arts publication arena; with this 72 page HOLIDAY 2007 issue,... More > it has evolved into a QUARTZ: a QUality ART Zine. To be specific, PASTICCIO 2 QUARTZ is meticulously jam-packed with a plethora of compelling (and fun!) information and incredible work from well known artists (and a few up and comers as well). Find inspiration, specific tips and techniques, reviews, art history, and a few special “gifts” within its pages. Printed on high quality glossy paper, its essence and design are as integral as the contents.< Less
Toy Cameras: Culture and Celebration By Chelsea Klukas
eBook (PDF): $12.50
(3 Ratings)
An exploration and celebration of low-fi camera culture. A compilation of photographs and interviews from Toy Camera photographers across the planet discussing the ups and downs of using toy cameras,... More > and what toy camera photography means to them. The book also includes descriptions and information on the toy cameras featured in the book.< Less
Tamaqua Then and Now Second Edition By R. Thomas Berner
Paperback: List Price: $44.99 $33.74 | You Save: 25%
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This book is a collection of photographs/postcards—then and now—of the town of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, where I grew up. I graduated from Tamaqua Area Joint Senior High School in 1961,... More > worked for two years at the Evening Courier, a newspaper that no longer exists, then joined the U.S. Navy. Thanks to the G.I. Bill, I was able to go to Penn State and I never really returned to Tamaqua except for visits to family. So this book is a long overdue return visit. I collected old photographs and postcards of Tamaqua from many sources and then walked around town on two days in July 2009 taking new photographs of old sites. I did not use anything other than my eyes to attempt to match the new with the old. For the most part, I shot with a 10:20 lens because I believed that only a wide-angle lens would recapture the past. The camera actually captured much more than the originals, so I then cropped to more or less match.< Less
Finding Middle Gray (and then some) By John Strazza
eBook (PDF): $12.98
eBook version, beautiful quality. If you want to understand your camera meter and histograms, then you must first understand the simple concept of Middle Gray. Middle gray is THE centerpiece of... More > photography in terms of exposure, for color and black and white photography, digital or film. Understand middle gray and you will find using your camera meter, histograms and photography in general a whole lot easier. This simple but thorough guide teaches you everything you need to know about your camera and histograms, so you can concentrate on getting great photographs. Written by John Strazza, master street photographer of over 35 years.< Less