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Elvis Photography Book – A Review

Elvis Presley the King of Rock and Roll, what more can we say, he captured a generation, and embodied the spirit of America through his music. Still, it was the image that we hold on to as well.

There are still annual Elvis Impersonation contests every year across the nation, where the best of the best then go to Las Vegas to compete. No, none of these people are the King, and yet, they take us back to a time when life was much different, don’t they?

What if I told you of a book that could take you back in time to the days when the King of Rock and Roll lived with energy and essence? There is such a book you know, one I’ve certainly come to love over the years. It still sits on my shelves today. The book is:

“Elvis – A Celebration in Pictures” by Time Life Books; Editor Charles Hirshberg. Time Inc. Warner Books, New York, NY, 1995.

You will be utterly amazed at the pictures of Elvis in his youth, who looked like just an average teen ager, then you will see the transition into a young stud that put all his female followers in a deep love trance. As this book takes you throw the best years and the toughest ones of his life, you will feel as if you were there, with him every step of the way.

This book brings him alive again, and if you do not have a copy of this book for your library at home, buy one. It will bring back the memories of one of America’s greatest eras, through undoubtedly one of its greatest icons; Elvis, he lives on!

How Helpful is a Digital Photography Book?

I wonder how many of you go through books to know more about photography. It’s strange that a lot of us tend to believe that all information can be found only on the web world. If digital photography is your subject then make sure that you seek the help of a book. You can literally browse more information in a 300-page book than on a few web pages. Whether you wish to master the art of Photoshop, color management or just how best to use your camera, a right book at the right time is what you need.

All that is needed is a book that answers the exact questions you have in mind about digital photography. There is no dearth of digital photography books out there, which guarantees you the book you are actually looking for. You can either go in for the books that cater a detailed outline of the field or the more specialized ones.

But keep in mind that the best digital photography books can be puzzling with their array of titles. ‘Digital night photography’, ‘digital infra-red photography’, ‘digital black and white photography’, ‘digital photography lighting’, ‘digital portrait photography’ and even ‘setting up digital cameras’ are some of the specialized topics that you may come across.

If you are on the verge of buying a digital camera or willing to upgrade to a better model, you can invariably find a book that can be your best guide. How about the best digital photography books that can help an amateur to get a first-rate grip of the subject? Some of these books also put in plain words the technical aspects of digital photography. You can learn every bit from how the image is captured on the sensor to printing and not to mention presenting the final image.

Interestingly, some of the books may also come with CDs that help you complete the tutorials in the book together with scores of full-color images from the book. And if that doesn’t quench your thirst then you might as well avail the book that offers a comprehensive course to cultivate your photographic skills.

There is hardly anything that you cannot find in a digital photography book. Be it how to give your prints an edge, shooting at night, buying photo printers, controlling digital camera image noise etc. all can be learnt from these books.

A professional photographer who is making the change from traditional to digital photography can use the digital photography book to his best advantage. These books provide answers to photographers as a whole in this digital world of today.

As they say you need to begin with one small step to reach the thousandth step? If that’s the case then digital photography book must be your first small step towards being the next Steve McCurry.