“Inspiration in Photography” a Book by Brooke Shaden’s


Explore your own creativity with fine art photographer Brooke Shaden’s techniques

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Aug. 26, 2013–Focal Press, a leading publisher of media technology books, has announced the availability of fine art photographer and popular blogger Brooke Shaden’s new book, “Inspiration in Photography.” The book is currently available for pre-order and will be on shelves on Sept.11.

Shaden—one of the most recognized names in modern art photography—reveals techniques and exercises that you can use to be inspired by your environment, every day, everywhere. In addition to the exercises, you’ll learn how to compose, plan and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale artistic photography, so you can adapt Shaden’s techniques and apply them to your own photographic style.

“Indeed, all artistic photographers seek to achieve their own style, but it’s not always easy to see how to get there,” Shadensaid.“This book provides the perfect balance of insight and instruction to help you find inspiration whenever you need it, and capitalize on it every time.”



Shaden’s book offers a plethora of gorgeous imagery as well as case studies of other photographers showcasing a variety of styles. This book appeals to Adobe Photoshop pros as well as amateur photographers looking to diversify their portfolio.

“Of all the amazing things that photography can do, it all means nothing without inspiration,” she said. “I believe that everyone can find inspiration if they open themselves up to it. And I believe in the power of imagination and in using that imagination to create works of art.”

Shadenblogs regularly, hosts photography workshops across the country, and offers inspirational and instructional videos on her You Tube channel. Her work was recently chosen by Ron Howard as inspiration for a short film in Canon’s Imagin8tion competition.

More at www.brookeshaden.com/gallery



About Focal Press
Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 75 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production, photography, digital imaging, graphics, animation and new media, broadcast and media distribution technologies, music recording and production, mass communications, and theatre technology. For information about Focal Press visit www.focalpress.com.


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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