Author Bruce Herman

Topaz Glow for Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture

Software: Glow, v1.0.1 Reviewed by: Bruce M. Herman, AAUG Member Developer: Topaz Labs Web site: Price: $69.99 or bundled with all 14 Topaz Labs products for $469.99 Rating: 4 moose Pros: Can be run as a plug-in or independently (requires Topaz PhotoFXLab for $79.99), creates many interesting interpretations of your photo, easy to use, […]

“Light, Gesture and Color” by Jay Maisel

Review by: Bruce M. Herman Publisher: New Riders, an imprint of Peachpit Price: $54.99 for paperback (reviewed), $43.99 for eBook Pros: Outstanding photographs, interesting and insightful comments by Maisel Cons: Not a book for those looking for guidance on equipment, camera settings (aperture and shutter speed) or specifics on how to make images Product rating: 5 […]

“Capture the Magic” by Jack Dykinga

Reviewer: Bruce M. Herman Book: Capture the Magic: Train your eye, improve your photographic composition Author: Jack Dyking Published: 2014 Publisher: Rocky Nook Web site: Price: $39.95 Pros: Beautiful photographs by the author, insightful analysis of why the photographs work Cons: the technical aspects of the image making, especially the steps required in a […]