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The following books by Gerry Kopelow are available in many bookstores. They are also available online from amazon.com.


How to Photograph Buildings and Interiors
3rd Edition Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2004

For architects, interior designers, engineers, heritage preservers, and professional photographers. The first half starts with the basics, discussing topics such as photographing architectural models and drawings, technical considerations involving cameras, films, and lighting, and preparing materials for publication. This expanded edition also contains 13 new chapters that focus on more advanced topics, including special cameras and lenses, the creative use of filters, digital imaging and digital image manipulation, working on location, copyrights, contracts, and other business considerations. There are several new chapters dealing with all aspects of digital imaging as well as electronic marketing. It also includes hundreds of color and black-and-white photographic examples. This practical how-to book is the definitive title on the subject.

"A practical guide on how to take high-quality photographs for architects, interior designers, engineers, and heritage preservers. Architectural photographer Kopelow provides specific knowledge necessary to enhance the quality of pictures, and suggests cost- cutting methods to stay within limited budgets. Thoroughly illustrated, of course."
— Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

"An exceptionally realistic treatise on the theory and practice of architectural photography. Supplying adequate technical information for beginners, advanced amateurs, and even professional photographers experienced in other specialties, the primary focus of How to Photograph is on the aesthetic and intellectual elements of the medium....Kopelow packs this work with a wealth of information for virtually everyone in the architectural profession."
— Tom Fuller, Inland Architect

The Focal Handbook of Commercial Photography
Focal Press, Boston, 1998

This practical career guide for all aspects of commercial photography provides business and technical strategies to make more money, more easily. The Focal Handbook of Commercial Photography is a contemporary and pragmatic guide to professional practice and career planning that will help both aspiring and established photographers make appropriate choices in the face on the ongoing changes in this industry. Successful photographers must possess, or at least appreciate, many skills: artist, entrepreneur, accountant, designer, carpenter, chemist, creative director, keyboard wizard, and futurist. They practice elements of a two-hundred year old technology while learning new technologies that are only minutes old. This handbook will help commercial photographers succeed by providing an overview of business and technical strategies together with information to help interpret and apply new developments.

"From comparing the myriad of available books against the relative small number of pages, I thought this is going to be another contents-deceiving phony book, full of nicely printed color pictures, period. What a surprise! Every comment Mr Kopelow has to offer about the many aspects of commercial photography, is always deeply thought, clearly analysed,and concisely written, ranging from quite valuable to, as in the case of his approach to home color printing, just sensational. His approach to the digital beast is bold and inspiring. Besides, or perhaps most important of all, after reading the book, I am not only technically better informed than before, but quite refreshed by the original and deeply honest personality of the writer, whose love for photography as well as for human beings is quite transparent. Exceptional value."
— banvo@inter.net.il from Jerusalem

Photography and the Performing Arts
Focal Press, Boston, 1994

A unique, comprehensive guide that demonstrates how to celebrate the performing arts by documenting them on film. The book describes photographic techniques developed during twenty years of work in the field, what types of shots are required for advertising and promotion, how to work with performers in a highly charged, creative atmosphere, and who to contact to market your talent and your work. Also included are overviews of various performing arts disciplines such as live theatre, film, opera, ballet, and popular music. There are examples and explanations of formal and informal photocalls, candid and portfolio shooting, and details about creating posters and marquee photos. The advice on breaking into the field includes a step-by-step breakdown of what clients are looking for and how best to provide it. This is the only comprehensive text on the subject.