Dear User Group members,

I suppose most of you are preparing to head out on your summer travels. Before you do, we want to send you off with the tools to help you capture those unforgettable moments.

Check out David duChemin's podcast series where he offers photo critiques to help you enhance and express your photographic vision. Once you've taken all those vacation shots, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Donal Jolley will help you turn them into fine art using the techniques in their beautiful four-color book, Beyond Digital Photography.

If you're planning to shoot video, Chris Breen's The Flip Mino Pocket Guide will have you shooting, editing, and sharing that summer vacay in no time!

And for those who plan to use the time off to brush up on your Photoshop or CSS skills, we have something for you as well.

Jackie Hill
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Special Announcements


Within the Frame, by David duCheminShare your photos on our Within the Frame flickr group and David duChemin, author of the recently released Within the Frame, could select your image to critique in an upcoming podcast episode! You can check out all current podcast episodes on

You can also listen to our publisher Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel's recent interview with David and read a sample chapter from his book.


Yes We Did! by Rahaf HarfoushYes We Did!
By Rahaf Harfoush

Rahaf Harfoush reveals how the combination of an unwavering strategic vision and collaborative technologies including blogs, social networks, twitter and SMS messaging, empowered a formidable online community to elect the world's first "digital" President. Check out the free sample chapters, How Social Media Built the Obama Brand: Understanding the Past and Keep it Local, Keep it Real.


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New Releases

Digital Illustration

The Adobe Illustrator CS4 Wow! BookThe Adobe Illustrator CS4 Wow! Book
By Sharon Steuer
List Price: $59.99

Digital Photography

Beyond Digital Photography: Transforming Photos into Fine Art with Photoshop and PainterBeyond Digital Photography: Transforming Photos into Fine Art with Photoshop and Painter
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Donal Jolley
List Price: $44.99

Digital Video

The Flip Mino Pocket GuideThe Flip Mino Pocket Guide
By Chris Breen
List Price: $14.99

iLife 09

The Macintosh iLife 09The Macintosh iLife 09
By Jim Heid
List Price: $39.99

Imaging Editing

Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video: Core Training in Visual
Learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 by Video: Core Training in Visual Communication
By Video2Brain
List Price: $59.99

Internet Marketing

Search Engine Advertising: Buying Your Way to the Top to Increase Sales, 2nd Ed.Search Engine Advertising: Buying Your Way to the Top to Increase Sales, 2nd Ed.
By Kevin Lee and Catherine Seda
List Price: $34.99


The Google Phone Pocket GuideThe Google Phone Pocket Guide
By Jason D. O'Grady
List Price: $14.99


Unix and Linux, 4th Ed.: Visual QuickStart GuideUnix and Linux, 4th Ed.: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Deborah S. Ray and Eric J. Ray
List Price: $29.99

Web Design & Development / Programming

jQuery: Visual QuickStart GuidejQuery: Visual QuickStart Guide
By Steven Holzner
List Price: $29.99

Speaking in Styles: Fundamentals of CSS for Web DesignersSpeaking in Styles: Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers
By Jason Cranford Teague
List Price: $44.99



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