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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—...
by Peter Wohlleben

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong>The first book in <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Peter Wohlleben’s The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, <em>The Inner Life of Animals</em>, is available now, and the third book, <em>The Secret Wisdom of Nature</em>, is coming in Spring 2019.</strong></p><br /><p>Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.<br /><br />After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.<br /><br /><em>Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard</em></p><p><em>Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.</em></p>
How to Create Stunning Digital Photography
by Tony Northrup

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

December 11, 2011

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Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers:<br /><br />1. FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 100 videos totaling 14+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.<br /><br />2. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.<br /><br />3. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you'll ever need.<br /><br />4. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.<br /><br />5. 100+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Ungraded tests teach you to apply what you've learned.<br /><br />6. 500+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. <br /><br />In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:<br />* Composition<br />* Exposure<br />* Shutter speed<br />* Aperture<br />* Depth-of-field (blurring the background)<br />* ISO<br />* Natural light<br />* Flash<br />* Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures<br />* Pet photography<br />* Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)<br />* Sunrises and sunsets<br />* Landscapes<br />* Cityscapes<br />* Flowers<br />* Forests, waterfalls, and rivers<br />* Night photography<br />* Fireworks<br />* Raw files<br />* HDR<br />* Macro/close-up photography<br /><br />Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:<br />* Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)<br />* Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)<br />* Group photos<br />* Remotely triggering flashes<br />* Using bounce flash and flash modifiers<br />* Using studio lighting on any budget<br />* Building a temporary or permanent studio at home<br />* Shooting your first wedding<br />* High speed photography<br />* Location scouting/finding the best spots and times<br />* Planning shoots around the sun and moon<br />* Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking)<br />* Light painting<br />* Eliminating noise<br />* Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field<br />* Underwater photography<br />* Getting close to wildlife<br />* Using electronic shutter triggers
California's Deadliest Earthquakes: A History
by Abraham Hoffman

Language

English

Pages

179

Publication Date

June 26, 2017

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<B>A detailed look at the state’s most terrifying and destructive disasters—photos included.</B><BR />  <BR /> Home to hundreds of faults, California leads the nation in frequency of earthquakes every year. And despite enduring their share of the natural disasters, residents still speculate over the inevitable “big one.”<BR />  <BR /> More than three thousand people lost their lives during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Long Beach’s 1933 earthquake caused nearly $50 million in damages. And the Northridge earthquake injured thousands and left a $550 million economic hit. In this book, historian Abraham Hoffman explores the personal accounts and aftermath of California’s most destructive tremors.
Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)
by , Conrad Chavez

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

December 22, 2017

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<p style="margin:0px;">Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose <i>Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release)</i> from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2018 release covers features like search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, creating and organizing enhanced brush presets, and much more!</p> <p style="margin:0px;"> </p> <p style="margin:0px;">The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as ebook updates when Adobe releases relevant new features for Creative Cloud customers. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes. </p>
GoPro: How To Use The GoPro HERO 7 Black
by Jordan Hetrick

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

October 17, 2018

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The newest release <b>FROM THE #1 AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR ON GoPro CAMERAS.</b><br /><br /><b>Specifically for the GoPro HERO 7 BLACK</b>, this is the perfect guide book for anyone who wants to learn how to use the GoPro HERO 7 Black camera to capture unique videos and photos.<br /><br />With more than 100+ color images, this book provides clear, step-by-step lessons to get you out there using your GoPro HERO 7 Black camera to document your life and your adventures.<br /><br />This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO 7 Black camera. The book teaches you: <br /><ul><li>How to operate your camera</li> <br /><li>How to choose your settings</li> <br /><li>Tips for the most useful GoPro mounts</li> <br /><li>Vital photography/cinematography knowledge</li> <br /><li>Simple photo, video and time lapse editing techniques</li> <br /><li>and How to share your first edited video and photos</li></ul><br /><br />Through the SEVEN STEPS laid out in this book, you will understand your camera and learn how to use FREE software to finally do something with your results.<br /><br />This book is perfect for beginners, but also provides in depth knowledge that will be useful for intermediate camera users.<br /><br /><b>Written specifically for the GoPro HERO7 Black camera. </b>
Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic
by Mark Blake

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

September 12, 2016

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Freddie Mercury was rock’s most dazzling showman, a legendary entertainer who in 1991, at the age of just forty-five, became the first major music star to die of AIDS. Mercury’s soaring four-octave voice was a defining element in Queen’s unique sound, crucial to the success of the band’s fifteen studio albums, from Queen (1973) to Made in Heaven (1995). He was also a supremely talented songwriter and musician who wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and their biggest triumph, the epic anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. As a solo artist he released two acclaimed albums: Mr. Bad Guy in 1985 and the operatic 'Barcelona' with Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé in 1988.<br /><br />Mercury’s extraordinary charisma was perhaps best seen in his imperious live performances, in which he’d hold vast stadium crowds to rapturous attention. His outrageous theatrics, physicality and over-the-top costumes led one commentator to describe him as ‘a performer out to tease, shock, and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself’. He pushed the limits of camp in everything he did. His extreme behaviour, in a society in which being gay was only starting to be accepted, just added to Freddie Mercury’s allure.<br /><br />With expert understanding, Mark Blake traces Mercury’s life from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his untimely death, and charts his astonishing achievements including in Queen’s world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985.<br /><br />In the year that marks what would have been his seventieth birthday, <b>Freddie Mercury: A Life</b> celebrates a remarkable life, lived to the fullest. Featuring revealing interviews with fellow musicians, producers and collaborators, and a detailed discography and timeline, this is a memorable tribute to a unique recording artist and an irreplaceable performer who rocked the world.
Essential Affinity Photo: Image Editing Techniques using Affinity...
by Robin Whalley

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

February 05, 2019

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<h2><strong>Quickly learn Affinity Photo image editing</strong><br /></h2><p>Affinity Photo is the hot photo editing package from Serif. It can compete head on with the latest version of Photoshop. It’s also affordable, incredibly powerful and exceptionally flexible. But all this power and flexibility brings its own challenges.<br /></p><p>Just like Photoshop, Affinity Photo can be confusing and tricky to learn. Even with a background in Photoshop image editing it’s likely you will miss a lot of its features. And unlike Photoshop you won’t have an endless choice of books to learn from. Which is where “Essential Affinity Photo” comes to the rescue.<br /></p><p>In this comprehensive yet easy to follow book, Landscape Photographer Robin Whalley explains the core features of Affinity Photo Desktop. Written in his unique, easy to understand style, Robin explains logically the essential techniques you need to know to learn Affinity Photo. Follow this book and its examples and you will soon be editing images as though you have been using the software for years.</p><p>The book is arranged into a series of lessons that focus in on the essential image editing skills. Each lesson builds on the previous one, minimising repetition and saving you valuable time.</p><p>You will learn about:<br /></p><ul><li>Different Affinity Photo Personas, what these do and how to navigate them.<br /></li><li>The Develop Persona, using it to convert a Raw photo file into a high-quality image.<br /></li><li>How layers form the backbone of the Photo Persona and how to use them to improve your editing.<br /></li><li>Different Adjustment layers, filters and live filters you can apply, to fine tune and improve your photography.<br /></li><li>How to convert your images to black and white as well as important techniques such as Dodging and Burning.<br /></li><li>Creating and using layer masks to precisely target your adjustments to specific areas of an image.<br /></li><li>Harnessing the power of the Export Persona.<br /></li><li>And lots more.<br /></li></ul><p>Throughout the book there are examples and exercises for you to follow. The author provides the images for these on his website, allowing you to follow along on your own computer.<br /></p><p>You won’t need to wade through hundreds of pages to find answers. This is a comprehensive and concise guide to help you learn Affinity Photo. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete novice or have some experience of Affinity Photo, this book could help improve your Affinity Photo editing.<br /></p>
How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur ...
by Steve Stockman

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

June 02, 2011

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<i>How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck</i> is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly-- whether you read it cover to cover or just skim a few chapters.  It's about the language of video. How to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication).  It's about the rules developed over a century of movie-making--which work just as well when shooting a two-year-old's birthday party. Written by Steve Stockman, the director of <i>Two Weeks</i> (2007), plus TV shows, music videos, and hundreds of commercials, <i>How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck</i> explains in 74 short, pithy, insightful chapters how to tell a story and entertain your audience. How to shoot video people will <i>want</i> to watch. <br /><br />Here's how to think in shots--how to move-point-shoot-stop-repeat, instead of planting yourself in one spot and pressing "Record" for five minutes. Why never to shoot until you see the whites of your subject's eyes. Why to "zoom" with your feet and not the lens. How to create intrigue on camera. The book covers the basics of video production: framing, lighting, sound (use an external mic), editing, special effects (turn them off!), and gives advice on shooting a variety of specific situations: sporting events, parties and family gatherings, graduations and performances. Plus, how to make instructional and promotional videos, how to make a music video, how to capture stunts, and much more. At the end of every chapter is a suggestion of how to immediately put what you learned into practice, so the next time you're shooting you'll have begun to master the skill. Accompanying the book is a website with video clips to illustrate different video production rules, techniques, and situations.
Nikon Z7 / Z6 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operati...
by Douglas Klostermann

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English

Pages

511

Publication Date

December 17, 2018

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<b><i>Nikon Z7 / Z6 Experience</i></b> is a comprehensive e-book user guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Most importantly, it also explains <i>how, when, and why</i> to use the features, settings, and controls in your photography. <br /><br />As with all <i>Full Stop</i> camera guides, this book is written in a clear, concise, and comprehensive manner in order to help you learn to use your Z7 or Z6 quickly and competently, and consistently make the types of images you desire. As one reader has said about <i>Full Stop</i> guides:<br /><br /><i>"I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication! It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."</i><br /><br /><b><i>Take control of your Nikon Z7 or Nikon Z6 and the photos you create!</i></b><br /><br /><b><i>For Intermediate and Enthusiast Photographers</i></b> - This guide is designed for enthusiast photographers who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of their camera and shoot competently in A, S, and M modes; take full control of the versatile autofocus system; and learn how, when, and why to use and customize the various controls, buttons, and features of the Z7 and Z6, including the electronic viewfinder and touch screen. It covers standard camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation such as Metering Modes, Exposure Compensation, and Histograms.<br /><br /><b><i>For Experienced Photographers</i></b> - This guide explains the new and advanced features and settings in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities. Plus it explains the camera controls and how to customize them, how to take advantage of the new features including the autofocus system, using F-mount lenses with the FTZ adapter, Silent Shutter, in-camera image processing and editing, and the in-camera image stabilization, HDR, Multiple Exposure, Focus-Stacking, and Time-Lapse Movie features. It introduces the 4k, HD, and Slow-mo video capabilities and guides you through all the Z7 and Z6 Menu and Custom Setting items in order to help you best set up and customize your camera for your specific shooting needs.<br /><br />This guide focuses on still-photography with an explanation of the Movie Shooting Menus, settings, and features to get you up and running with video. <i>Sections include:</i><br /><br /><ul><li><b><i>Setting Up Your Z7 or Z6</i></b> - All of the Z7 and Z6 <i>Custom Settings, Playback, Shooting, Movie,</i> and <i>Setup Menus,</i> with explanations and suggested settings to set up and customize the advanced features to work best for the way you photograph.</li></ul><ul><li><i><b>Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), and Manual (M) Shooting Modes</b></i> - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.</li></ul><ul><li><b><i>Auto Focusing Modes and Area Modes, and Release (Drive) Modes</i></b> - Learn the AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and AF Custom Settings, how they differ, how and when to take advantage of them to capture both still and moving subjects.</li></ul><ul><li><b><i>Exposure Metering Modes of the Nikon Z7 and Z6</i></b> - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.</li></ul><ul><li><b><i>Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance</i></b> - Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.</li></ul><ul><li><b><i>The Image Taking Process</i></b> - Tutorials for using the settings and controls to take photos of both still and moving subjects.</li></ul><ul><li><b><i>Lenses</i></b></li></ul><ul><li><b><i>Introduction to Video Settings and Features</i></b> including UHD 4K and Slow-mo video.</li></ul><ul><li><b><i>Wi-Fi and Bluetooth</i></b> with the SnapBridge app.</li></ul><div>This digital guide to the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 is an illustrated e-book that goes beyond the manual to explain <b><i>how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the Z7 and Z6</i></b> to help you get the most from your camera.</div>
Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure
by Al Judge

Language

English

Pages

72

Publication Date

January 09, 2014

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<h2>Amazon Best Seller! <br /><br /> #1 Photography Reference Book for most of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 <br /><br /></h2><h3><i>Mastering the Exposure Triangle is the key to photographic excellence.</i></h3><p>Without a guide on your path to better pictures, you run the risk of spending a great deal of time and money heading down the wrong road. Frustration and confusion can easily take the wind from your sails and replace excitement with disappointment. </p><p>This guide to EXPOSURE builds a solid foundation of photographic knowledge with easy-to-follow discussions of everything that you need to know in order to create better images with confidence. Every photographic term used in the book is clearly defined and thoroughly explained. All terms are also highlighted by using <b>BOLD CAPS</b> so that you can easily find them again to refresh your memory. By the time you finish reading this book, you will be well on your way to Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure</p><h3>There are thousands of Photography Books in the Kindle Store. So, why should you buy this book?</h3><ul><li>Al Judge is an exceptional teacher. His books are arguably the best on the topic of Photography.</li><li>This book requires no prior knowledge of Photography or Photographic Jargon.</li><li>It is highly illustrated, well written and easy to understand.</li><li>In a few hours, you will learn what others have taken years to learn. You will not waste your time reading meaningless banter.</li><li>There is no risk. If you are not 100% satisfied, you can return it for a full refund within the first seven days. This only takes a single click on “Manage My Kindle.” </li></ul><h3>What reviewers have said about Mastering Aperture....</h3><p><b>Despite this book's rather advanced topics, it is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more.</b> <i>Jeff</i></p><p><b>A great guide for all levels of photography, well written and illustrated!!!</b><i> Albert</i></p><p><b>This is another great book of Al's. He does a wonderful job at explaining all the needed information to better understand photography. Very easy to understand and lots of pointers.</b><i> DJ</i></p><p><b>As I am about to commence a photography diploma this book has come in handy as a warm up for me.</b><i> Craig </i></p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ </h3><h2>Can you identify with any of these experiences?</h2><p>Do your eyes glaze over when people use terms like ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Exposure?</p><p>Does the term f-stop make your stomach turn?</p><p>Are you enthused about photography but confused by all the technical jargon?</p><p>Would you like to be more consistent with the quality of your images?</p><p>Do you wonder how professional photographers get such great shots?</p><p></p><h3></h3><h2>By the time you finish reading this book, you will be well on your way to Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure</h2><p>Adjusting APERTURE, DEPTH-OF-FIELD, SHUTTER SPEED, ISO and EXPOSURE will no longer be sources of stress, and your confidence will be greatly enhanced. With very little time and effort you can be well on your way to taking better pictures consistently. </p><p></p><h3>Any serious photographer will eventually learn everything in this book. You have an opportunity to learn it quickly and easily in just a few hours</h3><p></p><h2><u>Why spend any more time “Shooting in the Dark?” Scroll up and grab a copy today for about the cost of a cup of coffee.</u></h2>

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