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Obama: An Intimate Portrait
by Pete Souza

Language

English

Pages

327

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<div><div><b>Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller--with a foreword from the President himself.</b></div><div><br /></div><div>During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Obama: An Intimate Portrait</i> reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.</div><div><br /></div><div>Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters.</div><div><br /></div><div>This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.</div></div><div><br /></div><div>* * *</div><div><b><i><br /></i></b></div><div><b><i>A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available. </i></b></div>
Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photogr...
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 12+ 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<br /><br />MAJOR UPDATE 7/6/2013:<br />We added about 40 pages of new content based on reader requests and questions, and we now have 6 hours of video! We also added a detailed Table of Contents and Video Index (Appendix A) to allow you to quickly find the content you need to reference when you're shooting. Existing readers: Amazon will contact you directly to download the update, or you can e-mail Tony your receipt.
The Flash Book: How to fall hopelessly in love with your flash, a...
by Scott Kelby

Language

English

Pages

211

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling photography technique books author, is here with a new concept in photography and flash books—one that’s designed from the ground up to get you straight to whatever it is you need to do with a flash right now, get your answer fast, and get you back to shooting with your flash.</br><br />Thanks to inexpensive flashes that are compatible with all major camera manufacturers (such as Yongnuo), owning and using a flash is now easily within reach for nearly all shooters, whether you're a hobbyist or aspriring professional. Once you own a flash, though, you'll have a lot of questions about how to get it to create the light you need—questions about camera and flash settings, questions about direction, quality, and quantity of light. And in addition to knowing how to use your flash, you need to know which modifiers and triggers you might need, and you need to learn use them quickly.</br><br />That’s why this book was created: to quickly get you to the technique, the setting, or exactly the right thing you need to do right now to improve your work.</br><br />Here’s how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found, find the thing you need to do (it’s easy, each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to shooting fast.</br><br /> This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you’re never “stuck” wondering how to use your flash again. This will be your “go to” book that sits within reach any time you’re shooting with flash, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.</br>
Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photograp...
by David Ulrich

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

February 13, 2018

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<p><b><i>Zen Camera</i> is an unprecedented photography practice that guides you to the creativity at your fingertips, calling for nothing more than your vision and any camera, even the one embedded in your phone. </b><br /><br />David Ulrich draws on the principles of Zen practice as well as forty years of teaching photography to offer six profound lessons for developing your self-expression. Doing for photography what <i>The Artist’s Way</i> and <i>Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain</i> did for their respective crafts, <i>Zen Camera</i> encourages you to build a visual journaling practice called your Daily Record in which photography can become a path of self-discovery. Beautifully illustrated with 83 photographs, its insights into the nature of seeing, art, and personal growth allow you to create photographs that are beautiful, meaningful, and uniquely your own.<br /><br />You’ll ultimately learn to change the way you interact with technology—transforming it into a way to uncover your innate power of attention and mindfulness, to see creatively, and to live authentically.</p>
Nikon D850 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation ...
by Douglas Klostermann

Language

English

Pages

748

Publication Date

November 30, 2017

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<i><b>Nikon D850 Experience</b></i> is a comprehensive user guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and highly customizable camera. Most importantly it also explains <i>how, when, and why</i> to use the camera's features, settings, and controls in your photography.<br /><br />You can read this e-book on your <i>PC</i> or <i>Mac</i> or take it into the field on your <i>iPad, Kindle, tablet,</i> or <i>phone</i> with free <i>Kindle Reading Apps</i>.<br /><br />As with all <i>Full Stop</i> guides, this book is written in a clear, concise, and user-friendly manner to help you learn to use your D850 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 still containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."</i><br /><br /><i><b>Take control of your Nikon D850 and the photos you create!</b></i><br /><br /><i><b>For Intermediate and Enthusiast Photographers </b></i>- This guide is designed for enthusiast dSLR photographers who wish to take full advantage of the capabilities of their camera and shoot competently in A, S, and M modes; take full control of the powerful 153-Point autofocus system; and learn how, when, and why to use and customize the controls and features of the D850. It covers standard dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation such as metering modes and exposure compensation.<br /><br /><i><b>For Experienced Photographers</b></i> - This guide explains the new and advanced features and settings to help you quickly start taking advantage of these capabilities and getting the most from the camera. It explains the camera controls and how to customize them, and how to take advantage of the features including Highlight-Weighted Metering, Group-Area AF, and Focus Shift. The book also covers back-button focusing, Live View, 4K, HD, and Slow-mo video, and guides you through all the D850 Menu and Custom Setting items to help you set up and customize the camera for your shooting needs.<br /><br />The guide contains a link to a detailed <b><i>D850 Setup Spreadsheet,</i></b> to help set up your menus and settings for various shooting situations.<br /><br /><b><i>Nikon D850 Experience</i></b> focuses on <b>still-photography</b> with an explanation of the Movie settings and functions. Sections include:<br /><br /><ul><li><i><b>Setting Up Your D850</b></i> - All the Menus and Custom Settings, with explanations and recommended 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) 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><i><b>Auto Focusing Modes and Area Modes, and Release (Drive) Modes</b></i> - 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><i><b>Exposure Metering Modes</b></i> - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.</li></ul><ul><li><i><b>Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance</b></i> - Understanding these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.</li></ul><ul><li><i><b>The Image Taking Process</b></i> - Tutorials for using the settings and controls to take photos of both still and moving subjects.</li></ul><ul><li><b><i>Introduction to Video Settings</i></b> - Explanations of the settings and options to get you started.</li></ul><ul><li><i><b>Composition</b></i> - Tips and techniques, including the creative use of depth of field.</li></ul><ul><li><i><b>Lenses</b></i> - Intro to Nikon lenses and lens notations.</li></ul><ul><li><i><b>Photography Accessories</b></i> - Useful accessories for the D850 and dSLR photography.</li></ul>This illustrated e-book guide to the Nikon D850 goes beyond the manual to explain <b><i>how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the D850</i></b> to help you get the most from your camera.
Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV: Getting the Most fr...
by Alexander White

Language

English

Pages

849

Publication Date

November 27, 2017

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This book is a complete guide to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV camera. With this book, author Alexander S. White provides users of the RX10 IV with a manual covering all aspects of the camera’s operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to accomplish things with the RX10 IV, and explains when and why to use the camera’s many features.<br /><br />The book provides details about the camera’s shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, video, Wi-Fi, and special effects. The book covers all features of the RX10 IV that are new for this model, including its enhanced focusing system with phase detection autofocus; its ability to use a touch screen for focusing and enlarging images in some situations; and a variety of new or enhanced menu options. <br /><br />The book includes more than 500 color photographs that illustrate the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The images include photographs taken using the RX10 IV’s Scene mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, portraits, and action shots; and its Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings that alter the appearance of images.<br /><br />The book provides concise introductions to topics such as street photography and infrared photography, and explains how to use the camera’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features to transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, to control the camera from such a device, and to add location information to images.<br /><br />The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the RX10 IV, which can shoot HD and 4K (ultra-HD) movies, with manual control of exposure and focus during recording. The book explains the camera’s numerous features for professional-level videography, including Picture Profiles that allow adjustment of settings such as gamma curve, black level, knee, and detail. The book describes steps for recording 4K video to an external video recorder using the “clean” video output from the camera’s HDMI port.<br /><br />In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX10 IV, including cases, power sources, remote controls, microphones and external flash units, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with “quick tips” on how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.<br /><br />This guide to the RX10 IV includes a detailed index, so the reader can quickly locate information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.<br />
Frogman's PCT Walkthrough: A stunning visual account of my 2016 t...
by Daniel Garnes

Language

English

Pages

452

Publication Date

February 17, 2018

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In 2016 Daniel Garnes, aka Frogman, walked approximately 2300 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, completing a footpath from the US-Mexico border to Snoqualmie Pass. During this time I kept a travel blog under the name Charitable Nomads in an effort to generate donations to the Pacific Crest Trail Association. I did my best to capture the experience as it was happening and have translated it all into the form of a photo-journal for you to enjoy! Now you can see what I saw and learn from my mistakes! This is the story of Frogman's 2016 PCT Walkabout.
Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed
by Cathi Nelson

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

December 18, 2017

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“No organizing project is more daunting than photographs, <br />and no one is better equipped to walk you through the process than Cathi Nelson!”<br />—Julie Morgenstern, New York Times Best-selling Author<br /><br /><br /><br />Our photos. <br /><br />They are the keepers of our most precious memories and the tellers of our most cherished stories. <br /><br />But in the digital age, and when free time is nonexistent, organizing your photos - the thousands stored in shoeboxes under your bed, in fading photo albums, and on your phone - is a daunting task!<br /><br />In Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed, professional photo organizers share their eight, doable steps to help you organize, maintain, and most importantly, enjoy your photos. <br /><br />You’ll learn how to tackle the challenges of time and technology, have access to trusted resources when you need a helping hand, and benefit from expert advice.<br /><br />We are a people of stories.<br /><br />Taking the time to organize your photos is a priceless investment and a gift your loved ones will treasure for generations to come.
David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography
by David D. Busch

Language

English

Pages

548

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the feature-packed Nikon D850 camera. Built around a ground-breaking 45.7 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, this pro/enthusiast model offers incredible image quality and high ISO performance, along with 4K movie shooting capabilities. With continuous shooting up to 9 fps with optional battery grip, the Nikon D850 is one of the most versatile cameras the company has ever offered. With this book in hand, you master all the camera’s impressive features, and fine tune your skills as you develop your creativity taking great photographs with your D850.</p><br />Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D850 Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all the camera's capabilities in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more. It relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is a handy visual guide to the D850, with close-up photos and descriptions of the camera's essential features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Nikon D850 today.<br /></p>
GoPro: How To Use The GoPro Hero 6 Black
by Jordan Hetrick

Language

English

Pages

114

Publication Date

November 04, 2017

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Customer Reviews
The newest release <b>FROM THE #1 AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR ON GoPro CAMERAS.</b><br /><br /><b>Specifically for the GoPro HERO 6 BLACK</b>, this is the perfect guide book for anyone who wants to learn how to use the GoPro HERO 6 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 6 Black camera to document your life and your adventures.<br /><br />This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO 6 Black camera. The book teaches you: <ul><li>how to operate your camera; </li><li>how to choose your settings; tips for the most useful GoPro mounts; </li><li>vital photography/cinematography knowledge; </li><li>simple photo, video and time lapse editing techniques and </li><li>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 />Written specifically for the GoPro HERO6 Black camera.

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