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

Language

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>
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
by Pete Souza

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<div><b>From Pete Souza, the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Obama: An Intimate Portrait</i>, comes a potent commentary on the Presidency--and our country. </b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div>As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency--and the tremendous responsibility that comes with it.</div><div><br /></div><div>Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out.</div><div><br /></div><div><i>Shade</i> is a portrait in Presidential contrasts, telling the tale of the Obama and Trump administrations through a series of visual juxtapositions. Here, more than one hundred of Souza's unforgettable images of President Obama deliver new power and meaning when framed by the tweets, news headlines, and quotes that defined the first 500 days of the Trump White House.</div><div><br /></div><div>What began with Souza's Instagram posts soon after President Trump's inauguration in January 2017 has become a potent commentary on the state of the Presidency, and our country. Some call this "throwing shade." Souza calls it telling the truth.</div><div><br /></div><div>In <i>Shade</i>, Souza's photographs are more than a rejoinder to the chaos, abuses of power, and destructive policies that now define our nation's highest office. They are a reminder of a President we could believe in, and a courageous defense of American values.</div>
Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer
by Arthur Lubow

Language

English

Pages

695

Publication Date

June 07, 2016

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<p>The definitive biography of the beguiling Diane Arbus, one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century, a brilliant and absorbing exposition that links the extraordinary arc of her life to her iconic photographs.</p><p><em>Diane Arbus</em> brings to life the full story of one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century, a visionary who revolutionized photography and altered the course of contemporary art with her striking, now iconic images. Arbus comes startlingly to life on these pages, a strong-minded child of unnerving originality who grew into a formidable artist and forged an intimacy with her subjects that has inspired generations of artists. Arresting, unsettling, and poignant, her photographs stick in our minds. Why did these people fascinate her? And what was it about her that captivated them?</p><p>It is impossible to understand the transfixing power of Arbus’s photographs without understanding her life story. Arthur Lubow draws on exclusive interviews with Arbus’s friends, lovers, and colleagues, on previously unknown letters, and on his own profound critical understanding of photography, to explore Arbus’s unique perspective. He deftly traces Arbus’s development from a wealthy, sexually precocious free spirit into first a successful New York fashion photographer, and then a singular artist who coaxed hidden truths from her subjects. Lubow reveals that Arbus’s profound need not only to see her subjects but to be seen by them drove her to forge unusually close bonds with these people, helping her discover the fantasies, pain, and heroism within each of them.</p><p><em>Diane Arbus</em> is the definitive biography of this unique, hugely influential artist. This magnificently absorbing, sensitive treatment of a singular personality brushes aside the clichés that have long surrounded Arbus and her work to capture a brilliant portrait of this seminal artist whose work has immeasurably shaped art and modern culture.</p><p>Lubow’s <em>Diane Arbus</em> finally does justice to Arbus, and brings to life the story and art of one of the greatest American artists in history.</p><p><em>Diane Arbus</em> includes a 16-page black-and-white photo insert.</p>
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.
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>
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>
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>
DSLR Photography for Beginners: Take 10 Times Better Pictures in ...
by Brian Black

Language

English

Pages

131

Publication Date

April 01, 2013

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<p><b>The Original "DSLR Photography for Beginners". <u>2017 Edition</u>. FULL COLOR eBook!</b></p><p>(Please note that the <i> paperback</i> version is in black and white to keep the price you pay low)</p><h1><b>Who Else Wants to Take Mind Blowing Pictures?</b></h1><h2>* * * Limited Time Bonus Inside! * * *</h2><p>If you want to stand out from the crowd and capture all those magic moments for posterity, you have come to the right place. Most guides to Digital SLR photography will overwhelm you with jargon, but you and I both know that’s not what photography is all about.</p><p>When I first started out, I couldn’t find any course or guide that actually helped me become a better photographer. Everything out there was either packed to overflowing with technical terms or far too expensive for my means. All I wanted was to know how to take the photographs I could see in my mind – and nobody was helping me do that.</p><p>That's why I’ve written this guide – so you don’t have to go through what I did.</p><h2>Give Me Just 48 HOURS and I'll Make You TEN Times a Better Photographer</h2><p>And I will do it for less than the cost of a cup of coffee. Signing up for an expensive course can cost you upwards of <b>$1000</b>. What a waste when all you need to know is in this book.</p><h2>Owning a Digital SLR Camera Is All about Taking Beautiful Pictures</h2><p>If you have paid out money to invest in a decent camera, I’m betting that, like me, you haven’t done so just to learn how many buttons it has or what lenses are made out of. In this guide, we’ll be sidestepping the boring technical information and focusing on what really matters: showing you how to use your camera to take the photographs you’ve always dreamed of, using all the benefit of my many years of experience as a photographer and the hard-earned knowledge I have gathered along the way. Some of the things we'll cover are:</p><ul><li>The tricks and techniques the professionals use to make magic with their lens.</li><li>How to tell stories with your camera by manipulating your angles and framing.</li><li>Everything that makes an image pop, from the rule of thirds to context and focal points.</li><li>How to mix things up with specialized alternatives, from wide angle to telephoto and fish eye to tilt and shift.</li><li>How to use polarizing filters, neutral density filters and ultraviolet filters to best effect.</li><li>How to see images like the professionals do and use your equipment to get the shot you want.</li></ul><p><b>Developing an Eye for Photography IS Possible - Even If You're a Complete Beginner!</b></p><p>Even if you have never picked up a camera in your life, this book will help you look at everyday scenes with the practice eyes of a professional. By the time you complete this guide, you will know exactly what makes a photograph work – and exactly how to take it.</p><h2>Don't Just Take My Word for It...</h2><p>This book covers all you need to know about your digital SLR camera and developing an eye for photography. Thousands of readers have already proved this right. Here’s what just some of them had to say:</p><p><em>“I took a beginner's course a couple of years ago, and this book contains everything I learned in that course for a lot less money.”</em> -J. Sherwin</p><p><em>"To say this book is a real value is an understatement. I would have paid double the cost for this book and still been pleased with the information gained."</em> -powers</p><p>All that you need is found inside.</p><h2>100% Ironclad Money-Back Guarantee!</h2><p>I’m so sure you’ll walk away from this book a SIGNIFICANTLY better photographer, that I’m offering a 100% ironclad money-back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied with the results and improvement you see, simply click one button within a week of the purchase and Amazon will return 100% of your money back.</p><p>No risk, nothing to lose!</p><p><b>Just Scroll up, click the BUY NOW button and get started right away!</b></p>
Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photog...
by Bryan Peterson

Language

English

Pages

175

Publication Date

March 15, 2016

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<b>This newly revised edition of Bryan Peterson's most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want.</b> <br /><br /> <i>Understanding Exposure </i>has taught generations of photographers how to shoot the images they want by demystifying the complex concepts of exposure in photography. In this newly updated edition, veteran photographer Bryan Peterson explains the fundamentals of light, aperture, and shutter speed and how they interact with and influence one another. With an emphasis on finding the right exposure even in tricky situations, <i>Understanding Exposure </i>shows you how to get (or lose) sharpness and contrast in images, freeze action, and take the best meter readings, while also exploring filters, flash, and light. <br /><br />With all new images, as well as an expanded section on flash, tips for using colored gels, and advice on shooting star trails, this revised edition will clarify exposure for photographers of all levels.

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