Categories

 > Arts & Photography > Photography

50,000 results were found

Sort by:

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

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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

Product Description
Customer Reviews
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
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scound...
by , Isabel Sun Chao

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<b> WINNER - 2019 Rubery Book Award BOOK OF THE YEAR & 16 other literary awards</b><br /><br /><b>An Engaging and Extraordinary Multigenerational Saga </b><br />A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.<br /><br />When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home--and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past--one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.<br /><br />Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, <i>Remembering Shanghai</i> follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.<br /><br /><b>Winner of 17 book awards including:</b><br /><ul><li>Rubery Book Award BOOK OF THE YEAR, NON-FICTION</li><li>Independent Author Network OUTSTANDING MEMOIR, BOOK OF THE YEAR 2nd place</li><li>Reader Views Literary Awards MEMOIR, GLOBAL AWARD</li><li>IPPY Independent Publisher Book Awards BEST FIRST BOOK, BEST E-BOOK DESIGN, COVER DESIGN 2nd place</li><li>Readers' Favorite Award Contest NON-FICTION HISTORICAL 2nd place</li><li>Eric Hoffer GRAND PRIZE Finalist, FIRST HORIZON AWARD Finalist, CULTURE 2nd place</li><li>Next Generation Indie Awards HISTORICAL NON-FICTION Finalist, MEMOIRS Finalist, BEST COVER DESIGN NON-FICTION Finalist</li><li>National Indie Excellence Awards BOOK COVER DESIGN NON-FICTION Finalist</li></ul><b>Praise for Remembering Shanghai</b><br /><br />"An engaging and entertaining saga." <b>South China Morning Post</b><br /><br />"A volume that demands to be held." <b>Los Angeles Review of Books</b><br /><br />"A feast of winning elements ... absolutely fascinating." <b>Bookish Asia</b><br /><br />"The perfect combination of historical fiction, memoir and novel." <b>Reader Views</b><br /><br />"Jaw-dropping, exciting, touching, tragic and insightful." <b>Historic Shanghai</b><br /><br />"A book I truly could not put down." <b>Fête Chinoise</b><br /><br />"Absolutely gorgeous--a visual delight." <b>Asia Literary Review</b><br /><br />"A beguiling memoir of Shanghai." <b>Hong Kong Review of Books</b><br /><br />"Unique ... vivid descriptions transport readers." <b>China Press</b><br /><br />"Pulls back the curtain on how people lived." <b>Shanghai Daily</b><br /><br />"Makes Chinese traditions easily accessible." <b>Honolulu Star-Advertiser</b><br /><br />"Sparkling prose and enthralling stories catapult you into the inner life and doings of Shanghai's cultured classes." <b>Helen Zia, <i>Last Boat Out of Shanghai</i></b><br /><br />"This elegant family memoir transforms, transfixes, and educates." <b>Pamela Sakamoto, <i>Midnight in Broad Daylight</i></b><br /><br />"Mesmerizing stories; magnificent language." <b>Betty Peh-T'i Wei, PhD, <i>Old Shanghai</i></b><i></i><br />Order your copy of <i>Remembering Shanghai</i> today in hardcover, paperback or Kindle. At over 300 pages with dozens of photographs and illustrations, this beautiful memoir is a joy to hold and read.
GoPro: How To Use The GoPro HERO 8 Black
by Jordan Hetrick

Language

English

Pages

134

Publication Date

November 15, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
The newest release <b>FROM THE #1 AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR ON GoPro CAMERAS.</b><br /><br /><p><b>Specifically for the GoPro HERO 8 BLACK</b>, this is the perfect guide book for anyone who wants to learn how to use the GoPro HERO 8 Black camera to capture unique videos and photos.</p><br /><p>Packed with color images, this book provides clear, step-by-step lessons to get you out there using your GoPro HERO 8 Black camera to document your life and your adventures.</p><br /><p>This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO 8 Black camera. The book teaches you: <ul><br /><li>how to operate your camera;</li><li>how to choose your settings and presets; <li>tips for the most useful GoPro mounts;</li> <li>vital photography/cinematography knowledge;</li> <li> creative photo, video and time lapse editing techniques;</li> <li>and how to share your first edited video and photos.</ul></p><br /><p>Through the SEVEN STEPS laid out in this book, you will understand your camera and learn how to use FREE apps and software to finally do something with your results.</p><br /><p>This book is perfect for beginners, but also provides in depth knowledge that will be useful for intermediate camera users.</p><br /><p><b>Written specifically for the GoPro HERO8 Black camera! </b></p>
The Natural Light Portrait Book: The step-by-step techniques you ...
by Scott Kelby

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

November 18, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>What would your life be like if you could shoot absolutely amazing portraits? If you could be in any natural lighting situation, indoors or out, and know that you’d be able to create an amazing image every time? If you’ve ever dreamed of making such incredible portraits that your friends and family say, “Wait a minute, this is <i>your</i> photo!? <i>You</i> took this?” then you’re in luck.</p><br /><br /><p>Award-winning photography book author Scott Kelby teaches you exactly how to shoot and edit gorgeous natural light portraits. Scott shares all his secrets and time-tested techniques, as he discusses everything from his essential go-to portrait gear to camera settings to the portrait photography techniques you need to create absolutely stunning images. From window light to taming harsh outdoor light, from the tools and accessories you need to capture beautiful portraits in any lighting condition, Scott has got you covered.</p><br /><br /><p>Among many other topics, you’ll learn:</p><br /><br /><ul>• The secrets to getting super-sharp portraits every time without breaking a sweat.</ul><br /><ul>• Exactly which camera settings work best for natural light portraits (and which ones you should avoid).</ul><br /><ul>• How to create separation with a silky smooth, out-of-focus background no matter which lens you have.</ul><br /><ul>• How to tame even the harshest light and turn it to your advantage to create soft, beautiful, wrapping light.</ul><br /><ul>• Which lenses will get you the best results and why.</ul> <br /><ul>• What gear you need, which accessories work best, and a ton of killer tips that will help you create better images and make the entire experience that much more fun.</ul><br /><br /><p>It’s all here, including an entire chapter on post-processing and retouching, and another with detailed portrait recipes, and best of all, it’s just one topic per page, so you’ll get straight to the info you need fast. There’s never been a natural light portrait photography book like it!</p><br /><br /><br /><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p><br /><br />Chapter 1: Portrait Lenses<br /><br />Chapter 2: Camera Settings<br /><br />Chapter 3: Window Light Portraits<br /><br />Chapter 4: Shooting Outside<br /><br />Chapter 5: Shooting in Direct Light<br /><br />Chapter 6: Composition<br /><br />Chapter 7: Posing<br /><br />Chapter 8: Post-Processing<br /><br />Chapter 9: Portrait Recipes<br />
iPhone: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the...
by David Pogue

Language

English

Pages

720

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<p>The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R, and 11Max are faster than ever and have more powerful cameras. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master.</p><p>Written by David Pogue—Missing Manual series creator, <i>New York Times</i> columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR—this update shows you everything you need to know about new iPhone features and the iOS 13 user interface. Pick up this beautiful full-color book and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone.</p>
DSLR Photography for Beginners: Take 10 Times Better Pictures in ...
by Brian Black

Language

English

Pages

131

Publication Date

April 01, 2013

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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>
Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom: Discovering the Power of Pic...
by Rick Sammon

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

September 05, 2019

Product Description
Customer Reviews
Unlike Rick Sammon's 39 other best-selling and photo-rich books, <i>Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom – Discovering the Power of Pictures</i>, has no photographs between the covers. Yet, Rick feels as though it is his most important work. He trusts this book will make you think – hard – about your photography, and about how using your brain, the best photo “accessory,” will help you become a better photographer. Or as stated by famed black-and-white landscape photographer Ansel Adams, “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” <br /><br />It’s not that Rick is tired of having to "lug around a camera," as Lewis Hine said, it’s just that he thinks the motivational and inspirational message of this book is better expressed without showing his own pictures. Rather, in reading the 35,000-word text, he’d like you to imagine your own pictures – and potential pictures – while he is describing a situation, process, technique, feeling or emotion.<br /><br />Chapters include: Emotional Intelligence for Photographers, Seeing vs. Looking, Creating Your Own Reality, It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been, Light and Color Therapy, Learning is Health, and What Does Your Photography Mean to You? <br /><br />The book also includes more than 20 “missions” that you can accept in your quest to expand your photographic horizons. <br /><br />This very personal book is filled with Rick’s photo and life wisdom – wisdom he has gained by spending almost an entire lifetime – starting in the late 1950’s with developing pictures in his parents’ basement – involved in photography in many forms and fashions. <br /><br />You will find many inspirational quotes in this book. One of Rick’s favorites: “When you are through changing, you are through.” – Bruce Barton
Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
by Pete Souza

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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><b><br /></b>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.<br />Now, as a concerned citizen observing the Trump administration, he is standing up and speaking out.<br /><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.<br />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.<br />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.
How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur ...
by Steve Stockman

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

June 02, 2011

Product Description
Customer Reviews
<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.

Blog - Latest Entries

Roxane Gay – Difficult Women Review
For avid readers, the advent of the Kindle was a godsend. It allowed them to expand their personal libraries as much as they wanted without worrying about taking up too much space. Along with increasing the potential for library depth, the kindle has also allowed for a more diverse reading taste. You can now take risks on books that you previously wouldn’t have due to the Kindle eliminating ...

David Foster Wallace – Brief Interviews with Hideous Men & Girl with Curious Hair Reviews
The technology of the Kindle allows you to carry a library with you wherever you go. And, like a library, your Kindle collection should be vast and diverse. Aside from the New York Times Bestseller list, it can be hard to know which books are worth your time to download. Luckily, the literary cannon spans for generations. Of the most recent generation of literary greats, David Foster Wallac...

Junot Diaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Review
Kindle technology allows you to build an impressive collection of stories without filling shelves upon shelves with books. This convenience makes it possible to experiment with your reading choices without making the commitment to order a book, wait for its arrival, and sticking it on your shelf. I’ve found that the Kindle has made me a much more adventurous reader. With this new-found ad...

Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea Review
As you start to increase your kindle collection, it is wise to download a variety of things to read. And sure, the latest serial novel is a great addition to the collection, but sometimes you need a literary classic. Luckily, there is a plethora of classics to choose from. When it comes to literary classics, there are few authors with a better reputation than Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway, so...

Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
For fans of the suspense and horror genres, Stephen King is a household name. Chances are, if you read the genres at all, your kindles are filled with a novel or two of his. But King’s prolific career has not stayed within the genre. In fact, one of King’s greatest efforts came in the form of a nonfiction memoir. King’s On Writing blends personal memoir and advice on writing craft tha...

More >>

Enter the Kind Reader Monthly Drawing

$25 Amazon.com Gift Card giveaway

There's a daily limit of 3 free e-books that can be downloaded at KindReader.com