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Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

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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: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.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.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.4. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.5. 100+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Ungraded tests teach you to apply what you've learned.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. 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:* Composition* Exposure* Shutter speed* Aperture* Depth-of-field (blurring the background)* ISO* Natural light* Flash* Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures* Pet photography* Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)* Sunrises and sunsets* Landscapes* Cityscapes* Flowers* Forests, waterfalls, and rivers* Night photography* Fireworks* Raw files* HDR* Macro/close-up photographyAdvanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for:* Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)* Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)* Group photos* Remotely triggering flashes* Using bounce flash and flash modifiers* Using studio lighting on any budget* Building a temporary or permanent studio at home* Shooting your first wedding* High speed photography* Location scouting/finding the best spots and times* Planning shoots around the sun and moon* Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking)* Light painting* Eliminating noise* Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field* Underwater photography* Getting close to wildlife* Using electronic shutter triggersMAJOR UPDATE 7/6/2013: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.
Published by: Mason Press | Publication date: 12/11/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 241 pages

Letters of Note: Volume 1: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, Letters of Note is an instant classic.
Published by: Chronicle Books LLC | Publication date: 05/06/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 369 pages

My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth

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Most people want out of North Korea. Wendy Simmons wanted in.In My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth, Wendy shares a glimpse of North Korea as it’s never been seen before. Even though it’s the scariest place on Earth, somehow Wendy forgot to check her sense of humor at the border.But Wendy’s initial amusement and bewilderment soon turned to frustration and growing paranoia. Before long, she learned the essential conundrum of “tourism” in North Korea: Travel is truly a love affair. But, just like love, it’s a two-way street. And North Korea deprives you of all this. They want you to fall in love with the singular vision of the country they’re willing to show you and nothing more.Through poignant, laugh-out-loud essays and 92 never-before-published color photographs of North Korea, Wendy chronicles one of the strangest vacations ever. Along the way, she bares all while undergoing an inner journey as convoluted as the country itself.
Published by: RosettaBooks | Publication date: 05/03/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 312 pages

The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer's Place in Picture-Making

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The photograph can be an astonishing means of connecting and communicating with others. But with over one trillion photos taken each year, why are there so few successes? Why do so many fail? With advances in camera technology, it is not because the images lack focus or proper exposure; the camera does that so well these days. Photographer David duChemin believes the majority of our images fall short because they lack soul. And without soul, the images have no ability to resonate with others. They simply cannot connect with the viewer, or even—if we’re being truthful—with ourselves.In The Soul of the Camera: The Photographer’s Place in Picture-Making, David explores what it means to make better photographs. Illustrated with a beautiful collection of black-and-white photographs, the book’s essays speak to topics such as craft, mastery, vision, audience, discipline, story, and authenticity. The Soul of the Camera is a personal and deeply pragmatic book that quietly yet forcefully challenges the idea that our cameras, lenses, and settings are anything more than dumb and mute tools. It is the photographer, not the camera, that can and must learn to make better photographs—photographs that convey our vision; that connect with others; that, at their core, contain our humanity.
Published by: Rocky Nook | Publication date: 06/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

The Key to Taking Pictures Like a Professional Photographer: A step-by-step guide to understanding your camera & creating amazing pictures

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You're a beginner Photographer? No problem! Taking gorgeous digital photos has never been easier... Get ready to conquer your SLR camera in a way you will be sure to enjoy. In The Key to Taking Pictures, Katie Evans, founder of the popular online photography school KeyToPictures.com, shares in simple and easy to understand language digital photography for beginners teaching you how to immediately take better photos, no matter what level of digital photography you are starting at. Finally, Photography 101 for Beginners...-What gear to use and why-Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO and how they work together-What shooting mode to have your camera on and why-How to get tack sharp focusing-Jpeg vs. RAW-White Balance and how to use it properly-Where to position your subject to get their eyes to sparkle-How to do backlighting & silhouettes-How to take indoor pictures without a flash-Ideas to help children and adults act more natural in front of the camera-The rule of thirds and how it will improve your photography-Pro's and con's of various editing software-Editing techniques to get pictures to really pop-How to crop a photo to get the most visual impact-A simple step-by-step to get a stunning black and white-How to fix a photo if it's not perfect straight out of the cameraWith hundreds of real life photo examples, this is the best digital photography book you will buy. You will never get lost along the way. Beginner Photographers must start somewhere to learn about their digital SLR cameras so if you're finally ready to take professional looking photos FAST, this is the book for you.
Author: Katie Evans
Published by: Birds Eye Media, LLC | Publication date: 07/31/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 73 pages

Adobe Lightroom 6 / CC Video Book: Training for Photographers

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With this video book, you'll learn how to instantly find any picture in your library, fix common photography problems, clean up your images, add pop to boring pictures, retouch portraits, make gorgeous prints, create photo books, and even edit your home videos.Tony goes beyond teaching you how to use Lightroom. Tony shows you why and when to use each feature to create stunning, natural photos. When Lightroom isn t the best tool, Tony suggests better alternatives.Combining the benefits of video training and book learning, this video book gives you over 14 hours of video and dozens of free presets and raw images to practice with. If you learn better with video, watch the video training and refer to the book for quick reference. If you prefer reading, the book is concise and practical, and each chapter links to relevant videos when you want to understand a topic more deeply or see it used in the real world.Tony covers every aspect of Lightroom in-depth, but structures his teaching so that both beginner and advanced photographers can learn as efficiently as possible. If you just want a quick start, you can watch the first video or read the first chapter and you'll be organizing and editing your pictures in less than an hour. If you want to know more about a specific feature, switch to that video or jump to that chapter in the ebook. If you want to know everything about Lightroom, watch the videos and read the book from start to finish.
Published by: Mason Press | Publication date: 04/30/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 305 pages

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release)

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  This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.   Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop and how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.   In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2017 release) edition covers features like new and improved search capabilities, Content-Aware Crop, Select and Mask, Face-Aware Liquify, designing with multiple artboards, and much more!   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 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 interactive multiple-choice quizzes. As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for teachers to download.
Published by: Adobe Press | Publication date: 12/14/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Understanding Exposure, Fourth Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

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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. Understanding Exposure 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, Understanding Exposure 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. 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.
Published by: Amphoto Books | Publication date: 03/15/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 178 pages

I Wrote This For You

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"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it." Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.
Published by: Central Avenue Publishing | Publication date: 12/01/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 202 pages

Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies

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Renowned for her screen performances, down-to-earth personality, and love affair with Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner left an indelible mark on Hollywood history. Her adventurous life story is told through authoritative text and hundreds of photos in Ava: A Life in Movies.Ava is an illustrated tribute to a legendary life. Authors Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski take a closer look at the Academy Award-nominated actress's life and famous screen roles. They also shed new light on the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and friendships with famous figures such as Ernest Hemingway, John Huston, and Tennessee Williams. From the backwoods of Grabtown, North Carolina to the bullfighting rings of Spain, from the MGM backlot to the Rome of La Dolce Vita, this lavishly illustrated biography takes readers on the exciting journey of a life lived to the fullest and through four decades of film history with an iconic star.
Published by: Running Press | Publication date: 07/11/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 569 pages
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