The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide: Complete Step-by-Step Construction, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Heating with wood is often considered a natural and economical alternative to electricity or fossil fuels. However, even with a fairly new and efficient woodstove, many cords of wood are required for burning over the course of a single winter, and incomplete combustion can contribute to poor air quality. A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, safe, and efficient warmth for your home, all while using 70 to 90 percent less fuel than a traditional woodstove.These unique and beautiful installations provide luxurious comfort year round. In cold weather a few hours of clean, hot burning can provide twenty or more hours of steady warmth, while the unit's large thermal mass acts as a heat sink, cooling your home on sizzling summer days. Packed with hard-to-find information, The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide includes: Comprehensive design, construction, and installation instructions combined with detailed maintenance and troubleshooting advice Brick-by-brick layouts, diagrams, and architectural plans augmented with detailed parts drawings and photographs for clarity Relevant and up-to-date code information and standards to help you navigate the approval process with local building departmentsEarthen masonry heating systems are well-suited for natural and conventional builders alike. A super-efficient, wood-burning, rocket mass heater can help you dramatically reduce your energy costs while enhancing the beauty, value, and comfort of your home.Erica Wisner and Ernie Wisner have built over seven hundred super-efficient, clean-burning masonry stoves. They are dedicated to the search for sustainable solutions and the hands-on teaching of creative, ecological, and practical skills.
Published by: New Society Publishers | Publication date: 05/16/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 299 pages
The New Art of Photographing Nature: An Updated Guide to Composing Stunning Images of Animals, Nature, and Landscapes
A new spin on the classic guide to composing stunning images of nature and wildlife What is the difference between a good picture and a great one? In this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty. Against a backdrop of more than 250 photographs of nature, wildlife, and landscapes, they share insights and advice about what works and what doesn’t, and how small changes can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary. Throughout, all-new tips from digital imaging expert Tim Grey show readers how to make the most of digital technology, whether by choosing the right color space, understanding sensor size, or removing distracting elements in post-processing. The result is an invaluable collection of expert advice updated for the modern age.
Published by: Amphoto Books | Publication date: 04/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
WHERE INSPIRATION MEETS TECHNICAL CRAFT, this guide to professional filmmaking with a GoPro is packed with hundreds of beautiful photos and interactive links to videos created by professional athletes, filmmakers, and inspired GoPro users around the world. As the only book to cover the art and technique of advanced filmmaking by the team at GoPro, you’ll get a unique insider’s look at GoPro’s history, all the different camera modes and settings, standard and experimental mounts, shooting principles, and editing techniques. Compelling stories from users such as Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Kevin Richardson offer a rare view into an incredible world of athleticism, artistic beauty, and storytelling. Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, top athlete or an aspiring enthusiast, you’ll get all the inspiration and instruction you need to capture and create your own engaging edits to share with the world. “This book is an invaluable window into Bradford and Brandon’s creative thinking and summarizes their years of experience. Hopefully it serves as a spark for you just as the authors have done for GoPro.” From the foreword by Nicholas Woodman, founder of GoPro
Published by: Peachpit Press | Publication date: 11/18/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 310 pages
David Busch’s Nikon D500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography is the most comprehensive reference and guide book for Nikon’s long-awaited 20.9-megapixel enthusiast/professional DX-format digital camera. With the same 180,000-pixel metering sensor and lightning-fast 153-point autofocus system found in Nikon’s top-of-the-line D5, this model offers precise exposure and fast focusing at up to 10 frames per second. The D500 adds stunning 4K/UHD video capabilities, and a new “SnapBridge” feature that provides a seamless connection between the camera and a smartphone using a Bluetooth link. With this book in hand, you will discover all the capabilities of the Nikon D500 as you explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and capture the best photographs you’ve ever taken.Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Nikon D500 Guide to Digital SLR Photography describes every feature of this sophisticated camera 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 the handy camera “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the D500’s features and controls. Learn when to use every option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With bestselling 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, taking pictures as an advanced enthusiast, or just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Nikon D500.
Published by: Rocky Nook | Publication date: 09/19/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 528 pages
Basics Of Photography: Learn to Use Your Camera Including Manual Mode. The Ultimate Beginner Photography Book. (Learn Photography Book 1)
Limited Time SaleTestimonial"I wish when I bought my camera I had a book like this. It was easy to follow and understand.""The easier way to take good photos and use camera, easy to refer back to."If you're a newbie to photography look no further, the search is over. In this book, you will finally learn how to use your digital camera and start taking great photographs.You will learn how to:
- What all the modes on your camera do
- What photography terms mean
- How to use manual mode ( whats iso, aperture, shutter speed)
- What focus mode to use
- what drive mode to use
- whether to choose jpeg or raw
- The effects of white balances
- How to compose your photograph
- What each lense does and when to use it
- How to clean your camera and lens
- And More
- No prior knowledge needed
- Highly illustrated (full color)
- Easy to understand
- all the information needed to take great photographs
- Easy to refer back to
Publication date: 08/29/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 33 pages
What’s your definition of a photo studio? Is it a room with a white seamless backdrop or a cyc wall? Maybe it’s simply anywhere you’re in control of the lighting. In a perfect world, where every day is a breezy 72 degrees with partial cloud coverage, we would all have a 5,000-square-foot studio–and the entire catalog of B&H™ in our equipment lockups. But the reality is that you may have an outdated DSLR with two decent lenses (which took you several years to save up for), and all you have at your disposal is an unfinished basement, your garage, or the empty conference room at your office. That’s where Studio Anywhere comes in. With photographer Nick Fancher as your guide, you’ll learn how to get portfolio-ready photos while working in some of the most problematic scenarios imaginable. Whether shooting a corporate portrait, a test shoot with a model, or a promo shoot with a band, you’ll discover that most of the time, there’s no need for an expensive studio–you just have to get creative. Studio Anywhere is a resource for photographers to learn through behind-the-scenes photos and lighting diagrams from a range of photo shoots–but it doesn’t stop there. Because directing a photo shoot involves more than simply knowing how to wield a camera or process a raw file, Nick also lets you in on the aesthetic decisions he makes in his signature photos, inspiring you to develop your own vision. And, finally, he describes his Lightroom and Photoshop workflow so you can learn how to deftly navigate post-processing.
- Shows how to create images with minimal equipment that is within reach of anyone’s budget
- Takes you through the entire shoot, from concept to lighting to exposure to post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop
- Teaches how to build a portfolio without a dedicated studio space
Published by: Peachpit Press | Publication date: 03/19/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D7200, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Nikon D7200: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jerod Foster, and you will:
- Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the D7200
- Use the D7200’s automatic scene modes to get better shots right away
- Take full control over the look and feel of your images withprofessional modes
- Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more
- Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits
- Find out how to get great photos in low light
- Learn to use the improved AF system and other new D7200 features
- Grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter
Published by: Peachpit Press | Publication date: 07/04/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Learn to take better pictures in this step-by-step, how-to photography guide filled with tips on lighting, equipment, inspiration, and more.Featuring more than 200 of master photographer Art Wolfe's stunning images, The Art of the Photograph helps amateur photographers of all levels break bad habits and shatter common yet incorrect assumptions that hold many photographers back. This is Wolfe’s ultimate master class, in which he shares the most important insights and techniques learned in four decades of award-winning photography. Along with co-author Rob Sheppard, Wolfe challenges us to stop focusing on subjects we feel we should photograph and instead, to “see like a camera sees,” seek out a personal point of view, and construct stunning, meaningful images. You’ll also learn how to:· Reexamine prejudices that define (and limit) what you photograph· See beyond the subject to let light and shadow lead you to the right image· Find inspiration, including the story behind Wolfe's own photographic journey.· Use formal art principles to build more compelling images.· Choose the right camera and lens for the image you see in your mind's eye.· Recognize the 10 deadly sins of composition—and how to avoid them.· …and even get a behind-the-lens look at Wolfe’s equipment and workflow.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published by: Amphoto Books | Publication date: 12/03/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
This essential guide shows amateur photographers of all levels how to conquer more than 25 tricky exposure scenarios frequently found in the field. As every amateur shutterbug knows, certain exposure situations prove frustrating time and time again, whether photographing a high-contrast snow scene or getting the perfect backlit portrait. In this ready reference, bestselling author Bryan Peterson demystifies common stumbling blocks one by one, with tips and techniques for getting a great shot every time.
Published by: Amphoto Books | Publication date: 12/04/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition with Audio/Video, 144 pages
Veteran photographer and instructor Bryan Peterson is best known for his arresting imagery using bold, graphic color and composition. Here he explores his signature use of color in photography for the first time, showing readers his process for creating striking images that pop off the page. He addresses how to shoot in any type of light, and looks at color families and how they can work together to make compelling images in commercial and art photography. He also helps readers understand exposure, flash, and other stumbling blocks that beginning and experienced photographers encounter when capturing images, showing how to get the most out of any composition. With its down-to-earth voice and casual teaching style, Understanding Color in Photography is a workshop in a book, helping any photographer take their images to the next level.
Published by: Watson-Guptill | Publication date: 08/29/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 144 pages