The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 2nd Edition: Using the SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, and R1C1 Flashes
Mike Hagen opens up a whole new world to those photographers who are already well versed in photography, but may not have a clue about flash photography. With the new and rapidly evolving technology, flash photography (especially advanced light modeling with modern iTTL flash systems) has become an art in itself and should be mastered by all aspiring photographers-amateurs as well as professionals-who are often helpless when it comes to using the full potential of these systems.Using a simple, step-by-step method for setting up and using the newest Nikon iTTL flash units, Mike teaches all the steps required to achieve consistent and amazing flash photos. He solves the common frustrations associated with flash, and specifically teaches how to use the SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, and R1C1 strobes. Also included is a chapter showing system configuration so readers can duplicate the desired results on their own. Beginning at a basic level and progressing to more advanced techniques, Mike teaches you everything you need to know about mastering Nikon's iTTL flash system.
Published by: Rocky Nook | Publication date: 03/06/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 315 pages
Whether you have a simple point & shoot or a DSLR camera, learning the basics of digital photography can be confusing. With The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography, those mysterious icons, strange jargon, and dizzying array of imaging software and hardware quickly become tools to create great pictures.Illustrated with full-color photos for guidance, this easy, practical, lesson-based workbook gives you a step-by-step tutorial in getting bright, crisp, beautiful pictures from your digital camera every time. "Assignments" at the end of each chapter give you the opportunity to go out and test your new skills in real life.Learn about exposure, file formats and quality settings, low-light photography, digital filters and white balance, composition and lens choice, manipulating images, printing, and much more, all in a handy, bring-along format. Everyone who wants to create great photos needs The BetterPhoto Guide to Digital Photography!
Published by: Amphoto Books | Publication date: 02/09/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Supercharge your CAREER as an ELECTRICIAN! Are you an aspiring journeyman or master electrician? The Electrician's Trade DeMYSTiFieD makes it shockingly easy to prepare for licensing exams and onthe- job success. Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide describes the typical licensing process, which varies by region, and explains how to determine the specific requirements for your state or city. You'll get a thorough review of the National Electrical Code (NEC), including ways to access exam answers on an open-book basis. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn:
- How to find licensing requirements for the state in which you plan to work
- Time-saving methods for navigating through the NEC
- What it takes to become a journeyman and master electrician
- Strategies for passing your exam
- How to use logic to improve your score
- Jobsite procedures that promote efficiency and productivity
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 10/13/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 276 pages
This is the largest selection ever made from the famous Muybridge sequence high-speed photographs of human motion. Containing 4,789 photographs, it illustrates some 163 different types of action: elderly man lifting log, woman sweeping, woman climbing ladder, men boxing and wrestling, child crawling, man lifting weight, man jumping, and 155 other types of action, some of which are illustrated by as many as 62 different photographs. Taken at speeds ranging up to 1/6000th of a second, these photographs show bone and muscle positions against ruled backgrounds. Almost all subjects are undraped, and all actions are shown from three angles: front, rear, and three-quarter view. These historic photographs, one of the great monuments of nineteenth-century photography, are reproduced original size, with all the clarity and detail of the originals. As a complete thesaurus of human action, it has never been superseded. Muybridge was a genius of photography, who had unlimited financial, technical, and scientific backing at the University of Pennsylvania. This volume presents the final selection from more than 100,000 negatives made at an expenditure of more than $50,000. It has never been superseded as a sourcebook for artists, students, animators, and art directors. "An unparalleled dictionary of action for all artists, photographers." — American Artist."Impressive and valuable collection." — Scientific American.
Published by: Dover Publications | Publication date: 04/27/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 390 pages
The Green Studio Handbook remains an essential resource for design studios and professional practice. This extensive and user-friendly tool presents practical guidelines for the application of green strategies during the schematic design of buildings. Students and professionals can quickly get up to speed on system viability and sizing. Each of forty-three environmental strategies includes a brief description of principles and concepts, step-by-step guidance for integrating the strategy during the early stages of design, annotated tables and charts to assist with preliminary sizing, key issues to consider when implementing the strategy, and pointers to further resources. Ten new in-depth case studies illustrate diverse and successful green buildings integrated design projects and how the whole process comes together This third edition features updated tables and charts that will help to save energy, water, and material resources during the early stages of design. More than 500 sketches and full-color images illustrate how to successfully apply strategies. A glossary, a project index listing 105 buildings in 20 countries, updated tables and drawings, and I-P and SI units increase the usefulness of The Green Studio Handbook.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 01/19/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 436 pages
Everyone loves to play with light and this collection of kid-ready LED projects will have young Makers exploring electricity and electronics while opening up a world of endless fun! Makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, and parents will be drawn to the decorative and exciting possibilities of the projects in Make It Glow. Filled with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow, this beautiful book features 21 exciting projects that can be completed by even the youngest Maker. You'll start with ultra simple projects and then tackle increasingly complicated ones. Building upon lessons learned in earlier projects ensures that kids learn and succeed. Everyone will be thrilled by the fun, decorative designs that result as you develop new ways to unleash your creativity!With Make It Glow, you'll learn to make: Blue-light greeting cardsEyes in the dark FlickerbugsLight-up fairy wingsAn illuminated tote bagA bouquet of electric rosesand more!Featuring beautifully photographed inspirational projects for kids and adults, Make It Glow helps you learn the basics of electronics and soft circuits to create costumes, home decorations, clothing, jewelry, and more. What will you illuminate?
Published by: Maker Media, Inc | Publication date: 08/15/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 137 pages
The award-winning third edition of 'The Underwater Photographer' dragged the topic kicking and screaming in to the digital age and with the fully updated fourth edition highly respected photographer and tutor Martin Edge takes you deeper in to the world of Underwater Photography.Practical examples take you step-by-step through the basic techniques from photographing shipwrecks, divers, marine life and abstract images to taking photographs at night. Brand new chapters cover not only highly specialist Underwater Photography techniques such as low visibility/greenwater photography, but also the digital workflow needed to handle your images using the latest software such as Lightroom. Packed with breathtaking images and an easy to read style honed from over twenty years of diving photography courses, this book is sure to both educate and inspire underwater photographers of all skill levels.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 08/21/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 537 pages
Intended for energy managers, electrical engineers, building managers, lighting designers, consultants, and other electrical professionals, this book provides a practical description of major lighting controls types and how to apply them. It's a comprehensive step-by-step educational tour of lighting automation technology and its practical design and application, with useful discussion about the purpose and benefits of lighting controls, emphasizing the achieving of relevant energy savings, as well as support of occupant visual needs and preferences. You'll find detailed information on fluorescent switching and dimming systems in commercial buildings, covering technology, design, application, strategies, typical savings, commercial energy code compliance, research, commissioning and troubleshooting. The book will guide you in taking advantage of the many benefits of today's sophisticated controls, including expanded energy saving opportunities, and increased flexibility, reliability and interoperability.
Published by: The Fairmont Press | Publication date: 04/20/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 239 pages
The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” photos that pair a mediocre image (created using the wrong shutter speed) with a great image (created using the right shutter speed), this is the definitive practical guide to mastering an often-confusing subject. Topics include freezing and implying motion, panning, zooming, exposure, Bogen Super Clamps, and rendering motion effects with Photoshop, all with helpful guidance for both digital and film formats. Great for beginners and serious amateurs, Understanding Shutter Speed is the definitive handy guide to mastering shutter speed for superb results.
Published by: Amphoto Books | Publication date: 01/19/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Fully revised to include calculations needed for the latest technologies, this essential tool for electrical engineers and technicians provides the step-by-step procedures required to solve a wide array of electric power problems. The new edition of the Handbook of Electric Power Calculations is updated to address significant new calculation problems and the technological developments that have occurred since publication of the Third Edition of the book in 2000. This fully revised resource provides electric power engineers and technicians with a complete problem-solving package that makes it easy to find and use the right calculation. The book covers the entire spectrum of electrical engineering, including: batteries; cogeneration; electric energy economics; generation; instrumentation; lighting design; motors and generators; networks; transmission. Each section contains a clear statement of the problem, the step-by-step calculation procedure, graphs and illustrations to clarify the problem, and SI and USCS equivalents.
- Brand-new chapter on three-phase reactive power in alternating-current (AC) transmission systems
- NEW—now includes relevant industry standards (NEMA, IEEE, etc.) listed at the end of each section
- Provides practical, ready-to-use calculations with a minimum of emphasis on theory
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education | Publication date: 06/01/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 752 pages