The Stage Lighting Handbook is well established as the classic practical lighting guide. The book explains the process of designing lighting for all forms of stage production and describes the equipment used. This new edition includes up-to-date information on new equipment and discusses its impact on working methods.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 10/18/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition:* Detailed information on LED technology and gear* Harmonized with union safety and training procedures* All the latest and greatest DMX gadgets, including remote control systems* Many new and useful lights and how to use them and troubleshoot them.* New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power.* More rigging tricks and techniques.* the same friendly, easy to read style that has made this book so popular.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 05/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 616 pages
The Nikon D5300 is a powerful new camera intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Nikon D5300: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Rob Sylvan carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.
Published by: Peachpit Press | Publication date: 02/14/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 305 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
An authoritative, well-established, comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated guide to construction practice Based mainly on domestic and residential buildings—and filled with extensive illustrations throughout—this concise text is the ideal introduction to the subject of building construction. It provides the basic material that readers need in order to understand the construction process for the majority of low rise buildings. The book explains construction technology through the key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. With a strong focus on building efficiency and meeting the challenges posed by limiting the environmental impact of buildings, and new “at a glance” summaries allowing you to grasp the salient points of each chapter, readers will find the text fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology. Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition starts by taking an in-depth look at the construction process and general principles of construction. It then offers comprehensive chapter coverage of site analysis, set-up, drainage and scaffolding; ground stability and foundations; floors, walls, doors, windows, roofs, stairs, and ramps; surface finishes; internal environment and energy supply; and water supply and sanitation.
- Deals with design, technology, site assembly, and environmental issues of domestic and residential buildings
- Thoroughly updated, with particular attention paid to the concept of building efficiency and improved integration of the topics covered to match current student needs
- New “at a glance” summaries at the beginning of each chapter
- A companion to Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings, Fourth Edition
Published by: Wiley-Blackwell | Publication date: 09/10/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 768 pages
Whichever side of the camera you like to be on, this book will show you how - with some simple camera techniques and inexpensive items of wardrobe - you can revolutionise your portfolio.That's always been the mission of photographer Mark and presenter/model Imogen in their smash-hit YouTube channel WeeklyImogen, and their expertise has attracted 160,000 subscribers with well over a million views a month (and growing).In this book they'll turn the practical wisdom so popular with thousands of photographers worldwide into a simple and accessible guide. You won't need to spend a fortune on props, studios or equipment; photographers and models alike will quickly learn how to create an exciting, varied portfolio of fresh portrait photography.
Published by: Ilex Press | Publication date: 09/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
For professional photographers, chasing the light, waiting for it, sometimes helping it, and finally capturing it is a constant preoccupation and for some, an obsession. Drawing on four decades of working with light, Michael Freeman takes a simple but practical approach to interpreting, reacting to, and capturing photography's most valuable commodity.Practical advice is organised into three straightforward sections: Waiting, Chasing, and Helping. Begin by mastering the art of patience, and recognise the immense value of anticipating and planning for gorgeous light that's just over the horizon. Then learn the techniques to meet otherwise transient and fleeting lighting conditions halfway, with quick thinking and fast reactions. Finally, make the most of the tools at your disposal to enhance and manipulate light as you find it, covering everything from in-the-field shooting choices to technical transformations in post-production. This is the method of a working professional the way to interpret, approach, and master whatever lighting situation is thrown at you and always get the shot, no matter what.
Published by: Ilex Press | Publication date: 12/05/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages
If you are a lone shooter or just a couple of people making up a video company, between you and me you are a ‘run and gunner’. A medium to large production company will show up to a venue much like any S.W.A.T. does–as you’ve seen in any number of police dramas. You and I however arrive to that same venue with a 6 shooter on our hips and have to accomplish the same task–and usually in less time. That stands to reason because there’s no vast chain of command, no truckloads of equipment to unload, set up, break down and reload, no large crew to feed, and few if any round-table discussions, meetings or negotiations. And no internal politics.On the downside, the whole shebang rests firmly on your own shoulders along with full responsibility for it. Worse, the client will want the video to be as good as the one produced by the ‘SWAT team’. Well guess what? You can do it and that’s what this book is about.As in any field, there are core principles which, when applied, give predictable professional results.There are good car mechanics and bad ones.There are good videographers and bad ones.The difference is an understanding and skillfull application of the basics. With that, experience gradually breeds confidence and judgment.Run ‘n Gun Videography–The Lone Shooter’s Survival Guide gives you the fundamental basics in a simple and easy-to-understand way that is instantly applicable. That is not to say it is not a vast technical and artistic subject that couldn’t as easily be explained in a book ten times its size. But it is to say that this is the distillation of what is important and what all the rest is based upon.The book doesn’t pretend that you can compete with the ‘cinematic’ look produced by larger crews and the array of equipment they have at hand.But it doesn’t say that you can’t either.The dirty little secret is that there are far more important things to videography and cinematography–or the ‘cinematic look’ for that matter–than specialized equipment and techniques. Too often these fancy cinematic productions are poorly done or done for the wrong reasons.This book will help you get your priorities straight and set you on a positive path toward the ability to produce professional results with a fraction of the crew, equipment, overhead and time. But that’s all it can do–set you on a positive path.It’s not to say that there is no hard work involved and it’s not to say you won’t make mistakes. I still do. But it is to say that if you understand and apply these fundamentals, you will arrive much sooner to the place you want to be.
Published by: Joe Caneen | Publication date: 01/04/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 219 pages
The Nikon D3300 is a powerful new camera intended for amateurs who want to jump into photography with the control and capabilities of a DSLR. This camera is considered an entry-level DSLR and replaces the Nikon D3200. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Nikon D3300: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Rob Sylvan carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and end of chapter assignments. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.
Published by: Peachpit Press | Publication date: 05/05/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Until just a few years ago, turning a light on and off with a clap was about as clever as technology got. Today, almost anything can be connected to the internet, and with this connection comes the ability to turn your bedroom lights off from another country, tell your thermostat to create a weather-appropriate lighting scheme, and answer the door without ever leaving your armchair.This book introduces you to Alexa, Siri, and every major technology competing to smarten your home and improve your life. You'll learn how to choose between them, how to optimize their function, and how to avoid the pitfalls that cause new adopters to wish they'd never let a computer into their home.
Published by: Ilex Press | Publication date: 11/01/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages