Category: Photography

  • Galveston's Historic Downtown and Strand District (Images of America)

    By Denise Alexander

    The Strand, often called the Wall road of the Southwest, features a major choice of 19th-century constructions. lengthy the heart of Galveston's enterprise group, its structure is a reminder of this ancient port urban. The nationwide historical Landmark District comprises structures labeled as Greek Revival, Italianate, and Victorian style--sometimes with strains of vernacular construction traditions that date to the 1850s. old pictures discovered inside of this ebook illustrate the improvement of the Strand and surrounding streets, together with Mechanic, industry, and Postoffice. Galveston's old Downtown and Strand District demonstrates the facility of position, regardless of an ever-changing economic system and ordinary mess ups.
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  • The Best of Family Portrait Photography: Professional Techniques and Images

    By Bill Hurter

    Artwork from 30 of the industry's best photographers is used to focus on either clearcut taking pictures thoughts and colourful, innovative ways to relatives portraiture during this guide meant for notion accumulating and concept. recommendation on focal size, viewpoint, and maximizing the opportunity of electronic apparatus highlights the technical elements of family members portraiture whereas workforce posing ideas display how most sensible to flatter each one topic and produce a feeling of relations team spirit. A long dialogue of lighting—the spine of portraiture—and the manipulation of shadows and highlights instructs photographers on find out how to create temper and curiosity in a number of lighting fixtures eventualities, either interior and out. Specifics on adjusting physique traces, colours, and shapes, operating with youngsters, and making a cozy surroundings make sure that the photographer captures the original character of every relatives with dynamic and tasty images.
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  • The Photographer's Guide to the Studio

    This authoritative and easy-to-follow advisor presents a radical grounding in generating studio photographs which are either technically efficient and aesthetically exciting. After a entire survey of studio gear and lighting fixtures thoughts, the authors learn the whole variety of studio topics, from pics and nudes to nonetheless lifes and macro paintings.
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  • Digital Photography for Next to Nothing: Free and Low Cost Hardware and Software to Help You Shoot Like a Pro

    Take photographs like a professional with out breaking the financial institution by utilizing unfastened and approximately loose software program and defined during this book.
    • Get specialist taking a look photographs from a inexpensive camera
    • Save cash by means of construction your personal lighting fixtures rigs, tripods, monopods and stabilisers for subsequent to nothing
    • Learn tips on how to use older lenses on smooth electronic cameras, and make your individual macro lens, lens hoods, flash diffusers, flash concentrators, ornamental Bokeh impact lenses and more
    • Use dozens of unfastened and occasional rate photograph purposes for processing, viewing, cataloguing, enhancing, developing HDR, and photograph stitching
    • Build robust images processing and modifying suites with loose software program and plugins that cross face to face with pricey instruments like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
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  • Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory (A Latitude 20 Book)

    By Anwei Skinsnes Law

    Between 1866 and 1969, an predicted 8,000 individuals―at least ninety percentage of whom have been local Hawaiians―were despatched to Molokai’s distant Kalaupapa peninsula simply because they have been believed to have leprosy. Unwilling to simply accept the lack of their households, houses, and citizenship, those contributors ensured they'd be accorded their rightful position in historical past. They left a strong testimony in their lives within the kind of letters, petitions, song, memoirs, and oral historical past interviews. Kalaupapa combines greater than 2 hundred hours of interviews with archival files, together with over three hundred letters and petitions written through the earliest citizens translated from Hawaiian.

    It has lengthy been assumed that these despatched to Kalaupapa have been unconcerned with the realm they have been pressured to depart in the back of. the current paintings indicates that citizens remained actively and focused on existence past Kalaupapa. They petitioned the Hawaii Legislative meeting in 1874, looking justice. They fervently supported Queen Liliuokalani and the Hawaiian nation sooner than annexation and contributed to the relaxation attempt in Europe following global struggle I. In 1997 Kalaupapa citizens endorsed on the United international locations including humans suffering from leprosy from round the world.

    This ebook provides in the end the tale of Kalaupapa as advised by way of its people.

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  • Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual

    By Barbara Brundage

    Elements 10 deals a lot of Photoshop's energy with out the massive ticket. it is a useful tool for many image-editing buffs—whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring image artist. yet parts nonetheless does not include an invaluable handbook. This bestselling ebook is helping you get the main out of this system, from the fundamentals to complicated information for either home windows and Mac users.

    The vital belongings you have to know:

    • Quickly examine your method around. customise parts to fit your operating style.
    • Get to paintings correct away. Import, set up, and make speedy photo fixes with ease.
    • Retouch any image. tips on how to fix and restoration previous and broken photos.
    • Add pizzazz. supply photographs extra zip with dozens of filters, layer types, and certain effects.
    • Design with words. Make textual content stream alongside a curved direction or round an item or shape.
    • Find your inventive flair. Create scrapbooks, greeting playing cards, photograph books, and more.
    • Try out complicated techniques. paintings with layers, mix modes, and different tools.
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  • Basics Photography: Exposure

    By David Präkel

    "Basics images: Exposure" is a finished consultant to the idea of publicity, explaining the basic dating among the photographic photograph and the consequences of sunshine depth and length. It describes using lens aperture and intensity of box in terms of publicity and likewise outlines the rules of in-camera and handheld gentle meters: their strengths, obstacles and proper use in a large choice of lighting fixtures occasions. Compelling examples taken from modern images are used to aid the books account of publicity conception. "Basics images: Exposure" is a close consultant to utilizing publicity for expressive reasons, making it a useful reference instrument to all scholars of images.
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  • Remote Exposure: A Guide to Hiking and Climbing Photography (English and English Edition)

    By Alexandre Buisse

    Though many hikers and climbers hold cameras with them, they generally come away feeling disillusioned simply because their photos fail to visually translate their studies. In Remote Exposure Alexandre Buisse is going past the mere fundamentals of images and offers you the instruments had to create photographs that aren't purely of fine technical caliber yet which are compelling as well.

    This publication will consultant you thru many of the techniques for gear, because the requirement for light-weight equipment that's capable of stand up to chilly, hostile climatic conditions provides specific demanding situations. know about the significance of getting a good sporting process and a logical, deliberate workflow.

    Throughout the ebook you can find suggestion on the place to indicate your digicam and the way to compose a powerful photograph. integrated are particular requisites for mountain climbing, mountain climbing, mountain climbing, and tenting. extra complicated photographic subject matters also are coated equivalent to electronic trap and optimization strategies like excessive dynamic variety imaging (HDRI), panoramic sewing, and the way to accomplish very good effects with out a tripod.

    The pages are choked with over a hundred wonderful pictures captured by way of Buisse as he hiked and climbed via mountain levels on 3 continents. Photographers of all degrees and those that simply take pleasure in appealing photos are certain to be encouraged by way of this book.
    Foreword via Cory Richards (member of the historical hiking excursion that reached the summit of Gasherbrum II in winter).

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  • Medium and Large Format Photography: Moving Beyond 35Mm for Better Pictures

    By Roger Hicks

    So much skilled photographers who paintings with 35mm ask an analogous nagging query: in the event that they replaced to a bigger structure, might they recover images?

    In Medium and big layout Photography, well known expert photographers Roger Hicks and Frances Schultz supply all of the useful and inventive assistance each aspiring photographer must grasp the realm past 35mm.

    In transparent, no-nonsense language, this necessary consultant info all of the percentages and barriers of assorted movie codecs, in addition to the easiest cameras and kit to take advantage of with every one. essential, easy-to-read tables make it uncomplicated to match movie sizes, lens lengths, and different info at a look. Plus, the consultant is jam-packed with over two hundred attractive pictures displaying the advantages of medium and big layout images in motion.

    • A accomplished creation to the various cameras and picture codecs on hand past 35mm

    • comprises professional pointers on procuring gear, darkroom offers, and processing movie
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  • Flipping Brilliant: A Penguin's Guide to a Happy Life (Extreme Images)

    By Jonathan Chester, Patrick Regan

    The extra you discover out approximately penguins, the extra they appear to have in universal with one other oddly endearing flightless biped. specifically, us. --Flipping Brilliant

    Think March of the Penguins meets Life's Little guideline Book in terms of National Geographic.

    Award-winning nature photographer Jonathan Chester captures the essence of the Antarctic's preferred citizens to demonstrate the similarities among penguins' lives and our personal. Patrick Regan's shrewdpermanent narrative bargains brilliant insights and humorously enjoyable lifestyles lessons.

    The charm of penguins is indisputable and common. And we will be able to study much from those fats, humorous birds. classes like: 

    * The meek sleep alone,

    * it is higher to be clever than adorable, and

    * you may be too skinny. (After all, the e-book explains, if the Olsen twins ever get locked in a walk-in cooler for days and are pressured to dwell off their very own physique fats, they're goners. Penguins? they're reliable for months.)

    Flipping Brilliant contains beneficial environmental information regarding the penguin habitat and the consequences of worldwide warming, together with sites that convey how one can support.
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