Category: Arts & Photography

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The Lens: A Practical Guide for the Creative Photographer

Description Which lens should I buy for my camera? It’s such a simple question, but choosing the right lens or lenses is actually one of the most important photographic decisions you can make. Nothing affects the quality of a photo more than the lens. It’s no longer just about the megapixels-it’s the glass that makes all the difference! Many first-time buyers of DSLRs don’t venture past the basic lens included in the box. While some are reluctant to spend more money, others are confused by all the buzzwords or are overwhelmed by all the choices out there. It’s really a shame, because interchangeable lenses give...

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Paganism (The Complete Idiot’s Guide)

Description You’re no idiot, of course. But finding the perfect expression of your spirituality can prove long and challenging. You might already be attracted to paganism, but considering the variety of traditions and paths that fall in this category, you’ll need a spiritual guide. Seek no further! Whether you’re interested in following the pagan path or just curious to know more, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Paganism will enlighten you on this fascinating array of nature-based beliefs and practices. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you’ll learn about: The basic principles of shamanism, druidism, Wicca, and more. How to deepen your connection to the Goddess, the...

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The Essence of Photography: Seeing and Creativity

Description There is a lot more to photography than simply picking up a camera, pointing it toward something, and tripping the shutter. Achieving a great photograph requires thought and preparation, an understanding of the photographic process, and a firm grasp of how light and composition affect a photo. There must be personal involvement and personal expression. There must be experimentation, with the recognition that only a small percentage of experiments end successfully. In this book, best-selling author and world-renowned photographer and teacher Bruce Barnbaum explores these seldom-discussed issues by drawing upon his personal experiences and observations from more than 40 years of photographing and teaching....

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Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Description Close-up and macro photography is one of the most popular types of photography among digital photographers today. After the big-range zoom,  a macro lens is typically one of the next purchases considered by serious outdoor photographers and amateur photographers looking for close-up capability in all zoom lenses. Yet hobbyist photographers struggle. Many macro shots just don’t make it–not sharp, confusing backgrounds, muddled compositions, misplaced sharpness, and distracting light. Even more advanced photographers find challenges working with depth of field, dealing with light, and using different focal lengths up close. You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to...

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Adobe Photoshop Guidebook for Beginners: First 12 Skills

Description Everybody knows that is meant when they hear the phrase “It’s been photoshopped.” That’s because Adobe Photoshop is the ultimate market leader for photo-editing and image-manipulation techniques. Having this strong market position makes owning Adobe Photoshop and the Creative Cloud suite of programs a no-brainer for professional photographers and graphic designers. This is why we are pleased to offer you our first book in a series of tutorial books that will help new users become proficient with this amazing editor. Please be aware, this book has been created specifically for the absolute new user. Let us introduce this book to you: The Adobe Photoshop...

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The Photographer’s Mind: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos

Description The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder–it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer’s Mind, the follow-up to the international bestseller, The Photographer’s Eye, photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph. The nature of photography demands that the viewer constantly be intrigued and surprised by new imagery and different interpretations, more so than in any other art form. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph...

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The Photographer’s Mind Remastered: Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos

Description You’ve done your research. You’ve bought your camera. You’ve learnt how to use it. Now what? The secret behind a good photograph is not your camera. It’s not even the scene viewed through the viewfinder. It’s the mind of the photographer which turns an average photograph into an exceptional one. In The Photographer’s Mind, professional photographer and author Michael Freeman unravels the mystery behind the creation of a photograph and reveals how to capture photos that really make you feel something. The aim of this book is to answer what makes a photograph great, and explore the ways that top photographers achieve this goal time...

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DSLR Photography for Beginners

Description If you want to stand out from the crowd and capture all those magic moments for posterity, you have come to the right place. Most guides to Digital SLR photography will overwhelm you with jargon, but you and I both know that’s not what photography is all about. When I first started out, I couldn’t find any course or guide that actually helped me become a better photographer. Everything out there was either packed to overflowing with technical terms or far too expensive for my means. All I wanted was to know how to take the photographs I could see in my mind –...

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Learn photography a different way

Description Usually books about photography start with chapters on composition, the rule of thirds, etc. With this book I wanted to give an opportunity to learn about photography and art in a different way. There are a few articles about some issues of photography, but the biggest part of the book is the quotes. Sometimes these contain some deeper knowledge than the usual tip on framing. I believe that the literature is saturated with this advice and that it is time to try a different approach as well. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 653 KB)

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Portrait Drawing: A Step-By-Step Art Instruction Book

Description A classic of simplicity! Portrait Drawing has guided and inspired a generation of artists to create beautiful, realistic portraits. In just eighty pages, author Wendon Blake covers all the basics, from papers and pencils to drawing eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and head from every angle. Drawings by artist John Lawn illustrate each point clearly, making it easy to master the basics and move on to conveying expression and emotion. Ten “demonstrations” show exactly how to put everything together for portraits that are more than the sum of their parts. Easy to understand, easy to use, this 25th Anniversary edition of Portrait Drawing, newly updated for today’s artists,...