Category: Arts & Photography

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The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

Description The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they unintended design replacements? The book is divided into five parts giving you multiple viewpoints on the role of the relations between architecture, nature, technology, and culture. A detailed case study of a built project concludes each part to help you translate theory into practice. This holistic approach will allow you to formulate your own theory and to adjust your practice based on your findings. Will you provoke change, design architecture that responds...

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See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty

Description This accessible handbook from design guru and Design Within Reach founder Rob Forbes uncovers the beauty in the commonplace and reveals how visual thinking can enrich our lives. In friendly text complemented by photographs taken on his travels around the world, Forbes explains how to appreciate the design elements that surround us in the built environment. Linking broad concepts such as composition and materiality to quotidian details such as the play of color in hanging laundry or the repeated forms in a row of ice cream scoops, Forbes reveals how an appreciation of the hues, patterns, and textures that surround us can enhance a...

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Camera & Craft: Learning the Technical Art of Digital Photography

Description To create successful imagery, you need to balance technical know-how and aesthetic vision. In Camera & Craft, we deconstruct photographic principles in new ways to help you think through your process. Together with nine guest photographers, we explore photographic practice and follow up with inventive exercises and demonstrations that challenge you to engage with your tools-all with the goal of helping you work more creatively. Along the way are conversations with our guest photographers that address each topic, from how the professionals work with clients and models to what they think about as they look through the viewfinder. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Advice and...

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Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release)

Description Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2019 release covers features like the new Frame tool, designing reflected and radial art with Paint Symmetry, correcting mistakes with updated Undo, Navigating the redesigned Home screen, removing objects with...

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release)

Description The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC! Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) contains 12 lessons that cover the basics and beyond, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Purchase of this book includes valuable online...

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iPhoto ’11: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)

Description With better ways to get your photos online and new options for creating printed projects, iPhoto ’11 makes it easier than ever to transfer photos from a digital camera, organize them, and publish, print, or share them in maps—but there’s still no printed manual for the program. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider team up in this witty, authoritative book that should have been in the box. Organize your collection. Discover all of the options for grouping your pictures—by events, in albums, or based on who’s in the photo or where it was taken. Sharpen your editing skills. Learn how to use iPhoto’s beefed-up editing options,...

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Digital Photography For Dummies, 8th Edition

Description Your fun guide to digital photography with any device Whether you’re shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it’s possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won’t find in your camera’s manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words! No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and...

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Awakening Your Creative Soul: A 52-Week Journey to Artistic Discovery

Description Open the door to your creative awakening! “Do everything with great love, whether it is painting, writing, dancing, relationships or learning.” –Sandra Duran Wilson Sharing your passion is the greatest gift you can give, and the journey to your creative awakening starts with a single step–or a single exercise. You never know what will open the door. This book is for curious souls wanting to find the right spark to jump-start their creativity. Inside, there are 52 chapters with an exercise for each week of the year featuring a step-by-step art, writing or meditation project. Following the flow of the seasons, the exercises are...

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The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition)

Description This is it—the #1 best-selling digital photography book ever! It’s the award winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that’s been translated into dozens of different languages, because it’s the one book that really shows you how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today’s top digital pros use (and surprisingly, it’s easier than you’d think). This updated, second edition of the bestselling digital photography book of all time includes many new images; up-to-date information on gear, pricing, and links; and a new chapter from the author on the “Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was First Starting...

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The Essential Guide to Landscape Photography, Second Edition

Description This updated edition of the popular MagBook produced by the experts at Digital SLR Magazine, is the most comprehensive and useful guide for photographers of all levels looking to capture compelling landscape images. Filled with expert advice, inspirational images and authoritative gear reviews, this publication provides all the information you’ll need to become a master landscape photographer and shoot images like a pro! Content: Introduction to Landscapes * Composition * Exposure *Sharpness * Lighting * Filters * Water in Landscapes * Colour * Expert Gems to Seasons * Landscape Gear * UK Location Guide. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 69.7 MB)