By Alexandra Loske
With an extraordinary collection of original colour material that includes charts, wheels, artists' palettes, swatches and schemes, this is the brilliant story of the exploration of colour from 1600 to the present day. The featured artworks represent centuries of significant scientific discoveries and artistic exploration. Opening with the work of Newton, this stunning display of shades, tints and tones is an authoritative treatment relevant to anyone working in the arts, or those trying to recreate original colour schemes in their homes, products or design.
The Photographer's Handbook
By Michael Freeman
Know the equipment, refine your technique and express your style. Combining straightforward guidance with artistic insight, this comprehensive handbook is an essential piece of kit for photographers of every style and experience level. Michael Freeman shows you how to: · Make the most of the gear you have · Master the classic styles & subjects · Compose shots with skill and confidence · Share your work in a meaningful way It's everything you need to be a successful photographer.
The Portrait Sketchbook
With centuries of artistic wisdom, The Portrait Sketchbook offers everything you need to train your eye, hand, and mind. Explore and experience the creative processes of iconic draughtsmen to realize your own original style; quickly sketch passersby with da Vinci; create a ghostlike form with Seurat; master Ingres' evocation of the most kissable lips; and adopt Freud's liberating directness.Featuring 20 works and a host of helpful prompts from leading artists, critics, and art historians-as well as plenty of blank space to practice in-this sketchbook will guide you to a fresh understanding of the tools, materials, and skills necessary to master this most personal subject.
The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary
By Michael Freeman
With a completely refreshed look to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better.Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Of course, digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. The Photographers Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.
PARIS The World's Longest Dot-to-Dot Puzzle
By Abi Daker, Abi Daker
Following the huge success of Ilex's 1000 Dot-to-Dot series, we bring you the longest and most satisfying dot-to-dot puzzle ever! This beautifully designed hardback book concertinas into a stunning frieze of no fewer than 3000 dots, providing several satisfying hours of mindful dot-joining fun. The perfect souvenir of your trip to Paris, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. To enable you to enjoy your handiwork to the full, the ends of the design are perforated: you can easily remove your completed masterpiece, and display it on your wall.
The Photographer's Pocket Book
By Michael Freeman
Digital cameras have detailed manuals concentrating on technical features but neglecting the fact that great photographers not only know how to navigate menus - they understand how the operation of their camera will help them to take better pictures. In a handy, take-anywhere format this book, revised from The Photographer's DSLR Pocketbook for the mirrorless age (not forgetting SLRs), gives the reader the benefit of Michael Freeman's decades of professional experience.Opening with the anatomy of a digital camera, the book then covers settings, exposure, capture and image workflow, clarifying the operations of your camera and allowing you to operate it with speed, confidenceand accuracy. Michael's own photography and diagrams illuminate his points perfectly, making this an attractive and informative read.
The Photographer's iPad
By Frank Gallaugher
This state-of-the-art display, professional image editor, and fully connected device has revolutionized what's possible on the road and in the studio. It's time to realize its potential. No longer merely a consumer tablet, the iPad has evolved into a powerful computer that slips into your photographic workflow as easily as it fits into your camera bag. Featuring the latest and best software, this comprehensive guide details everything that's possible, from managing your photos immediately after a shoot to processing Raw files with top-of-the-line apps, with straightforward, step-by-step instructions for making the most of every feature and function available. Break out of Apple's walled garden and learn how to easily import photos, move them between apps, and share with other devices Take your image catalog wherever you go with full editing capabilities using Adobe Lightroom Mobile Turn your iPad into an essential and exhilarating piece of photographic gear
Perfect Exposure (2nd Edition)
By Michael Freeman
This second edition of acclaimed bestseller Perfect Exposure looks at the way professionals address the fundamentals of photography, laying out the decision-making process with the absolute clarity Michael Freeman is famed for. While addressing a subject as old as photography, exposure, this book is fully updated to cover the influence of all the latest technology.Chapter one introduces not just the key camera settings, but also the photographer's ideal decision flow, a process you can easily use in your own work. Chapter two examines all the camera technology designed to assist you in capturing the perfect photo, giving honest thoughts on its advantages and disadvantages. Chapter three is a complete theory and practice of exposure broken down into every shooting scenario you'll ever encounter, from evenly lit scenes to those with wild contrast. Chapter four deals with developing style through exposure, including ideas like high key photography, silhouette and more, as well as a look at the zone system, pioneered by photographers like Ansel Adams, in a digital context. Finally Chapter 5 looks at the powerful post-processing techniques.
Photography Beyond Auto
By Chris Gatcum
Take Control of Your Camera... but Only When You Have ToWhen you first buy a camera it's great to just shoot away, taking advantage of all the sophisticated automatic features of 'full auto' mode. Real photographers are able to take better photos because they understand what their cameras's auto mode is doing, and when to over-rule it and let creativity reign. This book will make you a real photographer.SimplePhotography Beyond Auto is an easily accessible guide which will set you free.ConciseUnlike other books, Photography Beyond Auto does not attempt to explain every switch, dial and button on your camera, or explore precisely where each pixel comes from. It concentrates on the key creative controls, including exposure, focus and colour; essential skills that'll enable you to take the sensational pictures that Auto mode simply can't.Time-savingAuto mode does a good job a lot of the time, so Photography Beyond Auto will help you understand, in easy-to-understand terms, why camera auto makes the decisions it does, and whether they will help or hinder your creative vision.InspiringFilled with creative examples that'll make you want to get shooting straight away.
Pilcher's Marijuana Miscellany
By Tim Pilcher
Marijuana has been cultivated and used by humans for at least 5,000 years, and is one of the worlds most important cash crops despite being illegal in many parts of the world. It is used in a host of different ways and has made an indelible impact on our culture and western popular culture in particular. Expert author Tim Pilcher now uncovers both the fascinating properties of this much-maligned herb and the curious story of its relationship with us. In a host of bite-sized entries, he answers the key questions: How do you make and cook with cannabutter? What is the etymology of the word "bong"? And how much does the USA spend on prosecuting marijuana-law offenders every year? The answers to all are inside, along with a host of lists, tips, anecdotes, trivia, and recipes
The Photographer's Master Guide to Colour
By Jeff Wignall
Colour is key in photography, but very few photographers actually understand how it works - and new software and ever-improving camera sensors have now given them an infinite number of options.Finally, a thorough course on colour and the role it plays in digital photography. The latest book by best-selling photographer Jeff Wignall will give you a new understanding of the important role colour plays in the creation of successful photos, and let you take outstanding colour photographs with any digital camera.Filled with Wignall's inspirational work, this is the essential guide for everyone wishing to create awesome photographs that capitalise on the nuances and interplay of colour, without having to rely entirely on the saturation slider.
The Photographers Eye: A graphic Guide
By Michael Freeman
Practical HDR (2nd Edition)
By David Nightingale