Life in 50mm: The Photographer's Lens
By Tanya Nagar
The 50mm lens is for photography purists. It's cheap to buy, light to carry and gets amazing results. It also makes even the greatest photographers try just that little bit harder to frame the perfect image. As a result, it's the first thing anyone buys after their camera. Life in 50mm shares the greatest photos - and the personal experiences that led to them - from some of today's leading photographers. It also explains why they chose to reject complicated modern zooms and express themselves through the 50mm prime in the first place.
The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook
Master of art, science, philosophy, architecture and much more, Leonardo da Vinci was the definition of a Renaissance Man. While many of his works were left unfinished or have badly deteriorated, his drawings and words preserve his genius and remain a critical resource for artists today. Delve into one of history's greatest minds, and be guided and inspired by his works and wisdom in The Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook. From anatomical studies to tonal compositions, master essential techniques, principles and subjects. Pore over the most compelling details of Leonardo's work and follow the guided projects within to become a master draughtsman.
Lovebirds and Other Wild Sweethearts
By Abbie Headon, Liz Temperley
The best thing in life to hold onto is each other. Lovebirds are so alike that it's hard to tell them apart. They stay together for their whole lives and, if separated, they pine just like humans do. They even sleep with their faces turned towards one another. This little book shows what the animal kingdom can teach us about romance and the lasting power of love.
Love That Hair
By Hayley Mallinder, Emma Leonard
The thirty-two styles in this beautiful book give you the repertoire you need to make every day a good hair day; whether you desire tumbling tresses, cute braids, seductive swirls or fierce fishtails. Bringing you looks that can be done in minutes to looks that impress with every tress, Hayley Mallinder helps you to become your very own super stylist, giving you the confidence to create looks that surprise and delight every time. Paired with Hayley is top fashion illustrator Emma Leonard, who has created all the looks and steps in her seductive illustrations, making this an attractive and desirable book. Have fun, feel good, and turn those heads!
Love Those Eyes
By Sarah Jane Ellis, Elisa Mazzone
Fifty alluring eye-makeup recipes in a beautifully illustrated book, ideal for giving.In Love Those Eyes, Sarah Ellis and Elisa Mazzone bring you an array of gorgeous eye-makeup tutorials. These mouth-watering ideas will delight all the more when you apply them to your own eyes. As with any great recipe collection, you are inspired to adjust and re-balance the elements to suit your own eye shape, complexion or mood. Featuring light looks to warm your day, cool powerful looks to say you mean business, carefree looks for out and about, dramatic looks for turning those heads. And when you need to party? Look no further - you will rock it! Complete all looks with your favourite mascara or lashes for the perfect finish. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It will be.
By Rossella Vanon
A COMPLETE PHOTOGRAPHER'S TECHNIQUES, POSING GUIDE & REFERENCELighting People is an art every photographer - and every photography student - must master, and this single volume is both a complete course and the most useful reference book you can find. SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING LIGHTChapter 1: Lighting Equipment - Get to grips with light every artificial light-source: Continuous Light, Flash, Studio Strobes & Speedlights, as well as modifiers. Chapter 2: Setting The Mood - Understand the effect you can have with your lighting; hard & soft, low & high key, bounce, feathering, fall-off and more.Chapter 3: Standard Lighting Techniques - How to pull off techniques including: Loop, Rembrandt, Butterfly, Split, Clamshell and Accent.Chapter 4: Camera Settings - Using your camera's exposure settings to get the best from any lighting equipment.SECTION 2: WORKING WITH LIGHTChapter 5: Preparation - How to evaluate your client and their brief and plan a shoot.Chapter 6: Lighting Scenarios - Tips and tricks for doing the best whether you're shooting portraits, fashion, beauty, events or more.Chapter 7: Getting Started - Choosing your lights and setting up your shoot.Chapter 8: Getting Creative - Use gels, projections, blur and other effects for more unusual images.SECTION 3: RESOURCESLighting Setups: Hands-on examples of studio shootsLighting Reference Gallery: Hundreds featuring the same four models lit against a white and a dark background from a number of different angles; the most complete lighting reference available.
The Little Book of Colouring For Mindfulness
By Cynthia Emerlye
More than a fun way to pass the time, The Little Book of Colouring For Mindfulness features 100 intricate mandala patterns to help focus the mind and awaken creativity. Inspired by the natural world, Cynthia Emerlye's beautiful designs will provide hours of colouring enjoyment for artists of all ages and abilities, ideal as a gift or self-purchase. Perfectly portable in its uniquely compact size, this remarkable collection of aesthetically pleasing mandalas is an ideal way to incorporate colouring for mindfulness into your daily life.
LONDON 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 London, this fabulous original illustration features its most famous buildings and landmarks, including Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. 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.
Life Drawing in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
The Little Book of Colouring for Calm
By Madonna Gauding
Mandala colouring is an enjoyable pastime, but its benefits go far beyond having fun. Colouring intricate designs demands mental focus and concentration, similar to the concentration you can develop during meditation. This collection of 100 designs by respected expert Madonna Gauding will help you to you to silence your mental chatter, achieving a kind of mindfulness that will leave you refreshed, calm and focused.
By Chris Gatcum
The changing of the seasons presents the landscape photographer with nature's most dramatic sights, as well as many of the genre's most rewarding photographic challenges.Chris Gatcum uses the work of the field's most exciting contemporary photographers to illustrate this lavishly-presented four-volume set, and the result is a unique package that combines practicality with inspirational gift appeal. A magnetic closure on the outer case holds four individual seasonal volumes securely in place: each is packed with inspirational images and practical tips, and the hardback pocketbook format means that they are an easy addition to the camera bag.
Little Book of Vintage Romance
By Tim Pilcher
The Low Light Photography Field Guide
By Michael Freeman
Like all the titles in this successful series, The Low Light Photography Field Guide offers advice from a respected expert and professional. In this volume, Michael Freeman looks at an area that remains problematic for photographers with even top-of-the range equipment: low light.Opening with a section on the qualities of different kinds of low light, the book then deals with ways of overcoming gloomy situations, whether you're shooting hand-held or on a tripod. Post-production fixes are also covered, allowing the reader to turn difficult shots into amazing images.
The Landscape Photographer's Field Guide
By Carl Heilman II
Landscape photography remains one of the most popular genres for enthusiast and commercial photographers alike, but all of the books on the market are large in format and unsuited to use in the field. This latest addition to Ilex's popular Field Guide series meets this need perfectly, with Carl Heilman's unique expertise and brilliant photos presented for the first time in a go-anywhere format.Covering key areas like equipment, exposure, weather and post-processing, and with a handy ready-reference section in the back of the book, The Landscape Photography Field Guide will become an essential companion on any shooting trip.
Light & Shoot 50 Fashion Photos
By Chris Gatcum
Fashion photography has always called for the maximum creative variety, with a constant pressure for photographers to produce fresh, exciting work with complicated, considered lighting and location design. Whether you're starting out or have many years of experience, this book is an accessible and varied way to explore the genre and pick up new ideas.Each of the 50 fashion photographs is accompanied by complete details on how it was achieved with insights from the photographer, alongside a detailed 3D lighting diagram showing where all the equipment and props were placed. Armed with all this detail, it's easy to see how photos were made, learn how to use equipment, and develop as a photographer.There is also an introduction to camera and lighting equipment, and a complete glossary of terminology.