By Alastair Campbell
50 elegantly tinted maps, showing the whole world, are ready for your annotations, explorations or reminiscences: as they are printed on uncoated paper stock, you can write or draw over them as you desire, and this journal will rapidly become a truly personal atlas of your world and record of your travels.There are political and topographical maps of every territory, and the back of the book also contains a handy reference with useful travel facts, including time zones, languages, visa requirements and voltage differences. Whether you are recording the journeys you've made, or planning those to come, this elegant cloth-bound journal is sure to inspire.
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.
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.
Masters of FX
By Ian Failes
It would be rare these days to find a film that did not in some way depend on the magic of special and visual effects - from the raging computer-generated dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, to the fantasical worlds of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and the photoreal tiger and ocean in Ang Lee's Life of Pi. Through interviews with 16 of the leading FX pioneers from around the world, author Ian Failes explores the making of some of the most memorable film sequences ever produced, showcasing the shift from practical to digital magic with original behind-the-scenes imagery, shot breakdowns, and detailed explanations of some of the secrets behind the making of cinema's most extraordinary creations.
Web Design Start Here
By Stefan Mischook
Draw Horses in 15 Minutes
By Diana Hand
Continuing the success of the Draw in 15 Minutes series, horse artist Diana Hand shows you how to express your love of horses through drawing. In a series of tutorials, she describes every stage from finding your model and learning the basic skills of drawing to portraying the movement and spirit of the individual horse. Draw Horses in 15 Minutes will inspire you to make your own expressive drawings based on the principles of equine anatomy. Furthermore, you will discover a skill you never thought you had.
The Wallpaper Colouring Book
By Gemma Latimer, Jessica Stokes
If you love to colour, and enjoy experimenting with palettes and combinations, then this surprising and beautiful colouring book is for you. Discover twenty wallpapers in classic designs spanning the decades, from the 18th century to the present day. For each design there are several options to try different colour combinations, and in addition, each is accompanied by a room furnished for the era. The walls are yours to complete in the colours of your choice. And watch out for signs of their occupants: they have left a few clues!
The British Life Photography Awards: Portfolio 1
Interest in photography has never been higher, with high end digital cameras now ubiquitous and millions of us now expert photographers, regularly documenting the world around us. The British Life Photography Awards exist to celebrate that interest, that expertise and the very best of British reportage, documentary and street photography. One of the most valuable prize funds in the genre, combined with a storied judging panel and the chance to be published, has attracted thousands to enter the competition in its first year. This book collects the winners and celebrates the best of the rest, with hundreds of eye-opening images giving a thought provoking, beautiful and refreshing view of life in the UK today.
The Golden Rules of Blogging
By Robin Houghton
Do you really need to post every day to make your blog a success? Is it true you should never steal stuff? Can anyone make money from a blog? Blogging hasn't been around forever, and yet any blogger will tell you there are rules of what to do, what not to do and the facts. But where did these rules come from? And should they be broken? Designed for bloggers of all levels of experience and illustrated with real-life Blogger Stories and examples, The Golden Rules of Blogging (and When to Break Them) will give you a fresh perspective on blogging from those who have learned the hard way.Out with the rules? You decide!
By Thomas Pavitte
From the creator of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot series comes Querkles: Icons, putting an exciting twist on the classic colour-by-number images that we loved as children. At first, you see nothing but a baffling tangle of circles, but hidden within each puzzle is a famous face waiting to be revealed!Featuring 20 portraits of icons as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Winston Churchill and Elvis, Querkles: Icons provides hours of creative colouring fun for artistic minds of all ages. Choose a dramatic colour scheme to make your Querkle truly unique, discover who's hidden within, and create a striking portrait that you can easily remove and display.
The Alphabeticals are a fun collection of new alphabet characters designed by master paper engineer Markus Fischer. All 26 letters of the alphabet are featured as press-out templates, easily constructed and enjoyed: each pattern is a cute figure beginning with the letter in question, from Astronaut to Zebra, and Markus' charming and witty designs will delight kids and grown-ups alike. A perfect gift for anyone who loves letters, making or papercrafts, Alphabeticals come alive with just sticky tape or a dab of glue!
Blogging for Writers
By Robin Houghton
By Rebekka Guoleifsdottir
This book reveals the techniques that will make your landscape photography stand out from the crowd and win a place on a gallery wall. Covering a wide variety of techniques, from long exposures and other shooting ideas, to subtle post-processing methods, Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir shows how to master an array of styles popular with contemporary art collectors and exhibitors. You'll also learn how Rebekka was able to break out from her native Iceland and onto the global stage using online communities and social media; invaluable advice for photographers at any stage in their career.
Draw People in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
Best-selling author and art tutor Jake Spicer here gives you all the skills you need to sketch a convincing figure in just 15 minutes. Draw People in 15 Minutes is a syllabus of carefully crafted tutorials where every aspect of the figure drawing process is examined including: · How to put together a basic sketch of a person · Developing your drawings and taking them further · Materials and set-up · Mark-making · Spatial relationships · How clothes hang on a body · Guerilla sketching in public places like cafes, trains, buses, etc. This book will be especially useful for those unable to find the time to make it to a regular life drawing class as this book can be used anywhere and at any time.
New York Through the Lens
By Vivienne Gucwa
Street photographers will never tire of New York as a subject. It is the perfect setting for the genre, the world's most evocative cityscape, against which candid, memorable moments play themselves out every day. Nearly a decade ago, Vivienne Gucwa began walking the streets of the city with the only camera she could afford a sub-$100 point-and-shoot and started taking pictures. Choosing a direction and going as far as her feet would take her, she noticed lines, forms and structures that had previously gone unnoticed but which resonated, embodying a sense of home. Having limited equipment forced her to learn about light, composition and colour, and her burgeoning talent won her blog millions of readers and wide recognition in the photographic community. New York Through the Lens showcases the stunning results of her ongoing quest. Filled with spectacular photographs and illuminated by Vivienne's own insightful commentary, NY Through the Lens acts as a beautiful travel guide to the city; it will be a must-read for her many fans and for any lover of street photography.
Character Design from the Ground Up
By Kevin Crossley
From films to games, books to comics, all stories need refined, beautiful characters. This book demystifies the in-demand discipline of character design, starting with the basics of material and equipment, moving on to sketching and 3D mock-ups with full turnarounds and lineups, and culminating in a series of in-depth case studies.
The Art of Neil Gaiman
By Hayley Campbell
Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist - a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults - there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn't ventured down. From unforgettable books like The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods to ground-breaking comics and graphic novels like The Sandman and Violent Cases; from big screen fantasies like Coraline to small screen epics like Doctor Who; and from short stories to songwriting, stage plays to radio plays, journalism to filmmaking, and all points in-between, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the first comprehensive, full-colour examination of Gaiman's work to date.Author Hayley Campbell, a close friend of Neil's since she was a small child, spent many months rummaging through Neil's attic to source the never-before-seen manuscripts, notes, cartoons, drawings and personal photographs for this book; these are complemented by artwork and sketches from all of his major works and his own intimate recollections. Each project is examined in turn, from genesis to fruition, and positioned in the wider narrative of Gaiman's creative life, affording unparalleled access to the inner workings of the writer's mind.Utterly comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, The Art of Neil Gaiman is the fully authorised account of the life and work of one of the greatest storytellers of all time.
Create Your Own Online Store (Using WordPress) in a Weekend
By Alannah Moore
By Adam Duckworth, Franki Falkow
With Shooting Models, photographers and models alike will learn the key skills to help them advance in the business: top model Franki Falkow and pro photographer Adam Duckworth collaborate to cover all the bases, from booking models to lighting technique. Breaking the process down into logical stages means you won't put a foot wrong: results will be stunning, and it will be an experience you'll repeat time and again.
Colour for Web Design
By Cameron Chapman