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
By Jane Snedden Peever, Jane Snedden Peever
Mandalas are big at the moment, and we just made them even bigger! Artist and pattern-maker Jane Snedden Peever has created a gorgeous collection of richly elaborate mandalas, each one hand-drawn on a specific mindful theme. Furthermore, these mandalas are supersized, made bigger for more colouring, and making a larger and more impressive addition to your wall. Whether your choice of media is colouring pens, pencils, pastels or watercolour, you will be inspired by the beautiful creations in this book. Giant Mandalas makes an ideal gift or self-purchase for anyone seeking hours of colouring calm.
100 Years of Colour
By Katie Greenwood
This beautiful book features 100 carefully chosen images from the graphic arts, each representing a colour palette for every year of the 20th century. The images are taken from a variety of sources including magazines, book covers, adverts, posters, illustrations and postcards.A perfect source of inspiration for any professionals in the creative arts, the palettes taken from the images are displayed in a number of ratios, demonstrating the different effects achieved when altering the dominant colour. Ten palettes per decade gives an authentic overview of the colours and trends of an era, making this an ideal historical reference for anyone working in set or interior design, graphic design, illustrations or fashion. Not just a collection of pretty palettes, but a fascinating compendium of 20th-century imagery and artistic styles, this book aims to please the eye on more than one level.
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.
Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes
By Tim Grierson
From the violent mob tale and surreal dark comedy to the restrained period piece and Hollywood blockbuster, the five-decade career of Martin Scorsese has been compellingly varied. Recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting filmmakers of our time, Scorsese might have been denied Oscar success until 2007, for The Departed - but his films have always made an impact.An essential read for filmmakers, film students and movie fans alike, Martin Scorsese in Ten Scenes brings a fresh perspective to one of the greatest directors in the world. Selecting ten indelible scenes and exploring them from every angle, film critic Tim Grierson examines what it is about these sequences that makes them so unforgettable, to shed light on Scorsese's approach as a whole. With insights from the cast and crew who have worked most closely with him, and featuring rare behind-the-scenes material including scripts, storyboards and set designs, this book will give you a new understanding of the man whose films have inspired generations of moviegoers and filmmakers.
Colour: The Professional's Guide
By Karen Triedman
Colour is one of the most complex elements of design and it is also what people respond to first on an emotional level, whether they are surveying a restaurant interior or browsing an online catalogue. An in-depth understanding of colour is one of the most important and useful assets available to a visual professional. Working successfully with colour in a global community involves understanding colour theory and psychology, as well as geographical and historical reference. This information is covered thoroughly, with clear and precise explanations and examples. Colour: The Professional's Guide is comprehensive, offering informative techniques, examples, inspiration and, above all, exemplary solutions to fit the designer's every need, whatever their discipline. Beautifully illustrated with over 300 colour images, this guide removes the grey areas from the full colour world of contemporary design, providing designers from all disciplines with everything they need to become true, confident colourists.
Digital Landscape Photography
By Michael Frye
Updated, expanded, and covering the latest software, this new edition of the bestselling Digital Landscape Photography brings the amazing techniques pioneered by Ansel Adams and his contemporaries to every digital photographer.Ansel Adams' imagery - especially his iconic vision of the American National Parks - is widely published and instantly recognisable. Many photographers will have heard of his renowned Zone System, but that is just the tip of the iceberg; his unparalleled attention to detail, which once required hours in the darkroom with specialist tools, is finally accessible to all.Michael Frye's own photography provides many stunning examples of the results that can be achieved, and as one of Adams' natural successors in the field, he is well placed to analyse the many inspirational shots from the great masters of landscape photography. Combining the cutting edge of today's digital work with some of the best-known photos ever taken, this book a must-read for any landscape or nature photographer.
By , Paper & Cloth
Discover a world of wintry enchantment in this beautiful seasonal colouring book. Colour your way on a magical journey, from a snow-sparkling forest to an arctic wilderness and finally to a festive city. Reveal the hidden woodland creatures and discover the light touches of Christmas, to adorn and embellish any way you wish. Created by the award-winning illustrators from Paper & Cloth, this beautiful book is ideal for artists all ages, making an ideal festive gift to be treasured and enjoyed.
What They Didn't Teach You in Photo School
By Demetrius Fordham
This book won't tell you how to take photographs. It will, though, teach you a much more difficult set of skills: how to be a photographer.Passing on hard-earned lessons from a successful career in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography, Demetrius Fordham shows how to snag the best internships and assistant roles, impress at an interview, develop an amazing portfolio, forge strong relationships with clients, and lay the foundations of your own successful career. Illustrated throughout with Demetrius' own duotone photography, dramatically typeset to appeal to visual thinkers, and presented in an appealing handbook format, this is the book that will launch the careers of the next generation of photographers.
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.
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.
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.
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!