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.
Le Creuset One-pot Cuisine
What better way to prepare delicious one pot meals than in Le Creuset cast iron cookware? Especially created for the brand's famous cast iron pots and grillpans, this book is bursting with 100 mouth-watering recipes for delicious casseroles, tagines and simple one-pot suppers. Each beautifully illustrated recipe comes with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. From Trout with Bacon and Fennel to Sea Bass in a Salty Crust, Shrimp and Chermoula Tagine to Aubergine Stuffed with Rice, Herbs and Pine Nuts, these delicious and fragrant dishes are sure to delight everyone around the dinner table.
The Little Book of Gratitude
By Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives.Through easy practices, such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness.Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.This beautiful book, written by Dr Robert A Emmons, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, California, discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day.
LEON Happy Salads
By Jane Baxter, John Vincent
Leon was founded on the twin principles that food can both taste good and do you good. In this book, Leon authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that will have you feeling healthy and happy.Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, this book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions. Whether you're looking for a bright salad with which to dazzle your friends, or a simple salad to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen staple.Recipes include: Pink Quinoa SaladPolish Herring SaladHam Hock and Lentil SaladVietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice NoodlesCourgetti with Pesto and Grated Ricotta SalataBacon Fried Corn with Greens, Pork and Crisp Sweet PotatoBlack Rice Salad with Peas, Egg and a Curry DressingAsparague, Couscous, Feta & Orange Leon Original Superfood Hot-smoked Salmon, Beetroot, Horseradish & Dill
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.
The Louise Parker Method
By Louise Parker
'Louise Parker, AKA the figure magician, has worked her magic on actors, athletes, pop stars, politicians and princesses and believes absolutely anyone can have a sensational body.'Glamour'Louise Parker is one of the very few weight-loss experts worth the title. A genius method, an unbelievable client list and years of experience.'Good Housekeeping'Clever, kind and committed to getting you the best body possible. Louise Parker really does think of everything.'Tatler'Quite simply the most intelligent weight-loss programme out there.'IndependentIt is not a diet - it is an inspiring, easy-to-follow programme for life, consisting of two phases:TRANSFORM - taking the direct route to your best bodyLIFESTYLE - protecting your results for lifeThe method is the best-kept secret of A-list celebrities, royals, global CEOs, entrepreneurs and London society - the quickest, most do-able approach of total body and lifestyle transformation. It contains over 80 effortless recipes to help you 'Eat Beautifully' and avoid being 'Organically Overweight'. Many of the recipes call for fewer than 8 ingredients and take just 8 minutes to prepare.For the first time, Louise shares her unique four-pronged approach to lasting success that has made her method the mecca for worldwide clients demanding the most intelligent, focused and practical solution to permanent weight loss and habit change. The book details four simple pillars that promise you can drop two dress sizes in six weeks without a chia seed in sight. Think Successfully - positivity, keeping inspiring company and making time for simple pleasures every single dayLive Well - de-cluttering your surroundings, a Digital Detox after 9pm every night, sleeping 7-8 hours a night and taking 20 minutes a day to 'brain nap'Eat Beautifully - eating 3 meals and 2 snacks daily from any of the 80 delicious recipes in the book Exercise Intelligently - achievable goals of walk a minimum of 10,000 steps, exercise for 30 minutes, following Louise's workouts or other exercises you enjoy
The Little Book of Crystals
By Judy Hall
This enchanting little guide contains everything you need to enhance your life using crystals. Focusing on 15 key crystals, each recommended to complement a particular area of your life, Judy Hall provides essential information on how to choose, use, cleanse and programme your chosen stone.Whether it's Rose Quartz to improve your relationships, Goldstone to bring you wealth or Selenite to strengthen your spiritual practice, this crystal toolbox contains all you need to harness the power of crystals.
Lidgate's: The Meat Cookbook
By Danny Lidgate
"They put their customers first and are proof that natural produce, service and knowledge are a formidable combination." - Sir Richard Branson"Lidgate's... the best bird you can buy; a good turkey reared well is what makes all the difference." - Nigella LawsonA good butcher shop is part of a community - a place of knowledge and trust. Founded in 1870, Lidgate's is a 160-year-old family business that has become a treasured landmark in London's Holland Park.Bring their knowledge into your own kitchen with a cookbook that focuses on helping you achieve the best-tasting meat at home. These recipes highlight everything you need to know in order to cook any cut to its optimum flavour. Rather than a lengthy farm manual, or a nose-to-tail guide to eating, you'll find simple ingredient pairings, creative ideas for every occasion and secrets of the trade.
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.
The Little Book of Marijuana
A great gift for the stoner in your life, this bite-sized book is full of recipes, history, trivia, fun and facts to enjoy, all on the world's most cultivated leaf. Including anything and everything from 'Weird Science: the five stages of a herbal high', 'The Herb in History: High achievers - famous smokers from around the globe', to 'Know your Blow: 20 great smokes that will blow your mind' 'Mind-bending facts: The a-z of crazy weed names', 'Ganja Games: Blindfolded joint building' and 'Marijuana Munchies' recipes.Full of fun stuff to keep you amused, it's an enlightening read on weed!
Life Drawing in 15 Minutes
By Jake Spicer
Life Drawing in 15 Minutes is the latest addition to the best-selling Draw in 15 Minutes series. Following the success of Draw Faces and Draw People, artist and drawing expert Jake Spicer introduces you to the most important skill in the artist's repertoire: life drawing.From understanding relationships and proportions and considering basic anatomy, to learning about mark-making and tonal values, Jake takes you through the process of drawing the most rewarding of subjects: life class remains a key component of nearly every art degree in the UKWith step-by-steps and techniques derived from his proven life-class methods, Jake gives you the skills to create beautiful life drawings quickly, successfully and, ultimately, in only 15 minutes.
LIMA the cookbook
By Virgilio Martinez, Luciana Bianchi
The growing popularity of Peruvian cuisine throughout the world has made Lima, the capital of Peru, a destination city for food lovers. Virgilio Martinez is the most famous young chef in Peru. His restaurant Central, in Lima, is among the best in the world and he has opened two LIMA restaurants in the heart of London. With this collection of more than 100 of Virgilio's fuss-free, contemporary recipes you can cook this fresh, vibrant, healthy food at home using your local fish, meat and vegetables - plus the superfoods for which Peruvian food is renowned.
Little Leon: Lunchbox
Wholesome, yummy.... joyously healthy. - Sunday TimesIf there isn't yet a Leon restaurant near your workplace, you will love this collection of recipes for your lunchbox from Leon's award-winning cookbooks. Tasty, healthy and easy to prepare in advance, the lunches inside - such as Chard & Bacon Tart; Bean, Fennel & Feta Salad or Egyptian Falafels - will liven up your lunchtime.