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Ilex Press

Smart Smart Home Handbook

Adam Juniper
Authors:
Adam Juniper

Until just a few years ago, turning a light on and off with a clap was about as clever as technology got. Today, almost anything can be connected to the internet, and with this connection comes the ability to turn your bedroom lights off from another country, tell your thermostat to create a weather-appropriate lighting scheme, and answer the door without ever leaving your armchair.This book introduces you to Alexa, Siri, and every major technology competing to smarten your home and improve your life. You'll learn how to choose between them, how to optimize their function, and how to avoid the pitfalls that cause new adopters to wish they'd never let a computer into their home.

Ilex Press

The Complete Guide to Drones Extended 2nd Edition

Adam Juniper
Authors:
Adam Juniper

If you think you need a boarding pass to fly, you're really missing out... Today, drones are everywhere. From film studios to farms, they're in the hands of photographers, commercial surveyors and racers alike. This fully illustrated book explains how drones developed, where they're going and which one you should choose. It even includes complete instructions to build both a simple drone and a super-fast FPV racer yourself.Whether you're flying indoors or out, buying or building, this book covers everything:¦ Understand the Jargon Flying has a lot of unfamiliar terminology, but this book will make it easy to master.¦ Business or Pleasure Every type of multicopter you might want is introduced, including explanations of which is best suited for what role.¦ Get the Best Pictures This edition includes an extended guide to the tech and composition tricks you can use to make your pictures stand out of the pack.¦ Get the Best Video A new shot-guide shows you how to get the most engaging aerial video, whatever your drone.¦ Be a Winning FPV Racer There are two complete step-by-step instructions for building your own drones inside: an FPV racer, or a surprisingly cheap wooden drone - both great projects.Following the worldwide success of the first edition, which has been translated into numerous languages, this second edition is not only fully updated to keep pace with the laws and technology, but also extended to thoroughly cover the fast-growing new sport of FPV drone racing, while still including a comprehensive guide to learning to fly any drone.

Ilex Press

The Drone Pilot's Handbook

Adam Juniper
Authors:
Adam Juniper

The perfect companion for anyone buying (or thinking of buying) a drone, whether it's just for fun, to race against friends, or to give their to give their photography a whole new angle.The Drone Pilot's Handbook gives you the skills and techniques you need to fly and maintain your multicopter drone, tips for tuning it for maximum performance, and - importantly - a clear graphical guide to where the law will and won't allow you to fly. Meanwhile, spectacular aerial photography from around the world will inspire you to get airborne immediately!Occasional boxouts provide safety tips, handy ideas, and URLs, and flying instructions are presented with attractive original illustrations. This clean approach that makes a welcome contrast to ugly online forums, or the PDFs that drone manufacturers provide, and will have you up and away in no time.

Ilex Press

101 Top Tips for DSLR Video

Adam Juniper, David Newton
Authors:
Adam Juniper, David Newton

Following the arrival of game-changing new cameras from Nikon and Canon, the hottest area in the world of photography has been combining high-definition video capability with all the advantages of SLR's interchangeable lenses. For the first time, full cinematic creativity is within anyone's grasp.With its tips-based structure, this book can be dipped into for reference for movie-makers of any background, or read cover to cover for a complete course in movie-making. With four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video, 101 Top Tips for DSLR Video provides invaluable guidance for any budding filmmakers.Top Tips for DSLR Video also includes four case studies from real-world professional projects, including a TV advertisement and a music video. Taking you all the way from understanding and choosing the technology, to planning, shooting, editing, and finally publishing your movie, this book contains everything you really need to know about making video with your digital SLR camera.

Ilex Press

Create and Print Calendars and Greeting Cards

Adam Juniper, Graham Davis
Authors:
Adam Juniper, Graham Davis

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell founded the Ilex Press and was its Publisher for 13 years. He has lectured extensively throughout Europe on design, typography and illustration, and holds the coveted MacUser (U.S.) "Eddy" award for the Best New Graphic Resource, won by his mapping software Mountain High Maps. Alastair is also the author of numerous books on graphic design such as The New Designer's Handbook and The Digital Designer's Bible.

Ben Harvell

Ben Harvell is a regular contributor to the international Mac press as well as Macworld, MacFormat, MacUser, and MacLife, and was the former editor of iCreate magazine. An attendee at the original San Francisco launch of the iPhone in 2077, he's an expert on all things iOS, and the author of The iPad for Photographers and a selection of other iPhone-and iPad-related titles.

Carl Heilman II

Carl Heilman II is a professional wilderness photographer who lives and shoots in the Adirondack mountains. The author of two landscape books for Ilex Photo, he also exhibits his work, teaches photography workshops and makes snowshoes.

Carlos Miller

Carlos Miller, an authority on the relationship between the law and photography, is a multimedia journalist whose first-hand experience of the police and legal system motivated him to set up the massively successful blog Photography is Not a Crime. His work has since appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News, BoingBoing and Playboy Magazine, and he has written about his work for the Columbia Journalism Review.

Chris Gatcum

Chris Gatcum has lived and breathed photography for over two decades, working as a pro photographer, journalist, specialist magazine and book editor, and best-selling author. A passionate advocate of experimental digital and traditional photography, he is as comfortable conducting technical camera tests as he is demystifying the art of photography for the rest of us.

Daniela Bowker

Daniela Bowker, author and curator of this book, is a noted photography journalist and photographer with a keen eye for digital art. She is co-author of Ilex's Photo School: Composition and a featured writer on the popular photography blog Pixiq.com.

David Nightingale

David Nightingale is an instructor for the Perfect Picture School of Photography in the United States, running the successful online course Unleashing the Power of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images. He is the director of Chromasia Training, a company specialising in all aspects of photographic training and post-production, and a regular contributor to Digital SLR User magazine.

Haje Jan Kamps

Haje Jan Kamps set up his first photo website at the age of 16 and is now one of the world's best-read photography bloggers; his site photocritic.org has thousands of visitors every day. Shooting with any camera he can, including his smartphone, he has built a successful freelance career, and written books for serious professionals and hobbyists alike, including bestseller 'The Rules of Photography & When To Break Them'. He has also founded a photography technology company, Triggertrap, which sells smart remote releases.

John Beardsworth

JOHN BEARDSWORTH is a photographer and writer with a wealth of experience photographing both digitally and on film. He is the author of Step-by-Step Digital Black-and-White Photography, Photoshop Blending Modes Cookbook, Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook, Digital Photographer's Guide to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Advanced Digital Black & White Photography.

Jolie O'Dell

Jolie O'Dell has worked as a technology journalist for Mashable and Venture Beat, with a decade of experience engaging the online community. Her photojournalistic creations have been featured in tech and social-media publications internationally.

Justin Quinnell

Justin Quinnell is one of the world's leading pinhole photographers who is known for his experimental and dramatic work (www.pinholephotography.org). He regularly exhibits his images internationally, and teaches photographic techniques at universities throughout the UK. He was also the Pinhole Photography Consultant on the feature film, The Brothers Bloom, starring Rachel Weisz.

Kevin Crossley

Kevin Crossley spent 15 years designing video games before becoming a freelance illustrator and writer. His work has appeared in books by Green Ronin, Malhavoc Press, Quarto, Ilex, and many others, and he has produced comic work for numerous publishers including 2000 AD, Mam Tor's Event Horizon, and the Kiss4k relaunch. His first book as author (Fantasy Clip Art) was published in 2006 by Ilex, and his second (101 Top Tips from Professional Fantasy Painters) followed in 2012, again published by Ilex. Kev continues to write for Imagine FX and other magazines, and in 2012 he illustrated Ian Livingstone's 30th Anniversary FF title, Blood Of The Zombies.

Lara Jade

LARA JADE is an award-winning fashion photographer who shoots fashion through agencies in London, Milan and New York for clients including Harper Collins, Sony Music, and the BBC, and publications such as Elle, Lush, and Masquerade. Lara has also earned sponsorships from many big names, including Canon and Bowens, Lensbaby and Wacom.

Rebekka Guoleifsdottir

Rebekka GuðleifsdÓttir has been named the Web's Top Photographer by The Wall Street Journal, and her work has won her admirers around the world, appearing in The Guardian, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, and Playboy. As well as being a photographer and artist, she designs and knits custom sweaters, and dabbles in animation and video. She lives in Iceland with her boyfriend, border collie, and two teenage sons.

Robin Houghton

Robin Houghton works with communications teams, authors and publishers, business owners and individuals to help them build relationships, community and reputation on the web. She has over 20 years strategic and practical marketing experience and is the author of the bestselling Blogging for Creatives.