The Naked and the Lens: A Guide to Nude Photography

By Louis Benjamin

The bare and the Lens is designed as either a technical advisor and a creative concept. jam-packed with attractive pictures of the nude shape, it additionally indicates you the way this is often technically accomplished. The booklet covers key issues: inspiration, lights, directing, post-production, and artisic re-interpretation and the way to discover types. criminal and photograph unencumber matters are coated in addition.

The suggestions are up to date, together with Photoshop CS4, uncooked trap and taking pictures with a grey card to catch exact white stability info. The lights part also will express how one can get studio caliber mild from hot-shoe flashes by way of adapting them to umbrellas and smooth bins.

Regardless of no matter if you're capturing in a studio or in a box, this booklet will provide help to create artistic endeavors with nude our bodies and it'll additionally educate via recommendation in a special interview part with best nude photographers worldwide via their phrases and their photographs.

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Lighting the Nude: Top Photography Professionals Share Their Secrets

By Roger Hicks

Four hundred nudes--and the lighting fixtures setups that lead them to glance so good

* A best-seller, to be had for the 1st time in paperback!
* part- and plan-view diagrams of the lights setup for every shot
* incorporates a listing of photographers, invaluable for paintings administrators and designers

Available for the 1st time in paperback, the top-selling Lighting the Nude finds the lighting fixtures secrets and techniques of the head photographers operating this present day. It showcases greater than four hundred photos of the nude, in a large choice of types. every one picture is observed through certain lights diagrams and a proof of what makes the shot paintings. either newcomers during this department of images and professional execs will locate lots of inspiring lighting fixtures principles and functional information. Lighting the Nude is a necessary reference for each studio photographer’s bookshelf.

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Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck

By Kip Fulbeck

As soon as a perimeter phenomenon, tattooing is now a full-blown cultural truth. greater than forty million humans within the U.S. by myself have tattoos, all with precise tales approximately why they selected to indelibly mark their our bodies. Permanence combines photographic tattoo pictures with those tales, instructed within the matters' personal phrases and handwriting. Kip Fulbeck brings jointly old and young of all races, religions, and political persuasionsfrom celebrities to suburban mothers to Hells Angels. together with interviews with big name tattooers Kat Von D and Oliver Peck (Miami Ink), hardcore legend Evan Seinfeld, and a few general parents, Permanence is an enjoyable and enlightening portrait of the tattooed inhabitants this day.

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Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

In Wildlife images: From Snapshots to nice Shots, writer and flora and fauna photographer Laurie Excell indicates you ways to get the easiest pictures of birds, bears, and bugs–whether you’re on safari, on holiday, or on a nature stroll round your individual backyard.


Starting with the fundamentals of kit, digicam settings, and publicity, Laurie covers the basics of lighting fixtures and composition in shooting (in-camera!) a menagerie’s worthy of animals, with a specific concentrate on mammals and birds. The booklet is choked with information on what seasons are top for photographing diverse animals, pointers on the simplest destinations to picture them, and methods for the way to method even the wiliest subjects.


Beautifully illustrated with huge, brilliant pictures, this publication teaches you ways to take keep an eye on of your images to get the natural world photograph you will want each time you choose up the camera.

Follow with your pleasant and a professional consultant, photographer and writer Laurie Excell, and also you will:

  • Use your camera’s settings to realize complete regulate over the appear and feel of your images
  • Master the photographic fundamentals of composition, concentration, intensity of box, and lots more and plenty more
  • Get pointers on learn, together with box ethics and the easiest destinations for photographing your subjects
  • Learn key thoughts for photographing a number of animals, equivalent to the way to process your topic with no annoying it and the way to interpret habit that you should count on action
  • Fully clutch all of the techniques and strategies as you pass, with assignments on the finish of each chapter

And as soon as you’ve acquired the shot, express it off! subscribe to the book’s Flickr workforce to proportion your photographs, recipes, and advice at

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Photo Inspiration: Secrets Behind Stunning Images

The thought you want to aid increase your images skills

Well-known for his or her wonderful world-class images, has labored with their such a lot gifted photographers to handpick a hundred awe-inspiring photos and supplied the back-story and photographer's secrets and techniques that helped seize them. This booklet offers you with proposal in addition to underlying strategies which could aid enhance your images abilities immediately.

  • Shares behind-the-scene tales of the featured images from the photographers themselves, from their inventive imaginative and prescient to the technical information that went into every one shot
  • Offers transparent, concise, and available descriptions for the tips, imaginative and prescient, functionality, setup, place, gear, digital camera settings, lights diagrams, and photograph enhancing tools of every awesome photo

Photo Inspiration offers a special blend of the ultimate photo with the instruments and data that made it attainable, all of that are geared toward aiding you meet your photographic potential.

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Piano For Dummies

By Adam Perlmutter

Play the piano this day with an easy-to-use guide set!

Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a useful source for someone looking basic piano guideline. no matter if you are fresh to the piano or were at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will quickly have you ever tickling the ivories like a professional! This e-book comprises the entire details you must commence taking part in at the present time, together with transparent guide and supplementary fabrics. examine diversified musical types, like classical, rock, blues, and state, and the way to discover the correct instructor for those who choose to extend your instruction.

With the widest tonal variety of any software, the piano is flexible adequate to supply melody and accompaniment even as. This standout characteristic is usually what makes learning the piano the sort of complicated affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition breaks it down into easy, easy-to-follow guide, written within the routinely available Dummies type. For the newbie, the ebook serves as a whole introductory direction. For the extra complex participant, it turns into a convenient connection with hold round for periodic refreshers. subject matters include:

  • Finding the proper keyboard, and taking good care of your piano
  • The intricacies of interpreting tune, together with notes, rhythm, and change-ups
  • Melody, concord, and the construction blocks of sound
  • The function of person approach, and discovering your individual groove

The publication additionally comprises suggestion on practising successfully and enhancing your functionality, in addition to the best way to pursue extra complicated reviews. an excellent piano participant is usually the lifetime of the social gathering, and in excessive call for. if you are trying to develop into one with the "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the source you want!

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Digital Photography FAQs

By Jeff Wignall

Straightforward, transparent solutions to the main frequently asked electronic images questions

What's the variation among optical zoom and electronic zoom? Do extra megapixels equate to higher photograph caliber? Why is there a hold up after I push the shutter unencumber button ahead of i will take one other photo? If you?ve ever requested a query referring to electronic images and wanted you had a important source to supply you with transparent, trustworthy solutions, then glance no further.

With approximately 4 a long time of picture adventure less than his belt, writer Jeff Wignall responds to 365 of the most typical electronic images questions with informative, useful replies. The full-color structure is helping you notice what he is speaking about.

  • Boasts a colourful but easy layout that is helping you discover precisely the details you?re having a look for
  • Illustrates every one resolution with a number of photos
  • Eliminates any ambiguity by way of giving you authoritative solutions in addition to transparent illustrations

Digital images FAQz is a well-organized consultant, that includes solutions to questions that you just haven?t even considered yet!

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The Minimalist Photographer

By Steve Johnson

This publication covers images from a minimalist viewpoint, proving that it's attainable to take first-class pictures with really affordable apparatus. The minimalist procedure emphasizes the significance of first understanding what you must in achieving as a photographer after which selecting the best apparatus, material, and common method of meet your targets. The minimalist photographer works with the concept the mind and the attention are way more very important than the digicam.

Author Steve Johnson starts by way of asking you, the reader, to seem inward and make the connections among your nature and your images. Why do you need to take images and what material are you drawn to? What form of photographer are you currently and what kind of photographer do you want to turn into? those are vital inquiries to contemplate whilst figuring out what technique works right for you.

In next chapters, you are going to know about the gear and workflow of a minimalist photographer as Johnson discusses the strengths and weaknesses of varied kinds of cameras and explains why the largest or costliest piece of kit isn't really continually the simplest. He additionally addresses the significance of lights and teaches you ways to accomplish potent lights with no spending some huge cash.

Also integrated are discussions approximately aesthetics and composition, in addition to a quick background of images and the way forward for the artwork form.

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Black and White Digital Photography Photo Workshop

By Chris Bucher

How to create attractive black and white pictures in a electronic format

Shooting photos in black and white provides special demanding situations for newcomers and skilled electronic photographers alike. a powerful knowing of photography’s basics is essential to shooting nice black and white photographs, and elements similar to distinction and lighting fixtures are even more vital to black and white images than to color. Black and White electronic images photograph Workshop teaches electronic photographers the talents they should grasp black and white photography.

  • Focuses at the principles of images and the way they follow otherwise to black and white photography
  • Offers tips for correctly importing electronic photos to a computer
  • Explains insider information and methods for utilizing Photoshop and Lightroom to effectively increase black and white images

Black and white images offers varied demanding situations than colour images. In Black and White electronic images photograph Workshop, photographers the way to establish nice possibilities for black and white photos and the way to show these possibilities into attractive monochrome photographs they are often proud to reveal.

From the writer: pattern pictures and Their tales

One important component of stable black and white images is lighting fixtures and the way the sunshine impacts your matters. i feel that a number of the black and white photographs that I shoot are gentle pushed, that means that repeatedly i'm going to see how the sunshine and shadow are interacting with the topic in entrance of me, and should use the tones and distinction there to figure out if it may be a colour or black and white photograph.

this may take place even if there's the daring distinction of huge parts of sunshine and shadow, or the delicate tones of grey, easily fading in the direction of vivid and darkish components. concentrate on the shapes and textures of the scene in entrance of your digicam, and begin to interact your mind in attempting to find out how the colours of genuine lifestyles will convert into tones and textures in monochrome.

at your residence, on a stroll or maybe in your travel, start to see the tones of sunshine and darkish throughout you to aid visualize how the distinction of the sunshine is developing the emotional tone of the scenes in entrance of you. wonder questions on the sunshine consistently is helping in visualizing-is this a shiny or darkish scene? Is the interplay of the sunshine and darkish parts of the scene not easy and abrupt or is it smooth and slow? How does this mild healthy the scene? and at last… how does the sunshine within the scene make me suppose?

Spend extra time attempting to visualize how gentle is growing the form, texture and distinction within the scene in entrance of your digicam and the texture that you're trying to percentage on your black and white photos, than being concerned an excessive amount of a few lot of technically ideal settings. offering the texture and emotion of the scene in entrance of you'll be way more impactful to the viewer than ensuring you had simply the best f/stop.

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similar to the commuter’s legs is attention-grabbing to me due to the robust strains and distinction of the scene. With a sq. formed photo, the road of legs and shadow created with the backlight of the atmosphere sunlight at the sidewalk preserve our eyes relocating correct again to the sneakers and the step. all the different line and texture within the scene proceed to do an analogous factor, bringing curiosity correct again to the purpose of the step. This picture rather breaks the guideline of thirds, and but there's refined attention-grabbing stability through being off kilter and simply off middle.

1/1600 moment, f/4 and ISO 320

So usually the colour of a sundown turns into this type of large concentration in images that we put out of your mind how a lot the great thing about that sundown should be obvious in black and white. The layers of the scene are proven with the several textures from best to backside, from airy sky, to soft foothills, to the delicate rounded texture of the bushes right down to the pastoral agelessness of the barn and wagon.

1/80 moment, f/7.1 and ISO 320

A second of mirrored image is captured in a cut up moment after a bout; the boxer readies himself for the judges’ selection. Black and white images brings the point of interest correct to his lean and muscular form and expression within the gentle tones of the shadows, whereas in colour this snapshot could be jam-packed with distraction colours, from the ringside ropes to the colour of the sunshine itself.

1/320 moment f/2.8 and ISO 4000

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Bricksy: Unauthorized Underground Brick Street Art

From Jeff Friesen, award-winning photographer and writer of United States of LEGO®, comes a hilarious new booklet of diorama photos that makes use of LEGO bricks to spoof the recognized paintings of the mysterious nameless graffiti artist often called Banksy. Friesen provides new desiring to gritty road artwork utilizing fresh, modernist bricks. Bricksy is going past remodeling the medium through increasing the scenes it performs on and including a funny twist to every one. all the eighty-four photos is wittily captioned, pleasant to examine, and applicable for quite a lot of a long time. on the finish of the e-book is a legend that includes thumbnail reproductions of every unique Banksy so readers can attempt their wisdom of Banksy’s catalogue with Friesen’s LEGO spinoffs.

While conventional highway artwork is frequently rushed alongside by means of the specter of neighborhood legislation enforcement, Friesen has bountiful time to reimagine Banksy’s paintings into sleek LEGO glory that comes off the partitions and is derived to lifestyles. Banksy’s iconic characters achieve exciting new tales. Readers will detect the place Banksy’s monkeys are taking cost and who the bouquet thrower’s star-crossed lover is.

You’ve by no means visible Banksy like this earlier than. You’ve by no means obvious LEGO like this earlier than. Bricksy is a must have ebook for lovers of Banksy, fanatics of LEGO, and someone with a feeling of humor.

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