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Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Images (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

Creating and Enhancing Digital Astro Images (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) Lowest new price: $6.36
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Author: Grant Privett
Brand: Brand: Springer London

Digital electronic imaging devices allow the wonders of the universe to be seen in detail never before possible from an amateur astronomer’s backyard. This book clearly examines how to create the best astronomical images possible with a digital camera. It reveals the astonishing images that can be obtained with simple equipment, the right software, and knowledge of how to use it. Completely jargon-free, the book describes how to extract results from the raw-and-dirty original imagery and then transform them into high-quality pictures suitable for framing, posting online, or sharing with friends and colleagues.


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Atelier Adamson

Atelier Adamson Lowest new price: $21.74
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Based in Washington, D.C., Atelier Adamson is considered by many to be the world's highest-quality digital printmaker, and given the studio's collaboration with some of the best-known and most influential artists of our time, that's a hard claim to dispute. Adamson Editions has grown since 1979 from the passion of one man, David Adamson, and his lithography studio into a major force in the contemporary art scene. In addition, Adamson Gallery is dedicated to showing the talents of outstanding international artists as well as showcasing collaborative work from Adamson Editions digital atelier. This book accompanies an exhibition at the Maison Europeane de la Photographie and presents some of the finest work of recent years by the studio and its artists, including selections of the work of Chuck Close, William Christenberry, François-Marie Banier, Jim Dine, Adam Fuss, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Robert Longo, Robert Rauschenberg, Jack Pierson, Victor Schrager, Donald Sultan and William Wegman.


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Nikon D1X Digital SLR CheatSheet

Nikon D1X Digital SLR CheatSheet Lowest new price: $10.95
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Author: Bert Sirkin

PLEASE NOTE, due to the volume of information on these CheatSheets, the font size is small. Handy, laminated, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds.

Custom Digital Photography for Dummies

Custom Digital Photography for Dummies Lowest new price: $7.00
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Author: Julie Adair King
Brand: Brand: John Wiley n Sons

Your fun and easy guide to the world of digital photography

Digital cameras just keep getting better. But where do you begin? In this friendly guide, Julie Adair King delivers just what you need. She tells you how to select the right equipment. She reveals secrets of great digital picture-taking. And she shows you how to use photo-editing software to enhance any digital photo.


  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humour and fun

Discover how to:

  • Compose your images for maximum impact
  • Capture action and panoramic shots
  • Avoid grainy images
  • Transfer images to your computre
  • Process your digital images
  • Look after your camera

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If you're comfortable with the concept of photography but find the digital part a stumbling block, Digital Photography for Dummies will get you over the hump.

Author Julie Adair King, a photographer and graphics-software specialist, deftly explains such concepts as resolution, f-stop, and compression. She is also refreshingly upfront about the differences between film-based and digital photography, spelling out the latter's shortcomings early on. Her advice on all aspects of the field is well thought out and simple without being condescending. She informs readers, for example, that you needn't use high-pixel resolutions simply for placing images on a Web page. Such tips will come as a relief to fledgling photographers on a budget, or novices who may have thought they had to use the highest-quality settings at all times.

Aside from the technical concerns of working with the camera and computer, King also gives sound tips on composition and lighting. And since retouching is one of the principal benefits of digital photography, she spends a fair amount of time discussing photo-editing software. And while most of the examples are in black and white, the most important examples, gratefully, are included in a 16-page color plate section in the middle of the book.

For those of you considering jumping into the world of digital photography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better guide to getting started than Digital Photography for Dummies. --John Frederick Moore


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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography (2nd Edition)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography (2nd Edition) Lowest new price: $72.92
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Author: Steven Greenberg

Sending the newborn's pictures to Grandma? Posting an image of that Corvair you've been trying to sell for 10 years now? Found your true love over the Internet and realize it's time you see each other's faces? Keep looking through those rose-colored lenses by picking up The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography.

The subjects of photography and computers have tremendous breadth and depth. Understanding either one can be a challenge, especially if you're a beginner. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Digital Photography does an excellent job of breaking the ice as it introduces readers to photography, computers, and digital cameras.

The book really does start at the beginning, with a short history of the camera and photography, plus the basics of composition. But it progresses quickly into an overview of today's digital tools. Instead of bogging down the reader in myriad details about camera models, computer software and hardware, and other minutiae, the book gives an overview of the available technologies, describing which system or format is best for different kinds of tasks. This is a good thing--hardware and software evolve rapidly, and some of the details mentioned in the book as "up and coming" are now standard. (See the sections on camera resolution for examples.)

After a look at how the gear works, the text dives into a lesson on photography basics (composition, lighting, shutter speeds, and lens focal lengths) and the details specific to digital photography (image resolution, monitor and printer calibration, and compression). The companion CD-ROM includes a demo version of Adobe PhotoDeluxe, and chapter 13, "Improving Your Images," goes into detail on using this image-editing application to improve the pictures you've already shot.

What good is instant digital photography if you can't instantly share your work on the Web? Chapter 22 addresses this specific issue, covering the basics of building a Web site (nothing fancy) and how to compress and upload your favorite pictures for everyone to see.

No particular platform is favored in this book--the contents of the CD-ROM are compatible with both Macs and PCs. Overall, this book succeeds at teaching the principles and basics of how digital photography works, and how to set up for it. Practical, useful, and enlightening, this is a good first step on a complex road. --Mike Caputo

Introducing Maya 2009

Introducing Maya 2009 Lowest new price: $8.37
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Author: Dariush Derakhshani

If you’re new to Maya, the industry-leading 3D animation and effects software, Introducing Maya includes step-by-step tutorials and easy-to-follow explanations to teach you the basics and nuances of this complex software. Whether you’re a student or a hobbyist, you can learn all about the Maya interface and the fundamentals of modeling, texturing, animating and visual effects with realistic examples. If you’re new to 3D animation or transitioning from another 3D application, this book will provide you with the tools you need to become proficient at Maya.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

For Instructors: Teaching supplements are available for this title.

Make: Technology on Your Time, Vol. 2

Make: Technology on Your Time, Vol. 2 Lowest new price: $9.52
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Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Brand: Brand: O'Reilly Media

If you like to tweak, disassemble, re-create, and invent cool new uses for technology, you'll love MAKE our new quarterly publication for the inquisitive do-it-yourselfer.

Every issue is packed with projects to help you make the most of all the technology in your life. Everything from home entertainment systems, to laptops, to a host of PDAs is fair game. If there's a way to hack it, tweak it, bend it, or remix it, you will find out about it in MAKE.

This isn't another gadget magazine. MAKE focuses on cool things you can do to make technology work the way you want it to. The publication is inspired by our bestselling Hacks series books but with a twist. MAKE is a mook (rhymes with book). We've combined the excitement, unexpectedness, and visual appeal of a magazine with the permanence and in-depth instructiveness of a how-to book.

Whether you're a geek or hacker who delights in creating new uses for technology, or a Saturday afternoon tinkerer who loves to get his hands dirty, you'll keep every issue of MAKE on your bookshelf for years to come. This second issue, available in June 2005, includes 224 pages packed with tips and tricks, including:

  • How to build an HDTV recorder and beat the Broadcast Flag
  • Podcasting 101
  • How to ransform abandoned toys into environmental avengers
  • R2-D1Y extreme bot builders at home
  • The Atari2600 PC Project
  • How to build a light-seeking robot from an old mouse
  • A Maker Profile on Natalie Jeremijenko and lots more!
Every quarter, MAKE will contain a unique set of innovative ideas and creations for a variety of new technologies, including mobile devices, in-car computers, web services, digital media, wireless and home networking, and computer hardware.


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Canon EOS 20D - Tutorial QuickPro Camera Guides (DVD)

Canon EOS 20D - Tutorial QuickPro Camera Guides (DVD) Lowest new price: $20.95
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Author: QuickPro

One hour long tutorial DVD for the Canon 20D (play in your CD-ROM or any DVD player). Comprehensive Training , including all Features and Options Menu Based for easy Navigation and Reference Emmy Award winning Host - Todd Hansen Hundreds of stunning photographs - including Expert and Analysis.

Least Squares Orthogonal Distance Fitting of Curves and Surfaces in Space (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

Least Squares Orthogonal Distance Fitting of Curves and Surfaces in Space (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) Lowest new price: $75.90
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Author: Sung Joon Ahn

Due to the continuing progress of sensor technology, the availability of 3-D cameras is already foreseeable. These cameras are capable of generating a large set of measurement points within a very short time. There are a variety of 3-D camera applications in the fields of robotics, rapid product development and digital factories. In order to not only visualize the point cloud but also to recognize 3-D object models from the point cloud and then further process them in CAD systems, efficient and stable algorithms for 3-D information processing are required. For the automatic segmentation and recognition of such geometric primitives as plane, sphere, cylinder, cone and torus in a 3-D point cloud, efficient software has recently been developed at the Fraunhofer IPA by Sung Joon Ahn. This book describes in detail the complete set of ‘best-fit’ algorithms for general curves and surfaces in space which are employed in the Fraunhofer software.

iPhoto 08 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide

iPhoto 08 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide Lowest new price: $2.95
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Author: Adam Engst

Visual QuickStart Guide —the quick and easy way to learn!

With iPhoto '08 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the applications, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual guide uses step-by-step instructions and hundreds of full-color screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users how to make the most out of their digital photos with iPhoto '08. Perfect for anyone who needs to learn the program inside out, this guide covers everything from importing, tagging, editing, and perfecting images to creating slideshows and photo albums to easy online Web publishing. Readers will learn about everything new in iPhoto '08, including automatically organizing photos by event; new editing tools that allow the user to paste a set of adjustments from one photo into another; creating new hardcover photo books, large-font calendars, and more; sharing photos via the .Mac Web Gallery; printing high-quality, frame-worthy photos with colored textures, borders, and mattes; and much more.

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