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    Mastering the Nikon D750

    Mastering the Nikon D750 Lowest new price: $24.09
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    Author: Darrell Young
    Brand: Young Darrell

    Mastering the Nikon D750 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D750 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

    This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

    Darrell's friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique.


    • Mastering the Nikon D750

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    Charles Bargue: Drawing Course

    Charles Bargue: Drawing Course Lowest new price: $48.11
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    Author: Gerald Ackerman
    Brand: Brand: Acr Edition (Acc)

    The Bargue-Gérôme Drawing Course is a complete reprint of a famous, late nineteenth century drawing course.


    • Used Book in Good Condition

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    Harry Gruyaert: East/West

    Harry Gruyaert: East/West Lowest new price: $40.41
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    Author: Harry Gruyaert

    A two- volume publication, one volume featuring Harry Gruyaert’s photographs of Los Angeles and Las Vegas in 1981, the other his photographs taken in Moscow in 1989

    At a time when the world was politically divided into East and West, Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert’s quest for light and sensuality led him to capture the colors of two very different worlds: the vibrant glitziness of Las Vegas and Los Angeles in 1981, and the austere restraint of Moscow in 1989 just before the fall of the Soviet Union. The resulting photographs form a striking record of a remarkable era.

    Including an essay by writer, curator, and artist David Campany, this two-volume publication reproduces almost 100 photographs from the series, nearly seventy of which are being published for the very first time. With each volume presented in a half slipcase, Harry Gruyaert: East/West offers an in-depth look at one of the world’s foremost photographers in two unique and contrasting locations, at a historically critical moment.

    96 photographs

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    Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

    Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice Lowest new price: $21.65
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    Author: Mitchell Albala
    Brand: Mitchell Albala

    Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity, and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light.  Concise, practical, and inspirational, Landscape Painting focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist, such as: •  Simplification and Massing: Learn to reduce nature's complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form's basic masses and shapes.•  Color and Light: Explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light.•  Selection and Composition: Learn to select wisely from nature's vast panorama. Albala shows you the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in Landscape Painting—based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice—are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs, and diagrams. Illustrations draw from the work of more than 40 contemporary artists and such masters of landscape painting as John Constable, Sanford Gifford, and Claude Monet.  Based on Albala's 25 years of experience and the proven methods taught at his successful plein air workshops, this in-depth guide to all aspects of landscape painting is a must-have for anyone getting started in the genre, as well as more experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills or learn new perspectives.


    • Hardcover
    • 2009, first edition
    • 192 pages
    • 200 full-color and 30 b&w photographs

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    Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet

    Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet Lowest new price: $17.19
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    Author: Joann Eckstut
    Brand: Arielle Eckstut

    In this beautiful and thorough investigation, The Secret Language of Color celebrates and illuminates the countless ways in which color colors our world.

    Why is the sky blue, the grass green, a rose red? Most of us have no idea how to answer these questions, nor are we aware that color pervades nearly all aspects of life, from the subatomic realm and the natural world to human culture and psychology.

    Organized into chapters that begin with a fascinating explanation of the physics and chemistry of color, The Secret Language of Color travels from outer space to Earth, from plants to animals to humans. In these chapters we learn about how and why we see color, the nature of rainbows, animals with color vision far superior and far inferior to our own, how our language influences the colors we see, and much more. Between these chapters, authors Joann Eckstut and Ariele Eckstut turn their attention to the individual hues of the visible spectrum?red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet?presenting each in fascinating, in-depth detail.

    Including hundreds of stunning photographs and dozens of informative, often entertaining graphics, every page is a breathtaking demonstration of color and its role in the world around us. Whether  you see red, are a shrinking violet, or talk a blue streak, this is the perfect book for anyone interested in the history, science, culture, and beatuty of color in the natural and man-made world.


    • The Secret Language of Color

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    Nikon D3300 For Dummies (For Dummies Series)

    Nikon D3300 For Dummies (For Dummies Series) Lowest new price: $17.51
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    Author: Julie Adair King
    Brand: imusti

    Take your best shot with your new Nikon D3300

    Congratulations on your new Nikon D3300 DSLR! You probably want to get shooting right away, but first you need to know some basics about the controls and functions. Nikon D3300 For Dummies is your ultimate guide to your new camera, packed with everything you need to know to start taking beautiful photographs right out of the gate. Author Julie Adair King draws on a decade of experience in photography instruction, specifically Nikon and Canon, to walk you through the basics and get you started off on the right foot.

    Your new Nikon D3300 offers full control over exposure settings, but it also includes pre-sets and auto mode options for beginners. Nikon D3300 For Dummies guides you through the specifics of each setting, and teaches you how to determine what controls work best in a given situation. Written specifically for the Nikon D3300, the book discusses only the controls and capabilities available on your model, and shows you where to find them and how to use them. Topics include:

    • Shooting in auto mode, playback options, and basic troubleshooting
    • Working with light, focus, and color, and conquering video mode
    • Picture organization, including file transfer and sharing
    • Tips on photo editing and select features

    This full-color book includes a variety of photos that demonstrate the effects of different settings, allowing you to develop an eye for matching controls to situations. If you want to get the most out of your new DSLR, Nikon D3300 For Dummies is the best, most complete guide on the market.


    • For Dummies

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    Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

    Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living Lowest new price: $19.04
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    Author: Todd McLellan
    Brand: Mclellan Todd

    Inspiring and unique photographs capture mechanical and electronic objects of past and present in a dismantled, meticulously arranged form

    Welcome to Todd McLellan’s unique photographic vision of the material world: fifty design classics―arranged first by size and then by intricacy―are beautifully displayed, piece by piece, exploding in midair and dissected in real-time, frame-by-frame video stills.

    This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world’s most iconic designs. From SLR camera to mantel clock to espresso machine, from iPad to bicycle to grand piano, every single component of each object is revealed. These disassembled objects show that even the most intricate of modern technologies can be broken down and understood, while beautifully illustrating the quality and elegance of older designs. Stunning photography is interspersed with essays by notable figures from the worlds of restoration, DIY, and design innovation who discuss historical examples of teardowns, disassembly, and reverse-engineering.

    Each photograph is itself a work of art and offers a reinterpretation of our familiar world. They connect people with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works and will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the material world.
    181 color illustrations


    • Things Come Apart

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    Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

    Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting Lowest new price: $32.13
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    Author: Fil Hunter
    Brand: Hunter Fil

    Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results. This key skill has the power to dramatically and quickly improve photographs.

    Light Science and Magic provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples and instructions for practical application. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of varying levels. It provides invaluable information on how to light the most difficult subjects, such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and portraits.

    This new edition includes:

    • All new chapter titled "Setting Up Your New Studio"
    • A re-vamped and expanded chapter 8 now titled "Making Portraits"
    • New appendix of reliable photo gear sources
    • Over 100 new photographs and informational sidebars
    • Updated information about advances in flash equipment, LED panels and fluorescent lights

    Styles of lighting continue to change, but the nature of light will always remain the same. Once photographers understand the basic physics of lighting, they can apply that knowledge to a broad range of photographic styles.


    • Light Science Magic An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

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    How Do I Do That in Photoshop?: The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!

    How Do I Do That in Photoshop?: The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now! Lowest new price: $14.25
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    Author: Scott Kelby
    Brand: Kelby Scott

    Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling photography technique books author, is here with an entirely new concept in Photoshop books―one that’s designed from the ground up to get you straight to whatever it is you need to do in Photoshop right now, get your answer fast, and get you back to editing your images in Photoshop.

    Thanks to Adobe’s incredibly popular Creative Cloud Photography plan, which includes Photoshop and Lightroom, photographers are extending the depth and power of Lightroom by jumping over to Photoshop to do all those things Lightroom just can’t do (or Lightroom can do, but in Photoshop, it’s faster and easier, or the results are just better). Because Photoshop has so much power and depth, sometimes the things you need are…well…kinda hidden or not really obvious. There will be a lot of times when you need to get something done in Photoshop, and you know Photoshop can do it (because Photoshop can do just about anything), but you have no idea where Adobe hid that feature, or what the “secret handshake” is to do that thing you need now so you can get back to working on your images. That’s why this book was created: to quickly get you to the technique, the shortcut, the setting, or exactly the right thing you need to do right now.

    Here’s how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found (Layers, Printing, Fixing Problems, Special Effects, etc.), find the thing you need to do (it’s easy, each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to editing your images fast.

    This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you’re never “stuck” in Photoshop again. This will be your “go to” book that sits within reach any time you’re working in Photoshop, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.


      Chapter 1: How to Get Around Like a Pro
      Chapter 2: How to Use Photoshop’s Tools
      Chapter 3: How to Use Camera Raw Like a Boss
      Chapter 4: How to Use Camera Raw’s Adjustment Brush
      Chapter 5: How to Crop, Resize & Stuff Like That
      Chapter 6: How to Work with Layers
      Chapter 7: How to Adjust Your Images
      Chapter 8: How to Fix Problems
      Chapter 9: How to Make Beautiful Prints
      Chapter 10: How to Edit Video
      Chapter 11: How to Do the Most Popular Special Effects
      Chapter 12: How to Sharpen Your Images
      Chapter 13: Other Stuff You’ll Want to Know


    • How Do I Do That in Photoshop The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do Right Now

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    Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors (Volume 3)

    Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors (Volume 3) Lowest new price: $35.00
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    Author: Blain Brown
    Brand: imusti

     The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians.

    Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown.

    Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject.

    The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics.

    Topics Include:

    • Visual language
    • Visual storytelling
    • Continuity and coverage
    • Cameras and digital sensors
    • Exposure techniques for film and video
    • Color in-depth
    • Understanding digital images
    • Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts
    • Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video
    • Image control and grading on the set
    • The tools and basics of film lighting
    • ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods
    • Optics and focus
    • Camera movement
    • Set operations
    • Green screen, high speed and other topics


    • Focal Press

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