Close-Up & Macro Photography is a essential guide to a fascinating technique, beginning with an explanation of the difference between close-up and macro work. Aimed at the novice or more experienced amateur, the book describes the equipment for capturing true macro images, the 'macro' mode on standard DSLRs and the use of zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses and dedicated macro lenses, among others. The theory of exposure and metering, light, colour and flash is explained and there's practical advice on composition and focusing. Project ideas include success with flower photography, capturing the textures of materials such as bark and lichen, abstracts from everyday objects, photographing insects and studio work with food and jewellery. Information on post processing explains file formats, raw conversion software, adjustments to contrast, brightness and shadows, understanding levels and curves, white balance and saturation, with helpful tips on removing imperfections, cropping for impact and printing.
Author: Francisco Goya
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Considered Goya's most brilliant work, this collection combines corrosive satire and exquisite technique to depict 18th-century Spain as a nation of grotesque monsters sprung up in the absence of reason. 80 plates.
Author: Markus Varesvuo
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
Bird photographer extraordinaire Markus Varesvuo has picked his 100 favourite species, and in this sumptuous book they are illustrated using his stunning camerawork and shown as never seen before by readers. Markus has selected the very best images from the thousands he has taken over the decades, and in the accompanying text he explains why they are so special as well as the stories around them. Species covered range from the spectacular Golden Eagle that adorns the front cover through more familiar wildfowl and garden birds to eye-catching owls and exotic bee-eaters. Fascinating Birds showcases 150 amazing photographs of birds in the wild. The book is a celebration of birds that is sure to captivate any bird lover or wildlife photography enthusiast.
The Secret of Water
Author: Masaru Emoto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Dr. Masaru Emoto's stunning water-crystal photographs have enchanted millions of people in his many books. His groundbreaking work has shown that thoughts and words have a direct effect on water- crystal formation, and since our bodies are mostly water, our thoughts and words certainly affect not only ourselves but the world around us. In The Secret of Water, Dr. Emoto brings water's message of love, peace, and hope to the next generation in his first children's book. Entertaining and educational, this book offers an understanding of water that will encourage parents and children alike to value and give thanks to our most precious resource. In 2003 the United Nations proclaimed the years 2005 to 2015 as its International Water for Life Decade, which urges citizens of the world to take individual responsibility to learn all about water. In a time wrought with environmental catastrophes and natural disasters, The Secret of Water shows the necessity of protecting water and offers a message of hope and empowerment. Help us shift consciousness
In a unique collaboration between the British Trust for Ornithology, Nature Photographers Ltd and William Collins, this beautiful book accompanies a new photographic competition celebrating some of the best bird photography of the year. Bird Photographer of the Year celebrates the artistry of bird photography, and this large-format book will be lavishly illustrated to reflect this. A celebration of avian beauty and diversity, it is a tribute to both the dedication and passion of the photographers as well as a reflection of the quality of todayâe(tm)s modern digital imaging systems. The book will include the winning and short-listed images from the competition, showcasing some of the finest bird photography, with a foreword by BTO President and head judge, Chris Packham. A proportion of the profits from the book will go directly to the BTO to support their conservation work. The advent of digital technology has revolutionised photography in recent years, and the book will bring to life some of the most stunning bird photography currently on offer. It will feature a vast variety of photographs by hardened pros, keen amateurs and hobbyists alike, reflecting the huge diversity of bird enthusiasts and nature lovers which is so important in ensuring their conservation and survival.
The Arabic Novel
Author: Roger M. A. Allen
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
This edition includes new material on the Arabic novel up to 1993. It is a survey of the Arabic novel and its development from its beginnings in the 19th century until today. It traces the origin, early cultivation and the mature period after World War II of the Arabic novel.
Author: Markus Varesvuo
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
The vibrant and exciting world of birds is shown in all its glory in this new book from renowned Finnish wildlife photographer Markus Varesvuo, who has trekked to remote and beautiful locations to capture birds in their natural habitat going about their daily lives. Moments rarely caught by humans have been preserved on film and reproduced in glorious full-colour images. Birds: Magic Moments showcases 150 amazing photographs of birds in the wild. Each bird is identified with its common name and its Latin name, and a short description accompanies each photograph. This book is a celebration of birds in motion and a photographic study of movement that is sure to captivate any bird lover or wildlife photography enthusiast.
Madres e hijas
Author: Adriana Lestido
Author: Tatsuya Tanaka
Publisher: Nippan Ips
You can row a boat made of chili. You can enjoy picnic lunch under broccoli trees. You can hit the piano keys made of barcode. You can skate on a shiny rink, which is actually the surface of a CD. In this miniature world life looks as usual too - yet in a different perspective. Japanese photographer Tatsuya Tanaka started posting miniature images on a daily basis in 2011, calling it "Miniature Calendar." Since then more than 2,000 images has been updated on his website with the project named "Miniature Calendar," and now he has 570,000+ followers on Instagram and gets 90,000+ likes on Facebook. In this book you can find more than 200 works created by utilizing everyday objects, handmade tiny figures, and an immense amount of imagination. You will be amazed by the ideas with the things around you and reminded of the curiosity you used to have in childhood.
Author: Louise Baring
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
The only book on Dora Maar, known today for her long relationship with Picasso, to focus on her own critically acclaimed fine-art surrealist photography. This volume will appeal to lovers of Surrealism and anyone interested in 1930s Paris. An exquisite volume on the beautiful, talented and mysterious Dora Maar, showcasing her surrealist photography, her life with Picasso, and her friendships with Surrealist artists, evoking the atmosphere of 1930s Paris.
Author: Futura 2000
Futura has been bringing the visual language of hip-hop & the street to a worldwide audience for over three decades. Now he has produced his first book that is an extension of his work.
Author: Taimi Dudley