Author: Uwe Steinmueller, Juergen Gulbins
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Today's digital cameras continue to produce increasingly higher definition image data files, making high resolution, large-format output possible. As printing technology moves forward at an equally fast pace, the new inkjet printers are capable of printing with great precision at a very fine resolution, providing an amazing tonal range and significantly superior image permanence at a more affordable price. In the hands of knowledgeable photographers, these printers are able to produce prints that are comparable to the highest quality darkroom prints on fine art paper. The third edition of this best-selling book provides the necessary foundation for successful fine art printing: the understanding of color management, profiling, paper, and inks. It offers advice on selecting an appropriate printer for long-lasting fine art prints, demonstrates how to set up the printing workflow and select a suitable paper for your subject, and guides you step-by-step through the process of converting an image file to an outstanding fine art print. This new edition covers the most recent lines of high-end inkjet printers, photo papers, and devices for monitor and printer profiling. It also addresses the printing dialogs and some new features of Photoshop CS6.
Author: Edgar Degas, Norbert Wolf
Publisher: Prestel Pub
If Paris was the "bank, boulevard, and brothel" of Europe, then Degas was its most affectionate documentarian. He moved easily between the elegant sidewalks of the Champs-Elysees and the city's glamorous salons to its working class bars and seedy bordellos. As readers turn the pages of this collection they will feel as if they are looking into Degas' private sketchbook. The sketches in this book possess the quality of immediacy and simplicity that mark his best work, including drawings of women bathing and dressing or posing as studies for his finished portraits. These reproductions display the artist's bold composition and draftsmanship. Printed on high-quality stock, this volume has the look and feel of an artist's own sketchbook, making it the perfect keepsake for collectors of fine art, erotica, and fans of Degas in general.
Author: Sebastian Denz
Now available in a new format, this book features stunning 3D photographs that make skateboarding come to life. Put on the 3D glasses and immerse yourself in a hyper-real world of vibrating color, extreme tricks, and professional skateboarders. Featuring the European Carhartt skate team and inspired by virtual spaces, this award-winning volume brings the culture of skateboarding to life while exploring the thrilling possibilities of 3D photography. Skater and photographer Sebastian Denz spent three years travelling across Europe photographing some of the best skateboarders within its borders. Long before 3D became popular in current cinema, Denz used its effect to capture these striking images, including portraits of skateboarders as well as action shots in various locations from DIY spots to skate bowls situated in barns and backyards. Denz built his own large-format camera to take the 3D pictures in a never-before-seen quality and produced unique images which come to life in three dimensions and pay tribute to skateboarding culture.
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Tor Books
Dan Wells won instant acclaim for his three-novel debut about the adventures of John Wayne Cleaver, a heroic young man who is a potential serial killer. All who read the trilogy were struck by the distinctive and believable voice Wells created for John. Now he returns with another innovative thriller told in a very different, equally unique voice. A voice that comes to us from the realm of madness. Michael Shipman is paranoid schizophrenic; he suffers from hallucinations, delusions, and complex fantasies of persecution and horror. That's bad enough. But what can he do if some of the monsters he sees turn out to be real? Who can you trust if you can't even trust yourself? The Hollow City is a mesmerizing journey into madness, where the greatest enemy of all is your own mind. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: Lola Jaye
Publisher: Harper Collins
A poignant and provocative story of adoption, self-discovery, and the meaning of family, Being Lara by author Lola Jaye (By the Time You Read This) is an unforgettable tale of three women—British mother, Nigerian birth mother, and 30-year-old daughter—the choices they made, and the fragile bond they try to create across time and continents. Intelligent and touching, Being Lara is exquisite contemporary fiction with heart and soul that will resonate with readers of Cecilia Ahearn, Thrity Umrigar, and Shilpi Gowda.
Author: Christoph Bangert
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
'In my experience, the two most significant characteristics of war are horror and absurdity,' says Christoph Bangert, the German photojournalist who has been documenting crises for international publications such as the New York Times for ten years. Following on from his critically acclaimed book War Porn (Kehrer, 2014, also avaialble), Hello Camel continues to disrupt the west's understanding of what war looks like. Bangert's images oppose the cliched notion that modern war is dynamic and dramatic; they are calm and composed, but equally odd and alien.
Author: Martin Nicholas Kunz
Publisher: teNeues Digital Media GmbH
396 Seiten mit 700 fantastischen Fotografien Ein inspirierender und nützlicher Führer zu einzigartigen Urlaubszielen Einmal ganz raus aus dem Alltag? Das geht - wenn man nur weiß, wohin. Dieser atemberaubende Band stellt über 70 ungewöhnliche Refugien und Hotels vor, in denen man beim Murmeln des Windes oder beim Plätschern der Meereswellen einschlafen kann. Abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade genießen Sie als Gast die unberührten Wunder unseres Planeten, mit Stil und Komfort, versteht sich. Vom Urwald Costa Ricas bis hin zum urigen italienischen Bergdorf - dieser Band entführt die Leser aus dem sorgenvollen Alltag in einen unbeschwerten Urlaub.
Author: Haje Jan Kamps
Publisher: CRC Press
One of the most popular cameras on the market is called the "Digital Rebel," yet many photographers use it and its brethren following tired old rules from tired old photographers. This book aims to show new and intermediate photographers that they can move beyond the dogma and shoot more creatively. If you're just starting out with a camera, or are starting to think about switching away from "auto," this is the perfect book for you. Not only will you find within all the classical "rules"-useful basic knowledge that can sharpen anyone's eye for great photography-but you'll simultaneously be shown how you can push the boundaries that many teachers erroneously set, filling your memory card with exciting, different pictures every time. This book brings the aspirational photography seen by so many in books or on Flickr within reach of everyone.
Author: Adrian Schulz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it's more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work. But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in your digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than in a photographic image? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more. Author Adrian Schulz-both an architect and a photographer by training-uses real-world projects to teach you how to: Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out Choose the right equipment and use it effectively Compose architectural shots Work with ambient and artificial light Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer wanting to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring. This second edition has been extensively revised and includes 80 new images and illustrations, as well as an expanded chapter on shooting interior spaces. Also included is an updated discussion of post-processing techniques and the latest technical developments in the world of photography. With this book, you will learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.
Author: Marshall Govindan
Publisher: Kriya Yoga Publications
This book is addressed to serious Biblical students, Christians who are interested in comparing Eastern spiritual teachings with those of Christianity, and students of spiritual Yoga, otherwise known as Classical Yoga and Tantra, as well as students and practitioners of meditation and other spiritual disciplines. The discoveries of ancient manuscripts, and their analysis by independent critical scholars using scientific methods, provide much insight into the original teachings of Jesus. The sayings of Jesus, circulated orally during the first decades following his crucifixion are probably the most authentic source of his teachings that we have available today. These sayings are limited to a few dozen parables, aphorisms and sharp retorts, which were repeated in the oral tradition for two or three decades before they were eventually recorded by the anonymous writers of the Gospels. Remarkably, what Jesus taught through his parables and sayings exactly parallels the yogic teachings of the Yoga Siddhas. For those seeking to apply the wisdom of these sayings in their own life, the implications are clear. Seek not to know about God; instead, seek to know God through higher states of consciousness.
Author: Simon R. Green
Publisher: Quercus Books
No one likes a diva - particularly one who lures her fans to an early grave. In the concealed heart of London known as the Nightside, a place of everlasting darkness, private eye John Taylor has a new case: find elusive young songstress the Nightingale, and get some answers. The Nightingale has cut herself off from everyone close to her, having fallen under the influence of a merciless husband-and-wife management team. Where once she sang cheerful, upbeat tunes, now her songs are dreary and melancholic - so melancholic, in fact, that those who hear them are driven to suicide. Detective Taylor is determined to uncover the truth behind this powerful voice, before the whole of the Nightside falls under its deadly spell. But to do so, he must first hear it himself...
Author: Isabel Kuhl, Kristina Lowis, Sabine Thiel-Siling
Now available in a new edition, this introduction to fifty visionary architects traces the major aesthetic movements over the past six centuries and offers concise portraits of the geniuses behind them. Starting with the Renaissance, this accessible and lively survey takes readers around the world and through history, from Filippo Brunelleschi through Antoni Gaudí to Frank Gehry. Double-page spreads feature full-color illustrations, informative sidebars, and a timeline. A concise and accessible architectural history, this book is a fascinating look at the enormous variety of ways architects have helped define their eras.