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  • DPHO
    Tom Ang
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    With clear tutorials, practical assignments and step-by-step projects to help you along the way, Tom Ang's Digital Photography Masterclass will help you learn how to take photos like a professional.

    Fully updated to include all the latest equipment and software, the guide shows you how to master the complexities of lighting, composition and timing and also offers advice on how to enhance pictures with image manipulation techniques.

    From sports to portrait photography, the book shows you how to take the perfect picture in a variety of different settings and ways!
  • LHBB
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    A beautiful gift book published in association with the Landmark Trust, this book celebrates the Trust's greatest achievements in saving important pieces of British architecture and heritage.

    With beautiful photography throughout, the book places the buildings in the order in which they were built. From the unusual and utilitarian to the enchanting and spectacular, each building offers a glimpse into our past history.

    Stretching all the way back to 1250, this hardback features 50 buildings that were rescued from oblivion and among the highlights are a 15th century inn in Suffolk, an Elizabethan hospital in Yorkshire and a lighthouse on Lundy. The way the Trust saved them is also covered, making this not only a celebration of British history and architecture but also of the phenomenal work the Landmark Trust puts in.
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    Mark Brindle
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    From the basics of capturing footage and planning a shoot to the more advanced aspects of editing and post-production, Mark Brindle's The Digital Filmmaking Handbook will help would-be film-makers find out everything they need to know about making their very own digital film.

    Step-by-step instructions on the technical aspects of filming with both HD and DSLR cameras are also included, as well as tips on the creative aspects including effects, making a storyboard and creating and lighting a set.
    Tom Ang
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    This title helps to master 10 genres of photography, with 20 top international photographers. Completely unique in its broad appeal, scope, and stunning photography; this will appeal to anyone interested in photography, whether beginner or advanced. Behind-the-scenes features introduce the work of 20 top international photographers, showing in step-by-step detail how an idea progresses from concept stage to final image. Based around tutorials on 10 different genres, covering both technical and creative aspects of photography, Tom Ang takes you through assignments, image analysis, and critiques to work on and follow.
    Chris Bradlery
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    To mark the 40th anniversary of Insight Guides, the leading publisher of visual travel guides, we are publishing our very own Insight Guide to Travel Photography. This practical and informative guide will appeal to keen amateurs as well as complete beginners and covers everything from the history of travel photography to digital processing and the sharing and selling of your own images.

    The guide features expert advice on how to capture stunning photographs whatever the time of day or year, helped by our destination calendar which conveniently highlights when places are at their most photogenic. Illustrated sections explore all aspects of technique from lighting and composition to camera settings, exposure and lenses.

    'The Journey' section explores every kind of travel photography, including Setting Out, Landscapes, Elements and Skyscapes, The Built Environment, People, Wildlife, Details and Close-ups, Transport and Active Pursuits. A section offering tips on how to establish a rapport with people and photograph them successfully and respectfully in their environment in order to gain a greater insight into their world is entirely unique to this guide.

    Authoritative feature essays focus on areas such as 'Capturing the Soul', 'The Family of Man' and 'Flash Photography'. The handy 'At Home' section provides invaluable advice for preparing for your trip, including what to take and planning the journey, local customs, insurance and protecting your camera. There are also plenty of tips for processing, including how to download safely and getting the most from your images. A full and extensive glossary also details technical jargon, for anything you may need to know.

    This inspirational and practical guide is of a portable size making it a useful on-the-spot handbook, yet comprehensive enough to be a wonderful reference guide at home.
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    Helping you get the most from your digital camera If you're new to photography, then "The Beginner's Photography Guide" is perfect for you. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book simply explains all the key digital camera function and settings then shows you how to use them to create outstanding images. Step-by-step photographs break down digital camera techniques such as focusing on a moving object and creating background blur by telling you exactly what you need to do to get the most out of your camera. Icon panels provide an at-a-glance overview of equipment and settings required with straightforward captions to guide you. With "The Beginner's Photography Guide" in hand, you'll be confident enough to break your digital camera out of its box and start snapping.
    Vivian Maier
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    A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers.

    Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide?from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries?and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America?s post-war golden age.

    It wasn?t until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier?s negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work.
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    Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs is for this new wave of DSLR dabblers and amateur snapshooters. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses, and the art of seeing. Masterpieces by acclaimed photographers including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado, Fay Godwin, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama and Martin Parr serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Todays aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This handbook meets their needs, teaching them how to take photographs using professional techniques.
    Don McCullin
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    Don McCullin is one of the greatest photographers of conflict in our time. This book was conceived on a grand scale that does justice to his extraordinary life and the events he has witnessed. It forms one of the great documents of the latter part of the last century. The book begins and ends in the Somerset landscape that surrounds McCullin's home, but the whole sequence of more than two hundred photographs encompasses a ravaged northern England, war in Cyprus, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, Beirut and riots in Derry. The climax of the book is among the cannibals and tribespeople deep in the jungles of Irian Jaya, where McCullin focuses on humanity in an almost Stone Age condition. The introduction by Harold Evans, the acclaimed newspaper editor and authority on photojournalism, is drawn from his long experience of working with McCullin. The distinguished novelist and essayist, Susan Sontag, has contributed an essay on McCullin and the role of witness to conflict - a subject of timely pertinence.
    Bryan Peterson
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    Amphoto's bestselling title of all time, now updated to reflect the quickly changing world of digital photography. Understanding Exposure has demystified the often-complex concepts of exposure for hundreds of thousands of amateur photographers. Now refreshed with current technologies and terms and an all-new chapter, Bryan Peterson continues in "bringing exposure to the masses," teaching today's amateur photographers how to free themselves from "auto" to take the images they truly want.
    Steve McCurry
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    In 1985, Steve McCurry photographed an Afghan girl for the National Geographic. The intensity of the subject's eyes and her compelling gaze made this one of the most widely and consistently celebrated portraits in the history of contemporary photography. This image accompanies the other remarkable faces he has encountered whilst travelling throughout the world, collected together in an engaging and moving series of unique street portraits: unposed, unstylized images of people that reveal the true universality of the depths of human emotion. This fresh new edition, expanded to feature more photographs than before, including some never-before published, creates an up-to-date and unrivalled collection of McCurry's portraiture. Critically acclaimed and recognized internationally for his classic reportage, over the last thirty years he has worked on numerous assignments, travelling extensively throughout the Middle and Far East. A regular contributor to many international journals, McCurry is a member of Magnum Photos and a recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal and an unprecedented four World Press Photo first prizes in a single year; many of McCurry's images have since become modern icons. He is most famous for his evocative color photography, which has captured stories of human experience that, in the finest documentary tradition, transcend boundaries of language and culture.
    Brenda Tharp
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    "Extraordinary Everyday Photography" will help you search beyond the surface to find the unexpected wherever you are. Authors Brenda Tharp and Jed Manwaring encourage amateur photographers to slow down, open their eyes, and respond to what they see to create compelling images that aren't overworked. Through accessible discussions and exercises, readers learn to use composition, available light, color, and point of view to create stunning photographs in any environment. Inspiring photo examples from the authors, taken with DSLRs, compact digital cameras, and even iPhones, show that it is the photographer's eye and creative vision - not the gear - that make a great image.
    Graeme Harris
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    A practical, affordable and accessible home photography tutor. This inspiring project-based course book covers everything from basic composition to the latest digital darkroom techniques. Learn at your own pace as this practical, comprehensive course helps you develop your key photographic techniques. Contents include: step-by-step projects on exposure, aperture, lenses, light, filters, colour, black and white and image enhancement; plus professional secrets and stunning shots from around the world. The fully interactive and project-based approach of Collins Complete Photography Course will help you to raise both your camera confidence and your level of photography.
    Peter Essick
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    In this exquisitely photographed and affordable keepsake book, esteemed National Geographic photographer Peter Essick pays tribute to Ansel Adams and the craggy California Sierra Nevada wilderness area named in his honour. Like Adams, Essick aims to instil respect for the awesome yet fragile beauty of the High Sierras. The stunning images in this book reinterpret this powerful landscape through the modern lens of digital photography. Interspersed with illuminating words from prominent naturalists and conservationists, these photographs offer a new view of one of the country's most timeless and striking national parks. Elegant and evocative, this modern tribute to one of photography's greatest masters will be treasured by camera buffs and nature lovers alike.
    Ross Hoddinott
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    This is a 'workshop in a book' to follow at your own pace, from UK authors Ben Hall and Ross Hoddinott, two of the UK's leading natural-history photographers. It is suitable for any level of expertise plus reader assignments to promote practical learning. It includes answers to frequently asked questions. Wow your friends and relatives with awe-inspiring landscape shots with this workshop within a book. Two of the UK's leading landscape photographers come together to share their wealth of experience and teaching skills in this new title. "The Landscape Photography Workshop" aims to take the reader from the very basics of equipment and exposure through to advanced techniques. Landscape essentials, such as composition and filtration, are covered in depth and explained in a precise yet easy-to-understand manner. This book also has chapters dedicated to post-processing and printing, enabling the reader to go successfully from camera to print, plus a number of practical assignments to encourage development.
    Steve McCurry
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    American photographer Steve McCurry (b.1950) is universally recognized as one of today's finest image-makers and has won many of photography's top awards. This special limited-edition monograph brings together the most memorable and beautiful of his images, taken around the world over the last 30 years. McCurry's ability to cross boundaries of language and culture to capture fleeting moments of human experience is unique. With his discerning eye for form and colour, shape and symmetry, he offers us windows into other worlds. Seen at the large scale of this new book, McCurry's images are particularly powerful: reproduced at slightly larger than life size, his portraits have an extraordinary immediacy and impact, while even the smallest details of his spectacular landscapes are clearly visible on the page. Portraits of children, pilgrims and farmers are presented alongside views of ancient temples, busy city streets, dramatic mountain landscapes and quiet scenes of daily life - people are seen fishing, playing, working and praying. The images are presented in an uninterrupted sequence for maximum impact, and all the photographs are shown at either full-page size or as double-page spreads. The back of the book contains extended picture captions accompanied by colour thumbnail images for quick identification.
    Bob Weil
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    Always on, always at hand, and inconspicuously deployed-today's smartphones empower us to record the world in ever newer and more personal ways. Leveraging the photo-editing applications found on the iPhone, professional and amateur photographers alike are able to create not only editorial imagery, but also creative art. The Art of iPhone Photography explores how a diverse selection of today's most creative iPhonegraphers conceived, composed, refined, and edited some of their finest and best-known pieces-all in their own words. Their vision, their creative decisions, and their techniques are presented in a way that allows intermediate to advanced iPhoneographers to immediately apply what they learn and take their own photographic art to the next level. "Nicki Fitz-Gerald and Bob Weil, at iPhoneographyCentral.com, have built a community dedicated to the burgeoning collaboration between art and technology that is iPhoneography. Their site, and now this book, offer extensive, in-depth tutorials both for budding iPhoneographers looking to advance their craft, and professionals attempting to harness a new toolkit in service of their vision. What they bring to the table is their belief that 'revealing the man behind the curtain' does not diminish the teacher. Technique does not the artist make, but it does enable the newcomer to find his or her own voice. With thousands of apps available and more flooding the market daily, every new iPhoneographer wonders, What apps should I use? The answer to that question is so complex, with so many variables, that an illustrated tutorial such as this becomes an invaluable tool. There is really nothing like it. It does not offer the advice of a single artist or showcase images from a small artistic segment. Indeed, it offers up stories, knowledge, tips, and secrets from many of the key players in the formation of this movement, showcasing more than 40 artists and tutorials and 80 pages of iPhonic art."
    Frederic Chaubin
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    Photographer Frederic Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what could be considered as the fourth age of Soviet architecture. They reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to the twenties and thirties, no "school" or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Their diversity announces the end of Soviet Union. Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes of the widening net, architects revisited all the chronological periods and styles, going back to the roots or freely innovating. Some of the daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of (Druzhba sanatorium), others expressed their imagination in an expressionist way (Tbilisi wedding palace). A summer camp, inspired by sketches of a prototype lunar base, lays claim to its suprematist influence (Promethee). Then comes the speaking architecture widespread in the last years of the USSR: a crematorium adorned with concrete flames (Kiev crematorium), a technological institute with a flying saucer crashed on the roof (Kiev institute), a political center watching you like a Big Brother (Kaliningrad House of Soviet). This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of privacy and it also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before bringing the country to its end.
    Lynsey Addario
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    War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theatre of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a photographer when September 11th changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, when she is asked to return and cover the American invasion, she makes a decision - not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself. Addario travels with purpose and bravery, photographing the Afghan people before and after the Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misunderstood insurgents of the Iraq War, as well as the burned villages and countless dead in Darfur. She exposes a culture of violence against women in the Congo and tells the riveting story of her headline-making kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. As a woman photojournalist Addario is determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers. She fights her way into a boys' club of a profession; and once there, rather than choose between her personal life and her career, Addario learns to strike a necessary balance. Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Addario understands she is documenting not only news but also the fate of society. It's What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines; it bears witness to the human cost of war.
    Dominick Tyler
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    This book offers an enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape: photographs and stories which take the reader from the waterlogged fens to the white sands of the Western Isles. 'Out...over the hill and then down the dip and through some lumpy bits.' This was how Dominick Tyler used to describe the places he roamed during his childhood in rural Cornwall. Vague generalities were good enough then, but later he felt a more precise, more detailed language must exist, precisely because he needed it to do what people must have needed it to do for millennia: give directions, tell a story or find a place. And so he began collecting words for landscape features, words like jackstraw, zawn, clitter and cowbelly, shivver and swag, tolmen and tor. Words that are as varied, rich and poetic as the landscapes they describe. Many of these words for our landscape are falling into obscurity, some endure only by haunting place-names and old maps. Here Dominick Tyler gathers them into an enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape. On facing pages are photographs and stories touching on geology, literature, topography, folklore and a time when our ancestors read the lines on the land as fluently as text. Taking us from the waterlogged fens to the whitesands of the Western Isles, this full-colour book is a rare delight.
    Terry Richardson
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    This first full-career monograph, featuring two decades of iconic fashion and celebrity editorial photographs, reveals the enormous influence and impact that Richardson has made on contemporary style, culture, and photography. Since Terry Richardson first rose to prominence in the 1990s, he has shocked and intrigued the world with his singular view and signature style of bold lighting, hypersexualized styling, and striking, off-kilter glamour. From glossy, high-end fashion photographs to raw in-studio portraits, Richardson's work has had an unmistakable impact on contemporary visual culture. This much-anticipated monograph is the first to cover Richardson's complete career to date. It chronicles more than twenty years of photographs, advertising campaigns, and editorial work, revealing the evolution of Richardson's style, an unexpected mix of glamour and rawness. This two-volume set, which is separated into Richardson's fashion photography and celebrity portraiture, features more than 600 photographs and includes early, rarely seen magazine work from now-defunct publications; iconic and influential work for magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, The Face, i-D, Vice, and Interview; advertising work for brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe, and A.P.C.; and very intimate studio portraits. This compilation is an intriguing look at the mark Richardson's work has made on fashion, photography, and pop culture, and it captures his edgy, provocative style in a book that is as unusual and unforgettable as the photographer himself.
    Christian Voigt
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    The subjects Christian Voigt photographs are incredibly diverse: a tattoo studio in Buenos Aires is at home in his repertoire next to New York's Morgan Library, while an enchanting landscape in Myanmar is juxtaposed with the clean lines of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. He uses analog and digital large-format cameras to create the desired effect of a greatly condensed image. And although the result generally gets a digital fine-tuning, Voigt stresses that he develops his unique visual language with his camera, not a computer. Intense artificial colour and imposing formats, such as his museum series with images that are eight meters wide, make viewers gape in awe and wonder. Voigt travels the world searching for interesting stories, which he then retells for us most impressively in his series of photographs.
    Mauricio Padilha
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    The first monograph on notorious photographer Chris von Wangenheim, whose shocking work epitomized the glamour and excess of the 1970s and reflected the fashionable underworld living life on the edge. Between the years 1968 and 1981, photographer Chris von Wangenheim shocked the world with a body of work that explored sex, violence, and danger in the realm of high fashion. Von Wangenheim's dark photographs were emblematic of the time-an era that encompassed Deep Throat, the sexual revolution, punk, and porn-and continually challenged the viewers' taste by its stylized depictions of suggestive (and often harrowing) narratives. His images appeared in every top fashion publication-including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and Interview-and he produced unforgettable campaigns for Dior and Valentino until he died in a car accident at age 39. This book, the first monograph on von Wangenheim's career, contains over two hundred provocative and iconic images from this tumultuous era, including never-before-seen outtakes from memorable shoots with such supermodels as Christie Brinkley, Lisa Taylor, and the late Gia Carangi. Drawing on interviews with models, editors, art directors, and photographers who were influenced by him, the Padilhas revive von Wangenheim's explosive depictions of the glamour and excess of the 1970s for a contemporary audience and reveal how his work continues to inform fashion imagery today.
    John T. Hill
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    The name Walker Evans conjures images of the American everyman. Whether it's his iconic contributions to James Agee's depression-era classic book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, his architectural explorations of antebellum plantations, or his subway series, taken with a camera hidden in his coat, Evans's accessible and eloquent photographs speak to us all. This comprehensive book traces the entire arc of Evans's remarkable career, from the 1930's to the 1970's. The illustrations in the book range from his earliest images taken with a vest pocket camera, to his final photos using the then new SX-70 because his regular equipment became too heavy to carry around. The book includes commentary from three of Evans's longtime friends, photographers Alan Trachtenberg, Jerry Thompson and John T. Hill. Their insight and first-hand experience give depth to their critical writings on Evans's work. In addition to offering a broad perspective on Evans' work, the book also clarifies the photographer's "anti-art" philosophy. Eschewing aesthetic hyperbole, Evans wanted his pictures to resonate with a wide audience. At the same time, his natural curiosity made him one of the most inventive photographers of all time. What these photographs and writings attest to is a huge and timeless talent, which came not from a camera, but from Evans's uniquely hungry eye.