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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook (Paperback)
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.
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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.
Digital Photography Masterclass (Hardback)
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.
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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!
How to Photograph Absolutely Everything (Paperback)
Whatever you want to photograph, discover how to get it right every time with the expert photographer and bestselling author Tom Ang. From still life to children's parties, make sure you're picture perfect with Tom Ang's guide to taking photographs, now in paperback. You can follow straightforward instructions to discover what equipment you'll need, the best approach for each subject and how to compose, light, frame and take great shots. The checklists give instant advice on getting results, while 'tricks of the trade' show you how to turn a good picture into a great one. Plus pick up valuable tips on everyday photography.
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Limited edition of 125,000 copies worldwide! For five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from the four corners of the earth. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society's trailblazing magazine has inspired millions of readers to explore and take an interest in the planet we inhabit. Now, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has given TASCHEN complete access to its archives to distill the journey of a lifetime into three prodigious volumes featuring photographs--many unpublished--almost as rich, deep, and colorful as the world itself. Our trans-continental trip starts in the Americas and Antarctica (Volume 1); we then cross the Atlantic to Europe and Africa (Volume 2); and finally sail the Indian Ocean to Asia and Oceania (Volume 3). From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, National Geographic invented the aesthetic of the photo essay, while pushing the technical boundaries of the medium. Readers will discover how the magazine evolved from presenting a romantic view of the world--subjects posed and smiling--to edgier stories reflecting political turmoil, social issues, and environmental threats. Of course, the journey would not be complete without prime examples of the magazine's revered groundbreaking underwater and wildlife photography, so we've included plenty of such treasures as well. This world class set is a cultural investment to be cherished, shared, and passed down to future generations.
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National Geographic the Covers (Hardback)
Positioned as a follow-up to the bestselling National Geographic 125 Years, National Geographic The Covers is the illustrated history of National Geographic's iconic, beloved, and ground-breaking covers, bringing together for the first time more than a century of images that have transformed our understanding of the world. NG The Covers is the definitive cover collection from the world's most beloved magazine. In the more than 125 years that the magazine has been publishing its famous yellow border, its cover stories have opened our eyes to a richly varied world and taken us to places we only dream of visiting: deep into the rainforest, miles below the surface of the ocean, and into the farthest reaches of the universe. Organised by decade, the covers chart our evolving understanding of the world, the unfolding of world political events, record amazing discoveries that would literally rewrite history, and the enduring beauty of our natural world. Captured by some of the most gifted and innovative photographers, these covers tell a fascinating story of the last 125 years, one in which we've seen air power advance from the Wright Brothers to the Space Age; Undersea exploration evolve from awkward submersibles to sleek subs that can seemingly effortlessly cruise to the ocean's deepest trench, our natural world evolve from a vast territory of exploitable resources to one needing our understanding and protection. The Covers provides a stirring portrait of a changing world, revealing the captivating stories behind unforgettable images; from the piercing green eyes of the Afghan girl to the haunted, hunted gorillas of the Congo's Virunga Crater. Featuring hundreds of iconic and beloved cover images, NG The Covers is a stunning celebration of the magazine and its enduring influence on our world.
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The Age of Innocence. Football in the 1970s (Hardback)
Game on. A photographic tribute to football's most beautiful era. It was Pele who coined the phrase "the beautiful game", and in the 1970s the game was at its most beautiful, free-flowing and entertaining. Football became truly international thanks to extraordinarily talented teams and charismatic players who became the first generation of football superstars, long before David Beckham stripped down to his underwear. This book tackles the global and cultural impact of the game, the memorable fashions, the girlfriends, the cars, the politics, the fans, the hooligans, the passion, the thrills and, of course, the sideburns. It's a joint celebration of the world's most popular sport and the sizzling 70s - including the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, the first football championship televised in colour, and won by the legendary Brazilian side led by Pele; the 1974 World Cup, dominated by the intense rivalry between the powerful West German side and the "Total Football" of the Dutch team; the 1978 World Cup, hosted and won by Argentina; and the extraordinary club sides such as Ajax, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and the New York Cosmos. The Age of Innocence features photography by Neil Leifer, Peter Robinson, Gerry Cranham, Terry O'Neill, Volker Hinz, Jerry Cooke, Harry Benson, Sven Simon, and many others, as well as images sourced from archives all over the world, and essays from award-winning football writers Rob Hughes, David Goldblatt, Brian Glanville and Barney Ronay.
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Cecil Beaton (Hardback)
Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait and war photographer, a diarist, artist and an Academy Award-winning designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles combines Beaton's photographic and pen portraits. His images often flattered but his diaries and journals didn't necessarily follow suit; he was described by Jean Cocteau as 'Malice in Wonderland'. Grouped together in chapters on the Roaring Twenties, High Society and Haute Couture, Hollywood, the War Years, the Arts, and the Peacock Revolution, Beaton's portraits offer insight, beauty, witty observations and a fascinating glimpse into his world. Included are Mick Jagger, Marlon Brando ('pallid as a mushroom, smooth-skinned and scarred, with curved feminine lips and silky hair, he seems as unhealthy as a lame duck. Yet his ram-like profile has the harsh strength of the gutter'), Maria Callas, Coco Chanel, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn ('she is like a portrait by Modigliani where the various distortions are not only interesting in themselves but make a completely satisfying composite'), Elizabeth Taylor, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe ('she romps, she squeals with delight, she leaps on the sofa. It is an artless, impromptu, high-spirited, infectiously gay performance. It will probably end in tears'), Princess Grace, Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill. Cecil Beaton's life spanned many worlds and these are captured here through his fabulous photographs and incisive observations.
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Landscape Photographer of the Year (Hardback)
Now in its eighth year, the Landscape Photographer of the Year Award was devised by Charlie Waite, one of Britain's foremost landscape photographers and created in association with AA Publishing. Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 8 features all of the winning and commended images from each of the competition categories. Artists have always strived to capture the unique beauty and diversity of the British landscape, in the 21st century, this small island continues to provide photographers with an astonishing source of inspiration. From classic shots of the verdant countryside of England, Wales and the rugged Scottish Highlands to the iconic structures of Britain's industrial and urban landscapes, this magnificent collection, showcasing both the very best of Britain and the very best photographic talent, cannot fail to please. Every image in the book is accompanied by the photographer's personal account of the story behind the picture, in his or her own words. There are tales of chance encounters, snapshots in time where the moment just had to be seized, and of long hours spent exposed to the elements waiting for the opportunity to capture the perfect picture, which all too often turns out to be the final frame of the day. The book also features a special section on technical information, detailing the equipment and techniques used by the photographers, adding a practical resource to this outstanding collection of images of the British landscape.
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Skinheads 1979 - 1984 (Paperback)
"In early '79 I was already engaged in what eventually turned out to be a lengthy photographic study of the New Romantics (though back then they were not known as such). I'd been documenting this nascent scene in the Soho nightclub 'Billy's' and, one evening, a group of about half-a-dozen skinheads turned up. They saw me taking photographs and one of them, a guy called Wally, asked me if I'd like to take some photos of them too. They seemed pretty friendly and not at all camera shy. I took a few snaps, we got talking and Wally suggested I go with the whole gang on one of their Bank Holiday jaunts to the seaside. That was what led, eventually, to five years of photographing skinheads. In those five years I got to know some of the skinheads quite well and liked many of them." Derek Ridgers All the photos were taken between 1979 - 1984 in either London or nearby coastal towns. Over 100 photos including 32 pages of colour.
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This is the definitive visual history, from the dawn of photography to the digital age. Photography is a beautiful lavishly illustrated reference book tracing the history of photography from its origins in the 1800s to the global phenomenon of digital photography. Photography celebrates the most iconic photos and profiles more than 50 of the most famous photographers of the past 200 years, with special features delving into the stories of especially arresting photographs, including Pulitzer Prize-winners. You can discover the history of photography from key events and technological developments such as the first black and white photography and contemporary street photography. Perfect for any budding photographer or polished professional, Photography captures the development of different areas of photography including portrait photography and war photography in a beautifully lavish reference book. Photography not only showcases incredible photographs, but tells the stories of how they came into being, perfect for anyone who appreciates the beauty of photography, from professional photographers to armchair enthusiasts.
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National Geographic Stunning Photographs (Hardback)
The 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books immortalises the richness of life, using evocative images that magnify the beauty, emotion and depth that can be captured in the split second of a camera flash. This elegant book will illuminate the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world; capturing the eye-popping photography from around the world, nature and culture that National Geographic is known for. From the moment of electric energy in which a firecracker explodes to the bliss of the sun's last rays stretching across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer a conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and interspersed with inspiring quotations, Simply Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that will showcase the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of serendipity and discovery, curiosity and tranquillity, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and unposed, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to sample the smorgasbord of colours, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life.
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