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Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart

Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart

When a photograph captivates you and stirs your soul, you know it instinctively. You not only see the image, you feel it. But how do you capture shots like that with your own camera? How do you make your photographs worth the proverbial thousand words? From portraits to landscapes, still-lifes to documentary shots, Expressive Photography will not only show you… Read the full article.

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Santa Clarita Valley, The (Then and Now) Reviews

Santa Clarita Valley, The (Then and Now) Reviews

Born in 1987 as the nations first new city with a population greater than 100,000, Santa Clarita, California, has a fascinating history that stretches back to the rugged Wild West era. Hollywood recreates this history in Santa Clarita and its surrounding valley, to the delight of movie fans worldwide.Read more about this book… Related Ghost Towns Products

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Travel Reviews

Travel Reviews

Widely acclaimed for his fresh and innovative erotic photography, Andreas H. Bitesnich shows the same inimitable daring and sense of wonder in his travel photography. Many of these images were captured while on assignment for prominent magazines. Alongside this gifted photographer, we discover an array of intriguing destinations up close. Through Bitesnich’s talented lens, we marvel at the tropical vitality… Read the full article.

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Medellin 360: Warm, Lively and Beautiful

Medellin 360: Warm, Lively and Beautiful

Showing the most distinctive sites of Medellín, Colombia, this copiously illustrated compilation uses the latest camera technology to take 360-degree photographs that reveal the city’s historic places, iconic cultural events, and urban innovations from a unique, new perspective. In this visual exploration, photographs of more than 40 important city landmarks—such as the antique train station, the house of music, the… Read the full article.

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Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Creative Black and White: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Black-and-white photography poses unique challenges; without color to guide the eye, contrast, lighting and composition take on even more importance. Renowned photographer Harold Davis explains these elements and demonstrates the basic rules of black and white photography as well as when and how to break them. He breaks through the complexity of this photographic medium, explores opportunities for black-and-white imagery… Read the full article.

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The Red Sea Reviews

The Red Sea Reviews

The Red Sea is the closest tropical sea to Europe. It is almost an extension of the Mediterranean from which it is separated by the Isthmus of Suez. This proximity to the early civilisations of the Mediterranean have strongly affected the history of the Red Sea which has always progressed in parallel to that of the Old World. The Red… Read the full article.

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Digital Photography 101 with Erin Manning

Digital Photography 101 with Erin Manning

Are you frustrated with your camera? Would you like to learn how to take better pictures without reading a manual? From megapixels to managing the light, your photographs will dramatically improve once you master these easy-to-understand lessons. This educational DVD is hosted by professional photographer and DIY Network personality, Erin Manning. If you’ve been intimidated by photo-technology in the past,… Read the full article.

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LIFE Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros

LIFE Guide to Digital Photography: Everything You Need to Shoot Like the Pros

Photography has been the business and the passion of LIFE since the original weekly magazine’s inception in 1936, and it continues to be the business and passion of LIFE Books and LIFE.com in the new millennium. But photography has surely changed during these many decades. The rigs and gear of old have given way-first slowly, then all at once-to sleek… Read the full article.

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Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe (Matatu Journal for African Culture and Society)

Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe (Matatu Journal for African Culture and Society)

The swelling flows of migration from Africa towards Europe have aroused interest not only in the socio-political consequences of the migrants’ insistent appeals to ‘fortress Europe’ but also in the artistic integration of African migrants into the cultural world of Europe. While in recent years the creative output of Africans living in Europe has received attention from the media and… Read the full article.

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Photography and Travel (Reaktion Books – Exposures)

Photography and Travel (Reaktion Books – Exposures)

Photography and travel go hand in hand—landmarks and scenic vistas everywhere are thronged by tourists with their eye to the view finder, trying to capture their memories on film or in megapixel. When the pioneers of photography, Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Daguerre, made their inventions public in 1839, advocates for the new technology immediately recognized photography’s capability to vividly… Read the full article.

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Key West In Plain View: Photographs by Kathy Smith

Key West In Plain View: Photographs by Kathy Smith

Key West in Plain View: Photographs by Kathy Smith is the third addition to Smith’s In Plain View Series of travel photography books, following Savannah in Plain View (2000) and In Plain View Seattle (2006.) Traveling with her Classic Diana Camera Smith takes us along as she explores her chosen locations and recording images, “the types of images that mythologize… Read the full article.

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50 Photo Projects – Ideas to Kickstart Your Photography

50 Photo Projects – Ideas to Kickstart Your Photography

Whether you want to get more from your DSLR or are simply looking for new creative avenues to explore, 50 Photo Projects shows you how to break out of your comfort zone and try something new.Packed with invaluable tips on how to create stunning photographs, Lee Frost provides the bright ideas that will reinvigorate your photography, from inspiration on what… Read the full article.

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Travels In Arizona – Monument Valley – Volume 1

Travels In Arizona – Monument Valley – Volume 1

Monument Valley sits in the middle of the Navajo Nation along the border of the states of Arizona and Utah. It is famed as a favorite location for Hollywood movies with more than 200 films made there in the last 70 years including six with John Wayne. This book (Volume 1) contains more than 50 images of Monument valley all… Read the full article.

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Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism: Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini’s Italy (Routledge Advances in Film Studies)

Stardom and the Aesthetics of Neorealism: Ingrid Bergman in Rossellini’s Italy (Routledge Advances in Film Studies)

In this exciting new book, Gelley considers the collaboration between Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman in light of the neorealist aesthetic. This study re-examines the director’s postwar works in relation to the contemporary discussion on Italian national identity: rather than marking a radical break with the director’s early neorealist successes, Rossellini’s films with Bergman in fact extend the boundaries of neorealism… Read the full article.

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The Indiana Rail Road Company: America’s New Regional Railroad (Railroads Past and P)

The Indiana Rail Road Company: America’s New Regional Railroad (Railroads Past and P)

The Indiana Rail Road Company is an extraordinary success story among the scores of independent short line and regional railroads spawned in the wake of railroad deregulation. Christopher Rund chronicles the development of the company from its origins as part of America’s first land grant railroad, the Illinois Central, through the political and financial juggling required by entrepreneur Tom Hoback… Read the full article.

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The Complete Photo Manual (Popular Photography): 300+ Skills and Tips for Making Great Pictures

The Complete Photo Manual (Popular Photography): 300+ Skills and Tips for Making Great Pictures

Ever wanted to take a photo of a cyclist in motion? Shoot portraits of your loved ones that show them at their best, or compose fine-art images that reveal your creativity? With The Complete Photo Manual, picture-perfect photos are just a shutter’s click away. Photography books tend to be long, technical, and full of complicated jargon. For the amateur or… Read the full article.

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Route 66 Sightings

Route 66 Sightings

Route 66 Sightings is a three-time award-winning collection of images from the portfolios of nationally known roadside photographers Jerry McClanahan, Jim Ross, and Shellee Graham. Recipient of the 2012 Wallis Award, it was also a finalist in both the 2012 Oklahoma Book Awards and the 2012 Next Generation INDIE Awards. Spanning thirty years, “Sightings” is a culmination of the authors’… Read the full article.

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National Geographic 125 Years: Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries That Changed the World Reviews

National Geographic 125 Years: Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries That Changed the World Reviews

Featuring show-stopping imagery and thrilling behind-the-scenes tales, National Geographic 125 Years captures the heart of National Geographic’s fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of the world’s largest geographic organizations. The book reveals how much we’ve come to know about our fascinating world through the pages and unforgettable imagery of National Geographic,… Read the full article.

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Tiptoe Through the Garland

Tiptoe Through the Garland

Death and Christmas are not a traditional mix. We are familiar with leaving flowers and prayers at the resting places of our loved ones, but at a time of year when more graves are decorated than any other, what are we to make of Christmas celebrations in the home of the dead? Nina Salerno’s photos of Christmas decorations put up… Read the full article.

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The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie

The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie

It is hard to love the high, cold plains of the American West. They are vast and harsh and demanding. And perhaps because they are so hard to love, prairies challenge the imaginative mind and the adventurous heart. The Wide Open reveals how some of the most interesting and accomplished writers and photographers in the country have met that challenge… Read the full article.

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Key West in Plain View: Photographs by Kathy Smith Reviews

Key West in Plain View: Photographs by Kathy Smith Reviews

Key West in Plain View: Photographs by Kathy Smith is the third addition to Smith’s In Plain View Series of travel photography books, following Savannah in Plain View (2000) and In Plain View Seattle (2006.) Traveling with her Classic Diana Camera Smith takes us along as she explores her chosen locations and recording images, “the types of images that mythologize… Read the full article.

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Digital Photography Exposure For Dummies

Digital Photography Exposure For Dummies

Proper exposure techniques and tips in a single practical guideMost of today’s cameras do all the work for the user, yet more and more photographers are looking to add some agility and aptitude to their do-it-all cameras. Digital Photography Exposure For Dummies builds upon skills introduced in Photography For Dummies to guide you through creating the perfect shot. Using aperture… Read the full article.

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Calico (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

Calico (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

Calico was established in 1881 during one of the largest silver strikes ever recorded in California. At its peak (1887-1896), the town’s population was about 1,200, and Main Street bustled with saloons, hotels, a post office, and a one-room schoolhouse that doubled as a church on Sundays. Historians generally agree that Calico was dead by 1904, but the town always… Read the full article.

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Digital Photography for Teens (For Teens (Course Technology))

Digital Photography for Teens (For Teens (Course Technology))

Teens today are incredibly tech-savvy and usually own the latest cool gadgets–including digital cameras. Full of step-by-step illustrations covering basic digital camera techniques, Digital Photography for Teens will transform you from a point-and-shoot beginner to a digital photographer who produces really cool photos. This full-color book not only offers insight into understanding your digital camera and composing a high-quality photograph,… Read the full article.

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