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The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes Lowest new price: $65.92
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Author: Christopher James

Photographic artists and students of alternative process photography will welcome this new edition of Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. This significantly expanded edition is a full-color, lavishly illustrated, comprehensive resource that explores every aspect of alternative process image making. With his highly conversational writing style, James explores the techniques, processes, idiosyncrasies, history, and cultural connections that are such a significant part of the genre. Best of all, James makes it extremely accessible, providing clear instructions and practical workflow advice. The book delves into a vast menu of alternative and traditional options, among them: calotype, salted paper, cyanotype, argyrotype, chrysotype, POP, kallitype, ambrotype/wet collodion, Van Dyke, platinum/palladium, Ziatype, gelatin dry plate emulsions, carbon, gum bichromate, albumen, hand-applied emulsions, paper, alternative imaging systems, and digital negative production for alternative process image making. This book has become the unanimous standard reference text for alternative process photography, one that students love to read and work from. Not only does this definitive work make the most complex ideas easy to understand, it is conversational, comfortable, inspirational, and fun to read- a tremendous resource and a treasure trove of alternative process images. "The first edition was a stunning achievement, and one I felt that was not likely to be superceded. Five short years later Christopher James has created a very new work and a new standard. The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes: 2nd Edition is, by far, the best alternative photographic process book ever!" - Richard Sullivan, Founder and Co-Owner, Bostick & Sullivan "If I could only have one photography book this would be it." -Timothy Whelan, Photographic Books

Features:

  • Over 400 illustrations offer examples of rarely seen historical images and contemporary work from professional artists such as Sally Mann, Michael Kenna, Chuck Close, Anselm Keifer, Luis Gonzalez Palma, David Hockney, the author himself, and more.
  • Student artwork from all ability levels is featured throughout, providing readers with motivation and inspiration.
  • Clear instructions and detailed workflow processes make this an accessible, practical resource.
  • Appendices such as Chemistry and Safety, Conversion Tables, an Alternative Process Shopping List, Extensive Bibliography, and Resources provide a well-rounded introduction to the topic and opportunities for further exploration.
  • An e-resource features Keynote/Powerpoint presentations, an image library, and table and sink set-ups so that teachers can spend less time preparing to teach and more time where their students need them- teaching.

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Elemental Magic, Volume I: The Art of Special Effects Animation

Elemental Magic, Volume I: The Art of Special Effects Animation Lowest new price: $29.35
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Author: Joseph Gilland

Create amazing animated effects such as fiery blazes, rippling water, and magical transformations. Animation guru Joseph Gilland breaks down the world of special effects animation with clear step-by-step diagrams and explanations on how to create the amazing and compelling images you see on the big screen. 'Elemental Magic' is jam-packed with rich, original illustrations from the author himself which help explain and illuminate the technique, philosophy, and approach behind classical hand drawn animated effects and how to apply these skills to your digital projects.

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YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts

YouTube: An Insider's Guide to Climbing the Charts Lowest new price: $9.99
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Author: Alan Lastufka

Want to make a splash on YouTube? Even go viral? You've come to the right place. This book is written by two veteran 'Tubers who live their art and know what they're talking about -- especially Alan Lastufka, a.k.a. "fallofautumndistro," who has over 50,000 YouTube subscribers and over 6 million views. Alan and co-author Michael W. Dean show you how to make a quality video, and how to optimize, encode, upload, and promote it. This book can't promise you'll be rich and famous, but it can tell you how to make great video art, and what you need to do to get your work seen. You'll learn about:
  • Storytelling and directing
  • Shooting, editing, and rendering
  • Creating your very own channel
  • Broadcasting user-generated content
  • Re-broadcasting commercial content
  • Cultivating a devoted audience
  • Fitting into the YouTube community
  • Becoming a success story
Join Alan, who makes part of his living from YouTube, and Michael, a successful filmmaker, author, and D.I.Y. art pioneer. They'll take you from the basics of gear to making it big on YouTube, with a focus on networking and interaction. You'll also sit in on informative interviews with YouTube stars LisaNova, Hank Green (vlogbrothers), WhatTheBuckShow, nalts, and liamkylesullivan.

Alan and Michael understand viral marketing -- and they know what it takes to get your work on everyone's YouTube radar. And, once you read this book, so will you.

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Video Engineering (McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Engineering)

Video Engineering (McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Engineering) Lowest new price: $25.61
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Author: Arch Luther

Fine-tune your skills to meet today's digital video challenges. The all-new Third Edition of Video Engineering, by Arch Luther and Andrew Inglis, gives you instant access to formats, standards and technology for capturing, storing, editing, transmitting and reproducing all kinds of video. From cutting-edge digital postproduction technology to streaming video on the Internet, this desktop database of essential video knowledge puts your professional career in high gear! You'll master the techniques required for flawless operation of next-generation technology, including: digital HDTV; computer & internet video formats; digital cameras and recorders; receivers and monitors; CATV & satellite TV systems; and more.

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Digital High-End Photography - Basics Systems Technology - Sinar Edition

Lowest new price: $155.41
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Author: Helmut Krause Romano Padeste

Sinar Edition 2004, softcover, 8-3/4 x 11", 112 pages. This book gives today's photographers the insight into the demanding world of high-end photography using the latest digital equipment. Digital High-End Photography explains the basics of digital photography in an easy-to-understand way. It includes valuable information for mastering even the most demanding jobs for image capture to the final printed product. The book covers light and color, color systems, image sensors, digital cameras, digital images, and proofs and printing. In addition, there is a separate sectionwith scenarios and workflows, designed by world's leading photographers including Lois Greenfield, Ali Artli, Markus Kujawa, and Al Hamdan. Numerous camera formats are covered in the book, including Digital Compact, Digital 35mm, Medium Format and View Cameras with Digital Backs.


Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop CS4 All-in-One For Dummies Lowest new price: $7.06
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Author: Barbara Obermeier
Brand: John Wiley & Sons

Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques

There’s a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it’s also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you’ll love the “Putting It Together” exercises that give you hands-on experience – in rich, full color!

  • Learn the parts — the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge
  • Make your selection — learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel
  • Brush up — on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path
  • Restore and retouch — correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage
  • Print it — learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing

Open the book and find:

  • How to crop images and increase their canvas size
  • Tips for creating gradients and patterns
  • Advice on resizing images
  • How to composite images with layers and blending modes
  • Filter techniques to correct or alter images
  • How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier
  • Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves
  • How to create contact sheets

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  • Photoshop CS4 All-in-One for Dummies Book

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Nikon D50 in Brief - a quick field reference for your camera bag

Nikon D50 in Brief - a quick field reference for your camera bag Lowest new price: $11.95
Author: Blue Crane Digital

handy, laminated, short version instruction manual, folded in quarters = 8 pages, each 5-1/2 x 4-1/2" (11 x 14cm)


Nikon D2XS / D2X CheatSheet

Nikon D2XS / D2X CheatSheet Lowest new price: $9.95
Author: Bert Sirkin

Handy, laminated, waterproof, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds.

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Nikon Coolpix 8800 CheatSheet

Nikon Coolpix 8800 CheatSheet Lowest new price: $9.95
Author: Bert Sirkin

Handy, laminated, short version instruction manuals for on the go. Size 8-1/2 x 11", printed double-sided, folded in thirds.


Idea to Image in Photoshop CS2: Rick Sammon's Guide to Enhancing Your Digital Photographs

Idea to Image in Photoshop CS2: Rick Sammon's Guide to Enhancing Your Digital Photographs Lowest new price: $4.46
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Author: Rick Sammon

From "America's Most Popular Photo Expert" comes this beautiful book on working and playing with the Photoshop digital darkroom.

World-famous, award-winning professional photographer and writer Rick Sammon, author of 25 books and host of 2 television programs, shares his favorite creative enhancements for turning "straight" digital pictures into more creative and imaginative images. With this book you will become not only a well-rounded photographer but also a self-motivated artist in the powerful age of digital imaging.

Rick begins the book with advice on seeing creatively and outlines his winning artistic process to help you learn to visualize the end-result before taking a picture. He then turns to the technical aspects of taking photographs, including his philosophy of using features like Camera Raw in Photoshop and how it is a must to obtain the best possible images. Step-by-step lessons follow, each showing how Rick transforms his digital photographs into compelling images. Detailed screenshots of the process accompany Rick's stunning photography and amusing anecdotes of photo shoots from around the world.

 


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