The Masters of Nature Photography

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770852594
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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"This collection presents the very best of nature photography, featuring the work of ten of the world's foremost photographers. From the evocative artistry of Jim Brandenburg and Vincent Munier to the pioneering underwater photography of David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen, these influential artists display many different ways of seeing the natural world"--P. [2] of cover.

The Masters of Nature Photography

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780565093150
Category: Art
Page: 224
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Each portfolio includes 10 pictures from each master photographer, selected specifically for this book. The images reflect each photographer's unique talent and perspective and showcase an incredible variety of subjects and styles, from striking animal portraits and arresting landscapes to underwarter photography and the beauty of plant life. Each of the 10 portfolios includes a profile of the photographer, which conveys the style of his photography as well as his influences and aims. Each picture will have a caption that focuses on why the picture is special for the photographer as well as describing telling the story behind or about it. Also including details of the equipment used, this is a sumptuous gift for nature lovers and professional and amateur photographers.

Digital Landscape Photography

In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Great Masters
Author: Michael Frye
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 178157359X
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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Updated, expanded, and covering the latest software, this new edition of the bestselling Digital Landscape Photography brings the amazing techniques pioneered by Ansel Adams and his contemporaries to every digital photographer. Ansel Adams' imagery - especially his iconic vision of the American National Parks - is widely published and instantly recognisable. Many photographers will have heard of his renowned Zone System, but that is just the tip of the iceberg; his unparalleled attention to detail, which once required hours in the darkroom with specialist tools, is finally accessible to all. Michael Frye's own photography provides many stunning examples of the results that can be achieved, and as one of Adams' natural successors in the field, he is well placed to analyse the many inspirational shots from the great masters of landscape photography. Combining the cutting edge of today's digital work with some of the best-known photos ever taken, this book a must-read for any landscape or nature photographer.

Concepts of Nature

A Wildlife Photographer's Art
Author: Andy Rouse
Publisher: Argentum Press
ISBN: 9781902538525
Category: Nature
Page: 159
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Presents a collection of wildlife photographs along with information on the techniques used to get the shots.

Advancing Your Photography

A Handbook for Creating Photos You'll Love
Author: Marc Silber
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633535703
Category: Photography
Page: 255
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VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS Jumpstart your photography: Take your photography to the next level with this easy to understand and use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With this book you will understand all steps needed to be a fantastic photographer. Buy it, read it and use it to create photos that you and others will love! "Marc's new book is an all-in-one, easily accessible handbook drawn from his huge library of interviews with top photographers -- and packed with information that can be put into action immediately. This book will show you how the pros do it. Study this and take your best shot." Chase Jarvis, Multi-Award winning Photographer and CEO/Founder of CreativeLive. Photography Tips: Easy-to-understand photography tips from professional photography masters ─ all in one compact book that fits into your camera bag. Learn professional photography tips and tricks for beginners from masters of this art form: In Advancing Your Photography, Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the full "cycle of photography," Silber makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures. Valuable photography tips from thousands of hours of interviews with professional photography masters: You will learn valuable insights, including: • beginner photography tips • amateur photography tips • landscape photography tips • wedding photography tips • lifestyle photography tips • sports photography tips • animal photography tips • portrait photography tips • still life photography tips • iPhone photography tips Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will help to bring you the joy and satisfaction of a lifetime of pursuing the art of photography. Advancing Your Photography features: • Top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today. • Numerous step-by-step examples • Guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact • Tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro • Secrets to processing your images to professional standards • Compact design that will easily fit in your camera bag

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Masters of Nature Photography
Author: Natural History Museum (London, England)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780565093938
Category: Wildlife photographers
Page: 224
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For 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill and narrative excellence. This collection of pictures features winning photographs from the prestigious competition.

Masters of Disguise

A Natural History of Chameleons
Author: James Martin
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 9780816026180
Category: Science
Page: 176
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Describes the anatomy, habitat, behavior, and types of chameleons, provides an in-depth portrait of four representative chameleons, and discusses chameleons in captivity

Digital Masters

Documenting the Wild World. Nature photography
Author: Ralph Lee Hopkins
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781600595226
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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The newest in the popular Digital Masters series is designed to develop and expand photographers' unique vision of the world's wildlife and wild places. It's a lavishly illustrated workbook that photographers will return to again and again as they master the techniques-and move beyond to the creative side of picture making. Covering everything from preparation and camera basics to lighting, wildlife encounters, and conservation, Ralph Lee Hopkins describes a variety of approaches to capturing the best possible photo in the moment. In the process, he gets to the essence of nature photography as a skill and an art.

The Masters of Atlantis

Author: Charles Portis
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1590206622
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Masters of Atlantis is a cock-eyed journey into an America of misfits and con-men, oddballs, and innocents. Lamar Jimmerson is the leader of the Gnomon Society, the international fraternal order dedicated to preserving the arcane wisdom of the lost city of Atlantis. Stationed in France in 1917, Jimmerson comes across a little book crammed with Atlantean puzzles, Egyptian riddles, and extended alchemical metaphors. It's the Codex Pappus - the sacred Gnomon text. Soon he is basking in the lore of lost Atlantis, convinced that his mission on earth is to administer to and extend the ranks of the noble brotherhood.

Masters of Landscape Photography

Author: Ross Hoddinott
Publisher: Ammonite Press
ISBN: 9781781453209
Category: Landscape photographers
Page: 176
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Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres for amateur photographers. Mastering the genre, however, takes time: time to perfect exposure, color, composition, and--perhaps above all else--the ability to see and record the landscape in a way that will make your photographs stand above the rest. This guide delves into the world of 16 leading lights, each with their own unique take on how, where, and why the landscape should be recorded. Through probing interviews and beautifully reproduced images, the reader is given an insight into the artist's working practices, from equipment to techniques. Glorious color photographs sit beside atmospheric monochrome, the latest digital techniques rub shoulders with traditional film-based imaging, and conventional landscape mores are countered by experimental artworks, guaranteeing something to inspire every reader.

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

How Wildlife Photography Became Art
Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780565093839
Page: 256
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This collection presents the most memorable and beautiful pictures from 50 years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition. It is a landmark collection that captures the diversity of the natural world and presents the many different ways of seeing and interpreting life on earth.


The Masters of Art Horology
Author: Maxima Gallery
Publisher: Acc Art Books
ISBN: 9781851499076
Category: Clock and watch makers
Page: 252
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- The masterworks of thirteen legendary independent watchmakers collected in a highly illustrated volume- Contains detailed sketches and images of the watches, and accompanying specs- Photographs of the masters at work and descriptions of their creative process- Biographies produced in collaboration with the watchmakers themselves- This volume accompanies a traveling exhibition dedicated to the art of handcrafted watchmaking "True novelties and trends in watchmaking come from the watchmaking artisans. It's time to honour them as they should be honoured." - Denis Flageollet Watchmakers: The Masters of Art Horology gathers the work of the most celebrated independent watchmakers in the world. Thirteen artisans, each a legend in the realm of haute horlogerie, tell their stories, describing the traditional working methods and prized watches upon which their reputations have been built. Photographs of the masters in their workshops bring their stories to life, along with detailed sketches and images of their watches in all their brilliant intricacy. Watchmakers also features insightful text from other leading figures of the independent watchmaking world, including Aurel Bacs of the Fondation Haute Horlogerie and Nicholas Foulkes, writer for Vanity Fair, The Telegraph and GQ, and author of the only authorized biography of Patek Philippe. Watchmakers: Hajime Asaoka, Ludovic Ballouard, Christophe Claret, George Daniels, Denis Flageollet (De Bethune), Philippe Dufour, Laurent Ferrier, Romain Gauthier, Vianney Halter, Christian Klings, Jean Daniel Nicolas (Daniel Roth), Roger Smith, Kari Voutilainen

Dark Dreamers

Facing the Masters of Fear
Author: Beth Gwinn,Stanley Wiater
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781587670244
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
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Meeting the Masters

A Spiritual Apprenticeship
Author: William Wildblood
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780991681
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 394
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This is the story of a young man who was contacted by discarnate spiritual beings who spoke to him through the medium of an ex-monk, some 36 years his senior. It concerns the spiritual training of the younger man given by these Masters, for that is what they were, and although the contact lasted for 21 years, from 1979-1999, the greater part of the book has to do with the first year when the process was at its most intense. Although originally intended for just one individual the training imparted is actually suitable for any spiritual seeker at any level, and there is discussion of many different aspects of the spiritual path as well as elucidation of occasionally controversial points such as the nature of the ego, the problem of evil, the place of sex in the spiritual life, the relevance of spiritual experiences and the function of teachers, all in a form that combines simplicity with depth.

The Art of the Photograph

Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions
Author: Art Wolfe, Inc.,Rob Sheppard,Dewitt Jones
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0770433766
Category: Photography
Page: 256
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Learn to take better pictures in this step-by-step, how-to photography guide filled with tips on lighting, equipment, inspiration, and more. Featuring more than 200 of master photographer Art Wolfe's stunning images, The Art of the Photograph helps amateur photographers of all levels break bad habits and shatter common yet incorrect assumptions that hold many photographers back. This is Wolfe’s ultimate master class, in which he shares the most important insights and techniques learned in four decades of award-winning photography. Along with co-author Rob Sheppard, Wolfe challenges us to stop focusing on subjects we feel we should photograph and instead, to “see like a camera sees,” seek out a personal point of view, and construct stunning, meaningful images. You’ll also learn how to: · Reexamine prejudices that define (and limit) what you photograph · See beyond the subject to let light and shadow lead you to the right image · Find inspiration, including the story behind Wolfe's own photographic journey. · Use formal art principles to build more compelling images. · Choose the right camera and lens for the image you see in your mind's eye. · Recognize the 10 deadly sins of composition—and how to avoid them. · …and even get a behind-the-lens look at Wolfe’s equipment and workflow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Masters and the Path

Author: Charles Webster Leadbeater
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602063338
Category: Religion
Page: 340
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One of the fundamental theosophic beliefs is that there exists a collection of true knowledge that is the foundation of all world religions. In pursuit of this truth and the perfection of mankind, humans are constantly reborn, evolving toward their highest state. In this book, originally published in 1925, Charles Leadbeater discusses the existence of Masters, or men who have reached the highest state of human consciousness, and how they can be identified. He further explains to the reader how they may make their own way on the path toward perfection. Anyone interested in religious studies will be interested in this classic example of theosophical philosophy.English clergyman turned spiritualist CHARLES WEBSTER LEADBEATER (1854-1934) was ordained as an Anglican priest, but later joined the prominent Theosophical Society and traveled to India to study alternative spiritual and occult practices, eventually settling into his life as a clairvoyant and author. His other works include Man Visible and Invisible and The Science of the Sacrament.

The Rape of the Masters

How Political Correctness Sabotages Art
Author: Roger Kimball
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594033021
Category: Art
Page: 200
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"The Rape of the Masters" exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally, affecting galleries, museums and catalogues. It also provides an engaging antidote to the tendentious, politically motivated assaults on our treasured sources of culture and civilization.

Understanding Photojournalism

Author: Jennifer Good,Paul Lowe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472594924
Category: Photography
Page: 208
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Understanding Photojournalism explores the interface between theory and practice at the heart of photojournalism, mapping out the critical questions that photojournalists and picture editors consider in their daily practice and placing these in context. Outlining the history and theory of photojournalism, this textbook explains its historical and contemporary development; who creates, selects and circulates images; and the ethics, aesthetics and politics of the practice. Carefully chosen, international case studies represent a cross section of key photographers, practices and periods within photojournalism, enabling students to understand the central questions and critical concepts. Illustrated with a range of photographs and case material, including interviews with contemporary photojournalists, this book is essential reading for students taking university and college courses on photography within a wide range of disciplines and includes an annotated guide to further reading and a glossary of terms to further expand your studies.