The First World War in Colour - Hardcover

The First World War in Colour - Hardcover

. The devastating events of the First World War were captured in myriad photographs on all sides of the front. Since then thousands of books of black-and-white photographs of the war have been published as all nations endeavour to comprehend the scale and the carnage of the 'greatest catastrophe of the 20th century'. Far less familiar are the rare colour images of the First World War taken at the time by a small group of photographers pioneering recently developed autochrome technology. To mark the centenary of the outbreak of war this groundbreaking Taschen The First World War in Colour brings together all of these remarkable fully hued pictures of the ?war to end war'. Assembled from archives in Europe the United States and Australia more than 320 colour photos provide unprecedented access to the most important developments of the period from the mobilization of 1914 to the victory celebrations in Paris London and New York in 1919. The volume represents the work of each of the major autochrome pioneers of the period including Paul Castelnau Fernand Cuville Jules Gervais-Courtellemont Léon Gimpel Hans Hildenbrand Frank Hurley Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud and Charles C. Zoller. Since the autochrome process required a relatively long exposure time almost all of the photos depict carefully composed scenes behind the rapid front-line action. We see poignant group portraits soldiers preparing for battle cities ravaged by military bombardment daily human existence and the devastating consequences on the front. A century on this unprecedented publication brings a startling human reality to one of the most momentous upheavals in history. About The Author: Peter Walther has edited various publications on literary photographic and contemporary historical themes including books on Goethe Fontane Thomas Mann and writers in the First World War as well as several illustrated books with historical colour photographs. He has also curated several exhibitions. He is particularly interested in early colour photography techniques.

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Expanded Guide Book To Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D

Expanded Guide Book To Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D

. The Ammonite Press Expanded Guide Book To Canon Rebel T5i/EOS 700D is an exceptional book to take full advantages of Canon Camera for optimum utilization. Canon's new flagship camera in the Rebel Line the Rebel T5i/EOS 700D boasts a plethora of functions and intuitive control. At its heart is a high performance 18.0 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and DIGIC 5 Image Processor resulting in incredible image quality and performance. Its extensive ISO range of 100-12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) the camera can capture crisp detailed images even in low-light situations. A continuous shooting speed of up to 5.0 fps allows for rapid action capture while nine cross-type AF focus points help to ensure sharp focus throughout the frame. The Hybrid CMOS autofocus system functions speedily in Live View mode while compatibility with Canon STM lenses allows smooth quiet AF performance. Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF enables shooting of high quality movies and the Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0' Clear View LCD monitor II allows versatile composition of shots. Seven Creative Filters viewable in real time puts composition control directly in the hands of the user promising the tools to experiment with creativity. About The Author: David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.

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Expanded Guide Book To Canon T5/EOS 1200D

Expanded Guide Book To Canon T5/EOS 1200D

. The Ammonite Press Expanded Guide Book To Canon T5/EOS 1200D is an exceptional book to take full advantages of Canon Camera for optimum utilization. Canon's Rebel T5/EOS1200D is the latest model in the company's DSLR lineup replacing the Rebel T3/EOS 1100D and intended for entry-level photographers. The camera features an 18 megapixel CMSOS (APS-C) image sensor a high-performance DIGIC 4 image processor and a nine-point autofocus (AF) system that can automatically lock onto moving subjects. It is equipped a continuous shooting mode of up to three frames per second (fps) – ideal for capturing fast action at for example sporting events or children's activities. Results can be viewed on the camera's 3in. LCD monitor. An ISO range of 100–6400 (expandable to 12800) allows shooting in conditions from bright natural outdoor lighting to dimly lit indoor settings. The T5 which comes with an 18–55mm lens is also compatible with the complete lineup of Canon EF and EF-S lenses and if used with EF macro lenses can capture close-up detail. The camera’s Full HD Movie mode allows shooting of high-quality 1080p movies with ease. A number of recording sizes and frame rates enable easy manual control of exposure focus and Live View features as well as in-camera editing. About The Author: David Taylor is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne & Wear. His work has taken him all over the world but away from his photographic career David lives on an exposed hill overlooking the market town of Hexham in Northumberland.

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Classic Family Portraits

Classic Family Portraits

. Acclaimed photographer Ed Pedi shows you how to design family portraits that will be treasured across the decades in Amherst Media Classic Family Portraits book. Beginning with location selection Pedi shows you how to find backgrounds that suit the family's character whether the image is planned for outdoors in the studio or at the client's home. Then he shows how to pose the family (including the extended family in many cases) to flatter each subject and show the relationships between the individuals. The final addition to the mix is lighting-a real challenge when larger groups are involved. Pedi demonstrates how you can handle this deftly with sunlight interior lights or studio lights as well as in mixed-light situations. Packed with timeless images and practical approaches this book is a handy reference for photographers who want to create images that will stand the test of time.

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Photograph The Face

Photograph The Face

. The face is the most important part of any portrait-but there are over seven billion unique faces on this planet and no single approach that will flatter every one of them. In this book of Amherst Media Photograph The Face acclaimed photo-educator Jeff Smith shows you how to rise to the challenge. Step-by-step lessons show you how to customize every aspect of the portrait to emphasize your client's best features through careful posing and conscious placement of each light source. Simple fixes are also included to disguise common issues like double chins larger noses protruding ears and uneven eyes-along with tips for slimming the face enhancing symmetry and de-emphasizing signs of aging. Before and after images are provided throughout making it easy to master each skill and begin creating portraits that practically sell themselves.

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Beautiful Beach Portraits By Mary Fisk-Taylor

Beautiful Beach Portraits By Mary Fisk-Taylor

. Portraits of families and children against the dunes or with a crashing waves in the background are beautiful-but they are also one of the more difficult genres of photography. Wind shifting sand unpredictable sun mixing with clouds and sudden storms all add to the normal challenges of a portrait session when you transport it to a beach setting. In Amherst Media Beautiful Beach Portraits By Mary Fisk-Taylor book Mary Fisk-Taylor and Jamie Hayes explain how they create beautiful images amidst these challenges (and have a few adventures along the way!). Exploring sixty of their favorite images the team offers tips on posing; composition; using clouds and the sea as a background; photographing individual family members after photographing the entire group; where to position your main light fill flash and reflector; and how to make the session fun for the whole family. In a clear concise step-by-step style Mary and Jamie reveal how beach portraits have broadened their marketing area introduced their photography to new clientele and increased their bottom line-and show how you can achieve the same great results.

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Shoot to Thrill By Michael Mowbray

Shoot to Thrill By Michael Mowbray

. Ever wonder if speedlights could work for lighting everything at your studio? Acclaimed wedding and portrait photographer Michael Mowbray asked himself that very question several years ago-and the answer was a resounding 'Yes!' He now use speedlights for 99.9 percent of his award-winning portraiture both in the studio and on location. In Amherst Media Shoot to Thrill By Michael Mowbray book Mowbray covers the basics then takes you through the creation of sixty images breaking each one down to show how the lighting was set up as well as the underlying creative and technical thoughts. Armed with these no-nonsense techniques you'll be ready to jump-start your speedlight portraiture for better sales more flattering portraits and more creative results at each session!

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Shaping Light By Glenn Rand

Shaping Light By Glenn Rand

. While light is required to make a photograph light alone is not enough. More often it is the way the light has been modified and shaped that brings an image to life. In Amherst Media Shaping Light By Glenn Rand book Glenn Rand and Tim Meyer offer a comprehensive approach to the tools and techniques photographers can use to shape the light-creating the style energy emotion and feeling that make a photograph exceptional. Clear text is paired with ample before-and-after images and diagrams to make learning easy. Beginning with the physics of light the authors show you how to predict light's interaction with the surface of the subject/object you are photographing. Based on this you can begin to make informed decisions about what kinds of modifiers will help you achieve the look you want. Using softboxes umbrellas masks gels reflectors and more you'll learn to precisely control the light's diffused edge and ratio for precise flawless results.

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Step-by-Step Lighting for Outdoor Portrait Photography By Jeff Smith

Step-by-Step Lighting for Outdoor Portrait Photography By Jeff Smith

. Hit the ground running with this no-nonsense guide to outdoor portraits! Acclaimed photo-educator Jeff Smith shows you how to design beautiful images that virtually sell themselves in Amherst Media Step-by-Step Lighting for Outdoor Portrait Photography By Jeff Smith . Quick lessons take you through every step of the process in detail showing you how to select locations and then use natural light alone or in harmony with reflected light and/or strobe lighting for flawless results. Smith shows you what to look for (and avoid) when lighting the subject's eyes and face and demonstrates exactly how to balance your scene and subject for portraits all day long (even at the tricky midday hours). With this all-day approach to location lighting you'll be able to book sessions that are more personalized more profitable and more convenient-for both you and your clients.

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Set The Scene By Tracy Dorr

Set The Scene By Tracy Dorr

. No one likes to admit it but photographers often reach a plateau where they Adding the right prop to a portrait setup can elevate every aspect of the image-easing the posing process inspiring more interesting lighting and engaging viewers in a more personalized story about the subject. In Amherst Media Set The Scene By Tracy Dorr book Tracy Dorr shows you how to make the most of props making savvy choices for individual and group portraits created in the studio or on location. Packed with inspirational techniques and images from ten contributing photographers (among them Andrea Crabb Ashley Warren Aileen Treadwell and Mimika Cooney) this book will inspire you to create more evocative images of any subject-from infants to engaged couples-and enhance your brand through the effective use of props.

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