In this visually beautiful and accomplished photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer files the tip of branchline passenger provider, the death of electrical railroads, the transition from steam to diesel energy, in addition to the top of universal service freight carrier at the Colorado slender gauge. Off the most traces contains readers alongside out-of-the-way railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota to work out the alterations that happened on those strains from the Nineteen Forties to the 1990s.

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This choice of greater than forty photograph assignments is designed to aid all students―from starting rookies to skilled seniors―improve or reinvigorate their paintings and succeed in their complete strength as photographers. no matter if you're construction a syllabus on your first images category, revitalizing assignments to your scholars, or seeking to upload DSLR video, workflow, or colour correction for your category, you can find a wealth of rules during this really good operating consultant. The assignments commence with utilizing the digital camera, and development via studying composition and lighting fixtures, operating in genres, construction a portfolio and extra.

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By Rob Sheppard

Now that you’ve got that incredible new DSLR, you wish a ebook that is going past the digicam handbook to seize wonderful photographs. For photographers attracted to panorama images, this consultant might help you overcome the basics and take remarkable outdoors shots.

professional photographer Rob Sheppard begins with the basics–composition, mild, and perspective–and describes the right way to connect to your scene. He covers all of the key digital camera good points that have an effect on your picture, together with how altering focal lengths alters your standpoint and the aperture’s direct correlation with intensity of box. as soon as you’ve captured these photographs, Rob takes you thru uncomplicated post-processing steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements.

This advisor is for beginning-to-intermediate electronic photographers to appreciate the fundamentals and produce their very own special creative expression to landscapes and outside taking pictures. fantastically illustrated with huge and compelling photographs, this ebook teaches you ways to take keep an eye on of your images to get the picture you will want whenever you choose up the digicam.

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During this up to date, moment variation of the authoritative, bestselling Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography, photographer NK man brings the publication fully up so far, with insurance of all of the most up-to-date Canon equipment that has hit the marketplace because the first variation released in 2010. This contains assurance of the radio-enabled Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT, in addition to the opposite Speedlites that experience published because the first edition’s booklet: Canon Speedlite 90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, and 600EX.   electronic cameras and flash know-how have really revolutionized images within the twenty first century. initially obvious easily as a pragmatic method to light up darkish scenes with transportable mild, flash this present day is used for a number of inventive and nuanced purposes, together with supplementing sunlight, designing complicated scenes lit via a number of mild resources, and easily growing attractive, controllable gentle for portraiture. With liquid crystal display monitors on DSLRs, the power to get speedy suggestions on lights setups is a smart assist in advancing one’s lights services and inspiring experimentation. besides the fact that, flash images can nonetheless be a tricky creative and technical problem. It’s easy to get that harsh deer-in-the-headlights glance from integrated computerized flash, however it is a much cry from attractive mild. growing natural-looking pictures isn't approximately as simple. learning the homes of sunshine and the power to govern, craft, and direct it's a lifelong pastime. these diving into Speedlights want a few aid. Manuals are terse and the terminology is confusing―this is the place Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography comes in.  this can be the whole ebook at the topic, guiding you thru Canon’s Speedlite procedure, from off-camera transportable flash to expert studio lights. It covers the basics of flash metering know-how, discusses key lighting fixtures strategies, and records quite a lot of Canon and third-party apparatus. common flash add-ons, studio apparatus, and radio triggers are all completely covered.  The publication is lavishly illustrated with diagrams that show vital features and lighting fixtures preparations, and encouraging pictures that convey refined flash options. although adapted for clients of Canon EOS cameras, vendors of alternative digicam platforms will locate a lot helpful details to boot. So, even if you’re simply getting all started with flash, or you’ve picked up the malicious program for off-camera lighting fixtures from such renowned web content as Strobist.com, or you’re making the bounce into complex studio paintings, Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography is your in-depth source. contains a foreword by way of David pastime, famous photojournalist and founding father of Strobist.com.

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By Chris Nelson

This guidebook to nude and wonder images presents amateurs and pros alike with the required instruments to create tasteful and creative pictures that exceed expectancies. With tried-and-true, specialist assistance, the full photo-shoot process—from constructing the specified sort and glance to electronic post-production techniques—is explained. Tips on posing and lights, styling hair and make-up, and setting up a rapport with the subject, as good as chapters on developing shrewdpermanent advertising strategies, building a shopper base, and maximizing referrals to making attention-grabbing monitors and internet sites, also are included.

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A part of the perennially best-selling Quercus electronic images sequence, this finished advisor positive aspects every little thing you want to understand to make a electronic movie, from perception to complete product.

utilizing transparent, step by step guide, The electronic Filmmaking Handbook concisely illustrates the technical and artistic demanding situations of electronic filmmaking for newcomers and execs alike, spanning subject matters from notion to execution:

- making plans a shoot: the right way to make a storyboard
- Set practise: dressing and lights a set
- relevant images: filming with HD and DSLR cameras--including the most recent suggestion on apparatus, components, and software
- complicated modifying: software program and practices
- Post-production: electronic results and

choked with information and tips to advance either your inventive imaginative and prescient and your technical information, The electronic Filmmaking Handbook is the final word source for your entire filmmaking wishes.

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By Françoise Heilbrun

Nadar, whose genuine identify used to be Félix Tournachon (1820–1910), was once a conspicuous, even unbelievable presence in nineteenth-century France. enticing and quick-witted, he invented himself repeatedly, as a bohemian author, a journalist, a romantic Utopian, a caricaturist, a portrait photographer, a balloonist, an entrepreneur, a prophet of aeronautics. The identify "Nadar" was once on everyone's lips.

at the present time, it really is Nadar's images that's remembered. in precisely many years he taught himself the younger paintings and have become one in all its maximum practitioners, making pictures which are intimate and terribly appealing. His sitters, who have been frequently his neighbors, integrated the nice women and men of his time: Dumas, Rossini, Baudelaire, Sarah Bernhardt, Daumier, Berlioz, George Sand, Delacroix. Nadar had a striking capability to elicit his sitter's so much average features and to create, much more than a likeness, a real portrait of character.

Nadar's mythical identify has been connected not just to his unique photos yet to reprints, copies, and loads of studio paintings. hence, this quantity exactingly reproduces a few 100 pictures from the years 1854–60, the interval of his earliest and most interesting images, permitting audience to get to grips with the sophisticated gentle and balanced, velvety tones that distinguish Nadar's unique work.

Accompanying the images are essays that shed new gentle at the many features of Nadar. The biographical comic strip by means of Maria Morris Hambourg concentrates on his bohemian adolescence, his literary and journalistic reviews, and his emergence as a photographer. Françoise Heilbrun rigorously lines the roots and improvement of Nadar's photographic paintings, whereas his relation to the paintings and artists of his time is investigated by means of Philippe Néagu. André Jammes tells us what turned of Nadar's personal prints; Ulrich Keller explains find out how to distinguish them from later prints and copies. Nadar's stressed modernity took him past portraiture into clinical geographical regions, together with clinical images and making images underground, actions explored through Sylvie Aubenas. And the parable that the elderly Nadar wove in his memoirs—of adventurer, flier, guy of the future—is analyzed through André Rouille.

The interesting, frequently eminent people who confront us from their snap shots are extra published via short biographies within the book's catalogue part, the place Nadar's interpretations of his topics also are discussed.

A chronology of Nadar's existence and diverse extra illustrations extra enhance this exploration of a impressive guy and his paintings. [This booklet used to be initially released in 1995 and has long gone out of print. This variation is a print-on-demand model of the unique book.]

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By Peter Ensenberger

As electronic cameras and software program applications develop into extra complicated, probably via the minute, it has turn into more uncomplicated than ever to miss the elemental parts that have constantly ended in the easiest pictures, irrespective of how fancy (or primitive) the digicam itself. Composition is the only most crucial point of constructing nice photos, it doesn't matter what point of photographer you ensue to be. No quantity of electronic wizardry can flip a badly composed snapshot right into a photograph you will are looking to show. whereas many books on composition are likely to overcomplicate the topic, this ebook breaks down every thing you want to understand into small, digestible chunks of knowledge that you'll truly keep in mind as soon as you are out and approximately capturing. rather than plodding via lengthy and intricate pages of textual content, this e-book vitamins the mandatory info, corresponding to the fundamentals of the rule of thumb of thirds and the way to get sturdy highlights and shadows, with a whole lot attractive, complete colour photographs that truly show you what to do and the way to do it, instead of simply telling you what to attempt. you will be surprised on the beautiful photographs you will create, no matter if your ardour is for photographing your loved ones, pets, trip adventures, nature, or anything.

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In The Photographer's Eye, Michael Freeman confirmed what a photographer must do within the immediate prior to the shutter is published. within the sequel, The Photographer's brain, he defined the best way that pro photographers imagine an image via earlier than taking it. either one of those foreign best-sellers featured Michael's personal images: beautiful landscapes, revealing pix, and interesting road photography. Now, within the Photographer's imaginative and prescient, he examines the paintings of photography's greats, explaining how one can examine a photograph - and the way to benefit from it.

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Master the not easy lights wishes for weddings of any sort with this entire consultant from an professional. all of the fundamentals are coated, together with how you can decide upon and use the best gear, find out how to regulate gentle and shadow whereas open air, tips on how to make the most of ambient room gentle and typical mild, and the way to make sure the easiest colour stability for every photograph. Technical assistance from forty best marriage ceremony photographers disguise such specifics as generating window-light photos and utilizing such instruments as scrims, umbrellas, and gobos. With the appropriate lighting fixtures knowledge, a photographer can trap conveniently the candid appears to be like and natural feelings of the marriage party.

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