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  1. Digital Photography Complete Course
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    Digital Photography Complete Course
    DK / 2015 / Hardcover
    $21.49 Retail: $30.00 Save 28% ($8.51)
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    Stock No: WW436078

Build your photography skills step-by-step with an independent photography course that guides you through every aspect of digital photography. Packed with advice and stunning images, this guide will help you master your photography and image-editing skills, and maximize your artistic talent.

Digital Photography Complete Course uses a combination of tutorials, step-by-step demonstrations, practical assignments, and Q&As to help you understand and use your camera to its full capacity. Choose your own pace to work through the modules-the program is completely customizable to your schedule. As you work through the lessons, test your new knowledge and troubleshoot common issues.

With the aid of helpful text and innovative graphics in Digital Photography Complete Course, you'll explore a wide range of genres: Find out how to create landscapes, portraits, still life, and action shots as you discover the full range of your camera and learn how to take professional-looking pictures you'll be proud to display. 360 pages. Hardcover.

  1. Digital Photography Masterclass, 3rd Edition
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    Digital Photography Masterclass, 3rd Edition
    Tom Ang
    DK / 2017 / Hardcover
    $16.49 Retail: $22.95 Save 28% ($6.46)
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    Stock No: WW457614

Digital Photography Masterclass is a one-on-one photography course, perfect for readers looking to master advanced techniques.

Structured around tutorials, assignments, and projects, and featuring key advice from experts, Digital Photography Masterclass provides the perfect guide to developing skills with your camera. With expert guidance and encouragement from Tom Ang, readers will learn how to snap masterful, stunning photographs.

Updated with the latest developments in technology and equipment, including new cameras, photo editing methods, and importing pictures, Digital Photography Masterclass teaches you how to take expert photos using expert techniques. 360 pages. Hardcover.

  1. Filmmaking For Dummies
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    Filmmaking For Dummies
    Bryan Michael Stoller
    For Dummies / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $17.99 Retail: $22.99 Save 22% ($5.00)
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    Stock No: WW617857

Lights, camera, action! We all have at least one movie in us, and the amazing and affordable advances in digital technology makes it increasingly easy to make your dream a reality and share it with the world. Filmmaking for Dummies is your definitive guide to bringing a project to life, from the comedy antics of loveable pets to the deepest, most meaningful independent film. Bryan Michael Stoller is your friend and guide, sharing his knowledge gained over 100 productions (directing and working with Dan Aykroyd, James Earl-Jones, Barbra Streisand and Drew Barrymore, among others) to show you how to take your movie from the planning and storyboarding stage, through shooting and editing, to making it available to your adoring audiences through television broadcast, streaming online or in movie theaters.

For the do-it-your-selfer, the book includes tips on how to finance your project, a look at the latest software and apps, including advancements in digital technology, and for the passionate director, advice on how to hire and work with your cast and crew and find great scenic locations. Whether you want to become a professional filmmaker or just create great YouTube videos or nostalgic home movies, shooting with your smartphone or with consumer or pro-gear, this practical guide has it all.

  • Learn how to compose your shots and when to move the camera
  • Make the perfect pitch to sell your story
  • Take advantage of helpful contacts and tons of new resources
  • Get up-to-date on the latest and greatest digital technology
  • Find the right distributor, or learn how you can be your own distributor!

So, you really have no excuses to make your masterpiece. Get rolling with a copy of Filmmaking for Dummies today and start shooting for the stars!

  1. How to Photograph Absolutely Everything: Successful Pictures From Your Digital Camera
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    How to Photograph Absolutely Everything: Successful Pictures From Your Digital Camera
    Tom Ang
    DK / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $22.46 Retail: $24.95 Save 10% ($2.49)
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    Stock No: WW643089

This paperback edition of How To Photograph Absolutely Everything by renowned photographer, author, and broadcaster Tom Ang, delivers exactly what the title promises. Avoiding intimidating technical jargon, he explains the basic elements of photography - light, color, composition, and focus - then goes on to show how to make them work for you. From still lifes to children's parties, thunderstorms to sunsets, close-ups to panoramas, every photographic subject, technique, and challenge is covered. Using step-by-step photographs and instructions, Tom shows you how to take the best possible picture in any situation. Want to photograph city lights at night, animals in action, a family portrait? Tom makes it easy. Employing a user-friendly "recipe" formula, he shows you the best approach for each subject, gives expert tips on improving an image, and tells you how to set up your camera - so you really can't go wrong. Inspiring galleries at the end of each section describe alternative techniques to try for every subject. There are also tips on basic post-production, showing how to crop, improve color and contrast, and remove unwanted elements of an image. How to Photograph Absolutely Everything guarantees to make a better, more confident photographer of absolutely everyone who reads it. 384 pages. Softcover.

  1. The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures
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    The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures
    Tom Grimm, Michele Grimm
    Plume / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $21.60 Retail: $24.00 Save 10% ($2.40)
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    Stock No: WW289551

The Basic Book of Digital Photography is the definitive guide to the expansive world of digital photography from two of the field's most established authorities. The Grimms' classic guide, The Basic Book of Photography, has sold over 400,000 copies since the first edition was published in 1974. Now they are steering photographers through the new era of digital imaging.

This comprehensive handbook covers how to compose the best shots with cameras from point-and-shoot to the increasingly popular SLR (single lens reflex) models-and even cell phone cameras- and takes readers through the steps to improve, display, and preserve their images. The guide includes over 400 photos and illustrations, an extensive glossary and addresses everything from choosing a digital camera to storing files and printing photos. An indispensable accessory for amateur shutterbugs or dedicated professionals, this is the one handbook no digital photographer will want to do without. 528 pages. Softcover.

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  1. Contemplative Vision: Photography as a Spiritual Practice
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    Contemplative Vision: Photography as a Spiritual Practice
    Dirk deVries
    Church Publishing Inc. / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.95 Save 23% ($3.96)
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    Stock No: WW651343

Your digital camera (or smart phone) can be a window to wonder-and God. Includes practical guidance, reflection questions, activities, and examples. Can be used by youth or adult groups or for individual spiritual practice There's more to life than selfies! With the advent of digital photography and the widespread use of camera-equipped smart phones, we have all become photographers. Can the same technology that makes the upload of selfies and endless posting to Instagram and Facebook also function as a tool for quiet contemplation, connection, and deeper meaning? Indeed yes: the practice of contemplative photography invites people of faith to set aside distractions of contemporary life to view the world through the eyes of the divine and uncover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Reflection questions, suggested activities, invitations to journal and create a volume of discovery, and original photographs taken by the author are accompanied by inspirational quotes and passages from scripture. Providing practical guidance for photography as a means of meditation and reflection and a form of prayer, readers will be encouraged to be seekers, open and present, ready to be refreshed, renewed, and delighted. 128 pages. Softcover.

  1. Basics Photography 01: Composition
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    Basics Photography 01: Composition
    David Prakel
    Bloomsbury Visual Arts / 2019 / Trade Paperback
    $22.99 Retail: $30.95 Save 26% ($7.96)
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    Stock No: WW0116900

Strong images only come about through a combination of technical excellence and thorough composition. While there is plenty of technical advice, photographers often turn to fine-art sources for the so-called 'rules of composition'. This book, however, acknowledges photography's quite different dynamic and offers a contemporary approach to composition more suited to the medium.

The second edition of Basics Photography 01: Composition offers a contemporary approach to composition. Its six core chapters cover historical background and personal motivation, formal elements, space and time within the photographic frame and composition in real-world situations.

The Basics Photography series, originally published by AVA Publishing, comprises a collection of titles including: Lighting, Composition, Capturing Colour, Post-Production Black & White, Post-Production Colour, Working in Black & White and Exposure. Easily accessible and highly readable, the books clearly explain and explore fundamental photographic concepts; they are fully indexed and illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, building to provide an essential introduction to the subject. 184 pages. Softcover.

  1. David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D
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    David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D
    David D. Busch
    Cengage Learning / 2013 / Spiral Bound
    $14.39 Retail: $15.99 Save 10% ($1.60)
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    Stock No: WW866323

Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? Well throw away your cheat sheets and command cards! David Busch"s Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D is your solution. This lay-flat, spiralbound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you'll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You'll find every settings option for your Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D listed, along with advice on why you should use--or not use--each adjustment. Useful tables provide recommended settings for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, portraits, sports, close-ups, and travel. With this guide on hand, you have all the information you need at your fingertips so you can confidently use your camera on the go.

  1. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
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    Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
    Ansel Adams
    Little, Brown and Company / 2007 / Hardcover
    $36.00 Retail: $40.00 Save 10% ($4.00)
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    Stock No: WW117722

In a career that spanned six decades, Ansel Adams produced a remarkable body of work that is at once an artistic tour de force and a powerful tribute to his beloved American wilderness. This book is the largest compilation of Adams' photographic oeuvre ever published. Organized chronologically, it presents the full range of his finest work, from early efforts in the 1920s, to his projects in the national parks in the 1940s, up through his last important photographs of the 1960s. Included are Adams' most popular images - many of them icons of twentieth-century art - as well as a number of masterly but little-known photographs.

  1. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
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    Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs
    Ansel Adams
    Little, Brown and Company / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $24.30 Retail: $27.00 Save 10% ($2.70)
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    Stock No: WW400794

The full spectrum of Ansel Adams' work in a single volume, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career capturing American landscapes.

The photographs are arranged chronologically into five major periods, from his first photographs made in Yosemite and the High Sierra in 1916 to his work in the National Parks in the 1940s up to his last important photographs from the 1960s. An introduction and brief essays on selected images provide information about Adams' life, document the evolution of his technique, and give voice to his artistic vision.,/p>

Few artists of any era can claim to have produced four hundred images of lasting beauty and significance. It is a testament to Adams' vision and lifetime of hard work that a book of this scale can be compiled. Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs is a must-have for anyone who appreciates photography and the allure of the natural world. 448 pages. Softcover.

  1. David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D
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    David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D
    David D. Busch
    Cengage Learning / 2013 / Spiral Bound
    $14.39 Retail: $15.99 Save 10% ($1.60)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW866323

Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? Well throw away your cheat sheets and command cards! David Busch"s Compact Field Guide for the Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D is your solution. This lay-flat, spiralbound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you'll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You'll find every settings option for your Canon EOS Rebel SL1/100D listed, along with advice on why you should use--or not use--each adjustment. Useful tables provide recommended settings for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, portraits, sports, close-ups, and travel. With this guide on hand, you have all the information you need at your fingertips so you can confidently use your camera on the go.

  1. The Ansel Adams Wilderness
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    The Ansel Adams Wilderness
    Jamie Williams, Peter Essick
    National Geographic / 2014 / Hardcover
    $20.66 Retail: $22.95 Save 10% ($2.29)
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    Stock No: WW213298

In this exquisitely photographed and affordable keepsake book, esteemed National Geographic photographer Peter Essick pays tribute to Ansel Adams and the craggy California Sierra Nevada wilderness area named in his honor. Like Adams, Essick aims to instill respect for the awesome yet fragile beauty of the High Sierras; the stunning images in this book reinterpret this powerful landscape through the modern lens of digital photography. Interspersed with illuminating words from prominent naturalists and conservationists, these photographs offer a new view of one of the country's most timeless and striking national parks. Elegant and evocative, this modern tribute to one of photography's greatest masters will be treasured by camera buffs and nature lovers alike. 112 pages. Hardcover.

  1. Take Better Photos: Teach Yourself / Digital original - eBookeBOOK
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    Take Better Photos: Teach Yourself / Digital original - eBook
    Teach Yourself / 2010 / ePub
    $11.99
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    Stock No: WW62069EB

This is a complete guide to all the practical know-how, technical information, and creative insight that will turn anyone into a confident user of a camera. Covering the very latest in equipment, with essential and straightforward guides to all the techniques-from exposure to use of flash-it will teach readers how to use digital manipulation, software, and all the other technology that makes photos strong and memorable. It explains how to do everything from choosing the right camera to composing shots, and an accompanying DVD features images along with helpful screengrabs, showing how to get the desired result on screen and paper alike. eBook.

Taking a new look at composition, the theme of his best-selling classic The Photographer's Eye, Michael Freeman now explores the visual mechanics of photography in its own native terms. Lushly illustrated with straight-to-the-point diagrams and graphic deconstructions, this book speaks in that intuitive, visual, and instantaneous language in which photographers think and work. Each section is organised into discrete units that articulate a working method for communicating particular ideas and capturing certain subjects. Dive into beautiful images and explore how each compositional element is placed and arranged in relationship to each other. Examine the outtakes from each shoot to understand why one particular image succeeded, compared to those shot before and after. Track the viewer's eye as it moves throughout the photo to see the optical dynamics held within each frame. And most of all, internalise this graphic language so you can instantly recognise amazing and powerful shots as they appear in your own viewfinder.

  1. The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures - eBookeBOOK
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    The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures - eBook
    Tom Grimm, Michele Grimm
    Plume / 2009 / ePub
    $5.99
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    Stock No: WW47450EB

The Basic Book of Digital Photography is the definitive guide to the expansive world of digital photography from two of the field's most established authorities. The Grimms' classic guide, The Basic Book of Photography, has sold over 400,000 copies since the first edition was published in 1974. Now they are steering photographers through the new era of digital imaging. This comprehensive handbook covers how to compose the best shots with cameras from point-and-shoot to the increasingly popular SLR (single lens reflex) models-and even cell phone cameras- and takes readers through the steps to improve, display, and preserve their images. The guide includes over 400 photos and illustrations, an extensive glossary and addresses everything from choosing a digital camera to storing files and printing photos. An indispensable accessory for amateur shutterbugs or dedicated professionals, this is the one handbook no digital photographer will want to do without. eBook.