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50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year: How Wildlife Photography Became Art

This special collection is a celebration of 50 years of the world-famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and of wildlife photography itself. Featuring many of the greatest nature photographs of all time, it charts the development of nature photography, from the first hand-held cameras and the colour film revolution of the 1960s, to the increasingly sophisticated photographs of wild animals and unexplored places that are taken today. An incredible variety of styles, skills and approaches are on show, reflecting the great advances in technology and the many and varied ways of viewing and interpreting the natural world. The prize-winning images include ground-breaking portraits, breathtaking aerial shots, underwater photography, close-up imagery and much more. The images are accompanied by captions that put the photographs in context, explaining their importance and revealing the vision, talent, passion and technique of the world’s leading wildlife photographers. All those who are passionate about photography and who have viewed this compelling exhibition since its inception 50 years ago, will treasure this astounding volume.

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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is an international showcase for the very best photography featuring natural subjects. One hundred of the most innovative and imaginative images are chosen annually by a panel of expert judges. These images form an exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London, that tours worldwide throughout the year. The competition is owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth: the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com

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Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography

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A graceful, contemplative volume, “Camera Lucida “was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established “Camera Lucida “as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontag’s “On Photography.”

About the Author

ROLAND BARTHES was born in 1915. A French literary theorist, philosopher, and critic, he influenced the development of schools of theory, including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, and post-structuralism. He died in 1980.

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Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D For Dummies

Capturing greatness with the Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D is just a click awayCongratulations on your new Canon! Not sure where to begin? No worries! Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D For Dummies makes it easy to cut through the intimidation of working with your DSLR camera to get great shots—without breaking a sweat.

With this hands-on, friendly guide, you'll discover how to get a feel for your camera, shoot in auto mode, shift to manual settings to take full control of your photos, adjust lighting, focus, and color, manage playback options, learn basic troubleshooting, and much more. Truly stunning and impressive pictures are at your fingertips!

  • Shows you how find and set camera controls to adjust exposure, lighting, focus, and color
  • Explains how to load images to a computer for organizing, editing, and sharing
  • Provides tips on how to control your camera to get the shot you want
  • Makes learning fast, easy, and fun with full-color photos

If you're a new camera owner looking to get great shots that your phone simply can't capture, Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D For Dummies makes it easier.

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Detroit After Dark

This book is the first to explore photographic representations of Detroit during the hours from dusk until dawn, featuring work by artists including Robert Frank, Leni Sinclair, Steve Shaw, Russ Marshall, and Dave Jordano, among others. The city’s streets, architecture, vast industrial complexes, night clubs, and unique subcultures are captured here in otherworldly visions of the nighttime urban landscape from the 1950s to the present day. These images offer a unique interpretation of Detroit, its industry, culture, and turbulent history through the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st. This book also provides context for the work by addressing historically significant artists who have contributed to the genre, including Ilse Bing, Brassai, Andre Kertesz, Berenice Abbott, and others.

About the Author

Nancy W. Barr is co-chief curator and curator of photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Sara Blair is professor of English language and literature at the University of Michigan. Chris Tysh is a Detroit-based poet and senior lecturer at Wayne State University.

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Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies 2nd Edition

The bestselling guide to DSLR photography – now updated for the latest technology and tools! This new edition gets you up to “shutter speed” on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author and professional photographer Robert Correll walks you through how a camera works, what lenses to use, how to set exposure, and how to capture the shots that define a portfolio. Fully updated to cover the latest generation of cameras and boasting more than 700 pages, this must-have resource explores the latest in tools and offers additional content, including video and interactive tools so that you can enhance your photography knowledge. Covers the basics of DSLR mechanics and explains how settings affect the final photo Reviews lenses and walks you through choosing and applying the right lens for your situation Discusses how aperture, shutting speed, and ISO combine to determine how your photo will look Demystifies how to light a photo, from using natural light to flash to artificial lighting Helps you shooting high-quality video and film Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition is packed with everything you need to get your idea photo, from portraits to action shots to night photos and so much more!

About the Author

Robert Correll is a creative professional whose skills include photography, music production, and design. He has focused much of his career on photographic education and is the author of High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies as well as coauthor of HDR Photography Photo Workshop .

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Family Photography Now

This critically engaging anthology explores the ways in which photographers from across the globe are viewing the complicated dynamics of family life. The book is divided into two parts: 'Our Own Families' and 'Other People's Families'. Each section includes an essay, analysing the complex attachments between brothers and sisters, parents and children, step-families and in-laws, outcasts and adoptees. Around forty international photographers are interviewed and present their individual pictures, albums and archives, many never previously published in book form. Whether Birte Kaufman's award-winning images of Irish travellers, Magnum member Trent Parke's darkly amusing shots of his family in suburban Australia, Nadia Sablin's elegy to her elderly aunts living in rural Russia, or Elina Brotherus' devastating records of failed IVF, this book takes readers on powerful journeys and enables them to reflect on how they photograph their own families.

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How to Do Everything Digital Photography

Take Great Digital Photos Every Time!

Filled with high-color photographs, How to Do Everything: Digital Photography shows you how to capture professional-quality photos using any digital camera–from a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera to an advanced digital SLR camera. Learn how to take better pictures right away using a variety of techniques for photo composition, lighting, and creativity. You'll also get tips on photo editing, printing, and archiving, as well as avoiding common mistakes that result in poor-quality images. Improve your photographic skills in no time with help from this comprehensive, hands-on guide.

  • Learn digital camera basics and select the best camera, equipment, and accessories for your needs
  • Master the fundamentals of photo composition
  • Use professional lighting and flash techniques
  • Shoot eye-catching outdoor photos in any weather condition
  • Take portraits and candid shots of people and pets
  • Capture stunning vacation photographs
  • Take professional-quality photos of sporting and action-oriented events
  • Shoot digital video and publish it online
  • Transfer digital images to your computer
  • Digitally fix, edit, and improve your images
  • Use photo editing software, as well as plug-ins, add-ons, and accessories
  • Print high-quality photos or publish your work on the Web
  • Catalog, organize, back up, and archive your images

About the Author

Jason R. Rich (www.jasonrich.com) is an accomplished professional photographer and the bestselling author of more than 45 books, including several travel guides featuring his photographs. He is a regular contributor to national magazines, websites, and major daily newspapers, including the New York Daily News.

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Humans of New York

An instant Number One New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in his attempt to capture ordinary New Yorkers in the most extraordinary of moments. The result of these efforts was “Humans of New York,” a vibrant blog in which he featured his photos alongside quotes and anecdotes. The blog has steadily grown, now boasting nearly a million devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred colour photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, and a distinctive vellum jacket, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that will appeal not just to those who have been drawn in by the outsized personalities of New York, but to anyone interested in the breathtaking scope of humanity it displays. Heartfelt and moving, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of a city.

About the Author

BRANDON STANTON studied at the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before founding “Humans of New York” in the summer of 2010. He has appeared on The Today Show and the BBC, has been featured in “The Wall Street Journal, “and his photos have appeared at Vogue.com and TheAtlantic.com. David Karp, the founder of Tumblr, called “Humans of New York” his favorite Tumblr blog. Stanton lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Johor: 300 Early Postcards

Johor: 300 Early Postcards will present a series of postcard galleries showing various aspects of the Peninsular Malaysian state of Johor from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, in particular the changing landscapes and townscapes. The book will be a richly informative visual guide to a formative period in Johor’s history. The postcards presented in the book will be drawn from the vast postcard collection of Dr Cheah Jin Seng, the author of Malaya: 500 Early Postcards, Penang: 500 Early Postcards, Perak: 300 Early Postcards, Selangor: 300 Early Postcards and Singapore: 500 Early Postcards.

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Lightroom Transformations: Realizing your vision with Adobe Lightroom plus Photoshop

Photographer and digital imaging expert Martin Evening’s guiding philosophy when editing images is to ask, “What is the point? Does what I am doing enhance the picture, or is it just artifice for artifice’s sake?” In Lightroom Transformations, Martin applies this approach to a broad collection of images, showing you how to turn ordinary-looking photos into hero shots-without using fancy montage techniques or wacky effects. By giving each image his own interpretation and explaining the rationale behind the choices he makes, he shows how you can do the same when processing your photos. Focusing primarily on techniques using Lightroom and Camera Raw-but also with Photoshop-Martin demonstrates how to manipulate the tones and composition of images to create photographs that correspond to your personal photographic vision. Filled with before-and-after shots with detailed explanations of how to go from an ordinary image to an extraordinary one, the book illustrates what you can achieve using Lightroom or Photoshop as a creative tool to enhance the natural beauty that lies within your images. * Helps you pre-visualize the end result you would like for your photos, and provides easy-to-follow steps for simple edits to polish almost any image * Includes tips on shooting technique to improve your images in-camera * Demonstrates how to recompose existing shots to illustrate how a photograph could have been shot and composed better * Includes short videos that demonstrate some of the techniques discussed in the book.

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Magnum Cycling

This book draws upon the Magnum archive to present a celebration of the great photographers who have captured those most fugitive of moments in cycling: the personalities, emotions and human endurance. It is grouped into thematic chapters, with works by a range of photographers, showing carefully picture-edited images with discursive captions. Each chapter also features one 'story' of an iconic moment, event or scene captured by a single photographer. They explore themes such as the Tour de France, track racing in the velodrome, winter training and the revelry of the fans and crowds, with images by a variety of iconic photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Guy Le Querrec and Harry Gruyaert.

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Nikon D3300 Digital Field Guide

Everything you need to know about your new N1 camera! Portable and full color, this guide is packed with everything you want and need to know in order to take amazing photos using your new Nikon Camera N1. Veteran author J. Dennis Thomas walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of the N1 using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen. You'll learn how to adjust white balance, autofocus, and exposure as well as choose lens and adjust settings. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, allowing you easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it. Helps you make the most of your Camera N1 and get the shots you want Features valuable insight from a successful professional photographer for capturing unique and memorable portrait, candid, action, travel, sports, and other shots Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your camera Go beyond the basic manual and the standard settings and see what your Camera N1 can do with Camera N1 Digital Field Guide !

About the Author

J. Dennis Thomas is an Austin, Texas, based photographer and the author of more than twenty Nikon Digital Field Guides. He is also a contributing author of articles on photographic theory and technique for Digital Photo magazine, MasteringPhoto.com, and maintains his own website, the Nikon Digital Field Guide Online (http://NikonDFG.com).

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Nikon D3300 For Dummies

Take your best shot with your new Nikon D3300

Congratulations on your new Nikon D3300 DSLR! You probably want to get shooting right away, but first you need to know some basics about the controls and functions. Nikon D3300 For Dummies is your ultimate guide to your new camera, packed with everything you need to know to start taking beautiful photographs right out of the gate. Author Julie Adair King draws on a decade of experience in photography instruction, specifically Nikon and Canon, to walk you through the basics and get you started off on the right foot.

Your new Nikon D3300 offers full control over exposure settings, but it also includes pre-sets and auto mode options for beginners. Nikon D3300 For Dummies guides you through the specifics of each setting, and teaches you how to determine what controls work best in a given situation. Written specifically for the Nikon D3300, the book discusses only the controls and capabilities available on your model, and shows you where to find them and how to use them. Topics include: * Shooting in auto mode, playback options, and basic troubleshooting * Working with light, focus, and color, and conquering video mode * Picture organization, including file transfer and sharing * Tips on photo editing and select features

This full-color book includes a variety of photos that demonstrate the effects of different settings, allowing you to develop an eye for matching controls to situations. If you want to get the most out of your new DSLR, Nikon D3300 For Dummies is the best, most complete guide on the market.

About the Author

Julie Adair King has been covering digital photography for over two decades. Along with the seven editions of Digital Photography For Dummies, Julie has also written For Dummies guides covering specific SLR cameras.

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Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide

Everything you need to know to take amazing photographs using your new DSLR The Nikon D5300 Digital Field Guide is filled with everything you need to know to take fantastic photos with your new Nikon. In full color, this portable guide covers all of the essential controls, features, and functions of the Nikon D5300, using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen. Nikon users will love this comprehensive field guide-it's just the right size to fit into a camera bag, so you'll be able to take it wherever your photography adventures take you. The guide goes beyond camera settings, offering you a refresher course in digital photography principles, and covering the essentials of lighting, composition, and exposure. This perfectly sized field guide features: Compact size, allowing photographers to carry it wherever they go Professional advice on everything from composing a variety of shots to choosing lenses Colorful example images, along with detailed instructions on how to get the most from each of the camera's features A bonus gray and color checker card that allows new DSLR owners to capture perfect color in any environment Filled with amazing examples, this handy guide offers a variety of tips and tricks. You'll learn how to capture portraits, take character-filled candid shots, frame sports action, document travel, work with macro photography, and much more!

About the Author

J. Dennis Thomas is an Austin, Texas, based photographer and the author of twenty Nikon Digital Field Guides by Wiley Publishing. He is also a frequent author of articles on photographic theory and technique for Digital Photo Magazine, MasteringPhoto.com, and F-Stoppers.com. Read more on his blog, the Nikon Digital Field Guide Online (http://NikonDFG.com).

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Nikon D5300 For Dummies

See the world differently through your new Nikon D5300

Your new Nikon D5300 digital SLR camera represents something about you. It shows that you want something more than a point-and-shoot camera has to offer. You want to take better photos. You want more control. You don't want to rely on editing to make beautiful photographs. Well, there's good news-you now have the right tool to make that happen! Now you need to learn how to use it. The Nikon D5300 has more features and expanded capabilities, and offers you more options for shooting in different situations. Taking advantage of the full complement of controls and settings gives you the power to capture images in new and imaginative ways.

Nikon D5300 For Dummies is your ultimate guide to using your new DSLR to its utmost capability. Author Julie Adair King brings her vast experience both as a veteran photographer and a photography teacher to you in this full-color, easy to follow Nikon D5300 guide. Nikon D5300 For Dummies contains more information that you would typically get in a basic photography course, plus information specific to the camera. Over 200 full-color images help illustrate concepts and apply them to the Nikon D5300, making this the ultimate reference for the beginning or veteran photographer. * Master controls, basic photography principles, and shooting in auto * Get creative with advanced settings and video functions * Take charge with manual controls, and understand camera functionality * Find tips on editing and sharing photos

You have an excellent camera. Don't be content with shooting in auto mode forever! Master your DSLR and learn your way around the settings for the most gorgeous photographs you've ever taken. Nikon D5300 For Dummies is your guide to making it all happen.

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Julie Adair King is a veteran photographer, author, and teacher. She is the author of several For Dummies books about Nikon and Canon dSLR cameras, with sales totaling more than 400,000 copies. She is also the bestselling author of all editions of Digital Photography For Dummies.

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Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology

Hershberger is the winner of a 2015 Insight Award from the Society for Photographic Education for his work on this book and for his overall contributions to the field! Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology presents a compendium of readings spanning ancient times to the digital age that are related to the history, nature, and current status of debates in photographic theory. * Offers an authoritative and academically up-to-date compendium of the history of photographic theory * Represents the only collection to include ancient, Renaissance, and 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century writings related to the subject * Stresses the drama of historical and contemporary debates within theoretical circles * Features comprehensive coverage of recent trends in digital photography * Fills a much-needed gap in the existing literature.

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Andrew E. Hershberger is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Chair of Art History at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He has published numerous journal articles in History of Photography, Art Journal, Early Popular Visual Culture, Analecta Husserliana, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, Academe, and Arts of Asia.

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Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey

Photography in Southeast Asia: A Survey is a comprehensive attempt to map the emergence and trajectories of photographic practices in Southeast Asia. The narrative begins in the colonial era, at the point when the transfer of photographic technology occurred between visiting practitioners and local photographers. Illustrated with some 200 photographs, and with individual chapters dedicated to the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam, the book ranges from the immediate postwar era to present day, focusing on photographers who demonstrate strong agency and autonomy in their practice. The relationship between art and photography, which has been defined very narrowly over the decades, is re-examined in the process. Photography also offers an entry point into the cultural and social practices of the region, and a prism into the personal desires and creative decisions of its practitioners.”

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Zhuang Wubin is a writer, curator, educator, and photographer. He most recently taught at Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

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Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets

A life shared with pets brings many emotions. We feel love for our companions, certainly, and happiness at the thought that we re providing them with a safe, healthy life. But there s another emotion, less often acknowledged, that can be nearly as powerful: guilt. When we see our cats gazing wistfully out the window, or watch a goldfish swim lazy circles in a bowl, we can t help but wonder: are we doing the right thing, keeping these independent beings locked up, subject to our control? Is keeping pets actually “good” for the pets themselves? That s the question that animates Jessica Pierce s powerful “Run, Spot, Run.” A lover of pets herself (including, over the years, dogs, cats, fish, rats, hermit crabs, and more), Pierce understands the joys that pets bring us. But she also refuses to deny the ambiguous ethics at the heart of the relationship, and through a mix of personal stories, philosophical reflections, and scientifically informed analyses of animal behavior and natural history, she puts pet-keeping to the test. Is it ethical to keep pets at all? Are some species more suited to the relationship than others? Are there species one should never attempt to own? And are there ways that we can improve our pets lives, so that we can be confident that we are giving them as much as they give us? Deeply empathetic, yet rigorous and unflinching in her thinking, Pierce has written a book that is sure to help any pet owner, unsettling assumptions but also giving them the knowledge to build deeper, better relationships with the animals with whom they ve chosen to share their lives.”

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Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist, the author of “The Last Walk,” and coauthor of “Wild Justice.”

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Singapore: World City

In just a few short decades, Singapore has transformed itself from a tiny island off the coast of mainland Asia into a global superpower in banking, IT, education, biotech, transportation and many other fields. The fascinating story of how this tiny city-state which has no hinterland, no natural resources, and a relatively small population has achieved success is told in this book. Singapore’s history as a British colonial port, its dynamic multi-ethnic population, and its innovative governmental and social structures, are a part of the story. But there are others as well. How Singapore became a regional hub for finance, shipping and air travel, and now also for the arts, sport and leisure–are all showcased in dynamic detail, with over 300 full-color photographs to illustrate graphically how this small island functions like a well-tuned racing machine. From the world’s only night-time Formula One race to its thriving calendar of international and local events, and its culture of non-stop eating, drinking and clubbing, Singapore has finally stepped out of the shadows and onto the world stage. Famed for its innovative business prowess, what is less known is that the island has more parks, gardens and recreational facilities than any other city of comparable size. Author Kim Inglis, a journalist and long-time local resident, leads the reader on a series of explorations through Singapore’s most notable districts and neighborhoods, explaining the growth and importance, and showcasing what they have to offer the visitor. Included are many lesser-known corners of the island which very few visitors ever get to see!

About the Author

Kim Inglis is a British writer and editor who has lived in Singapore for 20 years. She is best known for her many books on architecture and design, spa treatments and food, as well as her lifestyle contribution to a host of local magazines. Recent books by her include “Bali by Design, Tropical Home, A Perennial Feast” and “The Indian Spa.”

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Street: The Human Clay

American photographer Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has had an expansive career, photographing his subjects-from family and friends to political figures and celebrities-in their everyday environments, while simultaneously changing the very landscape of his chosen media. In his Human Clay series, images of people in their surroundings are presented together thematically. Each book features hundreds of photographs, many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself from his vast archive. This latest volume in the series compiles some of Friedlander’s street photography taken over the course of more than 50 years-including images of Atlanta, Buffalo, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and San Francisco, as well as more than 125 photographs of New York City.

About the Author

Lee Friedlander is a photographer based in Rockland County, New York.

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