Mastering the Olympus Om D E M5 Mark II

Mastering the Olympus Om D E M5 Mark II Author Darrell Young
ISBN-10 1937538737
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 528
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Olympus launched the OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera with a specific purpose in mind: to create a Micro Four Thirds camera for advanced enthusiast and professional photographers who prefer a smaller, yet very powerful mirrorless camera. The E-M5 Mark II is a true system camera for those who demand the best in cameras, lenses, and image quality. Darrell Young and Jim Johnson's Mastering the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It is designed to guide readers through the camera's features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, lever, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles. The authors' friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The learning experience for new E-M5II users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique.



David Busch s Olympus OM D E M1 Guide to Digital Photography

David Busch s Olympus OM D E M1 Guide to Digital Photography Author David D. Busch
ISBN-10 9781305106635
Release 2014-06-25
Pages 432
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DAVID BUSCH’S OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is your one-stop resource and reference for the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1. The OM-D E-M1 is Olympus’s newest dSLR-like mirrorless camera using the Micro Four Thirds format. It features five-access image stabilization, super-fast autofocus, 16-megapixel resolution, ISO settings up to 25,600, 9 fps burst mode, and a high-resolution viewfinder. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to exercise your creativity, and take great photographs with the Olympus OM-D E-M1. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH’S OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy Olympus OM-D E-M1 “road map,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera’s features and controls. With David Busch as your guide, you’ll be in full creative control, whether you’re shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the OLYMPUS OM-D E-M1 today.



In Camera Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera

In Camera  Perfect Pictures Straight Out of the Camera Author Gordon Laing
ISBN-10 9781781574935
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 208
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With amazing low-light capabilities, incredible definition, intelligent autofocus and a host of other features, digital cameras have now become so powerful that they have left their users behind. Most photographers can take competent shots in a range of conditions, or fix imperfect exposures in Photoshop or Lightroom, but very few have the skill to push their cameras to the limit and capture the perfect shot, under all conditions, with no post-processing required. In Camera is the perfect way to take your photography to that level; to master your camera, understand light, exposure and composition, and make amazing photographs, whatever your camera, without cheating after the event. One hundred of Gordon's beautiful photos are given his own expert commentary; full settings and camera details are included, and a host of tips and tricks let photographers of any level learn something from every example. The shots are taken with a wide range of cameras, and the emphasis is on getting results by improving your own skills, not wasting money on expensive equipment.



The Complete Guide to Olympus Om d E m1

The Complete Guide to Olympus  Om d E m1 Author Gary L. Friedman
ISBN-10 9781312356160
Release 2014-07-17
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The OM-D E-M1 camera has been hailed as “The Kind of Micro Four Thirds” format for good reason! The engineers gave this camera one of the most customizable and nuanced user interfaces ever. While a good move, even experienced users will sometimes need help getting their arms around all of the different permutations of features or groups of features spread across different menus. In this detailed and easy-to-read reference, professional photographer Gary L. Friedman simplifies the complexity and provides the shortest learning curve for this infinitely-configurable camera. Get the most out of your investment from the most highly-regarded source of books for digital cameras!



Advancing Your Photography

Advancing Your Photography Author Marc Silber
ISBN-10 163353569X
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 200
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One of America's top photographers, who works with the Ansel Adams estate, shows how everyone can take top quality photographs they love. Whether you are a professional looking to advance your skills, a beginner, or a budding Instagrammer, this book will help you learn more fast and have fun in the process.



Perfect Digital Photography Second Edition

Perfect Digital Photography Second Edition Author Jay Dickman
ISBN-10 9780071601672
Release 2008-12-15
Pages 528
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Master the art of digital photography "Jay Dickman and Jay Kinghorn again have brought an insightful book on digital photography based on creating your best digital photographs, regardless of the rapid changes in the digital technology... From cover to cover, this book is filled with priceless information on how to get the great photos, and how to make sure they are your best." --John Knaur, Senior Marketing Manager, Digital SLR, Olympus Imaging America In this completely updated, full-color work, a Pulitzer Prize-winning National Geographic photographer and an Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert guide you through the entire photographic process, from composition to printing and archiving. The expert techniques inside this masterful guide help you greatly improve both the quality of your photographs and your proficiency in the digital darkroom. Perfect Digital Photography, Second Edition covers the latest technologies, including digital SLR cameras, Adobe Photoshop CS4, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and offers tips for developing an efficient workflow. Stunning color photographs throughout the book show you the results that you too can achieve.



Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1

Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1 Author Rob Knight
ISBN-10 9780133845174
Release 2014-03-27
Pages 240
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This Snapshots book will teach owners how to take great shots using their new Panasonic GX7 or GM1 camera. Users learn how to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Featuring beautiful images; clear design; and a friendly knowledgeable voice, everything in the book is in service of creating a great image. Starting with the top ten things users needed to know about the camera, photographer Rob Knight carefully guides readers through the operating features. Owners get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips, and even end of chapter assignments. The book will also include coverage of shooting video. Both the GX7 and GM1, which have the same sensor and are similar in operation, will be covered. Significant new features: 16MP Live MOS sensor In-body image stabilization (works with any lens) Front and rear control dials Flip-up, 1024 x 768 pixel (2.3M dot equivalent) electronic viewfinder 3-inch tilting LCD 3-level focus peaking 1080 video at 60p/60i/24p in MP4 or AVCHD format Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC Magnesium-alloy frame 1/8000 second max shutter speed, 1/320th flash sync speed Highlight and shadow curve adjustments Built-in pop-up flash The Pansonic GX7 is now available for MSRP $999 (body only). The Panasonic GM1 is now available for MSRP $749 (with kit lens)



The Fujifilm X T20

The Fujifilm X T20 Author Rico Pfirstinger
ISBN-10 9781681982847
Release 2017-07-14
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In this book, popular Fuji Rumors "X-Pert Corner" columnist Rico Pfirstinger teaches about the little-known capabilities of the X-T20, which he’s discovered through months of in-depth research and experimentation with the camera. After a brief overview of the camera’s basic functions, Rico cuts to the chase and provides a plethora of tips and practical instructions not found in the user's manual. With this knowledge, you will be able to fully exploit the capabilities of the X-T20.

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The Fujifilm X-series cameras have amazing features but may require an adjustment period for those new to using these cameras, even photographers who have been lifetime DSLR shooters. This guide will help you to quickly feel comfortable using your camera so that you can achieve excellent results.

Topics covered include:

    • Menu shortcuts
    • Long exposures
    • Firmware upgrades
    • Hybrid autofocus system
    • Auto and manual focusing
    • Face detection
    • ISOless sensor
    • Dynamic Range expansion
    • Film simulations
    • Custom settings
    • RAW conversion
    • Panoramas
    • Movies
    • Self-timer
    • Flash
    • Adapted lenses
    • And much more…



Adobe Lightroom 6 CC Video Book Training for Photographers

Adobe Lightroom 6   CC Video Book  Training for Photographers Author Tony Northrup
ISBN-10 9780988263499
Release 2015-05-02
Pages 300
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With this video book, you'll learn how to instantly find any picture in your library, fix common photography problems, clean up your images, add pop to boring pictures, retouch portraits, make gorgeous prints, create photo books, and even edit your home videos. Tony goes beyond teaching you how to use Lightroom. Tony shows you why and when to use each feature to create stunning, natural photos. When Lightroom isn t the best tool, Tony suggests better alternatives. Combining the benefits of video training and book learning, this video book gives you over 14 hours of video and dozens of free presets and raw images to practice with. If you learn better with video, watch the video training and refer to the book for quick reference. If you prefer reading, the book is concise and practical, and each chapter links to relevant videos when you want to understand a topic more deeply or see it used in the real world. Tony covers every aspect of Lightroom in-depth, but structures his teaching so that both beginner and advanced photographers can learn as efficiently as possible. If you just want a quick start, you can watch the first video or read the first chapter and you'll be organizing and editing your pictures in less than an hour. If you want to know more about a specific feature, switch to that video or jump to that chapter in the ebook. If you want to know everything about Lightroom, watch the videos and read the book from start to finish.



About Face

About Face Author David H. Hackworth
ISBN-10 9780671695347
Release 1990-04-15
Pages 896
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Chronicles the military career of America's most decorated living soldier, from his enlistment of age fifteen, through his service in Vietnam, where his growing disillusionment with American policies led to his post-war exile in Australia



Tony Northrup s Photography Buying Guide

Tony Northrup s Photography Buying Guide Author Tony Northrup
ISBN-10 9780988263420
Release 2014-11-26
Pages 300
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If you're a beginner photographer, this book can save you hundreds of dollars. If you're a seasoned pro, it can save you thousands. With access to over 16 HOURS of online video, this book helps you choose the best equipment for your budget and style of photography. In this book, award-winning author and photographer Tony Northrup explains explains what all your camera, flash, lens, and tripod features do, as well as which are worth paying for and which you can simply skip. Tony provides information specific to your style of photography, whether you're a casual photographer or you're serious about portraits, landscapes, sports, wildlife, weddings, or even macro. For the casual reader, Tony provides quick recommendations to allow you to get the best gear for your budget, without spending days researching. If you love camera gear, you'll be able to dive into 200 pages of detailed information covering Nikon, Canon, Sony, Micro Four-Thirds, Olympus, Samsung, Leica, Mamiya, Hasselblad, Fuji, Pentax, Tamron, Sigma, Yongnuo, PocketWizard, Phottix, Pixel King, and many other manufacturers. Camera technology changes fast, and this book keeps up. Tony updates this book several times per year, and buying the book gives you a lifetime subscription to the updated content. You'll always have an up-to-date reference on camera gear right at your fingertips. Here are just some of the topics covered in the book: What should my first camera be?Which lens should I buy?Should I buy Canon, Nikon, or Sony?Is a mirrorless camera or a DSLR better for me?Do I need a full frame camera?Is it safe to buy generic lenses and flashes?What's the best landscape photography gear?Which portrait lens and flash should I buy?What gear do I need to photograph a wedding?How can I get great wildlife shots on a budget?Which sports photography equipment should I purchase?Should I buy zooms or primes?Is image stabilization worth the extra cost?Which type of tripod should I buy?Which wireless flash system is the best for my budget?How can I save money by buying used?What kind of computer should I get for photo editing?What studio lighting equipment should I buy?When you buy this book, you'll be able to immediately read the book online. You'll also be able to download it in PDF, .mobi, and .epub formats--every popular format for your computer, tablet, smartphone, or eReader!



The Curse of la Fontaine

The Curse of la Fontaine Author M. L. Longworth
ISBN-10 9780143110941
Release 2017
Pages 320
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"In the latest captivating installment of M. L. Longworth's acclaimed Verlaque & Bonnet Provenocal Mystery series, the newlywed investigators contend with their most sinister challenge yet: a centuries-old curse...Chef Bear Valets has just opened his own restaurant, La Fontaine, in Aix-en-Provence. It's an immediate success--great reviews and a loyal clientele, including Verlaque and Bonnet. But when he decides to extend his restaurant's seating into an historic courtyard, some very powerful neighbors are against him. The historical society wants the courtyard, which had witnessed the 16th century hanging of an innocent man, and the murder of two resistant fighters in 1943 by the Gestapo, to remain untouched. Valets charges on, but has to temporarily close the restaurant when a skeleton is unearthed in the garden, buried in shallow ground next to an ancient stone fountain. La Fontaine reopens, only for more bad luck to hit. But when Valets begins receiving threatening letters, he becomes convinced that his life is in danger. And then the fountain, for only the third time in 352 years, stops running. By disturbing the garden, has Bear triggered the curse of la fontaine? And can newlyweds Verlaque and Bonnet solve the mystery before someone else ends up dead?"--



Tony Northrup s DSLR Book How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Tony Northrup s DSLR Book  How to Create Stunning Digital Photography Author Tony Northrup
ISBN-10 1621545245
Release 2012-11-11
Pages 245
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The world's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 6 HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you'll ever need. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need. 500+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: Composition Exposure Shutter speed Aperture Depth-of-field (blurring the background) ISO Natural light Flash Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures Pet photography Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more) Sunrises and sunsets Landscapes Cityscapes Flowers Forests, waterfalls, and rivers Night photography Fireworks Raw files HDR Macro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided) Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater) Group photos Remotely triggering flashes Using bounce flash and flash modifiers Using studio lighting on any budget Building a temporary or permanent studio at home Shooting your first wedding High speed photography Location scouting/finding the best spots and times Planning shoots around the sun and moon Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking) Light painting Eliminating noise Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field Underwater photography Getting close to wildlife Using electronic shutter triggers



Sustainable Home Refurbishment

Sustainable Home Refurbishment Author Dave Thorpe
ISBN-10 9781849776523
Release 2010
Pages 192
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A retro-fit offers many benefits: cutting electricity and heating bills, increasing the resale value of homes, slashing carbon emissions and creating a healthier place to live. This book is the guide to making it happen. It looks at: draught-proofing, insulation and damp ventilation, heating and cooling electrical efficiency and renewable energy water use and re-use materials' life cycles and incorporating nature protection from climate change impacts - modelling energy flows and embodied energy how we can meet the need to cut carbon emissions from dwellings by eighty percent by 2050. Projects can apply to apartment blocks, recent builds and older, solid-walled properties. Enlivened with helpful diagrams and photographs, plus plenty of pointers for further information, it provides a comprehensive resource handbook for any building professional and contractor, students - or any homeowner serious about efficiency (cash and carbon) savings.



Picture Perfect Posing

Picture Perfect Posing Author Roberto Valenzuela
ISBN-10 9780133742305
Release 2014-02-26
Pages 336
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Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their newfound knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, Picture Perfect Practice, a breakout success. In Picture Perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. For many photographers, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, a portrait can still easily be a failure if the pose is not natural, elegant, and serving the needs of both the subject and the photographer. Instead of just showing page after page of poses–like most posing books on the market–Roberto actually breaks down the concept of posing by examining the anatomy, starting with the core foundation: the spinal chord and neck. Building from there, Roberto discusses every component of what makes poses work, as well as fail. How should the model hold her hands? Bend her elbows? Position her fingers? Should the model look toward or away from the camera, and why? It all depends on what the photographer wants for the shot, and Roberto discusses the entire process, from the intent of the photographer through the execution of the pose. For those who have been discouraged by an inability to pose their subjects, or who have simply not known where to start in order to "figure it out," Picture Perfect Posing is the essential resource they need to learn how posing truly works, and how they can learn to direct the exact pose they need for the shot they want.



Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead Author Peter James
ISBN-10 9780330462594
Release 2008-09-04
Pages 546
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One single act of kindness becomes an endless reign of terror. . . Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with. And from that moment the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality - and a grisly attraction. Notice of Kellie and Tom's deaths has already been posted on the internet. You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead. Looking Good Dead is the second bestselling title in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series from number one author Peter James. 'Full of gripping twists and turns' Guardian



Company of Liars

Company of Liars Author Karen Maitland
ISBN-10 9780141900018
Release 2009-02-26
Pages 592
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The year is 1348 and the first plague victim has reached English shores. Panic erupts around the country and a small band of travellers comes together to outrun the deadly disease, unaware that something far more deadly is -in fact - travelling with them. The ill-assorted company - a scarred trader in holy relics, a conjurer, two musicians, a healer and a deformed storyteller - are all concealing secrets and lies. And at their heart is the strange, cold child - Narigorm - who reads the runes. But as law and order breaks down across the country and the battle for survival becomes ever more fierce, Narigorm mercilessly compels each of her fellow travellers to reveal the truth ... and each in turn is driven to a cruel and unnatural death.