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Canon Rebel T4i/EOS 650D: The Expanded Guide
Canon Rebel T4i/EOS 650D
The Expanded Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1907708960
A comprehensive guide with step-by-step, practical tips on how to get the most out of this versatile camera The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D is the latest in a long line of Rebel/XXXD series of DSLR cameras that began with the Digital Rebel/300D camera of 2003. The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D builds on the strengths of its predecessors, making it the most refined model in the series to date. The camera features some intriguing new technology: the most significant change is the Hybrid CMOS AF system that improves the speed of focus when shooting still-images and movies in Live View. It's also the first Canon DSLR that can continuously autofocus when recording movies. Sound is important to the shooting of movies, and the Rebel T4i/EOS 650D is equipped with a stereo microphone (a first for the Rebel series) as well as a jack to plug in an external microphone. The Rebel T4i/EOS 650D is also the first Canon DSLR to feature a touch-sensitive LCD. Virtually all of the camera's operations can be set using the 3in. (7.7cm) LCD rather than using the physical buttons on the camera body. This includes setting menu functions, selecting the focus point in Live View and even firing the shutter once focus has been locked. To make the use of the LCD easier, the panel is hinged and can be set in a variety of positions allowing the camera to be used overhead or down low, close to the ground, more easily.
Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs
Ounce of Preservation
A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs
Paperback      ISBN: 1568250215

A guide for the non-professional published by Rainbow Books, Inc., P.O. Box 430, Highland City, FL 33846-0430. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Photography in Worship: The Art and Science of Iconic Imagery
Photography in Worship
The Art and Science of Iconic Imagery
Paperback      ISBN: 1458402959

The ability to take a photograph - to stop a moment in time - is a very powerful act in and of itself. When this skill is used in the creation of imagery in support of worship, or even as an act of worship, it can be truly breathtaking. A great photograph can make a point or elicit an emotion in ways nothing else can, but what makes a truly great photograph? It's not the camera Ansel Adams said, "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." In other words...you. Cameras and technology have made incredible advances through the years, but the basic elements of photography haven't changed for over a century. Great cameras do not make great photographers any more than great guitars make great guitarists. You have to learn how to "play" - What is good composition? - How much of the image do I want in focus? - Where do I place my subject? - How do I manipulate my image after I take it? This book will teach you the basics of photography through simple explanations and practical examples, and more important, how to "see" the image in advance, with special emphasis on creating imagery for use in worship.

Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions: The Most Common Photography Problems and How to Solve Them
Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions
The Most Common Photography Problems and How to Solve Them
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0770433057
Easy answers for your most common exposure questions

Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure has demystified the elements of exposure for nearly half a million readers, making it one of the most popular photography books in the world. Now, Bryan returns with his first-ever follow-up, Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions, this time tackling 28 of the most common exposure stumbling blocks for amateur shooters.
These are the exposure situations that prove frustrating time and time again, from exposing high-contrast scenes to freezing action in low light, photographing a full moon, exposing subjects against a sunset sky, balancing subjects in shade with brightly lit backgrounds, and so on. For each, Bryan points out common pitfalls and then offers a simple solution, showing you how to approach the exposure differently and transform your shot.
A complement to Understanding Exposure, Bryan Peterson's Exposure Solutions digs deeper to help you break bad habits, take control of your exposure, and approach even tricky situations with confidence.
Irevolution: Notes Toward a History of Mobile Photography
Irevolution
Notes Toward a History of Mobile Photography
Paperback      ISBN: 8898391358
Research that synthesizes the knowledge and reflections that have interests at the heart of the changes of the contemporary photographer.
Roger Ballen: Shadow Chamber
Roger Ballen
Shadow Chamber
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714844667

Roger Ballen challenges the ways in which we perceive the 'reality' of photography. This body of work is a product of the decades Ballen has spent working with and photographing the common folk of rural and suburban South Africa.

Understanding Flash Photography: How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
Understanding Flash Photography
How to Shoot Great Photographs Using Electronic Flash
Paperback      ISBN: 0817439560
From a master of professional photography, a book that explores the exciting possibilities of artificial light.

This guide to on- and off-camera flash picks up where Peterson's previous title, Understanding Exposure, left off--helping free photographers from the limitations of auto to get the images they want when natural light isn't enough. For the many amateur photographers afraid to venture past natural lighting, here is the book that will finally help them master artificial light. In his trademark easy-to-understand style, Bryan Peterson explains not only how flash works, but how to go beyond TTL automatic flash exposure to master manual flash, allowing readers to control the quality, shape and direction of light for a perfect exposure, every time.
Sony SLT-A77
Sony SLT-A77
Paperback      ISBN: 1907708855
An authoritative guide to using this versatile camera, with hints and tips to help you get the best from its many functions The Sony A77 is a new interchangeable lens camera that uses Translucent Mirror Technology to offer high-speed shooting: the mirror splits the optical pathway between the main image sensor and a separate phase-detection autofocus sensor, allowing a simplified design that enables the camera to be physically smaller.
The Valley
The Valley
Hardcover      ISBN: 3908247799
Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography
Zen Camera
Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399580336

Zen Camera is an unprecedented photography practice that guides you to the creativity at your fingertips, calling for nothing more than your vision and any camera, even the one embedded in your phone.

David Ulrich draws on the principles of Zen practice as well as forty years of teaching photography to offer six profound lessons for developing your self-expression. Doing for photography what The Artist's Way and Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain did for their respective crafts, Zen Camera encourages you to build a visual journaling practice called your Daily Record in which photography can become a path of self-discovery. Beautifully illustrated with 83 photographs, its insights into the nature of seeing, art, and personal growth allow you to create photographs that are beautiful, meaningful, and uniquely your own.

You'll ultimately learn to change the way you interact with technology--transforming it into a way to uncover your innate power of attention and mindfulness, to see creatively, and to live authentically.