Category: Photography Video

Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet: Making Designer Metal Jewelry by Mary Hettmansperger

By Mary Hettmansperger

Making lovely hand made jewellery should be an amazingly uncomplicated method that even newbies will quick master—as lengthy as they've got this consultant via their aspect. Written via an skilled artist and instructor, and generously illustrated with beautiful how-to images and drawings, it demonstrates a wealth of simple innovations in excellent aspect. Twenty awesome projects—including a twisted cord choker, bangle bracelet, bead pod pin, and combined steel jewelry— are created by means of wrapping, sewing, and folding steel, and via making chilly connections with uncomplicated screws, bolts, pop rivets, eyelets, brads, and nails. refined pictures of every piece spotlight its wealthy textures and visible complexity. Would-be jewelers will love this—and beaders, reminiscence crafters, and an individual wanting to discover steel jewellery will wish it, too!

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Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky, Adolfo Kaminsky, Mike Mitchell

By Sarah Kaminsky, Adolfo Kaminsky, Mike Mitchell

Trans. Mike Mitchell

[An] engrossing literary debut. ... Writing in Adolfo's voice provides this suspenseful narrative candor and immediacy.
- Kirkus Reviews

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger's Life is "worthy of the easiest undercover agent novels" and tells the tale of Sarah Kaminsky's father, “the genius-forger who devoted his knowledge and convictions to serve the French Resistance in the course of global conflict II, saving hundreds of thousands of Jewish households, and so on over the process 30 years for varied motives round the world.”
- TED.com

A precise and touching tale traversing a century in clandestine shadow crossings, the place Adolfo's ability intended life... or death.
- Libération, France

Riveting.
- Haaretz, Israel

Technical prowess, creativity, and self-denial force the plot within the exceptionally fortunate lifetime of Adolfo Kaminsky narrated during this interesting old document.
- Elle journal, France; 2010 Reader's selection Award

Undoubtedly the most eye-catching books of the season.
- Paris Today

A pointed, sober biography ... of 1 of the world's top forgers.
- Der Spiegel

If made right into a movie, the lifetime of Adolfo Kaminsky could have the materials of suspense mystery, warfare motion picture, ancient tragedy, intimate drama, romantic comedy and scenes of terror.
- O Globo, Brazil

A exciting book.
- l. a. Repubblica Federal, Italy

Kaminsky has lived, within the shadows, the brightest hours of the Resistance.
- Le Monde

Best-selling writer Sarah Kaminsky takes readers via her father Adolfo Kaminsky's perilous and clandestine occupation as a real-life forger for the French Resistance, the FLN, and diverse different freedom hobbies of the 20th century. Recruited as a tender Jewish youngster for his wisdom of dyes, Kaminsky turned the first forger for the French Resistance throughout the Nazi profession of Paris. Then, as a qualified photographer, Kaminsky spent the subsequent twenty-five years clandestinely generating millions of counterfeit files for immigrants, exiles, underground political operatives, and pacifists around the globe. Kaminsky stored his earlier cloaked in secrecy good into his eighties, till his daughter confident him to proportion the main points of the life-threatening paintings he did on behalf of individuals combating for justice and peace during the world.

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Wedding Photography: Advanced Techniques for Digital by Bill Hurter

By Bill Hurter

Drawing at the pictures and services of dozens of industry-leading photographers, this guide on marriage ceremony images offers serious insights into the innovations that set the simplest within the company except relaxation. overlaying either the technical features of the occupation in addition to delving into extra refined features of the craft—including instruction and making plans, interpersonal abilities, a keen eye, strong timing, a cool-under-pressure mind-set, posing and lighting fixtures talents, and creative talent—this certain guide additionally bargains thoughts for streamlining postproduction efforts from working electronic filters and retouching pictures to saving and archiving documents. With directions on how one can reflect attractive marriage ceremony pictures, this advisor will curiosity beginner photographers alike.

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The AK-47 Kalashnikov - series assault rifle by Gordon L. Rottman

By Gordon L. Rottman

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the main ubiquitous attack rifle on the earth, with extra AK-47s and its editions in use than the other person small arm. Created by means of Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and primary followed through the USSR quickly after global struggle II (1939-1945), its creation keeps to this present day, with an anticipated seventy five million produced around the world. it's the longest serving post-World warfare II army weapon and its ease of use, longevity and coffee creation expenditures make sure that its use will proceed for generations to come back.

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Bali By Design: 25 Contemporary Houses by Kim Inglis

By Kim Inglis

Bali has lengthy been an inventive concept for the world—providing interesting new layout rules which are emulated this day in houses and inns all over the world. The open to the weather rest room with inside courtyard backyard, the enormous bamboo couch with handwoven cushion covers, and the backyard pavilion or bale with raised platform seating are all examples of recommendations that originated at the island. All these—and a lot more—may be considered in Bali through Design.

Bali via Designs presents insurance of the newest and top layout paintings in Bali this day. that includes 25 wonderful modern houses, it showcases the guidelines of a brand new iteration of gifted foreign and Indonesian designers. each one of those striking homes offers new recommendations for age-old challenges—illustrating how trendy smooth existence can be accomplished via shrewdpermanent structure and inside layout. See the choice of crafty furnishings and furniture in open, ethereal rooms, the inclusion of normal stone in shady courtyards and pools, and the plethora of hand made surfaces, gadgets and artifacts.

Many of those homes discover methods of decreasing energy intake for a extra sustainable, low-carbon destiny. Others current a latest city model of the tropical Bali layout type that has its roots in a conventional rural setting. All, even though, mix sleek expertise with unique neighborhood materials—Balinese sandstone, volcanic rock, recycled ulin wood—for breezy indoor-outdoor living.

With over three hundred beautiful pictures by way of Danish photographer Jacob Termansen and an insightful textual content via British writer Kim Inglis, this ebook is a becoming testomony to the originality and skill of Bali's layout global.

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Illustrated Anatomy of the World's Fighters by William Green, Gordon Swanborough

By William Green, Gordon Swanborough

More than a hundred of the world's so much effective fighter plane are depicted in beautifully exact cutaway drawings: from the canvas-and-string devices of global conflict I to the superb stealth warring parties which are taking air strive against into the twenty first century. observed by way of attention-grabbing technical and developmental descriptions, each one drawing finds and obviously identifies the aircraft's airframe constructions, engines, gas tanks, avionics and weaponry, and is complemented by means of a three-view drawing and motion photograph.

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A Short Course in Canon EOS 50D Photography by Dennis P. Curtin

By Dennis P. Curtin

This book/eBook package deal is your consultant to getting extra fascinating and inventive images with the 15.1 megapixel Canon EOS 50D. It discusses each digital camera atmosphere in this top of the range digital camera in a transparent, well-illustrated kind, with many built-in counsel and QuickSteps, however it additionally does even more. you will additionally examine the innovations of images as you study why and in case you use particular settings, not only easy methods to set them. you will discover that this consultant is helping you quick grasp your digital camera so you can actually get the categories of pictures you had was hoping for. the published version of the booklet is black & white and has a popular spiral binding that we could the e-book lie flat or be folded again on itself. The e-book version of the ebook, on hand as an speedy obtain or on a CD disc, is a printable and searchable full-color model of an identical booklet in Adobe's well known PDF structure. you could print it out in entire or half in excessive answer, and browse it on a computer or Mac utilizing the unfastened Acrobat Reader, or any updated net browser. This publication additionally contains clickable hyperlinks to 50 or so animations, videos and different assets that illustrate the center options of electronic images similar to publicity repayment, lens focal lengths, histograms, and lots more and plenty, even more. (To use those animations you do want a web connection.) just a few of the issues you are going to research during this ebook are how you can take images in totally computerized aspect and shoot mode and the way your digicam captures electronic photographs; tips on how to play again and deal with your pictures; tips to use buttons, dials, and menus; keep an eye on photo measurement and caliber, together with utilizing the preferred and top of the range uncooked structure; shoot continually; use all the camera's publicity modes and publicity controls to get images that express the scene precisely because it is, or as you need to interpret it; use histograms for the absolute best exposures; see tips on how to keep an eye on sharpness on your pictures; and the way to take advantage of concentration, depth-of-field, sharpness, softness, and blur creatively. study all approximately mild and colour and the way to exploit them. know how they alter in the course of the day and seasons, how they are tormented by the elements, and the way light's course and caliber impacts highlights and shadows. See how you can set white stability to seize colours how you see them. find out how to use your zoom lens creatively whilst photographing surroundings, interiors, humans, and extremely small topics. See tips to creatively use the inbuilt, and non-compulsory exterior flash, interior and in and out sturdy mild and undesirable, and the way to take advantage of studio lighting fixtures for product pictures and photographs. discover little recognized yet crucial flash innovations similar to fill and gradual sync flash. ultimately, see how one can use reside View, non-stop images, photo types, and handheld remote control images; customise the digital camera to raised fit your taking pictures kind; and take care of your digital camera.

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Portraiture and Photography in Africa by John Peffer

By John Peffer

Portraiture and images in Africa
Edited by means of John Peffer and Elisabeth L. Cameron
Series: African Expressive Cultures
Distribution: World
Publication date: 7/3/2013
Format: paper 472 pages, 151 colour illus.
8.5 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-253-00860-2

Beautifully illustrated, Portrait images in Africa deals new interpretations of the cultural and old roles of images in Africa. Twelve prime students examine early pictures, very important photographers’ studios, the makes use of of portraiture within the nineteenth century, and the present ardour for pics in Africa. They evaluate various subject matters, together with what defines a typical tradition of images, the social and political implications of fixing applied sciences for portraiture, and the lasting results of tradition at the concept of the individual depicted within the photographic photo.

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