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Full of outstanding images created on real assignments, this book provides a valuable insight into the creative process of one of today's top portrait photographers. In support of each portrait image is a setup image, an outtake image from the shoot, or both. Rodriguez is a master of lighting, so lighting diagrams are provided for every shot, making it easy for readers to adapt the setups to their own subjects and shooting style. The guide also provides ample description of the effects achieved through the selection of each light modifier and the placement of each light source within the overall setup. Posing techniques are covered in detail, with tips for both refining the appearance of the subject and for communicating the individual's personality through the pose selected. This book is a valuable addition to the library of any professional photographer or advanced student of photography. Lleno de imágenes espectaculares captadas durante tareas reales, este libro provee una perspicacia valiosa sobre el proceso creativo de uno de los mejores fotógrafos de retratos de hoy en día. Acompañando cada retrato hay una imagen de composición, una imagen eliminada de la sesión de fotos o a veces las dos. Rodríguez es maestro de la iluminación, por eso se incluyen diagramas de iluminación para cada foto, facilitando para el lector la adaptación de composiciones para que reflejen el principal punto de interés y el estilo del fotógrafo. La guía también describe con abundancia los efectos logrados a través de la selección de cada modificador de luz y la disposición de cada fuente de luz dentro de la composición en general. El manual detalla las técnicas de posturas e incluye consejos para refinar la apariencia del punto de interés y para expresar la personalidad del individuo a través de la pose escogida. Este libro es útil para los fotógrafos profesionales y los estudiantes de fotografía avanzados.
Eight simple money- and time-saving strategies to avoid probate. Includes a summary of the laws in each state.
Managing money is far more than a matter of balancing our checkbooks or picking investments. Witness the fact that many of us know what we ought to be doing with our money yet often just don't do it. This is the first personal finance book that gives us not only the knowledge of how to handle money, but also the power to break through the barriers that hold us back. Suze Orman, best-selling author of You've Earned It, Don 't Lose it, goes beyond the nuts and bolts of managing money to explore the psychological, even spiritual, power money has in our lives. Before we can get control of our finances, we must get control of our attitudes about money, feelings that were shaped by our earliest experiences with it. Letting go of these anxieties and creating new attitudes are the first steps of Suze Orman's program. Next comes mastering the practical elements of financial life: investments, credit, insurance, and estate and retirement planning. This book tells you everything you need to know to provide for yourself and your family, not abstract principles but specific, concrete, and easy-to-follow procedures. Here you will also find the latest tax code revisions regarding estate taxes, inheritance, and individual retirement allowances (IRAs), including vital information on the new Roth IRA and educational IRAs and how to make them work best for you. You'll also learn why you should trust your own instincts more than someone else's advice in making any financial decision. Finally come the most unusual -- and powerful -- steps: understanding the spiritual side of money. As Suze Orman explains, financial freedom is about realizing that we are worth far more than our money. Her program concludes by showing how to leave behind financial anxieties and open ourselves to true abundance, not only of the pocketbook but also of the heart.
Many famous authors write their novels in a matter of weeks. William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks. Joyce Carol Oates often cranks out two or three books a year. Stephen King believes first drafts should take no more than three months to complete. So, what's the trick? Novel writing isn't about inspiration. It's about the time, energy, and discipline to see the project to its finish. With 90 Days to Your Novel at your side, now is the time. This inspiring guide will be your push, your deadline, and your spark to finally, without excuses, and in three short months, nail that first draft of your novel. The difference between wanna-be writers and real writers is the difference between talk and work. If you commit to the schedule and the techniques within 90 Days to Your Novel and invest two to three hours a day for twelve weeks, you will complete your book. An outline will appear. Characters will take shape. A plot will emerge. Scenes will come together and form a story worth reading. And then the talking can begin!
Written by best-selling PC repair author and educator Jean Andrews, the seventh edition of A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC maps fully to CompTIA's 2009 A+ Exam objectives. This full-color guide is the most complete, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. At the same time, it prepares readers to successfully pass the A+ 220-701 and 220-702 exams. The new edition is formatted to support any teaching or learning style and course format, featuring an essentials-to-practical organization within each chapter and inclusion of tabs distinguishing exam content. Further content and live demonstrations with Jean Andrews are available on the accompanying CD, making this new edition a total solution for PC repair.
This book will aid readers who are preparing for the new CompTIA 2006 certification in A+ or the current Network+ and Security+ certifications. It reviews all of the topics needed to master each exam in a concise format, covering each exam in about 150 pages. Because the objectives for the three A+ exams are redundant, the book covers them in one section. Each exam is covered in three parts, with an exam overview, a study guide, and practice questions. Tables, screenshots, and study notes are included. The exams covered include: A+ Essentials for A+2006 certification; Exam 220-602 for the A+ IT Technician specialization; Exam 220-603 for the A+ Remote Support Technician specialization; Exam 220-604 for the A+ IT Depot specialization; Exam N10-003 for Network+ certification; and Exam SYO-101 for Security+ certification. Bhardwaj is an independent technical trainer.
A&P Integrated Training System's general, airframe, and powerplant mechanic course materials are fully integrated, providing a complete and systematic training program.
For eighty-five years the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has been engaged in developing standards for sound academic practice and in working for the acceptance of these standards by the community of higher education. The Association has long been viewed as the authoritative voice of the academic profession in this regard. The AAUP's Policy Documents and Reports (widely known as The Redbook because of the color of its cover) presents in convenient format a wide range of policies, formulated at times in cooperation with other organizations. The current edition, the ninth (the first was published in 1968), includes basic statements on academic freedom, tenure, and due process; professional ethics; research and teaching; discrimination; academic governance; collective bargaining; students' rights and freedoms; and accreditation. Among the new documents not found in previous editions are statements on post-tenure review; tenure in the medical school; access to university records; the assignment of course grades and student appeals thereof; institutional responsibility for legal demands on faculty; distance education; intellectual property; and collegiality as a criterion for faculty evaluation. An appendix lists selected judicial decisions and scholarly writings that refer to AAUP standards. The documents in The Redbook offer guidance to all components of the academic community--trustees, administrators, faculty, and students--for the development of institutional policy and for the resolution of concrete issues as they arise.
From the book: At Overbrook, [School for the Blind] Dr. Davidow was instrumental in establishing the use of the Cranmer Abacus as a part of the regular curriculum. Her enthusiasm for this pioneer method of teaching mathematics led others to adopt the use of the abacus. In her role as coordinating teacher, she worked with the members of the Mathematics Department and the results were highly successful. Hopeful that this success at Overbrook might be experienced by many teachers elsewhere, she was encouraged to write this manual. Her goal was to write a clear, simple manual which could be used by teachers or students. This book represents her achievement.
This advisory circular (AC) contains methods, techniques, and practices acceptable to the Administrator for the inspection and repair of nonpressurized areas of civil aircraft, only when there are no manufacturer repair or maintenance instructions. This data generally pertains to minor repairs. The repairs identified in this AC may only be used as a basis for FAA approval for major repairs.
Groen examines medical librarianship, tracing its history, and considering changes in the field caused by developments in information technology and telecommunications.<P> She attempts to understand why librarians make certain choices and develop certain services. She draws on her own experiences as a medical librarian and in associations and defines three core values of medical librarians: providing access to the medical literature, empowering and educating library users, and preserving the wisdom of the past. Discussion revolves around access to clinical information and consumer health information in the internet age, challenges to providing access, alternative methods, and communication. The book is meant for medical librarians, professors, and other library and information professionals.<P> Groen has been affiliated with Falk Library of the Health Professions, U. of Pittsburgh, and the medical library at McGill U. in Canada. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Although the digital revolution has made content available to more people than print books ever could, ebooks are still only as accessible as the foundation they're built on--and all too often the foundation is weak. But that's changing. With the introduction of EPUB 3, publishers now have the means to create a single rich data source for audiences of all reading abilities. Through practical tips and examples, Accessible EPUB 3 takes you inside the EPUB 3 format and explores how you can enrich and enhance content for all readers. Author Matt Garrish demystifies the process of making content easier to access, demonstrating how accessible practices are intertwined with standard content best practices. Among many techniques, this guide will teach you how to: Add structure and meaning to your publications to make them more usable by accessible technologies Tailor EPUB Navigation Documents for readers requiring either full or reduced navigation Create media overlays to synchronize human narration with text display Improve text-to-speech playback by adding SSML, PLS lexicons, and CSS3 Speech functionality
A very interesting guide to museums of all kinds, which cater to accessibility for disabled and older people.
The original purpose of Professor Backus's book was to collect and organize the scattered results of research, past and present, in the areas of scientific knowledge that are relevant to music: the physiological properties of sounds; the effect of acoustical environment; the acoustical behavior of musical instruments; and the various applications of electronics and computers to the production, reproduction, and composition of music. The aims and organization of the second edition remain the same; the results are more complete and up-to-date.
ACSM's Certification Review is a review manual for candidates wanting an ACSM credential including ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), the ACSM Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES), and the ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certifications. Content is based on the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) found in ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription.
Published by the American College of Sports Medicine, this Third Edition continues to recognize the Personal Trainer as a professional in the continuum of creating healthy lifestyles. ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer provides the tools and scientific evidence needed to create safe and effective exercise programs. It also acts as the official preparation book for the ACSM Personal Trainer certification exam. Providing essential information for both beginning and experienced Personal Trainers, this text provides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. The Personal Trainer will learn how to establish goals for clients and how to assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardio respiratory, and flexibility training programs. This edition features a new section dedicated exclusively to Behavior Modification and new and updated color photographs. Important concepts are now highlighted for easy review and reference. A companion website offers student and faculty resources including fully searchable online text, an Image Bank, PowerPoint slides, a Test Generator, and Lesson Plans.
'Acting in Musical Theatre, A Comprehensive Course' is a complete course in approaching a role in a musical. It combines acting, singing and dancing into a comprehensive guide; three disciplines that are often treated separately.
The book provides qualitative and quantitative guidelines for Action Research, to future educators via numerous concrete illustrations, study sites, videos and other supplemental materials.
Action Research in Human Services presents an approach to action research that assists human service professionals to improving their practice. Though the action research processes articulated in this book may be used effectively with individuals, they are particularly relevant to work with groups, families, and communities. Action research is suited to a wide range of human services work--child protection, family support, domestic violence, juvenile justice, corrections, youth work, aged care, rehabilitation, community work, community development, services to the disabled, and others. Ultimately, action research enables human service professionals to work in partnership with clients, community groups, colleagues, and others to explore significant issues and to take therapeutic action to resolve problems.
This book is an essential companion for actors in rehearsal - a thesaurus of action words to revitalize performance.
Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises Actors, improve your skills and become more expressive in body and voice by following the teachings of Rudolf Laban, one of the most important movement theorists of the twentieth century. This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will enable readers to discover how to maximize their potential. Packed with practical exercises for individuals, partners, and group work, this book integrates voice, speech, and movement. Exercises for breath support, tone, range, articulation, dynamic alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina, as well as building relationships, Actor Training the Laban Way is essential reading for all serious actors, acting teachers, and students.
Here is wonderful, up-to-date material for scene study, selected from the best plays from recent theater seasons. More than 20 monologues for both men and women, carefully chosen to display the widest range of dramatic ability, are essential for auditioning actors. A large selection of parts for woman provide exciting opportunities to sharpen acting skills in roles that brought accolades from New York's toughest critics. More than 80 scenes in all, many previously unpublished, allow every actor, professional, amateur or student, to choose from either smart, sassy, often outrageous comedy or deeply moving drama--a unique, balanced collection of the most successful contemporary plays. 84 fully playable scenes with story notes. Monologues from the best new plays--including Agnes of God, Sly Fox, Key Exchange and Nuts. The best contemporary selection of scenes for women--more than 50 in all.
This book is a compendium to the ACES Program, containing its important background information and reference material while serving as an independent reference source for physicians and other health care professionals.
Whether you're a previously employed manager seeking new opportunities and greater job satisfaction, starting up a home-based business, re-entering the job market, or just looking to earn some extra cash on the side, this book will help you discover the business that's just right for you. This detailed reference provides more than 500 different business opportunities to choose from; each entry features a description of the business; start-up and hidden costs; potential earnings; qualifications and equipment needed; marketing tips for the best ways to advertise your new business; and much more. In addition, this book contains critical advice on business plans, survival strategies, legal considerations, and long-term growth strategies. No matter what your criteria, the Adams Businesses You Can Start Almanac, 2nd Edition will prepare you to take the most exciting step of your career--being your own boss!
The Adams Cover Letter Almanac, 2nd Edition, is the job seeker's comprehensive guide to writing cover letters that get noticed. With more than 600 examples of cover letters for every occasion, this completely revised and updated resource has samples easily customized for every candidate. Whether responding to a classified ad, a Web posting, or e-mailing a resume, today's job seeker will learn how to get an edge on the competition with the Adams Cover Letter Almanac, 2nd Edition.
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