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Presenting ideas and commentary as well as photographs, this collection offers new photographers revelations and wisdom from professionals and informs them how to achieve commercial success. Commercial photographers create images that are designed to sell products, services, political candidates, organizations, corporations, and any other marketable commodity or idea, and their clients range from advertising agencies, manufacturers, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses. With a section focusing on each of these types of services, this reference provides a quick workshop on an area of expertise, furnishing those new to the business with a wide variety of information about each specialty. Tips for selecting the most effective equipment for each subgenre as well as technical information about each camera combine with business-savvy know-how#151;from marketing, bidding, budgeting, building referrals, managing the office, and more#151;making this a comprehensive reference for being both behind and in front of the lens.
A brief introduction to the basic principles of creating a flattering pose accompanies chapters devoted to 12 acclaimed photographers who present and discuss their favorite, most successful, and most challenging photos. Widely regarded for their flattering, inventive, and cutting-edge posing techniques, these professionals cover why the pose was selected, how it complemented the subject and the scene, and how it works to make the subject look his or her best. The special challenge of group portraits is also covered by many of the contributors. Additional topics of discussion include personalized tips for learning the art of posing, common problems they see in portraits and their solutions, and suggestions and ideas for researching poses.
The fundamentals of exposure and the essentials of lighting are explored in this photography reference that uses progressive images from portrait sessions as its basis of explanation. Starting with how light is perceived differently by the camera than the human eye, this resource clarifies the more complicated laws that govern light, breaking the rules down with clear, effective examples. Various light sources are investigated#151;from simple sunlight to advanced professional and studio systems#151;as well as the types of lighting units used at different times during the sessions. By adding or modifying one light at a time, a sequence of images shows how the desired effect was achieved, offering photographers step-by-step troubleshooting tips. Concise text paired with photo examples offer any portrait photographer the techniques needed to create perfectly lit images.
A guide to the culture and traditions of Judaic ceremonies and receptions, this study offers photographers insight and advice for targeting and capturing Jewish weddings. Time lines and schedules are discussed with examples of start-to-finish wedding-day festivities, and a list of the essential images for the different types of weddings#151;such as Orthodox, Hasidic, Modern, Reform, and Conservative#151;emphasize the key elements photographers are not to miss. A special #147;Marketing 101 for Jewish Weddings" section helps photographers reach these potentially lifelong clients and reveals how these weddings, which sometimes fall on weekdays, can boost sales.
With this guidebook, photographers learn how to create stunning, professional images while avoiding the common pitfalls of using an on-camera flash. Techniques for using simple accessories such as bounce cards and diffusers, as well as how to improve a lighting scenario by enhancing it rather than overwhelming it, show photographers how to master this challenging aspect of portraiture.
Photographers learn how to create amazing photography with this simple, basic, money-saving approach to working in the studio. While exploring available lighting and equipment, this reference tackles the concerns of studio photographers regarding too much gear, not enough space, and a strict budget and offers alternative techniques for photographing subjects. Tips for how to set up a studio in a limited amount of space, what kind of equipment works best for different effects, and finding great tools for budget prices make this a truly comprehensive reference.
Outlining a theory that combines the refinement of traditional posing techniques with the more organic, spontaneous techniques of photojournalism, this creative and informative resource offers poses that rely on personality and interaction. These instructions from a veteran wedding photographer provide the skills needed to recognize what makes a great pose and how to subtly direct your clients to achieve the needed balance between looking great and looking comfortable. Ultimately, this grouping of modern and traditional shots offers answers to the complications faced when attempting to pose wedding parties quickly while keeping the natural look that all wedding couples desire.
In this instructive resource, seasoned photographers illustrate how to become an elite senior-portrait photographer. Whether the student wants a simple headshot for the yearbook, classic studio portraits, or fashion-oriented images shot on location, this resource outlines every phase of the process#151;from selecting the right equipment, poses, and light to generating great expressions and using the computer to retouch the face. An emphasis to stay ahead of the competition in terms of style, technology, customer service, and advertising offers photographers no-nonsense ideas for shooting better images and providing more variety within the often very limited time constraints of a senior-portrait session. Packed with before-and-after images, sequential illustrations that show posing variations, sample marketing materials, and much more, this is a must have book for those entering the market#151;or those seeking to chisel out a bigger share.
Kaboom Academy, a new and alternative school for middle-grade kids, is chock-full of innovative methods of instruction and discipline that are soon to be tested on the middle-school students of Horsemouth, New Hampshire. Now, meet the class of Journalism 1A. These group of nine misfits are the staff of The Daily Dynamite, Kaboom Academy's quarterly newspaper. As their school year kicks off with a boom, literally, the students of Journalism 1A are about to discover what really goes on at Kaboom Academy and who's really in charge of this groundbreaking school for boys and girls who've fallen out of love with learning.
Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have).We weren't always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what everyone was thinking. Our friends. Our parents. Our crushes. Now we all know that Tess is in love with her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That, um, Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper. Since we've kept our freakish skill a secret, we can sit next to the class brainiac and ace our tests. We can dump our boyfriends right before they dump us. We know what our friends really think of our jeans, our breath, our new bangs. We always know what's coming. Some of us will thrive. Some of us will crack. None of us will ever be the same. So stop obsessing about your ex. We're always listening."Smart and frequently hilarious."--Publishers Weekly, starred"A tour-de-force comic narration that will leave you gasping in awe--if you ever catch your breath from laughing."--E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars"Hilarious, moving, and utterly ingenious."--Robin Wasserman, author of The Book of Blood and Shadow and The Waking Dark "Sarah Mlynowski does it again with a fresh, fun, and fabulous story filled with secrets, surprises, and a sixth sense. Don't even THINK about passing up this hilarious read!" --Elizabeth Eulberg, author of The Lonely Hearts Club "Finally, someone understands that if you develop powers as a teenager, it's not the government you have to watch out for--it's your best friends. Funny, realistic, heartfelt, satiric, and unpredictable." --Ned Vizzini, New York Times bestselling author of It's Kind of a Funny Story
Laguna, California, is known for its safe streets, luxurious homes, and sprawling beachfronts. It's also the place where pretty real estate agent Laurie Martin just disappeared. Cops, suspecting the worst, are hunting for her body, and they've tagged her last client, a respectable family man, as the prime suspect. Bored with the law, attorney Maria Cwitowitz wants to become a private eye, teamed up with Al Giraud-ex-cop, ex- smoker, and sexy boyfriend. She has stars in her eyes, big dreams, and a belief that the man accused is innocent. Streetwise, cynical Giraud isn't so sure. But soon Maria and Al stumble on evidence that changes everything they once believed about this case. For as they close in on the elusive killer, they come face-to-face with a chilling truth-one that could break this case wide open ... or cost them both their lives...
BROKEN HEARTS. BROKEN PROMISES. DEADLY CONSEQUENCES. In glitzy Lake Tahoe, couples break up every day. But few are as successful as Lindy and Mike Markov, who built a $200-million business together-before Mike took up with a younger woman. Now he's claiming he doesn't owe Lindy a dime since they never married. Attorney Nina Reilly, struggling to make a living in her one-woman office and raise a young son alone, agrees to take Lindy's case. Nina knows winning is a long shot, even with a brilliant jury consultant' and a palimony expert on her side. It's the kind of case-full of passion and explosive secrets-that could make a fortune for a young lawyer. Or drive someone to commit murder- for love, money ... or the right verdict.
Enter J. K. Beck's thrilling, seductive world of the Shadow Keepers, which New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian calls "exciting paranormal romance with a sharp, suspenseful edge." Carissa de Soranzo will not rest until her kidnapped younger brother has been freed from the nobleman Baloch de Fioro, a fiendish werewolf who means to turn the boy at the next full moon. Against her father's wishes, Carissa secretly seeks help from the mysterious werewolf hunter Tiberius. Desperate, she promises to do anything if he'll save her brother--and she can see in his eyes what that will mean.Dark, strong, and virile, Tiberius cannot resist ravishing the most beautiful woman he's seen in centuries. But he can never truly have his fill of her, for Tiberius is a vampire. On a quest to trap the werewolf in his den, Tiberius realizes that the only way to rescue Carissa's brother is to reveal what he truly is. But he risks losing Carissa forever--especially when she discovers that she has given her heart to a vampire.
Where the eye sees the brushstroke, the heart sees the truth. From Isabel Wolff, the internationally bestselling author of A Vintage Affair, comes a beguiling novel about artistic inspirations, family secrets, and the courage to turn one's life into a masterpiece. At thirty-five, Gabriella Graham--"Ella" to her family and friends--has already made a name for herself as a successful portrait artist in London. She can capture the essential truth in each of her subjects' faces--a tilt of the chin, a glint in the eye--and immortalize it on canvas. This gift has earned Ella commissions from royals and regular folks alike.But closer to home, Ella finds the truth more elusive. Her father abandoned the family when she was five, and her mother has remained silent on the subject ever since. Ella's sister, Chloe, is engaged to Nate, an American working in London, but Ella suspects that he may not be so committed. Then, at Chloe's behest, Ella agrees to paint Nate's portrait.From session to session, Ella begins to see Nate in a different light, which gives rise to conflicted feelings. In fact, through the various people she paints--an elderly client reflecting on her life, another woman dreading the prospect of turning forty, a young cyclist (from a photograph) who met a tragic end--Ella realizes that there is so much more to a person's life than what is seen on the surface, a notion made even clearer when an unexpected email arrives from the other side of the world. And as her portraits of Nate and the others progress, they begin to reveal less about their subjects than the artist herself.A picture is worth a thousand words, and in Isabel Wolff's vibrant and textured story, these words are brilliantly crafted to convey the humor, mystery, and beauty that exists within each of us.From the Hardcover edition.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy set in the world of the blockbuster Fever series. The year is 1 AWC--After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It's a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I'm Dani O'Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there's no place I'd rather be. Dani "Mega" O'Malley plays by her own set of rules--and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she's one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities. Dani's ex-best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What's more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux. When Dublin's most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club's ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what's freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks--and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance. Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin--before everything and everyone in it gets iced.From the Hardcover edition.
Never go back--but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child's new novel of action-charged suspense starring "one of the best thriller characters at work today" (Newsweek). Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet--in person--the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces--and makes him question who he is, what he's done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road. Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series "Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."--Entertainment Weekly "The truth about Reacher gets better and better."--Janet Maslin, The New York TimesFrom the Hardcover edition.
Midsummer's Day, 1348. On this day of ill omen, plague makes its entrance. Within weeks, swathes of England witll be darkened by death's shadow as towns and villages burn to the ringing of church bells. While panic and suspicion flood the land, a small band of travellers comes togther to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the chilling discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst. and as the runes warn of treachery, it appears no one is quite what they seem, least of all the child rune reader, who mercilessly compels each of her companions to tell their stories and face the consequences. Take a leap of imagination and embark on an unforgettable journey through the ravgaed countryside . . . with only a scarred trader in holy relics, a conjuror, two musicians, and a deformed storyteller for company.
While her family is restoring an old house in Lawrence, Kansas, 12-year-old Dana discovers the diary of a Quaker woman whose family sheltered runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. "The story is told in alternating chapters, shifting between the present and 1856. A nice addition to historical fiction collections about pre-Civil War events". --School Library Journal.
I ask you, why do weird things always happen to me? Thirteen-year-old Dana Shannon is no stranger to intrigue. Not long ago she discovered a skeleton behind a wall in her family's house -- a house in Lawrence, Kansas, that was once owned by a Quaker family, the Weavers. The diary Dana found in the sealed-off room revealed that the skeleton belonged to a runaway slave named Lizbeth Charles. Now Dana's house is a newly refurbished bed-and-breakfast, and the first guests are two shady characters who believed the house is hiding another secret. When Dana gets in their way, she becomes embroiled in a second mystery, this one involving slaves and the Weavers again, and -- somehow - Delaware Indians. As Dana tried to fit the puzzle pieces together, alternate chapters tell the story of James Baylor Weaver, a thirteen-year-old boy, in 1857. It is up to James to fulfill a promise Lizbeth made before her death. He must travel hundreds of miles to retrieve four slaves and bring them to freedom. The journey will test his strength, endurance, and courage; it will also test his character, when he has to make a terrible choice... Readers of Soon Be Free will quickly be caught up in this fast-paced mystery-adventure that links teenagers from two different centuries.
Watergate is a story of high drama and low skulduggery, of lies and bribes, of greed and lust for power. With access to the central characters, the public papers, and the trials transcripts, Ambrose explains how Nixon destroyed himself through a combination of arrogance and indecision, allowing a "third-rate burglary" to escalate into a scandal that overwhelmed his presidency. Within a decade and a half however, Nixon had become one of America's elder statesmen, respected internationally and at home even by those who had earlier clamoured loudest for his head. This is the story of Nixon's final fall from grace and astonishing recovery.
Frank and Joe intercept a coded message that leads them to a carnival of crime at a college for clowns.
Detailed discussions and eye-catching, dynamic images show photographers how to masterfully create beautifully illuminated models in this professional, informative resource. With an endless array of looks for all types of models--such as nude, athletic, advertising, hand, leg, and plus size--this manual is packed with inspiration as well as technical advice Start-to-finish analyses of real-life sessions help photographers take the guesswork out of lighting and avoid common mistakes. Whether enhancing a product with the model or showcasing the model with the photograph, these tips illustrate how to meet objectives through artistry and skill.
By examining the work of 10 of today's top portrait photographers and supplementing the images with interviews, this book offers insight into the working habits, equipment selection, and business strategies of those at the top of their game. In-depth and engaging, the guide also reveals creative inspiration and technical insight it reviews 15 to 20 of each artist's most highly acclaimed images, thereby providing an understanding of the full range of portrait styles that make up the body of modern portraiture. With the hard-won advice, strategies for success, and markedly different work included in this book, photographers will quickly learn how to evoke and capture timeless expressions, modulate lighting, create stunning compositions, and more.
Designed for professional photographers who are already well versed in the basics of lighting, this book will take their lighting to the next level, adding the flair and refinement that can turn professional images into world-class photos. Each chapter explores a different master photographer, with a thorough analysis of signature techniques, a look at the creation of his or her top images, and a discussion of past photographs that presented lighting challenges. A virtual master class, this book presents the teachings of nearly two dozen photographers for a fraction of the price of a single photography seminar.
Spotlighting a unique service that provides a competitive edge to any professional photographer, this thorough handbook teaches all of the essential skills for creating glamorous portraits. Stressing the importance of facilitating a stronger, healthier sense of self-admiration, tips are provided for emphasizing the subject's desirable features and downplaying perceived flaws. Offering breakthrough techniques for applying highlight and shadow, corrective posing, camera tricks, and digital enhancements, this superbly illustrated guide also provides 17 makeover sample sessions. Each case documents an untouched starting photo and analyzes desired goals, followed by detailed discussions and step-by-step demonstrations of the varied techniques used for addressing problem areas and creating a masterful image, including an array of Photoshop® time-saving tips and shortcuts. Each final portrait is coupled with a statement from the subject#151;a touching testimony on the positive personal effects of their session.
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