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Creating passionate boudoir portraits is a many-layered process. If done effectively, you are not only taking a picture but you are telling a story. The finest boudoir photography creates an intimate moment that the subject can share with someone special. In this book, Jessica Lark details how she created her award-winning style and successful boudoir studio.For Lark, a boudoir shoot is more than just posing and lighting, it is an experience. A big part of that boudoir experience is the studio. The entirety of the intimate experience you are crafting for your clients is built on the foundation of authenticity they feel your space has. The comfort and inspiration that the subject feels from the space comes through in the photographs. Lark believes that the photographer and the experience inspire the women to create something beautiful to photograph. In order to master the art of seduction and create the boudoir experience it's necessary to provide this intimate space.In an age where uninspired men's magazine photo spreads and salacious social media pictures are what are considered sensual, Lark strives to create something alluring, inspired and seductive. This book has been created with the professional boudoir photographer in mind, those with the passion to create seductive portraits. She shares the secrets of her successful business, tips and strategies for creating both an environment for capturing beautiful photos and building a comfort level and relationship with clients that keeps them coming back for more.The intricacies of lighting, posing, hair, make-up, wardrobe, props and sets are covered. Separate chapters are devoted to her simple yet effective lighting and posing styles. When done well, artful posing not only flatters a woman's features and diminishes any flaws, but it also looks natural, as if she is not posing at all. Lark uses lighting to add dramatic nuances to her shoots, creating shadows, depth or accenting specific details. You can be as creative with lighting as you are with hair, make-up, posing or set design.The concept of seduction is presented by Lark not just in her work but across everything she does with her business: website, social media, studio, products & services, personal interactions. Creating a cohesive experience from introduction, through the shoot, to selecting the final portraits is a cornerstone of Lark's vibrant business.This book presents many gorgeous and sensual portraits capturing many moods and styles within boudoir: delicate, sensual, provocative, glamorous, vintage, pregnancy, erotic, bridal and avant-garde to name a few. Presented in a lush and easy to follow format, this book provides the instruction and inspiration to create stunning portraits that any woman would want. Master the basics concepts presented and execute them flawlessly for stunning boudoir photos every time.
This novel exposes a lifetime of sorrows that have been held close to the hearts of a group of female friends in a Southeastern Wisconsin farm community. Meeting informally over several years (ostensibly as a Bible study group), the women, like all women, have shared secrets, heartaches, losses, and emotional pain. When one confesses she has just discovered she is pregnant and that the baby is not her husband's, the group is pushed to a place of action. Emboldened by their camaraderie (and a bit of wi...
Explore Maedeup, the ancient art of Korean knotting. Now you can discover the beautiful, traditional craft of maedeup, as you create gorgeous jewelry projects using colorful cording and beads. Author Becky Meverden first shows you how to create the knots themselves, then how to use them in projects from a simple pair of knotted earrings to an intricate dragonfly necklace and a modern wire plus cord watch. Elegant Knotted Jewelry includes everything you'll need to know to create your own maedeup jewelry: Step-by-step instructions that guide you through tying 10 traditional Korean knots 30 beautiful, elegant projects incorporating the techniques you've learned, updating this traditional art for the 21st Century Tips on designing and planning your own original maedeup jewelry - information on everything from how to calculate the amount of cording you'll need to how to tighten the knots Insight into the history and culture behind the craft. Whether you're a knowledgeable knot crafter or new to knots, Elegant Knotted Jewelry will inspire you to explore the world of Korean knots and create beautiful maedeup jewelry.
Literary criticism of early twentieth-century ghost stories and supernatural fiction; these are the writers who influenced H. P. Lovecraft and who helped create horror and dark fantasy as we know it today.
Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery to reveal a universe of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, in this "New York Times" bestseller that features a new Preface and Epilogue.
Maisie Dobbs--psychologist, investigator, and "one of the great fictional heroines, equal parts haunted and haunting" (Parade)--returns in a chilling adventure, the latest chapter in Jacqueline Winspear's bestselling series. Early April 1933. To the costermongers of Covent Garden--sellers of fruit and vegetables on the streets of London--Eddie Pettit was a gentle soul with a near-magical gift for working with horses. When Eddie is killed in a violent accident, the grieving costers are deeply skeptical about the cause of his death. Who would want to kill Eddie--and why? Maisie Dobbs' father, Frankie, had been a costermonger, so she had known the men since childhood. She remembers Eddie fondly and is determined to offer her help. But it soon becomes clear that powerful political and financial forces are equally determined to prevent her from learning the truth behind Eddie's death. Plunging into the investigation, Maisie begins her search for answers on the working-class streets of Lambeth where Eddie had lived and where she had grown up. The inquiry quickly leads her to a callous press baron; a has-been politician named Winston Churchill, lingering in the hinterlands of power; and, most surprisingly, to Douglas Partridge, the husband of her dearest friend, Priscilla. As Maisie uncovers lies and manipulation on a national scale, she must decide whether to risk it all to see justice done. The story of a London affected by the march to another war years before the first shot is fired and of an innocent victim caught in the crossfire, Elegy for Eddie is Jacqueline Winspear's most poignant and powerful novel yet.
Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Elektra masterfully explores the consequences of revenge--both for those who bear the brunt of violence and for those who become obsessed by hatred under its influence--as it focuses on the cycle of bloodshed that consumes a royal family. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.
Elektra Natchios died, once. But the beautiful, dangerous heiress was resurrected and recruited by a mysterious group who trained Elektra in the art of combat, then cast her out when her anger and lust for vengeance became more than they could bear. Now she works as a paid assassin -- the very best that money can buy, notorious for her lethal speed and precision. Elektra is careful to treat each assignment as just another job, providing a service she can perform better than anyone else. When Elektra is hired to eliminate an attractive, friendly widower and his young daughter, she finds that things aren't so simple anymore. Soon Elektra is engaged in an all-out war with the powerful criminal organization known as The Hand for the lives of one man and his child -- but the ultimate struggle may be for Elektra's soul....
A breakthrough book about talent, passion, and achievement from one of the world's leading thinkers on creativity and self-fulfillment. The Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the Element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the Element and those that stifle that possibility. Drawing on the stories of a wide range of people, including Paul McCartney, Matt Groening, Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Bart Conner, he shows that age and occupation are no barrier and that this is the essential strategy for transforming education, business, and communities in the twenty-first century.
It used to be said that the night belonged to Charlie. But that wasn't true where SEALs patrolled. For six months in 1970, fourteen men in Juliett Platoon of the Navy's SEAL Team One--incuding the author--carried out over a hundred missions in the Mekong Delta without a single platoon fatality. Their primary mission: kidnap enemy soldiers--alive--for interrogation.From the Paperback edition.
It used to be said that the night belonged to Charlie. But that wasn't true where SEALs patrolled. For six months in 1970, fourteen men in Juliett Platoon of the Navy's SEAL Team One--including the author--carried out over a hundred missions in the Mekong Delta without a single platoon fatality. Their primary mission: kidnap enemy soldiers--alive--for interrogation.
An action-packed fantasy adventure for fans of Ship Breaker! It is the future, and most of the population of the United States has been destroyed by the plague. Survivors have formed colonies on the barrier islands off the east coast of the country. In one small colony, almost all the members have powers to control wind, water, earth, and fire--all but sixteen-year-old Thomas. When the Guardians of the village are kidnapped by enemies seeking to take over their colony, it is up to Thomas and a small group of teens to save them and preserve the mysteries of the island.
Create Expressive Books from Salvaged Treasures. Rusty doorknobs, cardboard containers and plastic packaging may seem like trash to some, but through the creative mind, they are transformed into beautiful expressions - equally parts artful book and assemblage. The Elemental Journal will show you how to craft a wide variety of journals to hold your secrets or express your inner thoughts, and discover new ways to use wood, paper, fabric, plastic and metal in your art. In The Elemental Journal you'll find. . . 15 stepped-out journal projects made from unusual materials and found objects, from tree bark to dismantled photo albums to tin boxes. Tips for seeking out materials for your journals in flea markets, garage sales, and in your own attic or trash can. Inspiring gallery projects from 9 contributing artists, including Susan Tuttle, Jen Osborn and Jill Berry. One artist's trash is another's treasure. Discover yours with The Elemental Journal.
Every day, millions of people turn to books, online dating sites, and marriage counselors with one goal in mind: to find--and keep--the romantic partner of their dreams. In Elemental Love Styles, counselor, astrologer, and interfaith minister Dr. Craig Martin gives readers the tools to identify and work with their unique roles and desires--and maximize their romantic relationships as a result. Using the language of the four elements, readers easily identify their element and embrace their deeper needs for love: creative fire, who desires recognition; intellectual Air, who flourishes with freedom; emotional and intuitive Water, who thrives with reassurance; and practical earth, who is dependable, strong, and solid. Packed with tips, tools, and examples, Elemental Love Styles, will help anyone wanting to create and maintain a deep, personal, and lasting relationship--beginning with loving yourself. Elemental Love Styles does not judge readers or their partners for being who they are, but rather opens up possibilities for compatibility and happiness. With a perspective set on love and collaboration, readers gain self-knowledge and cooperative skills, not just tools and tricks for temporary fixes. Regardless of who we are or what kind of relationship we desire, Dr. Martin affirms that we each have the opportunity for relationship happiness when we understand our own deeper need for love.
Four all-new stories of romance, fantasy, and natural enchantment.<P> From wizards to weathermen, many know the powers of the four elements-natural forces that can direct the fates, change destiny, and unite lovers in the most unexpected ways. Now, those magical elements-air, fire, water, and earth-come together in perfect balance, and a perfectly unique romance anthology, from four charmed authors.<P> In Air find romance in a breathless retelling of the Cinderella fable from award-winning Sharon Shinn, "an amazing writing talent"(Best Reviews).<P> In Fire blazes adventure in a parallel dimension of werewolves and love-slaves from USA Today bestselling Rebecca York, "a true master" (Rave Reviews).<P> In Water resides fantasy and a remarkable universe of magic, demons, and dangerous passion from "thoroughly original" (Starburst) award-winner Carol Berg.<P> And in Earth discover the ultimate in profound pleasure from Jean Johnson, "a fresh new voice in fantasy romance" (Robin D. Owens).
It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today's global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. This textbook by John Redden, Elementary Algebra, is the first part written in a clear and concise manner, making no assumption of prior algebra experience. It carefully guides students from the basics to the more advanced techniques required to be successful in the next course.
The book intends to improve the ability of college students, while getting them ready to make a successful start in intermediate algebra.
In March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a young author from Oklahoma, published her first novel, Arrows of the Queen. No one could have envisioned that this modest book would be the beginning of a fantasy career that would span decades and more than a hundred novels, with no signs of slowing yet. And among Ms. Lackey's many novels, few are as critically-acclaimed and beloved as those of the Elemental Masters. The novels in this series are loosely based on classic fairy tales, and take place in a fantasy version of turn-of-the-century London, where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Now the voices of other authors join Mercedes Lackey to add their own special touches to this delightful alternate history, in a world where magic is always just around the corner. . . .
For over three decades, this best-selling classic has been used by thousands of students in the United States and abroad as a must-have textbook for a transitional course from calculus to analysis. It has proven to be very useful for mathematics majors who have no previous experience with rigorous proofs. Its friendly style unlocks the mystery of writing proofs, while carefully examining the theoretical basis for calculus. Proofs are given in full, and the large number of well-chosen examples and exercises range from routine to challenging. The second edition preserves the book's clear and concise style, illuminating discussions, and simple, well-motivated proofs. New topics include material on the irrationality of pi, the Baire category theorem, Newton's method and the secant method, and continuous nowhere-differentiable functions. Review from the first edition: "This book is intended for the student who has a good, but naïve, understanding of elementary calculus and now wishes to gain a thorough understanding of a few basic concepts in analysis.... The author has tried to write in an informal but precise style, stressing motivation and methods of proof, and ... has succeeded admirably." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
The Sullivan/Struve/Mazzarella Algebra Series was written to motivate students to "do the math" outside of the classroom through a design and organization that models what you do inside the classroom. The left-to-right annotations in the examples provide a teacher's voice through every step of the problem-solving process. The Sullivan exercise sets, which begin with Quick Checks to reinforce each example, present problem types of every possible derivation with a gradual increase in difficulty level. The new "Do the Math" Workbook acts as a companion to the text and to MyMathLab®by providing short warm-up exercises, guided practice examples, and additional "Do the Math" practice exercises for every section of the text. Operations on Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions; Equations and Inequalities in One Variable; Introduction to Graphing and Equations of Lines; Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities; Exponents and Polynomials; Factoring Polynomials; Rational Expressions and Equations; Roots and Radicals; Quadratic Equations; Graphs of Quadratic Equations in Two Variables and an Introduction to Functions. For all readers interested in beginning algebra.
Building on the success of its first four editions, the Fifth Edition of this market-leading text covers the important principles and real-world applications of plane geometry, with a new chapter on locus and concurrence and by adding 150-200 new problems including 90 designed to be more rigorous. Strongly influenced by both NCTM and AMATYC standards, the text takes an inductive approach that includes integrated activities and tools to promote hands-on application and discovery.
The Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Course (EMSA) is the premier introduction, for the English-speaking student, to the active written language of the contemporary Arab world. Expressly designed for the beginning student, the course is written by a team of Arabic language teachers consisting of native and non-native Arabic speakers, linguists and people whose primary interests are literature and allied areas. It implements an audio-lingual approach to language teaching while presenting the elements of Modern Standard Arabic as written and spoken in the contemporary Arab World. Volume 1 is complete in itself and presents a practical introduction to the writing system of Arabic and to its pronunciation, with reading and writing pronunciation drills. Thirty lessons provide a basic working knowledge of Arabic. Each lesson contains a text, a vocabulary, grammar and drills including oral and written comprehension passages. An Arabic-English glossary completes the volume. The co
Mindy Starns Clark's first two books in the Smart Chick Mystery series The Trouble with Tulip and Blind Dates Can Be Murder are followed with more love and adventure in this final, suspense filled book. When someone tries to push Jo Tulip in front of a New York train, her ex-fiance, Bradford, suffers an injury while saving her and the unintentional sleuth is thrown onto the tracks of a very personal mystery. Jo's boyfriend, Danny Watkins, is away in Paris, so she begins a solo investigation of her near murder. What secret was Bradford about to share before he took the fall? And when Jo uncovers clues tied to Europe, can she and Danny work together in time to save her life?
The new experiments underway at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland may significantly change our understanding of elementary particle physics and, indeed, the universe. This textbook provides a cutting-edge introduction to the field, preparing first-year graduate students and advanced undergraduates to understand and work in LHC physics at the dawn of what promises to be an era of experimental and theoretical breakthroughs. Christopher Tully, an active participant in the work at the LHC, explains some of the most recent experiments in the field. But this book, which emerged from a course at Princeton University, also provides a comprehensive understanding of the subject. It explains every elementary particle physics process--whether it concerns nonaccelerator experiments, particle astrophysics, or the description of the early universe--as a gauge interaction coupled to the known building blocks of matter. Designed for a one-semester course that is complementary to a course in quantum field theory, the book gives special attention to high-energy collider physics, and includes a detailed discussion of the state of the search for the Higgs boson.Introduces elementary particle processes relevant to astrophysics, collider physics, and the physics of the early universe Covers experimental methods, detectors, and measurements Features a detailed discussion of the Higgs boson search Includes many challenging exercises Instructor's manual (available only to teachers)