Doug Box\'s Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers (Epub)
Douglas Allen Box, "Doug Box's Guide to Posing for Portrait Photographers"
ISBN: 1584282487 | 2009 | EPUB | 128 pages | 7 MB


Often overshadowed by complicated lighting techniques or advanced postproduction tips, this resource seeks to remind the professional photographer of the fundamental importance of a subject's pose. Conveniently designed in two-page spreads-a striking portrait on one side, a comprehensive how-to of the strategies used on the other-this reference includes countless techniques for studio sessions as well as outdoor and location shoots, with individuals or groups, male or female clients, and in sitting, standing, or lying poses. With advice from a well-known and respected professional, it covers all the basics, showing how to emphasize a client's assets and downplay perceived flaws, how to create a cohesive, engaging group photo, how to use natural elements on location to enhance an image, and how to ensure that the result flatters the subject and adds the essential professional polish to an image.

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The Sandy Puc\' Guide to Children\'s Portrait Photography (Epub)
The Sandy Puc' Guide to Children's Portrait Photography by Sandy Puc'
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282347 | 124 pages | EPUB | 5 MB


Famed for her masterful children’s portraits and innovative methods, industry giant Sandy Puc’ presents every conceivable aspect of children’s portraiture in this quintessential guidebook. As great portrait sessions begin with top-notch planning and a working knowledge of the equipment, Puc’ first offers her insights regarding the benefits of being well prepared from the start, including strategies for enhancing the technical aspects of the shoot, from lighting to posing to post-capture techniques. Puc’ then uses her renowned interpersonal skills to offer advice regarding working with parents as well as eliciting enthusiasm and cooperation from children of all ages, including teens. Additional tips include effective ideas for photographing parent-and-child combinations, incorporating the family pet, and working with kids who have special needs. Puc’ also relays her extensive sales-savvy to help

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The Photographer\'s Guide to Making Money: 150 Ideas for Cutting Costs and Boosting Profits (Epub)
Karen Dorame, "The Photographer's Guide to Making Money: 150 Ideas for Cutting Costs and Boosting Profits"
ISBN: 1584282576 | 2009 | EPUB | 128 pages | 7 MB


With do-it-yourself projects and inspiring and instructional images, this comprehensive resource teaches photographers the tricks of the trade for creating a thriving business without breaking the bank. Drawing on the first-hand experiences of established professionals, this reference discusses opening a photography studio from the ground up, what equipment to purchase, how to make the most of marketing, and how to streamline production efforts. The simple, numbered tips cover all the necessary skills needed to become an expert marketer, an adept accountant and financial planner, a skilled sales and customer service representative, an amateur psychologist, a manager, and a designer while learning to establish the best business in the field.

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Professional Commercial Photography: Techniques and Images from Master Digital Photographers (Epub)
Lou Jacobs Jr., "Professional Commercial Photography: Techniques and Images from Master Digital Photographers"
ISBN: 158428269X | 2010 | EPUB | 128 pages | 7 MB


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—from marketing, bidding, budgeting, building referrals, managing the office, and more—making this a comprehensive reference for being both behind and in front of the lens.

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Reading Style: A Life in Sentences
Reading Style: A Life in Sentences by Jenny Davidson
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0231168586 | 208 pages | PDF | 662 KB



A professor, critic, and insatiable reader, Jenny Davidson investigates the passions that drive us to fall in love with certain sentences over others and the larger implications of our relationship with writing style. At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, her book shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments and subjective preferences that turn reading into a highly personal and political act.

 

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How to Create a High-Profit Photography Business in Any Market (Epub)
James Williams, "How to Create a High-Profit Photography Business in Any Market, 2nd Edition"
ISBN: 1608952665 | 2011 | EPUB | 127 pages | 20 MB


Updated to include timely tips for navigating popular social networking sites and other internet marketing opportunities, this guide to running a successful portrait studio goes beyond the initial components of a photography business and focuses on successful customer service, networking, diversification, and business management strategies. From setting goals for a business to creating an elegant studio atmosphere that impresses clients while respecting the budget, this handbook breaks down each minute consideration in the growth of a successful business. Smart managerial decisions regarding portrait-pricing strategies, employee training, telephone skills, positive relationships with suppliers, and responsible delegation of duties are complemented by practical advice on networking within a community, creating demand for high-quality portraiture, and diversifying clientele by catering to the unique needs of each client subset.

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Professional Portrait Photography (Epub)
Professional Portrait Photography by Lou Jacobs Jr.
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282290 | 127 pages | EPUB | 25 MB


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

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Bill Hurter\'s Small Flash Photography: Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers (Epub)
Bill Hurter, "Bill Hurter's Small Flash Photography: Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers"
ISBN: 1608952827 | 2011 | EPUB | 125 pages | 21 MB


With the surge in popularity of small flash photography, this guide is a timely resource for shutterbugs looking to take full advantage of a growing trend. Studio flash systems are expensive, unwieldy, and often require the help of a hired assistant. The advent of the small flash allows working photographers to avoid large investments, gives them mobility when traveling to off-site photo shoots, and offers them functionality for illuminating small areas. Covering all aspects of the small flash, including gear selection, placement of flash units, and proper settings and communications, this helpful how-to also offers techniques and practical advice from a variety of practiced shooters who work with this illuminating medium. Professional and aspiring photographers will reap the rewards and overcome the challenges of shooting with a small flash with the help of this instructional manual.

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Lighting for Product Photography: The Digital Photographer\'s Step-By-Step Guide to Sculpting with Light (Epub)
Allison Earnest, "Lighting for Product Photography: The Digital Photographer's Step-By-Step Guide to Sculpting with Light"
ISBN: 1608955443 | 2012 | EPUB | 156 pages | 5 MB


From magazine ads to web applications, this instructive handbook details the ever-expanding area of product photography and discusses the unique skills required to be successful. Beginning with the basics for creating professional-looking shots, the qualities of light and the rendering of color and texture are covered while the tools to be used for controlling those qualities is explained through a step-by-step lighting setup. The latter half of this guide compiles images created on actual assignments, depicting a variety of products photographed in a range of settings. Each image is accompanied by a discussion of the client's intent and the realization of those objectives. Offering procedural images, diagrams, and set-up shots to illustrate the addition and modification of light sources, problems can be identified and corrected on-set making this an invaluable tool for amateur and professional photographers alike.

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Ellie Vayo\'s Guide to Boudoir Photography (Epub)
Ellie Vayo's Guide to Boudoir Photography by Ellie Vayo
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1584282533 | 126 pages | EPUB | 6 MB


The secrets of boudoir photography—such as attracting clientele, setting the right mood, shooting flawless hair and gorgeous make-up, and adding subtle sex appeal—are revealed in this illustrated guide for professional photographers. The reference provides the essential steps for adding this service, as well as case studies of numerous real-life sessions. By implementing the tasteful marketing strategies and the elegant, classy style of image-making offered in this guide, photographers will vamp up not only their studio offerings but also their sales.

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Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers (Epub)
Bill Hurter, "Master Posing Guide for Wedding Photographers"
ISBN: 1584282517 | 2009 | EPUB | 124 pages | 6 MB


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.

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Wedding and Portrait Photographers\' Legal Handbook (Epub)
Norman Phillips, "Wedding and Portrait Photographers' Legal Handbook"
ISBN: 1584281480 | 2005 | EPUB | 155 pages | 3 MB


This guide provides insights into the legal concerns that face professional photographers. Collecting unpaid debts, securing retainers, and constructing payment terms are addressed with a focus on the difficulties that are often associated with managing a photography business. Twenty-five sample forms are provided, including model and property release forms, as well as estimates and invoices easily duplicated for use in business. Advice is also provided for copyrighting images, safely conducting a portrait session with a minor, and submitting fine art images to galleries.

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Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics: Research-based guidance for ages 9-19
Anne Watson, Keith Jones and Dave Pratt, "Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics: Research-based guidance for ages 9-19"
English | ISBN: 0199665516 | 2013 | 272 pages | PDF | 2 MB


Big ideas in the mathematics curriculum for older school students, especially those that are hard to learn and hard to teach, are covered in this book. It will be a first port of call for research about teaching big ideas for students from 9-19 and also has implications for a wider range of students. These are the ideas that really matter, that students get stuck on, and that can be obstacles to future learning. It shows how students learn, why they sometimes get things wrong, and the strengths and pitfalls of various teaching approaches. Contemporary high-profile topics like modelling are included. The authors are experienced teachers, researchers and mathematics educators, and many teachers and researchers have been involved in the thinking behind this book, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. An associated website, hosted by the Nuffield Foundation, summarises the key messages in the book and connects them to examples of classroom tasks that address important learning issues about particular mathematical ideas.

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The Art of Children\'s Portrait Photography (Epub)
The Art of Children's Portrait Photography by Tamara Lackey
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282401 | 125 pages | EPUB | 7 MB


Contemporary photographs that cleverly capture a child's mood or personality--whether that's a big, toothy grin or a teary tantrum--are easily created with the tips and techniques explored in this in-depth handbook. Often called "lifestyle photography," modern techniques such as tightly cropped close-ups, vignettes, wide angles, and shallow depths produce images that are markedly less stiff and more expressive than traditional portraiture. From capturing great expressions and body language to integrating meaningful locations into the shoot to further express the subject's personality, this guide thoroughly explains how photographers can develop their image-storytelling skills to develop stunning portraits. Advice on creating platinum and chocolate-hued prints, vibrant color scenes, dramatic black & whites, and utilizing unusual textures or effects is also included.

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Contemporary Western Artists
Contemporary Western Artists
Bonanza Books| 1985 | ISBN: 0517459469 | English | 614 pages | PDF | 95.1 MB


In this book are over 1,000 artists listed. The left side page has brief bios with some artist quotes (there are from 2-3 artists per page), and the right side (facing page) has the art. Some of the art is really good and reproduced at a decent size. It's fun to flip through the pages and find entries for guys like Howard Terpning, David Wright and Tom Lovell way back when.

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2014 Photographer\'s Market: How to Sell Your Photography and Make a Living
Mary Burzlaff Bostic, "2014 Photographer's Market: How to Sell Your Photography and Make a Living, 37th Edition"
ISBN: 1440329427 | 2013 | EPUB | 688 pages | 3 MB


The Successful Photographer's Secret! Thousands of successful photographers have trusted Photographer's Market as a resource for growing their businesses. This edition contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date market contacts for working photographers today: magazines, book publishers, greeting card companies, stock agencies, advertising firms, contests and more.

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Inspired to Design: Seven Steps to Successful Art Quilts

Inspired to Design: Seven Steps to Successful Art Quilts by Elizabeth Barton
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1607056348 | ISBN-13: 9781607056348 | 112 pages | PDF | 121 MB
Awaken your inner artist with this hands-on, exciting exercise guide that takes you through the seven-step process to design successful art quilts. Celebrated quilter Elizabeth Barton shows you how to master every step, from finding inspiration to creating a design and constructing the final quilt.
Before you know it, you’ll be designing quilts that are real works of art, even if you’ve never studied art before. Includes in-depth sections on composing a design, working with color and value, and much more — turns quilters at any level into better quilt designers.

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Beyond Basic Knitting: Techniques and Projects to Expand Your Skills

Beyond Basic Knitting: Techniques and Projects to Expand Your Skills (How To Basics) by Leigh Ann Chow, David Bienkowski, Alan Wycheck, Missy Burns, Anita J. Tosten
2008 | ISBN: 0811734897 | English | 128 pages | EPUB | 62 MB
Detailed information that builds on basic knitting techniques
How-to instructions complete with color photographs
Includes essential skills review and knitting resources list
How to knit on the bias, create flawless necklines, incorporate beads into a design, and knit a mitred corner are only a few of the more advanced techniques covered in this lavishly illustrated book. Hundreds of step-by-step photographs guide the intermediate knitter through ten beautiful projects: a scarf, hat, sweater, throw, purse, and more. Using a variety of yarns and stitches, these patterns are sure to complement any knitter's library

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Zoomigurumi
Zoomigurumi: 15 cute amigurumi patterns by 12 great designers by Joke Vermeiren 
2012 | ISBN: 9491634003 | English | 66 Pages | PDF | 4 MB
Zoomigurumi is the first patternbook published by Amigurumipatterns.net, a website where the most cuddly of all amigurumi patterns are collected. Encouraged by amigurumi fans worldwide, the author gathered patterns that are irresistibly cute and unique. 
In this first patternbook, twelve designers teamed up to create an amazing collection. You will find Levi the baby Bear, Reco the pig, Zico the Toucan, Tara the Cat, Roary the Tiger, Leila the pony, Johnny the Monkey, Lil Quack the duck, Sartù the Lemur, Bernard the fox, Dakota the dog, Eduardo the donkey, Morton the Moose, naughty mice and Wasabi the bunny. 
Make sure to click the pictures on top to fall in love with our amigurumi animals.
Amigurumi must be the most fun way to use a crochet hook! With just a little practice, you'll make all these amazing designs in a jiffy. If you're not familiar with the techniques, then don't worry. This book has a few pages explaining all the basics so you won't get lost reading your first pattern.
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Introduction to Numerical Electrostatics Using MATLAB

Introduction to Numerical Electrostatics Using MATLAB by Lawrence N. Dworsky
2014 | ISBN: 1118449746 | English | 456 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
The first of its kind uniquely devoted to the field of computational electrostatics, this book dives headfirst into the actual problems that engineers are expected to solve using method of moment (MoM), finite difference, and finite element techniques. Readers are guided step by step through specific problems and challenges, covering all aspects of electrostatics with an emphasis on numerical procedures. Focusing on practical examples, mathematical equations, and common issues with algorithms, this is an ideal text for students in engineering, physics, and electrostatics—and working engineers and physicists.

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Stahl\'s Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications, 4th Edition

Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications by Stephen M. Stahl 
2013 | ISBN: 1107025982, 1107686466 | English | 628 Pages | PDF | 52 MB
With this fully revised fourth edition, Dr Stahl returns to the essential roots of what it means to become a neurobiologically empowered psychopharmacologist, expertly guided in the selection and combination of treatments for individual patients in practice. Embracing the unifying themes of 'symptom endophenotypes', dimensions of psychopathology that cut across syndromes, and 'symptoms and circuits', every aspect of the text has been updated to the frontiers of current knowledge, with the clarity of explanation and illustration that only Dr Stahl can bring. Integrating much of the basic neuroscience into the clinical chapters, and with major additions in the areas of psychosis, antipsychotics, antidepressants, impulsivity, compulsivity and addiction, this is the single most readily readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms. This remains the essential text for all students and professionals in mental health seeking to understand and utilize current therapeutics, and to anticipate the future for novel medications.

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Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes

Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes by Jamie Geller
English | ISBN: 0062207822 | 2013 | PDF | 384 pages | 17 MB
I was "the bride who knew nothing" . . .And now I love sharing the joy of kosher cooking with people like me: Busy parents who want to make real food for real families in a snap, and people who want to entertain without slaving in the kitchen, knowing their dishes will always elicit oohs and aahs. Our Sabbath and holiday meals are warm, fun, and flowing with food, family, and tons of guests. 
Do the math: two weekly Shabbos meals + 26 holiday banquets = 130 feasts per year, not to mention feeding my hungry family every other day of the week. That plus a full-time job should qualify me as some kind of expert in fast, fresh family dinners!Here in Joy of Kosher I share more than 100 of my absolute best recipes and give each a creative twist: Dress It Up'add some bling for your party table'or Dress It Down and lure your picky eaters to meals they'll beg for again and again. 

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Great Maps

Great Maps (Dk Smithsonian) by Jerry Brotton
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1465424636 | 256 pages | PDF | 99,5 MB
The world's finest maps explored and explained.
From Ptolemy's world map to the Hereford's Mappa Mundi, through Mercator's map of the world to the latest maps of the Moon and Google Earth, Great Maps provides a fascinating overview of cartography through the ages.
Revealing the stories behind 55 historical maps by analyzing graphic close-ups, Great Maps also profiles key cartographers and explorers to look why each map was commissioned, who it was for and how they influenced navigation, propaganda, power, art, and politics.
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MySQL Cookbook: Solutions for Database Developers and Administrators, 3 edition

MySQL Cookbook: Solutions for Database Developers and Administrators, 3 edition by Paul DuBois
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1449374026 | ISBN-13: 9781449374020 | 866 pages | PDF | 4 MB
MySQL’s popularity has brought a flood of questions about how to solve specific problems, and that’s where this cookbook is essential. When you need quick solutions or techniques, this handy resource provides scores of short, focused pieces of code, hundreds of worked-out examples, and clear, concise explanations for programmers who don’t have the time (or expertise) to solve MySQL problems from scratch.

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Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend’s Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer

Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: The Girlfriend’s Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer by Annette Ramke and Kendall Scott
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0762446773 | 352 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen, which has been named #3 of The 25 Cookbooks of the Year for 2012 by TheDailyMeal.com, is the ultimate resource for the woman who has been handed the cancer card--and for the one who never wants to get it.
Authors Annette Ramke and Kendall Scott are cancer survivors, so they know exactly what it's like to deal with "the Big C." Here they share girlfriend-style, real-life knowledge and experience about the healing power of food, along with their stories of cancer ups and downs--with more than 100 recipes for fighting cancer and soothing symptoms of treatment.
Whether someone is in the thick of "Cancer World" and wants to know what to expect, or for anyone who wants to do all they can to boost their health, Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen offers guidance on not only surviving, but thriving--before, during, and after cancer.

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