The Art of Pregnancy Photography (Epub)
The Art of Pregnancy Photography by Jennifer George
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282185 | 123 pages | EPUB | 4 MB


Capturing the beauty of pregnancy through photographs is an increasingly popular trend, and this timely guide covers the basics of maternity photography from both artistic and business standpoints. The details of creating a successful maternity portrait are addressed, including how to select a meaningful location, what props and fabrics to use, how to pose the subject, and how to produce a flattering lighting scheme. Helpful digital effects that can enhance skin tone and impart a wide variety of polished and artistic effects are discussed, as are tactics for incorporating other family members in the portrait. Also included are tips for building a strong connection with the subject that can lead to a profitable, lifelong client relationship.

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Jan Ruhtenberg - Come Here Architekt
Jan Ruhtenberg - Come Here Architekt
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art | 2013 | ISBN: N/A | English | 58 pages | PDF | 23.7 MB


Simply put, Jan Ruhtenberg is the greatest architect you've never heard of. His accomplishments are astonishing: an apprentice and colleague of Mies van der Rohe during his most significant projects; a close confidant of Philip Johnson who helped introduce modernism to America; a man who escaped Nazi Germany to design projects for Herman Miller, Greta Garbo, Nelson Rockefeller and the Swedish Royal Family. However, as Jan approached the pinnacle of his profession, he was outed as a gay man in conservative 1950's America. Jan's commissions disappeared and he all but vanished from the history of modern architecture. This exhibition begins a process of reintroducing the world to one of its great architects and designers. Curated by Vess von Ruhtenberg and Jeremy Efroymson.

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The Burrell Collection
The Burrell Collection
Harper Collins Publishers | 1994 | ISBN: 0004356802 | English | 162 pages | PDF | 28.6 MB


More than a museum collection catalogue. Includes articles on Sir William Burrell, the building containing the collection in Pollock Park, notes on the civilizations from which the pieces displayed portray eg Egypt and Iran, China and others.

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The Art of Social Theory
The Art of Social Theory By Richard Swedberg
2014 | 288 Pages | ISBN: 0691155224 | PDF | 2 MB


In the social sciences today, students are taught theory by reading and analyzing the works of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and other foundational figures of the discipline. What they rarely learn, however, is how to actually theorize. The Art of Social Theory is a practical guide to doing just that.

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Illustrated Dictionary of Photography: The Professional\'s Guide to Terms and Techniques for Film and Digital Imaging
 

Illustrated Dictionary of Photography: The Professional's Guide to Terms and Techniques for Film and Digital Imaging
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1584282223 | 141 pages | EPUB | 6,6 MB  

Cataloging everything from historic photographic processes to the latest advances in digital technology, this reference contains nearly 5,000 entries explaining the terms and techniques of photography. An ideal sourcebook for anyone with an interest in photography, entries include words associated with shooting techniques, digital imaging terms, specialized photographic subgenres, the science of photography, and notable photographers. Each entry blends ample cross-references with detailed explanations to provide both professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts with an essential resource.

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A Concise Introduction to Logic, 12th Edition
A Concise Introduction to Logic by Patrick J. Hurley
2014 | ISBN: 1285196546 | English | 736 pages | PDF | 45 MB


Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic book on the market. In this Twelfth Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. The edition's new Previews connect a section's content to real-life scenarios, using everyday examples to "translate" new notions and terms into concepts that readers unfamiliar with the subject matter can relate to. An extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises guides readers toward greater proficiency with the skills they are learning.

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Bible
Kelly L. Murdock, "Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 Bible"
ISBN: 1118755073 | 2013 | PDF | 1320 pages | 321 MB


A complete reference covering the newest version of 3ds Max software

Autodesk 3ds Max is the popular 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software preferred by game developers and graphic designers in film and television. This comprehensive reference not only introduces beginners to this pricey and complex software, but also serves as a reference for experienced users. Packed with expert advice from popular author Kelly Murdock, it begins with a Quick Start tutorial to get you up and running, then continues with more than 150 step-by-step tutorials, advanced coverage, and plenty of tips and timesavers.

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Gourmet Hot Dogs: How to Dress your Dog with Style
Stephane Reynaud, "Gourmet Hot Dogs: How to Dress your Dog with Style"
ISBN: 1743363133, eISBN: 1743438281, ASIN: B00K7VHTRO | 2014 | EPUB | 171 pages | 40 MB


Featuring 60 easy, tasty hot dog recipes, prepared with passion in gourmet French style, Stephane Reynaud's Gourmet Hot Dogs is peppered throughout with light- hearted, quirky illustrations of cute canines, each with their eye on a tasty hot dog morsel.

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Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities
Lance Jay Brown, David Dixon, "Urban Design for an Urban Century: Shaping More Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities"
ISBN: 1118453638 | 2014 | PDF | 336 pages | 208 MB


This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised to include thorough coverage of sustainability issues and to integrate new case studies into the core concepts discussed. Ancillary materials, including PowerPoint slides, sample questions and projects, and bonus case studies, help to enrich understanding of this topic.

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Magento Responsive Theme Design
Magento Responsive Theme Design By Richard Carter
2013 | 110 Pages | ISBN: 1783980362 | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 6 MB + 9 MB + 4 MB


Leverage the power of Magento to successfully develop and deploy a responsive Magento theme

Overview
Build a mobile-, tablet-, and desktop-friendly e-commerce site
Refine your Magento store's product and category pages for mobile
Easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide on how to get up and running with Magento

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101 Ways to Work Out with Weights
 

101 Ways to Work Out with Weights


Publisher: F a i r W i n d s | PDF | ISBN: 1592332161 | 192 pages | 101 MB
Another follow-up to our successful 101 Ways to Work Out on the Ball, this book targets another piece of inexpensive yet powerful equipment - dumbbells. Many people buy them but either use them incorrectly or not at all because they're not sure how. This book gives 101 different exercises for upper and lower body that you can do in the gym or at home. Strength training can actually change the shape of your body, improve your metabolism, and build bone strength - but most women aren't sure how to do it. This book makes it easy to reap the enormous benefits of weight training?in your own home.  

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Wild Cats of the World
 

Wild Cats of the World
Language: English | PDF | ISBN-10: 0226779998 | 2002 | 462 pages | 44 MB
 
Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow?

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Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers (Epub)
Just Available Light: Techniques for Digital Photographers by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1608955567 | 93 pages | EPUB | 5,6 MB


Emphasizing the usefulness of ambient lighting, this guidebook gives unlimited access to the methods used by professionals. Starting with a discussion of the advantages and challenges of working with natural light, the text then explores the positive impact it can have on a photographer’s creativity and how to deal with the compromises that using available light sometimes require. Examples from this preliminary section emphasize learning through experimentation. Next, the book explores camera settings including white balance, contrast, and saturation. The authors demonstrate that thoughtful adjustment to these settings can yield images that more closely reflect the mood of the scene and minimize postproduction editing. Several chapters deal with modifying available light through the delicate use of reflectors to bounce light, polarizers to cut glare, and the proper procedure for adding neutral density filters to control brightness. With the techniques presented, photographers will learn to use available light to its fullest advantage.

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Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship
Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship by Richard Cadena
English | 2008 | ISBN: 097981071X | 160 pages | EPUB | 3,6 MB


(Book). Starting with the basics and progressing through the details of advanced lighting design, this guide covers everything from lighting metrics (the measurement of light) to the classic approach to lighting and the all-important "jewel" lighting method commonly used where video is an important aspect of the production. It also addresses the study of aesthetics of lighting, including the use of diffusion and a detailed analysis of color theory and how it applies to lighting design.

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Prebles\' Artforms (11th Edition)
Duane Preble Emeritus, Sarah Preble, "Prebles' Artforms (11th Edition)"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0205968112 | 536 pages | PDF | 103 MB


The title of this book has a dual meaning. As humans form works of art, we are in turn formed by what we create. The art world constantly evolves, as today’s artists interpret, challenge, and ultimately create the world around them. The 11th edition of Prebles’ Artforms reflects this dynamic environment; it is one of the most exhaustive revisions in the book’s history. Three recent trends drive this edition: changing pedagogical needs, new scholarly research, and recent creativity by artists around the world.

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Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers (Epub)
Hollywood Portraits: Hot-Light Techniques for Professional Photographers by Lou Szoke
English | 2012 | ISBN: 160895305X | 158 pages | EPUB | 8 MB


With lighting techniques beneficial for professional photographers but also accessible for those less experienced with a camera, this handy reference offers insights into utilizing “hot lights” (tungsten-based continuous light sources) to achieve glamorous, Hollywood-inspired shots. This “Hollywood” lighting—characterized by dramatic contrast, sharp shadows, and a sultry mood—is simple to create and allows photographers to “sculpt” the subject, accentuating their best features while minimizing flaws. Though the focus is on nostalgic lighting style, the book acknowledges modern advances in photographic technology and discusses how to produce these dazzling retro effects using both digital and traditional film cameras. Throughout the book, lighting diagrams showing the photograph’s setup accompany nearly every image, carefully illustrating the lighting techniques for easy re-creation.

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The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged: Ten All-New Muscle-Building Programs for Men and Women
The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged: Ten All-New Muscle-Building Programs for Men and Women by Lou Schuler, Alwyn Cosgrove
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1583334653, 1583335366 | 368 pages | EPUB | 4,5 MB


This supercharged new edition of the super-effective weightlifting exercise program features all-new workouts to build maximum strength

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Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer\'s Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera (Epub)
Painting with a Lens: The Digital Photographer's Guide to Designing Artistic Images In-Camera by Rod Deutschmann, Robin Deutschmann
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952371 | 122 pages | EPUB | 6,2 MB


Arguing that photography should be about more than gear, shooting modes, and computer programs, this book highlights methods for creating artistic photographs in the moment a picture is taken, rather than later in the editing process. In stark contrast to the “fix everything in post production” approach dominating modern digital photography, this reference demonstrates a more purposeful approach to shooting each frame—carefully considering the subject’s focus and determining the best camera settings, lighting, lens choice, and composition to achieve that objective.

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Master\'s Guide to Off-Camera Flash: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers (Epub)
Master's Guide to Off-Camera Flash: Professional Techniques for Digital Photographers by Barry Staver
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1608952487 | 160 pages | EPUB | 8,3 MB


By emphasizing basic principles of good lighting and how to apply them, this informative guide shows advanced amateur photographers and professionals how to improve their photographic skills. After explaining different types of light, flash basics, and the benefits of on- and off-camera lighting techniques, it discusses how to use this information to increase the “gasp factor”—that powerful, emotional response that compels the viewer to take a second look at a photograph. Also included are assignments meant to help solidify this new flash knowledge for the photographer in order to put it into practice. As a bonus, the book contains inspirational stories demonstrating real-world applications of the techniques from a photojournalist with decades of experience.

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ABCs of Beautiful Light: A Complete Course in Lighting for Photographers
 

ABCs of Beautiful Light: A Complete Course in Lighting for Photographers
Rosanne Olson | 2014 | PDF | ISBN: 1608957179 | 129 pages | 100 Mb  

Everything we see is lit by one source or another. The questions are: what and how? That is what this book is designed to teach you. Through Rosanne Olson’s tried-and-true course on lighting principles for photography, video, and art in general, you will discover how the angles and heights of your light sources affect your pictures. You will learn how to work with light modifiers to change the quality of your light, and how to control light to create a feeling of depth and dimension—whether you’re shooting with natural light, continuous artificial light, studio strobes, dedicated flash, or a combination of sources. Assignments are included to help you put each concept into practice as you perfect your skills and train your eyes to see the subtleties of light. You will never look at a photograph or painting in the same way after you read this book!

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Portrait Photographer\'s Handbook (Epub)
Portrait Photographer's Handbook by Bill Hurter
English | 2007 | ISBN: 158428207X | 124 pages | EPUB | 30 MB


Combining time-tested practices with contemporary methods, this guidebook details the fine art of capturing formal and casual posed images. With advice and guidance from the finest and most decorated portrait and wedding photographers in the country, this instructional discusses subjects such as lighting in the studio and on location, improving improvisational shooting techniques, and how to retouch images in the post-production process to create truly flawless looks. A chapter addressing the common problems in taking portraitures—from working with subjects with glasses to subjects that vary in size, facial features, and skin tone—is also included.

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Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: A Mark-Making Workbook for Crafters, Cardmakers, and Journal Artists (Epub)
Lisa Engelbrecht, "Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering: A Mark-Making Workbook for Crafters, Cardmakers, and Journal Artists"
ISBN: 1592536441 | 2010 | EPUB | 160 pages | 82 MB


Calligraphy, the art of elegant, beautiful lettering, has increased in popularity over the last several years. From brides who want to address their wedding invitations to do-it-yourselfers who want to prepare certificates or make a family tree, and even for art journalers and scrapbookers who like creative text in their works, calligraphy books and classes are hot.

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Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy
Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy by Phil Barden
English | April 8, 2013 | ISBN: 1118345606 | ISBN-13: 9781118345603 | 288 pages | EPUB | 8,7 MB


In this groundbreaking book Phil Barden reveals what decision science explains about people’s purchase behaviour, and specifically demonstrates its value to marketing.

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Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill: How to Grow & Overwinter 165 Tender Plants
Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill: How to Grow & Overwinter 165 Tender Plants by Brian McGowan, Alice McGowan
2008 | ISBN: 1603420428 | English | 208 pages | EPUB | 19 MB


Cooler-zone gardeners are discovering that with a little wintertime care, plants that have long been considered "annuals" can thrive for years. These plants — including geraniums, gladioli, dahlias, begonias, rosemary, lavender, snapdragons, and even impatiens — aren't annuals at all. Rather, they are tender perennials.

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Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin\'s Early Settlers
Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers by Marcia C. Carmichael
2011 | ISBN: 0870204661 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 55 MB


Culture and history can be passed from one generation to the next through the food we eat, the vegetables and fruits we plant and harvest, and the fragrant flowers and herbs that enliven our gardens. The plants our ancestors grew tell stories about their way of life.

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