Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology
Springer | 2005| ISBN 0387260579 | 350 pages | PDF | 20 MB
An increasing number of system designers are using ASIP’s rather than ASIC’s to implement their system solutions. Building ASIPs: The Mescal Methodology gives a simple but comprehensive methodology for the design of these application-specific instruction processors (ASIPs).
The key elements of this methodology are:
Judiciously using benchmarking
Corrective Lighting, Posing & Retouching for Digital Portrait Photographers
Amhesrt | 2010 | ISBN: 1584289953 | Pages: 128 | English | PDF | 8 MB
With techniques for achieving a flawless portrait, this manual shows how to create stunning, professional images in any setting. Tips on how to delicately discuss and evaluate a subject's appearance and his or her specific concerns combine with examples on how subtle changes in lighting and posing can flatter subjectsby slimming the waist and hips, enhancing the bust, narrowing the nose, reducing a double chin, and concealing baldnesshelping portrait photographers sensitively downplay perceived flaws.
Also illustrating how the latest in digital imaging technology can fix problems, this up-to-date resource shows how to digitally eliminate acne, whiten teeth, remove braces, and fix unnoticed clothing problems. Techniques for processing RAW files and for optimizing JPEG files for quick, but consistent, shooting are also included. With hundreds of new images, before-and-after sequences, and informative text, this is the ultimate reference for creating beautiful, flattering portraits.
Wedding Photography: Advanced Techniques for Digital Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | English | 2010-05-01 | ISBN: 1584289902, 1584285281 | 128 pages | PDF | 10 MB
Drawing on the images and expertise of dozens of industry-leading photographers, this manual on wedding photography provides critical insights into the techniques that set the best in the business apart from rest. Covering both the technical aspects of the profession as well as delving into more subtle aspects of the craft—including preparation and planning, interpersonal skills, a keen eye, good timing, a cool-under-pressure mindset, posing and lighting skills, and artistic talent—this detailed handbook also offers strategies for streamlining postproduction efforts from running digital filters and retouching images to saving and archiving files. With instructions on how to replicate stunning wedding images, this guide will interest amateur and professional photographers alike.
Off-Camera Flash: Creative Techniques for Digital Photographers
Amherst Media, Inc. | English | 2010-04-01 | ISBN: 1584289929, 1584285354 | 128 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Professionals and advanced-level amateurs seeking to push the envelope and enhance the creativity of their shots are shown how to add mood and manipulate color in their images with this guide. Using a technique known as off-camera flash, digital photographers discover how to alter a viewer’s perception through the use of shadows to mask certain details or to draw attention to a specific feature with a simple beam of light.
Cross Coloring Actions for Photoshop by KalifBanane | 2 MB
The Art of Posing: Techniques for Digital Portrait Photographers
Amherst Media | 2010 | ISBN: 1584289910 | Pages: 128 | English | PDF | 11 MB
From facial expression and body angles to camera optics and ideal lighting, this invaluable photography reference discusses all the facets of posing. Featuring 10 acclaimed photographers and their exceptional images, this detailed guidebook illustrates how each artist approaches the practice of posing and offers his/her advice on how to achieve more successful and visually appealing portraits. Business-related concerns are also addressed, ensuring that the professional photographer remains relevant and marketable in terms of composition and style.
America's Natural Places: East and Northeast
Greenwood | 2009 | ISBN: 0313353123, 0313353131 | 195 pages | PDF | 4,7 MB
America's Natural Places: East and Northeast examines over 50 of the most spectacular and important areas of this region, with each entry describing the importance of the area, the flora and fauna that it supports, threats to the survival of the region, and what is being done to protect it.
Organized by state within the volume, this work informs readers about the wide variety of natural areas across the east and northeast and identifies places that may be near them that demonstrate the importance of preserving such regions.