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Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go

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Adobe Lightroom mobile: Your Lightroom on the Go

By: Jeff Carlson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 08-APR-2014

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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Where are your photos? Anywhere you are! With Adobe Lightroom mobile, you are no longer wedded to just one place or one device. Whether you’re on vacation, working in the field, or sitting on your couch, Lightroom mobile is your remote link to your full Lightroom library. No plugging in to your computer, no manual syncing, no hassle.   You can review and edit your photos on your iPad 2 or later and know that the changes will be ready when you return to the computer later. Without worrying about how to access your Lightroom library, you can focus your energy on finding new...

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Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

By: Laurie S. Excell

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 25-APR-2014

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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Now that you’ve bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. That’s where Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition, comes in, teaching you the fundamentals of composition—the creative arrangement of elements in the shot, and the way a viewer’s eye travels through an image—so you can get great shots no matter what gear you use. In this book, author and professional photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition—such as the popular rule of thirds—and illustrates how elements like...

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Simplicity in the Details: Designing Faster Web and Mobile Interactions

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Simplicity in the Details: Designing Faster Web and Mobile Interactions

By: Giles Golborne

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 02-APR-2014

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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It’s the tiny details that delight customers. Creating an exceptional interface, whether it’s for a web page, an app, or even products like bank ATMs, leads to loyal customers and word of mouth recommendations. This guide by UX design leader, Giles Colborne, focuses on how to create extraordinarily simple interfaces by paying attention to the details. Complementing his book Simple and Usable Web, Mobile, and Interaction Design, Giles offers practical advice on how to create better web and mobile interactions. • Explore how to make interfaces that are effective, efficient, and satisfying •...

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The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros’ Hottest Post–Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition

The HDR Book: Unlocking the Pros’ Hottest Post–Processing Techniques, 2nd Edition

By: Rafael “RC” Concepcion

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

Insert Date: 12-APR-2014

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When it comes to HDR, only three key ingredients are needed: hardware, software, and post-processing technique. Hardware is simple–there are only a few things you need to set up and shoot an HDR series. Software is vastly improved, making it easier for anyone to create an HDR image. The hard part is the post-processing technique. There are only two options: hours and hours of experimentation or The HDR Book. Featuring real-world interviews with passionate HDR photographers, this updated edition of the popular The HDR Book, by Rafael “RC” Concepcion, is more than a how-to and different...

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WordPress Security

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WordPress Security

By: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 07-APR-2014

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Everyone is out to get you! There are spammers, crackers, and hackers all over the globe attempting to infiltrate millions of websites. Their goal is to break through your proverbial front door. You should take security concerns seriously when setting up and maintaining your WordPress blog or website. This ebook offers important techniques on how to protect your site and user data. WordPress expert Jesse Friedman will help you: • Learn who’s out there and how to address Botnets, spammers, and personal or direct attackers • Understand basic security precautions and how to use the key...

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Run and Gun Lighting Resource: One-Light Solutions for Commercial and Portrait Photographers

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Run and Gun Lighting Resource: One-Light Solutions for Commercial and Portrait Photographers

By: Nick Fancher

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 02-APR-2014

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In Run and Gun: One-Light Solutions for Commercial and Portrait Photographers, photographer Nick Fancher discusses more than 20 one-light photo scenarios and setups for both portraits and product/commercial work, showing finished images as well lighting diagrams as he discusses each photograph. This ebook was written for the photographer who has just picked up a flash and has the ability to trigger it from somewhere other than the top of their camera. It does not cover the buttons and dials of your camera or flash, but instead Nick quickly and efficiently discusses different kinds of...

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Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Rob Knight

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

Insert Date: 02-APR-2014

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This Snapshots book will teach owners how to take great shots using their new Panasonic GX7 or GM1 camera. Users learn how to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Featuring beautiful images; clear design; and a friendly knowledgeable voice, everything in the book is in service of creating a great image. Starting with the top ten things users needed to know about the camera, photographer Rob Knight carefully guides readers through the operating features. Owners get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips,...

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: The Productive Workflow

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: The Productive Workflow

By: Dave Cross

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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In The Photoshop Productivity Series: The Productive Workflow–the third and final ebook in the three-part "Photoshop Productivity" series by Photoshop guru Dave Cross–Dave teaches you that "workflow" is not nearly as much "work" as it seems, and he avoids the beginning-to-end, step-by-step concept that many people think about when the word "workflow" is mentioned. In fact, he prefers the term "smart flow" to indicate any workflow that takes advantage of the automation capabilities of Photoshop and uses nondestructive, smart techniques to get that work done–and this is what he concentrates on...

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: Automating Photoshop

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: Automating Photoshop

By: Dave Cross

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 25-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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In The Photoshop Productivity Series: Automating Photoshop–the second in a three-part "Photoshop Productivity" series by Photoshop guru Dave Cross–Dave teaches you that Photoshop automation is really about having Photoshop do the most amount of work for you as possible. Wherever automation can make your job easier and take less time, there's an opportunity to have Photoshop be more efficient for you. In this ebook, Dave tackles Photoshop's built-in automations, such as cropping and straightening photos, lens corrections, and photomerges; not-so-obvious automations, such as using tools such as...

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WordPress in a Weekend

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WordPress in a Weekend

By: Jesse Friedman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 28-MAR-2014

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Are you ready to get started in WordPress this weekend? This ebook features step-by-step instructions for a two-day session on setting up your blog or website using the right tools to launch your content. Author Jesse Friedman will help you understand the power of WordPress, which drives 20 percent of the entire internet, and what it can do for your business or creative endeavor. In this detailed guide you will: Learn how to build your page using existing themes, tags, pages, and menus, and six must-have plugins Understand hosting requirements and how to choose a...

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Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Erik Valind

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 22-MAR-2014

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In Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Erik Valind shows you how to get the best shots of your subjects–whether you’re in a studio or outdoors, at a family get-together, or at a formal event. Starting with the fundamentals of portrait photography, including how to select the right camera settings and lenses and how to compose your shots, Erik covers building a rapport with your subject, and offers suggestions for poses that flatter your subject to achieve great shots. He then addresses the problems and opportunities of both natural and indoor...

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Photographing Indoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Shooting Basketball, Martial Arts, and Other Low-light Sports

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Photographing Indoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Shooting Basketball, Martial Arts, and Other Low-light Sports

By: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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This is a book about photographing low-light and indoor sports–not as a professional working for a major sports publication or website–but as a parent or friend trying to capture a great memory. In Photographing Indoor Sports, author and photographer Alan Hess takes you through the basics of shooting basketball in the gym, martial arts at a dojo, water polo inside, and night football games under the lights. Photographing these sports can be a challenge, because you need to use action-stopping shutter speeds without a lot of light. This means using lenses that open as wide as possible and ISO...

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Portraits of Strangers

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Portraits of Strangers

By: Ibarionex Perello

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 18-MAR-2014

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Have you ever seen a stranger who you instantly knew would make a great photograph? Where the feeling was so immediate and so visceral that there was no doubt that if a photo was made, it would result in a wonderful image? Maybe this scenario ended with you admitting that you couldn’t work up the nerve to approach the person and ask permission. It’s that all-too-common story of “the one that got away.” With Portraits of Strangers, author and photographer Ibarionex Perello will inspire you to move past that fear and take the leap toward making such photographs happen. There are some fantastic...

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Photographing Outdoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Capturing Baseball, Soccer, Surfing, and Other Outdoor Events

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Photographing Outdoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Capturing Baseball, Soccer, Surfing, and Other Outdoor Events

By: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 20-MAR-2014

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This is a book about photographing outdoor sports—not as a professional working for a major sports publication or website—but as a parent or friend trying to capture a great memory. In Photographing Outdoor Sports, author and photographer Alan Hess demonstrates that the key advantage of shooting outdoor sports during the day is that you have plenty of natural light at your disposal, allowing you to use those action-stopping shutter speeds without having to rely on really high ISO settings. Along the way, he covers the basics you need to know about shooting outdoor events: selecting the...

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Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Brian Smith

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 09-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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It is intended for amateurs to semi-professionals who want to jump into photography with a camera that combines compact size with the performance of a high end DSLR. While the camera manual explains what the camera can do, it doesn’t show exactly how to use the camera to create great images! That’s where Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots comes in. Starting with the top ten things users need to know about the camera, author Brian Smith carefully guides readers through the operating features. Readers get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting...

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Anatomy of a Design Proposal

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Anatomy of a Design Proposal

By: Michael Janda

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 08-MAR-2014

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It didn’t take Mike Janda, owner of the design firm, RiSER, long to realize that the one-page, line-item priced proposals he sent to clients back in his freelance days would need to “grow up” if he was going to expand his business. Over the course of his 11 years running RiSER, Janda and his team fine tuned their request for proposal (RFP) format and used it to successfully land millions of dollars of business from high-profile clients such as Google, Disney, NBC, FOX, National Geographic, Warner Bros., and others. While no proposal format is perfect–and this certainly isn't the only way to...

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Nikon D610: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Nikon D610: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Rob Sylvan

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 06-MAR-2014

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Created expressly for the beginning photographer–no matter what camera you might be using–Peachpit’s best-selling From Snapshots to Great Shots books teach you the core fundamentals of photography, and show you exactly how to execute those fundamentals with your camera. Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D610, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Nikon D610: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your...

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Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Second Edition

By: Jeff Revell

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 11-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 06-MAR-2014

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In this exciting update to the first edition of Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots (9780321741295)—which has sold over 20,000 net units since its 2010 release—Jeff Revell fully refreshes the book to include new images and new techniques. Now that you've bought an amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots, and that begins with understanding the fundamental principles of great photography. With Exposure: From Snapshots to Great Shots, popular photographer Jeff Revell starts with the basics of light, including how it works,...

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Web Designer’s Guide to Google Glass

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Web Designer’s Guide to Google Glass

By: Joe Casabona

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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This hands-on guide to optimizing web sites for Google Glass will show you how to take advantage of the latest advancements of this tiny screen, including watching videos and viewing forms. You'll also take a look at the Mirror API and building web-based native apps for Google Glass, and get insightful tips from an expert designer on avoiding web design pitfalls. ...

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Meet the iPad and iPad mini

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Meet the iPad and iPad mini

By: Jeff Carlson; Joris Dormans

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 21-FEB-2014

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This practical, approachable guide by Apple guru Jeff Carlson will quickly help you get the most out of your new iPad Air and iPad mini! This hands-on guide steers you through how to navigate the home screen; launch, run, and switch between apps; use the magical Smart Cover to put to sleep and wake your iPad; change and lock screen orientation, adjust screen brightness; and conserve battery life.  You'll learn how to master Multi-Touch gestures, work with text, shoot video and photos using the two built-in cameras, make FaceTime calls, sync files and content with iCloud, connect...