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The Photographer’s MBA, Senior High School Portraiture: Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful Business

The Photographer’s MBA, Senior High School Portraiture: Everything You Need to Know to Run a Successful Business

By: Sal Cincotta

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 19-NOV-2013

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For those photographers looking to start a business—or expand their current business—to include the lucrative high school senior portrait market, The Photographer’s MBA: Senior High School Portraiture is a complete resource that dives deep into every aspect of the genre. Unlike other books that only cover one part of the business, photographer Sal Cincotta, who leads a highly successful portrait and wedding photography business, covers them all, including everything from shooting, posing, lighting, and post-production, to all the details on the business side: from creating business and...

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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks

Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Support Essentials 10.9: Supporting and Troubleshooting OS X Mavericks

By: Kevin M. White; Gordon Davisson

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 30-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 14-NOV-2013

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This is the official curriculum of the Apple Mavericks 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.9 course and preparation for Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.9 certification– as well as a top-notch primer for anyone who needs to support, troubleshoot, or optimize OS X Mavericks. This guide provides comprehensive coverage of Mavericks and is part of the Apple Pro Training series–the only Apple-certified books on the market. Designed for support technicians, help desk specialists, and ardent Mac users, this guide takes you deep inside the Mavericks operating system. Readers will find...

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Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion

Color: A Photographer’s Guide to Directing the Eye, Creating Visual Depth, and Conveying Emotion

By: Jerod Foster

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 14-NOV-2013

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Color is powerful. It impacts our senses, pushes our emotions, and plays an essential role in creating an effective photograph. In this beautifully illustrated guide, author, educator, and pro photographer Jerod Foster helps you understand how color works—attracting attention, directing the eye, and working with other elements to make your own compelling photographs. This book approaches color from a photographer’s perspective with a mix of practical theory, technical information, and solid advice on how to apply these details in all genres of photography—landscapes, portraits, lifestyle,...

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Environmental Portraiture: Tell Your Subject’s Story and Create Dynamic Portraits with One Bag of Gear

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Environmental Portraiture: Tell Your Subject’s Story and Create Dynamic Portraits with One Bag of Gear

By: Kathleen Lavine

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 13-NOV-2013

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Although it may not always seem possible, you can create great people pictures using the gear that fits into one camera bag. The tricks are knowing how to use the equipment you have, learning how to put the environment around you to work, and taking the time to interact with your subjects so you can tell their story. In this ebook, Kathleen Lavine discusses the minimum equipment you need for an effective shoot and how to combine the elements of the environment, situation, or scene to capture great portraits. And she’ll show how to engage your subjects and work together so that you can make...

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Color Correction Look Book: Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video

Color Correction Look Book: Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video

By: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 10-NOV-2013

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The digital colorist’s job is no longer to simply balance, fix, and optimize. Today’s filmmakers often want to recreate the idiosyncrasies of older recording methods, or are looking for something completely new, to differentiate the look of a given project. Furthermore, end-to-end digital shooting, postproduction, and distribution means that stylizations and effects once created by the film lab are no longer photochemically available. The color grading suite has become the lab, and these sorts of stylizations are now part of the colorist’s job description. In this follow-up volume to the...

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Upgrading to Mavericks: 10 Things To Do Before Moving to OS X 10.9

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Upgrading to Mavericks: 10 Things To Do Before Moving to OS X 10.9

By: Tom Negrino

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Sure, you can simply buy OS X Mavericks from the Mac App Store and click the Upgrade button, but we think it’s a much wiser idea to get your system ready so that after you upgrade, you can get back to work with the least amount of trouble and disruption. In this to-the-point ebook, OS X expert Tom Negrino walks you through the steps you should accomplish before clicking that fateful button. You’ll lay the groundwork for the upgrade, evaluate your Mac and your apps, and learn how to protect your work in the rare event that something goes horribly wrong....

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Composition for Portraiture: Creating Compelling Headshots, Group Shots, and Senior Pictures

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Composition for Portraiture: Creating Compelling Headshots, Group Shots, and Senior Pictures

By: Dan Ablan, CPP

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 24-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 30-OCT-2013

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In Composition for Portraiture: Creating Compelling Headshots, Group Shots, and Senior Pictures, Certified Professional Photographer Dan Ablan teaches the composition basics you need to know to improve your portraits. Starting with a definition of composition–what it is and why it's important–Dan then tackles the basic concepts of composition, such as the rule of thirds, negative space, and the use of angles in photography to create more compelling imagery. Dan then dives into portraiture, discussing the best ways to work with your subject (or subjects), and how to "posture" (rather than just...

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Design Your Own Holiday Cards: Three DIY Projects with Photoshop & Photoshop Elements

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Design Your Own Holiday Cards: Three DIY Projects with Photoshop & Photoshop Elements

By: Khara Plicanic

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 25-OCT-2013

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In an era of Facebook and Instagram, there’s something unique about giving and receiving a keepsake holiday card, especially when it’s crafted with love—by you! In this ebook, author and photographer Khara Plicanic walks you through the process of creating three holiday card designs from start to finish: a flat 5x7 photo card, a double-sided circular ornament, and a 5x5 tri-fold. Once you learn the basics, you’ll be able to adapt these designs to fit other formats, or to create your own designs entirely. Follow along with Khara and you will: Get tips on choosing the card’s size and...

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Beginning Android Programming: Develop and Design

Beginning Android Programming: Develop and Design

By: Chris Haseman; Kevin Grant

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 23-OCT-2013

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In this straightforward guide, Android programming experts Chris Haseman and Kevin Grant show you how to use the powerful set of Android tools to begin writing the next generation of Android applications. After a tour of how to install and configure the Android Studio and Eclipse, you jump right in, building your first Android project. The pair demonstrate how to use the major building blocks for creating an intuitive and good-looking interface. Next, they shows you how to retrieve data and use lists to display data. Chris and Kevin then explore how to use services—important, and...

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Critiqued: Inside the Minds of 23 Leaders in Design

Critiqued: Inside the Minds of 23 Leaders in Design

By: Christina Beard

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 22-OCT-2013

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FOREWORD BY ELLEN LUPTON Critiqued takes you on a journey with designer Christina Beard through an iterative design experiment. With her poster in tow, she meets with leading designers, writers, and curators. At each stop, the participant critiques the poster and talks about his or her own design process. Based on their conversation, Christina redesigns the poster before heading to the next critique — a process similar to the children’s game telephone. This book is not about learning new software or being told how to do something — it’s about exploring and discovering an approach to...

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Street Photography: A Guide to Finding and Capturing Authentic Portraits and Streetscapes

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Street Photography: A Guide to Finding and Capturing Authentic Portraits and Streetscapes

By: John Batdorff

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 17-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 18-OCT-2013

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Street photography is about people. As a street photographer your job is to be in the moment and acutely aware of your surroundings — what a person is wearing, the way traffic is moving, or if the weather is changing. Good street photographers are watching constantly and leveraging these elements to capture subjects in authentic moments. In this ebook, Chicago-based photographer John Batdorff offers his best tips and techniques for finding and making great street images. You will learn about: Selecting cameras and lenses to get the job done Assessing your street approach and...

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Real World Print Production with Adobe® Creative Cloud®

Real World Print Production with Adobe® Creative Cloud®

By: Claudia McCue

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 12-OCT-2013

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Sharpen your print production skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to create files using the Adobe Creative Cloud, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat and output for printing. The previous edition was steady seller, helping designers who have no training in print get up and running quickly and not make expensive mistakes on their projects. Completely updated for CS6 and the CC, this book also helps designers with some print experience tackle more complex projects. The book covers all the Adobe Suite programs they...

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Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio

Creative 52: Weekly Projects to Invigorate Your Photography Portfolio

By: Lindsay Adler

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 22-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 08-OCT-2013

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A powerful portfolio involves so much more than just a strong grasp of the technical aspects of photography–it’s a complex mix of style, techniques, and intriguing ideas. Many photographers struggle to achieve a high-impactportfolio, feeling that they lack the creative spark to invigorate them andmove their work forward. Creative 52 is that spark–and your guide to a new and more creative portfolio in just one year! A remedy for that “average” portfolio, this collection of innovative projects will help portrait, wedding, and fashion photographers build a portfolio that draws the attention of...

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Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro X: Professional Music Production

Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro X: Professional Music Production

By: David Nahmani

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 05-OCT-2013

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Completely revised and updated for Logic Pro X, this Apple-certified guide shows you how to record, produce, and polish music files with Apple’s professional audio software. Veteran music producer David Nahmani’s step-by-step, instructions teach you everything from basic music creation to advanced production techniques using Logic’s software synthesizers, samplers, and digital signal processors. Learn about all of the key features in Logic Pro X including Flex Pitch, Drummer, Drum Kit Designer, Track Stacks, MIDI Effects, and more. Using the book’s online files and Logic Pro X, you’ll begin...

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Shooting for eBay: Creating Simple and Effective Product Shots for Online Auctions and Sales

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Shooting for eBay: Creating Simple and Effective Product Shots for Online Auctions and Sales

By: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 02-OCT-2013

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In Shooting for eBay, author and photographer Alan Hess demonstrates how to take great product shots so you can sell your items on sites like eBay, Etsy, or elsewhere. Starting with the basics, Alan discuses cleaning and prepping your items and maintaining honesty throughout all of your customer interactions. He then covers the equipment and preparation involved in capturing high-quality images, including which camera and lens to use and how to get your lighting and backgrounds just right. Finally, Alan walks you through several product shots, from small to large items and everything in...

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Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema, Second Edition

Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema, Second Edition

By: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 19-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 26-SEP-2013

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The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching...

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The Adobe Illustrator Wow! Booklet for June 2013 CC Release: Tips, Tricks, and Step-by-Step Techniques with the New Creative Tools

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The Adobe Illustrator Wow! Booklet for June 2013 CC Release: Tips, Tricks, and Step-by-Step Techniques with the New Creative Tools

By: Sharon Steuer

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 08-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 11-SEP-2013

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In this concise standalone update to the award-winning Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book, Sharon Steuer and her WOW! team focus on the new creativity-enhancing features included in the June 2013 update to the Creative Cloud edition of Adobe Illustrator. This digital booklet includes tips, tricks, and step-by-step techniques designed to help Intermediate through professional users of Illustrator to efficiently integrate changes in workflow and get up to speed on the more creative features of this software update. Register the booklet to download sample art files and be notified about updates....

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Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography

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Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography

By: Rob Sheppard

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 09-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 06-SEP-2013

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In Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography, author and photographer Rob Sheppard walks you through selecting the lens you need for capturing beautiful shots, whether in your own garden or farther afield in the great outdoors. He defines the basic focal lengths you have to choose from, including wide-angle and telephoto lenses, and he demonstrates how zoom features offer multiple focal lengths with one lens. He then shows you how to match focal length to the type of nature you are photographing and how to get that perfect close-up using special lenses. Finally, he...

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How to Light Beer: A Photographer’s Guide to Working with Cans, Bottles, and Pours

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How to Light Beer: A Photographer’s Guide to Working with Cans, Bottles, and Pours

By: Joe Lavine; Brad Bartholomew

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 05-SEP-2013

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In How to Light Beer, photographers Joe Lavine and Brad Bartholomew teach you how to light and photograph your favorite beers and create compelling shots every time. In this ebook for intermediate or advanced shooters you will learn about classic brews, focusing on differences in color, opacity, head, and bubble composition, and what they mean for your images. The authors will also explore lighting scenarios, styling the beer, and post-production techniques to enhance your final images. Follow along with Joe and Brad, and you will: Learn how to use a variety of lighting and...

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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting Using Wacom and the iPad

By: Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 04-SEP-2013

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Artists today use digital tools that allow them to work as naturally and spontaneously as if they were using traditional artist tools such as pastels, watercolors, oil media, and gouache. With the recent growth of the tablet market, there are more tools and more sophisticated features available now than ever before and an increased desire by artists to learn how to use them. As much art book as guide, The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book uses traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with reallife projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with...