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Humans of New York
by Brandon Stanton (Oct 13, 2015)
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In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million. In 2013, his book Humans...
Humans of New York
by Brandon Stanton (Oct 15, 2013)
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A beautiful, heartfelt, funny and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city...
An Intimate Portrait
by Pete Souza (Nov 07, 2017)
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This is the definitive visual biography of Barack Obama's presidency, captured in intimate, unprecedented detail by his official White House photographer.Pete Souza began photographing President Obama on his first day as a U.S. senator, in January 2005, and served as the chief official White House photographer for the President's full two terms. So...
It's What I Do
A Photographer's Life of Love and War
by Lynsey Addario (Nov 08, 2016)
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War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It’s her work, but ...
Understanding Exposure
How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
by Bryan Peterson (Mar 14, 2016)
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This newly revised edition of Bryan Peterson's most popular book demystifies the complex concepts of exposure in photography, allowing readers to capture the images they want.With his trademark accessible style, Peterson instructs readers on how to achieve successful images in almost any situation, explaining the fundamentals of exposure and its co...
Stunning Digital Photography
by Tony Northrup (Dec 01, 2019)
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In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches you both the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, you will master these basic concepts:* Composition* Exposure* Shutter speed* Aperture* Depth-of-field* ISO* Natural light* Flash*...
Vivian Maier
Street Photographer
by Vivian Maier (Nov 16, 2011)
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Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher.A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is...
Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson
by Lady Gaga (Nov 22, 2011)
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In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour. During the time period he followed Gaga, Richardson took over 100,000 images and attended more than 30 Monster Ball dates around ...
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Mindy Kaling
The Atlas of Beauty
Women of the World in 500 Portraits
by Mihaela Noroc (Sep 26, 2017)
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Photographs and stories of 500 women from around the world, based on the author's hugely popular website.Since 2013 Mihaela Noroc has travelled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity and beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs that celebrates women from f...
Underwater Dogs
by Seth Casteel (Oct 23, 2012)
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The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation. From the water's surface, it's a simple exercise: a dog's leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant. But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From l...
The Americans
by Robert Frank (Mar 19, 1973)
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Introduction by Jack Kerouac. There is no question that Robert Frank's The Americans is the most famous and influential photography book ever published. It was 1959 when the book first came out: a series of deceptively simple photographs that Frank took on a trip through America in '55 and '56, pictures of normal people, everyday scenes: lunch coun...
Lauren Greenfield
Generation Wealth
by Lauren Greenfield (May 15, 2017)
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A highly anticipated monograph from the internationally acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmakerLauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the ...
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Chris Messina
by Susan Middleton (Oct 21, 2014)
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In Spineless, acclaimed photographer Susan Middleton explores the mysterious and surprising world of marine invertebrates, which represent more than 98 percent of the known animal species in the ocean. They are also astonishingly diverse in their shapes, patterns, textures, and colorsin natures fashion show, they are the haute couture of marine lif...
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Chris Messina
The Life and Love of Trees
by Lewis Blackwell (Nov 01, 2009)
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A collection of images created by some of the world's leading nature photographers complement this journey through boreal forests, rainforests, ancient bristlecones, fresh-leaved seedlings, and among trees that are both scary and rare....
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Ellen DeGeneres
The Year of the Dogs
by Vincent J. Musi (Sep 17, 2019)
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From a labrador that likes opera to a tooting bulldog, Vincent Musi chronicled the character and personality of everyday dogs and compiled them into one gorgeous and captivating book.Discover the stunning collection of photographs that shows the majesty, playfulness, and joy that is man's best friend: As a National Geographic photographer, taking p...
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Paul Nicklen
The Photographs
by National Geographic Society (Oct 07, 2002)
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National Geographic The Photographs is a captivating, full-color presentation of "National Geographic" magazine's best and most memorable photographs of the last 25 years, the facts behind them, and the stories of the men and women who took them.Page after page of this beautiful, large-format book presents stunning images that capture the major the...
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS
by Lélia Wanick Salgado (May 27, 2013)
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“In Genesis, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen.” —Sebastião Salgado On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward—though it took years of hard...
Mountain Light
In Search of the Dynamic Landscape
by Galen A. Rowell (Aug 11, 1987)
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This best-selling classic, which the New York Times called �the classiest `how-to� text on landscape color photography ever published,� captures the unique artistic vision of the late Galen Rowell, one of America�s greatest outdoor photographers. Here Rowell assembled eighty of his finest images, along with the stories behind them�what he was...
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Adam Gazzaley
Ansel Adams
400 Photographs
by Ansel Adams (Oct 29, 2013)
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Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs presents the full spectrum of Adams' work in a single volume for the first time, offering the largest available compilation from his legendary photographic career. Beautifully produced and presented in an attractive landscape trim, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs will appeal to a general gift-book audience as well as Adams...
The Past From Above
Aerial Photographs of Archaeological Sites
by Charlotte Trümpler (Jul 10, 2005)
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Now available in paperback, The Past From Above presents stunning aerial photographs of 250 of the world's foremost archaeological sites. The photographer, Georg Gerster, has been shooting ancient sites from the air for more than fifty years. In this current collection, his subjects range from the temple complex at Karnak to the Great Wall of China...
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Stewart Brand
Seeking Respect in Back Row America
by Chris Arnade (Jun 04, 2019)
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Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind.Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our cu...
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Christopher Vecchio
Henri Cartier-Bresson
by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Nov 30, 2006)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson reveals--as only a few great artists have done--the variety and richness of human experience in the twentieth century. This second volume of Aperture's Masters of Photography series confirms the genius of the photographer who--with the new, smaller, hand-held cameras and faster films--defined the idea of "the decisive moment" ...
The Negative
by Ansel Adams (Jun 01, 1995)
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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of this century's truly memorable photographic images and helped nurture the art of photgraphy through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery. This handbook - the second volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques - has taught a generation of photographers how to use ...
Sally Mann
Immediate Family
by Reynolds Price (Jan 01, 2001)
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This is a book of remarkable images, intense and intimate, recording the photographer's children as they explore their woodland home in Virginia. The photographs show the ambiguities and dramas of family life and hauntingly evoke the mysteries of childhood. Sally Mann herself says in the introduction: 'These are photographs of my children ... many ...
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs
by Henry Carroll (Mar 25, 2014)
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Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs is ideal for the new wave of snapshooters using DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras, looking for top photography tips. • A bestselling photography book with over 300,000 copies sold! • Learn top photography tips from 50 famous photographers • A must–have guide for amateur photographers and profess...
You Are Here
Around the World in 92 Minutes
by Chris Hadfield (Oct 13, 2014)
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A visually stunning tour of Earth from the astronaut whose photographs - taken from the International Space Station - made us fall in love with our planet all over again . . .In You Are Here, bestselling author and celebrated astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a virtual orbit of Earth, giving us the really big picture: this is our home, from space. T...
Nan Goldin
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin (2012-10-31)
by Unknown (Jan 01, 1897)
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A photobook classic, and perhaps the work for which New York photographer Nan Goldin remains best known, "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" is a visual diary chronicling the struggle for intimacy and understanding between friends and lovers collectively described by Goldin as her "tribe." Her work describes a late 1970s/early 1980s New York now long...
Ansel Adams
The Camera (The Ansel Adams Photography Series 1)
by Ansel Adams (Jun 01, 1995)
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This is an attractively priced photography classic made accessible to a wider, new audience. It covers everything from "seeing" the finished photo in advance, to lens choices. It is illustrated with many of Ansel Adams most famous images....
Slightly Out of Focus
The Legendary Photojournalist's Illustrated Memoir of World War II (Modern Library War)
by Robert Capa (Jun 12, 2001)
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In 1942, a dashing young man who liked nothing so much as a heated game of poker, a good bottle of scotch, and the company of a pretty girl hopped a merchant ship to England. He was Robert Capa, the brilliant and daring photojournalist, and Collier's magazine had put him on assignment to photograph the war raging in Europe. In these pages, Capa rec...
Dancers Among Us
A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday
by Jordan Matter (Oct 23, 2012)
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A book to make you dream. A book to take your breath away. A book not just for the dancers among us, but for the dancer inside each of us.The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. The art of a moment--a moment of joy, love, silence, grief,effort, life--captured.In one thrilling photograph after another, Dancer...
Photographers Eye Remastered 10th Anniv
by Michael Freeman (Jun 15, 2017)
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Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs.Digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design - first be...
Stephen Shore
Uncommon Places
by Lynne Tillman (Jun 15, 2005)
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Stephen Shore took colour photography beyond the domain of advertising and fashion, and his large-format American landscapes have become a vital photographic tradition over the past three decades. This book contains previously unpublished work that has never been exhibited....
The Print
by Ansel Adams (Jun 01, 1995)
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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced some of the 20th century's most iconic photographic images and helped nurture the art of photography through his creative innovations and peerless technical mastery.The Print--the third volume in Adams' celebrated series of books on photographic techniques--has taught generations of photographers how to explore the ...
Magnum Contact Sheets
by Kristen Lubben (Oct 23, 2017)
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Contact sheets unveil the story of what went into a photograph. Was it the outcome of what a photographer had in mind from the outset? Did it emerge from a diligently worked sequence? Was the right shot a matter of being in the right place at the right time?Here, for the first time, are the best contact sheets created by Magnum photographers. They ...
Where Children Sleep
by James Mollison (Sep 30, 2010)
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“Where Children Sleep” presents English-born photographer James Mollison’s large-format photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world—from the U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Israel and the West Bank, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India—alongside portraits of the children themselves. Each pair of photographs is accompanied...
The Art of Photography
A Personal Approach to Artistic Expression
by Bruce Barnbaum (May 09, 2018)
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This is a newly revised edition of the classic book The Art of Photography (first published in 1994), which has often been described as the most readable, understandable, and comprehensive textbook on photography. In his accessible style, Barnbaum presents how-to techniques for both traditional and digital approaches. Yet he goes well beyond the te...
Francesca Woodman
by Chris Townsend (Oct 17, 2016)
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This is the only book available on the legendary American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), an artist who has attracted a devoted worldwide following, despite a career of less than a decade, cut short by her tragically early death at the age of 23. With over 250 photographs, some of which have never been exhibited or published before, thi...
by Susan Sontag (Oct 18, 1999)
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The photographs by Annie Leibovitz in Women, taken especially for the book, encompass a broad spectrum of subjects: a rap artist, an astronaut, two Supreme Court justices, farmers, coal miners, movie stars, showgirls, rodeo riders, socialites, reporters, dancers, a maid, a general, a surgeon, the First Lady of the United States, the secretary of st...
Picture Perfect Posing
Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models (Voices That Matter)
by Roberto Valenzuela (Mar 08, 2014)
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Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp-and then use their newfound knowledge to improve the...
William Eggleston's Guide
by John Szarkowski (Oct 15, 2002)
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William Eggleston's Guide was the first one-man show of color photographs ever presented at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum's first publication of color photography. The reception was divided and passionate. The book and show unabashedly forced the art world to deal with color photography, a medium scarcely taken seriously at the...
Vivian Maier
Out of the Shadows
by Richard Cahan (Oct 15, 2012)
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Presenting her breathtaking photographs alongside interviews with those who knew her best, this volume is the first attempt to put Vivian Maier’s work in context and create a moving portrait of her as an artist. Though she created more than 10,000 negatives during her lifetime, only a few of them were ever seen by others. Shortly after her death in...
by Steve McCurry (Mar 19, 2013)
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Magnum photographer Steve McCurry never set out to take portraits. Critically acclaimed and recognized internationally for his classic reportage, over the last 20 years he has worked for the National Geographic and other publications on numerous assignments: along the Afghan border, in Baghdad, Beirut and the Sahel. McCurry's coverage of the monsoo...
Speedliter's Handbook
Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites (LIVRE ANGLAIS)
by Syl Arena (Dec 28, 2010)
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Getting your Canon Speedlite to produce the light you need can be a real challenge. For those new to flash photography--or for anyone who has previously given up out of frustration--Speedliter's Handbook is a revelation. Photographer Syl Arena takes you on a journey that begins with an exploration of light and color, moves through a comprehensive d...
Picture Perfect Practice
A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
by Roberto Valenzuela (Feb 26, 2012)
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This is the eBook version of the printed book.Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don't know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In" P...
The Family Of Man
by Edward Steichen (Jul 02, 2002)
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Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in January 1955. This book, the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's monumental exhibition, reproduces all of the 503 images that Steichen described as "a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout t...
Earth from Above, Third Edition
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Oct 31, 2005)
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Very few photography books become a national sensation, but Earth from Above capured the imagination of a huge audience. This revised and expanded edition contains a new introduction by Lester Brown, founder and president ofthe Earth Policy Institute, new text and captions by environmental experts, and, best of all, an additional 17 photographs....
A Photographer's Life
by Annie Leibovitz (Oct 02, 2006)
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"I don't have two lives," Annie Leibovitz writes in the Introduction to this collection of her work from 1990--2005. "This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it." Portraits of well-known figures-Johnny Cash, Nicole Kidman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Keith Richards, Michael Jordan, Joan Didion, R2-D2, Patti Smit...
This text tackles the most important side of digital photography - how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use....
Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book (the best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with another follow-up to his smash best-seller, with an entirely new book that picks up right where volume 3 left off. It's even more of that "Ah ha, so that' s how they do it," straight-to-the-point, skip-the-techno-jargon stuff pe...
by Larry Clark (Nov 30, 2000)
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When it first appeared in 1971, Larry Clark's groundbreaking book Tulsa sparked immediate controversy across the nation. Its graphic depictions of sex, violence, and drug abuse in the youth culture of Oklahoma were acclaimed by critics for stripping bare the myth that Middle America had been immune to the social convulsions that rocked America in t...
Paris by Night (Langue anglaise)
by Brassai (Apr 03, 2012)
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Roaming Paris streets by night in the early 1930s, Brassa created arresting images of the city's dramatic nocturnal landscape. First published in French in 1932, this new edition brings one of Brassa's finest works back into print. The back alleys, metro stations, and bistros he photographed are at turns hauntingly empty or peopled by prostitutes, ...
Advanced Style
by Ari Seth Cohen (May 22, 2012)
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The fourth age of Soviet architecture In this volume photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what could be considered as the fourth age of Soviet architecture. They reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to t...
Ansel Adams
Our National Parks
by William A. Turnage (May 21, 1992)
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In the century since the establishment of the world's first national park at Yellowstone, no individual has rivaled Ansel Adams in his unceasing effort--through both his photographs and writings--to support the philosophical essence and practical evolution of the "national park idea". Here are his greatest images of more than 40 national parks and ...
Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Mind's Eye
by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Jun 15, 2005)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson's writings on photography and photographers have been published sporadically over the past 45 years. His essays--several of which have never before been translated into English--are collected here for the first time. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on M...
The Hot Shoe Diaries
Big Light from Small Flashes
by Joe McNally (Mar 12, 2009)
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When it comes to photography, it's all about the light.After spending more than thirty years behind the lens--working for National Geographic, Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated--Joe McNally knows about light. He knows how to talk about it, shape it, color it, control it, and direct it. Most importantly, he knows how to create it...using small hot ...
Instant Light
Tarkovsky Polaroids
by Giovanni Chiaramonte (Jun 16, 2006)
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"Tarkovsky often reflected on the way that time flies and wanted to stop it, even with these quick Polaroid shots. The melancholy of seeing things for the last time is the highly mysterious and poetic essence that these images leave with us. It is as though Andrei wanted to transmit his own enjoyment quickly to others. And they feel like a fond far...
With more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs, this stunning collection spans the first 20 years of work by one of the most important photographers of our time....
In the American West
by Laura Wilson (Jan 01, 1985)
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The 120 full-page photographs in this book depict people at country fairs, rodeos, mining camps, drilling sites, and even a slaughterhouse - men and women of the American West who work at hard, everyday jobs. Richard Avedon introduces the volume with an essay on his working method and portrait philosophy, and Laura Wilson, who accompanied Avedon an...
Road to Seeing
by Dan Winters (Jan 16, 2014)
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After beginning his career as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in southern California, Dan Winters moved to New York to begin a celebrated career that has since led to more than one hundred awards, including the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. An immensely respected portrait photographer, Dan is well known for an impeccabl...
The Digital Photography Book, Part 2
by Scott Kelby (Jan 04, 2008)
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Scott Kelby, author of the groundbreaking bestseller “The Digital Photography Book, Vol. 1” is back with an entirely new book that picks up right where Vol. 1 left off. It’s more of that “Ah ha?so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip the techno jargon; packed with stuff you can really use today, that made Vol. 1 the world’s bestselli...
THE FIRST BOOK WITH ONE FOOT ON THE COFFEE TABLE, AND ONE FOOT IN THECLASSROOMJoe McNally, one of the world's top pro digital photographers, whose celebrated work has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, Time, and National Geographic (to name a few), breaks new ground by doing something no photography book has ever done--blending the rich, stunn...
Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (The MIT Press)
by Christopher Payne (Sep 03, 2009)
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For more than half the nation's history, vast mental hospitals were a prominent feature of the American landscape. From the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth, over 250 institutions for the insane were built throughout the United States; by 1948, they housed more than a half million patients. The blueprint for these hospitals was set by ...
The Digital Photography Book, Part 3
by Scott Kelby (Jul 30, 2009)
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Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book, volume 1 (the world's best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with a follow-up to his volume 2 smash best seller, with an entirely new book that picks up right where he left off. It's even more of that "Ah ha--so that's how they do it," straight-to-the-point, skip-the-techno-j...
Within the Frame
The Journey of Photographic Vision
by David duChemin (May 10, 2009)
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Within the Frame is a book about finding and expressing your photographic vision, specifically where people, places, and cultures are concerned. A personal book full of real-world wisdom and incredible images, author David duChemin (of shows you both the how and the why of finding, chasing, and expressing your vision with a came...
The Making of 40 Photographs
by Ansel Adams (May 30, 1989)
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Each of Adams 40 photographs presented here is accompanied by an engaging narrative that explores the technical and aesthetic problems presented by the subject and includes reminiscences of the places and people involved....
The Covers (updated edition)
by Dodie Kazanjian (Sep 05, 2017)
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NEW UPDATED EDITION AVAILABLE: Vogue The Covers (updated edition) 978-1-4197-2753-5 Since its first cover on December 17, 1892, Vogue has had people talking. Vogue: The Covers chronicles the extraordinary images that have reflected—and transformed—the world of style for more than 120 years. More than 300 of the most beautiful, provocative, and fash...
Talking Pictures
Images and Messages Rescued from the Past
by Ransom Riggs (Oct 16, 2012)
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With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs—with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life—from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine’s Home fo...
Sketching Light
An Illustrated Tour of the Possibilities of Flash (Voices That Matter)
by Joe McNally (Dec 15, 2011)
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Following up on the great success of The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes, legendary magazine photographer Joe McNally takes us on another memorable ride with Sketching Light, another trip into the land of light--but this time running the gamut from small flash to big flash, and everywhere in between.Of cours...
A World History of Photography
by Naomi Rosenblum (Oct 01, 1989)
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Encompasses the entire range of the photographic medium, from the camera lucida to up-to-date computer technology, and from Europe and the Americas to the Far East. The text investigates all aspects of photography - aesthetic, documentary, commercial and technical - while placing it in historical context. It includes three technical sections with d...
The Public Library
A Photographic Essay
by Robert Dawson (Apr 08, 2014)
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A gorgeous visual celebration of America's public libraries including 150 photos, plus essays by Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more.Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library: the unmistakable musty scent, the excitement of checking out a stack of newly discovered book...
Fresh Fruits
by Shoichi Aoki (Jan 01, 2005)
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Presented in an identical format to Phaidon's previous Fruits, published in 2001, Fruits Too is a collection of Tokyo teenage street fashion portraits selected from Japan's premier street fanzine of the same title. Published every month by Shoichi Aoki, who is also the sole photographer for the magazine, Fruits was established in 1994 as a project ...
Bryan Peterson's Understanding Photography Field Guide
How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
by Bryan Peterson (Aug 18, 2009)
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Everything you need to know in one take-anywhere field guide! ...
The Photographer's Mind
Creative Thinking for Better Digital Photos
by Michael Freeman (Sep 28, 2010)
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The source of any photograph is not the camera or even the scene viewed through the viewfinder-it is the mind of the photographer: this is where an image is created before it is committed to a memory card or film. In The Photographer's Mind, the follow-up to the international best-seller, The Photographer's Eye, photographer and author Michael Free...
In Focus
National Geographic Greatest Portraits (National Geographic Collectors Series)
by National Geographic (Sep 21, 2010)
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A collection of nearly three hundred photographs from National Geographic, representing the work of more than one hundred fifty acclaimed photographers, captures portrait images of people from around the world....
Vanity Fair
The Portraits
by Graydon Carter (Sep 01, 2008)
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Vanity Fair: The Portraits brings together 300 iconic portraits from Vanity Fair’s 95-year history in a remarkable book that captures the image of modern fame — the magical thing that happens when individual talent and beauty (and sometimes genius) is caught in the spotlight of popular curiosity and passion. The photographers — from Edward Steichen...
A Choice of Weapons
by Gordon Parks (Jan 15, 2010)
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Gordon Parks (19122006)the groundbreaking photographer, writer, composer, activist, and filmmakerwas only sixteen in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mothers death. There, homeless and hungry, he began his fight to survive, to educate himself, and to fulfill his potential dream. This compelling autobiography, first p...
Looking at Photographs
100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
by John Szarkowski (Jul 28, 1999)
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Originally published in 1973, this survey of The Museum of Modern Art's photography collection explores the evolution of the photographic medium using specific examples to illustrate its development. In concise analyses, John Szarkowski investigates the aesthetic, formal, social and historical issues of 100 photographs selected from the Modern's co...
Ansel Adams
Classic Images
by Ansel Adams (Oct 30, 1986)
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A beautiful collection of Adams' work, hand-picked by himself--a last statement portfolio to represent his life's work. 76 duotones....
Deep South
by Sally Mann (Sep 28, 2005)
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This is a collection of Sally Mann's landscape photographs, chosen by the artist herself, of America's Deep South. Sally Mann came to the attention of the public in 1992, with a series of intimate portraits of her children and her reputation has risen since then....
Understanding Close-Up Photography
Creative Close Encounters with Or Without a Macro Lens
by Bryan Peterson (Mar 31, 2009)
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In his sixth book, renowned photographer, popular instructor, and best-selling author Bryan Peterson challenges and inspires us to see close-up photography in new ways when we view it through his eyes. You’ve seen the dewdrops, but what about dewdrops on a bird’s wing or raindrops on a car windshield? You’ve seen the bumblebees on vibrant flowers, ...
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Since Lightroom first launched, Scott Kelby's The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world's #1 best-selling Lightroom book. In this latest version for Lightroom 3, Scott uses his same step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun. Scott doesn't just show you which sliders do what. Instead, ...
Through the Lens
National Geographic Greatest Photographs (National Geographic Collectors Series)
by National Geographic (Sep 15, 2009)
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For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for nature, culture, and wildlife photography. In Through the Lens, 250 spectacular images--some famous, others rarely seen--are gathered in one lavish volume.Through the Lens is divided into geographical regions with a special section devoted to space exploration. Each geographical...
Photography and the Art of Seeing
A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography
by Freeman Patterson (Oct 27, 2011)
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"A practical and inspiring guide."This Third Edition familiarizes readers with the traditional principles of composition and visual design. The jargon-free text provides practical techniques and innovative exercises for breaking with traditional concepts of design to enable the photographer to develop a keen awareness of subject matter and a person...
by Floris Heyne (Oct 15, 2018)
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Photography has become a crucial technique for documenting the history of mankind. The early exploration of space is one such historical event, unrivalled among humanity’s achievements. Fortunately, the skill and daring of a very particular group of ‘photographers’, the Apollo astronauts, were able to bring back beautiful, moving and instantly reco...
The Editor's Eye
by Conde Nast (Sep 25, 2012)
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Vogue: The Editor’s Eye celebrates the pivotal role the fashion editor has played in shaping America’s sense of style since the magazine’s launch 120 years ago. Drawing on Vogue’s exceptional archive, this book focuses on the work of eight of the magazine’s legendary fashion editors (including Polly Mellen, Babs Simpson, and Grace Coddington) who c...
Things Come Apart
A Teardown Manual for Modern Living
by Todd McLellan (May 31, 2013)
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Welcome to Todd McLellan's unique photographic vision of the material world: fifty design classics--arranged first by size and then by intricacy--are beautifully displayed, piece by piece, exploding in midair and dissected in real-time, frame-by-frame video stills. This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world's most iconic design...
Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People
(Learn top photography tips and how to take good pictures of people)
by Henry Carroll (Sep 22, 2015)
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No clichés. No cheese. No camera-club jargon. This straight talking introduction to photographing people is the hotly anticipated follow up to the bestselling Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs. Ideal for users of any camera with a basic knowledge of a few photo-fundamentals, this book walks you through the essential techniques of phot...
by Steve Simon (Jul 29, 2011)
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Categories: PhotographyArt
If you ve got a love and passion for photography, and a feel for your camera gear and settings, yet your images still fall short "The Passionate Photographer" will help you close that disappointing and frustrating gap between the images you thought you took and the images you actually got. This book will help you determine what you want to say with...
Learning to See Creatively
Design, Color & Composition in Photography (Updated Edition)
by Bryan Peterson (Oct 01, 2003)
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Almost everyone can "see" in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. Learning to See Creatively helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light.Now totally rewritten, revised, and expanded, this best-selling guide takes a radical approach to creativity. It explains how it is not some ...
Robert Adams
Beauty in Photography
by Robert Adams (Jun 15, 2005)
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The eight essays in Beauty in Photography provide a critical appreciation of photography by one of its foremost proponents. The result is a rare book of criticism, alive to the pleasure and mysteries of true exploration....
Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure
The Professional's Guide to Capturing Perfect Digital Photographs
by Michael Freeman (Mar 31, 2009)
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Categories: PhotographyArt
Clear, direct and guaranteed, the perfect exposure method looks at the way professionals work, and lays out the decisions and sequences with absolute clarity, while incorporating the latest, powerful post-processing techniques. Choosing the exposure for a photograph is infinitely complex and one of photography's most absorbing paradoxes because it ...
Street Photography Now
by Sophie Howarth (Jan 02, 2012)
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Categories: PhotographyArt
For the last twenty years the candid photography of life in public has been mostly underground but secretly flourishing, stimulated by the wide availability of digital cameras, a profusion of photoblogs, and new self-publishing opportunities.Street Photography Now showcases the work of forty-six image-makers who are notable for their candid depicti...
The Sartorialist
by Scott Schuman (Aug 28, 2012)
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After the enormous success of The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman is back with a completely new collection of beautiful images of the men and women who have caught his attention.His much-loved blog,, remains one of the most-read in the fashion world and continues to grow in popularity as Scott travels further and more widely. This b...
The History of Photography
From 1839 to the Present
by Beaumont Newhall (Jan 01, 1982)
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Since its first publication in 1937, this lucid and scholarly chronicle of the history of photography has been hailed as the classic work on the subject. No other book has managed to relate the aesthetic evolution and technical innovations of photography with such an absorbing combination of clarity, scholarship and enthusiasm....
Visual Poetry
A Creative Guide for Making Engaging Digital Photographs
by Chris Orwig (Aug 30, 2009)
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A great photograph has the potential to transcend verbal and written language. But how do you create these photographs? It's not the how that's important, but the who and the what. Who you are as a person has a direct impact on what you capture as a photographer.Whether you are an amateur or professional, architect or acupuncturist, physician or ph...
by Barbara London (Apr 18, 2004)
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For introductory and advanced courses in Photography. This introductory photography text teaches students how to use the medium confidently and effectively by emphasizing both technique and visual awareness....
Vision & Voice
Refining Your Vision in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Voices That Matter)
by David duChemin (Jul 21, 2010)
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Categories: PhotographyArt
What if your image could only communicate one thing: one major idea, overarching theme, or driving emotion? If you identified this, you'd discover your vision for that image--the internal, invisible guiding principle that directs both how you capture the image and how you develop it in the digital darkroom. Without vision, you likely find yourself ...
Understanding Shutter Speed
Creative Action and Low-Light Photography Beyond 1/125 Second
by Bryan Peterson (Apr 01, 2008)
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The first book in the Understanding Photography series, Understanding Exposure, was a runaway best-seller, with more than 250,000 copies sold. Now author Bryan Peterson brings his signature style to another important photography topic: shutter speed. With clear, jargon-free explanations of terms and techniques, plus compelling “before-and-after” ph...
John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide
by John Shaw (Oct 31, 2000)
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Categories: PhotographyArt
An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors. Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But wi...