It was the only water for miles in a vast, sun-blasted desert where water meant survival. So Logan Cates naturally headed for Papago Wells. But he wasn’t the only one. Fleeing the fierce Churupati and his Apache warriors, other travelers had come there too. And when the Apaches found them, they began a siege as relentless and unforgiving as the barren land…and just as inescapable. The last thing Cates wanted was to be responsible for the lives of thirteen desperate strangers and a shipment of gold. But he knew that if they were to survive, he was their last chance. He also knew that some in the party were willing to die—or kill—to get their hands on the money. If he couldn’t get them to work together, it wouldn’t be the desert or even the Apaches that would do them in—it would be the greed of the very people he was trying to save.
"Through letters and journals, [this novel] unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II [in England]"--Dust jacket flap.
Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
Das Herz der Fotografie Aus dem Inhalt: Weiches Sonnenlicht Seitenlicht Reflektiertes Licht Gegenlicht Goldene Stunde Lichter der Stadt Spot Blendenflecke Schlagschatten-Licht Flutlicht Aufhelllicht Umhüllendes Licht Licht mit unvollständigem Spektrum Zeitraffer-Licht u.v.m. Werfen Sie zusammen mit einem Weltklasse-Profi einen Blick hinter die Kulissen und erfahren Sie, wie eindrucksvolle Aufnahmen von der Konzeption bis zur Aufnahme entstehen. Schöpfen Sie die einzigartigen Qualitäten sämtlicher Lichtarten aus – ein regnerischer, grauer Morgen kann mit dem richtigen Ansatz genauso ausdrucksstark sein wie ein goldener Sonnenuntergang. Verbessern Sie Ihre Fähigkeiten und schärfen Sie Ihr Verständnis, um schnell und effektiv mit der richtigen Technik auf den richtigen Licht-Typ zu reagieren. Genießen Sie Seite für Seite voller inspirierender Bilder und Illustrationen – alle untermalt mit praktischen und technischen Informationen sowie professionellen Ratschlägen. Professionelle Fotografen jagen ständig nach Licht, warten, helfen nach und nehmen Bilder auf – zuweilen bis zur Besessenheit. Michael Freeman arbeitet schon seit vier Jahrzehnten mit Licht und zeigt hier einen einfachen, aber praktischen Ansatz, das wichtigste Gut der Fotografie zu interpretieren, darauf zu reagieren und es aufzunehmen. Diese praktischen Ratschläge teilen sich in drei Abschnitte: Warten, Jagen und Nachhelfen. Üben Sie sich zunächst in der Kunst der Geduld und erkennen Sie den unermesslichen Wert, Licht vorhersehen und damit planen zu können, obwohl es den Horizont noch nicht erreicht hat. Lernen Sie, wie Sie flüchtigen, vergänglichen Lichtsituationen begegnen und sie beherrschen, schnell denken und schnell reagieren. Nutzen Sie schließlich die Werkzeuge, die Ihnen zur Verfügung stehen, um das vorhandene Licht zu verstärken und zu manipulieren – von den Optionen vor Ort bis hin zu den technischen Mitteln der Nachbearbeitung. Mit dieser Methode arbeiten Sie wie ein Profi – Sie finden sich in allen Lichtsituationen zurecht, setzen sie um und kennen sich aus –, um die eine Aufnahme in den Kasten zu bekommen. Über den Autor: Michael Freeman ist ein international bekannter Fotograf und Autor, der sich auf Reise, Architektur und asiatische Kunst spezialisiert hat. Er ist zudem bekannt für seine Expertise bezüglich Special Effects. Er arbeitet für renommierte Magazine wie National Geographic und hat bereits mehr als 20 Fotografie-Bücher verfasst. Die Edition ProfiFoto: Die Experten der Redaktion ProfiFoto und aus dem mitp-Verlag bündeln ihr Know-how und publizieren in Zusammenarbeit mit erfahrenen Autoren, die unmittelbar aus der Foto-Praxis kommen, eine einmalige Fachbuchreihe »made for professionals«: Ergänzend und flankierend zum Magazin ProfiFoto bieten die mitp-Bücher der Edition ProfiFoto professionelles Wissen zum richtigen Umgang und zur effizienten Nutzung digitaler Fototechnik und Bildbearbeitung.
Author: Michael Lange
The Sony Alpha a68 is a Single Lens Translucent camera which is equipped with a mirror, electronic viewfinder and an amazing autofocus system. They also use some of the same machinery as the Sony Alpha DSLR cameras. It works by having a semi-transparent fixed mirror that is used to move some of the incoming light into the autofocus sensor while the remaining light will go into the digital image sensor. The image sensor will send data to the viewfinder and will record the pictures and videos on command.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master Adobe’s industry-leading consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, lesson-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program's many new features. This edition covers many new and improved features in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, from the Auto Curate feature that makes it easier than ever to organize and find your photos by analyzing your library to present just the best images, to a revamped slide show, and new tools that will help you make complex selections in moments or improve a portrait by opening closed eyes. New exercises explore enhancements in the Organizer, an improved selection workflow, and several of the latest guided edits. You’ll discover new tools that let you expand your creativity. And you’ll learn how to print, export, and share your images.
The A77 II may look like the original Alpha 77, but inside it's a completely new design, sensor, and data path. There are a slew of new focusing modes, Wi-Fi and NFC functionality, and nuanced feature interactions which the manufacturer's manual just doesn't cover. What to do? Written for the advanced user (with tutorials and easy explanations in case you're not so advanced), this easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete instruction manual which explains each feature in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. There is no better way to learn about and get the most out of what is the most responsive camera that Sony has ever designed. Get the most out of your investment, and improve your photography at the same time! More info, page samples, and instantly-downloadable versions also available at the author's website.
From Bloomers to Bikinis A treasure trove of vintage erotic photos Sportive gentlemen, lascivious ladies: Since the earliest days of photography, people have been getting up to all manner of rannygazoo in front of the lens. This collection presents the finest highlights from the collection of New Yorker Mark Rotenberg, who began collecting antique smut after finding a stash of vintage erotic pictures in a Brooklyn dumpster and now owns a 95,000 strong collection of archive pornography dating from between 1860 and 1960. Flick through these pages and witness the fitness of our forebears as they romp, cavort, and frolic with unabashed energy and glee. From early monochromes of daringly dropped drawers and seductively waxed handlebar mustaches, to Kodachromes of cheery, twin-peaked pin-up beauties in the 1950s, this fine collection spans the sublimely sensual and the ridiculous. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German
Heidi Klum by Rankin
Publisher: Rankin Photography
Photographer Rankin presents a publication of nude photography featuring supermodel Heidi Klum. Compelling, erotic and personal, Heidi Klum by Rankin, offers a chance to see behind the scenes and under the clothes of model, designer, and personality, Heidi Klum. Originally conceived as a purely personal project, this publication brings together iconic images and never before seen shots to create the most revealing portrait of international superstar Heidi Klum to date. With photographs taken over a period of ten years, this second solo book project between Rankin and Heidi, explores femininity, sexuality, confidence and strength through the intimacy and humour that has characterised their working relationship. With an unparalleled rapport between photographer and subject, Rankin s images allow Heidi to strip bare and uncover the fun and the vulnerability that makes her image so recognisable. Shot on location and within the studio, these nudes follow on from Rankin s recent release #NSFW (teNeues, 2016) to cement his formidable reputation as one of the world s leading photographers. A visually arresting contemporary take on boudoir photography, this hardback coffee table book is due for release Valentines Day, 2017."
Following the remarkable success of the 50th year anniversary edition, we're pleased to present Playboy: Centerfolds, 60th Anniversary Edition. The content remains the same—every Centerfold from every issue. That's over 600 beauties with additional Centerfolds through the present to make this Playboy's most complete photographic volume to date. Hefner introduces the book and literary luminaries including Paul Theroux, Jay McInerney, and Daphne Merkin comment on the social mores and cultural climate of each decade. This chronological collection provides an unparalleled view of our evolving appreciation of the female form: from the fifties fantasy of voluptuous blondes to the tawny beach girls of the seventies to the groomed and toned women of today. Playboy: Centerfolds, 60th Anniversary Edition is a breathtaking tour de force.
The LEGO Animation Book
Author: David Pagano, David Pickett
Publisher: No Starch Press
Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation—no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production. Along the way, you’ll learn how to: –Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures –Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors –Design sets for animation—make three buildings look like an entire city! –Light, frame, and capture consistent photos –Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales –Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks –Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play! For ages 10+
The Sweet Life in Paris
Author: David Lebovitz
Publisher: Broadway Books
From the New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen, a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections. Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world en France. From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city. When did he realize he had morphed into un vrai parisien? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. Once you stop laughing, the more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have you running to the kitchen for your own taste of Parisian living.