• Photographic equipment & techniques
      March 2014

      Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs

      by Henry Carroll

      Photography is now more popular than ever thanks to the rapid development of digital cameras. Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs is ideal for this new wave of snapshooters using DSLR, compact system and bridge cameras. It contains no graphs, no techie diagrams and no camera-club jargon. Instead, it inspires readers through iconic images and playful copy, packed with hands-on tips. Split into five sections, the book covers composition, exposure, light, lenses and the art of seeing. Masterpieces by acclaimed photographers – including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Fay Godwin, Nadav Kander, Daido Moriyama and Martin Parr – serve to illustrate points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Today’s aspiring photographers want immediacy and see photography as an affordable way of expressing themselves quickly and creatively. This handbook meets their needs, teaching them how to take photographs using professional techniques.

    • Photographic equipment & techniques
      September 2015

      Read This if You Want to Take Great Photographs of People

      by Henry Carroll

      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 photographing people, whether it’s on the street, at home or in the studio. Packed with iconic images by acclaimed photographers, you’ll have the inspiration and knowhow needed to get out there and take great photographs of friends, family and everyone else. 50 master photographers including: Richard Avedon, William Klein, Cindy Sherman, Garry Winogrand, Richard Renaldi, William Eggleston, Sebastião Salgado and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

    • Photography & photographs
      April 2015

      Photography Visionaries

      by Mary Warner Marien

      Photography Visionaries is an inspiring guide to 75 of the most influential photographers from around 1900 to the present. Entertainingly written by an expert on photography, it provides fascinating insight into the lives and careers of men and women working in a medium which perhaps more than any other in the visual arts has been deeply affected by technological change. The entries are arranged chronologically, instilling in the reader an understanding of what marks each photographer as a visionary. Each entry is less about providing a full biography of the person and more about creating a sense of excitement regarding their work and the lasting impact that it has had on photography. With the aid of an arresting selection of photographs, some well-known and others less so, this book offers a unique and engaging perspective on the development of photography through some of its most inventive practitioners.

    • The Arts
      October 2016

      Outcome

      LGBT Portraits

      by Tom Dingley

      In 2014 Photographer Tom Dingley set up his #Outcome project - to photograph LGBT people with the attributes of their everyday life - their work, or their interests; and holding apicture of themselves as a child. The message was, no matter how hard it is growing up, no matter who you were, you become who you become, and you are amazing. Several well known people are included. Two years and several exhibitions later, this is the Outcome. 80 photographs with short biographical statements from the subjects. Royal format, High quality paper.

    • Photographs: collections
      May 2015

      Bridges of Paris

      by Michael Saint james

      The ideal gift for someone special: an award winning, large-format coffee table book, with over 350 original color photographs, which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The famous love-locks of Paris are portrayed at the peak of their glory, along with stunning portraits of each bridge and intimate riverside moments. Discover the unique history of every bridge crossing the Seine. Every bit a labor of love, Bridges of Paris takes a tour of this renowned city via a newly discovered route that begins with the first bridge built before Julius Caesar’s arrival in France and concludes with the first bridge of the new millennium. Once you’ve experienced this river tour, you’ll never look at Paris—or its bridges—the same way again.

    • The Arts

      Life of China 1965

      Selected Photography of Saito Koichi

      by Qin Feng Photo Studio

      This book contains photos shooting by Japanese photographer Saito Koichi in 1969, when he was in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Shaoshan in Hunan province and places in Guangdong. During his staying in China, he took lots of photos about city streets and citizen activities. Not only are these photos reflect the mental outlooks of Chinese people’s lifestyle, but also spread out an entire architecture landscape in cities. These photos are of highly documentary values. Meanwhile, it shows profound plot. During the selecting and assembling, instead of redundant subjective annotation, we don’t add them and make comments on the photos any more, just let the photos tell. Let the architectures, people and characters, ordinary life and some politic symbols filled with streets emerged to a song of a times, a song that has been faded away but affected every Chinese people.

    • Photography & photographs
      July 2012

      Gothic Music

      The Sounds of the Uncanny

      by Isabella van Elferen (Author)

      Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny traces sonic Gothic from the echoing footsteps in Gothic novels to the dark soundscapes of Goth club nights. This broad perspective importantly widens the scope of Gothic music from Goth subculture to literature, film, television and video games. This book also provides the musical and theoretical definition of Gothic music that lacks in current scholarship. Whether voicing the spectral beings of early cinema, announcing virtual terrors in video games, or intensifying the nocturnal rituals of Goth, Gothic music represents the sounds of the uncanny.

    • Photographs: collections
      September 2000

      Slices of the Big Apple

      A Photographic Tour of the Streets of New York

      by James Freund

      The acclaimed photographer who celebrated the beauty of Central Park in his last book now takes his camera to the streets of Manhattan. In more than 200 color and black and white photographs, Jim Freund moves uptown and down to catch the dazzling contrasts that make New York so unique. From sidewalk artists to skyscrapers, from the lights and shadows across historic Trinity Church to the passing parades in Times Square, Freund brings the streets to life - in a dazzling collection of fresh, provocative images of people and places. Here are breathtaking cityscapes taken from the top of some of the world's tallest buildings and candid, intimate shots of New York's people in all their extraordinary diversity. Here are the colors, patterns, and pulse of the city - and some brandnew ways of looking at it all. Plus: there's clear, expert advice for even novice photographers on how to achieve the impact and artistry that make Jim Freund's photographs so memorable. For natives and visitors alike, Slices of the Big Apple is an unforgettable album of memories that could only happen in New York.

    • Art treatments & subjects

      Notes for Friends

      by Robert Adams

      World renowned photographer Robert Adams explores the possibility of discovering beauty in the compromised landscape of the new American West. His photographs, rendering the landscape in rich black-and-white images, clearly demonstrate that beauty can be found, suggesting a new kind of exploration that could yield a transforming discovery -- the basis for a love of home. Pictures in the book reacquaint us with places that may have been lost to habit or prejudice. Robert Adams encourages us to walk minor roads that at first appear inconsequential, but that in fact lead to wonder. Light rains its miracle on fields next to suburban development, across the slopes of nameless foothills, and onto trees next to motorways.

    • Photographic reportage

      Japanese American Resettlement Through the Lens

      Hikaru Carl Iwasaki and the Wra's Photographic Section, 1943-1945

      by Lane Ryo Hirabayshi

      Lane Ryo Hirabayashi gathers a unique collection of photographs by War Relocation Authority photographer Hikaru Iwasaki, the only WRA photographer from the period still living. With substantive focus on resettlement -- and in particular Iwasaki's photos of Japanese Americans following their release from WRA camps from 1943 to 1945 -- Hirabayashi explores the WRA's use of photography in its mission not only to encourage "loyal" Japanese Americans to return to society at large as quickly as possible but also to convince Euro-Americans this was safe and advantageous. Hirabayashi also assesses the relative success of the WRA project, as well as the multiple uses of the photographs over time, first by the WRA and then by students, scholars, and community members in the present day. Although the photographs have been used to illustrate a number of publications, this book is the first sustained treatment addressing questions directly related to official WRA photographs. Under what conditions were they taken? How and where were they developed, selected, and stored? How were they used during the 1940s? What impact did they have during and following the war? By focusing on the WRA's Photographic Section, Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens makes a unique contribution to the body of literature on Japanese Americans during World War II.

    • Photographic equipment & techniques

      Life And Land

      The Farm Security Administration Photographers in Utah, 1936-1941

      by Dorothea Lange

    • Photographic reportage

      When Our Words Return

      by William Schneider

    • Photographs: collections

      Private Views of Snowdonia

      Essays By the People of the Snowdonia National Park

      by Steve Lewis

    • Photography & photographs

      Patagonia

      Croesi'r Paith

      by Matthew Rhys

      This is Hollywood actor Matthew Rhys's photographic account of his month-long journey on horseback from the Atlantic to the Andes. His co-riders were all descendants of the 30 Welsh speakers who had made the same gruelling journey 125 years ago.

    • Photographs: collections

      Private Views of Snowdonia

      by Steve. Lewis

    • Photographs: collections

      Beloved Tywi

      A Visual Journey

      by Ken Day

    • Photographs: collections

      St David's & St Bride's Bay

      Postcards of Yesteryear

      by Brian Cripps

    • Photographs: collections

      Narberth Images of the Past

      by Ann Keen

    • Photographs: collections

      The Shallow Seas of Wales

      by Paul Kay

    • Biography: general

      A Poem of Remote Lives

      The Enigma of Werner Kissling 1895-1988 : Images of Eriskay 1934

      by Michael W. Russell

      Dying in poverty in a Dumfries nursing home in 1988, Werner Kissling left behind a single suitcase. It was filled with personal papers, photographs and lantern slides which suggested a unique life. They revealed the story of this German aristocrat whose life had mirrored and reflected the 20th century and who was passionately involved with the ordinary people of the Western Isles. This biography explores his extraordinary life and work.;Born in Silesia (then in the German Empire, but now part of Poland), in 1895, Kissling grew up in luxury, the second son of a wealthy brewing magnate and a mother who dabbled in the arts and particulary photography. In the suitcase at his death was the postcard sent by his mother from the Isle of Lewis in 1905 which inspired in Kissling a love of the Hebrides which was to last until his death.;After service in the Iron Guard in World War I, Kissling trained for a diplomatic career and in his first posting, in Latvia, took his earliest surviving photographs. His career eventually led him to London but by then he had fallen foul of the Nazis, and he was forced to flee the German Embassy in the early 1930s with Hitler's secret police hard on his heels. Taking again to his first love, the study of people, Kissling went on to make the first film in Gaelic, on the island of Eriskay and to take a series of photographs of the people of that island as they went about their everyday tasks. His film premiered in the presence of the Prime Minister and the (now) Queen Mother and was made in the same year as two other internationally recognized masterpieces - "Man of Aran" and "Triumph of the Will".;Interned in the Tower of London, he survived the war and managed to have his mother and the family fortune smuggled out of Germany in 1945, a year after his only surviving brother committed suicide whilst under sentence of death for his involvement in the "Colonel's Plot" against Hitler. In the post-war years he succeeded in picking up his Western Isles connections whilst frittering away almost #2 million, until eventually he had to earn his living as a part-time writer and photographer in the Scottish Borders.;"A Poem of Remote Lives" is the title of Kissling's only film and an apt description of his own enigmatic existence, detached and protected by his wealth. His legacy of photographs, writings and friends is rich and varied.

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