With amazing low-light capabilities, incredible definition, intelligent autofocus and a host of other features, digital cameras have now become so powerful that they have left their users behind. Most photographers can take competent shots in a range of conditions, or fix imperfect exposures in Photoshop or Lightroom, but very few have the skill to push their cameras to the limit and capture the perfect shot, under all conditions, with no post-processing required. In Camera is the perfect way to take your photography to that level; to master your camera, understand light, exposure and composition, and make amazing photographs, whatever your camera, without cheating after the event. One hundred of Gordon´s beautiful photos are given with his own expert commentary; full settings and camera details are included , and a host of tips and tricks let photographers of any level learn something from every example. The shots are taken with a wide range of cameras, and the emphasis is on getting results by improving your own skills , not wasting money on expensive equipment.
Pictures from Italy is a travelogue by Charles Dickens, written in 1846. The book reveals the concerns of its author as he presents, according to Kate Flint, the country ´´like a chaotic magic-lantern show, fascinated both by the spectacle it offers, and by himself as spectator´´. In 1844, Dickens took a respite from writing novels and for several months traveled through France and Italy with his family. They visited the most famous sights: Genoa, Rome, Naples (with Vesuvius still smouldering), Florence and Venice. In his travelogue the author portrays a nation of great contrasts: grandiose buildings and urban desolation, and everyday life beside ancient monuments. But it is his encounters with Italy's colorful street life that capture the imagination. Dickens is particularly drawn to the costumes, cross-dressing, and sheer exuberance of the Roman carnival. From the book we learn that Dickens was an early riser and walker, and that he enjoyed touring the major attractions on foot.
A summer's swim in the Delaware River turned toward tragedy for Marcus Kenrick. Saved by his brother's call, he remains quiet about his near-death experience. As he explores its meaning, he grows to be a man with an uncommon capacity to heal and unrelenting curiosity to understand its potential. During a day's hike to photograph waterfalls, his capacity to heal fails him and he is unable to prevent the death of a five-year-old drowning victim and questions its purpose. As Marcus explores the source for the healing he experiences, he touches many lives in his small Pennsylvania town and begins a broader awakening.
Polyamory and asexuality meet in this third tale about the North East England quad.?The police suspect?Raith?Balan of faking a painting.?So?do money launderers who sink profits into art.Mike, Ross and Phil, the three men in?Raith?s?life, must prove his innocence. They?re hampered by their certainty that a member of the Fraud Squad is corrupt.?The senior investigating officer is Detective Sergeant Nick?Seabrooke. He knows he is asexual, but is he?aromantic?too?As?Raith?s?lovers struggle to keep?Raith?safe and find the fraudster, the sergeant struggles to understand why the quad is often in his thoughts.
Belinda, with a modest self-possession quite her own, promptly answered for this Spectre in a low, clear voice: The lights extinguished; by the hearth I leant, Half weary with a listless discontent. The flickering giant shadows, gathering near. Closed round me with a dim and silent fear; All dull, all dark; save when the leaping flame, Glancing, lit up The Picture´s ancient frame.
Dorian Gray is a strikingly handsome young man whose beauty attracts a debauched aristocrat Sir Henry Wotton. Dorian´s picture has been painted by a talented artist Basil Hallward and Sir Henry becomes desperate to meet Dorian, though Basil himself is against it. Sir Henry persuades Dorian to pose for a picture painted by Basil and during the painting sessions, Henry ?educates? the young and impressionable Dorian about life. Sir Henry´s vicious nature, his obsession with youth and his cynical, materialistic outlook on everything begin to slowly affect Dorian. Dorian descends into a horrifying world, where he commits all manner of abhorrent deeds with all round him feeling the effects. Lives are destroyed, crimes are committed but Dorian´s self-indulgent and depraved life continues. The story takes a bizarre and terrifying twist from here onwards as the picture begins to develop a life of its own.iBoo ClassicsiBoo Press releases 100 World´s Best Classics uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work. We preserve the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. See all our classics atwww.iboo.com/en/iboo-classics
´´Portrait of Dorian Gray´´ - the most famous novel by the great Irish philosopher, writer and poet Oscar Wilde (English Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900). Bezill Holwird writes a portrait of the golden-haired princess Dorian Gray. Admiring the canvas, the careless young man expresses the desire to grow old only in the picture, in the real life forever remaining young. Oscar Wilde is called ´´the Prince of Paradoxes´´ - he brought the game of reason and incredible honesty of thought to perfection in each of his plays.
Journalism has never been more vibrant. Set free from the limitations of paper, the multimedia journalist is a creator and packager of video, audio, graphics and archive film, bringing to life exciting stories in a digital world. Yet the power of the written feature remains unchallenged, offering a bright career for the journalist who can capture mood and atmosphere, turn a memorable phrase and coin an evocative headline. In Words That Make Pictures, experienced journalist and editor Peter Grayling Jackson employs a unique hallmarking system of coding to identify the four basic elements of construction common to successful story-telling both online and on paper: V Visuals; I Information; S Sounds; A Action. Analysing the work of more than fifty leading journalists, this practical guide demonstrates how the VISA elements can be most effectively deployed for the written feature to make it every bit as compelling as the multi-stranded offerings online. ´´Words That Make Pictures reminds us that journalists are first and foremost storytellers. This ground-breaking book makes a compelling case for the vital importance of words.´´ Dr Karen Fowler-Watt, Head of the School of Journalism, English and Communication, Bournemouth University .Peter Grayling Jackson is an experienced journalist and editor and has worked at every level of journalism.
Oscar Wilde´s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is one of his most popular works. Written in Wilde´s characteristically dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray´s moral disintegration caused something of a scandal when it first appeared in 1890. Wilde was attacked for his decadence and corrupting influence, and a few years later the book and the aesthetic/moral dilemma it presented became issues in the trials occasioned by Wilde´s homosexual liaisons, trials that resulted in his imprisonment. Of the book´s value as autobiography, Wilde noted in a letter, ´´Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks me: Dorian what I would like to be--in other ages, perhaps.´´
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