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The Master Photographer

The Master Photographer Author Bob Ryan
ISBN-10 9780993469213
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 148
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We do not teach photography; we show you how to 'burn' the knowledge and skills you need deep into the 'firmware' of your brain. Meet your authors: Professor Bob Ryan ARPS FRSA: a specialist in analysis and the development of expert judgement. This book builds upon decades of his work in the development of deep-learning and the activation of non-conscious skills. Here is a small sample of what has been said about Bob as a photographer, image analyst and educator: 'A highly accomplished, wildlife photographer' (Chris Weston - amongst the top 50 most influential photographers); 'in the top ten percent of image analysts' (Jon Fishback - PSA Director of Education Services at the Photographic Society of America); and as an educator: 'student evaluations consistently rank Bob amongst the top three academics on Manchester's Global MBA' (Professor Elaine Ferneley, Global & MBA Director, Alliance Manchester Business School). Andy Beel FRPS: a photographic alchemist who can turn the most ordinary and uninspiring of subjects into photographic gold. His specialism, developed over 30 years of intense effort, is in black-and-white photography. Realizing how Bob's deep-learning methods could radically foreshorten his own struggle for mastery, he now uses them to inspire his own work and to teach others. Here is a small sample of what his clients, workshop participants and talk audiences say about Andy's work as a photographer and teacher: 'truly stunning' (Simon Galloway, Group Picture Editor, Bristol News & Media (Bristol Evening Post)); 'as always you are an inspiration' (David Bathard FRPS AWPF, Frome-Selwood Photographic Society); 'superb tuition, I learned an awful lot from you' (Jay Charnock FRPS).



Good to Great

Good to Great Author Jim Collins
ISBN-10 9780066620992
Release 2001-10-16
Pages 320
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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?



The Leadership Journey

The Leadership Journey Author Gary Burnison
ISBN-10 9781119234852
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 112
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Master the essential skill set of the truly effective leader The Leadership Journey charts a course through four critical areas of being a great leader. Written by Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison, this book brings world-renown people and talent development expertise to bear in a discussion about 'good' versus 'great' leadership. Successful leadership at any level is about getting results, but how do the best of the best manage to consistently deliver bigger and better things? This book shares the 'secret sauce' of successful leadership, and provides an actionable framework for discovering—and developing—your own leadership skills and potential. Anyone can have the right hands-on skills, but true leadership finesse lies in the much tougher realm of developing self-awareness to lead yourself first ('Look in the Mirror'); navigating by a fixed point of personal and organizational purpose ('Embody Purpose'); journeying with others who want to follow you ('Don't Walk Alone'); and plotting a course that's beyond the line of sight of what everyone sees ('Navigate Beyond the Horizon'). By distilling the broad and complex topic of leadership into highly accessible points and discussions, The Leadership Journey is perfect traveling companion for everyone along the leadership path. Effective leaders help people do more—and become more—than even they ever thought possible. This book gives you a practical framework for becoming the kind leader your team needs to succeed. Master the key elements of great leadership Understand why hard skills aren't enough Learn how to motivate and lead others Achieve more by helping others inspire and empower themselves Grounded in practical and proven real-world experience, this invaluable guide packs a powerful punch. When it comes to great leadership, reaching your destination requires a precise, well-planned journey that covers all critical ground. The Leadership Journey gives you a clear roadmap with expert direction and world-class advice.



Advancing Your Photography

Advancing Your Photography Author Marc Silber
ISBN-10 9781633535701
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 255
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VALUABLE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS Jumpstart your photography: Take your photography to the next level with this easy to understand and use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With this book you will understand all steps needed to be a fantastic photographer. Buy it, read it and use it to create photos that you and others will love! "Marc's new book is an all-in-one, easily accessible handbook drawn from his huge library of interviews with top photographers -- and packed with information that can be put into action immediately. This book will show you how the pros do it. Study this and take your best shot." Chase Jarvis, Multi-Award winning Photographer and CEO/Founder of CreativeLive. Photography Tips: Easy-to-understand photography tips from professional photography masters ─ all in one compact book that fits into your camera bag. Learn professional photography tips and tricks for beginners from masters of this art form: In Advancing Your Photography, Marc Silber provides the definitive handbook that will take you through the entire process of becoming an accomplished photographer. From teaching you the basics to exploring the stages of the full "cycle of photography," Silber makes it easy for you to master the art form and create stunning pictures. Valuable photography tips from thousands of hours of interviews with professional photography masters: You will learn valuable insights, including: • beginner photography tips • amateur photography tips • landscape photography tips • wedding photography tips • lifestyle photography tips • sports photography tips • animal photography tips • portrait photography tips • still life photography tips • iPhone photography tips Photography and the technology associated with it is constantly evolving, but the fundamentals remain the same. Advancing Your Photography will help to bring you the joy and satisfaction of a lifetime of pursuing the art of photography. Advancing Your Photography features: • Top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today. • Numerous step-by-step examples • Guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact • Tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro • Secrets to processing your images to professional standards • Compact design that will easily fit in your camera bag



Abide with Me

Abide with Me Author John Howard Parker
ISBN-10 0892216905
Release 2009
Pages 112
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IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD, ONE BODY OF POETRY AND MUSIC HAS BEEN VOICED AND LOVED DURING THE PAST THREE HUNDRED YEARS BY MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER: BRITISH HYMNS.



Our World Tour

Our World Tour Author Mario Dirks
ISBN-10 9781492014683
Release 2014-04-30
Pages 352
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Designed to inspire world travelers and photographers alike, this book takes you on a journey around the globe through the eyes of photographer Mario Dirks. In the fall of 2011, camera and lens manufacturer Sigma sent Mario on a yearlong adventure to photograph the most beautiful places on earth. As Sigma's World Scout, he spent 50 weeks visiting a total of 77 cities, 48 countries, and 6 continents. He took 101 flights and traveled 2,500 miles on foot. The result of his tour is a collection of 347 extraordinary photographs showcasing fascinating destinations and scenic locations from around the world. With this wealth of images and experiences, Mario Dirks has created a diversified snapshot of our earth. The images in this book show global sights like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Petra, the Grand Canyon, and Ayers Rock, as well as architectural masterpieces, unique natural landscapes, and portraits of people and animals. Mario's photographs are accompanied by anecdotes from his travels, making this book a visual delicacy not only for traveling photographers, but for anyone interested in viewing captivating images from around the world. Come with the author on a journey to the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia; immerse yourself in the colorful and exciting variety of our world; and experience what great travel photography is made of.



Doing Good Great

Doing Good Great Author Doug Balfour
ISBN-10 1320947360
Release 2015-02-11
Pages
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Doing Good Great has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Doing Good Great also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Doing Good Great book for free.



Within the Frame

Within the Frame Author David duChemin
ISBN-10 9780134288758
Release 2016-06-06
Pages 288
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Within the Frame (2009) received critical recognition for its humanity and practical teaching, and in this revision of his classic best-selling book, David duChemin encourages you to search for what matters to you and not give up until you convey it through your photography: “I’m chasing my vision, and you will chase yours in the places best suited to that. What’s important is that you chase that vision intentionally and with passion, refusing to let it be anything but yours and yours alone.” Through a heartfelt discussion about creating photographs of people, places, cultures, and the discovery of a personal point of view that makes those stories compelling and authentic, David teaches how to seek and serve your creative vision through the art of photography by highlighting images from his adventures around the world. Regardless of the setting, it’s the lessons about the central role of vision and expression in photography that sets this book apart, even if you never wander far from home. David shares the nuances of approaching different subjects, the value of scouting locations (and wandering in unfamiliar places), techniques for photographing landscapes, how to capture a sense of place and culture with sensitivity through images of food, festivals, art and faith, and more. This edition includes new images, creative exercises, updated chapters, a streaming companion video, and discussions about changing perspectives, including an increased focus on landscape photography. Most importantly, David maintains the crucial theme of vision–and he helps you find, cultivate, and pursue your own, and then fit it within the frame. “If the book simply stayed right there in the realm of how-to, go-to advice, it would be a wonderful book indeed. But it crosses the line from useful to inspired because David opens up much more than his camera bag. He opens his considerable heart and mind, both of which belong to a masterful storyteller driven by an acute sympathy for the human condition, coupled with an intense curiosity and respect for both the differences and the sameness of the world.” –Joe McNally, photographer, author of The Hot Shoe Diaries and The Moment It Clicks “David does something here that few have ever done–he not only shows his absolutely captivating images, he shows the thought process behind those images, as well as how to start capturing the types of images we all long to take. People will be talking about this book for years to come. It’s that good!” –Scott Kelby, photographer and best-selling author “Some photographers inspire you with how great their photographs are, while other photographers inspire you to be a better photographer; David duChemin does both in Within the Frame.” –John Paul Caponigro, photographer



Spirit of Place

Spirit of Place Author Bob Krist
ISBN-10 0817458948
Release 2000
Pages 160
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The natural synergy between photography and travel is explored in these exquisite, lavishly illustrated, and instructive pages that demonstrate how artful camera use can record the true spirit of a place. On this thrilling worldwide tour, the author shows traveling nonprofessional photographers how to bring home memorable pictures of people, festivals, wildlife, architecture—even aerial and underwater shots. Directions are detailed for composing landscapes with a variety of lenses, working in both natural and artificial lilght. Valuable tips tell how to pack and carry photo equipment, deal with airport and hotel security, and prepare for various locations and weather conditions.



Five Stars

Five Stars Author Carmine Gallo
ISBN-10 9781250183477
Release 2018-06-05
Pages 256
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“As technology threatens to displace countless jobs and skills, the ability to communicate is becoming more important than ever. This book is full of examples to help you get better at transporting your thoughts and emotions into the minds of other people.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg How to master the art of persuasion—from the bestselling author of Talk Like TED. Ideas don’t sell themselves. As the forces of globalization, automation, and artificial intelligence combine to disrupt every field, having a good idea isn’t good enough. Mastering the ancient art of persuasion is the key to standing out, getting ahead, and achieving greatness in the modern world. Communication is no longer a “soft” skill—it is the human edge that will make you unstoppable, irresistible, and irreplaceable—earning you that perfect rating, that fifth star. In Five Stars, Carmine Gallo, bestselling author of Talk Like TED, breaks down how to apply Aristotle’s formula of persuasion to inspire contemporary audiences. As the nature of work changes, and technology carries things across the globe in a moment, communication skills become more valuable—not less. Gallo interviews neuroscientists, economists, historians, billionaires, and business leaders of companies like Google, Nike, and Airbnb to show first-hand how they use their words to captivate your imagination and ignite your dreams. In the knowledge age—the information economy—you are only as valuable as your ideas. Five Stars is a book to help you bridge the gap between mediocrity and exceptionality, and gain your competitive edge in the age of automation. In Five Stars, you will also learn: -The one skill billionaire Warren Buffett says will raise your value by 50 percent. -Why your job might fall into a category where 75 percent or more of your income relies on your ability to sell your idea. -How Airbnb’s founders follow a classic 3-part formula shared by successful Hollywood movies. -Why you should speak in third-grade language to persuade adult listeners. -The one brain hack Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Picasso used to unlock their best ideas.



Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Author
ISBN-10 9781570611605
Release 1998-09-01
Pages 159
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Capture the essence of the Pacific Northwest with this exquisite gift book from internationally acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe. In 175 of his signature photographs, Wolfe focuses on his home region with masterful portraits of the mountains, forests, rivers, sea, islands, and desert of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Each chapter opens with an evocative essay by celebrated nature writer Brenda Peterson, making Pacific Northwest is the perfect keepsake for residents, visitors, and nature lovers everywhere.



A Photographer s Life

A Photographer s Life Author Jack Dykinga
ISBN-10 9781681980720
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 216
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It’s not often that a career in photography makes as many twists and turns as it has for Jack Dykinga. Early in Jack's career as a photojournalist he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. He then worked as a photo editor and later became a wilderness guide. Today, Jack’s work as a landscape photographer is world-renowned. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Bookman Old Style'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Bookman Old Style'; min-height: 14.0px} After a near-death experience, Jack formed a new perspective that provided a framework for self examination and a deeper look into why images resonate with a photographer’s feelings. As the images displayed in this book progress through the distinct periods in Jack’s life, he describes the influences and events that shaped his changing style and his design sense. With an intense sense of gratitude, he explains the forces that caused his focus to evolve, and he describes the often-subtle changes that define his work. A virtual “who’s who” of editors, writers, and photographers have influenced Jack’s photographic journey, which has spanned 50 years. His amassed images form a body of work that is diverse and profound. From huddled figures in mental institutions to sweeping landscapes, his images span an enormous emotional range from disturbing to celebratory to sublime. They are touchstones in a life of photography.



Good To Great And The Social Sectors

Good To Great And The Social Sectors Author James Charles Collins
ISBN-10 9780977326402
Release 2005-11-22
Pages 35
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Proposes applying the author's business strategies for transforming companies to nonprofit and public organizations to help them increase efficiency and most benefit the clients they serve.



Pedro Guerrero

Pedro Guerrero Author Pedro E. Guerrero
ISBN-10 1568985908
Release 2007-01-25
Pages 223
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The celebrated cast of characters in his life also includes Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, Irving Penn, Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Alexey Brodovitch, Carmel Snow, and Julia Child." "Pedro E. Guerrero is a memoir, illustrated with over 190 of the author's photographs. Gathering a lifetime of images and memories, Guerrero steps out from behind the camera and, for the first time, tells his own stories so inextricably woven with the lives of the extraordinary people he has known. This book chronicles his fruitful associations with the creative giants of the twentieth century, capturing and preserving a remarkably progressive period in American architecture and art and lending a candid and personal vision of almost one hundred years of American cultural history."--BOOK JACKET.



The Great Work of Your Life

The Great Work of Your Life Author Stephen Cope
ISBN-10 9780345535689
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 304
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From the Senior Scholar-in-residence and Ambassador for the famed Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health comes an incisive and inspiring meditation on living the life you were born to live. In this fast-paced age, the often overwhelming realities of daily life may leave you feeling uncertain about how to realize your life’s true purpose—what spiritual teachers call dharma. But yoga master Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must, in fact, discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self. In The Great Work of Your Life, Cope describes the process of unlocking the unique possibility harbored within every human soul. The secret, he asserts, can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita—an ancient allegory about the path to dharma, told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna. Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale, and in order to make it relevant to contemporary readers, he highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principles—including such luminaries as Jane Goodall, whose life trajectory shows us the power of honoring The Gift; Walt Whitman, who listened for the call of the times; Susan B. Anthony, whose example demonstrates the power of focused energy; John Keats, who was able to let his desire give birth to aspiration; and Harriet Tubman, whose life was nothing if not a lesson in learning to walk by faith. This essential guide also includes everyday stories about following the path to dharma, which illustrate the astonishingly contemporary relevance and practicality of this classic yogic story. If you’re feeling lost in your own life’s journey, The Great Work of Your Life may provide you with answers to the questions you most urgently need addressed—and may help you to find and to embrace your true calling. Praise for The Great Work of Your Life “Keep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book: It’s like an owner’s manual for the soul.”—Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion “A masterwork . . . You’ll find inspiration in these pages. You’ll gain a better appreciation of divine guidance and perhaps even understand how you might better hear it in your own life.”—Yoga Journal “I am moved and inspired by this book, the clarity and beauty of the lives lived in it, and the timeless dharma it teaches.”—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart “A rich source of contemplation and inspiration [that] encourages readers . . . to discover and fully pursue their inner self’s calling.”—Publishers Weekly “Fabulous . . . If you have ever wondered what your purpose is, this book is a great guide to help you on your path.”—YogaHara From the Hardcover edition.



The Art of the Photograph

The Art of the Photograph Author Art Wolfe, Inc.
ISBN-10 9780770433765
Release 2013-12-03
Pages 256
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Learn to take better pictures in this step-by-step, how-to photography guide filled with tips on lighting, equipment, inspiration, and more. Featuring more than 200 of master photographer Art Wolfe's stunning images, The Art of the Photograph helps amateur photographers of all levels break bad habits and shatter common yet incorrect assumptions that hold many photographers back. This is Wolfe’s ultimate master class, in which he shares the most important insights and techniques learned in four decades of award-winning photography. Along with co-author Rob Sheppard, Wolfe challenges us to stop focusing on subjects we feel we should photograph and instead, to “see like a camera sees,” seek out a personal point of view, and construct stunning, meaningful images. You’ll also learn how to: · Reexamine prejudices that define (and limit) what you photograph · See beyond the subject to let light and shadow lead you to the right image · Find inspiration, including the story behind Wolfe's own photographic journey. · Use formal art principles to build more compelling images. · Choose the right camera and lens for the image you see in your mind's eye. · Recognize the 10 deadly sins of composition—and how to avoid them. · …and even get a behind-the-lens look at Wolfe’s equipment and workflow. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Behind the Camera

Behind the Camera Author Paul Lowe
ISBN-10 3791382799
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 288
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Both a how-to book and an overview of photography's great practitioners, this fascinating and informative profile of the world's best photographers reveals the techniques, strategies, and creative visions that are embodied in their oeuvre and inform the work of photographers everywhere. This book takes a penetrating look at the artistry of 100 master photographers to see exactly how they create impactful, timeless images. Divided into 10 thematic sections such as "Places," "Faces," "Stories," "Ideas," and "Moments," each chapter focuses on several photographers who excelled in these areas. These photographers are presented in beautifully designed spreads that combine their most celebrated images with a biographical sketch, excerpts from interviews, in-depth analysis of the chosen image, and detailed notes about their specific techniques. The selection of photographers includes Julia Margaret Cameron, Joel Meyerowitz, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Weegee, Man Ray, and Robert Capa, among others. Each of these towering figures brought their own unique vision to their oeuvre and often employed unique techniques to create their works. While professional photographers will appreciate the greats, amateurs will find this book an educational resource and technical guide to creating their own distinctive body of work.