‘POP’ | The Music Photography of Brian Griffin

‘POP’ is a comprehensive exploration of the music photography of Brian Griffin shot for album covers, single sleeves, posters and press. The 350 pages of this new book are illustrated over 160 record covers from more than 100 bands and musicians including many which are previously unpublished – including Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello and many more.

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‘This book is not only a slice of time but a slice of my life never to be forgotten, that has left its mark on me and in a small way on rock n’ roll history.’ Brian Griffin

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The Missing Manual: All the techniques you’ve ever wanted to try with Polaroid

Ever wondered what might happen when you push the creative boundaries of our iconic white frame? Polaroid: The Missing Manual offers seasoned instant photographers, creative mavericks and vintage camera enthusiasts alike with ideas of how to re-imagine what a Polaroid photograph can be. We chatted with the book’s London-based author Rhiannon Adam about her motivation to create such a book in today’s digital world, and the techniques she would recommend for newcomers to the instant photography world.

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The Missing Manual: All the techniques you’ve ever wanted to try with Polaroid
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Digital Photography – The Complete Guide 2017

Overview: Photography has been with us since the 1800s. It actually means ‘drawing with light’ and to become a better photographer, you need to know how to work with light to get those shots. A modern camera can do most of the thinking for you and take a snap, but to turn a snap into a masterpiece, you need to take control of both the camera and the light and understand how they work together.

Love photography?
If you’re passionate about your craft, or someone who wants to take it to the next level, our guide has something for everyone. We have many tips and guides about equipment, techniques, and becoming more creative. Delve deeper into the world of photography and you’ll discover there’s more to it than you thought possible. You can finesse your core skills and then go have some fun on a creative project.
Let’s get technical
This guide is designed to provide fresh insights behind the main technical aspects of photography that ultimately will let you flourish and become more confident and creative. All the main areas are covered including exposure, metering, composition and flash lighting. We also delve into some of the more advanced ideas behind hyperfocal distance and the inversesquare law.
New creative ideas
When you’re ready, we have a collection of projects that we hope will fire up your creativity and get you excited about trying new things and exploring new photographic techniques. From promo photography for a rock band, creating your own custom bokeh images, to tips on how to make the most of the photographic potential of the winter months, it’s all here. Take a fresh look at your photography and get inspired.
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Digital Photography – The Complete Guide 2017
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Creative Photography 2017

Overview: If you are new to digital photography or if you already have a camera, and want to get more out of this amazing art, our indispensable guide, written by professional photographers, is here to pass on the knowledge you need to get more creative. You will learn how to improve all aspects of your photography skills, giving you the confidence to shoot like a pro and produce images to be proud of.

Do Much More With Your Camera
Take your photography to the next level with our fully illustrated user guides. Understand exposure, focal length, depth of field and equipment options. Take control of your camera’s shooting modes and explore important photographic concepts such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO, as well as guides to composition. Photography does not need to be difficult, it needs to be something you can enjoy to the full.
Learn and Get More Creative
Learn the techniques the professionals use to shoot a wide variety of photographic subjects. Our tutorials cover such diverse subjects as high speed photography, bokehrama portraits and panoramas, as well as some very useful hints and tips that can keep you shooting even when you think you can’t. Photography should be fun and we hope to inspire you and get you passionate about such a creative medium.
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Creative Photography 2017
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Complete Outdoor Photography 2017

Overview: Grab your camera and head outside. What’s stopping you from enjoying photography in the great outdoors? Whether it’s just in your back garden, or out in the rugged countryside, this essential guide has all the hints, tips and project guides you need to fire up your creativity and get more out of your outdoor photography. From the most intimate macro shots, to great landscapes, it’s all here.

Hints, Tips and Guides
It all begins with some top outdoor photography tips to pique your interest and then we go on to help you understand exposure, focal length, depth of field, equipment options and more. Our guides to taking control of your camera’s shooting modes and exploring important photographic concepts can elevate your photography from simple snaps to amazing images worthy of the professionals.
Learn, Create, Explore and Enjoy
Learn the techniques the professionals use to shoot a wide variety of photographic subjects. Our tutorials cover such diverse subjects as star trail photography, outdoor macro, forced perspective, daytime long exposure and crystal ball photography. Learn techniques that the professionals use. Photography is not some dark art known to a select few, it’s an amazing and enjoyable way to express your creativity and skill.
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Complete Outdoor Photography 2017
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Black & White Photography Guidebook 2017

Overview: Black and white photography has been with us for a long time. It remains an almost magical and timeless medium. Even in this full-colour modern world, its popularity is undiminished, with those new to it being captivated by its simplicity and power. The Black & White Photography Guidebook was created with the simple aim of introducing you to the world of black and white photography, and as a result, we hope you will enjoy new levels of artistic scope.

Gathered within these pages are numerous guides and tutorials to help you on your journey of photographic creativity including:
The origins of photography, History of black and white, Black and white core concepts, Seeing in black and white, Photography tips, Mono conversion techniques, Mono landscape photography, Portrait Photography, Type of light modifiers, Lighting techniques and expert lighting diagrams, High-key portraiture, Low-key portraiture, Abstract black and white photography, Essential gear guide, Filter types and systems, Printing your photographs, Developing and printing black and white film, Dodge and burn technique, Sepia toning, Selective colour…
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Black & White Photography Guidebook 2017
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“Instant: The Story of Polaroid” | Christopher Bonanos

“Pictures in a minute!” In the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, Polaroid was the hottest technology company on Earth. They were an innovation machine that cranked out one irresistible product after another. It was even the company after which Steve Jobs is said to have modeled Apple, and the comparison is true. Jobs’s hero, Edwin Land, Polaroid’s visionary founder, turned his 1937 garage startup into a billion-dollar pop-culture phenomenon.

Instant: The Story of Polaroid, a richly illustrated, behind-the-scenes look at the company, tells the tale of Land’s extraordinary and beloved invention. From the introduction of Polaroid’s first instant camera in 1948 to its meteoric rise and dramatic collapse into bankruptcy in the 2000s, Instant is both a cautionary tale about tech companies that lose their edge and a remarkable story of American ingenuity. Written in a breezy, accessible tone by New York magazine senior editor Chris Bonanos, this first book-length history of Polaroid also features colorful illustrations from Polaroid’s history, including the company’s iconic branding and marketing efforts.

Instant: The Story of Polaroid Book
The story of Polaroid is a pretty long one, with lots of ups, downs and in-betweens. Fortunately, Christopher Bonanos wrote this book to sum it all up for you. It tells you the whole story, from Edwin Land’s founding of Polaroid right through the swinging ‘60s, SX-70s, ‘80s heydays and beyond. Not only that, this special edition comes with a colorful slip cover and a 40-page “Faces of Polaroid” booklet – a comprehensive who’s-who of all the people that made the magic happen. Who said learning isn’t fun?

Polaroid mania made indelible, by Jessie Barber (enthusiast and photographer) and Scott Santee (tattoo artist).
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