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Weekend Photographer's Notebook: 170 Photographs
Weekend Photographer's Notebook: 170 Photographs
by Vernon Richards
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read from a highly proficient amateur (in the traditional, 2 May 2015
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A good read from a highly proficient amateur (in the traditional, and true, sense of the word). Note: very little text, but good images.


PitmanScript: Word List
PitmanScript: Word List
by Emily D. Smith
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars This book is very useful for beginners in Pitmanscript, 2 May 2015
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This book is very useful for beginners in Pitmanscript, especially for those troublesome words that seem to have no obvious way of being rendered into Pitmanscript.


PitmanScript: Handbook
PitmanScript: Handbook
by Emily D. Smith
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars It'almost as good as a private code now - so few people ..., 2 May 2015
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Out of print now. The system the was popular in the 1970s I think. But I use it for taking study notes, and for recording lectures etc. It'almost as good as a private code now - so few people can read it back. Good for personal notes and journals.


Creative Landscape Photography Using the Pyramid Method
Creative Landscape Photography Using the Pyramid Method
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sliding down a pyramid, 2 May 2015
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This is a cracking instructional text. You get to discover how a real pro plans and executes a self-selected photo assignment.

If followed consciously, you stand an excellent chance of becoming a really proficient landscape photographer. The author thinks and writes clearly and logically, taking the reader with him. The check lists are exceptionally well thought out. They will be invaluable in the field.

The books structure - a pyramid that takes the reader, step by step, from pinnacle to base, from planning to post-processing a way that ensures all the effort you put in will issue in some fine captures.

If you don't grow as a photographer after studying this, you might as well sell your camera gear and call it a day.The book is something special.


The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era
The Reconfigured Eye: Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era
by William Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.32

5.0 out of 5 stars The Future of Photography, 2 Mar. 2015
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This is a challenging book, but well worth all the effort you put into it. Brilliant for students of photograph, and for the general reader wanting to know where photography is headed in the digital age and beyond.


Environmental Portraiture: Tell Your Subject's Story and Create Dynamic Portraits with One Bag of Gear (Fuel)
Environmental Portraiture: Tell Your Subject's Story and Create Dynamic Portraits with One Bag of Gear (Fuel)
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you're interested in environmental portraiture, strart here, 2 Mar. 2015
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This is a very well written book, with enough exemplar photographs to make this a good buy for someone setting out in environmental portraiture.It is particularly good on shooting corporate bosses et..


Python Programming For Beginners: Quick And Easy Guide For Python Programmers
Python Programming For Beginners: Quick And Easy Guide For Python Programmers
Price: £2.30

4.0 out of 5 stars A handy book for beginners, 2 Mar. 2015
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This is a handy book to have if you are new to Python: it gives clear explanations; the pace of learning learning is not to steep. You can make a useful start with this book


Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography
Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book has brilliant pre-installed videos that re-enforce the text, 2 Mar. 2015
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This is an absolute must for the beginner to intermediate level photographer.The book has brilliant pre-installed videos that re-enforce the text. The videos are expertly shot, and deliver a clear set of learning learning objectives/skills. There is also free access to a forum where you van see other people's work and share your own for helpful and encouraging comments.. If I I lost all by books on photography, I would go out and buy it again. It is all you need to get get from nowhere to damned good images.Worth ever penny, and then some.


Tweed Newsboy Gatsby Baker Boy Flat Cap in Stone Green, S/M
Tweed Newsboy Gatsby Baker Boy Flat Cap in Stone Green, S/M
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 29 Jan. 2015
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Well made and very good value. I scoured the internet for one of these; I found plenty, but nothing that gave such good value for money.


Fire Songs
Fire Songs
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5.0 out of 5 stars The genius of David Harsent, 29 Jan. 2015
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These a re powerful and upsetting poems: Harsent is a consummate craftsman, and he is on top form in 'Fire Songs', His poems are not just finely crafted, they are are loaded with content that is highly charged, honest (sometimes brutally so,) and wide ranging. I have this collection on my Kindle so that I can enjoy them almost anywhere. For me, he a poet's poet, but also one who also appeals to the humanity in all of us. Harsent's genius is everywhere evident in these thought-provoking poems.
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