Ordinary to Elegant

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Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 9781682032183
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Photography

Award-winning photographer and digital artist Helen Yancy (Plymouth, MI) is renowned for her ability to transform portraits and landscape images into works of fine art. In this book, she provides an in-depth look at the techniques photographers can use to make initial image enhancements in Photoshop, then unleash the power of Corel Painter to add watercolor, oil, or pastel painterly effects that will take your images to a new level. You’ll learn how to navigate the painting software, choose brushes and brush strokes that suit the mood of the image, and transform and personalize each photograph to take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Yancy is a seasoned photo and software educator whose talents span traditional painting and photography, and she has a passion for sharing her talents. In these pages, she’ll teach you the fundamentals of painting and show you how to transform any reference image into a delicate, uniquely personal work of art.

Ordinary to Elegant

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1682032167
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Photography

Award-winning photographer and digital artist Helen Yancy (Plymouth, MI) is renowned for her ability to transform portraits and landscape images into works of fine art. In this book, she provides an in-depth look at the techniques photographers can use to make initial image enhancements in Photoshop, then unleash the power of Corel Painter to add watercolor, oil, or pastel painterly effects that will take your images to a new level. You’ll learn how to navigate the painting software, choose brushes and brush strokes that suit the mood of the image, and transform and personalize each photograph to take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Yancy is a seasoned photo and software educator whose talents span traditional painting and photography, and she has a passion for sharing her talents. In these pages, she’ll teach you the fundamentals of painting and show you how to transform any reference image into a delicate, uniquely personal work of art.

Fine Art Photoshop

Author:
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
ISBN: 9781682032015
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Photography

Award-winning photographer and accomplished instructor Ella Putney Carlson provides a comprehensive guide to using photographs to make art using the Photoshop software. Readers will learn the creative process of making art that can be used with most raster graphics editing software. Readers will learn how to transform initial image captures into a series of art work— in addition to specific transformative techniques and constructive concepts that help build unique images. Carlson reveals and details the inspiration for image series, how new images are assembled from original captures, layer mode techniques, and painting-layers-in methods. In addition, she covers piecing image selections, maintaining lighting consistency, delight and worth of artistic series, and much more.

Painter 12 for Photographers

Author: Martin Addison
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136109669
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Photography

Transform your photographs into stunning works of art with this fully updated, authoritative guide to the all-new Painter 12. Whether you are new to Painter or a seasoned pro wanting to go further with your digital art, Painter 12 for Photographers will show you how to get the most of Corel's powerful painting software. Starting with the basics and moving on to cover brushes, textures, cloning, toning, and other effects, Martin Addison will help you master the techniques needed to transform photographs into beautiful painterly images. Packed with vivid images to illustrate what can be achieved with the right skills and know-how, Painter 12 for Photographers will inspire you to get creative with your photographs.

The Digital Renaissance

Author: Carlyn Beccia
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1781571376
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Computer art

Digital painting programs - notably Corel's painter - are now developed to the point that they can superbly emulate the whole gamut of conventional painting techniques. With a computer and a cheap graphics tablet, anyone can now pick up a digital brush and aspire to create amazing work. For the first time, expert author Carlyn Beccia shows how these powerful digital tools can be used to successfully emulate old master painting techniques. Each chapter showcases one great painter (the selection includes Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Sargent, Gustav Klimt, Matisse, Picasso and others) and analyses the techniques that set each one apart. These techniques are then imitated in stepby- step tutorials, allowing the reader to achieve amazingly convincing results.

On Photography

Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241197547
Release Date: 2014-12-04
Genre: Photography

Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and aesthetic issues surrounding this art form. Photographs are everywhere, and the 'insatiability of the photographing eye' has profoundly altered our relationship with the world. Photographs have the power to shock, idealize or seduce, they create a sense of nostalgia and act as a memorial, and they can be used as evidence against us or to identify us. In these six incisive essays, Sontag examines the ways in which we use these omnipresent images to manufacture a sense of reality and authority in our lives. 'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites'The Times 'A brilliant analysis of the profound changes photographic images have made in our way of looking at the world, and at ourselves'Washington Post 'The most original and illuminating study of the subject'New Yorker One of America's best-known and most admired writers, Susan Sontag was also a leading commentator on contemporary culture until her death in December 2004. Her books include four novels and numerous works of non-fiction, among them Regarding the Pain of Others, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, At the Same Time, Against Interpretation and Other Essays and Reborn: Early Diaries 1947-1963, all of which are published by Penguin. A further eight books, including the collections of essays Under the Sign of Saturn and Where the Stress Falls, and the novels The Volcano Lover and The Benefactor, are available from Penguin Modern Classics.

Photography and Italy

Author: Maria Antonella Pelizzari
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861898845
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Photography

In this beautifully illustrated book Maria Antonella Pelizzari traces the history of photography in Italy from its beginnings to the present as she guides us through the history of Italy and its ancient sites and Renaissance landmarks. Pelizzari specifically considers the role of photography in the formation of Italian national identity during times of political struggle, such as the lead up to Unification in 1860, and later in the nationalist wars of Mussolini’s regime. While many Italians and foreigners— such as Fratelli Alinari or Carlo Ponti, John Ruskin or Kit Talbot—focused their lenses on architectural masterpieces, others documented the changing times and political heroes, creating icons of figures such as Garibaldi and the brigands. Pelizzari’s exploration of Italian visual traditions also includes the photographic collages of Bruno Munari, the neorealist work of photographers such as Franco Pinna, the bold stylized compositions of Mario Giacomelli, and the controversial images created by Oliviero Toscani for Benetton advertising in the 1980s. Featuring unpublished works and a rare selection of over one hundred images, this book will appeal to art collectors and students of art history and Italian culture.

Ballet Beautiful

Author: Mary Helen Bowers
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448148349
Release Date: 2012-07-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Get the strong, toned and graceful figure of a dancer – without the rigorous training! Mary Helen Bowers has helped tone and sculpt the bodies of a whole host of celebrities, including Natalie Portman for her role in Black Swan, plus Liv Tyler, Zooey Deschanel and Helena Christensen. Now, in this fantastic fitness guide, she reveals her exercise, diet and lifestyle plan for transforming your whole body. - Achieve the long, toned and powerful body shape of a dancer - Target trouble areas, such as legs, bum and tummy - Get a dancer's beautiful posture and elegance - Lose weight and turn fat into muscle - Radically transform your physique - Noticeable results in just 14 days

The Painted Cake

Author: Natasha Collins
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781743439463
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Cooking

In her practical and pretty book, the leading exponent of this extremely popular form of cake decorating shows the reader how to turn cakes into literal works of art using fondant painted with edible colours. The Painted Cake provides detailed step-by-step instructions for more than 20 projects. These encompass cooking, constructing and painting baked goods ranging from single-level to multi- tiered cakes, as well as cupcakes and cookies. Most featured projects use a freehand painting technique, but templates of design elements are included where appropriate. The book progresses from the simplest projects through to more advanced, and includes detailed information on basic techniques and essential materials and equipment.

Dance for Life

Author: Sandro Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 194387607X
Release Date: 2016-12
Genre:

Breathtakingly sensual, photographer Sandro Miller's striking images of dancers are a tribute to the artists whose efforts support the important charitable work of Chicago's Dance for Life.

Photographing Women

Author: Jeff Rojas
Publisher:
ISBN: 1681981742
Release Date: 2016-12-09
Genre: Photography

Following up on the success of his first book, Photographing Men, photographer and author Jeff Rojas has created a companion book that covers everything you need to know about photographing women. Unlike so many other books on the market that focus on photographing women which are often just a collection of images that show different posing and lighting setups in Photographing Women: Posing, Lighting, and Shooting Techniques for Portrait and Fashion, Jeff actually teaches you what you need to know in order to create great images. In the book, Jeff first discusses the variety of face shapes and body types you ll work with when photographing women. He then dives deeply into teaching you the posing, styling, and lighting techniques that will flatter your subjects and convey your intended message. In Photographing Women, you ll learn: How to identify different face shapes, and how to decide on makeup and lighting choices based on those shapes The different body types that most women have diamond, hourglass, rectangle, apple, etc. and how best to flatter them All about perceived flaws such as love handles and double chins and what to do about them The difference between posing and directing your subjects How to style your subject appropriately, depending on the type of shoot (portrait, boudoir, commercial, etc.) How to pose your subject for standing, sitting, and lying poses The lighting techniques you need to know in order to create beautiful, flattering light in your photos And much more! In the final section of the book, covering lighting, Jeff brings it all together and provides 21 unique lighting setups, working through a series of shoots that cover portrait, commercial, and fashion photography."

Magritte

Author: Anne Umland
Publisher:
ISBN: 0870708651
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Art

Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014, the Menil Collection, Houston, Feb. 14-June 1, 2014, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29-Oct. 12, 2014.

Snapshot Photography

Author: Catherine Zuromskis
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: 0262019299
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Photography

Snapshots capture everyday occasions. Taken by amateur photographers with simple point-and-shoot cameras, snapshots often commemorate something that is private and personal; yet they also reflect widely held cultural conventions. In this book, Catherine Zuromskis examines the development of a form of visual expression that is both public and private.

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Author: Sonia Payes
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
ISBN: 1876832282
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

The Melbourne-based photgrapher, Sonia Payes, has spent two years travelling to 60 contemporary artists' studios and homes - with one notable living as far away as Tuscany! Each of the sixty artists is captured in a large portrait and then receives a further six pages for an essay by a selected author and exciting photographs of them at work in their studios - or simply walking the dog, cooking dinner or climbing a tree! This spectacular large format, 400 page, highly sophisticated publication contains 60 short essays contributed by leading Australian arts writers, critis, and acedemics drawn from across the nation. Intended to showcase the work and studio conditions of leading Australian artists at the 2007 Venice Biennale in June this year, the publication is our most ambitious to date. It is simply stunning.