The Master Photographer

Author: Bob Ryan
Publisher: Bouchier
ISBN: 9780993469213
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Photography

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

Author: Jim Collins
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780066620992
Release Date: 2001-10-16
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Gary Burnison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119234852
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Ohio

Author: Laura Watilo Blake
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781560377047
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Photography

Explore the Buckeye State in Farcountry Press' newest release Ohio: A Photographic Journey. Featuring the beautiful photography of Cleveland native Laura Watilo Blake, the book's images reveal a true passion for all things Ohio. Jam-packed with 110 full-color photographs and informative text, this tour showcases some of Ohio's most exceptional places.

Collected in a soft cover, Ohio: A Photographic Journey highlights the state's cities, attractions, and natural scenery in vibrant color photography. Ohio: A Photographic Journey features elegant shots from Cedar Point, Ohio Stadium, The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, and beautiful natural settings such as the Ohio River Valley, Amish Country, and the Mohican Valley.


Abide with Me

Author: John Howard Parker
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 0892216905
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Music

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.

Pacific Northwest

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781570611605
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Genre: Photography

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.

Within the Frame

Author: David duChemin
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780134288758
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Photography

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

Author: Bob Krist
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 0817458948
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Photography

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.

Relentless

Author: Tim S. Grover
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476714202
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics

An award-winning trainer draws on experience with such top athletes as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Ken Griffey, Jr. to explain how to tap dark competitive reflexes in order to succeed regardless of circumstances, explaining the importance of finding internal resources and harnessing the power of personal fears and instincts.

Our World Tour

Author: Mario Dirks
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492014683
Release Date: 2014-04-30
Genre: Photography

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.

A Photographer s Life

Author: Jack Dykinga
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 9781681980720
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Electronic books

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.

From Chump to Champ Workbook

Author: David Benzel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599320711
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Find out what it takes to be a Champ???????????????????????????????????????????????? Some organizations, and some families, are healthier, more productive, and more successful than others. Look closely and you will see that the most common factor distinguishing good from great in either a company or a family is its individuals and their unique relationships. Are the individuals in your organization, or your family, eager for growth???????????????????????????????????????????????? but stuck without a plan; hungry for excellence???????????????????????????????????????????????? but wallowing in mediocrity? Is greatness just out of reach? In order for the group to move from good to great, the individuals within it must first move from Chump to Champ. It is a journey that must start on the individual level, and requires persistence and direction every step of the way. Join David Benzel on one of the most significant and meaningful endeavors you or your team will ever take. David's life story is an inspiration to athletes, corporations, and employees alike. With the inspiration of a coach, the discipline of an a

Tony Northrup s DSLR Book How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Author: Tony Northrup
Publisher: Tony Northrup
ISBN: 9780988263406
Release Date: 2014-11-26
Genre: Photography

The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you? In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate

Pedro Guerrero

Author: Pedro E. Guerrero
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1568985908
Release Date: 2007-01-25
Genre: Art

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.