Collins Complete Photography Course – 9780007279920

September 17th, 2010

Collins Complete Photography Course

Product Description

A practical, affordable and accessible home photography tutor. This inspiring project-based course book covers everything from basic composition to the latest digital darkroom techniques. Learn at your own pace as this practical, comprehensive course helps you develop your key photographic techniques. Contents include: step-by-step projects on exposure, aperture, lenses, light, filters, colour, black and white and image enhancement; plus professional secrets and stunning shots from around the world. The fully interactive and project-based approach of Collins Complete Photography Course will help you to raise both your camera confidence and your level of photography.

About the Author

John Garrett is a professional photographer, specialising in reportage photography for several major newspapers and magazines. He has written several teaching books and co-wrote the 35mm Photographer’s Handbook which has sold over 2million copies worldwide. Graeme Harris is a lecturer in Photography at London’s Kensington & Chelsea College, he also teaches at the Zoom In photography school. A professional photographer, his photography has been widely exhibited and his commercial work includes photography for many well known companies and publishers.
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How to Cheat in Photoshop CS5 (9780240522043)

September 7th, 2010
How to Cheat in Photoshop CS5: The art of creating realistic photomontages

How to Cheat in Photoshop CS5: The art of creating realistic photomontages

How to Cheat in Photoshop shows you how to cheat in two important ways. First, you’ll learn a professional montage artist’s proven-to-be-successful tips for getting the best out of Photoshop’s many features quickly and efficiently, so that you can create work under deadline while still maintaining quality. Second, you’ll learn how to make an image look like something else entirely, for those moments when stock imagery just won’t do and you don’t have the time (or funding) to set up a photo shoot. Photomontage master Steve Caplin has been a recognized leader in the world of photo manipulation for many years, and in this invaluable resource for designers, illustrators, retouchers, students, and graphic artists, he shows exactly what methods he uses to create stunning imagery used in advertising, publishing, print media, and more.

Fully updated to cover all of the new features in Photoshop CS5, this book is also backwards-compatible and can be used with any version of Photoshop. The accompanying DVD for Mac and PC contains over two and a half hours of video tutorials for additional training, and on the book’s popular website www.howtocheatinphotoshop.com, you’ll find even more resources such as an “Ask the Author” forum, sample images from other How to Cheat fans, and weekly challenges so that you can test your own skills and see where your creativity can take you.

* A complete How to Cheat in Photoshop CS5 learning package! Includes a fully updated book, a DVD containing all of the imagery used in the examples, over 2 ½ hours of video tutorials, and website featuring a reader forum where your questions will be answered by other readers as well as the author himself  

* Includes hundreds of tips and project ideas to help you get started, whether you’re working to a professional deadline or just for fun

* Packed with professional advice from a photomontage artist who makes his living creating surreal works of art – you’re learning from the best!

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Architects Pocket Book (9780750686174)

September 7th, 2010
Architect's Pocket Book

Architect's Pocket Book

This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis – on site or in the studio.

The book is full of tips and tricks of the trade, from complying with the Building Regs, to helping with planning, measurement and detailing. This third edition is fully updated and includes new information and guidance on critical sustainable design issues.

Compact and easy to use, the Architect’s Pocket Book has sold over 40,000 copies. Although conceived as a reference for architects and designers, it is now just as popular with building and design professionals who do not have an architecture background but need to understand the basics, fast.

This is a book you simply can’t afford to be without.

Charlotte Baden-Powell was trained at the Architectural Association in London. She practised architecture for over 40 years, during which time she identified the need for this book, which was first published in 1997.

Jonathan Hetreed and Ann Ross have drawn from years of experience of running a small practice in Bath to update and extend the scope of the new edition. http://www.hetreedross.com

* Essential info for everyday use is always to hand with this indispensable reference
* Fully updated, practical text is complimented by clear diagrams and tables
* Wide ranging coverage, from planning permission and sustainability to steelwork and woodworm

Mixing Audio (9780240520681)

September 7th, 2010

 

Mix

Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools

Mixing Audio: Concepts, Practices and Tools

ing remains one of the most illusive arts of recording practice and can take a life time to master. Looking at practices, concepts, tools and mixing instruments the author provides a comprehensive insight to the art and science of mixing.

Whether a hobbyist of professional this book covers basic concepts to advanced techniques as well as tips and tricks and is a vital read for anyone wanting to succeed in the field of mixing.

The book is accompanied by the website www.mixingaudio.com, featuring a sample chapter, illustrations, audio and a user forum.

* Rounded, extensive and complete coverage of music mixing
* Includes a DVD with over 700 audio samples and 4 sample mixes
* Covers new topics and mixing trends such as computer centred mixing

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The Metric Handbook (9780750652810)

September 7th, 2010
Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data (3rd Edition)

Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data (3rd Edition)

Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, ‘The Metric Handbook’ has since been totally transformed into the major handbook of planning and design data for architects. This new edition has been updated to account of the most recent changes to regulation and practice – in particular the increasing emphasis on environmental legislation – to meet the needs of the modern building design professional.

The Metric Handbook deals with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each type the book gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data, as well as succinct guidance on how to use the information and what regulations the designer may need to be aware of.

As well as buildings the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements.

The Metric Handbook is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. It has sold well over 100,000 copies worldwide to successive generations of architects and designers – this is a book that truly belongs on every design office desk and drawing board.

* THE tried and trusted source of information for all basic design data
* Every important type of public and private building dealt with, from homes to hospitals, from law courts to laboratories
* Well over 100,000 copies have been sold worldwide to successive generations of architects and designers

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Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills (9780240522142)

September 7th, 2010
Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills

Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills

Master Photoshop CS5 project-by-project! Using a celebrated combination of real world examples, step-by-step projects and professional advice, two internationally recognized authors and Adobe Photoshop Ambassadors guide you through this powerful software package so you can start creating your own works of art in no time.

Broken into three parts to form a structured, self-study guide. Photoshop CS5: Essential Skills covers all the foundation skills to get you going, and then more advanced techniques to truly hone your image editing skills. A complete section of step-by-step imaging projects helps you practice your skills and learn how to create professional quality images.

. Over 10 hours of high-definition movie tutorials

. Full resolution project images in Raw, TIFF and JPEG file formats

. Multilayered Image Files

. More than 100 royalty-free stock images

. Presets and Actions to fast-track your workflow

* Beginner to intermediate coverage of Photoshop CS5 with clear instruction, a visual approach and step-by-step practice projects

* Takes you through the features and techniques needed to retouch, enhance and montage photographs, with guidance on developing an efficient workflow from capture to print

* DVD with more than 10 hours of movie tutorials and supporting files to accompany the practical projects

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Mastering Audio (9780240808376)

September 7th, 2010
Mastering Audio: The art and the science

Mastering Audio: The art and the science

Written by an award winning, highly respected professional, Mastering Audio gives you a thorough introduction to the unique procedures and technical issues involved in mastering.

Suitable for all levels of students and professionals, it is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analogue audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording and mixing engineers.

Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, Mastering Audio discusses audio philosophy and art: sequencing, levelling, processing; how to make a record album radio-ready; mixing as it relates to mastering. Divided into 5 parts, the book begins with the basics – monitoring, mastering techniques, useful tutorials and the fundamentals of dithering and decibels and moves on to more advanced concepts – jitter and clocking, monitor collaboration as well as multi channel audio, micing and acoustics. Leading-edge audio concepts are explained in an easy-to-grasp holistic style.

Including practical tips and real world experiences, Bob Katz explains the technical detail of the subject in his informative and humorous style.

* Written by a well respected engineer who has engineered albums which have won the Grammy
* Provides you with information on the latest techniques and processes used in mastering
* Covers equipment, training and the business of mastering and answers all the frequently asked questions

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Building Construction Handbook (9781856178051)

September 7th, 2010
Building Construction Handbook

Building Construction Handbook

Building Construction Handbook is an authoritative reference for all students and professionals. It is full of detailed drawings that clearly illustrate the construction of building elements. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice and techniques, representing both traditional procedures and modern developments, are also included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction.

The new edition has been reviewed and updated to include further material on energy conservation, sustainable construction, environmental and green building issues. More details of fire protection to elements of construction are now provided.

Ccomprehensive coverage of techniques, but not in too great a depth

Many clear, effective diagrams express ideas visually.

Regularly updated text with a strong track record

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Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (9781856176071)

September 7th, 2010
Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations: Conforms to 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008) and Part P of Building Regulations

Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations: Conforms to 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2008) and Part P of Building Regulations

This book answers all your questions on the basics of inspection and testing with clear reference to the latest legal requirements. Chris Kitcher not only tells you what tests are needed but also describes all of them step-by-step with the help of real-world colour photos. Sample forms show how to verify recorded test results and how to certify and fill in the required documentation. The book is also packed with handy advice on how to avoid and solve common problems encountered on the job.

With its focus on the practical side of the actual inspection and testing rather than just the requirements of the regulations, this book is ideal for students, experienced electricians and those working in allied industries on domestic and industrial installations.

All the theory required for passing the City & Guilds 2391-10 and 2392-10 Certificates is explained in clear, easy to remember language along with sample questions and scenarios as encountered in the exams. The book will also help prepare students on Part P Competent Person courses, City & Guilds 2330 Level 3 courses, NVQs and apprenticeship programmes for their practical inspection and testing exam.

Chris Kitcher has 45 years of experience in the electrical industry. He is an Electrical Installation lecturer at Central Sussex College and an examiner for the City and Guilds 2391 qualification. He has worked for the last 12 years in both the college environment and on site.

* Entirely up-to-date with 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations
* Step-by-step descriptions and photos of the tests show exactly how to carry them out
* Helping you to pass your exams on C&G 2391-10, 2392-10 and Part P courses

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Introduction to Health & Safety at Work (9781856176682)

September 7th, 2010
Introduction to Health and Safety at Work

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work has been developed for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Each element of the syllabus has a dedicated chapter and both taught units are covered in this book. A chapter on international aspects also makes this book suitable for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Previous editions of this book have been used for other NVQ level 3 and 4 courses in health and safety.

Full colour pages and hundreds of illustrations bring health and safety to life. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation.

As an introduction to all areas of occupational safety and health the book acts as a practical reference for managers and directors with health and safety responsibilities, and safety representatives. It covers the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and includes handy forms and checklists.

New for this edition:  Updated throughout in line with changes in the regulations
                             Learning outcomes now included at the beginning of each chapter
                             Companion website with downloadable health and safety forms

*Endorsed by NEBOSH
*Student-friendly presentation in full colour, packed with illustrations and photographs
*Revision questions and sample answers taken from recent NEBOSH examinations to test your knowledge
*Includes a summary of the main legal requirements, ideal for both students and managers