Arts & Photography
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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Valerie Colston
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series (2008, Mar 1st).
Challenging tutorials, 35 imaginative projects to complete, and tips from professional artists introduce beginning students to the building blocks of art. This profusely illustrated book teaches serious beginners the fundamental skills of graphic design as an introduction to their formal study in fine art, illustration, computer game design, interior design, animation, and virtually all other avenues in the visual arts. The author advises on setting up a proper workspace and assembling the needed materials--everything from sketchpads and paints to affordable computer software. Chapters that follow present themes and related projects that instruct readers in The basics of line art for illustration and lettering Understanding color and tone and using color media Texture in art Spatial relationships and perspective Creating shapes and relating them to other elements of composition More than 200 color illustrations demonstrate art principles and practical techniques, and show students how to apply what they are learning in a wide range of media. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mark Bergin
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Powerkids Pr (2012, Jan 15th).
Provides step-by-step instructions on drawing martial arts and martial artists, including Judo, Karate, and Kendo. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Donald S. Passman
Publisher: Free Press; 8 edition (2012, Dec 4th).
The past two decades have seen file-sharing technology and digital streaming services transform the music business from top to bottom, and the changes keep coming at breakneck speed. How are record labels adapting to the demand for instantly accessible, low-cost music while coping with piracy? And what does it all mean for aspiring and established artists today? Donald Passman, one of the most trusted music lawyers in the country, offers his sage advice for creating, selling, sharing, and protecting your music in the Information Age in this updated eighth edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business. Called “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times, Passman’s comprehensive guide—which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies over the past twenty years—draws on his unparalleled experience and up-to-the-minute knowledge of industry trends. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jennifer Bebb
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (2012, Dec 11th).
Take full advantage of your dSLR camera, and do it with confidenceMany people buy dSLR cameras for their flexibility, but find themselves so intimidated by all the options and controls that they rarely venture beyond the automatic mode. With a friendly tone and clear, understandable instruction, photographer and educator Jen Bebb introduces you to every mode and setting on your sophisticated dSLR. After thoroughly explaining shutter speed, aperture, depth of field, ISO, and basic composition, she offers direction on what each camera mode does and when it should be used. You'll gain the confidence to use the entire feature set you paid for.Beginning dSLR users are often intimidated by the scene, semi-automatic, and fully manual modes on their cameras; this guide gently explains each mode and settingUses a conversational tone and liberal examples to define and explain basic concepts including shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, and compositionCovers how each camera mode works and when to consider using itHelps those new to dSLR photography to gain confidence and begin taking advantage of all the flexibility a dSLR offersWritten by a professional photographer who is also known for her skill as an instructor, Beyond Auto Mode encourages new and less experienced dSLR users to take the next step toward creative control. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability