Great fashion photography, at its best, reflects and shapes the era in which it is made. Whether you are a student, aspiring photographer, or working professional, building a fashion portfolio that aspires to this standard can be daunting. The Fashion Image will help you develop your style through practical advice for image makers. Beginning with a history of fashion photography, Thomas Werner offers advice on assembling your creative team, casting models, developing shoot concepts, and producing photographs and fashion film for editorial and advertising. Professional practice, including self-promotion, social media, set etiquette, and fashion in a global context are also discussed. This is ´how to´ at the highest level, with interviews from working fashion photographers, magazine editors, producers, fashion designers, and more, with around 200 color photographs that illustrate the fashion image at its best. With an extensive list of international resources, including Instagram accounts and several assignments, this book is an essential guide for fashion photographers and film makers.
The Compound Labs, the original group of clones freed from the notorious medical centre, are continuing to live successfully alongside the normal humans in society. They are uneasy to realise that the militant group of clones, the Radicals, are gaining more and more followers from the Labs and their Hybrid children. The Radicals, sponsored by an anonymous billionaire, have a vision of a future society where every member is given a designated role according to their abilities. They have plans to rule this new way of life with a specially created perfect clone and his equally talented team, showing little regard for those they consider inferior mentally and physically. Have they created a team of unfeeling, super-intelligent people who will stop at nothing to achieve their aims? Are the Compound Labs strong enough to defeat them in their crusade? Can a young Hybrid girl use the power of love and compassion to awaken deeply hidden human traits and force at least one man to challenge the course they have set themselves?
This book presents fascinating, state-of-the-art research findings in the field of signal and image processing. It includes conference papers covering a wide range of signal processing applications involving filtering, encoding, classification, segmentation, clustering, feature extraction, denoising, watermarking, object recognition, reconstruction and fractal analysis. It addresses various types of signals, such as image, video, speech, non-speech audio, handwritten text, geometric diagram, ECG and EMG signals; MRI, PET and CT scan images; THz signals; solar wind speed signals (SWS); and photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals, and demonstrates how new paradigms of intelligent computing, like quantum computing, can be applied to process and analyze signals precisely and effectively. The book also discusses applications of hybrid methods, algorithms and image filters, which are proving to be better than the individual techniques or algorithms.
Time and circumstance often prevent the perfect photograph from being taken. This book explains how to enhance an image using readily available software in order to obtain the photo you wanted to take. It explains how to analyse a photograph to recognize what needs to be done, and then shows how to improve it. Instead of being a guide to one specific software program, the book looks at different styles of workflow and process. It covers transferable skills and uses a variety of software for all budgets. Written with accessible clarity and practical detail, this book is a must for everyone who enjoys their photography and wants to take their images to the next level. Topics covered include: the digital image and the terms used, from pixels to histograms; software to suit all budgets, from the best of the free programs to the most expensive; downloading, organizing and viewing images; the essential elements of the image (how it was exposed, the tonal range, noise and sharpness) and finally, further options such as (composition, monochrome, colour palette and cloning tools). Examples of real photos and problems are given, along with step-by-step guides to how they can be rectified. It is a must for everyone who enjoys their photography and will be of great interest to biologists, naturalists, scientists and natural historians as well. It is superbly illustrated with 218 colour photos. Julian Cremona is a passionate photographer who specializes in extreme close-up photography and focus stacking.
Auch die größte Liebe garantiert kein Für Immer Als der Fotograf Adam Kincaid nach einem Unfall im Krankenhaus erwacht und sein Blick auf die zuständige Krankenschwester fällt, wähnt er sich im Himmel. Mit ihren roten Locken und den blitzeblauen Augen verdreht Alexandra Robbins Adam sofort den Kopf. Auch für sie ist es Liebe auf den ersten Blick. Doch irgendetwas hält Alex davon ab, sich Adam hinzugeben und ihm voll und ganz zu vertrauen. Und als Adam ihr Geheimnis enthüllt und ihr hilft, mit ihrer Vergangenheit abzuschließen, sind sie so glücklich, wie zwei Menschen, die sich lieben, nur sein können. Doch dann schlägt das Schicksal unbarmherzig zu ... ´´Eine Liebesgeschichte, die auf die Leinwand gehört!´´ USA Today Der neue Roman von Bestseller-Autorin Melanie Moreland
An Innovative Approach to Multidimensional Signals and Systems Theory for Image and Video Processing In this volume, Eric Dubois further develops the theory of multi-D signal processing wherein input and output are vector-value signals. With this framework, he introduces the reader to crucial concepts in signal processing such as continuous- and discrete-domain signals and systems, discrete-domain periodic signals, sampling and reconstruction, light and color, random field models, image representation and more. While most treatments use normalized representations for non-rectangular sampling, this approach obscures much of the geometrical and scale information of the signal. In contrast, Dr. Dubois uses actual units of space-time and frequency. Basis-independent representations appear as much as possible, and the basis is introduced where needed to perform calculations or implementations. Thus, lattice theory is developed from the beginning and rectangular sampling is treated as a special case. This is especially significant in the treatment of color and color image processing and for discrete transform representations based on symmetry groups, including fast computational algorithms. Other features include: * An entire chapter on lattices, giving the reader a thorough grounding in the use of lattices in signal processing * Extensive treatment of lattices as used to describe discrete-domain signals and signal periodicities * Chapters on sampling and reconstruction, random field models, symmetry invariant signals and systems and multidimensional Fourier transformation properties * Supplemented throughout with MATLAB examples and accompanying downloadable source code Graduate and doctoral students as well as senior undergraduates and professionals working in signal processing or video/image processing and imaging will appreciate this fresh approach to multidimensional signals and systems theory, both as a thorough introduction to the subject and as inspiration for future research.
This eBook features the unabridged text of ´Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)´ from the bestselling edition of ´The Complete Works of Daniel Defoe´. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Defoe includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily.eBook features:* The complete unabridged text of ´Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)´* Beautifully illustrated with images related to Defoe´s works* Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook* Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles
A man is drawn to a woman hiding a dark secret in a thriller Stephen King calls “terrifying; compelling reading.” Max Fischer is at the Los Angeles County Museum when he sees the woman and child who will change his life. They are Lincoln and Lily Aaron, a precocious ten-year-old and his quick-witted mother, and before Max realizes it, he’s inviting them to lunch. It seems like an innocent chance encounter, but in the years to come Max will wonder if he hadn’t been doomed from the start. He falls quickly for the beautiful, opinionated woman, and is about to propose marriage when he learns that Lily is harboring a dark secret—one that will change Max’s life forever. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.