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Aesthetics and the Revolutionary City
$130.13
Springer
September-11-2018
Real and Imagined Havana
This book explores alternative ways of understanding Havana both as an imagined political construct and as a cultural product. It provides a vision of how and why we see the city as we do and evaluates the ways in which images of Havana have been (mis)constructed in the global imaginary. Bringing out interactions and tensions between real and imaginary spaces, it examines the political implications of unique spatial and metaphorical representations of the city and explores the crucial role that image-makers and cultural producers have played in the global perception of Havana through photography, material culture and documentary film. 
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Photography as a Social Research Method
$107.03
Springer
May-10-2018
This book focuses on photography within the social research field, building a solid foundation for photography as a social research method and describing different techniques and applications of photo research. It provides a comprehensive approach to research photography, from preparation and the ethical considerations that need to be understood prior to going into the field, to collecting data, analysis and preparing research for publication. It also introduces artistic genres of photography to help readers with the choices they make when pursuing photographic research and as a reminder that when collecting photographs that they are in fact producing art. The ethical issues examined place a new focus on dignity and considerations of participant anonymity and recognition, informed consent, working with vulnerable groups, unequal power relationships and possible intervention. Combining preparation and ethics, it examines how best to collect and take good photographs, and explores the practical issues of stigma and introduces Verstaendnis (german: understanding) to aid researchers in the field. Subsequently, the book discusses the different photo-analytical approaches for researchers and provides examples of how to analyse photographs using the different techniques. Lastly, it offers guidelines, with examples, for researchers wanting to publish their work.
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Exploring the Selfie
$130.13
Springer
April-13-2018
Historical, Theoretical and Analytical Approaches to Digital Self-Photography
This volume explores the selfie not only as a specific photographic practice that is deeply rooted in digital culture, but also how it is understood in relation to other media of self-portrayal. Unlike the public debate about the dangers of 'selfie-narcissism', this anthology discusses what the practice of taking and sharing selfies can tell us about media culture today: can the selfie be critiqued as an image or rather as a social practice? What are the technological conditions of this form of vernacular photography? By gathering articles from the fields of media studies; art history; cultural studies; visual studies; philosophy; sociology and ethnography, this book provides a media archaeological perspective that highlights the relevance of the selfie as a stereotypical as well as creative practice of dealing with ourselves in relation to technology.
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Railway Photographic Advertising in Britain, 1900-1939
$107.03
Springer
March-29-2018
This book explores the phenomenal resources dedicated to understanding and encouraging passengers to consume travel from 1900 to 1939, analysing how place and travel were presented for sale. Using the Great Western Railway as a chief case study, as well as a range of its competitors both on and off the rails, Alexander Medcalf unravels the complex and ever-changing processes behind corporate sales communications. This volume analyses exactly how the company pictured passengers in the countryside, at the seaside, in the urban landscape and in the company?s vehicles. This thematic approach brings transport and business history thoroughly in line with tourism and leisure history as well as studies in visual culture.
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Digitale Farbe
$11.54
Springer
March-23-2018
Farbgestaltung ??" Colormanagement ??" Farbverarbeitung

Dieser Band der ?Bibliothek der Mediengestaltung? behandelt die Theorie und Praxis der Verwendung von Farben in der Mediengestaltung und Produktion von Digital- und Printmedien.

F�r diese Bibliothek wurden die Themen des Kompendiums der Mediengestaltung neu strukturiert, vollst�ndig �berarbeitet und in ein handliches Format gebracht. Leitlinien waren hierbei die Anpassung an die Entwicklungen in der Werbe- und Medienbranche sowie die Ber�cksichtigung der aktuellen Rahmenpl�ne und Studienordnungen sowie Pr�fungsanforderungen der Ausbildungs- und Studieng�nge.

Die B�nde der ?Bibliothek der Mediengestaltung? enthalten zahlreiche praxisorientierte Aufgaben mit Musterl�sungen und eignen sich als Lehr- und Arbeitsb�cher an Schulen sowie Hochschulen und zum Selbststudium.

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Developing Professional iPhone Photography
$30.79
Springer
December-21-2017
Using Photoshop, Lightroom, and other iOS and Desktop Apps to Create and Edit Photos

Leverage the photo taking power of your iPhone with desktop and iOS apps to capture, retouch, manipulate, organize, and sell your photography. This book shows you how to edit photos using Adobe mobile apps and other apps, integrate Adobe mobile apps with desktop applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, and finally sell those photos online.�

Developing Professional iPhone Photography provides a practical guide to creating a professional photography portfolio with your iPhone and features iPhonoegraphy examples from professional photographers to showcase what can be done. You can then share your workflow with your desktop programs, such as Adobe Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix, and Lightroom apps

iPhone camera and photography capabilities have dramatically improved to a professional level and mobile and desktop software have come right along with them. Now it?s not only possible to take worthwhile photos on your phone but also to edit and develop them to a professional level.�

What You'll Learn

  • Use Adobe Mobile and Apple apps for retouching and photo manipulation
  • Transform your iPhone into a piece of your professional workflow
  • Market and sell photos directly from your iPhone

Who This Book Is For

Photographers and other iPhone owners who want to make the most of the editing and capturing the power of their iOS devices

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Animism in Art and Performance
$114.73
Springer
December-11-2017
This book explores�M?ori indigenous and non-indigenous scholarship corresponding with the term ?animism?. In addressing visual, media and performance art, it explores the dualisms of people and things, as well as 'who' or 'what' is credited with 'animacy'. It comprises a diverse array of essays divided into four sections:�Indigenous Animacies, Atmospheric Animations, Animacy Hierarchies and Sensational Animisms. Cassandra Barnett discusses artists Terri Te Tau and Bridget Reweti and how personhood and hau (life breath) traverse art-taonga. Artist Natalie Robertson addresses k?rero (talk) with ancestors through photography. Janine Randerson and sound artist Rachel Shearer consider the sun as animate with mauri (life force), while Anna Gibb explores life in the algorithm. Rebecca Schneider and Amelia Jones discuss animacy in queered and raced formations. Stephen Zepke explores Deleuze and Guattari's animist hylozoism and Amelia Barikin examines a mineral ontology of art. This book will appeal to readers interested in indigenous and non-indigenous entanglements and those who seek different approaches to new materialism, the post-human and the anthropocene.
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Death, Image, Memory
$95.13
Springer
August-16-2017
The Genocide in Rwanda and its Aftermath in Photography and Documentary Film
This book explores how photography and documentary film have participated in the representation of the�1994 genocide in Rwanda and its aftermath.�This in-depth analysis of professional and amateur photography and the work of Rwandan and international filmmakers offers an insight into not only the unique ability of images to engage with death, memory and the need for evidence, but also their helplessness and inadequacy when confronted with the enormity of the event.�

Focusing on a range of films and photographs, the book tests notions of truth, evidence, record and witnessing ? so often associated with documentary practice ? in the specific context of Rwanda and the wider representational framework of African conflict and suffering. Death, Image, Memory is an inquiry into the multiple memorial and evidentiary functions of images that transcends the usual investigations into whether photography and documentary film can reliably attest to the o
ccurrence and truth of an event.�

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Narrating the Global Financial Crisis
$99.99
Springer
June-06-2017
Urban Imaginaries and the Politics of Myth

This book analyzes how the Global Financial Crisis is portrayed in contemporary popular culture, using examples from film, literature and photography. In particular, the book explores why particular urban spaces, infrastructures and aesthetics ? such as skyline shots in the opening credits of financial crisis films ? recur in contemporary crisis narratives. Why are cities and finance connected in the cultural imaginary? Which ideologies do urban crisis imaginaries communicate? How do these imaginaries relate to the notion of crisis? To consider these questions, the book reads crisis narratives through the lens of myth. It combines perspectives from cultural, media and communication studies, anthropology, philosophy, geography and political economy to argue that the concept of myth can offer new and nuanced insights into the structure and politics of popular financial crisis imaginaries. In so doing, the book also asks if, how and under what conditions urban crisis imaginaries open up or foreclose systematic and political understandings of the Global Financial Crisis as a symptom of the broader process of financialization. 

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Selfie Citizenship
$53.95
Springer
February-20-2017
This collection reflects on the emerging phenomenon of ?selfie citizenship?, which capitalises on individual visibility and agency, at the time when citizenship itself is increasingly governed through biometrics and large-scale dataisation. Today we are witnessing a global rise of politicised selfies: photographs of individuals with handwritten notes or banners, various selfie memes and hashtag actions, spread on social media in actions of protest or social mobilistion. Contributions in this collection range from discussions of citizen engagement, to political campaigning, to selfies as forms of citizen witnessing, to selfies without a face. The chapters cover uses of selfies by activists, tourists and politicians, victims and survivors, adults and children, in a broad range of geopolitical locations ?China, Germany, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, the UK and the US. Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors, from senior professors to junior scholars, artists, graduate students and activist, the book is aimed at students, researchers, and media practitioners.
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Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images
$34.64
Springer
November-04-2016
Astrophotography with Affordable Equipment and Software

This book is based around the author?s beautiful and sometimes awe-inspiring color images and mosaics of deep-sky objects. The book describes how similar Hubble class images can be created by amateur astronomers in their back garden using commercially available telescopes and CCD cameras. Subsequent processing and image enhancement in the electronic darkroom is covered in detail as well. A range of telescopes and equipment is considered, from the author?s 11-inch with Hyperstar camera, down to more affordable instruments. Appendices provide links to free software ? not available from a single source ? and are themselves an invaluable resource.

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Breakthrough!
$38.49
Springer
August-23-2016
100 Astronomical Images That Changed the World
This unique volume by two renowned astrophotographers unveils the science and history behind 100 of the most significant astronomical images of all time. The authors have carefully selected their list of images from across time and technology to bring to the reader the most relevant photographic images spanning all eras of modern astronomical history. Based on scientific evidence today we have a basic notion of how Earth and the universe came to be. The road to this knowledge was paved with 175 years of astronomical images acquired by the coupling of two revolutionary technologies ? the camera and telescope. With ingenuity and determination humankind would quickly embrace these technologies to tell the story of the cosmos and unravel its mysteries. This book presents in pictures and words a photographic chronology of our aspiration to understand the universe. From the first fledgling attempts to photograph the Moon, planets, and stars to the marvels of orbiting observatories that record the cosmos at energies beyond the range of human vision, astronomers have always relied on images to break through to the next level of understanding. A subset of these breakthrough images has profound significance in documenting some of the greatest milestones in modern astronomy.
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Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP
$61.59
Springer
August-08-2016

Obtain techniques for adding color to black and white or monochrome photographic images using GIMP. In this book you'll also learn to create a hand-tinted effect to add an element of antiquity. Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP also teaches techniques that enable you to selectively colorize images, mixing black and white with color. There are also tips to go the opposite way: converting color images into black and white (there's more to it than just removing color).

Written with both beginning and experienced GIMP users in mind, Pro Photo Colorizing with GIMP shows you how to colorize black and white images to achieve a high degree of realism.

What You'll Learn 

  • Gain a basic overview of the GIMP workspace, tools, color palettes, layers, and layer masks
  • Learn how to make the proper tonal adjustments to black and white images before starting the colorizing process
  • Complete simple colorizing exercises for beginners and progress to more advanced colorizing techniques
  • Colorize skin, teeth, hair, and eyes
  • Create a nostalgic hand-tinted look and selectively colorize (mixing color with black and white) to create interesting images
  • Use textures and patterns to create artistic colorized images
  • Properly convert color images into black and white
  • Colorize black and white portraits, and re-colorize old faded color portraits
Who This Book Is For

GIMP users (but users of other photo editing software packages can benefit as well). It is especially useful for those who edit photographs, restore old photographs, or those who want to apply colorizing techniques for artistic effect.
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A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysis
$46.19
Springer
June-29-2016

Tools for amateur astronomers who wish to go beyond CCD imaging and step into ?serious? science. The text offers techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing data, and describes joint projects in which amateurs and students can take part. Readers learn to recognize and avoid common errors in gathering photometry data, with detailed examples for analysis. Includes reviews of available software, with screen shots and useful tips.

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iPhoneography
$30.79
Springer
December-22-2015
How to Create Inspiring Photos with Your Smartphone
This book introduces you to professional photography and composition principles, tricks and techniques of iphoneography, photosharing, and more.

Do you have a smartphone with you right now? If you do, along with this book, you've got everything you need to make amazing photography.

The first three chapters of the book use digital photography history to give you an overview of the capabilities that you can employ, and the remainder of the book is focused on hands on techniques of iphoneography so that you are getting professional results. 

This title uses the iPhone and iPhone apps in its examples; your own smart phone and individual apps may be different, but the techniques you'll gain from this book, and the insights into your own creative potential are not dependent on specific equipment.

Maybe you occasionally take a great shot with your smartphone camera but you wonder what you need to keep doing right to make that kind of difference in all your shots. Maybe you're suspecting that you no longer need to lug around a DSLR camera to bring home great photographs. And maybe you just get a charge out of capturing inspired moments and sharing them in all the glory deserve with others.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
? An understanding of the methods used in DSLR photography vs iPhoneography. 
? The connection between the iPhone and the artist.  
? Practical tips and techniques for creating photos and art with your iPhone. 
? Taking your visions further with discovery and chance explorations.
? Connecting with the iPhoneography and iPhone Art community. 
 
WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR:

The audience is threefold:

1.) Amateur photographers who already sense that their smartphone is the only tool they truly need in order to grow their skills

2.) Serious photographers who are part of the growing mobile art movement that emphasizes creative eye over hardware

3.) Anyone with a smartphone who wants to take better photos (because anyone with a smartphone is already taking photos with regularity anyway)


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Gizmos or: The Electronic Imperative
$63.90
Springer
November-05-2015
How Digital Devices have Transformed American Character and Culture
Gizmos or: The Electronic Imperative offers a concise series of analyses on the transformative impact of digital devices on American society. With approaches ranging from semiotic theory to psychoanalytic theory, sociological theory to personal reflection, Berger taps the span of knowledge from his prolific career to help readers better understand the role digital devices play both in their technologic, economic, and common-use forms. Using accessible, conversational language and numerous illustrations, Berger deconstructs familiar objects and media for readers ranging from field specialists to everyday cultural consumers alike.
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Astro-Imaging Projects for Amateur Astronomers
$42.34
Springer
July-21-2015
A Maker???s Guide

This is the must-have guide for all amateur astronomers who double as makers, doers, tinkerers, problem-solvers, and inventors. In a world where an amateur astronomy habit can easily run into the many thousands of dollars, it is still possible for practitioners to get high-quality results and equipment on a budget by utilizing DIY techniques. Surprisingly, it's not that hard to modify existing equipment to get new and improved usability from older or outdated technology, creating an end result that can outshine the pricey higher-end tools.

All it takes is some elbow grease, a creative and open mind and the help of Chung's hard-won knowledge on�building and modifying telescopes and cameras. With this book, it is possible for readers to improve their craft, making their equipment more user friendly. The tools are at hand, and the advice on how to do it is here. Readers will discover a comprehensive presentation of astronomical projects that any amateur on any budget can replicate ? projects that utilize leading edge technology and techniques sure to invigorate the experts and elevate the less experienced.

As the maker community continues to expand, it has wonderful things to offer amateur astronomers with a willingness to get their hands dirty. Tweaking observing and imaging equipment so that it serves a custom purpose can take your observing�options to the next level, while being fun to boot.

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Eine Geschichte des Fotojournalismus
$34.64
Springer
April-13-2015
Was z??hlt, sind die Bilder

Anhand der Arbeit namhafter Vertreterinnen und Vertreter des Fotojournalismus erl�utert der Band die Entstehung und die Entwicklung des Genres seit Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, unter Einbeziehung technischer, kultureller, wirtschaftlicher, vor allem aber auch politischer Rahmenbedingungen. Gleichzeitig wird f�r die Zukunft die Frage abgeleitet, wohin sich der Fotojournalismus angesichts einer volldigitalisierten Medienlandschaft und einer mit Handy-Kameras durchsetzten Gesellschaft entwickelt.

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Budget Astrophotography
$38.49
Springer
October-26-2014
Imaging with Your DSLR or Webcam
Here are clear explanations of how to make superb astronomical deep-sky images using only a DSLR or webcam and an astronomical telescope ? no expensive dedicated CCD cameras needed!

The book is written for amateur astronomers interested in budget astrophotography ? the deep sky, not just the Moon and planets ? and for those who want to improve their imaging skills using DSLR and webcams. It is even possible to use existing (non-specialist astronomical) equipment for scientific applications such as high resolution planetary and lunar photography, astrometry, photometry, and spectroscopy.

The introduction of the CCD revolutionized astrophotography. The availability of this technology to the amateur astronomy community has allowed advanced science and imaging techniques to become available to almost anyone willing to take the time to learn a few, simple techniques. Specialized cooled-chip CCD imagers are capable of superb results in the right hands ? but they are all very expensive. If budget is important, the reader is advised on using a standard camera instead.

Jensen provides techniques useful in acquiring beautiful high-quality images and high level scientific data in one accessible and easy-to-read book. It introduces techniques that will allow the reader to use more economical DSLR cameras ? that are of course also used for day-to-day photography ? to produce images and data of high quality, without a large cash investment.
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Astrophotography on the Go
$46.19
Springer
October-14-2014
Using Short Exposures with Light Mounts

No longer are heavy, sturdy, expensive mounts and tripods required to photograph deep space. With today's advances in technology, all that is required is an entry-DSLR and an entry level GoTo telescope. Here is all of the information needed to start photographing the night sky without buying expensive tracking mounts. By using multiple short exposures and combining them with mostly ?freeware? computer programs, the effect of image rotation can be minimized to a point where it is undetectable in normal astrophotography, even for a deep-sky object such as a galaxy or nebula. All the processes, techniques, and equipment needed to use inexpensive, lightweight altazimuth and equatorial mounts and very short exposures photography to image deep space objects are explained, step-by-step, in full detail, supported by clear, easy to understand graphics and photographs.

Currently available lightweight mounts and tripods are identified and examined from an economic versus capability perspective to help users determine what camera, telescope, and mount is the best fit for them. A similar analysis is presented for entry-level telescopes and mounts sold as bundled packages by the telescope manufacturers. This book lifts the veil of mystery from the creation of deep space photographs and makes astrophotography affordable and accessible to most amateur astronomers.

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