Free arts and entertainment Kindle books for 18 Jul 17

Shooting Old Film Cameras – Pentax K1000 – Volume 8 (Old Cameras)

by Paul Moore

Approximately 75 pages with more than 72 color images.

There is considerable debate among photographers about whether film is better than digital with about an equal number lining up on both sides and presenting their opinions and relevant and irrelevant data. It is not the purpose of this volume to espouse one position or another. It is sufficient to know that they are each different and subject to a considerable range of interpretation.

However, it is quite enjoyable to take one of these old cameras, that have absolutely no automatic functionality, and create excellent images. I suspect that it is the same force that drives auto enthusiasts to take an old Model T Ford car and restore it. They certainly don’t have the power and ease of operation of modern automobiles but they are extraordinarily fun to drive!

Unlike other books about old cameras this one does not dwell on the fine technicalities of the individual camera (although limited technical data is present) but to present images taken with each camera to show the reader concrete examples of images taken with each model.

The author began photography and photo-journalism in early 1963 when he accepted an offer from his local newspaper to write about and photograph sports events at the Arizona high school where he was a junior. After a stint in the service, he had an opportunity to study photography and printing techniques with Bernard Hoffman, a true gentleman and scholar, and one of the earliest staff photographers for Life Magazine.

Since that time he has had thousands of photographs and hundreds of articles published by more than 60 national and international periodicals. He was also a contributing editor for one of them for more than ten years. Topics ran the gamut from professional sports, medicine, archeology, and photography to science.

After twenty years away from Arizona he returned in 1985 and it has been the base from which all his photographic excursions are launched. Along with many others he has embraced digital photography but can still be seen, from time to time, peering through the ground glass of a large format camera, hoisting a large medium format 6×7, or indeed still using a 35mm film camera.

The photographer currently has fine art photography on exhibit at The Center for Fine Arts in Globe, Arizona, and is currently represented by more than ten stock photo agencies where he has more than 13,000 photographs available for commercial use.

Wedding Photography: A beginners guide to Wedding Photography

by Erik Smith

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to take good wedding photos. By reading this, you will learn about camera equipment and guest poses. You will also discover all sorts of things about editing pictures and showcasing your work. Most importantly, this will teach you how to get a job as a wedding photographer.

What you will learn in this guide:

Camera Equipment
How to Edit Wedding Photography
Poses for the Wedding Guests
How to Get Wedding Photography Jobs
How to Showcase Your Work
And much more!

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for Kids

by Brendan P. Kelso

Julius Caesar like you have never read it before: quick, fun, and easy to understand. Designed for 5-17+ actors, kids of all ages, or anyone who wants to enjoy and loosely understand Shakespeare’s play.

What you will get:

-3 melodramatic modifications for group sizes:
-Actual lines from Shakespeare’s play mixed in
-Creatively funny interpretations of the remaining script
-A delightfully funny rendition that is easy for ADULTS to understand too!
-A kid who loves Shakespeare!

This mini-melodramatic masterpiece is sure to be a doorway for your child to love all the classics. Shakespeare is difficult enough in class or watching on stage, let alone trying to teach the stories to children, but as the author’s mantra states in the book, “there is no better way to learn than to have fun!” Kids who have read this have also eventually purchased Shakespeare’s entire works and have completed ‘hero’ reports on Shakespeare at school. Guaranteed to have you coming back for more!

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