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See below for a selection of the latest books from Special kinds of photography category. Presented with a red border are the Special kinds of photography books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Special kinds of photography books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Almost everyone uses a smartphone, and most of us are addicted. In this book, photographer Dafydd Jones shows us just how pervasive our screen addiction has become. In almost every social situation, he shows how the smartphone has killed conversation and changed the way we look at the world. 'In the eighties and nineties', says Jones, 'when I photographed young people at parties or balls, I'd find them chatting each other up, or smooching in corners. Now I see them sneaking looks on their iPhones, checking on their Instagram feeds, or whatever it is they're hooked on. They hardly talk to each other, or make eye contact at all. And it's not just a generational thing - it afflicts the oldies too. Who knows what impact it's having in the bedroom. It's probably a race to see what will wipe out humanity first - global climate change or screen-induced sexual indifference.'
See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world. Bringing together the images of over 40 photographers across 25 countries, be astounded by the lights of the night sky in some of the darkest places on earth; discover the beauty of galaxies, planets and stars; view great celestial events; and see some of the world's most important landmarks against the backdrop of an incredible nightscape. Babak Tafreshi, founder of the international organisation The World at Night, has curated the images in this collection - many of them previously unseen - to reveal the true splendour of the sky at night. A specialist guide to night-sky photography will help you capture your own gorgeous images of the heavens. Commentary on the science, astronomy and photography accompany stunning images organised by theme: Symbols of all nations and religions embraced by one sky of endless beauties UNESCO World Heritage Sites at night The Universe revealed through constellations, sky motions, atmospheric phenomenon, Aurora and other wonders Images highlighting the beauty of dark skies away from light-polluted urban areas Celestial events, from great comets to spectacular eclipses Astro-tourism destinations, like ancient astronomical monuments and modern observatories
An optical illusion confuses the eye by pretending to be something it isn't. It both misleads and deceives the brain, which is trying to make sense of the information the eye is sending. This book presents a selection of brain-bending optical illusions featuring graphic art and photography by 60 artists, and includes an overview of the history of optical illusions in art.
From Strawberry to Dragon, Harvest to Storm, the full moon is known by many names around the world and across the seasons, and each name has a story behind it. This beautiful photographic celebration of our closest celestial neighbor captures the visual wonder and the connection we feel to the moon. Including three dozen folk names and short evocative explanations drawn from Native American, Inuit, Celtic, medieval English, Hindu, Chinese, Japanese, and pagan cultures, Seasons of the Moon presents an inspired visual pairing for each, taken in the month the folk name represents. Featuring a poetic moon die-cut cover, this portrait of our eternal fascination with the moon is a welcome companion as we look to the sky throughout the seasons.
This collection of photographs illuminates the darkness of space in a whole new way. Images from the archives of NASA reveal the night sky's most extraordinary phenomena, from the radiant aurora borealis to awe-inspiring lunar eclipses. Science geeks, photography fans, and stargazers will pore over this earth's eye view of the cosmos. Each breathtaking photo is paired with an informative caption about the scientific phenomena it reveals and the technology used to capture it. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this sumptuous volume will rekindle the wonder of looking up at the stars.
Long overdue, this unique book is about wildlife photography, and the power it has to improve physical and mental wellbeing. Designed to appeal to a wide range of individuals, from beginners with very little photographic experience, through to those further along on their photographic journey, Wildlife Photography - saving my life one frame at a time offers practical help, tips and insight into the life of a professional photographer, who uses photography to help deal with his PTSD - brought on by a harrowing and traumatic experience whilst serving in the police force - and the physical reminders of various careers as soldier, mental health specialist, physical training instructor, and police officer. With general tips and points about equipment, fieldcraft and techniques, this fabulously-illustrated book of over 200 colour images seamlessly aligns photography with creative suggestions around mindfulness, wellbeing and holism to create a blueprint for all, and especially anyone experiencing poor mental or physical health, who would like to express themselves creatively in the natural world. Powerful words from the heart mix with breathtaking, unique and original images of some of Britain's most elusive wildlife (and tantalising shots from photographic forays further afield) taken by an award-winning photographer and trauma survivor. Join Paul Williams on his journey from rock bottom - and three suicide attempts - to his rediscovery of a life worth living; filled, as it is, with the wonder of wildlife, captured in his stunning images, and a new-found sense of peace and wellbeing.