How to Photograph Everything (Popular Photography): 500 Beautiful Photos and the Skills You Need to Take Them
by: The Editors of Popular Photography
publisher: Weldon Owen, published: 2014-11-04
sales rank: 40992
price: $19.31 (new), $16.58 (used)
The world is full of breathtaking images, just waiting to happen. How to Shoot Everything shows you how to approach thrilling subjects and get the picture-perfect shot you’re after.
The world is full of breathtaking images, just waiting to be captured—from soaring views of architecture to photos of nature’s many splendors, from meaningful portraits of loved ones to exhilarating, gravity-defying action shots. How to Photograph Everything is the gorgeous guide to creating these images and more, providing photographers of all levels with vital gear advice, cutting-edge technical guidance, and brilliant image-editing tips from the experts at Popular Photography. Plus, hundreds of dazzling, inspired images reveal what’s possible when you harness the power of your camera and the creativity of your mind.
With 40+ chapters on subjects such as fashion, floral, concert, photojournalism, and aerial photography, How to Photograph Everything helps you approach every subject on your bucket list and translate your vision into beautifully composed, technically sound images that you’ll want to share again and again.
I Can Do That! Woodworking Projects - Updated and Expanded
by: Editors of Popular Woodworking
publisher: Popular Woodworking Books, published: 2012-03-29
sales rank: 18291
price: $11.33 (new), $11.45 (used)
Updated and Expanded!
Beginning woodworkers are constantly stymied by the apparent need for thousands of pounds worth of tools to start their hobby. Once they have the tool, they face a learning curve to understand how to use the tool. The next problem is finding wood to build the projects. Not everyone has a lumberyard nearby.
This book shows you how to build quality furniture projects that can be completed by any woodworker with a modest (but decent) kit of tools in less than two days of shop time, and using raw materials that are available at any home center. The enclosed tool manual explains all the tools and shows you how to perform the basic operations in a step-by-step format.
Building Cabinets, Bookcases & Shelves: 29 Step-by-Step Projects to Beautify Your Home
by: Editors of Popular Woodworking
publisher: Popular Woodworking Books, published: 2012-05-18
sales rank: 75347
price: $8.93 (new), $11.58 (used)
A Place for Everything...
Whether you need storage for books, DVDs, games or clothes, you'll find attractive, custom options in this book. Open shelving? An enclosed cabinet? A classic bookcase? They're all here. Building Bookcases, Cabinets and Shelves offers 29 storage solutions in a variety of styles and sizes with both open and enclosed storage. Each project includes cutting lists, step-by-step instructions and tips and advice from professional woodworkers who have made each piece. Best of all, you can build them just as they are, or customize further to make each piece uniquely yours.
Popular Mechanics The Amazing Weapons That Never Were: Robots, Flying Tanks & Other Machines of War
by: Gregory Benford
publisher: Hearst, published: 2012-11-06
sales rank: 83122
price: $8.99 (new), $4.99 (used)
Between 1910 and 1970, scientists and military experts made hundreds of predictions in Popular Mechanics about the future of warfare. Some of those prophecies were downright nuts, while others veered eerily close to reality. This collection of vintage articles, with their stunning original art, will spark the imagination of every military buff, retrophile, and futurist. And the jacket unfolds into an amazing 24” x 19” poster of fantastic machines, blasters, and flying tanks. Astrophysics professor, science-fiction author, and NASA advisor Gregory Benford provides an introduction to every chapter.
The Complete Photo Manual (Popular Photography): 300+ Skills and Tips for Making Great Pictures
by: Editors of Popular Photography Magazine
publisher: Weldon Owen, published: 2012-11-13
sales rank: 239073
price: $7.88 (new), $4.15 (used)
Ever wanted to take a photo of a cyclist in motion? Shoot portraits of your loved ones that show them at their best, or compose fine-art images that reveal your creativity? With The Complete Photo Manual, picture-perfect photos are just a shutter's click away.
Photography books tend to be long, technical, and full of complicated jargon. For the amateur or pro who just wants to get quick-hitting tips and loads of inspiration, this is the book that does the job. In 355 handy, easy-to-grasp hints, this book gives you what you need to know to grasp the basics of lighting, composition, gear, working with models, and much, much more. Pro tips make this much more than a beginner’s guide.
Taking amazing pictures is getting easier and easier with the advances in digital photography, and The Complete Photo Manual is here to help you take full advantage! Organized into three useful chapters (Gear & Setup, Shooting & Composing, and Processing & Beyond), this book from the experts at Popular Photography magazine helps you select and use cutting-edge cameras and accessories; teaches you to see the world as a photographer does and shoot in the moment to capture great shots as they happen; and then tweak your images in photo-processing software for next-level effects.
From the subtle (adjusting the color in a picture to create a different mood) to the artistic (compositions merging several photos to dramatic effect) to the downright amazing (how to photograph yourself levitating . . . it’s easier than you think!), The Complete Photo Manual opens up a whole world of photographic possibility.
Set-ups and techniques are described in detail, with easy-to-understand illustrations and diagrams, and a wealth of beautifully inspirational photography. Beginners will learn ways to quickly move into new realms of expertise, and even old pros will pick up some new tricks. Anyone who has ever looked at an amazing composition or a skillful composite and said, “How did they do that?” will find this book irresistible.
Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day (Popular Woodworking)
publisher: Popular Woodworking Books, published: 2004-10-29
sales rank: 50306
price: $7.59 (new), $4.96 (used)
Build a Fine Home for your Feathered Friends
Birds of all feathers will be flocking to your backyard to live in the beautiful houses and dine in the unique feeders you can build in just a few short hours. This book is chock-full of more than 50 simple projects for bird, butterfly and bat houses designed by the expert editors of Popular Woodworking Books. All you need are basic woodworking skills, tools, project materials and your imagination!
Each design is guaranteed to attract specific birds in nearly every region, including Australia, Europe and the United States. Build a cottage for chickadees, nesting shelves and boxes for robins and mourning doves, basic bluebird houses—even a finch castle! Step-by-step color photos and easy-to-follow instructions will guide you along the way.
Why spend your money on a ready-made birdhouse or feeder that looks like all the rest? In one afternoon, you can build a unique bird retreat that will soon turn your backyard into a birdwatcher's paradise!
Contemporary Geometric Beadwork
by: Kate McKinnon
publisher: Kate McKinnon Design, published: 2013
sales rank: 299050
price: $40.00 (new), $115.61 (used)
|This visually stunning and groundbreaking book showcases timeless stitches and forms in sewn beadwork, and presents them in springing leaps of shape and structure that will remind you of flowers, cathedrals, spaceships, and contemporary architecture. From the points of the Wings and Horns to the folding flowers of the Fortuneteller Bangles, these innovative (and quite wearable) structures will delight and engage you, as it has beaders around the world. The book is fat with ideas (almost 250 pages!) but easy to use, as it's spiral bound - and don't forget Volume II, which is a true Explorer's Guide, simply stuffed with new ideas. Your copy comes with a complimentary digital PDF download (a password will be messaged to you on Amazon after your order). Carry the book in sparkling colour on your Kindle, IPad or phone, or view it on your home computer. FOREIGN ORDERS: You have other options for purchasing this book, such as a digital edition and distributorships in Europe and the UK. Please see the book's web site for other purchasing options. www.ContemporaryGeometricBeadwork.com and Kate's shop, http://katemckinnon.bigcartel.com/ See our helpful videos on technique: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJSR_xARmMwr13blnymhJw|
The Ultimate DIY Tech Upgrades Guide: Build Your Own Laser + 74 Other Way-Cool Gadget Hacks
by: Popular Science
publisher: Weldon Owen, published: 2013-05-21
sales rank: 169615
price: $1.99 (new), $1.39 (used)
Tech Upgrades is for anyone who’s ever wished they could build their own touchscreen, brew up and use conductive ink, rig a mouse that you can operate with your feet, or make a rad engraved computer tower that glows in the dark—essentially, it’s for fun-loving nerds everywhere.
Used to be, whenever you had a computer problem or techie glitch, you went and found the nearest geek to help fix it. But now, there’s a new movement afoot—a band of inventive and self-reliant geeks who hack computer and software to solve problems (and, in some cases, just to have fun). From building your own computer out of a cereal box to modifying safety goggles to see infrared rays, from skinning your laptop with steampunk trimmings to divising a foxhole radio, and from setting up a projector for your iPhone to working out with a dumbbell of old CDs, this book makes being a nerd, well. Cool.
Rig a DIY Polygraph
Listen in on a Foxhole Radio
Tack Up a Dipole Antenna
Craft a Cell-phone Cantenna
Hang HDTV-Antenna Art
Mod an Xbox Controller into an iPhone Case
Make Your Smartphone “Bounceable”
Set Up an Electric Home Secretary
Rig a Smartphone Projector
Charge a Phone with Solar Rays
Make a Tennis Ball Smartphone Tripod
Turn Your Old Netbook into a Touchscreen Tablet
Fashion a DIY Stylus for Your Touchscreen Device
Protect Your Touchscreen with Thin Vinyl
Stash a Flash Drive in a Cassette
Make a Pink-Eraser Flash Driver
Fake It with a Sawed-Off Flash Drive
House a Flash Drive in a LEGO
Hack a Foot-Operated Mouse
Trick Out Your Computer Tower with Engraving
Turn Your Laptop into a White Board
Dye Your Laptop
Make a Steampunk-Inspired Laptop Case
Turn on Your Computer with a Magnet
Shield Your Screen from Prying Eyes
Print in Invisible Ink
Keep Your Laptop Cool with Copper Coils
Connect a Junked Out Typewriter to Your Computer
Make Keyboard Thumbtacks
Rig a Superportable Keyboard
Create a Glowing Mousepad
Put an Old Circuit Board to New Use
Make a Laptop Stand froma Three-Ring Binder
Build a USB Hub into Your Desk
Stash Your Printer in a Drawer
Mount Office Supplies Behind Your Monitor
Organize Loose Cables
Make a Floppy-Disk Box
Get Pumped with a CD Dumbbell
Assemble a Cereal-Box Spectrometer
Make an External Hard Drive
Build a Computer out of a Cereal Box
Transform an Everyday Lightbulb into a Plasma Globe
Light Up Sketches with Home-Made Conductive Ink
Hack Infrared Goggles
Decimate with a DIY Laser Cutter
Create Glass Objects out of Sand
Shine a Mini Flash Light
Brighten Up a Standard-Issue Flashlight
Beam a Batman-Inspired Spotlight
Get Techie with Aluminum Foil
Improvise a Tripod
Mount a Camera on Your Bike
Build a Time-Lapse Camera Stand
Rig a Plastic-Bottle Diffuser
Make Your Camera Waterproof
Create a Peephole Fisheye Lens
Adapt a Manual Ring to Your DLSR
Snap a Self-Portrait with a DIY Remote Shutter Release
Set Up a High-Speed Flash
Build a Ginormous Camera
Popular Woodworking's Shaker Furniture Projects: Step-by-Step Plans for 31 Traditional Projects
publisher: Popular Woodworking Books, published: 2014-05-30
sales rank: 227600
price: $7.43 (new), $15.94 (used)
The beauty of well-made Shaker furniture!
From the crisp, clear lines of the designs to the beautiful tones of the wood, there's something classic and timeless about Shaker furniture. In this book we've gathered 31 handsome projects representing a wide range of iconic Shaker designs and furniture types. There's something here to fit just about any home. And best of all, the straightforward joinery makes the projects simpler to build. Shaker Furniture Projects is an invaluable resource that you're sure to use again and again.
Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts
by: Popular Mechanics
publisher: Hearst, published: 2011-08-02
sales rank: 146750
price: $4.90 (new), $3.64 (used)
A decade after the World Trade Center disaster, rampant speculation abounds on what actually happened. Wild talk flourishes on the Internet, TV, and radio. Was the Pentagon really struck by a missile? Was the untimely death of Barry Jennings, who witnessed the collapse of Tower 7 and thought he heard “explosions,” actually an assassination ? Not everyone is convinced the truth is out there. Once again, in this updated edition of the critically acclaimed Debunking 9/11 Myths, Popular Mechanics counters the conspiracy theorists with a dose of hard, cold facts.
The magazine consulted more than 300 experts in fields like air traffic control, aviation, civil engineering, fire fighting, and metallurgy, and then rigorously, meticulously, and scientifically analyzed the 25 most persistent 9/11 conspiracy theories. Each one was conclusively refuted with facts, not politics and rumors, including five new myths involving the collapse of 7 World Trade Center and four longstanding conjectures now considered in the context of new research.