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Hove Foto Books - User Guides
This series of Hove Foto Books User Guides take the camera's manual one step further. Generally more in-depth than the original manual, each book's author is very well versed with the camera in question so you are helped through the use of each of the camera's functions rather than just told what it can do.
Due to the vast rate of change and short life-span of digital models, no books are available for D-SLRs or digital compacts. For D-SLR's See Instructional DVD's Below.
DVD Instructional DVD's (Click Here To See Special Offer)
Blue Crane Digital make training DVDs for photographers buying their first Digital SLR, or for film users making the switch to digital technology. They will quickly get you up to speed with your camera. Each 95 minute video explains the cameras controls and how to capture the best image under all conditions. Each subject is contained in a separate chapter, so you can proceed at your own pace.
Be Prepared (To Get the Shot), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority/Depth of Field, Depth of Field Preview,
Picture Styles, AF Modes, Metering and Bracketing, White Balance/Color Temperature, ISO,
Using Playback to get Great Images, Understanding Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Flash Overview,
Using Physical Filters, Lens Selection, Custom Functions, Programmable Buttons, RAW Files, Composition,
Data Photo Professional Software, Camera User Settings, Bulb Setting, And Much More....
Jumpstart Instructional DVD's (Click Here To See Special Offer)
JumpStart Guides are clear, comprehensive, user-friendly DVDs that help camera buyers to get the most out of their new digital camera – from the reasonably priced camera to state-of-the-art name brands.
The Guides are a great resource for people who don’t like to read manuals.
The newbie will easily make the transition from taking snapshots to producing inspired images to cherish forever; the pro will quickly adapt skills to shooting with digital cameras.
Jumpstart Guides Cover...
- Camera features and functions
- White balance
- ISO settings
- Quality settings
- Using a histogram
- Principles of photography
- Depth of field
- Aperture and shutter priority
- Program modes
- How to get sharp images
- Storing and carrying cameras
- Choosing and using a tripod
- What lens to buy next
- Using filters
- Digital media options
- Getting photographs into a computer
- Improving photos
- Printing options
- Storing photos on the web
- And much, much more
Philips Astronomy Books
This best-value set contains all you need to start the fascinating hobby of astronomy: "Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope": a guide to choosing the right telescope and setting it up; "Philip's Star Finder": a planner showing planets, stars and constellations; "Philip's Star Chart": the stars of the night sky in three superb colour maps; and "Philip's Planisphere": pinpoints the stars and constellations visible on any night of the year.
This is a completely updated new edition of this comprehensive A - Z dictionary, covering all aspects of astronomy. Written in a style that is both interesting and accessible, it is an invaluable reference source for all fans of astronomy, whether active observers or armchair enthusiasts. It contains more than 1,000 entries, ranging from aberration and ablation to Zond and Zwicky, and is illustrated with 250 colour photographs, diagrams, and tables.
Guide to Stars & Planets
Written by one of the world's most famous astronomers, this comprehensive handbook contains colour star charts of all 88 constellations, plus new up-to-date location charts for the planets.
11.5" Planisphere North & Europe 51.5°
This lightweight and portable planisphere should be of interest to both beginners and experienced observers, enabling the user to locate stars, constellations and planets and to work out sunrise and sunset times for every day of the year. It is suitable for use in the British Isles, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada. The oval panel is turned to the required date and time to reveal the whole sky visible from that location at that time. The map shows stars down to magnitude 4, plus some deep-sky objects, such as the Pleiades, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the Orion Nebula (M42). The increased size of the star map makes it easier to read during an observing session. On the back of the planisphere are tables giving the positions of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn for every month until 2011. New for this edition is the full-colour wallet which is divided into two main sections - "Using the Planisphere" and "Exploring the Skies". "Using the Planisphere" contains illustrated instructions on how to set the planisphere to the right date and time, how to locate the planets and how to work out the time of sunrise or sunset. It explains the detail seen on the map - the magnitudes of stars, the ecliptic and the celestial coordinates. "Exploring the Stars" is a beginner's guide to stargazing and introduces the novice to the principal celestial objects visible at different times of the year. Major constellations are used as signposts to navigate the night sky, locating hard-to-find stars and some deep sky objects.
Pocket Star Atlas
"The Philip's Pocket Star Atlas" is a highly practical atlas in a compact format for use out of doors. It contains a series of maps showing the entire night sky, as well as a mass of useful astronomical data. It is suitable for use anywhere in the world. This popular atlas is now in its fourth edition, for which it has been revised, updated and expanded. It presents the sky in a series of 16 maps, showing stars down to magnitude 5.5. This means all stars are visible to the naked eye in semi-rural conditions.
This publications details the stars of the night sky in three superb colour maps.
It also forms part of the Astrobox.
This title provides a concise month-by-month calendar for star watchers in the northern/southern hemisphere. Star charts show the position of stars, constellations and other celestial objects for each month of the year, in both northerly and southerly directions. The introduction explains the basic facts that observers need to know, including the apparent motions of the stars, seasonal changes and star brightnesses. Location tables are provided for Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe
An easy-to-use rapid identification guide to more than 500 species, including all the resident and regular migrant birds in the geographical continent of Europe. The region covered extends from Iceland, Ireland and Britain in the west, to the Ural Mountains, Black Sea and Western Turkey in the east.
Philip's Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe is a highly practical field guide in a convenient pocket-sized format, and is organized for maximum ease of use.
The birds are arranged in the now standard sequence of orders and families, starting with waterfowl and ending with passerines (perching birds). Each double-page spread shows a group of related birds illustrated together on a single plate, which facilitates rapid comparison for confident identification. A full-colour illustration is provided for each of the featured species, and includes the indication of important distinguishing features, plus a descriptive text and distribution map.
The text provides concise, detailed information to enable easy identification of the species. Standard data includes common English name, scientific name, size, habitat, plumage, characteristic flight pattern and behaviour, song and call. The illustrations show the adult male of each species in breeding plumage, and in winter plumage if different. Female, immature and juvenile plumages are also shown if their plumage differs from the adult male. Birds often seen in flight are also shown on the wing. The guide excludes the rare vagrants shown in other guides, whose inclusion can cause confusion in the field.