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National Photography Book

National Geographic Complete Photography
National Geographic Complete Photography
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Category: Books/Photography

A comprehensive illustrated reference about photography and the camera, this book combines how-to advice, knowledgeable commentary, and useful tips on how to take and look at photographs. Not just a how-to book, it is a how-does-it-work book, focusing on cameras, photographs, and photographers. Throughout, voices and photographs from the greatest of National Geographic photographers add authority to these pages. Chapters build from camera basics—like how a digital camera works, what different lenses do, and the definition of exposure—to advanced and specific techniques—such as taking the best family candids, underwater photography, or techniques for capturing fireworks on film. Every chapter includes a feature called "My Perspective," highlighting a National Geographic photographer and his or her work with a personal note on photography. Every chapter ends with a feature called "What Makes This Photograph Great?"—twelve different iconic National Geographic photographs are analyzed thoroughly for their subject matter, composition, lighting, and exposure—by James P. Blair, longtime National Geographic photographer. A fascinating illustrated timeline of photography places milestone moments in the developing technology and art of photography into historic context. With something for everyone, novice and experienced amateur alike, designed in such a way that a reader can dip in and out of page after page, this complete reference will become a family favorite, to which young and old will refer over and over for years to come.


$40.00
$28.00
2014 National Geographic National Parks & Monuments Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic National Parks & Monuments Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

From Acadia National Park in Maine to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota to Death Valley in California, this U.S. National Parks and Monuments calendar highlights the truly spectacular landscapes that the country prides itself on. Hopefully it will inspire you to explore and protect these natural treasures.


$14.95
$5.99
Wide Angle
Wide Angle
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Category: Books/Photography

In 250 glorious photographs Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places documents the beauty and depth of every part of the world. Delving deeply into a picture archive that houses over ten million images, with many photographs being published for the first time, this new book-the third and final in the "greatest photographs" series-presents the world's amazingly diverse places with epic grandeur, unparalleled intimacy, romantic beauty, and gritty realism. The photographs are landscapes, cityscapes, famous landmarks, and unfamiliar spots that reveal special qualities of geography or culture one might otherwise never see.


$16.95
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
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Category: Books/Photography

In this exquisitely photographed and affordable keepsake book, esteemed National Geographic photographer Peter Essick pays tribute to Ansel Adams and the craggy California Sierra Nevada wilderness area named in his honor. Like Adams, Essick aims to instill respect for the awesome yet fragile beauty of the High Sierras. The stunning images in this book reinterpret this powerful landscape through the modern lens of digital photography. Interspersed with illuminating words from prominent naturalists and conservationists, these photographs offer a new view of one of the country's most timeless and striking national parks. Elegant and evocative, this modern tribute to one of photography's greatest masters will be treasured by camera buffs and nature lovers alike.


$22.95
Sublime Nature
Sublime Nature
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Category: Books/Photography

This exquisite and inspiring book of landscape photography from National Geographic captures the beauty of nature in all its breathtaking variations. Natural scenery, whether mountain peaks against a crystal blue sky or shimmering expanses of ocean or desert, the exquisite geometry of tide marks on a beach or the perfection of a moss-laden path, affects us deeply, by turns eliciting joy, peace, awe, and a state of grace. Sublime Nature collects images that inspire these emotions, culled from the world's leading photographers. Award-winning photojournalist and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier contextualizes the sentiments captured in the photographs, offering readers a visceral connection to the natural universe. Poetic, inspiring, and filled with breathtaking images, Sublime Nature stunningly captures our special relationship with nature in all its abundant incarnations, and inspires us to reap its life-giving and wondrous gifts and to care about protecting its future.


$35.00
1862: Fredericksburg
1862: Fredericksburg
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Through National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War. 1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever.


$17.95
$11.99
Daily Calm
Daily Calm
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

National Geographic's new inspirational book combines meaningful, calming quotations and affirmations with powerful photography—the perfect source for relaxation and meditation. Each page of this elegant guide soothes as it inspires with quotations and images centered on monthly themes: a graceful pathway to a more mindful, beautiful life.


$19.95
A Year of Daily Joy
A Year of Daily Joy
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Category: Books/Photography

Packed with inspiring words of wisdom and stunning National Geographic photographs, this elegant keepsake reminds us of the world's countless wonders while encouraging us to reflect on the blessings in our own lives. Thoughtful quotations, easy-to-follow exercises and meditations, and space to record personal reflections set readers on a pathway toward inner peace and joy. A few minutes with this heartening little book will keep spirits soaring every day of the year.


$16.95