Slightly Out of Focus

Author: Robert Capa

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0375753966

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5950


In 1942, a dashing young man who liked nothing so much as a heated game of poker, a good bottle of scotch, and the company of a pretty girl hopped a merchant ship to England. He was Robert Capa, the brilliant and daring photojournalist, and Collier's magazine had put him on assignment to photograph the war raging in Europe. In these pages, Capa recounts his terrifying journey through the darkest battles of World War II and shares his memories of the men and women of the Allied forces who befriended, amused, and captivated him along the way. His photographs are masterpieces -- John G. Morris, Magnum Photos' first executive editor, called Capa "the century's greatest battlefield photographer" -- and his writing is by turns riotously funny and deeply moving. From Sicily to London, Normandy to Algiers, Capa experienced some of the most trying conditions imaginable, yet his compassion and wit shine on every page of this book. Charming and profound, Slightly Out of Focus is a marvelous memoir told in words and pictures by an extraordinary man.

Slightly Out of Focus

Author: Robert Capa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 236

View: 7468


The legendary photojournalist's illustrated memoir of World War II.

The Great Escape

Author: Kati Marton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416542450

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6533


Extravagantly praised by critics and readers, this stunning story by bestselling author Kati Marton tells of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from Budapest to the New World, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed America and the world. This is the unknown chapter of World War II: the tale of nine men who grew up in Budapest's brief Golden Age, then, driven from Hungary by anti-Semitism, fled to the West, especially to the United States, and changed the world. These nine men, each celebrated for individual achievements, were part of a unique group who grew up in a time and place that will never come again. Four helped usher in the nuclear age and the computer, two were major movie myth-makers, two were immortal photographers, and one was a seminal writer. The Great Escape is a groundbreaking, poignant American story and an important untold chapter of the tumultuous last century.

Capturing Mood, Ambience & Dramatic Effects

Author: Joseph R. Meehan

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600595776

Category: Photography

Page: 191

View: 3324


Photographers who need help getting in the mood and expanding their creative potential will find the guidance they’ve been seeking in this beautiful reference book. Using his most breathtaking work as examples, photographer Joseph Meehan demonstrates how to take photos that go beyond mere representation to make a statement, convey a feeling, or capture an emotional atmosphere. This is a must-have how-to for all photographers wishing to imbue their images with personal expression.

Astronomy Hacks

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596100605

Category: Nature

Page: 388

View: 7625


Astronomy Hacks begins the space exploration by getting you set up with the right equipment for observing and admiring the stars in an urban setting. Along for the trip are first rate tips for making most of observations. The hacks show you how to: Dark-Adapt Your Notebook Computer. Choose the Best Binocular. Clean Your Eyepieces and Lenses Safely. Upgrade Your Optical Finder. Photograph the Stars with Basic Equipment.

High Content Screening

Author: Steven A. Haney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047003999X

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 7837


The authoritative reference on High Content Screening (HCS) in biological and pharmaceutical research, this guide covers: the basics of HCS: examples of HCS used in biological applications and early drug discovery, emphasizing oncology and neuroscience; the use of HCS across the drug development pipeline; and data management, data analysis, and systems biology, with guidelines for using large datasets. With an accompanying CD-ROM, this is the premier reference on HCS for researchers, lab managers, and graduate students.