Fine Homebuilding – September 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 32.8MB
Overview: Skilled builders share tips, techniques and trade secrets that help readers build smarter…faster…better.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
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Fine Art Nudes: Lighting and Posing for Black & White Photography by Stan Trampe
Requirements: .PDF reader, 57,2 MB
Overview: In this book, veteran photographer Stan Trampe shows you how to produce outstanding black & white nude portraits using basic equipment and a simple lighting approach-both in the studio and on location. You’ll get great insight into what it takes to develop a trusting relationship with models that will facilitate an eagerness for them to embrace-and even improve upon-your creative concepts. With more than 25 years’ experience photographing nudes, Trampe has developed an eye for what makes a portrait resonate with viewers. In the pages of this book, you’ll discover what makes his black & white fine-art nude images tick. You’ll get tips for choosing dramatic indoor and outdoor locations that will serve as the perfect backdrop and set the mood in the image. You will also learn how to create or find great natural light that shows texture and contours the model’s body for added appeal. Posing subjects to coax curves and highlight the subject’s physical aspects is of obvious import in this genre, and Trampe teaches you to help conceptualize a strategy that not only makes the subject look good but, in many cases, even plays off of another shape in the overall image. He also teaches you when and how adding fabric or props will further your image, and when less is more. Also included are pages on traditional compositional guidelines such as effective framing, leading lines, and the Rule of Thirds. Finally, Trampe ends with a look at basic retouching in postproduction to lighten or darken the image, remove blemishes, and creatively crop the image for added impact.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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I’m Fine…and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 250 MB
Overview: A hilarious and emotional personal account of the life, times, mistakes, and crippling codependence of comedian, producer, director, actress, and writer Whitney Cummings.
After getting her start as a stand-up comic and then breaking out with the wildly successful CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (she’s the cocreator, writer, and executive producer), Whitney Cummings has seen a few things and is turning to the written word to tell us all the stuff she’s too scared to say onstage.
Full of intellect, pathos, and profundity, I’m Fine.and Other Lies is, in Whitney’s words, her first book, which means her last date. With her signature incendiary edge and self-deprecation, Whitney comes clean about what has shaped her into the trailblazing comic that she is today. She recounts her struggles with codependence, love addiction, workaholism, eating disorders, and vagina steaming. This intimate, no-holds-barred look at Whitney’s mistakes and subsequent life lessons makes for juicy schadenfreude, no doubt. However, it’s also an astute, poignant, and, most importantly, honest tale of what it means to live in today’s world and Twittersphere, with all the insecurities and anxieties that come with that territory. That said, at end of the day, no matter her situation, she’s fine. And other lies.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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The Fine Art of Spanish Gastronomy: Discover 25 Amazing Spanish Recipes by Sophia Freeman
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.3 MB
Overview: Spanish cuisine dates back to ages ago. For many years, Paella was synonymous to Spanish cooking. The major factor for this was that the dictator, Franco, had a thing for it. Every Thursday, Madrid restaurants would prepare it because Thursdays were the days Franco came out to have lunch and interact with his people.
The 70s came, and tourism became huge in the Costa del Sol and other areas of Spain. This was a good thing in all aspects because it was then the world saw the many potentials of Spanish cuisines.
Spanish food is greatly influenced by the Mediterranean diet, and because the country is diverse, the food options are too. It is also influenced by cuisines from Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Because of this, Spanish cooking saw a surge in the importation of spices and new food items. And it was also a good thing because these new food items greatly improved the Spanish food culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
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