Guide To Portrait Photography Basics – Adorama & Mason Resnick

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Guide To Portrait Photography Basics

Adorama & Mason Resnick

Genre: Photography

Publish Date: October 24, 2013

Publisher: Adorama

Seller: Adorama


You've probably tried your hand at portrait photography before—many times—without really thinking about it. Any posed snapshot of family and friends is a portrait, but with a little practice and a few easy tips, you can turn those snapshots into wonderfully flattering portraits that you'll be proud to share, frame, and hang on your wall.  The best part? You can get started with the camera you already own, no matter how basic.  This eBook is divided into two parts. Chapters 1-6 of this book are devoted to portrait photography techniques, and are primarily geared towards first-time portrait photographers, but can also serve as useful reminders to more experiences shooters. Learn how to shoot in difficult daylight situations, several do's and don’ts of portrait photography, check out the unique challenges and rewards of portraits on location in cities, and enjoy several simple, semi-random tips that will help you turn your snapshot portraits into professional-looking shots you can be proud to frame and hang on a wall or share with friends and family.  Of course, by the time you've finished reading this book and put the tips into practice, you may decide you want to shoot even better portraits, and that upgrades in lenses and/or cameras and other gadgets are necessary. Chapters 7 and up are dedicated to helping you make the best equipment choices so you can produce pro-quality portrait photos.

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Amazon’s In-House Line Has the Best Basics for Any Wardrobe

Amazon has already changed the way we shop for the everyday staples in our lives. Now, Amazon wants to change the way we stock up our closet. While apparel has always been a solid portion of its business, Goodthreads seeks to make Amazon a go-to supplier of the wardrobe staples we all need to get dressed every morning.

Everything we’ve seen at Amazon Goodthreads is all well-made, good-looking, well-priced stuff. Sure, there are some pricier, more targeted fashion options, like sport coats. But by focusing on delivering everyday wardrobe staples like chinos, Oxfords, jeans, and shorts, Amazon has come out with a line of gear that’s comparable to anything you’ll find at well-known fashion retailers. And most of it—surprise, surprise—its far cheaper.

Goodthreads takes wear-everywhere apparel to the next level. There are so many color and style options that can’t-miss pairings are easy. With everything from long- and short-sleeve button-downs to chino pants and shorts made from wrinkle-free stretch cotton blends, it’s classic but contemporary, not just in style but construction. The board shorts and swim trunks are great, the jackets and sweaters are quality.

Look, there are certain weapons we all carry in our style arsenal. Comfortable casual chinos, dressy (still comfortable) chinos, a nice (but comfortable) Oxford shirt, etc. Plus drawers full of socks, tee shirts, and underwear. These items are staples of our wardrobe because they’re (you guessed it) comfortable, and versatile. Everything else gets shoved to the back, and we end up wearing our go-to’s over and over again.

But there’s a drawback to comfort and versatility. Staples wear out. So year after year, we go buy the same things we love, because year after year, they wear out. Wouldn’t it be great if the clothes we love and need weren’t so darn expensive? With Amazon Goodthreads, now you can stock up on all the staples you need, everyday.

Check out some of our favorites from Amazon Goodthreads, and see the complete line of Goodthreads wardrobe staples here.

“The Perfect Oxford Shirt”

Comfortable, simple and sharp, the “perfect Oxford” is a staple of any man’s wardrobe—and this one is well-made, and very affordable. It tucks in and dresses up nicely, or hangs loose and casual for when you’re off the clock. It comes in six colors that are ideal for year-round style.

GET IT: Pick up “The Perfect Oxford Shirt” ($ 25) at Amazon

Amazon

Slim-Fit Short-Sleeve Solid Poplin Shirt

This casual weekend-perfect staple features a button-down collar and box-pleated back yoke. Made in soft-yet-sturdy tumbled cotton, it has a unique Heritage Wash for a lived-in feel right out of the box. And it comes in four bright colors: white, blue, pink, and purple (shown).

GET IT: Pick up the Slim-Fit Short-Sleeve Poplin Shirt ($ 21) at Amazon

Amazon

Washed Comfort Stretch “Perfect Chino”

An easy-wearing casual chino that shifts from weekday to weekend without missing a beat, it features an touch of stretch elastane for comfort. With button-through rear pockets and off-seam side pockets, it’s available in a wide range of waist and inseam sizes. And it comes in 15—that’s fifteen!—colors to choose from. 

GET IT: Pick up the Slim Washed “Perfect Chino” ($ 26) at Amazon

Amazon

Long-Sleeve Linen/Cotton Blend Shirt

The casual, comfortable must-have for sweltering summer days, this 55 percent linen, 45 percent cotton long-sleeve features a c patch chest pocket and box-pleated back yoke. It’s tapered through the waist for a tailored silhouette, so if you prefer a bit more room down low, size up.

GET IT: Pick up this Long-Sleeve Linen/Cotton Blend Shirt (from $ 26) at Amazon

Amazon

Slim-fit Wrinkle-free Dress Chinos

It’s a classic dress chino, cut slim through the thigh and tapered down to a standard, 15-inch leg opening. They come in a variety of styles and colors, but we like this subtle houndstooth pattern. 

GET IT: Pick up these Slim-fit Wrinkle-free Dress Chinos ($ 35) at Amazon

Amazon

7″ Porkchop Pocket Stretch Canvas Shorts

Clean and casual, the classic canvas short is made with a versatile cotton/elastane blend and a flat front design—with retro-inspired porkchop pockets, for added portability. With 14 colors, there’s bound to be one that’s perfect for your summer.

GET IT: Pick up the 7″ Porkchop Pocket Canvas Shorts ($ 25) at Amazon

Amazon

5-Pack Patterned of Socks 10% OFF

Nine distinct colorways are available of Goodthreads’ patterned dress socks. This is the blue/yellow/grey scheme; there are plenty of patterns and colors to choose from. But for five pairs of well-made dress socks, this price is impossible to beat.

GET IT: Pick up a 5-Pack Patterned Socks ($ 14; was $ 15) at Amazon

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DIY Music Marketing Basics – Martyn Wilson

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DIY Music Marketing Basics

Martyn Wilson

Genre: Music

Publish Date: December 17, 2016

Publisher: Martyn Wilson

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Are you struggling to grow an audience? Is it impossible to make people pay for your music? This book is for musicians like you. Martyn Wilson has years of experience as a DIY musician, working with industry professionals in multiple roles. In this book, he introduces the basic ideas behind music marketing on a budget in 2016/17. Learn how to grow your audience, step by step, creating a relationship with your fans that will help you to give them the content they want and eventually earn you some money. A short but sweet basic introduction to music marketing methods that shouldn't cost you a penny!

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Madewell Just Dropped a Men’s Collection Filled With Great Basics

It was a long time coming: Madewell, a brand synonymous with great denim and well-made basics, has finally dropped a collection for guys. Cue the (deserved) fanfare.

To fashion history nerds, this isn’t necessarily a new venture. Madewell was originally a men’s workwear brand that started in 1937, though was repurposed as a women’s label in 2004. Finally, after two years of design, research and fine-tuning, the brand launched a menswear line that’s perfect for upgrading your wardrobe with some really well-designed and stylish staples.

The drop features plenty of denim (21 styles in three fits), tees and jackets. It’s available starting today both at Madewell and at Nordstrom. Check out our picks below.

Madewell Brooklyn Graphic T-Shirt

Celebrate New York City’s iconic borough with a super soft cotton tee. Wear with dark wash denim or throw it on with a pair of sweats.

[$ 42; nordstrom.com]

Nordstrom

Madewell Slim Straight Fit Jeans

These stretchy jeans are designed to feel so comfortable, you won’t mind lounging in them after a long day. 

[$ 128; nordstrom.com]

 

Nordstorm

Madewell Classic Denim Jacket

A vintage-inspired denim jacket is bound to rack up miles in your wardrobe. This classic style is decidedly timeless, yet the lived-in faded black looks great paired with tees and hoodies.

[$ 128; nordstrom.com]

Madewell

Madewell Cotton Hoodie

You can truly never have too many hoodies. This one is made with soft cotton and has a structured (not sloppy) fit that makes it a great option to wear just about anywhere.

[$ 110; nordstrom.com]

Nordstrom

Madewell Slim Fit Selvedge Jeans

This slim cut pair looks smart, but the distressing gives it that rugged “lived-in” vibe.

[$ 158; nordstrom.com]

Nordstrom

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Chess Basics for Amateurs: Vol.1 – Prabhanjan Panigrahi

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Chess Basics for Amateurs: Vol.1

Prabhanjan Panigrahi

Genre: Games

Publish Date: June 13, 2015

Publisher: Prabhanjan Panigrahi

Seller: Smashwords


This book on the mind game of Chess explains every basic term, rule and concept of chess in an easy-to-understand language. The explanations are supported with pictures wherever necessary to further comprehend the chess terminologies, rules or concepts. Every amateur chess player will find this book highly informative and will definitely help in improving his/her fundamentals. The book is also helpful in sharpening the chess playing skills of beginners.

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Guide To Portrait Photography Basics – Adorama & Mason Resnick

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Guide To Portrait Photography Basics

Adorama & Mason Resnick

Genre: Photography

Publish Date: October 24, 2013

Publisher: Adorama

Seller: Adorama


You've probably tried your hand at portrait photography before—many times—without really thinking about it. Any posed snapshot of family and friends is a portrait, but with a little practice and a few easy tips, you can turn those snapshots into wonderfully flattering portraits that you'll be proud to share, frame, and hang on your wall.  The best part? You can get started with the camera you already own, no matter how basic.  This eBook is divided into two parts. Chapters 1-6 of this book are devoted to portrait photography techniques, and are primarily geared towards first-time portrait photographers, but can also serve as useful reminders to more experiences shooters. Learn how to shoot in difficult daylight situations, several do's and don’ts of portrait photography, check out the unique challenges and rewards of portraits on location in cities, and enjoy several simple, semi-random tips that will help you turn your snapshot portraits into professional-looking shots you can be proud to frame and hang on a wall or share with friends and family.  Of course, by the time you've finished reading this book and put the tips into practice, you may decide you want to shoot even better portraits, and that upgrades in lenses and/or cameras and other gadgets are necessary. Chapters 7 and up are dedicated to helping you make the best equipment choices so you can produce pro-quality portrait photos.

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Cotton Basics That Are Anything But Basic

Sometimes you just need to get back to the basics, whether in life or when you’re just trying to figure out what to wear. When you aren’t in the mood to get dressed up for a night out, sometimes a great tee-shirt or the perfect hoodie is exactly what you need.

But not all basics are created equal. Here are three clothing companies that go above and beyond when it comes to dressing

This article originally appeared on www.mensjournal.com: Cotton Basics That Are Anything But Basic

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Guide To Portrait Photography Basics – Adorama & Mason Resnick

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Guide To Portrait Photography Basics

Adorama & Mason Resnick

Genre: Photography

Publish Date: October 24, 2013

Publisher: Adorama

Seller: Adorama


You've probably tried your hand at portrait photography before—many times—without really thinking about it. Any posed snapshot of family and friends is a portrait, but with a little practice and a few easy tips, you can turn those snapshots into wonderfully flattering portraits that you'll be proud to share, frame, and hang on your wall.  The best part? You can get started with the camera you already own, no matter how basic.  This eBook is divided into two parts. Chapters 1-6 of this book are devoted to portrait photography techniques, and are primarily geared towards first-time portrait photographers, but can also serve as useful reminders to more experiences shooters. Learn how to shoot in difficult daylight situations, several do's and don’ts of portrait photography, check out the unique challenges and rewards of portraits on location in cities, and enjoy several simple, semi-random tips that will help you turn your snapshot portraits into professional-looking shots you can be proud to frame and hang on a wall or share with friends and family.  Of course, by the time you've finished reading this book and put the tips into practice, you may decide you want to shoot even better portraits, and that upgrades in lenses and/or cameras and other gadgets are necessary. Chapters 7 and up are dedicated to helping you make the best equipment choices so you can produce pro-quality portrait photos.

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Gaming Cheat Basics – Celestina Mcaleavey

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Gaming Cheat Basics

Celestina Mcaleavey

Genre: Games

Publish Date: July 16, 2015

Publisher: IMU Ventures

Seller: IMU Ventures Publishing


Video games can be a source of hours of entertainment for people who have nothing else to do. You can go on remarkable journeys that take you to new worlds. You can be a hero or a super villain. No matter what your interests are, there is bound to be a game out there that you will enjoy. Video games have evolved quite a bit in the past decade. Do you remember the older gaming systems such as Atari and Nintendo’s? These games were simple in concept and did not have very good graphics. The video game systems that exist these days have absolutely amazing graphic capabilities and offer much better choices of games. The way games are evolving is likely contributing to the fact that the number of people who play video games keeps increasing. For some people, playing video games is their favorite thing to do. At the same time, their favorite game can become their worst enemy. If you are a gamer you surely understand how this can happen. Sometimes you come across challenges so difficult in games that completing them seems impossible. After hours and hours of attempts you will most likely just give up and not play that game anymore. There is another answer, why not try using some cheats? If you are interested in learning more about cheat codes and how they can help you with the challenges in your games, this book is perfect for you. Let Us Know What You Think!

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Chess Basics for Amateurs: Vol.1 – Prabhanjan Panigrahi

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Chess Basics for Amateurs: Vol.1

Prabhanjan Panigrahi

Genre: Games

Publish Date: June 13, 2015

Publisher: Prabhanjan Panigrahi

Seller: Smashwords


This book on the mind game of Chess explains every basic term, rule and concept of chess in an easy-to-understand language. The explanations are supported with pictures wherever necessary to further comprehend the chess terminologies, rules or concepts. Every amateur chess player will find this book highly informative and will definitely help in improving his/her fundamentals. The book is also helpful in sharpening the chess playing skills of beginners.

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Bill Wyman – Back to Basics – Proper Records

Wasn’t really expecting this from Bill Wyman; a solo album after 33 years! A Rhythm Kings album yes, they are pretty regular, but a full blown solo effort, no this came out of the blue and from his archives.
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Photography Basics – Lee Maxwell

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Photography Basics

Getting Out Of Auto

Lee Maxwell

Genre: Photography

Publish Date: March 1, 2015

Publisher: Lee Maxwell Photography

Seller: Lee Maxwell


A photography book written for beginners to help progress from shooting in auto mode. Written in a learner friendly way, this book with help you get creative control of your photos.

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Guide To Portrait Photography Basics – Adorama & Mason Resnick

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Guide To Portrait Photography Basics

Adorama & Mason Resnick

Genre: Photography

Publish Date: October 24, 2013

Publisher: Adorama

Seller: Adorama


You've probably tried your hand at portrait photography before—many times—without really thinking about it. Any posed snapshot of family and friends is a portrait, but with a little practice and a few easy tips, you can turn those snapshots into wonderfully flattering portraits that you'll be proud to share, frame, and hang on your wall.  The best part? You can get started with the camera you already own, no matter how basic.  This eBook is divided into two parts. Chapters 1-6 of this book are devoted to portrait photography techniques, and are primarily geared towards first-time portrait photographers, but can also serve as useful reminders to more experiences shooters. Learn how to shoot in difficult daylight situations, several do's and don’ts of portrait photography, check out the unique challenges and rewards of portraits on location in cities, and enjoy several simple, semi-random tips that will help you turn your snapshot portraits into professional-looking shots you can be proud to frame and hang on a wall or share with friends and family.  Of course, by the time you've finished reading this book and put the tips into practice, you may decide you want to shoot even better portraits, and that upgrades in lenses and/or cameras and other gadgets are necessary. Chapters 7 and up are dedicated to helping you make the best equipment choices so you can produce pro-quality portrait photos.

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How to Pick Up Girls at the Bar – The Basics

A quick overview of how you can set yourself up to get with a hottie. The method is very simple.
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Dominance & Submission Basics (Clothing & Orgasm Control / Humiliation)

Whether you’re full-time D/s or just for the night, learn these play techniques that drive your dominance deeper into the mind of your submissive. Instruct their dressing. Turn them on. Tease them hard. Terralthra and his slave Ransom demonstrate how they use clothing control, humiliation, masturbation by command and even orgasm control to establish and enforce dominance and submission in their scenes.
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