National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215789

Category: Photography

Page: 504

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National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs takes readers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in National Geographic’s famed Image Collection. Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty. Chapters are organized around the aesthetic concepts that create beauty in a photograph: Light, Composition, Moment (Gesture and Emotion), Motion, Palette, and Wonder. Beyond the introduction and brief essays about each featured concept, the text is light. The photographs speak for themselves, enhanced by lyrical quotes from scholars and poets. In the chapter on Light, for example, we read these words of whimsical wisdom from songwriter Leonard Cohen: “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the lights get in.” And then the images flow, of light entering scenes through windows, clouds, and spotlights, from above, alongside, and behind, casting radiance upon young ballerinas and weathered men, into groves of autumn trees and island-dotted seas, revealing everything it touches to be beautiful beyond expectation. To illuminate the theme of Wonder, Griffiths chose a wish from Andre Bazin: “If I had influence with the good fairy...I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.” This thought is juxtaposed with an exquisite vision in white, a frame filled with the snowy-pure dots and rays of a bird’s fan tail. And on it goes, picture after tantalizing picture, alive with wondrous beauty. When she created National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs, Annie Griffiths set two goals: to maximize visual delight, and to create a book unique in the world of publishing—one in which many of the photographs could be purchased as prints. She has succeeded on both counts. Many of these stunning images are available for order, and there can be no doubt as to the visual delight. You must open this book for yourself, and take in its radiant beauty. From the Hardcover edition.

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1426215789

Category: Photography

Page: 504

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National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs takes readers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in National Geographic's famed Image Collection. Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty. Chapters are organized around the aesthetic concepts that create beauty in a photograph: Light, Composition, Moment (Gesture and Emotion), Motion, Palette, and Wonder.

National Geographic Greatest Landscapes

Stunning Photographs That Inspire and Astonish

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),George Steinmetz,Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217129

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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From one majestic nature landscape to the next, this is an iconic collection of National Geographic's photography of the world's most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world. With vast deserts in twilight, snowcapped mountain ranges at the brink of dawn, a forest in the height of autumn colors, these indelible images will magnify the beauty, emotion, and depth that can be captured in the split second of a camera flash, taking readers on a spectacular visual journey and offering an elegant conduit to the world around them. Paired with illuminating insights from celebrated photographers, this beautiful book weaves a vibrant tapestry of images that readers will turn to again and again.

National Geographic Stunning Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213921

Category: Photography

Page: 396

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"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"--

Simply Beautiful Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths,Annie Griffiths Belt

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206450

Category: Photography

Page: 503

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This text plumbs the depth of "National Geographic's" renowned image collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.

National Geographic Rarely Seen

Photographs of the Extraordinary

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215614

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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Boasting a major cool factor, the latest entry in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photography books reveals some of the world's most astounding phenomena - from the desert flower that only blooms once a year to a priceless Egyptian artifact buried for years in King Tut's tomb.It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.

National Geographic 125 Years

Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries that Changed the World

Author: Mark Collins Jenkins

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426209576

Category: History

Page: 383

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Depicts the last 125 years of history through the unforgettable images that appeared in National Geographic, from the organization's beginning as a scientific club to it's growth into other disciplines inlcuding space exploration, climatology and archaeology.

National Geographic Dawn to Dark Photographs

The Magic of Light

Author: Susan Tyler Hitchcock,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211791

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 398

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A sumptuous collection of images charts the changing light over the course of a day as reflected in top-selected works of landscape photography and photojournalism that focus on subjects ranging from imposing cityscapes to pristine natural vistas.

Getting Your Shot

Stunning Photos, How-to Tips, and Endless Inspiration from the Pros

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215347

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 288

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In this inspirational how-to photography book, the photo experts ataNational Geographic share their invaluable tips, advice and insights alongside more than 200 breathtaking photos--from glorious landscapes to intimate moments, from black-and-white to exuberant color, from the exotic to the homespun. These stunning and evocative photos, drawn from National Geographic's thriving online photography community "Your Shot,o provide inspiration for photographers of all skill levels.aThis book reveals inside stories on how the featured photographers were able to get these incredible shots, and is filled with encouragement and inspiration for the artist and dreamer inside all of us.

Life in Color

National Geographic Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426214510

Category: Photography

Page: 503

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A lavishly illustrated volume, arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty, presents short, inspiring essays that explore the qualities, meaning and symbolism of each color, giving readers a new way to look at color in the world around them.

Wide Angle

National Geographic Greatest Places

Author: Ferdinand Protzman

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208936

Category: Photography

Page: 501

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Presents a collection of 260 photographs that offers panoramic views of scenes from every region of the world.

Visions of Earth

Beauty, Majesty, Wonder

Author: National Geographic,Susan Tyler Hitchcock

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208839

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY

Page: 512

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Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next--chosen by veteran National Geographic Magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated #1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published. Enthralling images fill the book in a gallery of stunning landscapes, fascinating people, amazing animals, and unexpected glimpses of the usual and unusual. Puffins' beaks signal breeding time in Norway and a speckled emperor moth in South Africa diverts predators with an illusion. An elephant takes a morning dip in India's Andaman Sea while Siamese crocodiles race in Thailand and surfers in Australia relish a perfect day. Monks in Bhutan run to dinner and a little girl in red stands out among white-robed women in an Indonesian mosque. Spanish youth decked in colorful, oversize papier-mâché heads celebrate a festival in Catalonia and a flower of flame blooms from a man's kerosene-filled mouth in a Sikh celebration in India. Around the globe, amazing moments are captured in time, from a spray of flash frozen petal fragments in California to a truck show of chrome-covered and gleaming neon rigs half the world away in Japan. Visions of Earth is a welcome escape from the news of natural disasters, conflict, political upheaval, and social unrest that fills our lives. The book delights our senses, ignites our emotions, and renews our optimism, showcasing the many ways that our world is a marvel to behold and a privilege to call home.

Visions of Paradise

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426203381

Category: Photography

Page: 303

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A series of breathtaking images from around the world, accompanied by the personal reflections, conversations, and anecdotes from the photographers of National Geographic, explores the amazing natural wonders of the planet, from a Congo jungle or penguins swimming beneath Antarctic ice to the footprints of a dinosaur and a close-up study of a dragonfly. 75,000 first printing.

National Geographic

The Photographs

Author: Leah Bendavid-Val

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Documentary photography

Page: 336

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National Geographic magazine's stunning photographs of the last 15 years, and the facts behind them, in an oversize (11x12.25") coffee- table format. Five glorious chapters cover the Society's major themes: wildlife on land and underwater, cultures in the US and around the world, and science--from astronomy to archaeology to the human senses. For those who choose to do more than look at the gorgeous pictures, and maybe read the informative captions, author Bendavid-Val writes about the photographers' achievements from technical, journalistic, and artistic points of view. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

@NatGeo

The Most Popular Instagram Photos

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217102

Category: Art

Page: 336

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"Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic's iconic Instagram account,? @NatGeois a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account. National Geographic, or @natgeo, is the world's top noncelebrity account on Instagram, with nearly 50 million followers and over one billion likes on its 7,000+ images posted. Embracing the diversity of the account and weaving in social media trends such as hashtags, throwbacks, flashbacks, and of course animals, @NatGeo's stunning imagery will delight and inspire."

Through the Lens

National Geographic Greatest Photographs

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780792261643

Category: Photography

Page: 504

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For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for photographic excellence. Celebrating that tradition, this volume collects our most remarkable images in a single extraordinary book that visits every region of the world and even outer space. Some of these photos are world renowned while others have rarely been seen. Some illuminate distant cultures; others reveal the mysteries of nature. Whether you linger over an early pioneering shot or a more recent achievement, you'll find in each photograph a stunning testament to the power that pictures possess to go where words cannot. .

National Geographic Complete Photography

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142620776X

Category: Photography

Page: 408

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This book combines how-to advice, knowledgeable commentary, and useful tips on how to take and look at photographs. Throughout, voices and photographs from the greatest of National Geographic

Night Vision

Magical Photographs of Life After Dark

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426218524

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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Celebrate the beauty of the world after dark-from starlit skies and glowing city streets to exquisite nocturnal creatures and the wonders that emerge after sunset-with this amazing new book from National Geographic. The world is a different place after dark, and this magnificent photography book illuminates the mesmerizing realm of all things nocturnal. After dark, the light is different; there is an unspoken intimacy; new and different activities occur. And in the natural world, an unseen universe comes alive. Page after page of vivid photos explore the many nuances of night vision-from the sea by moonlight to night markets in Laos to the face of a child lit up by a screen in a darkened room. The range of images is breathtaking- A smoky jazz club. Flowers that bloom only at night. Phosphorescent fish. Lions photographed with infrared cameras. The Eiffel Tower, all lit up. Faces around a campfire. A stadium lit by floodlights. Earth from space. Elegant, sexy, and a little mysterious, this richly illustrated book is a stunning pathway to some of the world's most captivating sights.

Destinations of a Lifetime

225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216173

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience. From the Hardcover edition.