Britain in Pictures
Milestones in aviation have always provided a good story and a good photograph, from the daredevil pioneers of powered flight and airship disasters of the early 20th century to the first flight of Concorde in 1969 and Richard Branson's contemporary space plane programme. This selection of 300 images from the Press Association archive mixes war aces, record-breakers and flying firsts to tell the story of aviation.
The Complete Book of Photography
The Essential Guide to Taking Better Photos
Although digital technology has simplified some aspects of photography, an understanding of lighting and composition is still necessary to take good images, and familiarity with the concepts of exposure, aperture and shutter speed is required for the more ambitious photographer. This highly illustrated guide advises on the relative merits of different types of cameras and considers digital file types, file management, retouching and printing as well as exploring photographic techniques for all types of subject matter.
The Classic Rollei
A Definitive Guide
The preferred tool of some of the best-known photographers of the 20th century, the Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera is renowned for its high-quality build and excellent lenses and remains highly capable as well as collectable today. This guide to the classic camera tells the history of the brand and profiles the different models manufactured between 1929 and 1981, exploring the lenses, shutters and accessories, giving tips on use and offering advice to anyone wishing to acquire one.
A Photographic Journal of Travels Through China 1894–1896
One of the most accomplished explorers and travel writers of the Victorian era, Isabella Bird (1831–1904) was a late convert to photography. In the 1890s she made three journeys to China, including 'some very serious travel' in remote and uncharted areas, and created an extensive photographic record of each arduous trek. This volume presents 180 reproductions of her 'Chinese pictures' (gelatin silver prints) along with captions taken from her books of 1898–1900 and a biographical essay.
150 Years of Britain in Pictures
Drawn from the Press Association's photographic archive of over 15 million images dating back to the early days of photography, this fascinating collection presents over 600 pages of photographs that give the British perspective on national and international events between 1860 and 2010. Among these remarkable pictures are portraits of politicians and great sporting personalities and coverage of war, from the soldiers who made the heroic last stand at Rorke's Drift in 1879 to Prince Harry in Afghanistan in 2008. Off-mint.
On 29 May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, in an expedition organized by the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club. But there were several earlier British attempts to conquer the peak in the 1920s and 1930s. This stunning large format book, published to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their achievement, presents hundreds of photos taken by the members of all these expeditions and concise but informative text. Off-mint.
Queen Elizabeth II
From bridesmaid to great-grandmother, this selection of photographs from the Press Association archives presents scenes from the life of possibly the most photographed woman in the world: Queen Elizabeth II. The photographs span a period of 80 years, from 1931 to 2011, and are mostly informal, whether Her Majesty is trooping the colour or the corgis. 20 snap out postcards.