A Study Guide for Bessie Head's "Snapshots of a Wedding," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Take control of your digital photography and learn the skills and techniques required to record once-in-a-lifetime events–weddings. This beautifully illustrated guide by pro photographer Suzy Clement will help you conquer the fundamentals and take authentic and memorable shots that capture the essence of the day. Clement starts with the basics–exposure, metering, composition, lighting, depth of field, and motion blur and panning–and covers the key camera features that affect your image. She provides expert advice and techniques for each stage of the day, breaking down the demands into manageable portions, with advice on moments to watch for, must-have shots, and how to bring your own unique artistic expression to the event. Follow along with this friendly and knowledgeable guide and you will: Understand how to create a schedule for the day’s photography, prepare for the shoot, and effectively scout the site before the wedding Learn tips for packing your bag, lens choices, lighting options, and working in black and white or color Find the story of the wedding day as it unfolds–getting dressed, the ceremony, bride and groom and group portraits, the reception, wedding details, guests, departure–and use your limited time effectively Master the techniques for organizing and presenting your images to the couple after the wedding, including editing down, categorizing images, and using online versus hard copy proofs And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your wedding photos, and discuss how you used your camera at flickr.com/groups/weddingsfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
For photographers interested in wedding photography, this guide is sure to help conquer the fundamentals and capture authentic and memorable images. "Weddings: From Snapshots to Great Shots" is geared to help beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers break down the demands of the day and bring their own unique artistic expression to the event.
Over their long and colorful history, the Chinese people have produced a variety of fascinating and useful cultural artifacts and performance inventions--from the compass and paper money to tea ceremonies and wedding parties--that have won the admiration of people around the world. They have improved living conditions for many who remain unaware of the Chinese origins of these innovations. This book's forty concise chapters serve as windows into a wide range of Chinese cultural traditions and practices. Some aspects of culture featured here include Chinese gardens, homes, and temples; calligraphy, chess, and clothing; paper cutting, seals, and musical instruments; martial arts and Peking Opera; and feng shui (auspicious design). Amply illustrated, with idiomatic phrases parsed throughout, the authors offer a road map to guide both the novice and "old hand" alike through the essential elements of Chinese culture.
In 1967, Frank lands in Canada, alone, ready to begin university. Fate seems to be against him from the outset; trials plague him at every turn. Even when he is at his lowest ebb, however, he does not fold; his spirit rises. Frank shares stories of his early days in Canada that are both entertaining and thought-provoking, providing an uplifting story of determination. He captures the humour and the horror of his first encounters with the foreign concepts of cooking, snow, and driving. Snapshots II: Navigating the University Years chronicles the very real difficulties Frank faces while adjusting to cultural and social differences and contradictions. The dream to remain true to his homeland remains staunch to the fore of Franks every move. He wants nothing more than to return to Trinidad. Despite the fact that financial difficulties continually plague his life, nothing proves insurmountableuntil he seeks to realize one of his biggest childhood dreams, returning to Trinidad to teach. Frank leaves his wife and young son in Canada and ventures home with high hopes of assuming a position that he thinks was designed especially for him. But then, disaster strikes, forcing him to abandon his dream and return to his family in Canada. Join Frank on this journey through his young adulthood, with all its ups and downs.
Winner of the 2013 Modern Language Association's William Sanders Scarborough Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature In this comparative study of contemporary Black Atlantic women writers, Samantha Pinto demonstrates the crucial role of aesthetics in defining the relationship between race, gender, and location. Thinking beyond national identity to include African, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Black British literature, Difficult Diasporas brings together an innovative archive of twentieth-century texts marked by their break with conventional literary structures. These understudied resources mix genres, as in the memoir/ethnography/travel narrative Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston, and eschew linear narratives, as illustrated in the book-length, non-narrative poem by M. Nourbese Philip, She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks. Such an aesthetics, which protests against stable categories and fixed divisions, both reveals and obscures that which it seeks to represent: the experiences of Black women writers in the African Diaspora. Drawing on postcolonial and feminist scholarship in her study of authors such as Jackie Kay, Elizabeth Alexander, Erna Brodber, Ama Ata Aidoo, among others, Pinto argues for the critical importance of cultural form and demands that we resist the impulse to prioritize traditional notions of geographic boundaries. Locating correspondences between seemingly disparate times and places, and across genres, Pinto fully engages the unique possibilities of literature and culture to redefine race and gender studies.
However we approach the parables of Jesus, these brief, pithy stories at the center of his teaching are of vital importance for communicating his message in our world today. Snapshots of the Kingdom presents Jesus' parables in such a way as to invite all who read - or all who hear - into the drama each story contains. As combinations of clarity and mystery, the parables offer unique insights into Jesus' message and his take on the world. This book is for all who would like to know more about the teachings of Christ, and those who want to understand more deeply the link between his stories and present-day life, as well as those who teach or preach from those parables.
Dr. Theodore C. Danson Smith went to be with Christ in May 2018, after a lifetime of Christian service. Theo—as he was known—had a burning passion for the Word of God and for making its message better known via both the spoken and the written word. His sermons on the intriguing—and at times mysterious—book of Revelation were preached in various churches throughout Great Britain and were very well received. These sermons have now been put into print as part of Theo’s legacy to the wider church of God. You now have these in your hand to aid your understanding and enjoyment of the last book in the inspired volume. They are what they say: Snapshots from the Book of Revelation.
THIS BOOK IS A PERSONAL JOURNEY FROM INDIA, VIA SCOTLAND, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, AUSTRALIA, SOLIMON ISLANDS, SAUDI ARABIA AND BACK TO SCOTLAND. IT HIGHLIGHTS MY WORKING AND PERSONAL LIFE AS AN OBSTETRICIAN IN A PRIMITIVE SOCIETY TO THE RELATIVELY SOPHISTICATED IN SAUDI ARABIA BEFORE RETURNING TO SCOTLAND.
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