Photography Resources

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There are many helpful photography resources out there, these are the ones I found most useful:

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  • James Danziger & Barnaby Conrad III: Interviews with Master Photographers. New York, London 1977.
  • Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits. New York 2013.
  • Fil Hunter, Steven Biver & Paul Fuqua: Light – Science and Magic. Burlington 2011/Waltham 2012.
  • Johannes Itten: Elemente der Bidenden Kunst. Studienausgabe des Tagebuchs. Leipzig 2002.
  • Annie Leibovitz: At Work. London 2008.
  • Dan Winters: Road to Seeing. San Francisco 2014.

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Alexander »nattfodd« Buisse:

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Fonts in LaTeX

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In short: To avoid the standard pixel bitmap fonts and go for smooth, scalable post script ones, use one of the following:

\usepackage{palatino}
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Position:Absolute in LaTeX

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In css there is the handy absolute positioning. Today I found out how to do it in LaTeX:

In the preamble

\usepackage{textpos}

In the document

\begin{textblock}{2}[0,0](8,1.5)     Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet \end{textblock}

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ΛαΤεΧ in Greek

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There are various possibilities to include Greek text in your LaTeX document. The three ones I found are these:

  1. $\Gamma\rho\varepsilon\varepsilon\kappa$ gets you Γρεεκ allright, but it looks clumsy and lacks all the accents etc.
  2. betababel. It does not work with my customised control sequences, and I am too lazy to change them and learn them all anew.
  3. polutonikogreek. Neat, slim, worked straight away.

Nos. 2 & 3 use ngerman, so make sure they don’t start a fight with german.

update

I had a slight problem with polutonikogreek and titletoc. Whenever I used something like

\greek{p’olemos}

which referred to this entry in the preamble:

\newcommand*{\greek}[1]%    {\selectlanguage{polutonikogreek}{#1}%    \selectlanguage{german}}

the .toc-file looked like this at the corresponding place:

[…] \contentsline {section}{\numberline {1.1}KAPITEL-1.1}{14} \contentsline {subsection}{\numberline {1.1.1}UNTERKAPITEL-1.1.1}{14} \select@language {polutonikogreek} \select@language {german} \select@language {polutonikogreek} \select@language {german} \contentsline {subsection}{\numberline {1.1.2}UNTERKAPITEL-1.1.2}{20} […]

Wherever \select@language appeared in the toc, the styling of my toc entries of the subsection level was being messed up. I style subsection entries in the toc in a way that they all get written in a single line. It looks like this:

\titlecontents*{subsection}[3.5em]
{\vspace{-0.5mm}\itshape\footnotesize}{}%
{}{\dots\normalfont\footnotesize%
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Custom Counter in LaTeX

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How it does work:

Here is what we do: We define the counter

\newcounter{MyCounter}

then we add

\renewcommand\theMyCounter{\roman{MyCounter}}

after it, and it works. Thanks to Axel for his help on this.

How it does not work:

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»Then, I grab a TEXAS«

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From a time when intellect apparently sold:

»Then I grab a TEXAS…« says Prof. WILLI BAUMEISTER of the Academy of Arts Stuttgart Combining flavour and sweetness so auspiciously, she regains my sympathy each day anew.« »Whenever a whole lot of thoughts is at work within my head, I grab a Texas, who became a dear friend of mine.

Then again: maybe intellect didn’t sell all that well, or did you ever come into a situation...   READ MORE