Picture Perfect

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Author: P.G. Kain

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416997903

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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A teen actress has to wonder: In the cutthroat world of commercial modeling and acting, can a happy family be reality? On camera, it’s easy to be part of a perfect family: A director has hand-picked your parents after a week of callbacks, and the right things to say are printed on cue cards. Off camera, reality is a bit more complicated. Cassie Herold knows her parents are having problems. Her dad basically lives on the road and sees her more on TV than he does in real life. Her mom, a math professor who would rather balance an equation than get a manicure, is nothing like the energetic, perfectly groomed f.m.’s (fake moms) she sees at auditions for everything from snack cakes to energy water. If only Cassie could get her real life to be a bit more like her commercial life, then maybe she could get a date with Rory Roberts—the cutest boy in both the commercial and the real world. But will her family ever get back on track and be picture perfect?

Picture Perfect

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Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101147139

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper examines the fault lines of a troubled marriage in this “unfailingly intelligent…undeniably literary psychological drama”(Booklist). To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood's hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?

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Author: Sacha Kurucz

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543925855

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 1899

'She dared to dream. She made a choice. She took a risk. She changed her life.'

Picture Perfect

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Author: Misty Erwin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462050425

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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Nothing could make Ashley's life any better. She is on top of the world with new love. Everything about Kevin Landers is absolutely perfect. He loves all the things she loves, especially her five year old daughter, Katie. Nothing can compare to the feeling she has when she is with him. Ashley doesn't want to hear her family's warnings to take it slowly. Why should she miss this chance of a lifetime when he is obviously her soul mate? It doesn't take long for things to subtly change, though. Kevin has a well-concealed temper that scares Ashley when it erupts, yet she is hesitant to address it because she doesn't want her perfect world to change. Everything else about him is above repute and he says he only wants her to be happy. If warning bells ring, Ashley doesn't want to hear them. When things take a sudden downhill plunge, Ashley is forced to make a decision. Will she decide to finally see him for what he is or keep loving him with all her heart? True love can't just be forgotten. Can it?

Picture Perfect

Life in the Age of the Photo Op

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Author: Kiku Adatto

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400824557

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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We say the camera doesn't lie, but we also know that pictures distort and deceive. In Picture Perfect, Kiku Adatto brilliantly examines the use and abuse of images today. Ranging from family albums to Facebook, political campaigns to popular movies, images of war to pictures of protest. Adatto reveals how the line between the person and the pose, the real and the fake, news and entertainment is increasingly blurred. New technologies make it easier than ever to capture, manipulate, and spread images. But even in the age of the Internet, we still seek authentic pictures and believe in the camera's promise to document, witness, and interpret our lives.

Picture Perfect

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Author: Cheryl Lukatch

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595128777

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

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This is Susan Mauro's story; a tale of deceit that began after the homicide of a teenage witness under her protection. It is about her struggle to forget the terrible events that led to divorce and her efforts to keep her ex-husband out of her new life...and how she failed to accomplish either of these things because of the unexpected and fatal interference of one individual. The story opens as Susan prepares to sever the last tie to Scott and the past they shared. Suddenly people are murdered. The victims have one thing in common - Susan, an undercover policewoman who witnesses claim is responsible. In a heartbeat she's trapped on the ride of her life — a roller coaster out of control - accused of murder and the pawn in a demented game. After years of building walls to protect her privacy, she becomes the focus of everyone's attention - a vengeful motorcycle gang, her friends and fellow officers. Desperate to save herself, Susan flees to Montescaglioso and the safety of the family fortress in the hills of Italy only to be drawn back to America by another family legacy that changed her life in ways that no one would have expected.

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Author: D. Anne Love

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442407255

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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So far, life for fourteen-year-old Phoebe Trask has been picture perfect. Her parents are successful; her older sister, Shyla, is on track to becoming the youngest lawyer in Texas; and her sixteen-year-old brother, Zane, the all-American best brother ever, is a star on the high school swim team. Then Phoebe's mother, Beth, becomes the traveling spokeswoman for Bee Beautiful Cosmetics, a job that keeps her away from home indefinitely, and Phoebe's father, a respected judge, finds himself embroiled in a trial that has the whole town choosing sides. What's more, the new next-door neighbor is a gorgeous widow who seems to want to take Beth's place in the family. All of a sudden Phoebe's once-solid family is on very shaky ground. In the year that follows, Phoebe is pushed to her limit as she struggles to cope with the changes in her life that just keep coming, ready or not -- and as she learns what it really means to love...and to forgive.

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Author: Elaine Marie Alphin

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

ISBN: 146776602X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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When Ian Slater's best friend, Teddy, suddenly vanishes, it's up to Ian to find out what happened. He and Teddy were supposed to take photographs together on the day Teddy disappeared—but Teddy never showed up. Rumors are flying, and everyone looks to Ian for answers. Has Teddy run away, searching for the father he's never met? Or has something more sinister happened? Ian doesn't know, and he can't quite remember everything that happened the day Teddy vanished. On top of that, he keeps having terrifying dreams and hearing strange voices. People are starting to say he's acting strangely, and the sheriff keeps questioning him. As Ian tries to hold it all together and search for clues to Teddy's disappearance, he strives to present those around him with the picture of a normal kid. But the more he finds out, the less he understands. How well does he really know Teddy? How well does he even know himself?

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Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes, and Sports

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Author: David R. Mellor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781575041513

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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"Some artists use canvas to create a work of art. David Mellor uses a baseball field. His patterns are so precise and imaginative, I call him the Rembrandt of groundskeeping."--Bob Uecker, Milwaukee Brewers Broadcaster. Now you can transform your sports field or clubhouse lawn into an envy-grabbing work of optic art. In this book, David Mellor, currently the director of grounds for the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club, shares the turf mowing and maintenance secrets that have made him one of the leading creators of elaborate patterns used on athletic turf nationwide. He gives you the benefit of his years of experience along with simple-to-use techniques for creating playing fields that are a cut above the rest.--From publisher description.

Picture Perfect Practice

A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs

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Author: Roberto Valenzuela

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 013285290X

Category: Photography

Page: 312

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Foreword by Skip Cohen Translating the chaos of the real world into a breathtakingly simple, beautiful photograph can often seem like an impossible task. With busy, cluttered backgrounds and subjects who don’t know how to pose, how can you take control and get a great shot no matter the situation? In Picture Perfect Practice, photographer Roberto Valenzuela breaks down the craft of photography into three key elements–locations, poses, and execution–that you can use to unlock the photographic opportunities lying beneath every challenging situation. Valenzuela stresses the need for photographers to actively practice their craft every day–just like you would practice a musical instrument–in order to master the art of making great images. With chapters that offer practice exercises to strengthen your photographic abilities, you’ll learn how to approach a scene, break it down, and see your way to a great photograph. The Location section features chapters that cover symmetry, balance, framing, color elements, textures, and much more. The Posing section includes the Five Key Posing Techniques that Valenzuela uses every time he’s shooting people, as well as a complete list of poses and how to achieve, customize, and perfect them. The Execution portion, with sections like “Lighting through Direction” and “Simplicity through Subtraction,” reveals Valenzuela’s overall approach to getting the shot. The book also includes an inspiring and helpful chapter on deliberate practice techniques, where Valenzuela describes his system for practicing and analyzing his work, which leads to constant improvement as a photographer. If you’ve been frustrated and overwhelmed by the challenges of real-world locations, posing your subjects, or executing a great image–or if you simply want to become a better shooter but don’t know where to start–Picture Perfect Practice gives you the tools and information you need to finally become the kind of photographer you’ve always wanted to be: the kind who can confidently walk into any location, under any lighting condition, with any subject, and know that you can create astonishing photographs that have a timeless impact.

Picture-Perfect Tommy

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Author: Sarah Willson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689835965

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

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When Tommy and the other Rugrats go to the museum, one of Tommy's paintings ends up on display.

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Author: Kate Watterson

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1606015877

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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[PolyAmour: Erotic Cowboy Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M] Victoria Lambeth has an orderly life, that is until a friend asks a special favor. Posing as a model for a book on sexuality is risky enough, but when instead of taking pictures with her boyfriend, his younger brother Wade steps in, and it all gets really interesting. In a good way. Or a wickedly bad way. She's bright, she's beautiful, and despite his best efforts, Wade Preston can't stop fantasizing about his brother's girlfriend. He wants her, but he knows Ross is in love with her, and there are some boundaries that can't be crossed. Well, unless he's invited to cross them. Then the game changes and suddenly and those fantasies are about to come true. Two men and a woman who is willing to break a few rules prove that unconventional love might still be picture perfect. Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Picture Perfect

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Author: Jacqueline Jules

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1479557730

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 27

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Sofia feels that because she looks so much like her older sisters, nobody notices her--so when school picture day comes around she comes up with a way to stand out.

Picture Perfect

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Author: Catherine Clark

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061957402

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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Order # 081582 Name: Emily Matthias Phone: Call me anytime! Date: I’d love one! Print Quantity: Um, a billion? I need pictures of everyone and everything. It’s the Outer Banks—everything is photogenic here. Especially Blake. And Spencer. Size: 3 x 5 4 x 6 5 x 7 8 x 10 They’re tall. And handsome. Oh, you mean the photos? Film: Color B & W Actually, yes, this summer would make an excellent movie. Single/Double: Starting the vacation single. But maybe I’ll find Prints Charming!

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Author: Herbert L. Strock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810838154

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 274

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Herbert Strock, head of his own production company, provides an in-depth guide for film makers. The book covers many topics including pre-planning, producing, screenplay writing, directing, acting, camera, insurance, publicity, budget and union relations.

Picture Perfect Knits

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Author: Laura Birek

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811872157

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Just what the heck is intarsia anyway? One of the most overlooked knitting techniques, intarsia allows knitters to add graphics—think argyle diamonds or mod motifsto their knits. There's no tricky double stranding and knitters can incorporate intarsia into almost any project—be it a cozy blanket or tiny mittens. This handy guide includes instructions to make 12 projects plus more than 50 intarsia graphs that can be used to customize almost any knit. Clear instructions, helpful illustrations, and finished project photos make it simple to learn the basics. There are even some blank charts so knitters can invent their own patterns. It's easy. It's fun. And the results are totally picture perfect! Special guest designers include: Lena Corwin, Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching, Sarah Neuberger of Small Object, Shannon Okey of Knitgrrl, Denyse Schmidt, and more!

The Picture-Perfect Mystery

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Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481401971

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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When artist and gallery owner Lila Cramer is conned into selling all her paintings for the price of one, Nancy Drew agrees to investigate—and discovers that there are many people who would like to see disagreeable Lila lose her business.

Picture Perfect

A Novel

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Author: Beverly King

Publisher: Covenant Communications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781577347910

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Author: Debra White Smith

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736916677

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 6467

To escape a mysterious secret admirer, supermodel Kim Lan joins a mission outreach to Asia, but coordinator Mick O'Donnell's vision for a quiet, sincere offer of aid is threatened by Kim's celebrity. When Kim's "secret admirer" reveals he's close by, Kim desperately searches for someone she can trust.