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Digital Landscape Photographyby Barbara Gerlach
Synopses & Reviews
Photographing landscape with a film camera is different than with a digital camera. There are several books on the market that cover landscape photography but few of them are specifically for the digital photographer. This book is what you are looking for!
Digital Landscape Photography covers:
* equipment such as accessories and lenses
* exposure from shutter speed and other common mistakes
* light and its importance
* composing your perfect photo
* and a special section on specific subjects such as waterfalls and sunrises
Digital Landscape Photography, written by experts that have been shooting outdoors for decades, is a fresh look at current ways to shoot landscapes by making the most of digital format.
* the only photo book on landscape photography in a landscape format * both beautifully illustrated and instructive at the same time * Authors are well known photographers in the field: Pictures have been published in National Wildlife, Sierra, Natural History, Outdoor Photographer, and many other major publications
Written by experts that have been shooting outdoors for decades, this guide offers a fresh look at current ways to shoot landscapes by making the most of digital format. The book covers equipment such as accessories and lenses, light and its importance, and more.
A fresh look at current ways of shoot landscapes and making the most of digital format.
Digital Landscape Photography offers a fresh look at shooting landscapes by making the most of the digital format.
*Showcases beautiful landscape photographs *Offers pros and cons of different equipment choices *Includes special sections on waterfalls, snowy landscapes and panoramas *Teaches how to work with the natural surroundings and the weather conditions to capture exquisite images in the field
This book provides professional insight on everything the digital landscape photographer needs--from equipment and exposure to light and composition with a bonus section on special subjects such as sunrises and autumn color. Chapters on composition, high dynamic range images, and techniques for capturing high quality images make this the most complete reference you will need on field techniques for landscape photography.
About the Author
John Gerlach earned a B.S. Degree in Wildlife Ecology from Central Michigan University in 1977. He has earned his living as a professional nature photographer since 1980. He is a versatile photographer who is equally at home making landscape images of Death Valley, photographing hummingbirds with high speed flash, or making moody images of dewy dragonflies and butterflies. Rather than photographing subjects that might sell well in the marketplace, he prefers to pursue subjects that interest him the most. He often photographs subjects that are not well known such as the Black Rosy-Finch which appeared on the front cover of the October 2000 issue of BIRDING. His photographs have been published in every major national magazine that uses nature photographs including NATIONAL WILDLIFE, SIERRA, NATURAL HISTORY, PETERSEN'S PHOTOGRAPHIC, RANGER RICK, BIRDER'S WORLD, MICHIGAN NATURAL RESOURCES, and AUDUBON. OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER and POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY have published his instructional articles about nature photography on several occasions. His nature photos are showcased in calendars produced by Hallmark, Kodak, Sierra Club, Argus, Browntrout, Abbeville Press, and many others. His photos can be found in books published by the National Geographic Society, Reader's Digest, Time-Life, Smithsonian, Eastman Kodak, Abbeville Press, Stewart Tabori & Chang, Northword Press as well as hundreds of scientific textbooks in use in colleges and universities throughout the world. John is the associate editor of NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER. His column, "Field Notes" is found in each issue and reveals enlightening tips on shooting nature images in the field. Barbara Gerlach is a skilled nature photographer with a highly artistic approach. Since Barbara grew up on a farm, she's always had a keen interest in nature. She became interested in nature photography while working as a color printer for NASA. She met John in the mid-eighties and with his guidance, quickly developed her hobby in
John and Barbara Gerlach are the founders of Gerlach Nature Photography. Their photographs have appeared in National Wildlife, Sierra, Natural History, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Petersen’s Photographic, Ranger Rick, and Birder’s World, as well as in books published National Geographic Society, Sierra Club, and Kodak.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 Landscapes Are Everywhere Chapter 2 Cameras & Accessories Chapter 3 Choosing and Using Lenses Chapter 4 Mastering Exposure Chapter 5 Techniques for Sharp Images Chapter 6 Light on the Landscape Chapter 7 Composing Pleasing Images Chapter 8 Special Subjects Chapter 9 High Dynamic Range images Chapter 10 Panoramas Resources
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