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In Photographing Trees renowned wildlife photographer Edward Parker shares his expertise so that both amateurs and experts can get the best shots possible. As the author writes, “The wonderful thing about photography is that anyone can take a great picture almost regardless of the equipment. . . . The trick is seeing how the camera ‘sees’ and learning to turn whatever conditions you are faced with to your advantage.”
This inspiring yet simple guide shows readers how to get the very best from their cameras whether they are using point-and-shoot compacts or top-of-the-range DSLRs. The first section of the book explains how the brain perceives an image and how to use this understanding to produce great photos through better composition, use of light, and conscious use of foreground and background. In the second section, Parker explains techniques on how to control images through aperture, shutter speed, exposure, and using a flash or a tripod. The author also details more advanced techniques such as macro, fill flash, and night photography.
 
Throughout the book, Parker uses trees as a subject for developing techniques, and the skills taught through their study comprise the essential foundation for all good photography. Featuring stunning examples from all over the world, Photographing Trees is the perfect guide for all aspiring, amateur, and professional natural history and plant photographers, especially those who have trees in their sights.

About the Author

Edward Parker has been photographing trees and forests for more than 25 years in over 40 countries. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Ancient Trees, and has been commended at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and short-listed for Environmental Photojournalist of the Year.

Table of Contents

Foreword by by Scott Poynton

Introduction

Part One: How to Improve Your Photographs

    Composition

    Foreground

    Background

    Light

    Lens effects

    Viewpoint

    Organisation and planning ahead

Part Two: How to Take Control of Your Camera

    Taking control of exposure

    Focus

    Using aperture priority (A or AV)

    Shutter

    Flash

    Image quality

Part Three: How to Photograph Trees

    Whole tree

    Filling the frame

    Tree trunks

    Leaves

    Bark

    Fruits, seeds and flowers

    Woods and forests

    Scale

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842464762
Publisher:
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Author:
Parker, Edward
Subject:
Photography-Nature and Landscape
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 color plates
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
11.25 x 10.25 in

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