Synopses & Reviews
Professional and amateur photographers alike will find an array of surefire strategies in Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography
, an indispensable guide that demonstrates how to use classic visual design principles to create strong, compelling, nature photos.
Veteran photographer and naturalist Brenda Tharp presents a full-color guide that incorporates classic design principles with a deeper understanding of the natural world and its “moments.” While many photographers may be experts with the technical aspects of photography, they must also know how to incorporate visual design, strong composition, mood, and bold use of color in order to take their work to the next level. Learning to capture the moment in naturewhich, as all photographers know, is an unpredictable subject at bestis the primary focus of this valuable reference.
Readers will find not only dozens of specific techniques for effective outdoor photography, but also practical advice for creating photographs that are emotionally compelling and, in turn, an artistic success. Individual chapters are devoted to such topics as “LightThe Raw Material,” “The Elements of Visual Design,” “Using Color Effectively,” and “Putting It All Together.” Plus, clear and to-the-point exercises along with 200 lush, full-color reproductions inspire readers to achieve more creative, more expressive, and more personal photographs.
A classic guide to creative nature photography, now updated for the digital world.
Amateur and experienced photographers interested in taking more compelling, personal images will love this new edition of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, now updated to address the exciting possibilities (and challenges) of digital image-making. Author Brenda Tharp’s inspiring approach has garnered fans all over the world, as she teaches that magical skill no camera can do for you: learn how to “see.” Readers expand their photographic vision and discover deep wellsprings of creativity as they learn to use light, balance, color, design, pattern, texture, composition, and many simple techniques to take a photo from ordinary to high-impact.
Featuring more than 150 stunning, all-new images, Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition is for anyone who understands the basic technical side to photography but wants to wake up their creative vision.
About the Author
BRENDA THARP is an award-winning photographer, writer, and teacher specializing in travel, nature, and outdoor photography. Her images have been featured in numerous magazines and books, and she teaches throughout the United States, including Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Point Reyes Field Seminars, and BetterPhoto.com. She can be found at www.brendatharp.com.