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Presented in a landscape format, this book has very little words but what it lacks in words it makes up for in images. The book documents Guy Tillim's travels by placing one, large image on each page that's surrounded by a huge amount of white space to ensure all attention falls on each individual shot. There's an eclectic mix of imagery with seascapes and shots of beaches sat alongside excellent examples of street photography. However, unless you're a particular fan of Tillim's work, i...
If this book was sat on a shelf in a book shop it'd be its bright cover and spine that would catch your eye. Once the book's in your hands, you'll be even more impressed when you open the cover to find that it's actually a sort of storage unit for four smaller books, each of which focus on one season, that will easily fit in your bag and are easy to hold. Each of the smaller books cover techniques that are specific to the season it's talking about, mentioning equipment you need and shooting advi...
Land Matters – Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity is the latest book form Liz Wells. It is quite an academic text, but is still a rewarding read. It looks at issues raised from landscape photography over time. It also takes iconic landscape images, and analyses them. Every image is taken for a reason, and this book looks in to the cultural and social world that we live in to determine just why these photos were taken. The book explains how the landscape images that we take are i...
'The Landscape Photography Workshop' has content faithful to its title. Ross Hoddinott and Mark Bauer seperate their information into chapters such as Equpiment, creative assignments and printing. They include example pictures and equipment pictures that are spoken about in detail. The content is relatively understandable but I would suggest that those familiar with the basics and maybe more voluntary knowledge of photography, should buy this book. Obviously to those also who are paticularly int...
'Advanced Digital Landscape Photography' offers detailed information about equipment and techniques, creating your own vision, locations and lighting and post-processing. Heilman gives you his opinion of what camera is best suited to what you're trying to achieve, this book is seemingly best for those who know more about, or who are interested in, the technicalities involved in photography and who want to know more details about the camera's functions and what you can get from them. The lang...
If you want to be inspired, wowed and want to pick up a few essential photography tips along the way, you need to take a look at this book. You are taken on an exciting journey around the world in 191 pages where the varied collection of imagery and stories that flow through the book really do bring the experience to life. You share David's thoughts before, during and after his shoots and within this diary like approach, you also find tips and shooting advice you can use while out in the ...
If you've already got a few years of landscape photography under your belt but want to learn a few more advance tips and techniques then take a look at this book. The first section is all about preparation before the book moves on to covering the actual shooting process and post production that's involved in a landscape shoot. The book's easy to work through with inspirational landscape images breaking up the tip-filled text. The book will give you information on things you may not have th...
If you’re a fan of Ansel Adams and want to recreate work like his, then this book will point you in the right direction. The book is bursting with advice and tips and it shows you how to apply Adams’ zone technique to modern day, digital work. With a variety of sections covering light, movement, composition, colour, mood plus much, much more, the book shows you how a little old-fashioned thinking can be successfully applied and used to create stunning imagery today. The advice is easy to...
A year in the life of Westonbirt really gives you an insight into how a place can change throughout the seasons. If you enjoy looking at great images that show the natural world in wonderful light, you'll really like this book. Each page is a different delight and the entertaining and informative words which accompany them throughout make the book enjoyable to read. It's a great coffee table book and a great conversational piece for any fans of Westonbirt or the natural world generally.
Sleep through the day and venture out into the night to test your night photography skills. Creative Night shows you how, with practise and a few pieces of advice, the challenging subject of night photography can be made easy. This book covers a variety of techniques all of which are supplemented with advice on subjects such as exposure, ISO and aperture. The book is well illustrated with large examples of cityscapes, landscapes and more unusual images you may not have thought of and...