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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...
This book covers everything from urban landscapes to stunning countryside imagery. There are many pictures all of which are of excellent quality and they compliment the lessons offered in the book perfectly. The captions even tell you a little bit about where the images were taken and why. The text is easy to follow and broken up into easy to use sections and the chapters are also the right length for either reading them as individual sections or doing the whole lot together. Throughout the ...
Marius Jovaisa spends most of his time hanging outside an aircraft to capture breath-taking images of the land from the sky. His latest work is a 292 page collection of photographs of his home country, Lithuania. The book is huge and the A3 sized images show how varied and colourful Lithuania's landscape is. Each photograph comes with a description and he's even included technical information about how he takes his photographs and what planes and equipment he uses. If you like this type of ...
If you like British landscapes and want to take a look at them in a new light, Steve Gosling's book is for you. The book is a collection of his black and white landscapes taken on a handmade, wood and brass pinhole camera. The collection is limited and each book is numbered and will be signed by Steve so you will be getting something rather special. The book is nicely arranged and the fifty images featured are all new work taken in the last 12 months. The images are beautiful and the boo...
David Noton is a highly respected landscape photographer and this book clearly shows why. Not only are we treated to a selection of stunning landscapes but also to some interesting anecdotes and, more importantly, highly useful tips on David's approach to landscape photography. It's written in a friendly chatty way which makes it much easier to read an digest, unlike many of the books that drone on about the technicalities of photography. You get an insight into the various technical ele...
With examples of work from various professionals such as Mark Denton, David Noton and Charlie Waite, the Landscape Photographers Guide to Using Filters demonstrates how to successfully use different types of filters. It features locations such as Dustanburgh Castle in Northumberland, the Lake District and Exmoor National Park. With a foreword by Joe Cornish – freelance photographer for the National Trust photo library since 1989, all the photographs in this book were donated for free ...
This horizontal format book divides Scotland into eight regions each presented with a series of pictures and text commenting on the history of each region. The phots have been blown up to fill pages, some spreads and while the occasional image offers a 'wow' factor there are several that have been pushed beyond their quality showing unsharpness from the high degree of enlargement. Not a book if you are after technique but a great visual guide to the area.