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Moodscapes is a book all about the theory and practise of fine-art landscape photography.
Everything from the origins of photography to the definition of a moodscape is covered, before the basics of photography are explained.
Despite a title that might suggest quite a complicated area of photography, the book is great at explaining even the most fundamental aspects of photography, making it accessible to anyone who has an interest and willingness to learn.
What kit will be needed is looked at, including accessories like filters to create the lovely intense slow shutter speed images that author Rebekka Gudleifsdottir is so good at. Composition theories are also mentioned before techniques for shooting and subject matter are turned to.
Included are lots of large images on various landscape subjects, well laid out and presented. Each image has a short explanation of how it was taken and why Rebekka thought it held moody significance.
Different types of film are also discussed, along with how you can find inspiration for your images. How to effectively post process your images and workthroughs are also included.
Overall, this is an interesting book that has a different twist to normal landscape titles. Rebekka knows her subject well, and is more than apt at explaining things in an easy to understand and digest manner.