National Geographic Photography Field Guide

Secrets to Making Great Pictures

Author: Peter K. Burian,Robert Caputo,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792256762

Category: Photography

Page: 368

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Offers advice to both beginners and professionals on how to create striking and original photographs of people, landscapes, and wildlife.
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Peak Landscape and Light

A Photographer's Guide to the Peak District

Author: Karen Frenkel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780711230576

Category: Landscape photography

Page: 144

View: 2174

Aimed at photographers of all abilities who are keen to improve their landscape photography skills, Peak Landscape and Light showcases leading photographer Karen Frenkel’s stunning images of the Peak District, Britain’s first and most popular national park, and explains where to go and what to do to get that special, once-in-a-lifetime shot. Karen shares the technical and practical knowledge she has built up over many years of outstanding professional work. On a glorious journey through the ever-changing seasons of the Peak, this beautiful book shows which locations are at their best depending on the time of the year and under different lighting and weather conditions. Also included is information on the geology, history and wildlife of the area and detailed technical notes on the equipment and settings used for each photograph.
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The Masters of Nature Photography

Author: Rosamund Kidman Cox

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770852594

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 8161

"This collection presents the very best of nature photography, featuring the work of ten of the world's foremost photographers. From the evocative artistry of Jim Brandenburg and Vincent Munier to the pioneering underwater photography of David Doubilet and Paul Nicklen, these influential artists display many different ways of seeing the natural world"--P. [2] of cover.
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The Handbook of Drone Photography

A Complete Guide to the New Art of Do-It-Yourself Aerial Photography

Author: Chase Guttman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510712178

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 1393

Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs. This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers’ drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.
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Food Photography

A Beginner's Guide to Creating Appetizing Images

Author: Corinna Gissemann

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681981033

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 9553

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A Guide to the Industrial Landscape

Author: Brian Hayes

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393349832

Category: Social Science

Page: 559

View: 2748

“Original, highly readable. . . . An extraordinary book.” —Anne Eisenberg, Scientific American
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Photographing North Wales: A Photo-Location Guidebook

Author: Simon Kitchin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992905118


Page: 288

View: 5442

Author and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each location chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location.
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The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography

Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457189038

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 4249

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography teaches photographers how to convert their visual peak experiences-moments of extraordinary natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe-into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. Randall is an experienced wilderness photographer, and whether you want to venture into the mountains for once-in-a-lifetime shots of raw nature, or simply hone your landscape photography skills from the safety of your back deck, Randall explains the art, science and craft of creating astounding images.Randall begins by focusing on the art of landscape photography. He describes his three-step process for composing a photograph and shows how good composition is an organic process that begins with rules but ultimately transcends them. Randall then explores the science behind successful landscape photographs, which requires understanding key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology. These concepts include: Understanding how the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year, which will help you plan when and where to shoot. Understanding optics to predict where rainbows will appear, how polarizers will interact with reflections, and where to find spectacular light. Understanding how to use topographic maps and computerized mapping tools to help you find the most promising shooting locations in the wilderness. Understanding how our visual system analyzes images and the psychology of how we view art. These insights will help you produce successful photographs. Exposure is a central aspect of the craft of landscape photography, and Randall tackles the challenges of this topic from every angle-from tips on calculating exposures in the field, to achieving correct exposure in high-contrast lighting situations, to the best digital darkroom techniques.Great landscape photography can be mastered with practice and by applying the techniques taught in this book. The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography is intended for those who already understand the basics of photography and who are ready to master the finer nuances of creating magnificent landscape photographs. Foreword by Reid Callanan Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
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Digital Outdoor Photography

101 Top Tips

Author: Heather Angel

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781454701170

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 979

Presents 101 tips for taking effective outdoor photographs, covering such topics as meters, composition, lighting, action shots, and post shooting tasks.
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National Geographic Stunning Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426213921

Category: Photography

Page: 396

View: 8548

"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"--
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A Psychonaut's Guide to the Invisible Landscape

The Topography of the Psychedelic Experience

Author: Dan Carpenter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159477630X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 3212

A bold cartography of the inner landscape visible only to those experiencing altered states • Presents the psychedelic experience as an objective landscape that embodies the Other, rather than a subjective state of mind • Provides corroboration of phenomena encountered by those who venture into this domain Journeying into the invisible world revealed by his use of the dissociative psychedelic DXM (dextromethorphan), Dan Carpenter found that what he experienced was not simply subjective sensations and psychological states but an objective world of familiar, if inordinately odd, landmarks and characters. The running diary he kept of these voyages recounts impressions of a landscape charted by other travelers into this Inner Space and includes descriptions of many of the same phenomena recorded by such mind travelers as Terence and Dennis McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and others who have experienced the hive mind--the pool of all consciousness. Into this territory where expression is like chaos theory, where oddly symmetrical order manifests out of the seemingly anarchic swirl of images and events, the author ventures with the mind-set of a naturalist, accepting whatever might be rather than what he hopes he might find. What emerges is not a location crafted by subjective experience, but a landscape that embodies the Other and that represents a conscious state in which the barriers between the self and the not-self dissolve.
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Drawing the Landscape

Author: Chip Sullivan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118808320

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 6112

This elegant Fourth Edition of Chip Sullivan's classic Drawing the Landscape shows how to use drawing as a path towards understanding the natural and built environment. It offers guidance for tapping into and exploring personal creative potential and helps readers master the essential principles, tools, and techniques required to prepare professional graphic representations in landscape architecture and architecture. It illustrates how to create a wide range of graphic representations using step-by-step tutorials, exercises and hundreds of samples.
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Digital Photography For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119235642

Category: Photography

Page: 320

View: 8106

Your fun guide to digital photography with any device Whether you're shooting with an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera, a smartphone or tablet, a high-priced contraption, or one of those new-fangled action cameras, it's possible to take your digital photos from good to great by applying a few simple tricks—and Digital Photography For Dummies shows you how! Packed with tips, advice, and insight you won't find in your camera's manual, this friendly guide quickly gets you up to speed on proven photography techniques to help your digital pictures say more than a thousand words! No longer a hobby or profession limited to those with access to fancy and expensive equipment, digital photography is all around us. But if you want to take your shoots a bit more seriously and produce images you'd be proud enough to give as gifts or decorate your home, this friendly guide has you covered. From figuring out how to make the most of your camera's settings to applying exposure tricks the pros use all the time, frame-worthy digital photos are a page—and a click—away. Interpret your camera's settings and apply them for better photos Shoot better portraits, action shots, and low-light photos Collect your photos in a place where you won't lose them Grasp simple digital photography techniques that apply to any kind of camera If you've been experimenting with digital photography for a while or just caught the bug, this new edition of Digital Photography For Dummies is the picture-perfect guide you'll turn to again and again.
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Our World Tour

A Photographic Journey Around the Earth

Author: Mario Dirks

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1492014680

Category: Photography

Page: 352

View: 6681

Designed to inspire world travelers and photographers alike, this book takes you on a journey around the globe through the eyes of photographer Mario Dirks. In the fall of 2011, camera and lens manufacturer Sigma sent Mario on a yearlong adventure to photograph the most beautiful places on earth. As Sigma's World Scout, he spent 50 weeks visiting a total of 77 cities, 48 countries, and 6 continents. He took 101 flights and traveled 2,500 miles on foot. The result of his tour is a collection of 347 extraordinary photographs showcasing fascinating destinations and scenic locations from around the world. With this wealth of images and experiences, Mario Dirks has created a diversified snapshot of our earth. The images in this book show global sights like the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Petra, the Grand Canyon, and Ayers Rock, as well as architectural masterpieces, unique natural landscapes, and portraits of people and animals. Mario's photographs are accompanied by anecdotes from his travels, making this book a visual delicacy not only for traveling photographers, but for anyone interested in viewing captivating images from around the world. Come with the author on a journey to the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia; immerse yourself in the colorful and exciting variety of our world; and experience what great travel photography is made of.
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Techniques of Natural Light Photography

Author: Jim Zuckerman

Publisher: Writers Digest Books


Category: Photography

Page: 134

View: 1211

Sometimes the light the heavens pour down can make you wonder how on earth you'll take a good photograph. But when you know how best to read it, you can shoot in virtually any kind of natural light and pull magnificent images through your lens. Here, Jim Zuckerman shows how you can take great pictures morning, noon and nearly night - outdoors and in - with natural light. Clear sky, clouds, industrial haze, snow and rain; Zuckerman has seen it all and turned challenge into enchantment. Use his techniques and you can do the same.
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Spirit of Place

The Art of the Traveling Photographer

Author: Bob Krist

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780817458942

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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The natural synergy between photography and travel is explored in these exquisite, lavishly illustrated, and instructive pages that demonstrate how artful camera use can record the true spirit of a place. On this thrilling worldwide tour, the author shows traveling nonprofessional photographers how to bring home memorable pictures of people, festivals, wildlife, architecture—even aerial and underwater shots. Directions are detailed for composing landscapes with a variety of lenses, working in both natural and artificial lilght. Valuable tips tell how to pack and carry photo equipment, deal with airport and hotel security, and prepare for various locations and weather conditions.
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Destinations of a Lifetime

225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216173

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 3479

National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience. From the Hardcover edition.
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Nikon D7200

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Jerod Foster

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0134269977

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 377

Now that you’ve bought the amazing Nikon D7200, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the camera to take great pictures. With Nikon D7200: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jerod Foster, and you will: Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the D7200 Use the D7200’s automatic scene modes to get better shots right away Take full control over the look and feel of your images withprofessional modes Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits Find out how to get great photos in low light Learn to use the improved AF system and other new D7200 features Grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your camera to get great shots at
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Nikon D5300

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Rob Sylvan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321987500

Category: Photography

Page: 273

View: 3725

Annotation With this manual, readers will learn how to use the Nikon D5300 to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Rob Slyvan guides readers through the operating features, giving practical advice on which settings to use when.
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