In this visually stunning and highly informative book, two of the UK's leading photographers, Mark Bauer and Ross Hoddinott, investigage widely accepted theories on composition and what appeals to our sense of beauty. They also put the principles into practice, using their own images to illustrate the points. Technique is discussed, but the emphasis is firmly on how it affects the aesthetics of an image. This is the ideal book for all photographers wishing to expand their expertise and creativity to develop a uniquely personal style.
Author: Ross Hoddinott,Mark Bauer
Publisher: Ammonite Press
Guide to taking better and more interesting landscape photographs.
Publisher: Fountain Press, Limited
Category: Landscape photography
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
Author: Glenn Randall
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres for amateur photographers. Mastering the genre, however, takes time: time to perfect exposure, color, composition, and--perhaps above all else--the ability to see and record the landscape in a way that will make your photographs stand above the rest. This guide delves into the world of 16 leading lights, each with their own unique take on how, where, and why the landscape should be recorded. Through probing interviews and beautifully reproduced images, the reader is given an insight into the artist's working practices, from equipment to techniques. Glorious color photographs sit beside atmospheric monochrome, the latest digital techniques rub shoulders with traditional film-based imaging, and conventional landscape mores are countered by experimental artworks, guaranteeing something to inspire every reader.
Author: Ross Hoddinott
Publisher: Ammonite Press
Category: Landscape photographers
A guide to landscape photography using a DSLR camera covers such topics as light, composition, perspective, lenses, black-and-white images, and HDR.
From Snapshots to Great Shots
Author: Rob Sheppard
Publisher: Peachpit Press
This photography guide has a unique structure that leads the reader on an hour-by-hour, picture-by-picture journey from dawn to dusk, and then on into the night. Each chapter focuses on the benefits and challenges of shooting in the available light at a particular time of the day, highlighting suitable landscape types, styles of photography and processing techniques of that moment. There are regular "technique" panels to help readers hone their camera skills, and each chapter concludes with an awe-inspiring double-page image that demonstrates the results that are possible--accompanied by an extended caption and a personal anecdote from the photographer.
Mastering the Light in Landscape Photography
Author: Ross Hoddinott,Mark Bauer
Publisher: Ammonite Press
Since the beginning of times, nature has been a source of inspiration to connoisseurs of art, painters, wanderers, and writers. Many photographers stepping into the world of visual arts consider it mandatory to master landscape photography. Depicting the wonders and secrets of the nature accurately through photography may seem like an easy task but as a matter of fact, there are too many intricacies involved. However, the art of landscape photography is not esoteric, and with practice, precaution, and precision, you will be able to take breathtaking award-winning pictures of mesmerizing landscapes. Capturing masterpiece landscape shots is a challenging task. Grasping the elements of what constitutes a great picturesque shot will help you in your quest to become a better landscape photographer. This book covers all the fundamentals of landscape photography. It doesn't matter whether you are reading the book to quench your curiosity about the secrets of taking the perfect picture of the scenic views or want to enhance your photography skills - the eBook aims at taking your ambitions and knowledge about landscape photography to the next-level.
Author: Ryan D. Crane
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Drawing from philosophical traditions, literature, and art, he calls the reader's attention to a special consciousness, originally established during the pre-Romantic age, that has become a distinctive feature of contemporary spirituality. Focusing on the definition of landscapes in relation to the concepts of nature, environment, territory, and man-made settings such as gardens and cities, Milani examines the origins of the predilection for natural scenery in the works of landscape painters and in travel literature. He addresses the distinctness of the aesthetic experience of landscapes, analyses the role of aesthetic categories, and explores landscape art as a medium of contemplation.
Author: Raffaele Milani
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
This magnificently illustrated book draws on the latest scholarly research to reveal new perspectives on the techniques and influences of Impressionist landscapes. This breathtaking survey takes a multi-faceted approach in its study of 90 seminal works of Impressionist art. Accompanying the inaugural exhibition of the new Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany, the book features contributions by six leading scholars who examine a wide range of themes, from the use of repetition and variation to the ecological climate in which the artists worked. Underlying and unifying these perspectives is the inexorable change of the landscape itself. Poised on the brink of the Modern Era, the Impressionists documented the effects of industrialization on French landscapes. Amid these transitions, the artists used the landscape itself to advance their own explorations into the field of color theory. The book also explores the influence of modern poetry and photography on the creation of these paintings. With beautiful reproductions from the masters--including Monet, Pissarro, Sisley, and Renoir--this volume takes an exciting new approach to the study of Impressionism, while introducing audiences to the holdings of remarkable new museum.
The Art of Landscape
Author: Museum Barberini Museum Barberini Publications
Author: Michael Clarke,Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Category: Landscape painting, French
Learn to take better pictures in this step-by-step, how-to photography guide filled with tips on lighting, equipment, inspiration, and more. Featuring more than 200 of master photographer Art Wolfe's stunning images, The Art of the Photograph helps amateur photographers of all levels break bad habits and shatter common yet incorrect assumptions that hold many photographers back. This is Wolfe’s ultimate master class, in which he shares the most important insights and techniques learned in four decades of award-winning photography. Along with co-author Rob Sheppard, Wolfe challenges us to stop focusing on subjects we feel we should photograph and instead, to “see like a camera sees,” seek out a personal point of view, and construct stunning, meaningful images. You’ll also learn how to: · Reexamine prejudices that define (and limit) what you photograph · See beyond the subject to let light and shadow lead you to the right image · Find inspiration, including the story behind Wolfe's own photographic journey. · Use formal art principles to build more compelling images. · Choose the right camera and lens for the image you see in your mind's eye. · Recognize the 10 deadly sins of composition—and how to avoid them. · …and even get a behind-the-lens look at Wolfe’s equipment and workflow. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions
Author: Art Wolfe, Inc.,Rob Sheppard,Dewitt Jones
Publisher: Amphoto Books
Slow Growth provides an accessible introduction to the art of landscape architecture. Ideas and techniques of naturalistic landscape design are explored in eleven chapters, which are illustrated by Hal Moggridge's renderings of many of his projects. The book begins by discussing the human response to landscape and to being outdoors in the British Isles and explores examples of design organized by an understanding of how people move on foot. Moggridge then examines eighteenth century English landscape style through a series of historic restoration projects, followed by twentieth century projects for rural parks and lakes. The book also includes analysis of urban views and skylines and how these can be safeguarded. The broad scope of Slow Growth will make it an indispensable overview of key issues in landscape design.
On the Art of Landscape Architecture
Author: Hal Moggridge
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
A comprehensive guide to the techniques necessary to create superior images of the landscape in black & white, this new work covers every aspect of landscape photography from choosing the right equipment through to print production. Includes over 70 b & w photographs.
Author: John Collett,David Collett
Publisher: Amherst Media, Inc
Perspectives on Place navigates the rich and diverse history of landscape photography and looks critically at how contemporary photographers continue to find new and innovative ways of engaging with the landscape and their surroundings. Perspectives on Place explores how particular visual approaches have been adopted by photographers and artists to facilitate the communication of ideas and themes, as well as more abstract concepts. Practical issues, such as effective composition and managing challenging lighting conditions are also discussed. Featuring examples from Fay Godwin, Paul Fusco, Keith Arnatt, Mark Power, Michael Wolf and many more, this book will help you to improve the visual qualities of your landscape images as well as develop your understanding of how to represent the landscape more meaningfully. Five practical exercises are included in the book, with accompanying discussion questions that relate to the tasks.
Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography
Author: J.A.P. Alexander
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Drawing on decades of experience, Joe Cornish, one of Britain’s most distinguished landscape photographers, has distilled the key elements of his craft into a collection of thought-provoking essays accompanied by a stunning selection of his photographs. From his beloved North Yorkshire, to the rocky canyons of the Colorado Plateau, the photos in First Light have been chosen to reflect the breadth of Joe’s work and to illustrate how he puts his working philosophy into practice. Each picture is accompanied by text describing the conditions that must be taken into consideration before taking a photo; the composition of the image, including viewpoint, selection of film and filters; and post production treatments. First Light is replete with supporting technical data and Joe’s own explanations of the thought processes that lay behind the creation of each of these wonderful photographs. These fluent and very personal accounts are full of practical advice on subjects ranging from anticipating changes in the weather or lighting conditions, to the relative advantages of using colour filters. For all photographers, whether amateur or professional, First Light is a source of on-going inspiration and advice. With a foreword from renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite, it will also appeal to anyone who appreciates natural beauty and loves landscape for its own sake.
A Landscape Photographer's Art
Author: Joe Cornish
Publisher: Argentum Press
Category: Landscape photography
Learn the art of capturing awe-inspiring landscape shots with this workshop within a book. Two of the UKs leading landscape photographers come together to share their wealth of experience and teaching skills in this new title. The Landscape Photography Workshop aims to take the reader from the very basics of equipment and exposure through to advanced techniques. Landscape essentials, such as composition and filtration, are covered in depth and explained in a precise yet easy-to-understand manner.
Author: Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
A new spin on the classic guide to composing stunning images of nature and wildlife What is the difference between a good picture and a great one? In this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty. Against a backdrop of more than 250 photographs of nature, wildlife, and landscapes, they share insights and advice about what works and what doesn’t, and how small changes can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary. Throughout, all-new tips from digital imaging expert Tim Grey show readers how to make the most of digital technology, whether by choosing the right color space, understanding sensor size, or removing distracting elements in post-processing. The result is an invaluable collection of expert advice updated for the modern age.
An Updated Guide to Composing Stunning Images of Animals, Nature, and Landscapes
Author: Art Wolfe,Martha Hill
Publisher: Amphoto Books
The Art of Landscape Painting in China
Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Photographing landscape with a film camera is different than with a digital camera. There are several books on the market that cover landscape photography, but none of them are specifically for the digital photographer. This book is what you are looking for! Digital Landscape Photography covers: * equipment such as accessories and lenses * exposure from shutter speed to common mistakes * shooting * light and its importance * composing your perfect photo * printing * and a special section on specific subjects such as waterfalls and sunrises Digital Landscape Photography, written by experts that have been shooting outdoors for decades, is a fresh look at current ways to shoot landscapes by making the most of digital format.
Author: John and Barbara Gerlach
Publisher: Taylor & Francis