VIEWS ACROSS THE LANDSCAPE: An Essential GuidePETER WATSON Book Number: 82189 Product format: Paperback
This superb guide to landscape photography is filled with beautiful colour photographs showing what could be done if we just took the time to think for a moment before pressing the shutter. The author, based in the UK, specialises in the creation of unique and beautiful large-format and panoramic photographs, and the images shown here were taken in Britain, America, France and Italy. He recommends using DSLR cameras for landscape work, as compacts lack a viewfinder which shows the image as seen by the lens, and he describes the various items of equipment useful to a landscape photographer such as lenses, tripods and filters. Other chapters look at Technique, Light in the Landscape, Composition and Design, Taking a Closer Look and Landscape Locations. Many of the photos are stunning, showing ethereal lighting, almost-touchable textures and vividly coloured autumn scenes. Particularly interesting are the original, raw photos, which are shown on the left-hand pages together with details of any post-processing undertaken, while the finished images are on the right. Each photo is described, together with plenty of tips and ideas, and the author also recommends sometimes getting in really close to certain aspects - pebbles in a stream, a fishing-net, the bark of a tree - to create an intriguing abstract photograph. Softback, 192pp. Colour illus.
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