264 pages, colour photos
Now that you've bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to capture stunning images. For photographers interested in landscape photography, this guide will help you conquer the fundamentals and take amazing outdoor shots. Pro-photographer Rob Sheppard starts with the basics-composition, light, and perspective-and describes how to connect with your scene. He covers all the key camera features that affect your image, including how changing focal lengths alters your perspective and the aperture's direct correlation with depth of field. Once you've captured those shots, Rob takes you through simple post-processing steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements.
This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to landscapes and outdoor shooting. Beautifully illustrated with large and compelling 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.
Chapter 1: Equipment – Finding the gear that helps you get better landscape photos
Chapter 2: Seeing As Your Camera Sees – Photographers tend to see subject but the camera sees light and shadow
Chapter 3: Light – Learning to see the light and its effects on a landscape
Chapter 4: Composition – Composition is about communication and how you tell a viewer what is important about the landscape
Chapter 5: Perspective, Space and Depth of Field – Gain control over your landscape images by changing lenses, position and f-stop
Chapter 6: Sky – Sky is a big part of most landscape scenes
Chapter 7: Connecting with the Subject and Scene – Finding depth in a location
Chapter 8: Black-and-White – The rich tradition and today's potential of black-and-white landscapes
Chapter 9: High Dynamic Range Landscapes – HDR is a very modern way of capturing a landscape
Chapter 10: Traditional Darkroom Work in the Computer – Ansel Adam's ideas still resonate in the computer
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Rob Sheppard is also the author/photographer of over thirty photo books, including The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, The National Geographic Field Guide to Photography - Digital, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Digital Photographers Only. He was the editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine for 12 years and was the original editor of PCPhoto (now Digital Photo). He still writes regularly for Outdoor Photographer and teaches popular workshops around the country.