Step-by-step instruction on creating beautiful nature and landscape portraits This eye-popping guide walks you through the nitty gritty of how to take memorable and stunning landscape and nature photos. Packed with constructive advice and a good dose of friendly handholding, this full-color and extra large-trim beginner guide escorts you through the basics of photography and explains how to apply those fundamentals when taking high-quality photos.
Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies investigates the most popular nature themes and describes how to capture them, including birds, animals in the wild, animals in captivity, flowers, and insects.
Part I: Nature Photography and You 7
Chapter 1: Nature and Digital Photography 9
Chapter 2: Choosing Your Equipment 33
Chapter 3: Mastering Your Equipment 53
Part II: Honing Your Skills 73
Chapter 4: Composing the Image 75
Chapter 5: Mastering Shadow and Light 95
Chapter 6: Creativity and the Nature Photographer 121
Part III: Photographing Nature 139
Chapter 7: Birds 141
Chapter 8: Animals 165
Chapter 9: Flowers and Insects 185
Part IV: Photographing Landscapes 210
Chapter 10: The Land, Rivers, and Oceans 213
Chapter 11: Sunrise and Sunset 243
Chapter 12: HDR Landscapes 261
Part of Tens 272
Chapter 13: Ten (Plus One) Ways to Process and Share Your Images 275
Chapter 14: Ten Troubleshooting Techniques: What Would Ansel Do? 297
Chapter 15: Ten Landscape and Nature Images 307
Doug Sahlin is both an accomplished photographer and a skilled tech writer. He authored the popular Digital Photography Workbook For Dummies and Digital SLR Settings and Shortcuts For Dummies and coauthored Nikon D5000 For Dummies.