AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography: Creating Great Nature and Adventure Photos

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This comprehensive guide details fundamental techniques and concepts outdoor photographers need to know. Building on the basic foundations of photography, case studies, and over twenty years of experience, authors Jerry and Marcy Monkman explore the full process of outdoor photography—from packing and taking care of gear, to setting up and taking great shots, to processing photos in the digital darkroom. Crisp, large, full-color photographs pair with seasoned tips and advice to comprise a must-have guide for ...

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Overview

This comprehensive guide details fundamental techniques and concepts outdoor photographers need to know. Building on the basic foundations of photography, case studies, and over twenty years of experience, authors Jerry and Marcy Monkman explore the full process of outdoor photography—from packing and taking care of gear, to setting up and taking great shots, to processing photos in the digital darkroom. Crisp, large, full-color photographs pair with seasoned tips and advice to comprise a must-have guide for anyone interested in outdoor nature and adventure photography.

Co-winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Instructional Literature

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934028506
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books MA
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 936,358
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry and Marcy Monkman photograph wild places in North America for their business, EcoPhotography. They live in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1: In the Photo Pack

            1. Essential Gear

            2. Gear Safety

SECTION 2: In the Field

            1. Tuning In to Your Subject

                        i. Participating in the Landscape

                        ii. Why Take a Picture?

                        iii. What's Your Story?

            2. Composition

                        i. Subject Placement

                        ii. Lens Choice and Perspective

                        iii. Depth of Field

                        iv. Balance

                        v. Simplicity               

vi. Abstractions

            3. Exposure

                        i. Exposure Basics

                        ii. ISO and White Balance

                        iii. Shooting in RAW

                        iv. Metering and Exposure Modes

                        v. Reading a Histogram

                        vi. Seeing the Light

                        vii. Filters

            4. Shooting Sharper Images

SECTION 3: In all Conditions

A.     In Snow, Ice, and Cold

B.     In Rain and Near Water

C.     In Fall Foliage Season

SECTION 4: At the Computer

            A. Staying Organized

                        i. Archiving

                        ii. Image Management

            B. Image Processing

                        i. Color Management

                                    ii. RAW Processing Workflow

                        iii. Specialized Image Processing

                                    a. High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography

                                    b. Layer Masks in Photoshop

                                    c. Extended Depth of Field Photography

                                    d. Panorama Photography

                                    e. Black and White

                                    f. Image Sharpening

                                    g. Noise Reduction

SECTION 5

Case Studies

BACKMATTER

Appendix A: Digital Resources

Appendix B: Recommended Reading and Resources

Index

About the Authors

About the AMC

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