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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 ...

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Overview

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.

  • Walks you through the basics of photography and details how you can apply those skills to nature and landscape photography
  • Zeroes in on ways to sharpen your skills by adjusting exposure, composition, and lighting in order to get the best results
  • Explores the most popular landscape themes and describes how to capture them, including forests, mountains, crashing waves, and sunsets
  • Shares tips on processing photos, making common repairs, and finding inspiration

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118065129
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 516,512
  • Product dimensions: 8.05 (w) x 10.05 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

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. View Doug's online gallery and blog at www.dougplusrox.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

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 V: The 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

Index 328

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