Fearless Photographer: Nature

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Discover the keys to capturing vibrant, compelling nature photographs with insights, tips and examples from a professional photographer and outdoorsman in FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER: NATURE. This unique, captivating book is the ideal reference tool for motivating aspiring, novice or more experienced amateur nature photographers alike. FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER: NATURE offers a wealth of powerful yet simple photographic techniques as it explores iconic subjects; surveys the latest relevant cameras, lenses and accessories; ...

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Overview

Discover the keys to capturing vibrant, compelling nature photographs with insights, tips and examples from a professional photographer and outdoorsman in FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER: NATURE. This unique, captivating book is the ideal reference tool for motivating aspiring, novice or more experienced amateur nature photographers alike. FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHER: NATURE offers a wealth of powerful yet simple photographic techniques as it explores iconic subjects; surveys the latest relevant cameras, lenses and accessories; and examines composition and exposure. Stunning images from nature and memorable photographic examples and stories inspire readers and encourage a fresh, unique approach to connecting with and photographing today's natural world. Readers learn or review the basics of nature photography and master creative techniques that enable them to successfully photograph subjects in nature, including spectacular landscapes, breath-taking wildlife as well as close-ups and reflections. They will also discover how to evaluate and simplify equipment needs and most effectively use today's post-production technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435460492
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/21/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

A highly respected professional photographer and freelance author, David Wyman brings a vivid passion to his photography and inspires an unmatched level of enthusiasm with readers. Mr. Wyman's photographs and articles have appeared in a variety of national publications, including Backpacker, Outdoor Photographer, Cross-Country Ski, Outside and many others. He has authored three distinguished pictorial guidebooks — BACKROADS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, BACKROADS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, and YOSEMITE IN PHOTOGRAPHS. Mr. Wyman founded Image Quest - a natural history and photography tour company in California in 1982. He has served as the Adventure Travel coordinator at the University of Southern California, where he created the University's Adventure Photography program. He has conducted photography programs and workshops for natural history associations in Yosemite and Death Valley, for UCLA, as well as for the San Diego, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Natural History Museums. When he's not conducting a photography tour, completing an assignment, or writing for his blog, Mr. Wyman is apt to be riding his bicycle or hiking up a mountain, his camera at the ready.

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Table of Contents

Part I: THE NATURE OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY. 1. Walk on the Wild Side: Animal Photography. 2. The Grand View: Landscapes and Seascapes. 3. Bug-Eyed: Insects, Flowers and Fungus, Oh, My! 4. Double Vision: Finding and Photographing Reflections. 5. When the Weather Acts Out: Snow and Rain. 6. Including the Human Element. 7. Defining Limits, Financial and Physical. 8. Developing and Refining a Creative Style. Part II: EQUIPMENT. 9. Equipment - A Radical Suggestions: Keep It Simple 10. Optics - The Long and Short of It. 11. Making Sense of Digital Sensors. 12. For the Luddite in All of Us: Film. 13. Beasts of Burden: Tripods. 14. Enhancing Reality: Filters, Flash and Reflectors. Part III: UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS. 15. Near and Far: Composition. 16. Light and Dark: Exposure. 17. In and Out: Depth of Field. 18. Hot and Cold: Controlling Color. 19. Pre and Post Visualization: jpgs and RAW. Part IV: AFTER THE SHUTTER IS RELEASED. 20. Post Processing - When Less Can Be More. 21. Digital Presentation: On the Monitor, On the Web. 22. Some Truths About Prints. 23. Self-Awareness: Where You Have Gone and Where You Are Going.

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