Focus on Digital Landscape Photography

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On the go with your digital camera? Learn easy-to-understand techniques for a variety of scenes with Focus on Digital Landscape Photography. This book zeros in on exactly what you need to know-without the clutter-so you can focus on taking great pictures of the natural world around you.

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Using camera tools such as the ...

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Overview

On the go with your digital camera? Learn easy-to-understand techniques for a variety of scenes with Focus on Digital Landscape Photography. This book zeros in on exactly what you need to know-without the clutter-so you can focus on taking great pictures of the natural world around you.

You'll Learn About:

Using camera tools such as the highlight warning to check images in the field and make sure skies and waterfalls are not overexposed

Reducing dark shadows in deep forest photos

Making images that exhibit bokeh (painterly backgrounds)

Creatively accentuating autumn colors with white balance

Controlling shutter speed to convey movement in streams and rivers

Spot metering, backlighting, exposure compensation, and other techniques

And so much more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600595967
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Focus On Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 536,330
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Intro

0.0 Introduction 8

1

1.0 The Adventure Begins 10

1.1 Realizing the Grand Potential of Digital Photography 12

1.2 RAW is Amazing 16

2

2.0 Producing the Best in Color and in B&W 20

2.1 Recording Autumn: Using In-camera Tools to Enhance Color 22

2.2 In-Camera Color Saturation: Adding Vitality to Your Images 26

2.3 White Balance and Color Temperature 32

2.4 Black and White 36

2.5 Enhancing Black-and-White with Digital Filters 40

3

3.0 Capturing Great Light 44

3.1 Making Beautiful Photos with Backlight 46

3.2 Deep Shadows Produce Extraordinary Compositions 50

3.3 Making Low Light Work for You 54

3.4 Flat Light Does Not Mean Dull Pictures 58

3.5 Make Outstanding Photos in Harsh Light 62

3.6 It's Easy to Shoot Great Sky Scenes 66

3.7 The Amazing Qualities of Infrared Light 68

3.8 Enhancing Landscapes with Your Built-in Flash 72

3.9 The Options and Advantages of Using External Flash Outdoors 76

4

4.0 Exposure: The Path to Great Photos 80

4.1 Center-weighted Averaging: How to Tame Difficult Lighting Situations 82

4.2 Control Color Intensity with Spot Metering 86

4.3 Adjust Exposure to Get It Right 88

4.4 Exposing to Capture The Beauty of Flowing Water 92

5

5.0 Lenses & the Visual Aspects of Digital Photography 96

5.1 Various Focal Lengths Lead to Interesting Points of View 98

5.2 Learning Lens Characteristics Lets You Make Creative Adjustments 102

5.3 Capture Eye-catching Detail with Close-up Photography 106

5.4 Producing Sharp Features throughout the Entire Photo 110

5.5 Telephoto Lenses Help Bring Your Subject into Focus 114

5.6 Compose Using Focus Lock for Precise Depth of Field 116

5.7 Good Bokeh Produces Pleasing Backgrounds 120

6

6.0 The Digital Advantage 122

6.1 Increase Dynamic Range to Increase Your Image's Appeal 124

6.2 Improving Results with Live View 128

6.3 There Are Ways to Deal with Digital Noise 132

6.4 Show the Grandeur of Nature with Panoramic Images 136

6.5 Don't Let Dust Spoil Your Pictures 140

Index 142

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