John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors.

Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this…  See more details below

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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors.

Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer—beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro—can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs.


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Editorial Reviews

Peter K. Burian
John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide does not repeat lengthy recommendations on the use of tripods, effective lighting and close-up techniques, composition, etc. Instead, the emphasis is on new approaches made possible by improvements in technology. The guide is not in any way intended as the final word on how to take nature pictures. Rather it is a detailed description of the methods Shaw currently uses.
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KLIATT
The author is a renowned nature photographer whose work has appeared in five other Amphoto Books, in addition to many calendars and advertisements. There are chapters on exposure, equipment and film, lenses, composition, close-ups, and working in the field. In addition to the splendid photographs that accompany each chapter, the text is noteworthy for its relative lack of technical jargon, and for its elegant style. Each chapter begins with the basics, something that will make the book attractive to beginners. For example, in the chapter on close-ups, the author starts by defining a close-up. The chapter on lenses begins by defining what lenses (e.g. zoom, wide-angle, normal, telephoto) do. Anyone starting out in nature photography will find the book useful, even inspirational. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Watson-Guptill/Amphoto, 160p, illus, index, 28cm, 00-042013, $24.95. Ages 16 to adult. Reviewer: Prof. John Rosser; Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, May 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 3)
Library Journal
These two books are quite similar. Each is by an outdoor photographer considered among the very best in the field. Many of the color illustrations (especially Shaw's landscapes) are nothing short of remarkable, yet each photographer has his own distinctive style. In addition, each book guides the reader through all the basic steps of making better photographs, from selecting equipment to perfecting technique. Rowell's book, which recounts his travels from Australia to the Arctic, is written in a pleasant, conversational style and will appeal primarily to those photographers--whether amateurs or professionals--who are planning a vacation or an assignment in an exotic locale. Shaw's guide is organized as a how-to manual, with separate chapters on topics like light and composition. There are also chapters on close-up photography and the special concerns of working in the field. Written in a clear, informal manner, Shaw's book will be of great value to anyone wishing to make better landscapes and wildlife photographs. Both books are highly recommended for subject collections in academic libraries and popular photography collections in public libraries.--Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Providing instruction on technical matters as well as creative advice, Shaw (a nature photographer) guides the reader through the process of shooting landscapes, close-ups, and animal portraits. Specific chapters discuss basics like exposure, equipment and film, lenses, composition, and working in the field. The book prominently features Shaw's color photography. This is a revised edition of

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817400309
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,174,605
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

John Shaw is the author of many enduring bestsellers, including six previous Amphoto books. His photographs are frequently featured in National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Natural History, Sierra, and Audubon magazines, as well as in calendars, books, and advertisements. He lives in Colorado Springs.


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John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you think as you take photos. Makes to want to get out and take pictures
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough good things about John Shaw's books. They have helped my photography in many aspects. With all the photography books on the market, I was overwhelmed by the choices as I wanted to get a book that taught me field techniques yet still explained exposure theory. I emailed a professional photographer, John Herbst, and he recommended any John Shaw book. This was the first one I purchased and I am very happy that I bought it. John Shaw explains exposure theory in a way that makes a complex subject seem easy. I liked it so much that I purchased several of his books and I have enjoyed, and learned from, each of them. His field techniques are straightforward and easy to understand. You'll love any of his books. I have 4 of them.
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