Landscape Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to capture stunning images. For photographers interested in landscape photography, this guide will help you conquer the fundamentals and take amazing outdoor shots.

Pro photographer Rob Sheppard starts with the basics–composition, light, and perspective–and describes how to connect with your scene. He covers all the key camera features that affect your image, including how changing ...

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Overview

Now that you’ve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to capture stunning images. For photographers interested in landscape photography, this guide will help you conquer the fundamentals and take amazing outdoor shots.

Pro photographer Rob Sheppard starts with the basics–composition, light, and perspective–and describes how to connect with your scene. He covers all the key camera features that affect your image, including how changing focal lengths alters your perspective and the aperture’s direct correlation with depth of field. Once you’ve captured those shots, Rob takes you through simple post-processing steps in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photoshop Elements.

This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to landscapes and outdoor shooting. Beautifully illustrated with large and compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321823779
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/24/2012
  • Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 195,227
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Sheppard is also the author/photographer of over thirty photo books, including The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography, The National Geographic Field Guide to Photography - Digital, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for Digital Photographers Only. He was the editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine for 12 years and was the original editor of PCPhoto (now Digital Photo). He still writes regularly for Outdoor Photographer and teaches popular workshops around the country. See his work and photo tips at robshepppardphoto.com, and his blog at natureandphotography.com.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Equipment Finding the gear that helps you get better landscape photos Chapter 2: Seeing As Your Camera Sees Photographers tend to see subject but the camera sees light and shadow Chapter 3: Light Learning to see the light and its effects on a landscape Chapter 4: Composition Composition is about communication and how you tell a viewer what is important about the landscape Chapter 5: Perspective, Space and Depth of Field Gain control over your landscape images by changing lenses, position and f-stop Chapter 6: Sky Sky is a big part of most landscape scenes Chapter 7: Connecting with the Subject and Scene Finding depth in a location Chapter 8: Black-and-White The rich tradition and today's potential of black-and-white landscapes Chapter 9: High Dynamic Range Landscapes HDR is a very modern way of capturing a landscape Chapter 10: Traditional Darkroom Work in the Computer Ansel Adams ideas still resonate in the computer
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