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A master photographer's guide to capturing the natural landscape -- written for hobbyists and pros.

Step-by-step instructions, pictograms, and before-and-after comparisons provide a complete course in capturing a landscape's natural beauty. Renowned photographer Tim Fitzharris reveals foolproof techniques he has used through decades of fieldwork in a wide variety of settings. His own outstanding examples are accompanied by detailed information ...

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Overview

A master photographer's guide to capturing the natural landscape -- written for hobbyists and pros.

Step-by-step instructions, pictograms, and before-and-after comparisons provide a complete course in capturing a landscape's natural beauty. Renowned photographer Tim Fitzharris reveals foolproof techniques he has used through decades of fieldwork in a wide variety of settings. His own outstanding examples are accompanied by detailed information on the equipment, exposure, film, shutter speed and filters used.

The book is designed for use with the latest digital as well as traditional cameras. Fitzharris encourages photographers to rise above technology and remain sensitive to a landscape's changing moods. Everything needed to achieve professional results is covered, including:

  • The best equipment and how to use it
  • Digital camera considerations
  • Detailed field techniques for a wide variety of natural settings
  • Using filters
  • Fine art composition, simplified and diagrammed
  • A step-by-step guide to recognizing and finding great scenic shooting sites
  • Getting a correct exposure every time
  • Recording mirror-like reflections in lakes and shooting postcard-perfect sunrises and sunsets
  • Creating high-quality panorama images
  • Post-production basics, including image selection and color correction.

Filled with tips and strategies, this outstanding guide includes all that's required for taking professional-caliber photographs of great landscapes.

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Canadian Camera
Whether you are a newbie, a seasoned photographer, or simply a scenery bug, this new offering ... packs a mighty bang for your buck. It is almost a landscape photography workshop in book form, illustrated by the kind of views ... that make you suck in your breath in wonder (and, yes, envy) as you turn each page.

— Joy McDonell

Nature Light Photo
If you are looking for a book that covers almost all facets of landscape photography, you should take a close look at Landscape Photography by Tim Fitzharris... The book has awe-inspiring images on almost every page, which is a good reason alone to by the book, but the information offered is some of the best I have read... The real strength of the book is the fourth part, where Mr. Fitzharris' writing shines. He covers most all of the usual situations where landscape images are captured and describes what to look for and how to capture beautiful images... His ideas and suggestions are all very good. The best reason to buy this book is the images that Fitzharris includes to demonstrate his vision, ideas, and suggestions. Looking at the images will improve your photography... [This] is a book that should be on a photographer's bookshelf if they are interested in landscape photography and even nature photography in general.
Popular Photography
Crammed with insightful tips on creating landscape pictures, written in a straightforward style with minimal jargon, the book also showcases more than 100 of Fitzharris's eye-catching landscape photographs, complete with informative captions about how the images were made.
Canadian Camera - Joy McDonell
Whether you are a newbie, a seasoned photographer, or simply a scenery bug, this new offering ... packs a mighty bang for your buck. It is almost a landscape photography workshop in book form, illustrated by the kind of views ... that make you suck in your breath in wonder (and, yes, envy) as you turn each page.
Canadian Camera - Joy McDonnell
A glowing tribute to the beauty of North America.
ON) Grand Magazine (Kitchener
A valuable reference... stunning photographs.... Beginners to pros can benefit from this opportunity to look through [Fitzharris's] lens.
Library Journal

Now that the price of high-definition digital cameras, powerful computers, and image-editing software has come down, the opportunity for making professional-quality landscape photos is greater than ever. Fitzharris is well known for his regular nature column in Popular Photography & Imagingmagazine and his 30-odd books on wilderness and wildlife photography. Here, though some might object to the sometimes garish results when Fitzharris overworks an image with editing software, his advice on such topics as field techniques, fine-art composition, and the best equipment to use is invaluable. This highly accomplished and useful guide is an inspiring improvement over more basic volumes like Michelle Perkins's Digital Landscape Photography: Step-by-Step. Recommended.


—Daniel Lombardo
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - John Sykes Jr.
If what you're looking for is inspiration, the latest incarnation of National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography is filled to bursting. Photographer Tim Fitzharris' images are gorgeous, color saturated and calendar-ready. But the book is supposed to be a guide to shooting landscapes. And on this count it succeeds... Picking up the book would be worthwhile if all you did was look at the mass of incredible images, but the easy-to-digest instructions make it a valuable resource for people ready to step up their landscape photography game.
Calgary Herald
Perfecting the art of the landscape photograph is an admirable goal for any photo enthusiast. But if it continues to elude you, get a copy of photographer Tim Fitzharris's latest edition of the National Audubon Society of Landscape Photography.... Even if you're not a shutterbug, the photos alone are worth the price of the book.
North Shore News - Terry Peters
Anyone with a desire to improve their nature photos will find both solid advice and inspiration in this book.
Photo News - Ginette Lapointe
This guide is an essential tool.... Building on the experience gained over several decades, the photographer shares his tricks and strategies.
Shutterbug
The updated edition of this popular guide offers a wide variety of tips tricks and techniques for serious landscape photographers. Author Tim Fitzharris provides step-by-step instructions and uses before and after shots to expertly highlight each lesson, making learning fast and easy.... Every stage of the creative process is covered and explained making this guide an ideal resource.
Shelf Life
This is the perfect landscape book from a master of the photo game.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554071951
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/16/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint edition
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Fitzharris is a critically acclaimed photographer known by his colleagues for his regular column in Popular Photography and Imaging magazine. He is the author of 25 books, including National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography, Close-Up Photography in Nature, Rocky Mountains: Wilderness Reflections and Big Sky: Wild West Panorama. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Introduction: The Earth, our planet, our home.

In its natural state it's difficult to imagine anything more beautiful. This book is intended to help photographers capture this beauty for the enjoyment of both themselves and others. The landscape is arguably the most difficult, challenging and fascinating of nature's subjects. It is an elusive target—terrain shimmering in ultraviolet or buffeted by wind one day and twinkling with frost or glinting bronze under a sunset sky the next.

Not only does the landscape change, endlessly offering to the lens new contours, textures and colors depending on weather, light and season, it posts no signs to guide the photographer's approach. It does not encourage you to capture spreading antlers or eyes sparkling with highlights. Its appeal is broad, and as subject it is open to wide avenues of interpretation. It is more concept than thing, more mood or feeling than identity. You cannot take a picture of a mountain and say, "There, I've got it." You can only say that you know a bit of it, that you've spent some time near its energy.

If you have an artistic temperament, this will appeal to you. No matter how many times a famous landform has been photographed, your encounter with it will be unique and will remain so with every subsequent shooting session. Pulsing with light, mother of life, for the artist a subject both sublime and mindless, the land abides in us and for us. You appreciate this while looking through the lens, trekking to a shooting site or standing on a precipice waiting for sunrise. If you're reading this book, you're already attuned to this. You want to know more about direct engagement,about embracing this wonder of Earth through your eyes and insights, your photography and your art.

This book will help you understand how camera and film (or sensor) depict the land so that you can make images the way you see and feel. The technical components of professional-level landscape photography are all covered here. The emphasis of the book, however, is on the photographer's actual interaction with the subject. I've described here the numerous ways in which I photograph the landscape, the particulars of how I proceed to capture a dune field, ocean sunrise, autumn forest or alpine reflection. Each setting calls for the application of a different set of technical and artistic considerations. I've outlined the general procedures I use when working in the field, the focus being to enjoy the process while maximizing the quality of imagery.

To this end, you will find that keeping things simple—technically, logistically, artistically—brings you closest to the Earth, your subject, allowing the clearest expression of your artistic goals. The working models presented here are the ones that I use and know, but they needn't be the ones that you favor. There are many ways to approach landscape photography, and your art will benefit by considering how others photograph. As you gain experience you will discard some procedures, embrace others and develop new ones of your own.

It's impossible to photograph the landscape and not be aware of the accelerating deterioration of the planet's natural areas. Governments generally see progress in terms of economic growth manifested through industrial, residential, agricultural or commercial expansion, nearly always to the detriment of natural systems. As nature photographers we can use our influence to turn capitalism's focus on development to one that favors preservation. It's seems to be a losing proposition at this point, but you'll feel better and grow more appreciative of the subjects you photograph just for making the effort. Earthlings, unite!

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Earth, our planet, our home

Part One: Outfitting for the Landscape

Camera Systems
Professional results from cameras and tripods

Landscape Optics
Lenses for scenic subjects and how to use them

Logistics in the Field
Transporting, accessing and protecting equipment in the field

Part Two: Shooting Fundamentals

Exposure
Making reliable exposures in difficult situations

Aperture and Shutter Speed
Controlling image detail with depth of field and exposure time


Part Three: Creating an Image

Illuminating the Scene
Proactive lighting techniques

Composition Basics
Fundamental principles of picture design

Art of the Possible
Adapt your shooting schedule to natural conditions

Expressing Perspective
Techniques for recording the third dimension

Photogenic Opportunities
Recognizing the potential of a landscape setting

Part Four: Spectacular Settings

Bonfires of Autumn
Capturing the rich color of the woodland palette


Cascades and Waterfalls

Interpreting the beauty of flowing water

Radiant Reflections
Recording mirror-like reflections in lakes and ponds

Dramatic Dunes
Procedures for great sand dune photographs

Sunrise and Sunset
Seizing opportunities at the magic hour

Oceans of Light
Recording the changing moods of the shoreline

Floral Wilderness
Capturing the beauty of meadows in bloom

Twilight Time
Heavenly light when the sun is below the horizon


Wide View Panoramas

Shooting and stitching multiple captures of a scene

Captivating Clouds
Dynamic landscape imagery hangs in the air

Part Five: Digital Processing

Digital Darkroom Equipment
Storing images in the field and processing them in the studio

Preparing Images for Presentation
Professional art print, website or print media display

Resources

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Preface

Introduction: The Earth, our planet, our home.

In its natural state it's difficult to imagine anything more beautiful. This book is intended to help photographers capture this beauty for the enjoyment of both themselves and others. The landscape is arguably the most difficult, challenging and fascinating of nature's subjects. It is an elusive target -- terrain shimmering in ultraviolet or buffeted by wind one day and twinkling with frost or glinting bronze under a sunset sky the next.

Not only does the landscape change, endlessly offering to the lens new contours, textures and colors depending on weather, light and season, it posts no signs to guide the photographer's approach. It does not encourage you to capture spreading antlers or eyes sparkling with highlights. Its appeal is broad, and as subject it is open to wide avenues of interpretation. It is more concept than thing, more mood or feeling than identity. You cannot take a picture of a mountain and say, "There, I've got it." You can only say that you know a bit of it, that you've spent some time near its energy.

If you have an artistic temperament, this will appeal to you. No matter how many times a famous landform has been photographed, your encounter with it will be unique and will remain so with every subsequent shooting session. Pulsing with light, mother of life, for the artist a subject both sublime and mindless, the land abides in us and for us. You appreciate this while looking through the lens, trekking to a shooting site or standing on a precipice waiting for sunrise. If you're reading this book, you're already attuned to this. You want to know more about direct engagement, about embracing this wonder of Earth through your eyes and insights, your photography and your art.

This book will help you understand how camera and film (or sensor) depict the land so that you can make images the way you see and feel. The technical components of professional-level landscape photography are all covered here. The emphasis of the book, however, is on the photographer's actual interaction with the subject. I've described here the numerous ways in which I photograph the landscape, the particulars of how I proceed to capture a dune field, ocean sunrise, autumn forest or alpine reflection. Each setting calls for the application of a different set of technical and artistic considerations. I've outlined the general procedures I use when working in the field, the focus being to enjoy the process while maximizing the quality of imagery.

To this end, you will find that keeping things simple -- technically, logistically, artistically -- brings you closest to the Earth, your subject, allowing the clearest expression of your artistic goals. The working models presented here are the ones that I use and know, but they needn't be the ones that you favor. There are many ways to approach landscape photography, and your art will benefit by considering how others photograph. As you gain experience you will discard some procedures, embrace others and develop new ones of your own.

It's impossible to photograph the landscape and not be aware of the accelerating deterioration of the planet's natural areas. Governments generally see progress in terms of economic growth manifested through industrial, residential, agricultural or commercial expansion, nearly always to the detriment of natural systems. As nature photographers we can use our influence to turn capitalism's focus on development to one that favors preservation. It's seems to be a losing proposition at this point, but you'll feel better and grow more appreciative of the subjects you photograph just for making the effort. Earthlings, unite!

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

    Stunning Photography, Invaluable Information

    The photos alone make this book worth picking up. This is far above your standard scenics collection - these shots are the most inspirational I've come across. The images are accompanied by info on equipment used, which is a little depressing when you realize that these stunning shots were taken with $25,000 worth of gear. Nonetheless, there is great information on how to approach landscape photography. It's easy to absorb and full of useful information. Of all the how-to books I've picked up, this one is at the top of my list.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    Great Book

    I think this book has a lot of great information in it. It's not like a lot of books were they show a lot of pictures put you have no idea how they are taken.

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