Outdoor Photography: Better Pictures for Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Much-expanded new edition of this handbook of outdoor photography, covering digital photography and the whole range of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling, water sports (in and on the water), as participant or spectator. Covers basic concepts, equipment and processing and optimizing your images back at base.
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Overview

Much-expanded new edition of this handbook of outdoor photography, covering digital photography and the whole range of outdoor activities including walking, running, cycling, water sports (in and on the water), as participant or spectator. Covers basic concepts, equipment and processing and optimizing your images back at base.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852843564
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Chiz Dakin, winner of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Award for Excellence in Photography in 2008/9, is passionate about travelling and the outdoors. She is keen on mountain walking, scrambling and cycling and has visited all seven continents. Wherever she goes she always ensures she has her camera with her.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Beyond point and shoot 11
Life through the viewfinder 16
Truth and consequences 20
Final thoughts 22
Chapter 2 Equipment for the outdoor photographer 24
Cameras 32
Lenses 39
Accessories 42
Final thoughts 49
Chapter 3 Shooting landscapes 51
Framing the landscape 53
Depth of field 58
Light and the landscape 62
Equipment for landscape photography 76
Figures in the landscape 78
Final thoughts 80
Chapter 4 Shooting action 81
Equipment for action photography 83
Techniques for action photography 89
Final thoughts 97
Chapter 5 Shooting wildlife and close-ups 99
Distant subjects 102
Wildlife photography in practice 106
Shooting close-ups 109
Techniques for close-up shooting 112
Portraits 115
Final thoughts 116
Chapter 6 Shooting at the edge 117
Extreme conditions 118
Extreme sports 124
Trekking 136
Final thoughts 142
Chapter 7 Putting it all together 143
The learning curve 144
Keeping it simple 145
Keeping and showing your work 146
Keeping it safe 152
Final thoughts 154
Appendix I Exposure: a manual for the manually inclined 159
Appendix II Buying a camera: some dos and don'ts 169
Checklist 170
Appendix III Further reading 171
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