Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute's top nature photography instructor [NOOK Book]

Overview 25 years of nature photography instruction in one gorgeous, full-color, hands-on course Anyone can photograph nature—just step outside and you're on location. But becoming a good nature photographer takes expert training. In Photographing Nature, Ralph Clevenger, whose images have appeared in such publications as Nature's Best and National Geographic, shares the techniques he's been personally using and teaching to aspiring photographers for the alst 25 years in his popular nature photography course at the elite Brooks Institute.In this stunning, See more details below
Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute's top nature photography instructor

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Overview

25 years of nature photography instruction in one gorgeous, full-color, hands-on course

Anyone can photograph nature—just step outside and you're on location. But becoming a good nature photographer takes expert training. In Photographing Nature, Ralph Clevenger, whose images have appeared in such publications as Nature's Best and National Geographic, shares the techniques he's been personally using and teaching to aspiring photographers for the alst 25 years in his popular nature photography course at the elite Brooks Institute.In this stunning, four-color course-in-a-book, each chapter opens with a spectacular photo spread from the natural world that Clevenger uses to illustrate themes and techniques essential to mastering nature photography. Just as he does in his classroom at Brooks, Clevenger explains how each photo was captured, the tools and techniques used, and typical problems related to capturing such a photo, along with solutions. Chapters also include sample Q&A sessions as well as assignements you can try yourself.

By the time you've worked through all of the techniques in this beautiful, yet informative book, you'll not only photograph the world differently, you'll see it differently as well.

With a foreword by George Lepp, one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers.

"I'm impressed! Clevenger covers topics most other books lack including ethics and environmental impact. His Q&A sections give valuable advice we can all use." —John Nuhn, Photography Director, National Wildlife magazine

"Photographing Nature reminds us that it takes knowledge and an appreciation of the technology, subject, and environment—combined with creativity—to make a great photograph." —Nancy Carrizales, Vice-President, Animals Animals/Earth Scenes

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“I’m impressed! Clevenger covers topics most other books lack including ethics and environmental impact. His Q&A sections give valuable advice we can all use.”
—John Nuhn, Photography Director, National Wildlife magazine

“Photographing Nature reminds us that it takes knowledge and an appreciation of the technology, subject, and environment—combined with creativity—to make a great photograph.”
—Nancy Carrizales, Vice-President, Animals Animals / Earth Scenes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132104807
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,121,232
  • File size: 22 MB
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Meet the Author

Ralph A. Clevenger teaches courses in nature photography, stock photography, video production, and undersea photography at Brooks Institute. Clevenger has traveled throughout the world on assignment. His clients include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Nature Conservancy, Denali National Park Wilderness Center, the National Park Service, and the National Marine Sanctuary. His publication credits include Audubon, Aqua, Islands, Oceans, Outside, National Geographic magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Popular Photography, National Geographic Books, Smithsonian Books, Sierra Club Books, and many other national and international publications. Ralph’s stock images are represented worldwide by Corbis Images.

Share your work with the author and other readers at www.flickr.com/groups/photographingnature

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Table of Contents

Foreword x
Introduction xii

1. Play nice 2
Ethics
Knowledge and creativity
Equipment
Becoming part of the solution
Questions and Answers

2. You need more stuff? 24
Stuff
Practice
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers

3. It’s all about the light 50
Qualities of light
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

4. Not everything’s black-and-white 74
The color of nature
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

5. Flash! And you’re in control 92
Light at 1/20,000 of a second
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

6. Wet-belly photography 110
Finding flowers and chasing bugs
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

7. Garden variety shots 128
Nature so close
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

8. The wonder of wildlife 146
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

9. An ounce of prevention 166
Zoos
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

10. Land, sea, and sky 186
The wide view
Telling the story
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

11. Looking through the frame 206
The frame
Composing the image
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

12. What are you looking at? 228
Preconceptions
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

13. On the road 248
Road trip
A ‘typical day’ of shooting
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

14. Back in the lab 272
Becoming the lab
Manipulation
Equipment
Lighting
Questions and Answers
Assignments to try

Appendix: Resources
Index

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    A Fantastic Book

    This is a great book. As a beginning nature photographer, this book has helped me in countless ways. Clevenger's beautiful photos are accompanied with detailed descriptions of technique and creative suggestions for everyone to understand. The book is organized, simple to follow and he gives so many wonderful examples of what works and what doesn't. If you are looking for information on equipment needed, techniques on getting the best shots, this book is worth every penny. I'll use it as a reference over and over but it's also beautiful enough for a coffee table book.

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