The Photographer's Guide to Landscapes: A Complete Masterclass

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This third volume in John Freeman's outstanding photographic instruction series provides readers with authoritative advice on capturing the beauty of the physical world. Here intermediate photographers can find information on an exhaustive range of topics, including expert guidance on creating interesting foregrounds, modifying backgrounds, developing panoramas, framing, working with multiple images, and utilizing black and white as an alternative to color. Over 250 images offer perspective on capturing specific ...
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Overview

This third volume in John Freeman's outstanding photographic instruction series provides readers with authoritative advice on capturing the beauty of the physical world. Here intermediate photographers can find information on an exhaustive range of topics, including expert guidance on creating interesting foregrounds, modifying backgrounds, developing panoramas, framing, working with multiple images, and utilizing black and white as an alternative to color. Over 250 images offer perspective on capturing specific types of landscapes--from skies and deserts to waterways and urban landscapes. Find valuable advice on equipment: filters, lenses and film; technique: exposure, shutter usage; and editing: cropping and retouching. A section on digital toning even instructs readers on how to manipulate their work to create surreal imagery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843401766
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Photographer's Guide Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
1 The Essentials
Basic Equipment 14
Normal Lenses 18
Wide-angle Lenses 20
Telephoto Lenses 22
Understanding Depth of Field 24
Understanding the Shutter 26
Understanding ISO 28
Understanding Exposure 30
Basic Composition 34
Creating Foreground Interest 38
Backgrounds 42
Black and White 46
Perspective 50
2 The Subjects
Spring 56
Summer 60
Autumn 64
Winter 68
Rivers and Canals 72
Seas and Lakes 76
The Weather 80
The Changing Day 84
Emphasizing the Sky 88
Deserts 92
Buildings in Landscapes 96
The Urban Landscape 100
People in Landscapes 104
3 Further Techniques
Multiple Images 110
Building Panoramas 114
Digital Composites 118
Using Filters 122
Panoramic Cameras 126
Aerial Shots 130
Infrared 134
Close-ups 138
Retouching 142
Digital Toning 146
Abstracts 150
Glossary 154
Index 158
Acknowledgements 160
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