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The Sierra Club Guide to Close-Up Photography in Nature
     

The Sierra Club Guide to Close-Up Photography in Nature

by Tom Fitzharris
 

This comprehensive guide to the latest techniques in close-up nature photography makes compelling, one-of-a-kind photographs possible for thousands of ambitious amateur photographers. The author of sixteen books of photographs and photographic techniques, Tim Fitzharris provides the most up-to-date information on how to photograph plants and animals using existing

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This comprehensive guide to the latest techniques in close-up nature photography makes compelling, one-of-a-kind photographs possible for thousands of ambitious amateur photographers. The author of sixteen books of photographs and photographic techniques, Tim Fitzharris provides the most up-to-date information on how to photograph plants and animals using existing light in the beauty of the natural environment.
Illustrated with 100 color images, the book's chapters - "Terms and Tools," "Field Techniques," "Artful Approaches," and "Subjects in the Wild" - provide complete coverage of their subjects, with technical specifications, insightful tips, and detailed explanations of how each of the featured photographs was taken.
Techniques for achieving maximum sharpness, brilliant color, and greater than life-size magnification are explained alongside detailed information on lenses, camera supports, electronic flashes, reflectors, automatic exposure procedures, and optimum shutter speeds. A "Sources" section includes information on digital imaging and where to buy equipment, as well as a bibliography of photographic books, periodicals, and newsletters.

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YA-An outstanding introduction to this specialized aspect of photography. Fitzharris provides a concise, well-organized handbook, moving through terms, equipment, settings, artistic approaches, and subjects in the wild. Written in the first person, the book speaks directly to readers, thus promoting interest in circumstances of the photography shoot. New digital techniques are included in the final chapter. Outstanding full-color photographs on high-quality paper fill nearly every page. Each one is accompanied by an annotation that explains how it was taken and which film, camera, lens, etc., were used. While this resource is beyond the skills of novice photographers, it will whet their appetites to produce amazing pictures. Advanced students will understand the methods more quickly and will be motivated to seek higher skills.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871569134
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/16/1998
Series:
Sierra Club Books Publication Ser.
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Fitzharris is an internationally renowned photographer whose books include The Sierra Club Guide to 35mm Landscape Photography and The Adventure of Nature Photography. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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