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The Magic of Digital Nature Photography

The Magic of Digital Nature Photography

by Rob SheppardRob Sheppard


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For anyone who has tried to capture a blazing sunset or catch the stark and simple beauty of bare tree limbs in winter, this manual will prove irresistible. Rather than providing ideas of what to photograph, Sheppard presents invaluable insider techniques and insights: use a histogram to get the ideal exposure, or white balance to create atmospheric images. Find out how to shoot crisp close-ups or awe-inspiring panoramic shots, and how to enhance pictures by using filters such as grads and polarizers. See how computer and image-editing software can turn ordinary images into extraordinary photos. Each section lists 10 Quick Tips for handling common outdoor photography challenges.

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ISBN-13: 9781579907730
Publisher: Pixiq
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: A Lark Photography Book Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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The Magic of Digital Nature Photography 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well organized book divided into chapters addressing necessary and useful equipment, basics of photography (e.g., shutter speed, lens speed, f-stop, depth of field, white balance, et al.), and various categories of nature photography: landscape, flowers, wildlife, macrophotography, and others. Each chapter is wonderfully illustrated with stunning photographs by the author and an invited photographer renowned for his/her work in that area. Each chapter also includes summary points, hints, exercises to improve skills and suggested web resources (including the link to the guest photographer's web site). I suspect Mr. Sheppard did not describe his techniques for each photograph to force the reader to develop his/her own photographic eye. This is a very good resource for an enthusiast photographer already comfortable using a digital camera.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I did get a few good ideas from Mr. Sheppard's book, I thought he was a bit skimpy on the technical data. I would liked to have seen him talk a little bit on how he took his photos. After all, it is 'magic,' and he deserves to tell his clients (the book buyers) how to get images as good as his. I think Mr. Sheppard could learn from thumbing through Sue Bishop's book 'Photographing Flowers.' In it, she explains how, and why, she took various photos. She even threw in some clunkers to show us what happens when you don't consider all aspects of your image taking.