The Photographer's Guide to Landscapes

The Photographer's Guide to Landscapes

by JohnFreeman (Author)

Synopsis

Landscapes have always been one of the great photographic themes and in this new volume John Freeman explains informatively and concisely how to capture the essence of the physical world that surrounds us all. Starting with seeing the picture, the book illustrates, with clear examples of landscape photographs, why one shot works when another fails. It guides the photographer through the choice of equipment, both film and digital; the importance of viewpoint; the art of composition; format and framing; black and white or colour; understanding the importance of timing and light, and much more. Each topic is illustrated with stunning images from around the world, with particular attention given to seascapes, the weather, lakes and mountains, and often overlooked themes such as the urban landscape. Manipulation of images is also discussed in detail; learn how to enhance a shot taken on an overcast day and to emulate infrared film to create surreal landscape images.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Collins & Brown
Published: 23 Feb 2006

ISBN 10: 1843401762
ISBN 13: 9781843401766

Author Bio
John Freeman is a highly-experienced photographer as well as the creator of many books including the acclaimed architectural volumes London Revealed and Moscow Revealed. This book is part of a 12-title series aimed at the intermediate photographer covering every aspect of the profession - including Light, Portraits, Composition, Travel, Children, Nature and Nudes. He is also the author of the bestselling book Photography: The New Complete Guide to Taking Photographs (ISBN: 1 -84340-270-X). Based in London, SE1, he travels extensively and works regularly in the field of publishing for both books and magazines.