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Nature Photography Photo Workshop
Nature Photography Photo Workshop
by Nat Coalson
Paperback from Wiley
ISBN: 0470534915
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A how-to guide for capturing stunning photographs in nature

Photographing nature poses unique challenges and demands that you have special skills and a working knowledge of how to work in--and with--nature. This Photo Workshop is a must-have how-to guide for shooting nature images in nearly any situation you might encounter.

You'll learn which equipment is right in different settings and why it should be used, how to get an amazing photo of a fast-moving animal, and how to handle a myriad of tricky weather scenarios. This book covers composition, exposure, fill-flash, special creative techniques, and more. Plus, assignments at the end of each chapter sharpen your skills to for taking unique, artistic nature photographs.

  • Shows you what equipment to use in different settings and why to use it
  • Offers essential advice for photographing a fast-moving animal and dealing with weather obstacles
  • Provides a clear understanding of the basic fundamentals of photography
  • Addresses composition, exposure, fill-flash, creative techniques, and more
  • Shares Photoshop tips for sharpening and improving photos you've already taken
Packed with inspirational color photos throughout, this workshop guide encourages you to improve your technique for taking nature photographs.
 
John Shaw s Nature Photography Field Guide
John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide
by John Shaw
Paperback from Amphoto Books
Published: 2001-10-01
ISBN: 0817440593
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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors.
Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer--beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro--can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs.
 
The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife
The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife
by Sean Arbabi
Paperback from Amphoto Books
Published: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0817400109
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The authoritative guide for photographing nature in today's digital world

Infused with both a passion for nature and an abundance of technical expertise, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography guides amateur photographers through every stage of shooting landscapes, close-ups, and animal portraits in today's digital world. Master nature photographer Sean Arbabi offers insider advice on everything from packing your gear bag to selecting sites, staying safe while working in the field, getting a perfect exposure, composing your images for maximum impact, and processing your digital images afterward.
Packed with more than 200 inspiring and instructive images, this complete course is the only book you'll need to capture the beauty of the world around you.

 
National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography: Digital Edition
National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography: Digital Edition
by Tim Fitzharris
Paperback from Firefly Books
ISBN: 1554073928
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A professional course in digital nature photography.

National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography is a comprehensive reference and inspiring guide to taking outstanding photographs of the great outdoors. Renowned photographer Tim Fitzharris shares his foolproof techniques, emphasizing digital photography field procedures for a wide variety of nature shots.

Everything needed to achieve professional results is covered, including:

  • The best digital equipment, and how to use it
  • Detailed insider field techniques for photographing mammals, birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, wildflowers, wilderness landscapes, seascapes and more
  • Getting a correct digital exposure every time
  • Using filters (with before-and-after examples)
  • Fine art composition
  • Photographing scenes for maximum sharpness
  • Shooting postcard-perfect sunrises and sunsets
  • Digital processing
  • Preparing digital captures for publication.
Packed with tips and strategies, this outstanding guide is ideal for beginners, advanced amateurs and professionals. The information is presented in a conversational style and accompanied by hundreds of stunning examples of the author's photographs.
(2007)
 
Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition
Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition
by Brenda Tharp
Paperback from Amphoto Books
Published: 2010-02-23
ISBN: 0817439617
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A classic guide to creative nature photography, now updated for the digital world.
Amateur and experienced photographers interested in taking more compelling, personal images will love this new edition of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, now updated to address the exciting possibilities (and challenges) of digital image-making. Author Brenda Tharp's inspiring approach has garnered fans all over the world, as she teaches that magical skill no camera can do for you: learn how to "see." Readers expand their photographic vision and discover deep wellsprings of creativity as they learn to use light, balance, color, design, pattern, texture, composition, and many simple techniques to take a photo from ordinary to high-impact.
Featuring more than 150 stunning, all-new images, Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Edition is for anyone who understands the basic technical side to photography but wants to wake up their creative vision.
 
Improve Your Wildlife Photography (Improve Your Photography)
Improve Your Wildlife Photography (Improve Your Photography)
by Jim Harmer
Kindle Edition
Published: 2010-10-24

Most photographers think that being a wildlife photographer simply requires a long lens and getting close to the animals; however, their pictures lack the impact and drama of a professional wildlife photographer.
This book teaches photographers how to achieve stunning photos of animals by simply applying the tips taught in this book. Whether you enjoy shooting birds, deer, or any other type of animal, the techniques in this book will help improve the impact of your wildlife photos.
Some of the topics explained in the book include: how to increase the drama in your wildlife photography, improving your lighting, what makes a winning wildlife photo, how to get close to animals, and techniques to achieve ultra-sharp animal photos.
There are four other books in the "Improve Your Photography" series by Jim Harmer. Check out the author's other titles by searching the name of the series on Amazon.

Most photographers think that being a wildlife photographer simply requires a long lens and getting close to the animals; however, their pictures lack the impact and drama of a professional wildlife photographer.
This book teaches photographers how to achieve stunning photos of animals by simply applying the tips taught in this book. Whether you enjoy shooting birds, deer, or any other type of animal, the techniques in this book will help improve the impact of your wildlife photos.
Some of the topics explained in the book include: how to increase the drama in your wildlife photography, improving your lighting, what makes a winning wildlife photo, how to get close to animals, and techniques to achieve ultra-sharp animal photos.
There are four other books in the "Improve Your Photography" series by Jim Harmer. Check out the author's other titles by searching the name of the series on Amazon.

 
Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute s top nature photography instructor
Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute's top nature photography instructor
by Ralph A. Clevenger
Paperback from New Riders Press
ISBN: 0321637542
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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 last 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 assignments 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.
 
Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams
Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams
by Michael Frye
Paperback from Focal Press
ISBN: 0240812433
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Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was a pioneer of landscape photography, whose imagery-especially his iconic views of the American National Parks--is widely published and instantly recognizable. While he is undoubtedly one of the best-loved and best-known visionaries of American art, photographers also recognize him as a pioneer of technique, a theoretician, and as one of the great teachers of the craft of photography.
His zone system has been widely adapted, but Adams unique imagery also relied on his determination and application at every stage of the photographic process; he spent years in his darkroom, as well as out in the open air. For decades, this kind of attention to detail required the kind of equipment, time, and facilities that were out of the reach of most photographers--but now, in the digital age, technology has finally made his techniques accessible.
This book will show you what can be learned from Adams working process, and how these lessons can be applied today. The craft of Adams photography is discussed, and the ZONE SYSTEM is related to the digital age. Sections on light, composition, mood, and the darkroom all show what can be achieved today using and understanding his thinking. Michael Frye's own photography provides many stunning examples of the results that can be achieved and, as one of Adams' natural successors in the field, he is well placed to analyze the inspirational shots which open each chapter.

* Demystifies the art behind the iconic shots * Contains a number of breathtaking works by Ansel Adams and other landscape masters such as Edward Weston and Elliot Porter * Written by one of the most reputable fine landscape photographers, who (like Ansel Adams) uses Yosemite National Park most frequently as his subject * Breaks the zone systems (famous to Adams) down in a way that digital photographers can use

 
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography
by The Mountain Trail Photo Team
Paperback from Mountain Trail Press
ISBN: 0979917182
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Today's digital cameras are wonderful creative tools for nature photographers, but they can be a challenge to master--a problem that is thoroughly solved by the lessons provided in this guide by 10 of the most respected nature photographers in America. Representing the knowledge of professionals who have produced photography books and calendars, worked for nature magazines, and taught hundreds of photography workshop students, the book offers a step-by-step approach to improve both artistic vision and technical skills. Topics covered include equipment selection, use of digital functions, tips for capturing natural light, rules of composition, and special effects. Practical advice about launching a full-time nature photography career is also included.

 
Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science
Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science
by John and Barbara Gerlach
Paperback from Focal Press
ISBN: 0240808568
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Over 50,000 photographers can't be wrong! John and Barbara Gerlach finally write the book their workshop attendees have been asking for!
Digital Nature Photography is a how-to guide for photographers who want to take their work to the next level. Written by professionals with over 20 years experience, the Gerlachs reveal enlightening techniques for shooting nature images in the field. The combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique will help you capture your next great image.
·Learn what equipment works best in the field, and why, as well as tips for superb shots
·Create sharp images at capture with detailed instructions for digital exposure
·Master the three factors that lead to excellent images: technique, subject and situation
 

 
The Art of Photographing Nature
The Art of Photographing Nature
by Art Wolfe, Martha Hill
Paperback from Crown Pub
1993
 
The Art of Outdoor Photography: Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional
by Boyd Norton
(Paperback)

The Art of Photographing Water : Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls, Streams and Seashores
by Cub Kahn, Cub Khan
(Paperback)

John Shaw's Closeups in Nature
by John Shaw
Hailed by American Photographer as "the master of the closeup," one of the country's foremost nature photographers offers the first book to apply closeup techniques to the subject of nature. Ingram
Paperback - 144 pages (October 1987)
Amphoto; ISBN: 0817440526

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide
by John Shaw (Photographer)
Paperback - 160 pages Rev edition (October 31, )
Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 0817440593

John Shaw's Landscape Photography
by John Shaw

John Shaw's Business of Nature Photography : Marketing and Managing a Successful Nature Photography Business
John Shaw
Hardcover:
Amphoto; ISBN: 081744050X; 

Selling Nature Photographs (How to Photograph)
Norbert Wu, 1997

Black & White Landscape Photography
John Collett, David Collett, )
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Mountain Light : In Search of the Dynamic Landscape
Galen A. Rowell, E. Migdail,  )

National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Secrets to Making Great Pictures
by Peter K. Burian, et al

The Backpacker's Photography Handbook
Charles Campbell, 1994

Wynn Bullock : The Enchanted Landscape Photographs 1940-1975
Wynn Bullock,1999

The American Wilderness
by Ansel E. Adams, William A. Turnage (Introduction)
(Hardcover - November 1990)

The Essentials of Nature Photography
by Milton Heiberg
(Hardcover)

Ansel Adams : The National Park Service Photographs
by Ansel E. Adams
(Hardcover)

In Response to Place: Photographs from the Nature Conservancy's
by Andy Grundberg (Editor), Terry Tempest Williams
"The Last Great Places" are the Nature Conservancy's flagship conservation sites-some 200 biologically rich landscapes throughout the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Asia, and the Pacific. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the conservancy asked a dozen distinguished contemporary photographers to respond to a site with which he or she felt a special affinity. The result is In Response to Place. This beautifully produced volume features original, unpublished images by Annie Leibovitz, Richard Misrach, Sally Mann, William Wegman, Lee Friedlander, Mary Ellen Mark, Lynn Davis, Hope Sandrow, William Christenberry, Fazal Sheikh, Karen Halverson, and Terry Evans, as well as an essay by noted photography critic and curator Andy Grundberg and a foreword by acclaimed writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams. Amazon.com
Hardcover: 160 pages
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821227408; (September 10, )
 
Intimations of Paradise
by Christopher Burkett (Photographer), James Reid
(Hardcover)

Alaska
by Art Wolfe, Nick Jans
Listed under Photo Essays - Alaska

Light on the Land
by Art Wolfe (Introduction), Art Davidson (Editor)
(Hardcover - October 1991)

National Geographic Photography Field Guide: Landscapes
by Robert Caputo
(Paperback)
 

Photographing Creative Landscapes
by Michael Orton
Paperback: 128 pages
Amherst Media; ISBN: 1584280484; (May 1, )
 
Colorado Autumn
by John Fielder (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

The Poetic Landscape
by Elizabeth Mowry
(Paperback)

America From 500 Feet!
by Bill Fortney, et al
(Hardcover)

Artist's Photo Reference Landscapes
by Gary Greene
(Hardcover)

Summer Nights (New Images Book)
by Robert Adams
Summer Nights is a sequence of nightscapes photographed along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Robert Adams focuses on the continuing natural presence found in the beauty of trees, sky, and the shape of the land. The series proceeds outward from population centers (chiefly Denver) to the rural plains and mountains, linking what remains of nature in the cities to a larger natural context. Amazon.com
(Hardcover)

Taking Measures Across the American Landscape
by James Corner, et al
(Paperback)

Spectacular Galapagos : Exploring an Extraordinary World
by Tui De Roy
(Hardcover)

Okavango : Africa's Last Eden
by Frans Lanting, Christine Eckstrom (Editor)
(Paperback)
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Amazon : From the Floodplains to the Clouds
by Alex Webb
(Hardcover)

Journeys With the Ice Bear
by Kennan Ward
(Hardcover)

American Wilderness : A Journey Through the National Parks
by David Muench (Photographer), Bernadette Gilbertas
(Hardcover)

John Shaw's Business of Nature Photography : A Professional's Guide to Marketing and Managing a Successful Nature Photography Business
by John Shaw
(Hardcover)

The Lake Superior Images
by Craig Blacklock (Photographer)
(Hardcover)
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The Living Wild
by Art Wolfe, et al
(Hardcover)

Beyond the Basics : Innovative Techniques for Nature Photography
by George D. Lepp
(Paperback - September 1993)

National Parks of America
by Stewart L. Udall (Contributor), et al
(Hardcover - June 1993)

Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography
by Galen A. Rowell
(Hardcover)

The Color of Wildness
by Eliot Porter
(Hardcover)

Dancing Feathers : Photographs & Reflections of Wading Birds from Southern Swamps, Ponds and Rookeries
by Janie Moore Greene
Listed under Bird Photography

Southern Africa Revealed : South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique
by Elaine Hurford
(Hardcover)
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Flower
by Lynn Goldsmith, Donald Sultan
(Hardcover)

The Prairie Dog : Sentinel of the Plains
by Russell A. Graves
(Paperback)

Wildflowers Across Texas
by Laurence Parent (Photographer), et al
(Hardcover)

Portraits from the Desert : Bill Wright's Big Bend
by Bill Wright
(Hardcover)

The Art of Photographing Nature
by Art Wolfe (Photographer), Martha Hill
(Paperback - July 1993)

Leelanau: A Portrait of Place in Photographs & Text
by Jerry Dennis, et al
(Hardcover)

The Tennessee Valley : A Photographic Portrait
by Robert Kollar (Photographer), et al
(Hardcover)

Large Format Nature Photography
by Jack W. Dykinga
(Paperback)

This Is South Africa
by Peter Borchert, Robert T. Teske
(Hardcover)
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Disarming the Prairie (Creating the Northe American Landscape)
by Terry Evans, Tony Hiss (Introduction)
(Hardcover)

Bradford Washburn: Mountain Photography
by Anthony Decaneas (Editor), et al
(Paperback)

Michael Busselles Guide to Photographing Landscapes and Gardens (Michael Busselles Guide to Photographing)
by Michael Busselle
Hardcover: 256 pages
Rotovision; ISBN: 2880466768; 

Northern Lights: The Science, Myth, and Wonder of Aurora Borealis
by Calvin Hall et al.
Listed under Photo Essays - Alaska

Chased By The Light
by Jim Brandenburg (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

Plateau Light
by David Muench, James Lawrence
Plateau Light presents the wild beauty of America's Redrock Country, from the Grand Canyon to Escalante. This magical glimpse a the Southwest as seen by master photographer David Muench offers intriguing insights into his creative process and his collaboration with the enchanting light of the Colorado Plateau.
(Hardcover)

California
by Art Wolfe
Listed under Photo Essays - California

Antarctica: A Year at the Bottom of theWorld
by Jim Mastro (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

Jane Goodall, 40 Years at Gombe : A Tribute to Four Decades of Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation
by Jennifer Lindsey, et al
Listed under Jane Goodall

Fall Colors Across North America
by Ann Zwinger, et al
(Hardcover)

Coral Seas
by Roger Steene (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

Stone Canyons of the Colorado Plateau
by Charles Bowden, et al
(Paperback)

Serengeti : Natural Order on the African Plain
by Mitsuaki Iwago
(Hardcover)

Grand Canyon National Park
by Robert Hutchinson, Willard Clay (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

The Potomac : A Nation's River
by Ken Sullivan, Arnout, Jr. Hyde (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

Costa Rica : The Forests of Eden
by Kevin Schafer, Alvaro Ugalde
(Hardcover)

Cabo da Roca : Images of the Westernmost Point of Continental Europe
by Jose Romao
(Paperback)
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