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National Geographic Photography Field Guide 2nd Edition : Secrets to Making Great Pictures

by Peter Burian, Bob Caputo

Book Description
Burian and Caputo share the secrets to making great photographs in this engaging and informative guide.

* Making photographs of people, landscapes, and wildlife
* How-to tips from ten of National Geographic's top photographers
* Charts for selecting the right film, filter, and exposure
* Cameras, lenses, and maintenance
* Using existing light and flash
* Tips on effective composition
* Computers and photography
* Travel tips and gear
* Photography Web sites

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide
by John Shaw

Book Description
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.

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars
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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. 190 full-color and 20 black-and-white illustrations.
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars
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The Complete Guide to Close Up & Macro Photography
by Paul Harcourt Davies

Book Description
Explore the hidden world of pattern, texture and detail, and create stunning images with this comprehensive guide. The emphasis throughout is on techniques that work every time without breaking the bank using larger lenses, teleconverters and connecting rings to take the photographer into the realms of true macro photography. Current advances in camera electronics and digital imaging are also explored.
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Complete Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography
by Lee Frost

Book Description
Aimed at photographers who pack away their cameras as soon as light levels fall, this brilliant book shows how, with just a little skill and imagination, even amateurs can produce breathtaking photographs in nighttime or low-light settings. The guide begins with a clear explanation of technical aspects that must be considered, such as the best equipment to use for low-light indoor or nighttime outdoor shots, which color and black-and-white films to choose, how to ensure correct exposure in tricky situations, and details relating to both natural and artificial light. The book then tackles a wide range of themes and lighting situations, presenting specific guidance for shooting low-light landscapes, portraits, buildings, carnivals, fireworks displays, and weather phenomena such as lightning, sunrises, and sunsets.

Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars
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