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Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science, 2nd Edition

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Description

John and Barbara Gerlach, the founders of Gerlach Nature Photography.

Key Features:

  • Follow-up to bestselling 1st edition
  • Completely updated to reflect all recent technological and artistic changes in the field
  • Highly respected professional nature photographers, John and Barbara Gerlach, share their tips and tricks learned during their 40 years of nature photography.
  • Beautifully designed book is packed with gorgeous full page images of the most interesting subjects found in nature.
  • Gerlachs’ unique and easy to understand teaching style has helped over 3000 students learn their photography techniques through year-round seminars and workshops – with more being added every year to meet the rising demand.

Identifying a beautiful image in nature is easy, but capturing it is often challenging. To truly seize the essence of a photograph shot out of the studio and in the world requires an artistic eye and impeccable set of photographic techniques. John and Barbara Gerlach have been teaching photographers how to master the craft of photographing nature and the outdoors through their workshops and best-selling books for more than twenty years. ?Now, equipped with brand new images to share and skills to teach, this celebrated photo team is sharing their latest lessons in the second edition of Digital Nature Photography.

Notable revisions in this new edition include introducing the concepts of focus stacking and HDR, as well as expanded discussions of multiple exposure, wireless flash, RGB histograms, live view, shutter priority with auto ISO, hand-held shooting techniques, and the author’s equipment selections. The inspiring imagery in this book covers a broader range of subjects than before including ghost towns, the night sky, animals, and sports, in addition to the classic nature photographs we expect from this very talented author team. This book is a comprehensive guide to one of the broadest subjects in photography, explained and dymystified by two respected masters.

“The beauty of this book is that you can learn from the extensive advice given so when you are standing in one of those must-capture moments, with a colourful sky, endangered animal, or hovering bird of prey, you have all the tools at your disposal to give capturing the perfect shot your very best go.” – Zoe Homes, Shutterhub.com

“Without doubt if you are new to nature photography, investing the price of this book will more than likely pay for itself in what you save by guiding a judicious purchase strategy – if not, you can still enjoy the pictures!” – Professional Imagemaker

“This is a book that covers the many details and techniques that will advance the abilities of new photographers especially, and is an excellent review for those that are doing well but still want to improve.” – Noella Ballenger, Apogee Photo

Contents:

Introduction

  1. Camera and Accessories
  2. Popular Camera Systems
  3. Key Camera Features
  4. Sensor Size
  5. Camera Batteries
  6. Memory Options
  7. Protecting the Camera
  8. Choosing and Using Lenses
  9. Lens Makers
  10. How Lenses Work
  11. Image-stabilization
  12. Lens Choices
  13. Mastering Exposure
  14. Exposure guideline summary
  15. Exposure Basics
  16. Understanding the Exposure Meter
  17. Conquer Extreme Contrast with HDR
  18. What is HDR?
  19. Shooting Sharp Images
  20. Hand-held techniques
  21. Tripod Techniques
  22. Avoid adding Extra Glass to the optical path
  23. Optimum apertures
  24. Focusing strategies
  25. Focus Stacking for Incredible Depth of Field
  26. What it does
  27. The Crucial Role of Light
  28. The Magic of Light
  29. The Qualities of Light
  30. Close-ups and Macro
  31. Definition of the two
  32. Ways to Focus Close
  33. Getting Sharp Images
  34. Ideal Close-up Light
  35. The Power of Flash
  36. Flash
  37. Flash Sync Speed
  38. Using Multiple Flash
  39. Developing Your Eye for Composition
  40. Composition-a definition
  41. Composition Guidelines
  42. Stunning Panoramas
  43. Opportunities
  44. Traveling with Camera Gear
  45. Camera bags
  46. The Equipment We Use
  47. Camera gear
  48. Office Gear

Sources

Author’s previous publications include

  • Digital Nature Photography, The Art and the Science
  • Digital Landscape Photography
  • Digital Wildlife Photography
  • Close Up Photography in Nature

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