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Creative Landscapes: Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

ISBN: 978-1-118-02732-5
240 pages
May 2011
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Capture the beauty of the world around you with this professional advice

Landscape photography inspires millions of photographers. If you're one of them, you'll find new insight into landscape photography in this book by professional photographer Harold Davis, as well as tips, tricks, and technical advice to help you improve the quality of your photos. You'll learn to use lighting and composition creatively, choose and use appropriate equipment, look at your subject matter in a new way, and even when to break the rules in order to capture the best image of all. Illustrated with the author's own spectacular landscape photos.

  • Landscape photography intrigues and inspires photographers, but there is more to getting great landscape photos than many photographers expect
  • Professional photographer Harold Davis teaches tricks and techniques that will enhance your skills
  • Explains how to approach the subject creatively, choose and use appropriate equipment, and refine photographic technique to create spectacular landscape shots
  • Looks at how lighting, texture, and composition affect landscape imagery
  • Lavishly illustrated with the author's own photos

Landscapes have long been a popular photographic subject; this book helps you advance your skills as a landscape photographer.

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Introduction.

The Tao of Landscape.

Why Landscape Photography?

Landscape in the Modern World.

Grand Landscapes.

Intimate Landscapes.

Imaginary Landscapes.

Abstractions and Patterns.

The Landscape in Black & White.

The Lonely Road.

Tools & Techniques.

Choosing a Camera.

Lenses.

Using a Tripod.

Exposure and Landscapes.

Aperture and Depth-of-Field.

ISO.

Noise and Landscape Photography.

Capturing Motion.

Composition and Landscape.

Landscapes and Lighting.

Working with Weather.

Planning Tools.

One World, Many Landscapes.

Seasons and a Sense of Place.

Earth and Sky.

Mountains.

Deserts.

Seascapes.

People and Landscapes.

Refl ections.

The City as Landscape.

The Night Landscape.

Landscapes and Post-Processing.

Understanding Digital Workfl ow.

The RAW Advantage.

Multi-RAW Processing.

Understanding HDR.

HDR Software.

Hand-HDR.

Monochromatic Conversions.

Understanding LAB Color.

LAB Color and Tonal Adjustments.

Selective Sharpening in LAB.

Notes and Resources.

Glossary.

Index.

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Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of more than 30 books, including Creative Lighting: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques, Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques, and The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations. Harold writes the popular Photoblog 2.0, www.photoblog2.com
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