Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies

Landscape and nature photography refers to a wide range of photography devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures. With that, there are many ins and outs to the photography skills & techniques which can take a lifetime to master.  Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies (Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-118-06512-9; August 2011; $29.99) is now available to give amateur photographers the instruction they need to create their own beautiful nature and landscape portraits.  Packed with constructive, expert advice, this full-color and extra large trim beginner’s guide escorts readers through the basics of photography and explains how to apply those fundamentals when taking high-quality outdoor photos.

Written by accomplished photographer and technology writer, Doug Sahlin, this new release is one of the most visually stunning For Dummies titles. The book features beautiful full-page photographs, along with practical, step-by-step instruction on creating amazing nature and landscape portraits.  Though it does cover advanced topics, Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies doesn't forget the first time shooter. This guide includes information on the fundamentals of photography, good composition skills and then demonstrates how to apply that knowledge to nature and landscape photography specifically. Complete coverage within the book includes:

  • The basics of photo taking along with the equipment needed to get high quality photos
  • A review of how to adjust exposure, composition, and lighting for best results
  • Common nature shots, including birds, animals in the wild, animals in captivity, flowers, and insects
  • The most popular landscape themes and how to capture them, including forests, mountains, crashing waves, and sunsets. Also covers shooting in HDR and panorama.
  • Tips on processing photos, making common repairs, and how to find inspiration.

From its beginnings and continuing into the present era, some of the most important and celebrated landscape and nature photographers have been motivated not only by artistic aims, but also by a love of the natural environment and a desire to see it preserved.  From depth of field and shooting in macro mode, to adjusting for lighting conditions and setting proper exposure, Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies is the perfect building block for the next generation of landscape and nature photographers.


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Doug Sahlin (Tampa, FL) is a professional photographer and a well-versed tech writer. Doug's most recent works combined his passion for photography with writing, publishing Digital SLR Settings & Shortcuts For Dummies, Canon EOS 7D For Dummies and Digital Photography Workbook For Dummies. Doug maintains an online portfolio and photo blog at dougplusrox.com and regularly shares images on his Facebook fan page.