British Wildlife Photography Awards: Collection 8
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This dazzling collection showcases the very best of the British Wildlife Photography Awards, presenting over 150 of the winning, commended and shortlisted images from the 2017 competition. Featuring a range of photography from world-leading professionals as well as inspired amateurs, it is a book that captures the magnificent diversity of the British Isles. Now in its eighth year, the annual competition has a long tradition of supporting conservation. It provides a platform for the finest examples of British nature photography, revealing its wonders to a wide audience and engaging with all ages through its evocative and powerful imagery. With a œ20,000 prize from lead sponsor Canon, it is one of the most prestigious photography competitions, attracting major sponsors and culminating in an exhibition at London's Mall Gallery. British Wildlife Photography Awards 8 is divided into the competition's fifteen categories, from Animal Portraits through to the Young People's Awards. Every photograph is beautifully reproduced in a large format, with detailed technical information alongside the photographer's personal account, to appeal to both photographers and natural historians. Featuring a fresh new design, and supported by a major media campaign, this is a book that will bring every reader closer to the often unseen and always surprising world of British nature.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 24
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For 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill, and narrative excellence. The collection represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, whether action, macro, underwater, landscape, or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendor, drama, and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.
Beyond Extreme Close-Up Photography
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Extreme macrophotography opens up a new world for photographers, particularly biologists. By photographing subjects way beyond just life size magnifications, this book takes you a step closer to the very cells that make up organisms. Written with clarity and detail, Julian Cremona's enthusiasm for and knowledge of his subject makes this book an essential companion for everyone interested in photography and discovering the minutiae of the natural world. It advises on equipment and on low-cost and DIY photography solutions, explains how to use a microscope and its potential for photographers, and instructs how to light, support, and prepare a subject for best results. It also covers focus stacking: how to produce composite images with incredible depth of field, and encourages experimentation, suggesting ways to develop extreme close-up ideas.
Mark Leonhard: A Few Feet Away
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Mark Leonhard is well known especially for his photographic portrait studies; this time, however, he takes the public by surprise with images of nature. His photographs of trees and bushes with dense foliage or the intricate network of twigs and branches offer nothing for the viewer's eyes to fixate on. And this is precisely what is so special about the works of Mark Leonhard: he reduces the camera's depth of field to such an extent that foreground and background seem to merge, forced into one single level of perception. The result is images of nature without space or depth.
Photographing Nature in Action
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Filled with practical advice for the field and technical photograph instruction, this book is necessary reading for everyone who wants to capture exquisite shots of nature in action. It explains how to take great shots of animals moving in water, land, and air, as well as perhaps less obvious plant movement. It explains a camera's functions, and the fundamentals of good photography, and also shares ideas on setting up and taking photos in the field, as well as using a flight tunnel, aquarium, and microscope. Each photograph in the book is discussed, with details of the set-up, lighting, background, lens aperture, shutter speed, and ISO setting. The book also details the natural history and biology of the organisms, to give a greater appreciation of the photographs.
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography
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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.
Small Wonders: A Close Look at Natures Miniatures
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Award-winning nature photographers Stanley and Kaisa Breeden explore Australia's small animal life to reveal the wonder and beauty of looking closely into nature. Their specially developed digital photography techniques make it possible to see intriguing details you may never have suspected were there.