Outdoor Photography

Outdoor Photography

by Chiz Dakin, Jon Sparks

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Now in its second edition, this book is the ideal companion for outdoor enthusiasts who want their photography to do justice to the amazing experiences they have on their travels.

The book has been completely rewritten and is fully up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of digital photography. The authors' invaluable knowledge as professional outdoor photographers allows them to introduce all the essential technical concepts to the reader and explain them in the clearest possible language.

With practical and realistic advice throughout, the emphasis of the book is on giving readers the information they need to take the best photographs they can, without compromising their enjoyment of the great outdoors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781852846466
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Publication date: 11/05/2011
Series: Cicerone Guides
Edition description: Second Edition,REV
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Chiz Dakin, winner of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Award for Excellence in Photography in 2008/9, is passionate about travelling and the outdoors. She is keen on mountain walking, scrambling and cycling and has visited all seven continents. Wherever she goes she always ensures she has her camera with her.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Beyond point and shoot11
Life through the viewfinder16
Truth and consequences20
Final thoughts22
Chapter 2Equipment for the outdoor photographer24
Final thoughts49
Chapter 3Shooting landscapes51
Framing the landscape53
Depth of field58
Light and the landscape62
Equipment for landscape photography76
Figures in the landscape78
Final thoughts80
Chapter 4Shooting action81
Equipment for action photography83
Techniques for action photography89
Final thoughts97
Chapter 5Shooting wildlife and close-ups99
Distant subjects102
Wildlife photography in practice106
Shooting close-ups109
Techniques for close-up shooting112
Final thoughts116
Chapter 6Shooting at the edge117
Extreme conditions118
Extreme sports124
Final thoughts142
Chapter 7Putting it all together143
The learning curve144
Keeping it simple145
Keeping and showing your work146
Keeping it safe152
Final thoughts154
Appendix IExposure: a manual for the manually inclined159
Appendix IIBuying a camera: some dos and don'ts169
Appendix IIIFurther reading171

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