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.
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 1||Beyond point and shoot||11|
|Life through the viewfinder||16|
|Truth and consequences||20|
|Chapter 2||Equipment for the outdoor photographer||24|
|Chapter 3||Shooting landscapes||51|
|Framing the landscape||53|
|Depth of field||58|
|Light and the landscape||62|
|Equipment for landscape photography||76|
|Figures in the landscape||78|
|Chapter 4||Shooting action||81|
|Equipment for action photography||83|
|Techniques for action photography||89|
|Chapter 5||Shooting wildlife and close-ups||99|
|Wildlife photography in practice||106|
|Techniques for close-up shooting||112|
|Chapter 6||Shooting at the edge||117|
|Chapter 7||Putting it all together||143|
|The learning curve||144|
|Keeping it simple||145|
|Keeping and showing your work||146|
|Keeping it safe||152|
|Appendix I||Exposure: a manual for the manually inclined||159|
|Appendix II||Buying a camera: some dos and don'ts||169|
|Appendix III||Further reading||171|