The Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is the brainchild of Charlie Waite, one of today's most respected landscape photographers. With AA Publishing, he created this prestigious competition and award with a total prize fund exceeding �20,000, coupled with an exhibition in London showcasing the best of the competition. The full-color book showcasing the best entries has been hugely successful in its first 10 years. Like the others before it, the 11th edition features both classic shots of verdant rural countryside and stark urban landscapes capturing the beauty and diversity of 21st century Britain.
Together with AA Publishing, Charlie Waite, one of today's most respected landscape photographers, has created a prestigious competition for landscape photography. Britain's heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in the UK or simply visiting, as long as the image is from the British Isles. This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the third annual competition.
This collection features photographs from some of the best amateur and professional photographers working in the UK today, with every image captioned by the photographer's own account of the inspiration behind the picture. Along with outstanding images of the British landscape, it includes a technical information section, detailing equipment and techniques used by the photographers.
National Geographic Society (U.S.),George Steinmetz,Susan Tyler Hitchcock
Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),George Steinmetz,Susan Tyler Hitchcock
Publisher: National Geographic Books
From one majestic nature landscape to the next, this is an iconic collection of National Geographic's photography of the world's most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world. With vast deserts in twilight, snowcapped mountain ranges at the brink of dawn, a forest in the height of autumn colors, these indelible images will magnify the beauty, emotion, and depth that can be captured in the split second of a camera flash, taking readers on a spectacular visual journey and offering an elegant conduit to the world around them. Paired with illuminating insights from celebrated photographers, this beautiful book weaves a vibrant tapestry of images that readers will turn to again and again.
Drawing on decades of experience, Joe Cornish, one of Britain’s most distinguished landscape photographers, has distilled the key elements of his craft into a collection of thought-provoking essays accompanied by a stunning selection of his photographs. From his beloved North Yorkshire, to the rocky canyons of the Colorado Plateau, the photos in First Light have been chosen to reflect the breadth of Joe’s work and to illustrate how he puts his working philosophy into practice. Each picture is accompanied by text describing the conditions that must be taken into consideration before taking a photo; the composition of the image, including viewpoint, selection of film and filters; and post production treatments. First Light is replete with supporting technical data and Joe’s own explanations of the thought processes that lay behind the creation of each of these wonderful photographs. These fluent and very personal accounts are full of practical advice on subjects ranging from anticipating changes in the weather or lighting conditions, to the relative advantages of using colour filters. For all photographers, whether amateur or professional, First Light is a source of on-going inspiration and advice. With a foreword from renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite, it will also appeal to anyone who appreciates natural beauty and loves landscape for its own sake.
Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book, volume 1 (the world’s best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with a follow-up to his volume 2 smash best seller, with an entirely new book that picks up right where he left off. It’s even more of that “Ah ha—so that’s how they do it,” straight-to-the-point, skip-the-techno-jargon stuff you can really use today to make your shots even better. This book truly has a brilliant premise, and here’s how Scott describes it: “If you and I were out on a shoot and you asked me, ‘Hey Scott, I want the light for this portrait to look really soft and flattering. How far back should I put this softbox?’ I wouldn’t give you a lecture about lighting ratios, or flash modifiers. In real life, I’d just turn to you and say, ‘Move it in as close to your subject as you possibly can, without it actually showing up in the shot.’ Well, that’s what this book is all about: you and I out shooting where I answer questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I’ve learned, just like I would with a friend—without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak.” Each page covers a single concept on how to make your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you’ll learn another pro setting, tool, or trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. If you’re tired of taking shots that look “okay,” and if you’re tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, “Why don’t my shots look like that?” then this is the book for you. This isn’t a book of theory—full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. With nearly 200 more of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade,” this book gets you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.
For 50 years Magnum photographers, through commissions and their personalork, have produced images that comment on the state of the world. Inhotographing the landscape they are not just spectators but participants,ware that the land itself has been shaped by man, and that the notion ofandscape itself depends on a human viewpoint. As each photographer records,nterprets and finds a unique personal style, the variations on a there arendless - landscapes of war, of agriculture, of industry, of cities andotorways, of desolation, of celebration and tranquillity . The photographsathered in this book invite the viewer to rediscover the landscape and thinkore profoundly about the planet earth.;The work of celebrated photographersuch as Abbas, Eve Arnold, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Josephoudelka and Robert Capa is included.
"Daybreak whispers mauve over a long ocean horizon. A slender crescent moon caresses a gnarled tree standing alone on the heath. Full of one-of-a-kind photographs, this breathtaking photo collection, now in mini format, gives readers a front-row seat to the world's wonders, from its most imposing cityscapes to its most pristine landscapes. Selected from the portfolios of National Geographic's most celebrated photographers, the images in this book are strikingly arranged to depict the beauty and majesty of light in all its variations. Short legends accompany every photograph to explain how the shot was captured, along with inspiring quotations from literature. With the widest possible array of perspectives, close-ups, and details, these photos present a new experience of time and light."
This spiral-bound engagement calendar is both practical and a pleasure to use, with ample space for recording appointments, a section of monthly calendars for long-term planning, and a wide range of black-and-white photographs impeccably printed in duotone to the high standards established by Adams himself. From the Tetons and the Snake River to the majesty of Yosemite's El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall, the 2011 calendar is an ideal way to enjoy the beautiful photographs of this legendary American artist all year long.
In this renowned guide to capturing the outdoor world on film, Galen Rowell, the connoisseur of outdoor and adventure photography, reveals the art, craft and philosophy behind his world-famous images in this stunningly illustrated book. Since it's original publication almost ten years ago, this groundbreaking work remains both an inspired manual to taking better pictures and an inspiring journey of discovery into the creative process. In more than 140 color photographs and 66 essays, Rowell shows how he transformed the natural world around him into vivid, memorable works of art. He covers everything from the practical and immensely helpful technicalities of how to pack equipment lightly and use the correct flash to the more theoretical concerns of imagining a photograph before pulling out the camera and immersing oneself fully into this natural and artistic quest. Both the artist and his unique talent come alive in these pages, a tribute to the ways in which his photographs, philosophy, and vision immeasurably enrich those who view his work.
From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.
Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957
Author: Terry Toedtemeier,John Laursen
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Spanning ninety years in the history of the Columbia River Gorge, carved by the river through the Cascade Mountain range, a collection of more than 130 images ranges from early photographs from the 1860s to 1957 when the region's landscape was forever altered by the completion of the Dalles Dam.
Controversial, misunderstood, and sometimes overlooked, Minor White (1908–1976) is one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, whose ideas exerted a powerful influence on a generation of photographers and still resonate today. His photographic career began in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, with assignments for the WPA (Works Progress Administration). After serving in World War II and studying art history at Columbia University, White’s focus shifted toward the metaphorical. He began creating images charged with symbolism and a critical aspect called equivalency, referring to the invisible spiritual energy present in a photograph made visible to the viewer. This book brings together White’s key biographical information—his evolution as a photographer, teacher of photography, and editor of Aperture, as well as particularly insightful quotations from his journals, which he kept for more than forty years. The result is an engaging narrative that weaves through the main threads of White’s life, his growth as an artist, as well as his spiritual search and ongoing struggle with his own sexuality and self-doubt. He sought comfort in a variety of religious practices that influenced his continually metamorphosing artistic philosophy. Complemented with a rich selection of more than 160 images including some never published before, the book accompanies the first major exhibition of White’s work since 1989, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from July 8 to October 19, 2014.
Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres for amateur photographers. Mastering the genre, however, takes time: time to perfect exposure, color, composition, and--perhaps above all else--the ability to see and record the landscape in a way that will make your photographs stand above the rest. This guide delves into the world of 16 leading lights, each with their own unique take on how, where, and why the landscape should be recorded. Through probing interviews and beautifully reproduced images, the reader is given an insight into the artist's working practices, from equipment to techniques. Glorious color photographs sit beside atmospheric monochrome, the latest digital techniques rub shoulders with traditional film-based imaging, and conventional landscape mores are countered by experimental artworks, guaranteeing something to inspire every reader.
Using his own photographs to illustrate the text, Charlie Waite explains the basis of his success as a landscape photographer. From the choice of camera and lens to the subtleties of lighting and composition, from manipulating the image to extracting the essential elements of a scene, he brings his years of practical experience to bear on the subject. The book contains many practical tips for the budding landscape photographer, but technical mastery is only one part of the story. The author aims, above all, to instill in readers his own love of landscape, and to encourage them to respond to, and capture, the world around them. Charlie Waite's prize-winning books include Landscape in Britain, Landscape in France, and Landscape in Italy.