Heather Angel, internationally known nature photographer and author, describes equipment, film, lighting, composition, and special techniques for photographing flowers in the wild and in gardens. Straightforward explanations focus on the particular challenges of taking beautiful flower photographs, such as wind, light, and problem colors. The book also includes tips on making money from nature photography. 131 color photos.
Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis. You'll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio. Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images. Beautiful and authoritative, this guide to photographing flowers is a must-read for every photographer interested in flower photography. Photographing Flowers will also win a place in the hearts of those who simply love striking floral imagery.
This is a guide to photographing flowers. It approaches the subject according to the areas of interest to amateurs: flower species and their habitats, camera equipment (including a section on point and shoot cameras), lighting, exposure and composition. It address such specific flower-photography topics as: filling the frame with colour, closeups with flash, gardening the background, depth of field and focusing and separating the subject from the background.
Flowers are often a photographer’s favorite subject, and this sumptuous manual covers all the practical skills and aesthetic considerations involved in shooting an array of blossoms. Whether the image is a close-up of a petal or a long shot of a landscape brilliantly in bloom, author Sue Bishop’s inspirational compositions celebrate color and form: they move beyond straightforward depictions of flowers into something more abstract, personal, and unique. She presents three comprehensive sections that cover technical matters such as equipment, lighting, exposure, and depth of field; using color; and artistic concerns such as the use of backgrounds, soft focus, and special effects.
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Destined to become the plant photographers bible, this book encourages the reader to 'see' the art and design of the plant and to take photographs that are both accurate visual records and works of creativity. It shows you how to explore the beauty and variety of the natural world, from tropical rainforests, deserts and summer meadows to lakes and rivers, gardens and greenhouses. Throughout this inspiring and informative book Paul Harcourt Davies encourages us to see the art and design of the natural world and to take photographs that are not only accurate records of their subjects but also beautiful and unique images.
Make great photos of flowers, gardens, landscapes and the beautiful world around us
Gardens are everywhere, all around us. In this long-awaited guide to garden photography, noted botanical photographer and author Harold Davis tackles the subject of garden photography with an expansive brush. In this book, you’ll find techniques for photographing extreme macro subjects while becoming a better landscape photographer. From tiny flowers to vast landscapes, your photography can be enhanced using the techniques you will discover in Creative Garden Photography.
What is a garden? The topic of garden photography encompasses a huge range of photographic styles and techniques that can be applied to almost any kind of photography. Learn to use this toolset from one of the acknowledged modern masters of photography.
• Explore gardens, types of gardens, and how best to photograph them
• Create stunning floral macros and high-key imagery
• Learn techniques for adding impressionism to your photos
• Use light and creative exposures to enhance your imagery
• Master close-up focusing, depth-of-field, and focus stacking
• Create your own custom field studio “in a bucket”
• Complete exposure data and the story behind every photo
“My goal as a photography teacher and writer about photography is to inspire and to help you become the best and most creative photographer and image-maker that you can be.” —Harold Davis
“Harold Davis’s etherial floral arrangements have a purity and translucence that borders on the spiritual.” —Popular Photo Magazine
“Davis is a pioneer and a new art form—part photographer, part digital illusionist.” —Rangefinder Magazine
“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library.” —PhotoFidelity
TABLE OF CONTENTS
ENTERING THE GARDEN Understanding Gardens Garden Styles and Purposes Different Kinds of Garden Photography Garden Purpose and Design Informs Photography
OF LIGHT AND GARDEN Sunrise, Sunset, Blue Hours, Golden Hour
ON LOCATION: THE ROMANTIC GARDEN, SCHWETZINGEN AT SUNRISE, GERMANY
ON THE IPHONE: SNAPSEED
USING A TRIPOD Using a Tripod for More Creative Options Tripods for Garden Photography: Materials, Legs, Types of Heads Tripod Tips and Tricks
BLENDING EXPOSURES TO EXTEND RANGE
BLACK AND WHITE IN THE GARDEN Photographing the Zen Garden
ON LOCATION: IMPERIAL GARDENS OF OLD NARA, JAPAN
CONVERTING TO BLACK AND WHITE
IMPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY Camera in Motion Subject in Motion with Camera Stationary Creative Exposures In-Camera Multiple Exposures Post-Production
ON LOCATION: PHOTOGRAPHING MONET'S GIVERNY, FRANCE
ON THE IPHONE: WATERLOGUE
FOCUSING ON REPETITION Compositions with Repeating Garden Elements and Patterned Spaces Best Practices in Focus Depth of Field
ON LOCATION: THE PARC DE SCEAUX, FRANCE
DRAGONFLIES, BEES, AND WASPS Stopping Motion Getting Close Dealing with Those that Sting Auxiliary Lighting: Reflectors, Macro Strobes, LED Lighting
WATER DROPS AND SPIDER WEBS Refractions in Close-Up Photography Spider-Web Studio
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR
GARDENS OF THE MIND
PRINTING GARDEN PHOTOS
NOTES & RESOURCES Off-Beat Garden Photography Tools Places to Practice Garden Photography Recommended iPhone Apps for Garden Photography iPhone Workflow ImageBlender
A striking new collection from the author of Fine Art Nature Photography Includes instructions for creating varied photographic effects Detailed specs and equipment given for each picture with "before" and "after" versions provided for many images Acclaimed nature photographer Tony Sweet helps us to see a familiar subject through new eyes in this astonishing collection of flower photography. Ranging from the elegiac to the experimental, these pictures offer a kaleidoscopic survey of innovative photographic techniques--including multiple exposures and "slide sandwiching" --along with instructions for creating similar effects in your own photography. Perfectly balancing grace and spontaneity, Fine Art Flower Photography ensures that none of us will look at (or photograph) flowers the same way again.
Explore the World of Flower Photography in New Exciting Ways
Author: Hala Darwish
Australia is covered with glorious and varied colours of an abundance of wildflowers. There are a few places on earth where flowers are as extensive as in Western Australia, which is considered as one of the International Biodiversity Hotspots. It is easy to walk by and not to notice each flower, but for those who stop by to enjoy the flower's elegance and beauty; their day becomes brighter. "Flowers are the music of the ground from earth's lips spoken without sound" Edwin Curran. For many people, photographing flowers is full of sensational details that can bring happiness and appreciation. In this book, the author is exploring some of Australia's flowers of various shapes and sizes. Images, from abstract close-up to macro, are revealing the beauty and wonder of flowers that you may see. By learning the techniques of flower photographing; you will grow in all the places that people thought you never would, just like wildflowers. The variety of flower colours offers endless inspiration to photographers. This book will appeal to all whose passion is to capture the essence of blooms. Some people believe that a photographer needs to master the camera's manual settings to be a proper photographer. Others think that a photographer needs a big camera to be able to take great photos and must shoot in RAW to be taken seriously as a photographer. Others, myself included, believe that none of the above two opinions are necessary. This book will explain further why I take this side. Besides, composing the images in Live View or reviewing the images straight after taking them allows the photographer to check the results and make any techniques adjustments on the field. All the photographs presented in this book have one thing in common; they are all JPEGs taken straight out of the camera. Not even one photo is modified or manipulated with a computer or mobile app. The majority were taken with a DSLR camera while some were shot using a point-and-shoot camera and a camera phone. Indeed, some styles of photography require post-processing. I understand some photographers enjoy the process of post-processing, but more enhancements can be achieved by the camera than what many people actually realise. Some enhancements can be done by simple techniques, careful composition or the use of filters. Therefore, it is about fully understanding the camera's capabilities, styles and effects. Reading this book will guide the potential photographer in the right direction to shoot amazing photos. To get the most out of this book, you also need to possess the proper equipment to gain a full understanding of the processes, techniques, and controls. This means you need a manually adjustable camera - preferably a digital SLR with interchangeable lenses. However, you can get a lot out of this book with a point and shoot camera. Moreover, you will also get a chance to show your personality in the photos when you exercise your imagination.
Special techniques for creating unique, artistic, close-up images Macro, or close-up, photography is gaining popularity, and this book covers all of the challenges associated with taking great close-ups: depth of field, focus, and exposure. Copublished with Photoworkshop.com, a leading online educational resource for both beginning and professional photographers, this task-oriented reference allows readers to learn by doing and offers outstanding examples and instructions.
Learning the art of composition. Making the most of garden features. Capturing the spirit of a garden. Photographing close-ups and vistas. Exploring the magic of light and colour. Choosing and using cameras and accessories. -- Cover, page 
Nature reveals her unseen beauty in an up-close-and-personal fashion in the photographs of Paul Harcourt Davies and Peter Parks. Zooming in on the "faces" of dragonflies and hornets, unearthing the intricate patterns of fungi and mosses, and even capturing the active beauty of plankton, Nature Photography Close Up presents a "think small" approach to natural subjects. Containing dozens of full-color photographs, each accompanied by a succinct and insightful essay, this gorgeous book doubles as a showcase and an instructional guide. Any photographers with an interest in macro nature photography will enjoy this new way of looking at the unseen wonders around them.
Clive Nichols has photographed gardens in many different parts of the world. Here, he presents practical advice on equipment and techniques for different locations and conditions, from frost and fog to tropical sunlight.
New in the exciting series that combines wanderlust with the art of photography! Ask a Texan to name his favorite part of the state and he’ll probably say the Hill Country. This rolling open country, crisscrossed by creeks and rivers, wooded with ancient live oaks and junipers, holds many rewarding sites for photographers—like the huge granite dome of Enchanted Rock, and the cypress-lined Guadalupe River. Laurence Parent shows you the best photo spots in the most popular places as well as the best photo ops in the area’s little-known gems. He also covers scenic spots to photograph in the two large cities on the edge of the Hill Country—Austin and San Antonio. Not only does he help you identify great locations, he also offers solid advice on the best time of year to visit, the best time of day to shoot, and tips and techniques for getting the most out of your time.
Annotation. Bombay-born photographer Lariane Fonseca was inspired by the writing of Virginia Woolf and the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe to photograph nature. This collection of her work shows the visual beauty of the world around us and the intricate wonder of nature.
Featuring images of the natural world from Australia, Canada and Antarctica, this text is a how-to guide by a widely-published amateur nature photographer, packed with lots of ideas and practical information for photography enthusiasts.