Macrophotography

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Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1682030776
Size: 10.26 MB
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Macrophotography allows for the capture of small photographic subjects in life size or larger magnification, allowing viewers to experience the world around them in a way that is simple not possible with the naked eye. With a magnified view, we can see the distinctive make-up of an insect, animal, or flower—its texture, details, and subject features that we might otherwise be completely unaware of. In this unique book, Dennis Quin turns his macro lenses upon the natural world and teaches readers to choose and use the tools they need to capture magical images of all manner of bugs, flowers, reptiles, and more. In each of the 60 sections in this beautifully illustrated book, Quin details the tricks of the trade. You’ll learn where to find your subjects, how to make sure that the background adds to the overall impact of the image, how to track insects in flight, and other skills that will increase your odds of capturing technically strong, visually rewarding shots. In each section, you’ll see 1 to 3 images of a unique subject and will get detailed instruction as to how Quin shot the image—including the equipment used, settings chosen, the camera angle, and more. There’s more to this book than instructional photographic text. In each of the 60 discrete sections, Quin provides fascinating tidbits about each animate object—describing the life cycle, feeding habits, mating rituals, breeding, and much more—or characteristics of botanical subjects. This book provides an inspiring and enlightening blend of photographic technique and fascinating science lessons. It is perfect for serious amateur photographers, wildlife/landscape photography enthusiasts, and even those whose “bread and butter” shots are in another genre completely. The book is sure to impress.

Conservation Photography Handbook

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Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608959872
Size: 65.40 MB
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This book is a call to action, providing the tools photographers need to help preserve threatened species and environments around the world or in their own backyards. Author/photographer Boyd Norton has spent over four decades successfully doing just that, and is credited with saving millions of wilderness acres through his photographs and personal activism. In this book, Norton shares his approaches to designing powerful images that communicate the threats facing wilderness areas, wildlife, and people around the world. His expert advice guides you step by step through the process of capturing effective photographs and implementing them to educate and build support for these critically important issues. Also featured are images and techniques from acclaimed conservation photographers Amy Gulick, Alexandra Garcia, Alison M. Jones, Joe Riis, Bob Rozinski, and Wendy Shattil.

Macro Photography For Gardeners And Nature Lovers

Author: Alan L. Detrick
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604691549
Size: 40.27 MB
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Gardeners and nature lovers delight in taking pictures—especially close-ups of flowers, butterflies, and insects. And though advances in digital camera technology have made taking, storing, and sharing photos easier than ever, taking top-quality pictures requires familiarity with both digital technology and the general principles of photography. Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers provides exactly the information that aspiring photographers—no matter their level of skill—need to take their photos to the next level. Clear and concise chapters cover the basics of macro (close-up) photography, explain the features of current digital single-lens reflex cameras, show the many ways images can be composed, and share tips on digital effects, storage, and manipulation of imagery. Throughout the text, helpful tips, definitions, exercises, and case studies serve to demystify digital photography. Each lesson is supported by examples of the author's stunning photography. Whether taking photos of flowers and insects, compiling a photographic record of your garden, or simply sharing beautiful images with friends and family, everyone can become accomplished photographers of the world's small-scale wonders.

Microsculpture

Author: Levon Biss
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 168335138X
Size: 55.25 MB
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"You will never look at a beetle or a moth the same way again." --WIRED "Art meets science to dazzling effect." --The Guardian Microsculptureis a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately using microscope lenses, then “stacked” to maintain sharp focus throughout. These images are then combined to create a single high-resolution file. From start to finish, each portrait takes approximately 4 weeks to create. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist. Microsculpture has been exhibited at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Xposure 2016 International Photography Festival in Sharjah, U.A.E. It has been viewed by over half a mil­lion people so far and will be touring museums around the world from 2017 onward. The entomology collection has significant cultural and historical value, containing the world’s oldest pinned insect specimen and many thousands of insects collected by pioneering Victorian explorers and biologists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace.

Tiny Worlds

Author: Charles Needle
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608957659
Size: 29.93 MB
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Successful nature photographer and lecturer Charles Needle often asks students in his workshops if they understand the difference between “looking” and “seeing”. The difference he is pointing out is that while we are constantly “looking” at countless people, places and things, we might not be actually seeing what is right in front of us. Being tuned into this difference can elevate your art as a photographer, allowing you to be more in tune with your surroundings. Needle has applied this concept to his work and it shows. Utilizing macro photography to capture the nuances of the nature all around us. In this extensive handbook, Needle covers not only his philosophy for seeing and capturing nature photography but delves into the equipment he uses. Needle covers composition, flash techniques, the fundamentals of macro photography and so much more. The book features many set-up shots, equipment shots and sequential shots detailing the progression towards creating the final images. This essential text provides both the inspiration and the technique required to beautifully capture the wonders of nature.

The Smaller Majority

Author: Piotr Naskrecki
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674019157
Size: 15.78 MB
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The remote world of the marvelous variety of species that dominates the tropics is revealed in this visual journey that exposes the environment in which they live, the threats they face, and the devastating impact their disappearance may have.

John Shaw S Closeups In Nature

Author: John Shaw
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 9780817440527
Size: 37.89 MB
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One of the country's foremost nature photographers offers closeup techniques and covers exposure, equipment and composition along with special equipments and lenses.

The Boudoir Photography Cookbook

Author: Jennifer Rozenbaum
Publisher: Amherst Media
ISBN: 1608958809
Size: 79.79 MB
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Jen Rozenbaum presents sixty essential skills that will help you to fine-turn every aspect of your boudoir shoot. She begins with a look into what qualifies as boudoir, identifies the subgenres of boudoir portraiture, and then launches into a targeted look at various posing strategies that will really amp up your subject's gorgeous curves for a sexy, sultry look. You'll also find a host of image concepts that you might want to incorporate into your repertoire, plus lighting sources and setups Jen favors for creating sizzling shots, and even tips for selecting a wardrobe that downplays perceived flaws and celebrates your subject's assets. Of course, Rozenbaum doesn't stop there. There are even sections on changing up lenses for portrait variety, working with a Lensbaby (a specialty lens that offers a 'sweet spot' of focus), and pulling out all of the stops with today's must-have light source: the Westcott Ice Light.