The Art of Photographing Nature Paperback – Jul 7 1993
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This is a book about photographic composition, which is something a photographer must know well to make pictures that are more than snapshots. Technique is referred to, but if you want a how-to book get John Shaw?s ?Nature Photography Field Guide?
Although Hill claims the writing credits and Wolfe the photography credits, this is somewhat misleading. The form the book takes is to show a picture taken by Wolfe, or more often two, and then have both comment on the compositional choices. Since Wolfe is one of the greatest living nature photographers and since Hill is the former picture editor of Audubon Magazine, their commentary is illuminating. I found the comparison between two pictures of the same or similar subject matter, including why they found one better than the other, to be particularly insightful. It also adds to the discussion that each of them brings a slightly different sensibility to the pictures. There are even a few sets where the two disagree as to the better picture.
As I said before, this is not a technique book, but technique is examined as a way to enhance the composition. For example, in the section called ?Reading the Light?, the authors talk about how to find 18% gray, to get a standard exposure from a light meter. But than they talk about how to use that information to make pictures lighter or darker to enhance the subject.
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It makes you want to run right out there, after buying more rolls of film of course! This is a wonderful book - so crisp the colors and details. Read morePublished on May 2 2002 by NW Shooter
In this book, acclaimed nature photorapher Art Wolfe teams with Marth Hill, former picture editor for Audubon Magazine. Read morePublished on May 17 2000 by W. Tracy Parnell
The pictures are explicit. The text is original, short, and explicit to. Some good tips for every day use. I like it.Published on May 10 2000 by Nathan Michel
This is a fantastic book that covers everything from lighting to predicting the behavior of wild animals for photography. Very illustrative and to the point.Published on Nov. 2 1999 by Radin Mirshahi
This strength of this book is the comparison format. For every type of photo being discussed, there are multiple examples of each, with explanations of why one might be chosen over... Read morePublished on May 14 1999
The most enjoyable, beautiful, and informative book of photography that I have ever read. Full of specific examples and side by side comparisons of various techniques and... Read morePublished on Sept. 30 1998
The great strength of this book is that Art Wolfe shoots the same subjects with different film, exposures, filters, lenses, light conditions, etc. Read morePublished on March 1 1998 by email@example.com
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