John and Barbara Gerlach, the founders of Gerlach Nature Photography. Key Features: Literally no stone is left unturned; from gear to technique and feeding to location-the gamut is covered (and then some) The author team is unparalleled. They aren’t just great photographers – they are globally known as the best teachers in this genre This book is beyond breathtaking. You’ll want to keep it or buy it for a wildlife or photography enthusiast in your life (or both). Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or mood of a certain natural light is challenging but often the simple details of a texture or color evade photographers most of all. In Close Up Photography in Nature, best-selling authors and nature photography pros, John and Barbara Gerlach, share the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the beauty all around you. The Gerlachs are celebrated teachers who understand a photographer's mind so they begin this book with a brief overview of the fundamentals before delving into some of the more advanced and unique challenges of close up photography. Topics covered include: advanced flash techniques specific for close up shooting, as well as a discussion on focus stacking strategies and tilt-shift lenses for getting maximum depth-of-field. The Gerlachs also discuss their strategy of mixing flash with natural light when shooting close up, which opens up all sorts of photographic possibilities – opening up shadows, creating shadows, separating the subject from the background, reducing contrast between the subject and the background, improving the color rendition, shooting sharper images, and much more. This book will change the way you see the world as well as the way you share it through your work! the world through your work! Contents: Introduction. Chapter 1: Cameras and Lenses. Chapter 2: Exposure Essentials. Chapter 3: Shooting Sharp Images. Chapter 4: Light and Color. Chapter 5: The Power of Flash. Chapter 6: Photographing Flowers. Chapter 7: Special Photo Techniques for Butterflies and Dragonflies. Chapter 8: What’s in Our Camera Bags? Appendix. Author's previous publications include Digital Nature Photography, The Art and the Science Digital Landscape Photography Digital Wildlife Photography.
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