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The Art of Landscape Photography

  • Pub date: October 2014
  • ISBN-13: 9781781450529
  • Author: Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer
  • Price: £16.99
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 192
  • Photos: 204 photographs
  • Dimensions: 235 x 210 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

The Art of Landscape Photography

There are many general titles on landscape photography, but few that really tackle the issue of composition in great depth. The Art of Landscape Photography assumes a good working knowledge of the technical basics – such as correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness – and concentrates on the 'heart and soul' of landscape photography: the principles of composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion. While technique will not be ignored, the emphasis will be on how it impacts on the aesthetics of the image – for example, using filtration to enhance the mood of a scene rather than simply to balance the extremes of contrast.

Because of the nature of the subject matter, this is very much a picture-led book, with numerous example pictures to illustrate the compositional points being discussed. At the back of the book there will be thumbnails of all the pictures used, with a summary of the technical details – camera, lens, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, filtration – to ensure that those who crave technical information are not disappointed.

Ross Hoddinott is an award-winning, professional outdoor photographer and writer. Based in the southwest of England, Ross is one of the country's leading natural history and landscape photographers. His intimate, striking imagery is widely published, and he will be familiar to readers of many photographic and wildlife publications, including Outdoor Photography, Digital SLR Photography and BBC Wildlife. Ross has authored or co-authored other books on photographic techniques, including Digital Exposure Handbook, The Wildlife Photography Workshop, Digital Macro & Close-Up Photography and The Landscape Photography Workshop.

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