The Art of Landscape Photography2020-03-18T10:57:50+00:00

The Art of Landscape Photography

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

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.


Author Information

Ross Hoddinott
Ross is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer, the author of several photography books, and a regular contributor to the photo press. Based in North Cornwall, England, Ross is best known for his beautiful macro and close-up images, and for evocative landscape photographs. He co-runs the photography workshop company Dawn2Dusk Photography and also provides bespoke 1-2-1 tuition. As well as judging major nature photography competitions, Ross has been a brand ambassador for leading photography equipment brands including Nikon UK, Manfrotto, and F-stop Gear.
Mark Bauer
Mark Bauer is a professional landscape photographer specialising in atmospheric images of Dorset and the New Forest. He is a regular contributor to the UK photographic press with his dramatic images appearing in numerous national and county publications, in particular Digital SLR Photography magazine, on book covers, cards and calendars.