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L. L. Bean outdoor photography handbook
Rowinski, Jim.
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Publication Information:
New York : Lyons Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiii, 162 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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Includes index.
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TR659.5 .R68 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Practical instruction for beginning through intermediate photographers. Perhaps the most common motivation behind the novice's study of photography is to be able to capture the beauty of the natural world, and here are the fundamentals: an introduction to understanding light; primers on equipment, film, exposure, gear, storage, and display; in-depth how-to advice on the most popular outdoor subjects landscapes, close-ups, and wildlife including invaluable pointers on the challenges presented by natural conditions; and full coverage of a subject ignored by other books the outdoor photography of people. In stunning full colour that illustrates proper technique, and with helpful quick hints throughout, this is the most accessible guide to the subject thorough enough for the aspiring professional, but sufficiently practical for even the casual amateur.

Author Notes

Kate Rowinski is co-author of "The L.L. Bean Outdoor Photography Handbook." She lives in both Yarmouth, Maine, & Charlottesville, Virginia.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

There are plenty of "how-to" books on the basics of photography, especially nature and landscape photography. Although this book covers much, if not all, of the same territory, it takes a different and far better approach. Based on the authors' syllabi for their photography classes, the book truly instructs novice photographers in a clear, pleasant manner. The book will be a delight to anyone who has struggled to understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed. The Rowinskis thoroughly review film, cameras, lenses, and other equipment as well as technique in a practical, informal manner. The authors then discuss a large and varied number of outdoor photography situations, offering sound advice on how to make the best possible photograph. Their highly readable book will appeal especially to those who want not only to learn a little more about technique but to enjoy the experience of making photographs in the great outdoors. Illustrated with superb photographs, this is one of the best introductory photography manuals available.√ĄRaymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

-A handy guide to learning or improving photographic techniques. The authors try to spark the creativity of their readers, reminding them that photography is an art form. However, the book's content and the coverage are traditional. Beginning with light, film, exposure, and cameras, the narrative moves through topics such as settings, filters, challenging places and techniques to storage and display of the results. While rules are cited, so is the comment that rules are made to be broken. Sidebars emphasize key points. Written in the first person, the text is fun and informal as if the experts are in the same room. Good-quality, full-color photos and illustrations show the correct or incorrect techniques. Often they will show a sequence of the same shot using various settings. A good choice both for beginners and amateurs who want to improve their skills.-Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.