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Photographing landscapes
Hedgecoe, John.
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London : Collins & Brown, 2000.
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160 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Photographic controls -- Learning to see -- Composition -- Natural factors that shape the landscape -- The elements of landscape.
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TR660 .H45 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
TR660 .H45 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Every photographer--professional or amateur--who gazes upon majestic, snow-capped mountains, a lush green countryside, or a colorful tapestry of autumn leaves instantly reaches for the camera, hoping to capture every nuance of the remarkable scene. But, almost instantly questions of composition, lens choice, film type, and exposure arise. What framing would bring out the most in a landscape, which elements are most important to include, and what setting will truly catch nature's beautiful light and color? World-renowned photographer John Hedgecoe offers a systematic and inspirational solution for every situation, revealing the technical considerations and creative decisions that produced his finest works. Using over 300 photos as examples, he discusses equipment, photographic controls, training the eye to see, and natural factors that shape the landscape. A masterful guide on an extremely popular subject. 160 pages (all in color), 6 3/4 x 10 3/8.

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Library Journal Review

These four "how-to" books pretty much cover the gamut in landscape photography and portraiture. Each is intended as an introductory manual for amateurs working primarily in the 35mm format. Hope's two books deal explicitly with black-and-white photography. The emphasis is more on style than technique, which is their strength. There are chapters on technique and other practical matters, but the discussions of tone and texture as well as mood will be most helpful to those who wish to make original photographs that reflect an artistic sensibility. The striking design of each book also accentuates a wonderful sense of atmosphere that is tender yet ever so slightly dark and brooding. The author of a number of first-rate books on photography, Hedgecoe concentrates on color photography in his two latest offerings. Both books are filled with many practical and useful tips for making better landscapes and portraits. Each bit of advice is accompanied by photographs that serve as excellent examples of the points he is making. Like Hope's books, Hedgecoe's works are written in a clear, accessible style. Hope's will appeal primarily to those interested in refining their black-and-white photography, while Hedgecoe's will be of greatest value to those who would like to take better photographs for pleasure or business. Recommended for all libraries.DRaymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.