Cover image for Expressive nature photography : design, composition, and color in outdoor imagery
Expressive nature photography : design, composition, and color in outdoor imagery
Tharp, Brenda.
Personal Author:
First edition
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Monacelli Studio, [2017]

Physical Description:
240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Using single images, along with before-and-after and with-or-without examples, Expressive Nature Photography teaches how to make exposures that are creative, not necessarily correct. Inspiring photographers to get out early and stay out late, this book explains how to use light, an essential element of outdoor photography. Readers will learn how to "see in the dark," use filters to create very long exposures, create a natural effect using light painting, photograph night skies and moonlit landscapes, and make the best use of available natural light. This book also covers how to use shutter speeds to express motion and capture the energy of fast-moving subjects, such rushing streams, ocean swells, and bounding wildlife. A chapter on the art of visual flow discusses how to create compositions that direct the viewer's eye through the frame for maximum impact. Photographers will develop a sense of when to break the "rules" of composition, how to use elements to frame subjects, what to include and exclude in the frame, how to create the feeling of depth and dimension in a scene, and how to push the boundaries of composition to make memorable nature images that capture and convey fresh viewpoints"
General Note:
Includes index.
Introduction -- The heart of photography -- Celebrating light -- Creating visual flow -- Seeing in color -- Interpreting the landscape -- The narrative image -- Impressions of nature -- Seeing in the dark.
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