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John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors.

Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field
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Published May 3rd 2011 by Amphoto Books (first published October 31st 2000)
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When I got my DSLR this book was a source for a lot of valuable practical information for me. Shaw covers all kinds of equipment issues from lenses to filters to tripods, composition, exposure, field techniques and more. Plus it is filled with his gorgeous photography which serves as good inspiration to get out there and put the theory to practice. Experienced photographers won't find much new in here, but for those new to nature photography or even any sort of outdoor photography this is a fant ...more
The pictures in this book are amazing!! I hope I can learn to take photos like these!! (Thanks, Michelle) (Ummm..... note the author's name, Angie!!)
some things new, something that i knew,beautiful photos
Great photography how-to. I'm not a huge fan of nature photography and tend to avoid it with my own camera, but Shaw has so much good information that the subject matter took a back burner. His explanations of camera functions and exposure took me from near constant frustration to finally understanding my camera and how to get the results I want. After reading this one, I know what my camera is doing and how to make that translate to proper exposure, color, movement, etc.

I'm happy to say that I
Steve Losh
A good introduction to nature photography. Lots of kinda-outdated technical info in here, but there are also some gems buried in it if you're prepared to look (e.g.: the section on closeup filters).
Nichole ~Bookaholic~
I am getting ready to go to Yosemite to photograph the waterfalls and any wild flowers that might be in I picked this up as a "refresher" sometimes when I am out shooting I end up on "auto pilot" which in some cases is not bad...but not for landscapes and nature shots (at least for me). This was a good book with some amazing photographs....and I will probably keep it in the car so I have a quick reference handy for any shooting situation I may find myself in
Some of this book is dated, although some of it offers excellent advice.
Ruel Tafalla
Oct 18, 2007 Ruel Tafalla rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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excellent book
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