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Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  204 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A classic guide to creative nature photography, now updated for the digital world.

Amateur and experienced photographers interested in taking more compelling, personal images will love this new edition of Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, now updated to address the exciting possibilities (and challenges) of digital image-making. Author Brenda Tharp’s inspiring appr
Paperback, Revised, 160 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Amphoto Books (first published March 1st 2003)
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Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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If, like me, you just look at nature and make a photo without thinking too much then this book will help you immensely.
Sharada Prasad CS
Apr 11, 2012 rated it liked it
I am new to photography. But I have read so many books on landscape photography that after a while I don't really learn much from a new book. But this book seemed very useful. It had lot of new content related to composition. I am a fan of exposure data which was provided for every photograph in the book. The book also lists a large number of techniques but does not talk about the gear and other technical details in detail. But this is a great book for beginners to intermediate photographers.
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Essential for aspiring photographers.
Nov 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not so much a technical, 'how to tweak the settings on your camera' type of book; it focuses much more on how to use light, color, composition, etc. to take beautiful photographs. She also suggests activities/exercises to try and help you to explore the ideas she outlines in her book. I will definitely be bringing a better educated eye out with me when I go on my next photography mission!
Mark Hiser
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished a one week workshop with Brenda Tharp at Maine Media Workshops. After learning so much from this gifted teacher I just had to run out and buy the book to learn even more. Brenda makes it so clear that good photography is very much an expression of self and that the more aware we become of ourselves in this universe, and the more we are able to bypass our fears and live fully in the moment, the more we will be able to create photographs that speak of that experience.
Aug 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. To me the discussion on composition and design is well balanced with the technical aspects. The pretty pictures really help illustrate the discussion points. Quite inspiring, especially the section on abstract/impressionist approach.
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Very nice. Lots of good ideas and techniques.
Qua Veda
Good overview of basic concepts for "seeing" compelling images.
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Everything has an essence, but to find it you'll need to open your mind and throw out your need to be literal"
--Brenda Tharp, Author
Manish Gupta
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Photographs. Nice approach to creative outdoor photography.
Vaughn Bender
A great book both visually and written explaining and showing great ways of composition for a Photographer looking for inspiration. Very much enjoyed it, it is very refreshing reading this.
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was really good. Definitely better for non-beginning photographers which is such a nice change. Great tips, advice and technique.
Garth Bishop

Really great book about the softer skills of photography. Wish my library had the updated version.
Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3 1/2 stars. This book is quite good, if a bit basic. But I did find her chapter on composition had some excellent tips.
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