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Recommended photography books?

Jen Somerfield ♥ is off-lineGold Member
19 May 2013 14:10
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A friend of mine wants to get into landscape photography. I know I could just look at Amazon reviews but does anyone have any recommendations of books they've personally found really good?


Dave Beasley is off-line
19 May 2013 14:30
eosfan
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Hi,

This may not be quite what you had in mind but its worth a look:

Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man [Hardcover]
Andrea Gray Stillman (Author)

Dave


Gerry is off-line
19 May 2013 14:44
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Depends whether the books are to inspire or teach.

Most general digital photography books are pretty OK at teaching you the basics you need to know and most text books that are specifically tailoured to landscapes are pretty dull and tend to over complicate.

I would recommend picking up all the tecniques from various different sources and maybe going on a 1 day course with someone who knows what they are doing and then collect works / books of inspirational work to aspire to.

I have the first five Landscape Photographer of the Year books - once the basics are understood, it is far better in my view to look at inspirational work and look at composition, use of light and time of day / year to get the "feel".

I have personally found these two pretty inspirational, particularly as they give you an insight into how they create their work
- Full Frame - David Noton
- Lake District - Alastair Lee
If you have to ask why I do it, you will never understand the reason why


PaulGood is off-line
19 May 2013 14:44
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Not specifically landscape but very useful

Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure


tomhl is off-line
19 May 2013 15:02
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Alot of Landscape books are very dull and badly writtten by naff photographers. Rather than be bored stupid looking at dull sunset photos, it would probably be best to get a book that covers loads of amazing photographers.
I own both of these books and they are great, especially the second one which includes loads of amazing landscape photographers like Ansel Adams, William Eggleston, and Andreas Gursky. cheeky



Genius of Photography - Gerry Badger





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My imagination wants to see the vivid colours of reality .


DoxPhotox is off-lineSilver Member
19 May 2013 15:21
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Quote from PaulGooddy
Not specifically landscape but very useful Michael Freeman's Perfect Exposure



His book on composition too......it has lots about composition in landscape


Will is off-line
19 May 2013 15:36
Photoimager
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Joe Cornish
Charlie Waite
Where there's a Will, there's a way.


Dave Beasley is off-line
19 May 2013 15:52
eosfan
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Quote from Photoimager
Joe Cornish
Charlie Waite



+ David Noton

3 very good landscape photographers


Hugh is off-lineGold Member
19 May 2013 17:05
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Ansel Adams:
- Examples: The Making Of 40 Photographs
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Examples-Making-40-Photographs-Forty/dp/082121750X/ref=sr_1_12?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369000845&sr=1-12&keywords=ansel+adams

- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yosemite-Range-Light-Ansel-Adams/dp/082121523X/ref=sr_1_30?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369000867&sr=1-30&keywords=ansel+adams

Salgado:

- Genesis
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Genesis-Sebastiao-Salgado/dp/3836538725/ref=pd_sim_b_20

Galen Rowell:
- Mountain Light
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mountain-Light-Search-Dynamic-Landscape/dp/0871563673/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369001058&sr=1-4&keywords=galen+rowell

- look for them used.
It's not Fine Art just because it's in Black and White.


Darkman is off-line
19 May 2013 18:22
epsmith
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the photographers eye - by michael freeman



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