Photography of Natural Things
The third book in Freeman Patterson’s internationally acclaimed series of instructional book on photography and visual design has now been completely updated and expanded to include technical guidelines for both digital and film photographers. From a moon rising over a winter landscape to a starfish in an intertidal pool or birds in flight, this guide demystifies the techniques of photographing nature.
This edition features many new photographs from Freeman’s personal collection and extended captions that include valuable technical information and personal commentary from one of the world’s most celebrated nature photographers.
THINKING ABOUT NATURE
Relationships between natural things
Nature in the city
Nature in your home
PHOTOGRAPHING NATURAL ELEMENTS AND HABITATS
The sun and the atmosphere
Photographing the sun and the daytime sky
Bright sun · Sunrises and sunsets · Rainbows · Sea fog and morning mists · Clouds
Photographing the sky at night
Lightning · The moon · Stars · Aurora borealis or aurora australis
Photographing invisible things
Heat · Wind Water and natural processes
Rain · Water drops · Bodies of water ·
Photographing snow and ice
Snow · Falling snow · Frost Ice
Soil and the natural landscape
Seeing the natural landscape
Making landscape photographs
Capturing the colour of the landscape
PHOTOGRAPHING PLANTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
Making pictures of plants
Documenting plants · Interpretive pictures of plants
Photographing on a damp day in the woods
My equipment · First impressions · Making
PHOTOGRAPHING ANIMALS AND THEIR BEHAVIOUR
Making pictures of mammals
Photographing small mammals in habitat
Large mammals in habitat · Other techniques and equipment
Photographing the activities of birds
Social behaviour · Maintenance behaviour
Photographing from a bird blind
Photographing insects in the field · Insects in captivity
Amphibians and reptiles
Amphibians · Reptiles
Fish and other water creatures
Making underwater pictures from above water From under water
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF NATURAL THINGS CHECK LISTS
Preparing for a field trip
Planning a one-day field trip
Minimum photographic equipment · Other equipment
Planning a long trip
Preparations · Travelling · Photographing
Camera · Lenses · Tripod · Other · Film
Equipment for specific situations
Landscape and habitat shots · Close-ups · Mammals, amphibians, reptiles Birds · Under water · Field trips
Filters for colour · Filters for black-and-white · Other filters
Caring for equipment to protect your camera and lens against... · If your camera and lens become...
What to look for · Determining exposure · Exposure chart for close-ups · Other equpment
"Freeman Patterson has come up with another exciting book in Photography of Natural Things. Emphasizing that 'in nature, nothing exists in isolation', Patterson presents a complete approach to capturing natural elements through the camera lens."
Fredericton Daily Gleaner
"Freeman Patterson's latest book - his third - is worth its price for the luscious, full-color photographs alone. However, those who enjoy the pictures without reading the text will miss a great deal."
Saskatoon Star Phoenix
"An easily understood book that provides as much inspiration as it does technical instruction."
Toronto Sunday Sun
"Patterson shares his vast knowledge of photography freely, clearly and interestingly."
Photography of Natural Things
Paper - 168 pages, 67 colour photographs
$24.95 CDN plus GST and shipping
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