John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

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Amphoto Books, 2000 - Photography - 160 pages
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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 guide in hand, every photographeróbeginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and proócan conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs.
  

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Review: John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

User Review  - Gavin - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

Great book, very helpful, a bit dated

User Review  - rodentdiver - Walmart

The book is good, no doubt about it. It is very detailed, but a bit difficult to grasp at times. Perhaps parts could be more simply written. But the problem I have mostly is that it's a bit dated. Not ... Read full review

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Contents

EXPOSURE
8
EQUIPMENT AND FILM
36
LENSES
68
COMPOSITION
96
CLOSEUPS
112
WORKING IN THE FIELD
142
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About the author (2000)

John Shaw is the author of many enduring bestsellers, including six previous Amphoto books. His photographs are frequently featured in National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Natural History, Sierra, and Audubon magazines, as well as in calendars, books, and advertisements. He lives in Colorado Springs.

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