John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

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Amphoto Books, 2000 - Photography - 160 pages
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Using stunning yet unintimidating photographs and simple techniques, this photography guide teaches parents or grandparents how to take better photographs of their children. The images are the main teaching tools, so the reader is not bogged down by jargon. The supporting text is strong but simple, as are the instruction-filled captions. Every photograph profiled in the book was taken with a basic digital or 35mm camera in natural or simple lighting, so parents do not need to worry about using complicated lighting gear or techniques. Parents will learn to take strong photographs that capture the personality and spirit that only their children have.
* 47% of all people processing photographs are parents of young children
* Teaches simple techniques for going beyond snapshot photography
* Very visual, provides more photos than narrative
* Photos depict the casual scenes and special occasions parents see in their lives with kids
* Techniques can be used with both film and digital camera with equal success
Jay Forman is a professional photographer specializing in photographing children for families, and for advertising and marketing campaigns. He is also a popular lecturer, giving seminars to parents on photographing their children. He lives in Atlanta.

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User Review  - PointedPundit - LibraryThing

I find little more frustrating than downloading a series of photographs, only to find my “masterpieces” will serve as examples of mistakes to avoid. Over-exposed. Under-exposed. Poor f-stop selection ... Read full review

John Shaws Nature Photography Field Guide

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The how tos are terrific. But if you are into digital he spends a lot too much on film and equipment that is film based. But his wisdom about photography is worth the price of the book alone. Read full review


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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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