Photographing Wildflowers: Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional

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Voyageur Press, 1987 - Photography - 63 pages
Photographing Wildflowers represents the first opportunity to learn from the Blacklocks. The book progresses logically through the steps of finding a subject, choosing equipment, depth of field and focusing exposure, the aesthetics of different types of light, ways to control light, and recording information in a way that will help you learn. In the chapter on the forest floor, Craig and Nadine present a wealth of technical and aesthetic tips on photographing nonflower closeup subjects ranging from mushrooms to ice. This is a book that will gently ease the reader along to a firm grasp of the physics of closeup photography, while giving the specific techniques that have long made the Blacklocks images stand out.

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About the author (1987)

Craig Blacklock (born 1954) is a nature photographer best known for his book The Lake Superior Images. His father, Les, and late, first wife, Nadine were also successful nature photographers. Blacklock has published numerous books of photos, including several co-authored with Nadine, one of which, 1995's The Duluth Portfolio, won the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. He produced A Voice Within: The Lake Superior Nudes, with his current wife, Honey. Blacklock has primarily used 4x5 film cameras for his photography in the past, and is now exploring digital photography and HD video as well. Blacklock currently lives in Moose Lake, MN where he runs Blacklock Photography Galleries. One of Craig's newer books, Minnesota's North Shore, also includes a DVD movie. Craig is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing, where he is working on nature videos for health care and business applications.

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