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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A good introduction to nature photography. - Goodreads
Great photography how-to. - Goodreads
Poor f-stop selection. - LibraryThing

Review: John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

User Review  - Steve Losh - Goodreads

A good introduction to nature photography. Lots of kinda-outdated technical info in here, but there are also some gems buried in it if you're prepared to look (eg: the section on closeup filters). Read full review

Review: John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

User Review  - Steve Losh - Goodreads

A good introduction to nature photography. Lots of kinda-outdated technical info in here, but there are also some gems buried in it if you're prepared to look (eg: the section on closeup filters). 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
Copyright

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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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