Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography

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Amphoto Books, 2010 - Photography - 160 pages
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A classic guide to creative nature photography, now updated for the digital world.

Amateur and experienced photographers interested in taking more compelling, personal images will love this new edition ofCreative Nature & Outdoor Photography,now updated to address the exciting possibilities (and challenges) of digital image-making. Author Brenda Tharp's inspiring approach has garnered fans all over the world, as she teaches that magical skill no camera can do for you: learn how to “see.” Readers expand their photographic vision and discover deep wellsprings of creativity as they learn to use light, balance, color, design, pattern, texture, composition, and many simple techniques to take a photo from ordinary to high-impact.

Featuring more than 150 stunning, all-new images,Creative Nature & Outdoor Photography, Revised Editionis for anyone who understands the basic technical side to photography but wants to wake up their creative vision.

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User Review  - Garth Bishop - Goodreads

Really great book about the softer skills of photography. Wish my library had the updated version. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

3 1/2 stars. This book is quite good, if a bit basic. But I did find her chapter on composition had some excellent tips. Read full review

About the author (2010)

BRENDA THARP is an award-winning photographer, writer, and teacher specializing in travel, nature, and outdoor photography. Her images have been featured in numerous magazines and books, and she teaches throughout the United States, including Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Point Reyes Field Seminars, and She can be found at

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