- By Author GLENN RANDALL
- 320 PAGES
The 2nd Edition of "The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography" is a comprehensive guide that empowers photographers to transform their most profound encounters with nature's beauty into captivating images. Authored by experienced wilderness photographer Glenn Randall, this book is your key to capturing moments of wonder and awe and sharing those emotions with your audience.
Whether you're an adventurer seeking once-in-a-lifetime shots in the mountains or someone refining their landscape photography skills on a backyard deck, Randall unravels the art, science, and craft behind crafting remarkable landscape photographs.
This updated edition, featuring an entirely new first chapter titled "Photographic Essentials," is designed to swiftly bring beginners up to speed. The book showcases nearly all-new imagery and incorporates the latest insights from Randall's evolving techniques, including the integration of smartphones and apps as essential tools for landscape photography.
Beginning with the fundamentals of landscape photography, Randall delves into the artistry behind it. He unveils his three-step process for composing a photograph, illustrating that good composition is an organic journey that starts with rules but transcends them. Moving on to the science, Randall explores key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology, including the variations in the sun's position during sunrise and sunset throughout the year.
The book covers practical topics such as predicting rainbow appearances, understanding polarizer interactions with reflections, utilizing topographic maps and mapping tools to identify ideal shooting locations, and mastering exposure calculations for high-contrast lighting. Randall also provides insights into digital darkroom techniques to enhance your landscape photographs.
With dedicated practice and the application of Randall's teachings, you'll soon master the subtle nuances of creating magnificent landscape photographs that evoke the same sense of awe that inspired you to capture them.