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There are many general titles on landscape photography, but few that really tackle the issue of composition in great depth. The Art of Landscape Photography assumes a good working knowledge of the technical basics such as correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness and concentrates on the ‘heart and soul’ of landscape photography: the principles of composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion. While technique will not be ignored, the emphasis will be on how it impacts on the aesthetics of the image for example, using filtration to enhance the mood of a scene rather than simply to balance the extremes of contrast. Because of the nature of the subject matter, this is very much a picture-led book, with numerous example pictures to illustrate the compositional points being discussed. At the back of the book there will be thumbnails of all the pictures used, with a summary of the technical details camera, lens, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, filtration to ensure that those who crave technical information are not disappointed. AUTHOR: Mark Bauer (www.markbauerphotography.com) is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers, renowned for his evocative images of his home county of Dorset and other locations throughout south-west England. He is a regular contributor to the UK photographic press, currently writing for Digital SLR magazine, Photography Monthly and Landscape Photography magazine. He shoots stock images for various agencies, including the fine art image library Trevillion Images. He has written three books (one that he co-authored with Ross Hoddinott), and is also a multi-award winner in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and in 2011 was a category winner in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition. Ross Hoddinott (www.rosshoddinott.co.uk) is one of the UK’s leading outdoor photographers. He is a regular contributor to a number of national magazines, including Outdoor Photography and Digital SLR Photography. He is contracted to NaturePL and the RSPCA Photolibrary and the National Trust is among his list of clients. He has enjoyed multiple successes in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and in 2008 was on the judging panel. In 2009, Ross was named British Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the annual BWPA awards. Ross is the author of five photography books, and is also one of the 2020VISION photo team the largest, most ambitious multimedia conservation project ever staged in the UK.
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