Mastering Landscape Photography by David Taylor
This book contains a comprehensive guide to the choice of cameras, lenses and other equipment and accessories. It discusses the fundamentals of exposure as well as the effects of light and weather on the landscape. It includes lots of practical advice on planning for an outdoor shoot. Beginning with a comprehensive guide to the choice of cameras, lenses and other equipment and accessories, Taylor discusses the fundamentals of exposure - aperture, shutter speed, ISO, dynamic range - and an appreciation of the effects of light on the landscape, at various times of the day and in all types of weather. Practical advice on planning for an outdoor shoot covers the basics of assembling a travel kit, using maps and choosing a location, consulting sunrise and sunset times, weather forecasts and predicting tides. The author's own stunning photography transports the reader from coastal regions to hills and mountains, through woodland and moorland, in all seasons and weather, in the light of day and the dark of night. Authoritative text explains the theories and "rules" of composition: the importance of balance, harmony and symmetry, the power of leading lines, visual weight, and the ability to create depth in an image.