Art of Landscape Photography by Ross Hoddinott
From bestselling authors Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer, this book concentrates on the principles of composition and aesthetic design. It has emphasis on how technique impacts the aesthetics of an image, such as use the use of filtration. It features numerous example pictures to illustrate the compositional points being discussed. 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.