The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography
With this book you will learn how to convert moments of extraordinary natural beauty into stunning images. Author Glenn Randall begins by focusing on the art of landscape photography, including his three-step process for composing a photograph. He shows how good composition is an organic process that begins with rules but ultimately transcends them. Randall then explores the science behind successful landscape photographs, which requires understanding key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology. These concepts include:
• How the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year. This will help you plan when and where to shoot.
• Using optics to predict where rainbows will appear, how polarizers will interact with reflections, and where to find spectacular light.
• How to use topographic maps and computerized mapping tools to help you find promising shooting locations in the wilderness.
• Calculating exposures, achieving correct exposure in high-contrast lighting situations, and the best digital darkroom techniques.
This book is intended for those who already understand the basics of photography. With some practice and by applying the techniques taught by Glenn, you will soon be ready to master the finder nuances of creating magnificent landscape photographs.
Foreword by Reid Callanan
Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Autor / Autorin
Since 1979, Glenn Randall has combined his love of the wilderness with his passion for photography to create stunning landscape images. His intimate knowledge of atmospheric optics, weather conditions, and the landscapes he photographs allows him to find an intersection between magical light and stunning subject matter, which results in exceptional images.
Glenn’s work has been included in calendars for Audubon, Avalanche, Barnes & Noble, Brown Trout, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, and Runner’s World. His images have been published in Audubon, GEO, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, SKI, Los Angeles Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, New York Times Magazine, and many others. His photographs have also been used by book publishers and corporate clients. At age 58, he has accumulated nearly 1,200 photo credits, including 73 covers, and sold over 10,000 prints.
Glenn has authored 200 magazine articles and 11 books, including three books of landscape photographs: Rocky Mountain National Park Impressions, Colorado Wild & Beautiful, and Sunrise from the Summit: First Light on Colorado´s Fourteeners, which chronicles a seven-year project in which Glenn shot sunrise (or occasionally sunset) from the summit of all fifty-four Colorado Fourteeners (peaks over 14,000 feet).