Ever wondered how to get the best from your compact or DSLR camera when taking photographs of plants and fungi, both in the garden and out in the field? Then this is the book for you. Aimed at photographers wishing to use plants as a rich source of subject matter, and at naturalist gardeners who want to use digital cameras to record plants in as meaningful and attractive a way as possible. Digital Plant Photography delivers professional secrets to photographers at all levels. Unlike other guides, this book doesn't focus solely on flowers, though they are covered, but equal prominence is given to seeds, leaves and pollen, wood and trunks, fruits and fungi, as well as to broader compositions. Subject areas include: equipment; basic photographic techniques; gardens and greenhouses; digital processing; patterns and texture; making use of light; time-lapse and high-speed photography.
The unfussy layout and 450 well-captioned images make this book a pleasure to rifle through...This book is an informative study that would make an excellent gift for plant photographers of all levels of experience. * The Garden *
Numerous practical skills are clearly explained, from basic photography to more complex time-lapse and high speed techniques. The author discusses the confusing symbols and menu choices that come along with a digital camera. Unlike some other guides, this book does not focus solely on flowers; equal prominence is given to seeds, leaves, pollen, wood and trunks. Containing 450 images with substantial captions, the book strikes a balance between the technical side and the compositional. Gardeners who are amateur photographers receive the professional tips they need to take successful photos. -- The Michigan Gardener * The Michigan Gardener *
Contents Introduction p6-7 1: Equipment p8-22 2: Getting Started p24-34 3: Basic Field Techniques p36-52 4: The Studio p54-62 5: Workflow p64-74 6: Advanced Techniques p76-90 7: Themes p92-170 Using Your Images p172-173 Links/Further reading p174 Glossary p175 Index p176