I love taking my Canon T5 DSLR out into my backyard and taking pictures of my flowers, trees and creek. There’s just nothing quite as rewarding as snapping a shot that captures the beauty of a fresh flower or drop of dew. But I am quickly discovering that there is an art and a science to capturing great digital nature photography. This book by John Shaw is helping me learn more about the technique required to truly take the best nature shots.
John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography
John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography is over 200 pages of tips, hints, full color photos and ideas for the photographer who wants to capture their world using a DSLR camera.
I am a complete amateur when it comes to photography. I owned my Canon Rebel for several months before I even switched to Manual. I am slowly learning about focal length, depth of field, aperture, shutter stops and lenses. This book is another tool that is helping me explore the world of digital photography.
My favorite line of the book is this: Which camera is best for you? Short answer: the one you have with you! Shaw breaks down the techniques and gear needed to actually capture the art of nature photography in one bite sized chapter at a time. From what gear is best to what kind of tripod you need to take pictures of nature, to the various lenses and filter available, Shaw gives you his best advice from years of experience doing what we all love.
The act of photography is the capture of optimal data. The art of photography is the capture of optimal vision.
About John Shaw
John Shaw is the author of seven books on photography and has been featured frequently in National Geographic and National Wildlife publications. He has photographed on every continent and leads workshops around the world, teaching others how to capture the best memories.
Connect with John Shaw on his website.
I received this book from Blogging for Books Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.