BEYOND THE GRAND LANDSCAPE: A GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHING NATURE'S SMALLER SCENES
Learn how to see, compose, and photograph nature's smaller scenes, including intimate landscapes, abstracts, macro scenes, and plants. A practical and inspiring resource for photographers of all skill levels. PDF ebook, 174 pages, 89 mb file.
ABOUT BEYOND THE GRAND LANDSCAPE:
Once you start looking beyond the grand landscape, the natural world is full of fascinating smaller scenes - intimate landscapes, abstractions of natural subjects, plants, trees, and tiny details. We developed this ebook to give you the creative and technical tools to expand your photographic practice to include nature's small scenes, with the ideas and exercises applicable to any landscape. The ebook focuses on developing a mindset conducive to connecting with smaller scenes, seeing more deeply, building your composition skills, learning to work with all kinds of natural light, and expanding your technical skills. You can see a full table of contents and sample pages from the PDF ebook in the preview above.
Beyond the Grand Landscape includes:
Key creative concepts and field practices to help you discover and photograph a diverse array of small scenes
Practical, hands-on exercises to facilitate your learning and the application of the concepts in the ebook
Essential field techniques for creating intimate landscapes, natural abstracts, macro, flower, and plant photographs using a simple kit of equipment
A review of the foundations of photographic composition, working with natural light, and technical fundamentals
Inspiring interviews with four talented photographers, each with a deep portfolio of intimate landscapes and small scenes (Justin Reznick, Alex Mody, Robin Black, and Greg Russell)
Case studies using twelve of our photos, including a discussion on composition, light, mood, our thought process while in the field, and post-processing choices for each
Photo processing examples, including three start-to-finish examples
More than 250 photos to demonstrate these concepts in a practical, inspiring, and immediately applicable manner.
REVIEWS FOR BEYOND THE GRAND LANDSCAPE (SEE MORE REVIEWS HERE):
| “I want to thank you for your Beyond the Grand Landscape book. I am a serious amateur nature photographer with a preference for the intimacy of the small scene. While there are a few books on macro photography or flower photography, there has been nothing that confirmed my interest or extended what I already know until I found your book. It is comprehensive, informative, well-illustrated, and above all, very practical. Thank you for putting it together.” - Judy
|"I am becoming very excited about intimate landscapes and smaller scenes. At the risk of bragging... I want you to know I took the two of the best shots I have ever taken after reading your Beyond the Grand Landscape ebook. The photos in the ebook are fantastic (not surprising) and the prose is excellent. Thanks so much for your help.” – Susan|
|"I also have your fabulous Beyond the Grand Landscape ebook. It’s a great resource that I will likely refer to over and over to remind myself to expand my photographic vision, and simply to be more focused on nature’s beauty even when not photographing it." – John|