LESSONS FROM THE LANDSCAPE: Yellowstone National Park
An inspiring personal portfolio of photographs created in Yellowstone National Park, complemented by eleven essays organized around the theme of "lessons from the landscape." This 187-page PDF ebook includes 166 portfolio photos, 6 educational case studies, and technical information for 50 of the photographs. 70 MB PDF File.
ABOUT LESSONS FROM THE LANDSCAPE:
Lessons from the Landscape: Yellowstone National Park features Sarah Marino's portfolio of photographs created within the borders of America's first National Park.
Through her eclectic and diverse portfolio of photographs and eleven deeply personal essays, Lessons from the Landscape is meant to inspire, invite contemplation about our motivations for photographing nature, encourage practices that can lead to greater personal satisfaction through photography, and explore the ways that we can connect more deeply with the natural world. This ebook is not a location guide for Yellowstone National Park and includes few location references. Instead, it is contemplative work meant to convey Sarah's connection with and interpretations of this dynamic, surreal landscape.
Five percent of the revenue from this ebook will be donated to the Greater Yellowstone Coalition to help offset the impact of our travel in the park.
LESSONS FROM THE LANDSCAPE INCLUDES:
A 187-page PDF ebook featuring 166 portfolio photographs created in Yellowstone National Park including grand landscapes, small scenes, abstracts, and portraits of plants. Although some iconic locations are included, most photos in the book are more personal interpretations of the Yellowstone ecosystem.
- 11 personal essays focusing on themes related to "lessons from the landscape" including Sarah's personal connection to the park, learning to appreciate small details, slowing down, exploring without a plan, minimizing expectations, the benefits of learning more about an ecosystem, listening to your voice, and more.
- Six detailed case studies talking through notes on creativity, field practices, and processing for each photograph.
Technical details for 50 of the photos from the portfolio, including focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, filters, and more.
|"This is one of the most beautifully elegant, personal and informative photo books I think I have ever read. It is really three books in one, each could stand on their own, but they also play together very well, with excellent integration and the whole presentation is far greater than the sum of the parts. The first is the photos, all unique and personal interpretations of Yellowstone--some grand scenes but also many of the small scenes Sarah is so well known for. The second book includes well written personal essays that create their own images and memories through the skillful use of words. The third is a discussion of the photographic process and technical details that I found very informative. This book is destined to be a classic!" - Erwin Buske
|"Sarah’s essays take readers on a deeply personal and enlightening journey into her experiences of learning with the landscapes, both intimate and grand, of Yellowstone National Park. Her inspiring and masterful imagery is testament to the careful attention she pays to the natural world around her. For anyone wanting to learn to develop their sense of self as a photographer, this book is an indispensable guide." - Anna Morgan|
|"As someone who has only been to Yellowstone once and foolishly thought I had 'seen it all,' Sarah's ebook, Lessons From The Landscape, opened my eyes to a whole new world. From grand landscapes to intimate wonders, Sarah's creative photography beautifully portrays all different sides of this magnificent landscape and immerses the viewer as if they were there for themself. Her writing in the multiple essays is also vulnerable and personal, which I truly appreciate as it further reveals the deep and genuine connection that she has with this remarkable place. I now feel more inspired to always visit natural places with an open mind, an open heart, and an open agenda, so that I can also hope to witness its beauty in all different forms and scales." - Eric Bennett|
|"Lessons from the Landscape: Yellowstone National Park provides an extraordinary, immersive experience. Through her deeply personal essays and her visual artistry, Sarah takes us on an intimate journey through this beloved national park in a way that makes you feel as if you were there. Sarah’s photographs reveal the full range of Yellowstone’s grandeur, from the splendor of the park’s grand landscapes to the hidden wonders that are revealed only when we take time to reflect on the smaller details in the scenes that surround us. Sarah’s very personal connection to, and reverence for, the lands that she photographs, are evident in her original and authentic imagery. The lessons Sarah provides here have inspired me to follow my heart—to let go of expectations, to be open to finding ‘sparks of inspiration’ through exploration and discovery, and ultimately, to create photographs that are personal and meaningful to me. Thank you, Sarah!" - Mary O'Neill|
|"Through her impressive compositions of the hidden gems of Yellowstone and her accompanying personal essays, Sarah provides an immersive experience into her exploratory and inquisitive approach to nature photography. Sarah shares meaningful insights into how she developed her creative vision through shifting her mindset and connecting with nature in a more open way. This ebook will be an inspiration and a guide for any landscape and nature photographer who seeks to to express themselves authentically through their images." - Brenda Petrella|
|"Sarah’s ebook, Lessons from the Landscape: Yellowstone National Park, is an inspiring mix of incredible imagery and insightful words. Even if you have spent a lot of time in Yellowstone, Sarah’s images will leave you stunned by the beauty of this park. Her essays invite you into her head and heart as she shares the way she sees this national park and photography overall. Lessons from the Landscape will leave you wanting to immerse yourself in the unique landscapes of Yellowstone NP and to explore all the small scenes surrounding you." -Kristen Ryan|
|"In her portfolio of quietly exciting small scenes, abstracts, and landscapes from Yellowstone, Sarah presents an inspiring testament to the slow-paced and open-minded approach to nature photography that she reveals in the accompanying essays. Through her stories of overcoming obstacles and finding a deeply personal connection in a place traveled by millions, you will realize that you, too, have something original to say about even the most familiar destinations." - Mary Brisson|
|"This ebook - which lies somewhere between a prized coffee table portfolio and a seminar in small scenes - grants deeply personal access into the creative mind of a great artist with a unique vision. Sarah's thoughtful interpretations of small scenes and her skillful elevation of the mundane hold many lessons for any photographer. Likewise, her collection of essays have certainly ensured that I'll never look at the humble huckleberry bush or geothermal bacterial mats the same!" - Talor Stone|
| "Sarah has assembled a beautiful portfolio full of emotion. The breadth and depth of the photos presented well represent a park that I am intimately familiar with. The stories that accompany the stunning images give you a deep appreciation of how meaningful the park is to Sarah. I only hope to see this as a coffee table book someday since it is well deserving of a more formal display." - David Kingham
|“Lessons from the Landscape: Yellowstone National Park delivers a visual celebration as Sarah brings the reader along her photographic journey and experiences in this iconic American National Park. Sarah delivers the tangible educational lessons her audience has come to know and love. In addition, she expands her guidance by sharing her reflective inner dialogue, supporting contemplation of one’s own personal growth and the essential connection to nature required to find the happiness photography could and should bring to our lives." - Chrissy Donadi