This beautifully illustrated book by renowned wildlife photographer Edward Parker is suitable for all photographers regardless of equipment and experience. This inspiring yet simple guide shows you how to get the very best from your camera whether it is a point-and-shoot compact or a top of the range DSLR. With examples from around the world, Parker reveals the skills and techniques needed to improve your photographs with little or no adjustments to the automatic settings or those which you are comfortable using. The skills of photography are largely transferable so the techniques highlighted in this book will have a broad interest, with trees acting as a vehicle for learning how to take much better photographs. The first section of the book explains how the brain perceives an image and how to use this understanding to produce great photos through better composition, better use of light and conscious use of foreground and background. For the more advanced photographers, Parker explains techniques on how to take control of the camera though understanding aperture, shutter speed, exposure, using flash, and using a tripod. A further section details more advanced techniques such as macro, fill flash and night photography.
Garden Media Guild Awards: Finalist, Book Photographer of the year 2012
'In this book [Parker] has shown us examples of his excellent tree photography and described how he achieved those images. ... if you are seeking to improve your photography then this book is highly recommended.' John Huisman
[Parker] 'has managed to combine gorgeous photography with an inspiring and simple, though not patronising, general advice on getting the most from your camera.' Jemima Greaves, Outdoor Photography 11, November 2012
- Author: Edward Parker
- 128pp. 278x250mm. 120 colour photos. Paperback
- ISBN 9781842464762
- Kew Publishing, 2012