Tuesday, June 9, 2015

John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography

Do you love photography?  Is outdoor photography one of your hobbies?  Then here is a fun new book you need to check out!  John Shaw has come along way from his first published book, The Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques.  Now revised, his original field guide book is up to date for the world of digital photography.  Things sure have changed in the last 30 years.

From the Back Cover:
For over four decades, John Shaw's authentic voice and trusted advice has helped photographers achieve impressive shots in the great outdoors.  In his first-ever book on digital photography, Shaw provides in-depth advice on everything form equipment and lenses to thorough coverage of digital topics including how to use the histogram.  In addition, he offers inspirational and frank insight that goes far beyond the nuts and bolts of photography, explaining that successful photos come from having a vision, practicing, and then acquiring the equipment needed to accomplish the intention.  Easily digestible and useful for every type of photographer, and complete with more than 250 jaw-dropping images, John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography is the one book you'll need to beautifully capture the world around you.

My Review:
Let me start by saying the pictures in this book are just beautiful!  The book covers the following aspects of photography: Gear, Getting Started, Lenses, Composition, and Close-ups.  Make sure to grab your highlighter and your camera when you are ready to "dive-in" to this book.  There is a lot of practical advice for helping you to be a better photographer.  The information is pretty detailed and you'll want your camera handy to adjust all of your own settings.  This book has me excited about being a better photographer!  I'm looking forward to putting all these great techniques into practice the next time I get out and shoot some digital film.

***I received this book free through the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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