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Lessons in Landscape
Lessons in Landscape
£19.95

Softback 192 pages
Dimensions 248 x 246 mm
Publisher: Ammonite Press

If you have ever wondered how the top photographers manage to produce such stunning landscapes, this book has all the answers. It presents a collection of 80 practical lessons that have been tried and tested in the field, creating a complete course in mastering the art of capturing landscape images of a distinctive and professional quality. Tips and techniques are provided to help you choose the right equipment and use it correctly in every situation. You will learn the essentials of composition, practise professional methods for observing the landscape creatively, and discover how to use light to maximum effect.

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Composition in the Landscape
Composition in the Landscape
£16.99

Softback 192 pages
Dimensions 248 x 246 mm
Publisher: Ammonite Press

The landscape is not only endlessly varied it is also constantly changing, and this is what makes it such a fascinating and challenging subject. Using a stunning collection of images, Peter's latest book gives you both the inspiration and knowledge you need to compose stunning digital photographs. Starting with an explanation of what makes a good landscape for photography, the book guides you through picking the best viewpoint, using the light to your advantage and creating depth and impact.

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Reading the Landscape
Reading the Landscape
£24.95

Hardback 192 pages
Dimensions 254 x 254mm
Publisher: Photographers' Institute Press
ISBN 1-86108-652-0



It is not only what we see but how we see that makes a difference. Peter Watson tackles the often delicate process of interpreting and capturing landscapes in digital photography. Watson's dialogue is as insightful as his images - challenging us to transform our gaze from that of the casual observer to a skilled artist 'painting with light'. Thus - with patience and a meticulous eye - fields, trees, mountains and rivers become a complex pattern of lines, shapes, colours and textures.

This comprehensive guide offers an almost scientific approach to seizing creative opportunities in your photography. Years of experience have prepared Watson with a range of tools and techniques to 'read' the complex text of an environment.

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Views Across the Landscape
Views Across the Landscape
£16.99

Using a fabulous collection of landscape photography, Peter's latest book gives you both the inspiration and knowledge you need to take stunning digital photographs. Starting at the beginning and explaining digital photography from scratch, there is advice on choosing the right equipment and explanations of the techniques you will need for photographing in an outdoor environment. The core of the book deals with light, composition, close-ups and locations by showcasing striking images and then offering comprehensive and entertaining explanations on all aspects of producing them, including screenshots of the Photoshop adjustments made.

Capturing the Light
Capturing the Light
£16.95

Softback 192 pages
Dimensions 254 x 254mm
Publisher: GMC Publications
ISBN 1-86108-481-1


This outstanding book showcases 100 of Peter Watson's stunning photographs, all capturing the light to perfection. Each photograph is allocated a page for display, then on the facing page a duplicate is annotated with Peter's explanations of the techniques and equipment that he employed to create it. Sparkling dialogue accompanies the photographs, which provides a wonderful insight into the circumstance under which they were shot. This book includes: Landscape Elements, The Right Approach, Understanding Light, Digital Age, The Creative Use of Filters, The Art of Seeing, and Embracing the Future. It is a fascinating insight into the life of a landscape photographer. The inspirational photographs and invaluable guidance on techniques and equipment make this book an essential addition to any photography enthusiast's library.

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A Field Guide to Landscape Photography
A Field Guide to Landscape Photography
£6.95

Paperback 104 pages
Dimensions 148 x 210mm
Publisher: GMC Publications
ISBN 1-96108-285-1


What makes a nature photograph beautiful? It may surprise you, but the most crucial element is "you," the photographer. Your skills give each picture that intangible quality that distinguishes a great image from an ordinary photo. When you take your camera in hand and head outdoors, have the knowledge you need to shoot a spectacular image. From composition (observing the landscape, finding the viewpoint, isolating the subject) to technical considerations (selecting a lens, choosing a shutter speed, expressing movement), you'll discover dozens of photographic tips and tricks here, along with dozens of inspirational examples. Make the most of light--including shadows--and color (especially at sunset). Work in the city, focusing on buildings, or in the deepest woods. Express the season, overcome problems such as bad weather and mist, and pinpoint the best opportunities for success!

"The images in the book are without exception, exceptional - technically very strong and very well composed. Peter Watson is clearly a photographer with a superb eye for a picture and is a master of photographic technique"
UK Photographics magazine
www.ukphotographics.co.uk

"A sparkling jewel waiting to be pored over"
Gordon D Young
River City Photographic Society, Michigan

"Full credit must be given to the author Peter Watson for guiding the beginner-level photographers throughout the guide with comprehensive illustrations. The book also includes handy tips, and the quality of printing is superb, which augments the excellent photographs. This guide is highly recommended for people who want to learn the art of landscape photography."
Om Thoke, Brighthub.com
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