Item description for The Art of Flower & Garden Photography by Clive Nichols...
A superb illustrated guide to plant and garden photography from one of the world's foremost practitioners. Aimed at the many photographers who find their greatest satisfaction in capturing the beauty of plants and gardens, this lavish guide, featuring the author's own award-winning work, provides expert advice on all aspects of the subject. Topics range from close-up details and individual plant portraits to composing vistas that reveal the grandest gardens in all their glory. In addition to its international coverage, which includes exotic plants and the gardens of many countries, the book offers abundant advice on equipment, light and weather conditions, and processing and enhancing digital images.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.55" Width: 9.76" Height: 0.47" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date May 28, 2007
Publisher Aurum Press
ISBN 190253848X ISBN13 9781902538488
Availability 0 units.
More About Clive Nichols
Clive Nichols was voted Garden Photographer of the Year by the Garden Writers Guild. He is based in England.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Art of Flower & Garden Photography?
Wonderful for what it offers Mar 20, 2008
Although slight, this book is very entertaining. There are tips throughout, and I certainly thought "Hey, I should try that!" more than a few times, but it's definitely not a manual as much as a select culling of some of the author's favorite shots with his own words explaining them. A chapter on using color in backdrops, for instance, does show a color wheel, but mainly features close-up photos against colored backdrops with comments on how they work; a chapter on "abstracts" shows examples of some abstracts he took and tells you how he came up with the ideas; a chapter on "People" includes pictures of his own kids and tips on how he kept them occupied. Also, although he does make a few comments on shooting in bright sunlight, he definitely is working in England-- not all of us have a lot of overcast, moist days! That said, I don't think this book pretends to be a manual, or anything more than what it is, and I found it really enjoyable to look through, the pictures were simply stunning, and I definitely learned some things I didn't know (I am VERY much a beginner).
The Art of Flower and Garden Photography Jan 7, 2008
I purchased this book with an idea that it has more practical value to budding garden photographer like myself. After all the name Clive Nichols says it all. Most of everything in garden photography. The photographs in this book are drop dead gorgeous, but I was not looking for coffee table book but for instructional one. Unfortunately I got neither. There is hardly any practical info except for stuff that is widely known even for the beginner. I recommend Paul Harcourt Davies 'Photographing Plants and Flowers' as better how to book.