The natural world is a beautiful place to live, and this 2 book package will give you all the skills and techniques you need to create stunning images of the features and creatures around you. Whether you are capturing birds soaring in beautiful mountain-top vistas, deer grazing in lush woodland greenery, or simply birds perching in your own back yard, these two books combined will give you all the skills you need to capture gorgeous images of the natural world around you.
Having guided and advised over 50,000 photographers through their seminars and with over 20 years experience under their belts, John and Barbara Gerlach are the authority on digital nature and digital landscape photography.
Digital Landscape Photography gives you all the skills you need to capture stunning landscapes and beautiful vistas. Optimized for the digital age and digital workflow, this is the only book that provides stunning images and expert advice on capturing landscape images in the landscape format. Taking you right through from the equipment and kit, to setting up your shots and using natural light to its full potential, then topped off with sections on printing your images, plus pushing your skills to the limit using HDR imaging and creating panoramas.
Digital Nature Photography takes the same expert advice and applies it to the populace of the natural world. Guiding you through from the best equipment and techniques for capturing stunning, sharp images of some of the most unpredictable of subjects, here you will learn which lens work best for different subjects and environments, from capturing snow-topped evergreens to lions nurturing their young in dry grasslands. Covering aspects of image composition, exposure and lighting, you'll get the skills you need to take your images to the next level.
John Gerlach earned a B.S. Degree in Wildlife Ecology from Central Michigan University in 1977. He has earned his living as a professional nature photographer since 1980. He is a versatile photographer who is equally at home making landscape images of Death Valley, photographing hummingbirds with high speed flash, or making moody images of dewy dragonflies and butterflies. Rather than photographing subjects that might sell well in the marketplace, he prefers to pursue subjects that interest him the most. He often photographs subjects that are not well known such as the Black Rosy-Finch which appeared on the front cover of the October 2000 issue of BIRDING. His photographs have been published in every major national magazine that uses nature photographs including NATIONAL WILDLIFE, SIERRA, NATURAL HISTORY, PETERSEN'S PHOTOGRAPHIC, RANGER RICK, BIRDER'S WORLD, MICHIGAN NATURAL RESOURCES, and AUDUBON. OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER and POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY have published his instructional articles about nature photography on several occasions. His nature photos are showcased in calendars produced by Hallmark, Kodak, Sierra Club, Argus, Browntrout, Abbeville Press, and many others. His photos can be found in books published by the National Geographic Society, Reader's Digest, Time-Life, Smithsonian, Eastman Kodak, Abbeville Press, Stewart Tabori & Chang, Northword Press as well as hundreds of scientific textbooks in use in colleges and universities throughout the world. John is the associate editor of NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER. His column, "Field Notes" is found in each issue and reveals enlightening tips on shooting nature images in the field. Barbara Gerlach is a skilled nature photographer with a highly artistic approach. Since Barbara grew up on a farm, she's always had a keen interest in nature. She became interested in nature photography while working as a color printer for NASA. She met John in the mid-eighties and with his guidance, quickly developed her hobby in