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Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers: The Essential Guide to Digital Techniques Paperback – October 22, 2008
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“[A] wonderful guide for photographers looking to take it to the next level.”
“[A] beautiful book explaining how we can take stunning close-up photos in our gardens…this book will help bring your garden photos to a new level of quality and effectiveness.”
“Learn the basics of close-up photography with helpful tips, definitions, exercises and case studies covering the features of current D-SLRs, how to compose and more.”
About the Author
Noted garden, nature, and landscape photographer Alan L. Detrick’s award-winning work has appeared worldwide in major publications including Audubon, Garden Design, Horticulture, Modern Maturity, Natural History, Reader's Digest, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Sunset. An experienced instructor, Alan has lectured and led photography workshops for professional organizations and public gardens including the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Club of America, the Garden Writers Association, The New York Botanical Garden, Chanticleer Garden, Brookside Gardens, and Longwood Gardens. In addition to owning a stock photography agency, Alan and his wife and business partner Linda also provide photographic services for landscape architects and garden designers. In 2005 they were honored as Fellows of the Garden Writers Association. They reside in Glen Rock, New Jersey. He is the author of Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers.
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An experienced instructor, Alan has lectured and led photography workshops for professional organizations and public gardens including the American Horticultural Society, the Garden Club of America, the Garden Writers Association, The New York Botanical Garden, Chanticleer Garden, Brookside Gardens, and Longwood Gardens.
He is the author and photographer of "Macro Photography for Gardeners and Nature Lovers", by Timber Press and the sole photographer for "Beyond the Garden, Easy and Elegant Rose Designs" by Ellen Spector Platt.
In addition to owning a stock photography agency, Alan & Linda also provide photographic services for landscape architects and garden designers. In 2005, they were honored as Fellows of the Garden Writers Association. Their web site is www.alandetrick.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The book sets out to reach both the experienced photographer and the novice, and here I feel it succeeds. The writer, having moved from traditional film photography to digital does well in explaining the differences and how this should affect ones approach. I found this particularly useful having myself been schooled, and schooled others, in the days of film photography. The technical aspects of macro photography are covered quite extensively and very clearly, and all are well illustrated by the superb pictures which accompany the text; a useful point here is that in addition to the coverage in the text each photograph is accompanied by its own explanation along with details of camera, lens and settings used.
Of course when it comes to the more subjective area of "artistic" photography there is the possibility of disagreement. Yet the advice given here is sound, although there was the occasional point I would not always agree with; but that is only to be expected when one moves into such areas, and of course each is able to make his own decision, again the excellent pictures here can help one to decide.Read more ›
I did get some ideas to help with my photography, but that was more from looking at the pictures to figure out how they were shot. I could have gotten that from looking at any web site specializing in flowers. Overall I wouldn't recommend the book.
I love the way the author both describes his thought processes and shows several images of the same subject shot in different ways. Side by side you see not just the good one and the bad one, but even better, two great images with different goals in mind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was disappointed because it was not all about macro photography, more about close ups.Published 22 days ago by susan Anne smith
This book contains the authors wonderful macro photos. His text is good and I learned a lot.Published 7 months ago by H. Lapp
Excellent! Informative and nice for a refresher study guilde!Published 7 months ago by Edgar S. Tumbaga
Ufortunately, with the speed that cameras have been changing, it's a little outdated, for me.Published 9 months ago by Cactus lady
This is a nice introduction to macro photography. Unfortunately around 90% of the detailed examples in the book were shot with a long telephoto (180 3. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bufatutu
I love this book. It will surely help me to excel in Macro Photography.Published 14 months ago by Sue