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Microsculpture: Portraits of InsectsArtist/Author: Biss, Levon
Microsculpture is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss’s photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately, “stacked” to maintain sharp focus throughout, then combined into a single high-resolution file. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist.
ANZANG fourteenth edition: Australasian Nature Photography: the year’s best wildlife and landscape photos.Artist/Author: ANZANG.
This book presents a collection of ANZANG award-winning and shortlisted images from the 2017 competition. Each image is accompanied by technical information as well as anecdotes from the photographers themselves on how each photograph was taken. There are also useful insights from the judges, which help to shed light on how they came to select the winning images. The bioregion that encompasses Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back more than 80 million years, to the break-up of the great southern continent of Gondwana. The South Australian Museum and Australian Geographic focus on enhancing a general knowledge of this extraordinary legacy by encouraging photography of the region’s nature and landscapes, and promoting it in an annual competition to find the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year.
Digital Nature Photography : The Art and the ScienceArtist/Author: John Gerlach Barbara Gerlach
Digital Nature Photography is a how-to guide for photographers who want to take their work to the next level. Written by professionals with over 20 years experience, the Gerlachs reveal enlightening techniques for shooting nature images in the field. The combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique will help you capture your next great image.
The Masters of Nature Photography: Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Volume two)Artist/Author: Kidman-Cox, Rosamund, Editor
The master photographers making up this volume are Tim Laman (Lexington, MA), Brian Skerry (Uxbridge, MA), Steve Winter (Hoboken, NJ) Art Wolfe (Seattle), Hannu Hautala (Finland), Klaus Nigge (Germany), Thomas P. Peschak (Germany/South Africa), Tui de Roy (New Zealand), Cyril Ruoso (France), and Stefano Unterthiner (Italy). These influential artists provide us with insight into the natural world, from vast, beautiful landscapes and genuinely wild creatures in their natural habitat to spectacular shots of natural phenomena, groundbreaking underwater images and outstanding photojournalism. Each portfolio profiles the photographer their approach, influences and aims and displays 10 iconic images reflecting their work’s range. The accompanying captions focus on why the images are special for the photographer as well as telling the stories behind their creation. Revealing the inspiration behind some of the world s most important nature photographs, this beautiful book will captivate art enthusiasts, photographers and all those with a passion for nature.”
Mastering wildlife photography.Artist/Author: Garvey-Williams, Richard.
This is a concise and comprehensive guide to the popular subject of wildlife photography. It covers scouting locations, timing of trips relative to the seasons and assembling a kit of equipment. It contains an essential guide to lighting, composition and how best to photographs groups of animals. Wildlife is one of the most challenging and popular subjects for photographers. With strong emphasis on the ethics and legalities of animal welfare, the protection of the environment and the responsibilities of the photographer, Richard Garvey-Williams’ concise, comprehensive yet accessible text covers the practical techniques of photography and how they relate to capturing stunning images of quarry that is invariably erratic, often endangered, and typically shy and elusive.
John Shaw’s guide to digital nature photography.Artist/Author: Shaw, John.
John Shaw is the author of seven previous photography books published by Amphoto: his authentic voice and trusted advice has helped photographers achieve impressive shots in the great outdoors for decades. In his first-ever book on digital photography, Shaw provides in-depth advice on everything from equipment and lenses, composition and close-ups, to up-to-date information on software filtration and 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.
Wild Australasia: celebrating ten years of the ANZANG Photo CompetitionArtist/Author: Goldrick, Chrissie, editor.
The ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition was founded in 2004 and this book showcases the best photographs from the ten years. The bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea (ANZANG) possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back 50 million years to the break-up of Gondwana. The annual photo competition focuses on this extraordinary legacy by encouraging photography of the regions nature and landscape.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: portfolio 24.Artist/Author: Natural History Museum.
For 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill and narrative excellence. This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the 2014 competition. The collection represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, whether action, macro, underwater, landscape or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendour, drama and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world’s most respected nature photographers.
ANZANG eleventh edition: Australasian Nature Photography: The Year’s Best Wildlife and Landscape Photos.Artist/Author: Australian Geographic.
The bioregion of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea possesses a unique natural heritage stretching back 50 million years to the break-up of Gondwana. This annual photography competition focuses on this extraordinary legacy by encouraging photography of the regions nature and landscape. This book features the best entries received in 2014, covering wildlife, sea creatures, flora and landscapes, and on human impacts.
Close up photography in nature.Artist/Author: Gerlach, John and Barbara Gerlach.
Best-selling authors and accomplished nature photographers, John and Barbara Gerlach share the tips and techniques necessary to successfully photograph the world’s natural beauty. This book begins with a brief overview of the fundamentals before delving into some of the more advanced and unique challenges of close up photography. Topics covered include: advanced flash techniques specific for close up shooting, as well as a discussion on focus stacking strategies and tilt-shift lenses for getting maximum depth-of-field. The Gerlachs also discuss their strategy of mixing flash with natural light when shooting close up, which opens up all sorts of photographic possibilities – opening up shadows, creating shadows, separating the subject from the background, reducing contrast between the subject and the background, improving the colour rendition, shooting sharper images, and much more. This book will change the way you see the world as well as the way you share it through your photographs.
Animal architecture.Artist/Author: Arndt, Ingo and Jurgen Tautz.
In this book, Ingo Arndt explores marvels of nature with spectacular imagery, showcasing the complex and elegant structures that animals create both for shelter and for capturing prey. Arndt’s photographs display wonders such as the colourful mating arenas of bowerbirds in West Papua and the fantastic nests created by ants in Africa. Studio photographs supplement the images from Arndt’s journey and offer close-up views of the nests, mounds and webs constructed by the animals. Features both breathtaking photography and scientific insight into animal behaviour.
Oldest living things in the world.Artist/Author: Sussman, Rachel, Carl Zimmer and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
Presents an epic photographic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has worked with biologists, and travelled the world from Antarctica to the Mojave Desert in order to photograph continuously living organisms that are at least 2,000 years old. The result is a stunning and unique visual collection of species unlike anything that has been created before. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. The ancient subjects live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimetre per century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, and an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. She journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, which are organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last of its kind. These portraits reveal the living history of our planet-and what we stand to lose in the future.
These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human interaction have put many of the species presented here in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with an untimely death. Alongside the photographs, Sussman combines tales of her worldly adventures tracking down these subjects with informative insight from the scientists who are studying them and their environments. The result is an original index of millennia-old organisms that provides a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future. Sussman’s work is both timeless and timely, and the book spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. Underlying the work is an innate environmentalism driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity.