A & C Black, Quarto, paperback, colour photographs.
This book contains many amazing images of patterns in nature as well as the information to help guide you towards making your own. Aimed at people who have used a camera before, but are looking to expand their knowledge, or for those who just want to have a go, it covers choice of camera, use of lenses, composition and the consideration of light and exposure. It also looks at types of pattern, symmetry and texture through the use of photos and could be used as a source of inspiration for other photographers and artists, through all the fabulous photos of patterns found in animals, leaves, insects, flowers and minerals amongst other subjects.
A & C Black, Quarto, paperback, colour photographs.
This book portrays the stunning high country region unique to the Alpine areas of New South Wales and Victoria – the areas which are often snow covered for a number of months each winter. This superbly photographed coffee table pictorial brings this magnificent region to a wider audience, allowing readers to become immersed in the beauty which alpine Australia offers by way of awe-inspiring images, many in panoramic format.
In New South Wales readers will be transported to the country’s highest peaks running along the spine of the Great Dividing Range and the stark beauty of the Kosciuszko Main Range, while in Victoria the state’s loftiest peaks are captured in magnificent detail, from the remote Mt Bogong to the winter playgrounds of Mt Buller and Mt Hotham.
Featuring over 150 stunning images, Alpine Australia – A celebration of the Australian Alps is sure to appeal to all those who have an affinity with Australia’s snow- covered peaks and will entice those who have yet to discover the beauty of this truly amazing region.
The result of a five-year airborne odyssey across five continents and sixty countries, The Earth from the Air is the bestselling and most popular book of aerial photography ever published. This updated edition of the internationally acclaimed original features an updated text and over 100 breathtaking new photographs. New editorials by such renowned authors as Jane Goodall, Matthieu Ricard and Olivier Blond consider such perpetual issues as agriculture, climate and biodiversity, as well as the latest concerns – refugees, new technologies and environmental movements. A classic of its kind, The Earth from the Air will heighten everyone’s awareness of today’s urgent ecological issues. Now more than ever, The Earth from the Air stands as a call to action.
‘Breathtaking glimpses of life on our planet’ – The Times ‘A picture book on an altogether higher plane’ – The Sunday Telegraph ‘Stunning’ – The Irish Times
Following on from his highly successful “Creative Bird Photography”, top natural history photographer Bill Coster now shares his tricks of the trade focusing on more general nature photography. This book embraces locations as varied as Bill’s home base in Essex, UK, the icy polar regions, Africa’s arid lands, North America’s mountain habitats and Europe’s wetlands and forests. Each chapter deals with a specific environment, starting with landscapes and moving on to plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Every photograph demonstrates key approaches, taking into account light conditions, terrain and the general surroundings, and is accompanied by detailed technical data, as well as information on locations and other issues that need to be tackled in order to achieve the perfect shot. There is also an up-to-date chapter on nature photography basics, including equipment such as cameras and lenses.
From the tiger-striped domes of the Bungle Bungles to the opal-blue waters of the Buccaneer Archipelago, the Kimberley is the most remarkable wilderness in Australia. Acclaimed nature photographer David Bettini has captured the essence of the Kimberley’s sweeping ranges, plunging gorges and tropical wetlands. He takes you on a voyage down its convoluted coastline, past sandstone headlands, through mangrove lined inlets and out to pristine reefs.
Intimate portraits of wildlife, including rare creatures like the Monjon – the smallest rock wallaby – and the dazzling Gouldian Finch, are accompanied by captivating descriptions of their behaviour and environment.
The book contains breathtaking images that celebrate the stark beauty of the dry season and the drama of the wet, when thunderstorms and torrential rain descend upon this ancient landscape. David ventures up wild rivers, through the deafening roar of the Horizontal Waterfalls and into spectacular terrain, like Windjana Gorge with its hordes of steely-eyed Freshwater Crocodiles and noisy Black-flying Foxes.
The Kimberley: Australia’s Wilderness captures the grandeur, contrasts and diverse colours of this timeless region.
The Author: David Bettini is one of Australia’s most renowned nature photographers. He has an extensive knowledge and a great appreciation of the country’s wild places and diverse ecology. David is based in Perth but was born and raised in the outback where he quickly developed a passion for the natural world.