Fine Art Nature Photography: Advanced Techniques and the Creative Process


Tony Sweet     

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The Fine Art Nature Photography: Advanced Techniques and the Creative Process

By Tony Sweet

This beautiful book is full of inspiring, new, and artful imagery. Tony's creative techniques bring us stunning impressionistic photos. After a few minutes with this book, you will find yourself heading out the door with camera in hand - in search of imagery half as beautiful. I highly recommend this book.

To learn how to shoot your own similiarly beautiful images, enroll in one of Tony's online courses here at BetterPhoto.com. His Image Design photo course will teach you how to design beautiful images and find your inner vision. In Fine Art Flower Photography, you will master the art of photographing floral beauty. Tony's hands-on advice, systematic techniques, and constructive feedback will help you become a better photographer.


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Average Rating: 5 out of 5

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Kerry Drager
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Rating: 5 out of 5
The title of this inspiring book, by BetterPhoto instructor Tony Sweet, seemingly says it all: Fine Art Nature Photography. Just check out Tony's awesome photographs - ranging from wilderness landscapes to intimate scenics to dazzling close-ups - and you'll see exactly what I mean by the term "inspiring."

But although Fine Art Nature Photography qualifies as a wonderful photo-gallery book, it's even more than that. Tony is also a superb writer, and he's able to effectively share the creative and technical process that led to the making of each picture. Subtitled "Advanced Techniques and the Creative Process," this beautiful book is very nicely laid out with an image on one side paired with the "story" behind the photograph on the other side.

So, besides admiring Tony's fine-art imagery, read the strong yet concise text to gain valuable insight into his thought process. Then, through both words and images, you'll learn how you too can proceed with your own creative explorations into the natural world!

Note: For an excellent example of how Tony reveals his vision, check out the following excerpt that accompanies a striking macro shot titled "Single Daisy":

    Whenever I approach a field of flowers, I look for a single flower with space between it and the flowers behind it to create a muted background. In this case, I used a 300mm lens with an extension tube to isolate the single daisy against a background of sunflowers. The shallow depth of field, inherent with a telephoto lens, is intensified by the extension tube, which allows for closer focus. Closer focus creates a quicker falloff of the sharpness of the background, causing the foreground flower to stand out in an almost three-dimensional fashion.

Also: Tony Sweet teaches three terrific online courses here at BetterPhoto.com:

8/31/2004 9:32:38 AM
 
Stanley C. Sims 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 7:19:30 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 7:19:30 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 7:19:30 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 7:19:30 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 7:19:30 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Had it at the top of my Christmas list.
Got It !!!!
It's just wonderful and so inspiring.
I love it.
12/29/2003 7:19:30 PM
 
maureen collins 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2003 6:45:45 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2003 6:45:45 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2003 6:45:45 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2003 6:45:45 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2003 6:45:45 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
It's like a cook book with receipes only this is a photo book with "receipes" instructing you on how to create a wonderful photo.
It's fabulous.
9/3/2003 6:45:45 PM
 

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