Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques


John Shaw     

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If you are interested at all in nature photography, you will enjoy and benefit from any of John Shaw's works. Shaw is a clear, concise writer as well as a great photographer.

Nature Photographer's Guide to Professional Field Techniques is a great starting place. Shaw explains the basics of exposure, equipment selection and technical control. Again, the writer maintains a conversational, friendly style that makes the book very easy to read.


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Average Rating: 5 out of 5

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Bill McFadden 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/6/2003 9:43:21 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/6/2003 9:43:21 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/6/2003 9:43:21 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/6/2003 9:43:21 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/6/2003 9:43:21 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I second the high recommendation that others have given in their reviews of John Shaw's books and his images. I might mention, though, that John Shaw in this book determines that fixed focal length lens are better for this type of photography. In a later book, John Shaw's "Nature Photography, field guide," he changes his position to support zoom lens. His stated goal for lens speed is out of the budget of most people who pursue this field as a hobby. However, the lessons on field techniques and purchasing a camera system are essential to anyone who is considering adding to or beginning to purchase a photography system for nature photography.
1/6/2003 9:43:21 PM
 
Laljit S. Sidhu
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Rating: 5 out of 5
John Shaw's photographs are amazing and inspiring and this book would be worth purchasing just for the images. Fortunately, however, this is book is not just a glorified portfolio but an excellent guide to every aspect of nature photography. The book is comprehensive without sacrificing detail.

John Shaw provides specific advice and detailed guidelines for photographing nature subjects. Where most books are vague, the author recommends specific equipment to purchase, when to use it and when to avoid it.

Be advised, however, that though this book has excellent information for any level of photographer, it is most useful for the advanced amateur or professional. Some of his recommendations are beyond the capabilities of a beginner -- technically and financially. For example, his recommendations of the type of equipment to buy for high quality images would probably bankrupt a hobbyist.

Again, the information is priceless and the images without equal. I frequently return to this book for inspiration and education.

9/7/2002 11:31:06 PM
 

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