The Landscape Photography Book: The step-by-step techniques you need to capture breathtaking landscape photos like the pros

The Landscape Photography Book: The step-by-step techniques you

Have you ever dreamed of taking such incredible landscape photos that your friends and family say, “Wait a minute, this is your photo?! You took this?” Well, you’re in luck. Right here, in this book, pro photographer and award-winning author Scott Kelby teaches you how to shoot and edit jaw-dropping landscape photographs. Scott shares all his secrets and time-tested techniques, as he discusses everything from his go-to essential gear and camera settings to the landscape photography techniques you need to create absolutely stunning images. From epic scenes at sunrise to capturing streams and waterfalls with that smooth, silky look, and from photographing the night sky or the Milky Way to creating breathtaking, sweeping panoramas, Scott has got you covered. Among many other topics, you’ll learn: The secrets to getting super-sharp, crisp images (without having to buy a new lens). Exactly which camera settings work best for landscape photography and why (and which ones you should avoid). Where to focus your camera for tack-sharp images from foreground to background. How to shoot beautiful high dynamic range images and stunning panoramas (and even HDR panos!), along with how to post-process them like a pro. How to create captivating long-exposure landscape shots that wow ...

  • ASIN: 1681984326

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting

Be inspired to imagine the garden of your dreams with this guide that will help you plan, build, and plant your perfect outdoor space.Whether you're aiming for a total redesign or targeting a specific area, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers fresh and achievable ideas for every gardener: grasp the fundamentals of landscape and garden design, find a style that's right for you, and create the structures and planting plans to bring your ideas to life. Produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers extensive design inspiration backed up with solid practical content, including step-by-step landscape structures and planting techniques.

  • ASIN: 1465463852

Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein

Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity, and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light.  Concise, practical, and inspirational, Landscape Painting focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist, such as: •  Simplification and Massing: Learn to reduce nature's complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form's basic masses and shapes.•  Color and Light: Explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light.•  Selection and Composition: Learn to select wisely from nature's vast panorama. Albala shows you the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in Landscape Painting—based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice—are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs, and diagr...

  • Brand: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • ASIN: 0823032205
  • UPC: 499991612444

Painting the Landscape in Pastel

Painting the Landscape in

Known for his use of luminous color, Albert Handell, whose lush landscapes light up these pages, provides lucid instructions to help first-time pastelists achieve impressive results as soon as they begin working with the medium. After reviewing pastel supplies, the author discusses landscape composition and how to establish large shapes first, abstract certain areas, develop a focal point, work from dark to light, and capture the illusion of reality through color. Stepped demonstrations isolate specific landscape aspects, showing how the pastelist depicts skies, trees, buildings, water, rocks, woods, snow, and light.

  • Brand: Watson-Guptil
  • ASIN: 0823039129

Southeast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) 54 Landscape Designs with Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, & TN, and Over 450 Photos & Drawings

Southeast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) 54

Find inspiring ideas to make your southeast home landscape more attractive and functional!54 beautiful designs created by landscape professionals specifically for the SoutheastMore than 200 plants picked for your region, with detailed descriptions and all you need to know to plant & maintain themOver 450 color photos and illustrations to help envision your resultsStep-by-step instructions for building structures like paths, patios, ponds, walls, fences, arbors, and trellisesCreative solutions for front entries, foundation plantings, patios, steep slopes, and moreSoutheast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition is a larger-format edition of Creative Homeowner's award-winning book on landscaping southeast-style.Inside, you'll find inspiring ideas for making your home landscape more attractive and functional. The 54 featured designs are created by landscape professionals from the region and use more than 200 dependable plants that thrive in the southeast. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.Included are detailed instructions for projects such as paths, patios, ponds, and arbors, concise information for gardening techniques, and easy-to-follow plans. Over 450 full-color photos and paintings ar...

  • Brand: Design Originals
  • ASIN: 1580114962
  • UPC: 078585114962

Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing: Master the Concepts and Methods for Observing and Rendering Nature

Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing: Master the Concepts

This beginner's guide to drawing in graphite pencil uses step-by-step exercises to teach fundamental methods for rendering all aspects of the natural landscape, with additional lessons on using charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, and other media.Following in the footsteps of author, artist, and art instructor Suzanne Brooker's previous title The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, this book pairs the most universally-pursued topic for artists (drawing) with the popular subject matter of the natural landscape. Brooker breaks down landscapes into their various elements--including the earth, water, air, and trees--to convey how the fundamentals of drawing are applied to capture each aspect. Using the graphite pencil as her baseline instrument, Brooker provides you with step-by-step lessons that help you improve your rendering skills and re-create the beauty of the world outdoors. Examples from art history and contemporary masters supplement these lessons. The end result is a drawing instruction book that provides artists with everything they need to render landscapes no matter their skill level.

  • ASIN: 0399580662

Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes: Transform Ordinary Places into Extraordinary Scenes

Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes: Transform Ordinary Places into

Learn the Art of Seeing and tap into the beauty of the everyday!The scenes around you don't have to be perfect to inspire beautiful watercolor paintings. In Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes, Joyce Hicks shows you how to transform ordinary landscapes into gorgeous, lush works of art.First you'll learn to look differently at the world around you by slowing down and seeing beauty in the every day to find settings you can't wait to paint. Then, by learning to understand design elements and principles, use color and make the most of artistic license, you'll gain the confidence you need to create light-filled watercolor landscapes. Finally, Joyce shows you how to add fine details to make the painting distinctly yours.With Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes, you will:Discover your inspiration in a scene by training yourself to see it differently and creating a workable simplified composition.Practice techniques like glazing, color mixing, developing an inviting composition and more.Complete 12 step-by-step projects to create you signature watercolor style. Begin to paint from the sacred place within...with Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes.

  • ASIN: 1440329575
  • UPC: 035313657597

Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism

Landscape Painting Now: From Pop Abstraction to New

From fantastical worlds to political topologies: a global survey of landscape painting in the 21st centuryAlthough the fact may be surprising to some, landscape painting is positively thriving in the 21st century―indeed, the genre has arguably never felt as vital as it does today. The reasons why, if speculative, surely include our imminent environmental collapse and increasingly digitally mediated existence. Landscape Painting Now is the first book of its kind to take a global view of its subject, featuring more than eighty outstanding contemporary artists―both established and emerging―whose ages span seven decades and who hail from twenty-five different countries.Through its thematic organization into six chapters―Realism and Beyond, Post-Pop Landscapes, New Romanticism, Constructed Realities, Abstracted Topographies, and Complicated Vistas―the book affords a generous window into the very best of contemporary landscape painting, from Cecily Brown’s sensual, fleshy landscapes to Peter Doig’s magic realist renderings of Trinidad, Maureen Gallace’s serene views of beach cottages and the foaming ocean, David Hockney’s radiant capturings of seasonal change in the English countryside, Julie Mehretu’s dynamically cartographic abstractions, Alexis Rockman’s mural-...

  • ASIN: 1942884265

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for

A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life.     Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary artists. In The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, established Watson-Guptill author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, terrain, trees, and water. Each featured element builds off the previous, with additional lessons on the latest brushes, paints, and other tools used by artists. Key methods like observation, rendering, and color mixing are supported by demonstration paintings and samples from a variety of the best landscape oil painters of all time. With The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, oil painters looking to break into landscape painting or enhance their work will find all the necessary ingredients for success.

  • Brand: Watson-Guptill Publications
  • ASIN: 0804137552
  • UPC: 884461793141

Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography

In the past, landscape photography largely ended when the last light of dusk faded from the sky. Today it’s only beginning. The latest digital cameras have made it easy to create images of the landscape at night that film and early digital photographers could only dream of. Equipped with off-the-shelf cameras, more and more photographers are venturing into the night, far beyond the comforting glow of city lights, and returning with spectacular images of places both familiar and unknown that are unlike anything seen before. Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night is your guide to this new photographic world. In it, photographer Glenn Randall―author of the bestselling The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography―teaches you how to plan, shoot, and process professional-quality images of the Milky Way, the aurora, lunar eclipses, meteor showers, star trails, and landscapes lit solely by moonlight. Throughout the book, Randall emphasizes ways to integrate beautiful depictions of the night sky with equally compelling renditions of the land below to create complete landscape images that evoke a sense of place―and a sense of wonder. Equipped with the knowledge in this book, readers will be prepared to create their own nocturnal masterpieces.

  • ASIN: 1681983060

The Art of Landscape Photography

The Art of Landscape

Showcases the principles of composition and aesthetic design, with numerous examples to illustrate the compositional points being discussedThere are many general titles on landscape photography, but few that really tackle the issue of composition in great depth. This guide assumes a good working knowledge of the technical basics—such as correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness—and concentrates on the "heart and soul" of landscape photography: the principles of composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion. While technique is not ignored, the emphasis is on how it impacts on the aesthetics of the image—for example, using filtration to enhance the mood of a scene rather than simply to balance the extremes of contrast. Because of the nature of the subject matter, this is very much a picture-led book, with numerous example pictures to illustrate the compositional points being discussed. At the back of the book there will be thumbnails of all the pictures used, with a summary of the technical details—camera, lens, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, filtration—to ensure that those who crave technical information are not disappointed.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1781450528

Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start (Rodale Garden Book)

Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden

Perennial Combinations by C. Colston Burrell features plant medleys that bring color, texture, and excitement to the garden in every season. The book features 130 of the best perennial combinations with photographs of each grouping, along with a numbered photo key and plant list. Each grouping features just two to six plants; gardeners can plant the combinations as they appear for small garden spaces or they can repeat or mix the combinations for large beds and landscapes.Available for the first time in paperback, with a new chapter of plant combinations featuring today's big, dramatic perennials, backyard gardeners will find the best choices to accent wide open spaces, marry slopes and high foundations, and make an impact on the landscape with impressive and showy plants. From tall plumes to bold foliage, many of these plant combinations create a living privacy screen and offer a bounty of bloom for those looking to make an "architectural" statement in their perennial beds. Plant cultivar names have been updated throughout the book so gardeners can choose perennials that are readily available at local nurseries.

  • ASIN: 1594868530

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes,

“A boon to all those who plant, care for, and love trees.”—Nina Bassuk, author of Trees in the Urban Landscape  The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture—Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the nursery trade, some new and promising choices, and a selection of overlooked options that deserve renewed interest. Each tree profile includes the common and botanical names along with details on foliage; flowers, seeds, fruits, and cones; native range; adaptability; and popular uses in landscapes. The Tree Book is a must-have resource for landscapes architects, city foresters, horticulturists, and enthusiastic home gardeners.    

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 1604697148

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography teaches photographers how to convert their visual peak experiences-moments of extraordinary natural beauty that evoke a sense of wonder and awe-into stunning images that elicit the same awestruck emotion in their viewers. Randall is an experienced wilderness photographer, and whether you want to venture into the mountains for once-in-a-lifetime shots of raw nature, or simply hone your landscape photography skills from the safety of your back deck, Randall explains the art, science and craft of creating astounding images.Randall begins by focusing on the art of landscape photography. He describes his three-step process for composing a photograph and shows how good composition is an organic process that begins with rules but ultimately transcends them. Randall then explores the science behind successful landscape photographs, which requires understanding key concepts from geography, optics, vision, and psychology. These concepts include:Understanding how the position of the sun at sunrise and sunset varies throughout the year, which will help you plan when and where to shoot.Understanding optics to predict where rainbows will appear, how polarizers will interact with reflections, and where to find spectacular light.Understa...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1937538478

The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner's Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance

The California Native Landscape: The Homeowner's Design Guide

Water shortages and water rationing are commonplace throughout California, rendering expanses of lawn and thirsty, nonnative plants unsustainable. The California Native Landscape addresses both concerns by showing homeowners how to succeed with natives and showing them how lush, colorful, and thriving their landscape can be. The authors stress the importance of smart garden design and combining the right plants to promote the natural symbiosis that occurs within plant communities. Native plants also play an important role in creating fire-resistant landscapes, and this new book has cutting-edge information on this crucial topic, refuting the myth that natives are more fire-prone than nonnatives. With its unique combination of proven techniques, environmental wisdom, and inspiring design advice, this is an essential resource for all California gardeners who want to create a beautiful, ecologically appropriate, and resource-conserving home landscape.

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 1604692324
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