Author: Peter Watson
Publisher: Ammonite Press
Release Date: 2016-04-07
If you have ever wondered how the top photographers manage to produce such stunning landscapes, this book has all the answers. It presents a collection of 80 practical lessons that have been tried and tested in the field. Tips and techniques are provided to help you choose the right equipment and use it correctly in every situation. You will learn the essentials of composition, practice professional methods for observing the landscape creatively, and discover how to use light to maximum effect. A number of simple post-processing adjustments are also explained. These are easy to undertake and will enable you to fine-tune your photographs and boost their appearance without spoiling their integrity: creating processed landscape images that have impact yet remain authentic.
We live in a visual culture, and visual evidence is increasingly central to social research. In this collection an international range of experts explain how they have used visual methods in their own research, examine their advantages and limitations, and show how they have been used alongside other research techniques. Contributors explore the following ideas: * self and identity * visualizing domestic space * visualizing urban landscapes * visualizing social change. The collection showcases different methods in different contexts through the examination of a variety of topical issues. Methods covered include photo and video diaries, the use of images produced by respondents, the use of images as prompts in interviews and focus groups, documentary photography, photographic inventory and visual ethnography. The result is an exciting and original collection that will be indispensable for any student, academic or researcher interested in the use of visual methods.