- 50 illustrations
- 128 pages
- 7⅞ x 5¾ ins
- ISBN 9781780679051
- Published February 2017
From the author of the bestselling Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs series, this jargon-free introduction covers all aspects of photographing places, including landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, and interiors.
Whatever your camera, whatever your interest, whatever your level, this indispensible guide gives you all the essential techniques and demystifies the work of acclaimed photographers. Packed with practical tips and iconic images, this accessible book will arm you with the know-how you need to take meaningful pictures of the places that matter to you most.
Featuring 50 master photographers, including Alec Soth, Martin Parr, Robert Adams, Todd Hido, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Julius Shulman, Rinko Kawauchi, Thomas Ruff, Tim Hetherington, and Joel Sternfeld.
Find the lines
Elevated point of view
Distance from subject
Technical Tangent: Aperture
Slow shutter speed
Blur and abstraction
Fast shutter speed
Aperture: Deep depth of field
Aperture: Shallow depth of field
Technical Tangents: Shutter speed and movement; Aperture, depth of field and ISO
Dawn, Soft light/flat light, Hard light/clarity, The golden hour, Twilight, Ambient light, Ambient light (continued), Night shots
Technical Tangents: White Balance; Filters
Colour, Black and white, Artificial lighting, Using props, Cultural reference, People and place, Digital manipulation
Technical Tangent: Retouching
Sublime places, Contrived places, Iconic places, Industrial places, Pastoral places, Reclaimed places, Non-places, Everyday places, Comparable places, Political places, Imaginary places, Personal places, It’s lonely out in space
Technical tangent: Legal matters