By focusing on small parts of larger objects, close-up photography can reveal unexpected displays of shape, texture, color, and pattern. As opposed to microscopic photography requiring special equipment, the close-up techniques explained and diagramed in this book can be achieved with conventional cameras and can produce artistically compelling pictures. 115 color and 90 b&w illustrations.
Are you fully aware of nature's bounty? There's free food everywhere! Herbs, salad leaves, vegetables, berries, nuts and fungi can all be found. From edible seaweed and fennel to horseradish and wild asparagus, from the roadside to seaside every environment holds a burgeoning larder. Wild Food shows you what plants and fungi are edible, where to look for them, how to safely identify them and how to prepare them. There s even a section devoted to delicious recipes so that you have everything you need to make the transition from pathway to plate. Organised by environment and with clear instructions for identification, this is the European forager s bible.
Offering solid professional-level information, this guide combines two of the most popular subjects for enthusiastic amateurs and semi-professional photographers: portraits and weddings. Inspiration is not enough to achieve the desired portrait effect; you need to know how the images were created. With clear explanatory diagrams showing the camera format, lens and lighting positions, use of natural light, props and so on, the book mminimises all possibilities for failure. Subjects are broken down into logical sections such as bride and groom and going away and each stage is analysed so that by working through the book any photographer should be able to gain the skills and confidence to produce a stunning wedding portfolio for any couple to treasure.