Ever wondered how to get the best from your camera when taking photographs of plants and fungi in the garden or out in the field? Then this is the book for you. This beautifully illustrated guide is aimed both at photographers wishing to use plants as a rich source of subject matter, and at naturalist gardeners who want to use digital cameras to record plants in a meaningful yet attractive way. Numerous practical skills are clearly explained, from basic photography to more complex time-lapse and high-speed techniques. Unlike other guides, this book does not focus solely on flowers; equal prominence is given to seeds, leaves, pollen, wood and trunks, as well as to broader compositions. Digital Plant Photography delivers the secrets of the professionals to the amateur photographer.
Adrian Davies is a freelance wildlife and natural history photographer and lecturer in digital photography at NESCOT College, Surrey. He was one of the first people in the UK to use a digital camera professionally nearly 20 years ago. Adrian has published many articles and books including Digital Close-Up and Macro Photography, The Digital Photographer's Handbook and Digital Imaging for Photographers (with P. Fennessy). He also gives talks and runs workshops for the Field Studies Council, the Royal Photographic Society, the Royal Horticultural Society and numerous camera clubs. He is an expert with more than 30 years of experience photographing all aspects of plant life.
Contents Introduction p6-7 1: Equipment p8-22 2: Getting Started p24-34 3: Basic Field Techniques p36-52 4: The Studio p54-62 5: Workflow p64-74 6: Advanced Techniques p76-90 7: Themes p92-170 Using Your Images p172-173 Links/Further reading p174 Glossary p175 Index p176