On first picking up a camera, one might think that it is for photographing things. However, in the purest sense, light is the substance captured by a camera. In this stunning gallery of photographs, landscape photographer Fran Halsall explores the elements that make up a great picture. This is a book not so much about technicalities as about ways of seeing, making it an invaluable and accessible guide for anyone who wishes to take landscape photographs or who is interested in the mysterious distinction between a decent image and an amazing one. Halsall's clearly articulated commentaries on her own photographs, divided into three sections - `Light', `Form' and `Time', reveal her sensitivity to nature, attention to detail, boundless patience and intelligent analysis.
Fran Halsall is one of the country's up-and-coming young photographers, taking as her inspiration the wild landscapes, diverse geology and different habitats of the British Isles. Her work is widely published, appearing in advertising, calenders, magazines and books. Since 2004 she has taught photography courses on location in the Peak District National Park. Fran also won two prizes in the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards 2009 for The Peak District and North Yorkshire Limestone Pavements. To visit the awards website click here To visit Fran's website click here