This book contains many amazing images of patterns in nature as well as the information to help guide you towards making your own. Aimed at people who have used a camera before, but are looking to expand their knowledge, or for those who just want to have a go, it covers choice of camera, use of lenses, composition and the consideration of light and exposure. It also looks at types of pattern, symmetry and texture through the use of photos and could be used as a source of inspiration for other photographers and artists, through all the fabulous photos of patterns found in animals, leaves, insects, flowers and minerals amongst other subjects.
Arnold Wilson, a professional biologist, has spent his working life in teaching and lecturing. Photography has been his lifelong interest and he has contributed to most of the current photographic magazines and has written five books. His work has been exhibited both in the UK and abroad. He was an early overall winner of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and in September 2000, Arnold was judged overall winner of the BBC Countryfile Photographer of the Year competition with a close-up photograph of a bumblebee in free flight. Having taken early retirement, Arnold Wilson now spends some of his leisure time photographing people and places, but his overriding interest is still nature photography.
Introduction Chapter One: A Photographic Approach Chapter Two: The Fundamentals Chapter Three: Design and Patterns in Plants Chapter Four: Composition Chapter Five: Portfolio of Images Glossary