Filled with brilliant photographs, John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography is sure to please outdoor photographers. A ton of information is enclosed between the covers of this book, including tips and tricks to make the most of the equipment you have in your hands. Shaw spends a lot of time covering the technical aspects of photography and novices and hobbyists may quickly find themselves overwhelmed with the trade lingo.
Shaw’s chapters on framing and composition are particularly well done and easily translate to users of any type of camera including a point and shoot. He does encourage the reader to utilize the camera they have and abstain from investing in expensive camera equipment; however, most of the book’s contents lends itself best to use with a digital SLR camera. Photographers looking to challenge themselves and reach a higher of skill with their nature photographs are likely to consider this book an excellent resource.
Reasons to Read: This guide is best suited for individuals who already have a basic understanding of photography fundamentals. Lovers of beautiful nature photographs are likely to consider the book worth the price.
Reasons to Pass: If you are looking for a beginner photography guide, start elsewhere. Once you have mastered your camera basics this is an excellent next step. The type face in this book is also very small, so be careful if that is a concern.
Suggested Rating: PG This book is family friendly.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.
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About the Author:
John Shaw is one of the world’s leading nature photographers and the author of many enduring bestselling books. His photographs are frequently featured in National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, Natural History, Sierra,and Audubon magazines, as well as in calendars, books, and advertisements. He lives in Colorado Springs.