September 06th 2012 by Andrew S Gibson
The landscape is a favourite subject for many photographers. That’s not a surprise – wherever we live we are surrounded by landscape, whether it’s flat or mountainous, green or dry, rural or urban. And it’s natural for photographers to want to record the beauty, sometimes even the ugliness, that surrounds them at home or on their travels.
On the surface, landscape photography seems easy. After all the landscape isn’t going anywhere, and it seems all you have to do is find something beautiful and wait for the right light. However, it’s not as simple as that. You need a good grasp of the basic techniques and equipment that landscape photographers use, plus a deep understanding of the relationship between weather, season and light.
David duChemin’s latest ebook, Portraits of Earth, covers just about everything you need to know to take better landscape photos. Like all of David’s books it focuses on the why behind the how, and discusses composition and light as well as technical aspects like lens choice and filters. This is a very personal ebook where David, relatively new to landscape photography, outlines the lessons he’s learnt over the last couple of years as he mastered the art and craft of the landscape.
For the next four days use the promotional code EARTH4 when you checkout to buy Portraits of Earth for only $US4 or use EARTH20 to get 20% off when you buy five or more ebooks from the Craft & Vision collection. These codes expire at 11:59pm (PST) September 9, 2012.
Portraits of Earth gallery
Here are some spreads from the ebook: