Best Landscape Photography Books

1. Digital Landscape Photography: In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams and the Masters

by Michael Frye

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was a pioneer of landscape photography, whose imagery-especially his iconic views of the American National Parks--is widely published and instantly recognizable. While he is undoubtedly one of the best-loved and best-known visionaries of American art, photographers also recognize him as a pioneer of technique, a theoretician, and as one of the great teachers of the craft of photography. His zone system has been widely adapted, but…»

2. National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography

by Tim Fitzharris

A master photographer's guide to capturing the natural landscape -- written for hobbyists and pros. Step-by-step instructions, pictograms, and before-and-after comparisons provide a complete course in capturing a landscape's natural beauty. Renowned photographer Tim Fitzharris reveals foolproof techniques he has used through decades of fieldwork in a wide variety of settings. His own outstanding examples are accompanied by detailed information on the…»

3. The Digital SLR Expert Landscapes

by Various

This comprehensive guide to taking fantastic landscape photographs shows readers how to get a professional looking finish to their own digital SLR photography with advice from five expert photographers. All the essential techniques and equipment for landscape photography are covered in depth in an easy-to-follow format. Experienced and aspiring photographers alike will love the expert tips and hints as well as breathtaking inspirational photography from…»

4. Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape, Tenth-Anniversary Edition

by Galen A. Rowell

Reissued in celebration of the tenth anniversary of its original publication, featuring a new preface, Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape is the best-selling classic that captures the unique artistic vision of Galen Rowell, one of the world's foremost outdoor photographers.Galen Rowell has devoted his life to photography, mountaineering, writing, and adventure. A frequent contributor to Life, National Geographic, Outside, Sports Illustrated…»

5. The Magic of Digital Landscape Photography

by Rob Sheppard

Scenic photography is a perennially popular subjectâÄîand no one is better than Rob Sheppard, founding editor of Outdoor Photographer, to help photographers master the art of shooting landscapes. In the tradition of SheppardâÄôs bestselling The Magic of Digital Nature Photography, this new book covers everything from cameras and lenses to tools and techniques, all interpreted from the landscape photographerâÄôs perspective. It gives details on working with skies…»

6. Mastering Landscape Photography: The Luminous Landscape Essays

by Alain Briot

Thirteen essays on landscape photography by master photographer Alain Briot. Topics include practical, technical, and aesthetic aspects of photography to help photographers build and refine their skills. Also covered is how to be an artist in business. Alain Briot is one of the leading contemporary landscape photographers. He received his education in France and currently works mostly in the southwestern part of the United States. This book starts with the…»

7. Landscape Beyond: A Journey into Photography

by David Ward

Critically acclaimed photographer David Ward explores the essential attributes of a successful landscape photographâÄîsimplicity, ambiguity, and beautyâÄîin this intriguing companion to his first book, Landscape Within. David discusses how the notion of beauty has been viewed by artists and psychologists and how, despite various modifications over the centuries, the concept of beauty remains relevant. David suggests that all photographersâÄô work either poses a…»

8. Developing Vision & Style: A Landscape Photography Masterclass

by Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish, David Ward

Photographers aspiring to create images that reflect their own visions of a chosen landscape with a distinctive personal style will find great inspiration and practical guidance in this book. Alongside a portfolio of their latest work, each of the three photographers writes about the genre for which they are known: how they came to it, what inspires them, and how each developed his own particular style. The book also features photographs submitted by…»

9. Success with Landscape Photography

by Tom Till

From one of AmericaâÄôs top nature photographers comes a comprehensive manual for anyone wishing to capture beautiful, striking landscape shots. Packed with awe-inspiring images and detailed explanations of the techniques behind them, Success with Landscape Photography is as inspirational as it is instructive. Tom Till reveals his time-tested professional secrets on everything from equipment and composition to getting great results in poor conditions and…»

10. Working the Light: A Photography Masterclass

by Eddie Ephraums, Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite, David Ward

Three of BritainâÄôs leading landscape photographers share their work and their expertise in this highly-illustrated photography masterclass.Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish, and David Ward are among BritainâÄôs best known and most respected landscape photographers; all three are frequent contributors to books and magazines and regularly lead photography workshops. In Working the Light, they join forces to present a unique masterclass combining stunning imagery,…»

11. Creative Photoshop Landscape Techniques

by Les Meehan

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12. National Geographic: The Ultimate Field Guide to Landscape Photography

by Robert Caputo

Ever wonder how landscape photographers manage to capture every detail in a panoramic shot of the Grand Canyon? Want to make a waterfall look like velvet? Or highlight the shafts of sunlight in your pictures of forests? All these answers and many more can be found in this definitive new guide to landscape photographyâÄîa must-have resource for amateur and experienced shutterbugs alike. In clear, straightforward language, master photographer Robert Caputo…»

13. Light in the Landscape: A Photographer's Year

by Peter Watson

This is more than just a breathtaking coffee-table book: itâÄôs an invaluable source of inspiration for anyone eager to learn how to capture a magnificent landscape. All these astonishing imagesâÄîfrom the wintry seascapes to the golden skiesâÄîcome from the camera of Peter Watson, one of the world's finest photographers. Presenting over 100 of his best works, Watson explains how he got the picture, what techniques and filters he used, how he developed depth and…»

14. Landscape Within: Insights and Inspirations for Photographers

by David Ward

Written by one of Britain's best-known landscape photographers, this superbly illustrated volume offers unique insights into the sources of photographic inspiration.»

15. Dreamscapes: Exploring Photo Montages

by Andre Gallant

Dreamscapes are passionate, powerful, evocative images derived from fantasy and created by superimposing two photographs. In Dreamscapes, award-winning photographer Andre Gallant teaches the techniques behind creating these fantastic images, and celebrates the art with eight stunning photo essays. There are four types of dreamscape: composite dreamscapes are a combination of two unrelated images; mirror dreampscapes are made by flipping a copy of an image…»

16. Photography Essentials Waiting For The Light

by David Noton

Waiting for the Light is a breathtaking visual celebration of David Noton's work to date as one of the world's finest landscape photographers. A long-awaited exploration of David's images, this book showcases the very best from his extensive global portfolio, with photographs from every continent. Accompanying text places an emphasis on his use of light, and his ability to capture the essence of a place through outstanding landscape photography. David…»

17. Photographing the Landscape: The Art of Seeing

by John Fielder

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18. Photographing Creative Landscapes: Simple Tools for Artistic Images and Enhanced Creativity

by Michael Orton

Combining inspiration, experience, and technique, this guide to landscape photography goes beyond traditional realistic landscapes and teaches photographers to create their own impressionistic images of the natural world. Instructions are provided for such camera techniques as lens movement, lighting, filtration, and creative exposure, so that photographers can manipulate their images to have dreamlike qualities. Techniques such as sandwiching negatives,…»

19. Light and Shadow: The Art of Landscape Photography

by Fran Halsall

On first picking up a camera, one simply assumes it is for photographing things. However, in the purest sense, light is the substance captured by a camera. In this gorgeous gallery of her images, landscape photographer Fran Halsall explores and explains the elements that make up a great picture. This is a book not so much about technicalities as it is about ways of seeing, making it an invaluable guide for anyone who wishes to take landscape photographs or…»

20. Tom Mackie's Landscape Photography Secrets

by Tom Mackie

-A fascinating look at how this top photographer produces meaningful landscape images -Covers all the different landscape genres from beaches to forests and everything in between -A follow-up to the hugely successful Photos with Impact Taking and making a photograph that will have more impact than others, one that stands out from the crowd, takes skill and time. With this stunning new guide from world-renowned photographer Tom Mackie, readers will learn…»

21. National Geographic Photography Field Guides: Landscapes

by National Geographic Society

When is the right moment to snap a sunset? Landscapes, the first in the new, information-packed National Geographic Photography Field Guide series, supplies the answer to this question and much more as readers discover the secrets that have made National Geographic photography so well known. In Landscapes, readers will learn how to compose and photograph the lay of the land at its breathtaking best, whether itâÄôs the Grand Canyon or a backyard garden.…»

22. Digital Landscape Photography Step by Step

by Michelle Perkins

This compact guide to digital landscape photography provides all the tips and instructions necessary to create beautiful landscape images with a digital camera. The finer points of digital composition are discussed, including discerning the pertinent features of each landscape, using manual exposure settings, and photographing sunsets and silhouettes. Practical examples for working at night, photographing subjects such as flowers and clouds, and creating…»

23. Digital Photographer's Guide to B&W Landscape Photography

by George Schaub

Digital technology has revolutionized photographyâÄînowhere more dramatically than with black-and-white. Interest in the subject has reached an all-time high, and this guide by an esteemed photographer and editor of Shutterbug magazine is the only complete foundation course on monochrome digital landscape photography. It explains all the basics of the highly popular subject: how to meter and expose scenes so they convert well to grayscale, control how colors…»

24. Capturing the Light: An Inspirational and Instructional Guide to Landscape Photography

by Peter Watson

Photographers can see the lightâÄîand learn how to capture itâÄîwith this outstanding collection that showcases Peter WatsonâÄôs impressive, sparkling, and perfectly lit landscapes. Peter discusses the camera, lens, and film he used, gives the exact exposure time, provides insights into filters and polarizers, and even reveals how long he had to wait before getting the right light. With its fascinating insight into the life of a professional and its invaluable…»

25. First Light: A Landscape Photographer's Journey

by Joe Cornish

Drawing on 20 years' experience, Joe Cornish, one of Britain's most distinguished landscape photographers, has distilled the key elements of his craft into a collection of thought-provoking essays accompanied by a selection of his photographs. The subjects range from his beloved North Yorkshire, where he now makes his home, to the rocky canyons of the Colorado Plateau and from the rugged Cornish coast to the rainforests of New Zealand's Fjordland. They…»

26. Transient Light: A Photographic Guide to Capturing the Medium

by Ian Cameron

Learn to use natural light to take your photography to the next level. ThatâÄôs the idea behind this beautifully illustrated guide to shooting landscapes. Renowned photographer Ian Cameron reveals his secrets to capturing the outdoor images you want. Cameron features many of his own breathtaking photos, and explains the details of how he created each one. He shows why no computer tricks are necessaryâÄîjust an understanding of how to put yourself at the right…»

27. Focus on Digital Landscape Photography

by George Schaub

Photographers who want to improve their picture taking need a book that cuts right to the chaseâÄîone that provides the information instantly, without forcing them to wade through loads of extraneous detail. ThatâÄôs just what acclaimed photographer and teacher George Schaub does in this superb introduction to scenic photography: heoutlines only the crucial concepts and principlesâÄîfrom spot metering and fill flash to backlighting and sharpeningâÄîand applies…»

28. The Photographer's Guide to Landscapes: A Complete Masterclass

by John Freeman

This third volume in John Freeman's outstanding photographic instruction series provides readers with authoritative advice on capturing the beauty of the physical world. Here intermediate photographers can find information on an exhaustive range of topics, including expert guidance on creating interesting foregrounds, modifying backgrounds, developing panoramas, framing, working with multiple images, and utilizing black and white as an alternative to color…»

29. A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Landscape Photography

by John Clements

By thoroughly dissecting and annotating sumptuous digital landscapes, this second title in the Digital Photography series reveals the secrets of creating great landscape pictures. Find out how to manipulate point of view, light, arrangement, and timing for superb, artistic results. With a little imagination and digital retouching, it's possible to "change the weather" in a photo or produce dramatic effects. See how to get giant images and panoramas (great…»

30. The Better Digital Photography Guide to Landscapes, Seas and Skies

by Michael Busselle

The Better Digital Photography Guides are aimed at amateur photographers who want to explore the potential of digital technology to improve the quality and range of their work, be it snapshots of family activities, records of their travels, landscapes, portraits, or still-lifes. Master photographer Michael Busselle breaks down the image-making process into three phases: Capture, Enhance, and Print. While his stunning photographs educate through visual…»

31. Photographing Changing Light: A Guide for Landscape Photographers

by Ken Scott

This unique approach to outdoor photography will inspire and instruct anyone hoping to capture the beauty of landscape on film. Ken Scott reveals his own personal philosophy of shooting, demonstrated in multiple images and detailed captions. His magnificent pictures show ever-changing landscapes, where variations in light, weather, season, and time of day all have a dramatic impact on how we perceive a scene and influence the choice of lens, viewpoint,…»

32. Digital Enhancement for Landscape Photographers

by Arjan Hoogendam, Herb Parkin

Even with the latest and greatest cameras and equipment, rarely does everything come together to capture a landscape to perfection. But using only a PC or Mac, the most basic image software, and these smart techniques, you can turn everyday snapshots miraculously professional. Thirty-two simple projects, all illustrated with "screen grabs" (pictures of the computer screen, taken at key stages), as well as before and after images, show exactly what a…»

33. Contemporary Landscape Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Spectacular Settings

by Carl E. Heilman II, Greta Heilman-Cornell

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