Photographing Flowers : Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis, Paperback Book

Photographing Flowers : Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis Paperback

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Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis.

You'll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio.

Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images.

Beautiful and authoritative, this guide to photographing flowers is a must-read for every photographer interested in flower photography.

Photographing Flowers will also win a place in the hearts of those who simply love striking floral imagery.


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This book is wonderful, even if you don't want to photograph flowers, you will love it! The color photos are extraordinary. Even if you just enjoy the fragility of flowers, admire the individuality of home grown ones, or am amazed at their perfection. The entire book is a treasure. I am getting to the review later than I planned in doing because I could not refrain from studying the gorgeous colors, shapes and sometimes rhythm of the flowers photo. It so easy to tell that Harold Davis is passionate about photographing flowers Besides the pictures that you would like to study for hours, he tells you everything that you need to learn about photographing flowers. He gives clear and valuable advice on what kind of lens to use, depending on what your purpose is. With knowing that, planning out the photo and picking lighting that enhances the picture, filters to show what you want to concentrate on and the amount of exposure, you can confidently try out photographing flowers. He even shows how he sets up his light box set and recommends the best material for backgrounds for indoor shots. You would think that a book written by a master artist of a photographer would tend to intimidate you but instead it encourages you! He adds little bits about the history of the different flowers in the book and entertains you with his personal experiences. With this book, I understand how to do the things that I want to try; I appreciate the history of flowers even more and have more information about what to look for when buying photographic equipment. I doubt that anyone could have written a better book. I recommend it to people even if they just enjoy looking at flowers, much less than photographing them. I received this book as a part of the Amazon Vine program but that in no way influence my thoughts or feelings in this review.