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Canon® EOS 60D: Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 11: Nature and Landscape Photography

One of the most rewarding and challenging areas of photography is nature and landscape shooting. Not only are subjects inspiring and abundant, providing a rich photography experience, but also the variety of light that you encounter challenges your technical prowess in getting the best exposures. As a result, nature and landscape photography blends both the technical and creative aspects of photography into a synergistic and fluid process, with each aspect complementing the other. In this chapter, you explore how to use the EOS 60D to get stunning images of the natural world and to deal with the range of light that you encounter when you photograph nature and landscape images.

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One of the gifts of nature and landscape photography is that you get to spend time in the most beautiful and inspiring locations. This quiet mountain stream was only a few yards downstream from a massive roaring waterfall. The dappled forest light and crystal-clear water emphasized the stunning colors of the rocks and foliage. Exposure: ISO 100, f/8, 1/8 second.

Preparing for Nature and Landscape Photography

Few photographers can resist the lure of photographing the stunning array of beauty that nature provides. And as you photograph nature, your photographic eye becomes more precise and your appreciation for the amazing world of nature grows exponentially. ...

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