Santa Barbara, CA, February 1, 2011—There are places in America that have become icons of the landscape, almost as though they have demanded to be photographed. The question is asked over and over: What is it that makes your heart beat faster and your blood begin to rush, leading you to reach for your camera? Marc Muench believes the answer to this question is buried in the stories of what landscape photographers have been doing over the past 50 years.
Muench, a third generation landscape photographer, tells us his stories as well as those of his father and grandfather, in Exploring North American Landscapes (Rocky Nook, $39.95 USD). He shares his stunning images and discusses how landscape photography is more than simply an exploration of the landscape—it is ultimately an exploration of oneself.
Muench discusses the technical aspects of landscape photography, including what equipment to use and how to work with environmental conditions. Also included are illustrated step-by-step lessons on image editing using Photoshop and other tools.
Photographers of all levels will learn how they too can find, capture, and process amazing landscape images.
In Part 1 of the book Marc shares:
- His philosophy about photography
- Personal stories of growing up in a professional photographic family
- Methods used in creating his landscape and sports images
- Stories about chasing down spectacular light
- Methods for his works in progress
In Part 2 of the book Mark takes you through the technical procedures he uses to:
- Capture and process a digital image
- Blend images together into HDR scenes
- Optimize color digital files
- Get the most out of Adobe Bridge and Lightroom
Foreword by Katrin Eismann
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Exploring North American Landscapes
Publisher: Rocky Nook
By Marc Muench
Print ISBN: 9781933952536
Print Price: $39.95
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