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Photographing Trees by Edward Parker


Photographing Trees by Edward Parker

With examples from around the world, renowned wildlife photographer Edward Parker reveals the skills and techniques needed to improve your photographs with little or no adjustments to the automatic settings or those which you are comfortable using. The first part of the book explains how the brain perceives an image and how to use this to produce great photos through better composition, better use of light and conscious use of foreground and background. For more advanced photographers, Parker then explains techniques on how to take control of the camera though understanding exposure, focus, aperture, shutter speed, and using flash. The final part of the book looks at the many way in which trees can be photographed, putting all of this into practice, illustrated by stunning images from around the world along with anecdotes on how they were captured.


This book is a wonderful guide to a variety of photographic techniques from composition and camera use to lighting and exposure. . . . [T]his excellent guide can help you become a better photographer one leaf at a time. --Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler Photographer's Forum (11/26/2012)

About the Author

Edward Parker has been photographing trees and forests around the world for more than 25 years in over 40 countries. He is an author on over 30 titles including Ancient Trees (Collins & Brown, 2002), and his photographs have been used in more than a hundred books and reports as well as at both Earth Summits. He has twice been highly commended at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and short-listed for Environmental Photojournalist of the Year.

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Publication date

1st July 2012


Edward Parker

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Kew Publishing an imprint of Royal Botanic Gardens


128 pages


Photographic equipment & techniques



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