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eBook Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis ePub

by Harold Davis

  • ISBN: 0240820738
  • Category: Photography and Video
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Harold Davis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (October 3, 2011)
  • Pages: 207
  • ePub book: 1563 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1660 kb
  • Other: lrf docx mobi lrf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 336

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Harold Davis' flower photography is amazing. And so far the photos and the narrative in this book do not disappoint.

Harold Davis' flower photography is amazing. I'm having serious issues with the layout of this kindle book

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

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

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer.

Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer. He has photographed the World Trade Towers, hanging out of a small plane, followed in the footsteps of Seneca Ray Stoddard, a 19th-century photographer of the Adirondacks, and created human interest photo stories about the residents of Love Canal, an environmental disaster area. Harold is well known for his night photography and experimental ultra-long exposure techniques, use of vibrant, saturated colors in landscape compositions, and beautiful creative floral imagery.

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Comments

Zehaffy Zehaffy
I got this to pick up some pointers on shooting one of my favorite photography subjects, flowers. I didn't expect to be greated by some amazing photos of flowers by the author. Of course I had read the reviews here praising the photographs in this book but was expecting the usual mundaine flower shots I see everywhere. But in fact, I was blown away by the amazingly gorgeous and sophisticated photos and rich colors.

The author uses a few techniques continuously, from the obvious one of wrapping the blooms in black velvet to using bouquets in vases on a lightbox to get translucent shots through the petals. But the reason I wanted this book was to find out what lenses he uses and some of the tricks with Photoshop he uses, particulary how he uses layers to create some beautiful and technically masterful compositions.

This book is really beautifully printed and it's a high quality coffee table book that combines gorgeous photos with all the technical specifications. Unfortunately lots of details are left out and many shots only tell the lens, f-stop and exposure used. But then it's up to each photographer to experiment on his or her own to learn what works best.

I took an adult education course in Photoshop and there were no less than five courses in it that gradually advance in difficulty, so Photoshop is a skill in itself to learn and this book can't teach all there is to know about how to manipulate photos. You could almost earn a degree just in Photoshop, there is so much to learn and know about it. For any serious photography student, it's something that really can't be ignored. At some point one needs to bite the bullet and learn it, if possible in a classroom setting.

What I found particularly interesting is that the author included the histograms of each photograph he displays. If you are familiar with Photoshop you will know that by manipulating the histogram of a photo you can change it's look.

I'm not sure how much practical information I will learn from this book as far as learning how to shoot beautiful flower shots. Mostly, this book will serve as inspiration to get out there and start taking lots of flower photos. My method is haphazard and involves simply taking as many photos as possible, hundreds in a shoot, of various settings and lighting moods, and seeing what turns up when I get home and look at them. This book will help me plan my shots out and be more disciplined in developing my techniques. I can see by looking at these photos that the extra work involved may pay off beautifully.

Here are some of the more educational chapter titles:

Making Flower Photos
Planning
Choosing a lens
Macro Lenses
A Compariosn of Macro Lenses
Gadgets and Gee-Gaws
Using an Exposure Histogram
Exposure and Flowers
Determining the Right Exposure
Working with Aperture and Depth of Fiedl
Focus and Sharpness
Composition
Understanding Light
Natural Light
Using Macro Flash
Flowers in the Studio
Flowers in the Digital Darkroom
Focus Stacking
Enhancing Colors iwth LAB
Georgia O'Keeffe Flowers
Go van Gogh
Post-Impressionism
Flowers in Black & White
Photographing on White for Transparancey
Photographing Flowers On Black
Creating a Background for Flowers
Beyond the Flowers We Know

Notes & Respirces
Botanical Terms
Photographic Terms
Enila Enila
The author is truly an artist! In this book he portrays not only his process but most importantly his vision. I have to say right off the bat that the process (although thoroughly explained) is not for the beginner. The images are absolutely fantastic but require considerable amount of time and effort to create. Mr. Davis does not try to hide this, like a work of art, it is not created in a matter of minutes nor hours. However the final results are rewarding.

I have to admit that although I am proficient with Photoshop, I had to read certain sections several times before the logic was clear. As other reviewers noted, there may be easier ways to do this but I feel that shortcuts will undermind the creative process and diminish the ability to fine tune the final image. Therefore I found that following the authors directions to be the best.

One thing I found is that these techniques will only be effective with certain subjects and one must have some botanical knowledge in order to capitalize on the final image. As an avid gardner I found the entire book fascinating.

As in any type of photography having a preconceived idea of what your trying to create with a perticular flower will ensure your success vs trying a technique on whatever flower you can get your hands on.

With that said, my final opinion is "Bravo Mr. Davis". Truly a Master at work!
Otiel Otiel
Harold Davis seems to write a photo book every month or so and often does it well enough to merit a purchase. Be careful though because some of them merely show the results but not the methods - for the latter you are referred to another of his books. This one does has good detail on methods employed. How many small format (35mm or smaller) photographers routinely use f45 as a working aperture! If you like macro photography and crave creative approaches, this book might serve you well.
Beranyle Beranyle
This is a disappointing book. There are lots of pretty pictures, but there’s not much information about the techniques necessary to take them. It’s all very superficial; do you want to briefly discuss is what he does, but doesn’t give much in the way of explanation. If you don’t know much about macro photography, this book won’t help you.
Erennge Erennge
Harold Davis' flower photography is amazing. And so far the photos and the narrative in this book do not disappoint. That said, this comment is regarding the Kindle edition as opposed to a book review as I have not read enough just yet. However, I have read enough to suggest anyone purchasing this book seriously consider the "paper" version over the Kindle edition - or look elsewhere for an electronic version. I'm having serious issues with the layout of this kindle book. Unlike my other recent kindle purchases, this book has "location" numbers instead of page numbers. This is becoming more and more irritating as I read further into the book. Mr. Davis liberally references actual page numbers through-out his text. This is good and if I had purchased the book instead of this kindle edition his references would be quite useful. But when he says for example "Before you purchase flowers to photograph, it is smart to know where you will shoot them, with what props, background, and lighting (see pages 130– 135 for more about flower photography indoors)." since I'm on location 410 of 1977 this reference is basically useless ... when it should be helpful. Unfortunately I purchased two Harold Davis kindle books without realizing I should have looked elsewhere for my electronic edition. [Please note I gave three stars so as not to penalize the author for something beyond his control]
Falya Falya
This book explains well the art of photographing flowers. Instructions are provided on different methods.
The flower photography within the book is beautiful.