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on 31 January 2005
I can't agree more with ileake's ealier review... This book is a thought-provoking gem! Rather than go through chapters covering depth of field and the sunny 16 rule, Ward's book barely touches on the technical aspect of Landscape Photography.
Instead, it covers the philosophy behind the creation of the landscape image; how to think about what you are doing in order to create provocative and emotive images; what it is that you're creating and also, what it represents. I've just finished reading it once, and like ileake, I'm going straight back to read it again.
I was stuck in a bit of a landscape rut at the end of last year - I wasn't happy with any of the images that I was producing and I was starting to move away from taking landscapes. This book has provoked me into thinking a little more and shooting a little less and I have started to see some pretty special results - I've just sold my first landscape shot at a local gallery!
I can't recommend this book highly enough. Not as a manual full of guides, rules and figures, but as an aid to your thought process and an encouragement.