Those seeking to capture the splendor and drama of the Earth will find inspiration in Photographing the Elements from Focal Press. This 192-page softcover book presents the elements earth, air, fire, and water in four separate chapters. Each element is explored in-depth through the authors' colorful imagery and practical advice on capturing a wide range of subjects. From clouds, deserts and seascapes to natural occurrences such as lightning, floods, ice storms, lava flows and beyond, the subject matter has been chosen so that readers will find something to shoot whether they wish to stay at home or venture out in search of exotic subjects. Additionally, the book's final sections on protecting data, image sharpening, printing, and selling photos serve as a handy technical resource.
About the Authors: Gary Eastwood works extensively in editorial, commercial, and wedding photography, however landscapes remain his first love. He shoots in the UK and Europe. In addition to publishing a book of his landscape images from Sussex, Eastwood's work has been featured in a variety of projects, publications, magazines, stock libraries, and art galleries. In 2008, he won the Take-a-View UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
Joseph Meehan's 40-year career has included photographing around the world, and his work has been featured in magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, Rangefinder, and Popular Photography. His style has been characterized by the New York Times as "...alive with color and sparkling with light." Born in New York City, Meehan has authored more than 20 books on photographic technique. He has taught photography at the college level in the United States, the United Kingdom, and at the National Academy of Arts in Taiwan, and he frequently gives workshops at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida.
- Earth Landscapes, Barren Lands, Earth in the Stars, Earth in the Moon, Star Trails, Earthquakes, Deserts, Caves, Sinkholes, Landslides
- Air Forecasting Clouds, Mist, Fog, Storms (Sky Aspects), Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Storm-chasing Equipment, Cloud Time Lapse, Sandstorms
- Fire Lightning, Volcano, Ash Cloud, Lava Flow, Bush Fires, Firestorms, Sunsets, Processing for Fire
- Water Rain, Rainforests, Floods, Waterfalls, Tropical Storms, Seascapes, Waves, Tidal Bores, Snow, Glaciers, Ice storms, Geysers, Capes, Rainbows
- Maintaining Optimum Camera Performance Sharpening, Alternative Sharpening Techniques, Photography Expeditions, Glossary, Index, Image Credits