High-tech cameras can help us create a good exposure and focused image, but they still can't replace the artist's eye for composition, visual depth, and design, nor their instinct for knowing when to click the shutter. There are many books out there on the basics of photography technique that teach people how to make a technically good photograph. This book is about the marriage of the craft with personal vision and the process of translating what you see into a dynamic landscape, a delicate macro study, an outstanding nighttime image, or an artistic impression of a subject in nature.
Brenda Tharp is an award-winning photographer, writer, and
teacher specializing in travel, nature, and outdoor photography.
Her images have been featured in numerous magazines and books, and
she teaches throughout the United States, including Maine Media
Worshops, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, the Rocky Mountain
School of Photography, Point Reyes Field Seminars, and
BetterPhoto.com. Brenda is the author of three best-selling
photography technique books-Creative Nature & Outdoor
Photography (two editions) and Extraordinary Everyday
Photography. She can be found at www.brendatharp.com.
A short list of her clients includes British Gas, Canon USA, Audubon, Nature Conservance, Outdoor Photography, Travel-Holiday Magazine, The Natural Museum of Chicago, Sierra Club, several inflight magazines, ATT, United Way, and the Red Cross. Getty Images and Danita Delimont represent Brenda's stock photography. Her fine art images are in private collections across the country. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.
Author Residence- Santa Rosa, California
Author Hometown- Marin County, California