Introduction 1. Camera and Accessories a. Popular Camera Systems b. Key Camera Features c. Sensor Size d. Camera Batteries e. Memory Options f. Protecting the Camera 2. Choosing and Using Lenses a. Lens Makers b. How Lenses Work c. Image-stabilization d. Lens Choices 3. Mastering Exposure a. Exposure guideline summary b. Exposure Basics c. Understanding the Exposure Meter 4. Conquer Extreme Contrast with HDR a. What is HDR? 5. Shooting Sharp Images a. Hand-held techniques b. Tripod Techniques c. Avoid adding Extra Glass to the optical path d. Optimum apertures e. Focusing strategies 6. Focus Stacking for Incredible Depth of Field a. What it does 7. The Crucial Role of Light a. The Magic of Light b. The Qualities of Light 8. Close-ups and Macro a. Definition of the two b. Ways to Focus Close c. Getting Sharp Images d. Ideal Close-up Light 9. The Power of Flash a. Flash b. Flash Sync Speed c. Using Multiple Flash 10. Developing Your Eye for Composition a. Composition-a definition b. Composition Guidelines 11. Stunning Panoramas a. Opportunities 12. Traveling with Camera Gear a. Camera bags 13. The Equipment We Use a. Camera gear b. Office Gear Sources
are founders of Gerlach Nature Photography, they are professional nature photographers. Their pictures have been published in National Wildlife, Sierra, Natural History, Petersen's Photographic, Ranger Rick, Birder's World, Michigan Natural Resources, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, and Popular Photography, as well as in books published by National Geographic Society, Sierra Club, Kodak, and wrote Focal's own Digital Nature Photography and Digital Landscape Photography.