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Duane’s interest in photography began when he was a teenager, using a secondhand camera to take shots of his friends competing in athletics. He now covers sporting action from junior events to the Olympic Games.
Born in Tokyo, Tamao lives and works in Aomori city. Her images have been used on CD covers and in books, and she has exhibited at the Camera Biyori Gallery and Monkey Gallery in Tokyo.
“This is a captive Siberian Tiger in a local zoo with large enclosures. I go there quite often and know the habits of the tiger well. He was standing right at the edge of a shady spot in the snow so the background was almost black, which made the colors of the fur stand out.” Marion Hogl.
The Digital Darkroom
It’s prudent to review the progress of your image from time to time. Remove all the palettes, sit back, and take a critical look. In this image it’s clear that, apart from balancing exposures, the right-hand part of the image is too quiet.
Developing Your Skills
Being able to make informal snaps of our animal friends is actually a triumph of technology. Cameras must respond and focus rapidly and be easy enough to use to seize the moment.
“I used a polarizing filter to maximize the blue and remove some reflection from the water’s surface, which improved the color of the water. It was taken in the morning and I like the original, but I wanted to turn it into a bewitching evening image. I adjusted the colors and contrast to exactly match the view and the colors of the sakura, or cherry blossoms, in Hirosaki.” – Tamao Funahashi.
Images in Depth
“Nowadays, everyone thinks they are a photographer; that’s the main problem. Everybody takes pictures, which is counter-productive to our profession because it has dramatically devalued it. Many people think that taking a picture is just about pressing a shutter, but there’s so much more to it than that.” – Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre.
Marion was given her first camera at the age of nine and has been photographing ever since. She became a professional photographer only by accident: an advertising client saw her shots and wanted to use them for a brochure. As well as specializing in nature photography, Marion also takes photographs of people, receives advertising commissions, and teaches at a local photography school.
Discovering a perfect miniature landscape that hundreds of tourists have passed by without noticing is one of the joys of photographic mastery.
Publisher : DK; Illustrated edition (April 4, 2017)
Language : English
Paperback : 360 pages
ISBN-10 : 1465457615
ISBN-13 : 978-1465457615
Item Weight : 2.45 pounds
Dimensions : 7.69 x 1.05 x 9.25 inches