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Ian Broome - on 13 Nov 2017
I'm looking for a book for my niece for Christmas. She is 15 and interested in photography so would like to get her a coffee table style book to inspire her.

She likes photographing flowers and landscapes and less action, journalistic, dynamic, urban type photography

Thankyou for your help.
James Mann - on 13 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

Galen Rowell- Mountain light

Amazing images of landscape all taken with manual 35mm Nikons. Some notes about how shots were taken.

James
MrRiley - on 14 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

There's a new coffee table book on photographing Scotland's landscapes due to be released very soon. Think you get a discount if you pre-order
Hardonicus - on 14 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

David Beckham's lad put out one to great acclaim recently.
In reply to MrRiley:

There is indeed, looks great as well. Also a very nice guide to the Dolomites thats just been released ;)

https://www.fotovue.com/shop/books/photographing-dolomites/
pasbury on 14 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

Ansel Adams: 400 photographs. pretty inspiring and timeless landscape photography.
felt - on 14 Nov 2017
Jon Read - on 14 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:
First Light, Joe Cornish
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/518152.First_Light
Has a good short piece on each picture describing the craft behind it, and also pictures of fails (a brave move, and one we should see more of, I think), so great for inspiration and leaning.

His Scottish mountains one is very good too.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6636844-scotland-s-mountains

Edited for a typo.
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alexm198 - on 14 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

The 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' series are worth a look.
Stuart en Écosse - on 14 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

I'll second the Galen Rowell and Joe Cornish books, and add, any of Gordon Stainforth's coffee table books (Eyes to the Hills, Cuillin, etc.). You will likely need to find them on Abe/Amazon. All the photos have a small but illuminating backstory as an appendix.
Jon Read - on 23 Nov 2017
In reply to Stuart en Écosse:

> All the photos have a small but illuminating backstory as an appendix.
Yes, that is a great feature of some of these books, and Gordon's in particular. I'm still mystified by his find of two rings worn in the grass on a remote Irish mountain.

Bulls Crack - on 30 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

I won a landscape photography comp where I work and one of the prizes was Landscape Photographer of the Year 10 year special edition which has, as you might expect, some great photos
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Landscape-Photographer-Year-10-Special/dp/0749578459
paul__in_sheffield - on 30 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

If you can find a copy, then Cartier Bresson’s Decisive Moment is probably the definitive all time book on photojournalism and photography in general. Otherwise, any coffee table set of Ansel Adams landscapes are definitive. A book on early Magnum photographs, with uncropped published prints seeming almost superhuman efforts against today’s digital pap ;-(
veteye on 30 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:

I too would second Joe Cornish, but the book that I know is called Gallery.

I would also consider Paul Wakefield's The Landscape, which takes in rocky/geological natural art as well as woods and trees and mountains.

Another natural art viewing is of impressive formations of long topographical features in Iceland by Hans Strand, in Iceland Above & Below. In places it is a bit like Escher for photographers.

So with the others you have a lot to choose from.
keith-ratcliffe on 30 Nov 2017
In reply to Ian Broome:
Sue Bishop who co-founded Light & Land has written a couple of books - her latest 'Color, Light & Composition' includes stunning flowers & landscapes in a tutorial format.

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