Photography of Natural Things: 07/29/16
Photography of Natural Things by Freeman Patterson is a collection of essays on how to capture meaningful and beautiful photographs of nature.
For the most part, this book offers practical advice for how to engage with nature through the act of photography. One doesn't have to go to the remotest of places to find subjects. There is nature to be found in the city and in one's home.
But when it comes time to talk equipment, there's an unfortunate arrogance. There's an impatience for anyone who doesn't have what he considers the base essentials for photography. Forget digital too (although this part could be a result of the book being a decade old).
My other quibble with the book is the lack of plates. It's a book on nature photography and it has only a dozen photographs. Most of the subjects the author discusses in his essays aren't represented!