I dropped into one of Indigo‘s bookstores last week. For whatever reason, if I go into a bookstore, I come out with way too many books.
I picked up a copy of Tim Fitzharris’ National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography. Partly because the jacket promised a complete guide to landscape photography and partly because the images in the book are superb. Stunning.
I have read through the book several times now. And I am still awed by the quality of his photography.
Audubon‘s mission statement is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Perhaps they sponsored Tim’s book.
Regardless, I think his work is amongst the best landscape photography that I have seen. You can see some of his work at his website here.
His technique has given me a number of ideas. And although a camera is still just a tool, there is no doubt that a medium format camera can help an accomplished photographer in capturing an exceptional image. Many of his photos were taken on a Pentax 645 using Fujichrome Velvia film.