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There are places in America that have become icons of the lanscape, almost as though they have demanded to be photographed. The question is asked over and over: What is it that makes your heart beat faster and your blood begin to rush, leading you to reach for your camera? Marc Muench believes the answers to this question is buried in the stories of what landscape photographers have been doing over the past 50 years.

Muench, a third generation landscape photographer, tells us his stories as well as those of his father and grandfather. He shares his stunning images and discusses how landscape photography is more than simply an exploration of the landscape--it is ultimately an exploration of oneself. Muench also discusses the technical aspects of landscape photography and provides step-by-step lessons on image editing using Photoshop and other tools.

Photographers of all levels will learn how they too can find, capture, and process amazing landscape images.

Foreword by Katrin Eismann

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"Digital Photograher/Image Analyst" - by Mark Mako on 22-APR-2011
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This book is a personal history of the author's family roots in photography followed by a step-by-step instruction in how to use image editing software. There are many nicely composed landscapes thoughout the entire book.  Some are from film cameras and some from digital.  What's missing are the camera settings for the images printed in the book.  While the author admits to adjusting image data through software, it would be very useful for photographers at all levels to know the original camera settings when the image was taken.  The "how to" section of the book can be found in any number of books already published for the various image editing software packages.  Since I am a Nikon owner I use Nikon software for image editting.  I've found other packages such as Adobe distort the image data when converting from RAW format to their own format.  I only use Adobe if I have to such as for panoramas or some HDR projects.  
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