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Let’s Capture Nature’s Beauty in Abundance

Just pause, and imagine a moment, its threads of beauty that we so often neglect to see. It’s a stunning life in the frame, captures nature’s beauty in abundance. To communicate with artistic vision, one must visualize a perfect occurrence in nature, when a magical moment is going to happen. To hunt for that moment you need skill and knowledge of light to transform that moment into an artistic one. Let’s explore the true beauty of nature and the art of capturing it in photography.

If you are a nature photographer, or love to step into its true latitude, then these three aesthetically gorgeous books, Essence of Close-Up Photography and Illuminating Nature, Volumes One and Two are just for you. The first book lets you experience the majestic close-up world and helps you gain an insight of how one can use natural ambient light for a perfect framing. The other two books share the thrilling sight of the undiscovered natural world through a unique perspective, where you can experience breathtaking moments of the wild, helping you to transform your photograph so that it glows with true passion …

The Essence of Close-Up Photography
Publisher: Light & Composition University Press
Author: Nasrul Eam
Photographs by Nasrul Eam
Edition: First Edition
First Published: July 19, 2009
Second Edition: September 16, 2012
Pages: 89 pages
Format: Native PDF
Size: 16.418 MB

Illuminating Nature, Volume One
Publisher: Light & Composition University Press
Author: Nasrul Eam
Photographs by Nasrul Eam
Edition: First Edition
First Published: December 14, 2009
Last Update: March 24, 2011
Pages: 93 pages
Format: Native PDF
Size: 12.690 MB

Illuminating Nature, Volume Two
Publisher: Light & Composition University Press
Author: Nasrul Eam
Photographs by Nasrul Eam
Edition: First Edition
First Published: May 17, 2011
Last Update: March 19, 2013
Pages: 93 pages
Format: Native PDF
Size: 14.529 MB

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Nasrul Eam
Light & Composition

Nasrul has been setting new standards as an author, photographer, editor, educator, and art director for more than a decade. Currently Editor-in-Chief at Light & Composition, Head of Department of Art and Photography, and Language and Linguistics at Light & Composition University, Nasrul started his professional career in 2000. He wrote books such as The Quintessence of Photography: Understanding Composition, for developing artistic vision, and The Essence of Close-up Photography, for developing the basics of photographic vocabulary and exploring close-up photography with an artistic touch. His other books are Illuminating Nature, volume 1 and 2, with vivid examples of nature and wildlife photography, The Happy Children of the Third World, which touches on the meaning of life, to its core, and Mastering Food Photography. Understanding the Building Blocks of English Language, and Understanding the Structure of English Language, are two of his well-known books, which have been used in English language learning programs, in different countries around the world. Nasrul has published over 100 articles on various aspects of art, photography, language, linguistics, religion, and science.

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    I was also thinking about the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) course but an well wisher told me about this site and the books. I bought the Mastering Photography Bundle with a bit of doubt but after finishing the book “Essence of close-up photography” I came to realize that I was forgetting the main aspect of Photography. A photographer creates a masterpiece while he is driven by passion not by the specifications given by a book. While these books will not give you the formula for creating masterpiece but will give you the insight and inspiration to experiment and create your own formula.

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    Paul Schuster

    I completed photography courses from New York Institute of Photography (NYIP). There were 30 lessons with 6 units. At first, it seemed very practical in order to start working in the field, cost me 1000 USD, I got my certificate, and all my photographs became boring.

    I wanted to become a nature photographer, and for years I’d been reading blogs, forums, and all other form of Internet resources I could find. A month ago, I came to know Light and Composition from Facebook, and decided to try my luck with this bundle. Even after doing so many courses, reading these I felt like a complete naive. I made a cursory reading at first, and realized there are far too many things to learn in photography. I was hooked on the book “The Essence of Close-up Photography”. When finished, I couldn’t wait for a nature vacation. When I came back two days ago, showed my pictures to my family and friends, it amazed them instead of bored them. My recommendation is, every photographer needs to own this!

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    Professor P. Hall

    For anyone who has a love of photography and nature, these are the books. After you finish reading these marvelous books on close-up and wildlife, for sure you will love to stay in the nature more than before. They offer practical information as well as aesthetic ones that all photographers should take seriously. Two volumes of Illuminating Nature were beautifully presented and filled with enormous photographs which capture the spirit of the subject in unusual ways.

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    These books are really good. I wanted to learn more about close-up photos that make everyone else love. I am happy I ordered this one, very well and understandably written. Both volume of Illuminating Nature have very nice pictures. Highly Recommended!

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    Erik Fox

    These books are excellent resources for nature photography. The Essence on Close-up Photography is detailed, in-depth, and covering major aspects for nature photographer. This book seems to be geared more toward armature than professional photographers. This becomes most noticeable when the author discusses equipment and technique. Even someone does not have any technical knowledge on photography can grasp these concepts and techniques. The other two books titled as “Illuminating Nature” are as good as BBC’s wildlife Photographers of the Year. I would definitely recommend these books for the intermediate to advanced photographer.

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    Close-up photography requires special techniques and equipment. Nasrul masterfully explains those techniques and expertly guides equipment usage. He gives practical advice about subject and equipment. His style is direct and unassuming, overall I like the way this book is organized. On other books – Illuminating Nature, photos are amazing; I liked his perspective of capturing.

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    For any nature photographers, these book are worth buying. The Essence of Close-up photography is an excellent guide to every aspect, and the other books, the volumes of Illuminating Nature are just priceless for their photography. Would strongly recommend these books to anyone for getting into nature photography.

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    These books are very informative and helpful for those who are trying to improve their nature photography skills. I highly recommend it. My experience is great. Thank you.

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