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Charlie Waite - The ​Making of Landscape Photographs
From ​the very earliest days of photography people have striven to capture the beauty of landscape on film; few have succeeded. In The Making of Landscape Photographs Charlie Waite, one of the most gifted landscape photographers of his generation, reveals the secrets of his craft through 150 of his own favourite photographs. From the choice of camera and lens to the use of filters to tone down an over-bright sky or enhance colour; from the choice of aperture and shutter speed to the subtleties of lighting and composition, Charlie Waite brings his years of practical experience to bear on the subject and provides a wealth of invaluable tips for any budding landscape photographer. But technical mastery is only a small part of the story and Charlie Waite aims, above all, to communicate his own love of the landscape to the reader. By examining the slow process that led to his own successfull landscape photographs - getting a 'feel' for the place, looking for a sense of balance and harmony, assessing the quality of the light, the painstaking search for the best viewpoint - Charlie Waite provides a fascinating insight into the working's of a master photographer's mind. A unique blend of the practical and the inspirational, The Making of Landscape Photographs is an exceptionally beautiful and illuminating book. - Charlie Waite is at the forefront of British landscape photography. His prize-winning books have included Landscape in Britain, Landscape in France and, most recently, Landscape in Italy. He has produces books on the Scottish islands, on many parts of Europe and, with Jan Morris, on Venice. He is currently at work on a major project to photograph the landscapes of the Soviet Union.

Charlie Waite - Photographers ​on Location with Charlie Waite
For ​all those wishing to capture the essence and aesthetics of a location on camera, here is an opportunity to see the master of the art, Charlie Waite, at work and to benefit from his expert advice and infectious enthusiasm for his subject. This collection of over 30 fascinating case studies first appeared in Outdoor Photography magazine, as part of their popular On Location series. They follow Charlie Waite as he visits some of the most stunning and photogenic sites around the United Kingdom with groups of amateur photographers, from mountains, to castles, to coastlines. The students bring with them a varying range of photographic experience, so there is practical, hands-on advice for those at all levels. As well as inspiring examples of Charlie's own images of each location, contrasted with each team member's results from the day, there is information to help you plan your own visit, including how to get there, what to photograph, the best time of day to shoot and suitable equipment to take with you. Charlie Waite is one of Europe's best-known photographers, with a career that spans over 20 years. A former actor, he began photographing fellow thespians, before turning his attentions to the drama of landscapes when he was commissioned by The National Trust to provide photography for a book of walks. He has since photographed stunning locations around the world and his work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK, as well as in Japan and the United States.

Charlie Waite - Seeing ​Landscapes
Seeing ​Landscapes is a beautifully illustrated guide to the art of landscape photography. Shot and written by Charlie Waite, this stunning book passes on to readers the expertise he has built up over twenty years as a professional landscape photographer. Information on the creative aspects of each photograph combines with technical details to make this book an invaluable addition to the library of all keen photographers. The result is a fascinating insight into the work and approach of a photographer who is a master of his craft. - Charlie Waite is Britain's leading landscape photographer and the author of a number of successfull books, including The Making of Landscape Photographs, published by Collins & Brown. He writes regularly for British practical photography magazines, and also leads workshops and study tours on landscape photography in the UK, Europe and North America.

Charlie Waite - Adam Nicolson - Landscape ​in Britain
'There ​is a slightly rotten shed in the middle distance. The sky unfurls in motorway diagrams of receding cumulus, wisping at the edges. The country has been entirely cleared of human beings, and almost nothing has happened in it since about 1760. Nothing blurs, and an electric neon-lit clarity hovers over the entire scene. There is a sense of perfection on the verge of decay... It is impossible to call Charlie Waite either a romantic or a classical photographer, since he finds in the most romantic of subjects the classic elements of balance, measured near symmetry and the comfort of patterned order.' Thus, in his eloquent introduction, Adam Nicolson defines the sense of beauty and purity of the photographs in this book. In almost 150 images, the majority in colour, Charlie Waite illuminates a new way of looking at the landscape - one that avoids the twin pitfalls of hazy pastorialism and cheap quirkiness. Instead he has found a form of perfection that is as readily found in the uncelebrated and hidden corners of the countryside as in scenes already more familiar to us. The classic image of the Seven Sisters is seen completely anew, where dramatic folds of rock form a sculpted fringe to the sea. Yet just as compelling is his ability to reveal the significance of a solitary rock outcrop against the horizon, or the velvet veil of dew on fields in the early morning. These harmonious yet intens images are admirably complemented by Adam Nicolson's perceptive essay on the different ways in which we respond and attempt to understand the landscape. But above all, this book will satisfy the need for a tangible record of the richly patterned landscape of Britain, whose subtlety of shape and form, whose drama and tranquility, is shown here with such indelible force. '... a splendid compilation, invigorating to read and staggering to look at.' Johh Hillaby 'What an enjoyable book this is ... a delightful miscellany of landscapes ... the text by Adam Nicolson if fascinating and thought provoking essay on our relationship to the landscape.' Camera - Charlie Waite (left) was an actor for ten years before taking up photography professionally. He first worked for the Salisbury Playhouse as an assistans stage manager, later acting in various roles on the repertory theatre circuit. His initial interest in the camera grew through photographing stage productions and fellow actors. But he became increasingly absorbed in the landscape, which has become his speciality and his passion. He is married to the actress Jessica Benton. They live in London with their daughter Ella. Adam Nicolson (right) read English at Magdalene College, Cambridge. He contributes regularly to The Spectator, The New York Times and other national journals. He has written two very popular books about walking, both illustrated by Charlie Waite: The National Trust Book of Long Walks and Long Walks in France. He lives in Leicestershire (when not away on his travels), and is married with a son.

Charlie Waite - Landscape ​Photographer of the Year: Collection 5
Together ​with AA Publishing, Charlie Waite, one of today's most respected landscape photographers, has created a prestigious competition for landscape photography. Britain's heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in the UK or simply visiting, as long as the image is from the British Isles. This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the fifth annual competition.

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