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Outdoor Photographer Holiday Book Guide - 2000

Every year in their December issue, Outdoor Photographer Magazine publishes their list of best photography books of the year in their holiday book guide. We've taken the liberty to reprint this list for 2000 and a few of their comments on this page as a guide to some of the better photography books of the year. I have highlighted a few with the cover images but all of the books are recognized equally by the magazine.

General Photography (Instructional and Guidebooks)
  Composition Techniques From A Master Photography by Ernst Wildi
From using different lenses and filters to trade secrets of the darkroom, this guide provides a bounty of ways to improve your photography.

The Big Picture: The Professional Photographer's Guide to Rights, Rates and Negotiation by Lou Jacobs, Jr.

Coming Into Focus: A Step-by-Step Guide to Alternative Photographic Processes edited by John Barnier

Dramatic Black & White Photography: Shooting and Darkroom Techniques by J.D. Hayward

Kodak Guide To 35mm Photography: Techniques for Better Pictures by the Eastman Kodak Company

Nature and Landscape Books
  John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide by John Shaw
Equip yourself for better photo ops in the field with this essential guide. Of special note are the chapters on lens variety and closeup photography to help you capture the details of nature in complement to its grand landscapes.

The Art Of Nature Photography by Niall Benvie

Galen Rowell's Inner Game Of Outdoor Photography by Galen Rowell

Spirit Of Place: The Art of the Traveling Photographer by Bob Krist

The Underwater Photography Handbook by Annemarie and Danja K¨hler

Location Guidebooks
  Ghost Towns of Colorado: Your Guide to Colorado's Historic Mining Camps and Ghost Towns by Philip Varney, photography by John Drew
Uncover the mysteries of long-abandoned mining camps and ghost towns as told through photographs and stories, then plan an adventure of your own using the map information provided.

Bureau Of Reclamation Lakes Guide

The Colorado Plateau: A Complete Guide to the National Parks and Monuments of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, Western Colorado, and Northwestern New Mexico by John A. Murray

Great Natural Areas In Western Pennsylvania by Stephen J. Ostrander

The Guide To Yellowstone Waterfalls And Their Discovery by Paul Rubinstein, Lee Whittlesey and Mike Stevens

North Bay Trails: Outdoor Adventures in Marin, Napa, and Sonoma Counties by David Weintraub

Wildflowers Of Georgia by Hugh and Carol Nourse

  Greenland Expedition: Where Ice Is Born by Lonnie Dupre
Brave the wilds of Greenland through the words and images of Dupre, who vividly brings to life his 4,800 mile circumnavigation of this magnificent frozen landscape.
Denali, Reflections Of A Naturalist by Kennan Ward
Explore the Alaskan wilderness of Denali National Park and learn about the variety of animals and plants that thrive there. From Dall's sheep crossing a raging river to Toklat grizzlies at play, this is a rare chance to see images of spectacular creatures in their natural environment.
  Little Trees, Big Sky photography by Tim Hauf, text by Conger Beasley, Jr.

Moose by Daniel Wood

Penguin Planet by Kevin Schafer

Seeing Gardens by Sam Abell

Rocky Mountains: Wilderness Reflections by Tim Fitzharris

Sahara: The Forbidding Sands by JeanMarc Durou

Traces Of Time by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty, photography by William Neill

For other book lists on photography, check out these pages on our website:

Outdoor Photography Magazine (UK) Outdoor Photographer Magazine (US) Other Book Guides
- 2006 Books of the Month
- 2005 Books of the Month
- 2004 Books of the Month
- 2003 Books of the Month

- B&W Magazine 2006 Books of the Month
- B&W Magazine 2005 Books of the Month

- 2005 Holiday Book Guide
- 2004 Holiday Book Guide

- 2003 Holiday Book Guide
- 2001 Holiday Book Guide
- 2000 Holiday Book Guide
- Shutterbug 2005 Holiday Guide
- Shutterbug 2004 Holiday Guide

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