A Friendly Guide to Great Images
by Kathy Adams Clark
With its combination of desert and mountain landscapes, the
dramatic canyons of the Rio Grande, ancient pictographs, and remnants of
pioneer ranch life, Big Bend National Park presents a wealth of
subjects to the photographic eye. Add early morning and late evening
sunlight, summer thunderstorms, and clear, star-spattered night skies,
and the opportunities become irresistible.
nature photographer and frequent Big Bend traveler Kathy Adams Clark
offers this handy and beautiful guide to maximizing the photographic
experience of this visually stunning landscape.
Photographing Big Bend National Park
begins with a tutorial on the basics of light meters, shutter speeds,
and f/stops, featuring practical, hands-on-camera exercises and answers
to common questions. The chapters that follow take readers on six
excursions to well-known locations within the park—the Basin, Panther
Junction, Rio Grande Village, Ross Maxwell Drive, Santa Elena Canyon,
and the Chisos Mountains among them. A primer on night photography
(including “light-painting” and star trails) is also included.
each chapter are instructions for photographing various subjects at the
site using simple, intermediate, and advanced techniques; information
on the best seasons to photograph; and tips designed to benefit the
Photographing Big Bend National Park not
only provides practical information for photographers of all skill
levels, it also offers a visual feast of striking images. Nature lovers,
photographers, and anyone who loves this remarkable national park will
treasure this latest book from veteran writer and photographer Kathy
2013, Texas A&M Press. 5.75" x 8.5" flexbound, 144 pages, 121 color photographs.