Photographing the Elements

Since the earliest days of the art, photographers have made the Earth's elements some of their most rewarding subjects. Ansel Adams contrasted cloud with rock in his epochal images of America's wild spaces, while Muybridge sought out volcanoes in Guatemala. Today, shots of sunsets over the ocean or spectacular cloudscapes come dangerously close to cliche. This perennial fascination with the power of the natural world is explored to its limits by Jo Meehan and Gary Eastwood in this unique new book. Broken up into four chapters - Earth, Air, Fire and Water - each element is explored in depth via amazing imagery and practical advice on capturing subjects as diverse as lightning, deserts, floods and lava flows. The subject matter has been chosen so that you will find something to shoot whether you stay at home, or venture far afield in search of adventure and exotic subjects.