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Portraits of Earth 
 
  
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Paperback 
180 pages 
Key Porter Books 
Published 2003 
  
From Publishers Weekly 
  
From the sizzling sands of Africa's Nabib desert to the lush rain forest of the Pacific northwest, from the barren tundra of Ellesmere Island to his home on the St. John's River in New Brunswick, Patterson sees Earth in terms of shape, line and texture. His appreciation of natural landscapes translates instinctively into composition for striking photographs. Patterson, internationally recognized for his work, here presents extraordinary images of Earth, interspersed with a lucid text that describes in lyrical detail the attractions of a particular place. Despite climatic differences, he finds many similarities between the Nabib and Ellesmere; in both cases he is drawn by the quality of light. Throughout, Patterson discusses composition, camera position, lenses, exposure and other technical details. Readers who are interested in nature will enjoy these fresh views of natural landforms; nature photographers will be ecstatic. Photography Book Club main selection.  
  
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A stunning series of color portraits of the elements, patterns and designs of nature, including the philosophy and techniques of an award-winning photographer. 115 full-color photographs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  
  
 
  
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Freeman Patterson is an internationally renowned photographer and teacher whose deep love of the natural world is communicated through his extraordinary photographs and his writing. His work has taken him from the barren icescapes of Ellesmere Island to the hot sands of the Namib desert to the lush rain forests of the Pacific Coast. He also finds evocative images just a few steps from his home overlooking the Saint John River in rural Canada.  
  
 
  
Of particular interest to photography enthusiasts are his discussions of natural and graphic design, the importance of light and color, and techniques of composition. Patterson demonstrates how making photographs of imagined landscapes can extend experience and enable the photographer to fashion new earthscapes that are a unique expression.
 
  
 
  

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Photography of Natural Things 
  
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Portraits of Earth 
  
Freeman Patterson
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Photo Impressionism and the Subjective Image 
  
Freeman Patterson; & Andre Gallant
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