From the August 2010 Conservationist
Photo: Carl Heilman II
A photo essay
By Carl Heilman II
The photos presented here can be found in Carl Heilman's book Lake George.
Full moon rising over Bolton Landing
"The everyday life of the world had receded far away.
We were alone among the stars."
-Edwin Way Teale
Cliff-jumping at the Calf Pen
"Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words in the English language."
Looking north to Black Mountain from
Looking up Lake George toward the
Tongue Mountain Range.
"To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie
True Poems flee."
Along the shore by Beach Road,
"That beautiful season the Summer!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Contemporary Landscape Photography is Carl Heilman's first instructional photography book. In it, he shares his 35 years of experience with other photographers, expert to beginner, who would like to create stunning landscapes.
With 300 beautiful color photos, this approachable, illustrated guide is a complete course in taking professional photographs in any landscape, natural or urban.
Contemporary Landscape Photography offers extensive information on digital cameras, lenses and working with tools such as the internet and integrating a GPS. The book also covers composition, lighting, creative effects and post-processing techniques.
The book is published by Amphoto Books and is available now at your favorite bookstore.