THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHYtext and photos by Sean Arbabi        THE BETTERPHOTO GUIDE TO EXPOSUREtext and photos by Sean Arbabi


THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHYProfessional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife text and photos by Sean Arbabi

:  Sean’s new book hit bookstores December 2011.  Published by Amphoto/ Crown Publishing, a division of Random House, this 240-page how-to book is packed with over 240 stunning images, 10 chapters, and 10 assignments.  From planning and preparation to digital functions, composition to exposure, lighting and weather, macro and wildlife, creative techniques to post-capture editing, this book covers the gamut of nature photography.  His book has also received a five star review rating on Amazon.

WHERE TO BUYAvailable in paperback and eBook (for iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony) (US)                                                      

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REVIEWS: A+ review for text, layout, and photography READ MORE This is probably the best guide to nature and landscape photography I have read.  – Brev00 READ MORE A New Standard for Outdoor/Nature – Finally, there is a book for reference from an author who actually does this and “gets it”.  – Les Schmader READ MORE Great Nature book – Sean’s approach to writing this book is different, inspiring, and loaded with useful information – LPerdue, Florida USA READ MORE

ePHOTOzine: This book is a brilliant guide for photographers at any level of DSLR photography – The imagery throughout is stunning. Sean is truly a master of the genre. READ MORE

Fine Art America: Sean Arbabi presents a clear to-the-point book about nature and outdoor photography. READ MORE

Goodreads: Infused with both a passion for nature and an abundance of technical expertise (this book) guides amateur photographers through every stage of shooting landscapes, close-ups, and animal portraits in today’s digital world. READ MORE

Portland Book ReviewThis book is very informative and would appeal to photographers both gaining experience as well as the seasoned professional.  READ MORE

WikiPhotographer.netI found this book to be one of the best in its genre …. a must-buy.  READ MORE

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Aurora News: We recently caught up with Aurora contributor Sean Arbabi about his new book… READ MORE

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THE BETTERPHOTO GUIDE TO EXPOSURE: – text and photos by Sean Arbabi The_BetterPhoto_Guide_to_Exposure


DESCRIPTION:  Exposure. It’s essential to producing high-quality photographs, but mastering exposure is difficult. At last there’s The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure, packed with Sean’s experience & knowledge, assignments, photos, diagrams, tips, & illustrations, this 225-page book will put you on the right track towards photographic creativity & expertise. It’s like a full-scale photo course between the covers of the book–all taught the BetterPhoto way, just like photographers learn at the top photo-instruction website. There’s plenty of info on both digital & film photography, discussing how different file formats affect exposure, how to adjust digital files, dealing with difficult lighting, color correction, combining digital exposures, & much more. Hundreds of the author’s stunning full-color images make this hardworking guide as inspiring as it is instructive.  Five star reviews on Amazon.

WHERE TO BUYAvailable in paperback and eBook (for iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony)

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B&H Photo & Video                                                           Tanum (Norway)

Book Plus (Finland)                                                            Yahoo!

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I bought the book and it is one of the few that I actually read cover-to-cover. It is a very concise and cohesive read and the pages don’t fall-off into the dark debts of too much information. Exposure is such an important topic, but very few people can teach or explain the theories with just the right amount of technical seasoning.  Excellent job, Sean. – Leah Haraden (Augusta, ME)

If you are new to the world of digital photography or maybe you’re an amateur but still cannot fully grasp the meaning of all the terms used in digital photography like exposure, color spaces, file types, histograms etc, and want to, then let me tell you this is the place to start. This is a masterpiece of a book which should be on every photographer’s bookcase or desk. Mr. Arbabi explains all of the terms that I mentioned above and more with tremendous simplicity that even the most novices could understand it. He explains it in layman’s terms discarding the technical jargon and prose that many more experienced photographers and authors love to use to prove what I don’t know; maybe just to impress their readers that they can write using big words but hey; who cares if they understood or not. I’m only on chapter two of this book and I just had to stop to write this review. Don’t try to rush through the book. Savor it as you would an exquisite gourmet meal. This book looks more like a complete book on digital photography than it does on exposure which he masterfully covers by the way. Sean Arbabi covers it all. Great authoring job!! – Raul E. Zayas (Brandon, FL) 

I’ve read plenty of photography books and this one is my favorite by far. From the beginners to the pros, everyone will enjoy this book. Its full of beautiful high quality pictures with captions explaing how he took the shot. Plenty of useful advice for beginners and if you haven’t picked up your camera in a while, this one will get you up off the couch and out shooting. I’m excited all over again about photography. I pretty much have photography down pack as far as the technical side and I still learned a little bit more. Bryan Peterson’s book, Understanding Exposure, use to be my favorite. This one blows it out of the water. BUY IT, you won’t be disappointed. Highly Recommended. I’ve owned it for a few days and I can’t put it down. Sean Arbabi, you hit the ball out of the park with this one. – A.Obannon (Roselle NJ)

The BetterPhoto Guide to Exposure is more than just another general photography guide: it’s a course in a book pairing assignments with tips, illustrations, and fine photo accompaniment. Exposure is the basic key to crafting good photos: that’s why it makes sense for libraries – even general-interest collections – to include an entire book on this narrowed topic. Chapters offer details for both digital and film photographers in the course of an outstanding presentation. – Midwest Book Review (Oregon WI)

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