Jim Harmer is an award-winning photographer and author of three photography instructional books. Each of the books are written in a series entitled "Improve Your Photography."
Mr. Harmer, originally from Boise, Idaho, currently lives in Naples, Florida and enjoys photographing the beautiful oceanscapes and wildlife that Florida has to offer.
The author practices a wide range of photographic techniques and subjects, but specializes in HDR and nature photography.
In 2010, Mr. Harmer changed from Canon to Nikon. This allows him to teach photography to students who use either brand. Also, Mr. Harmer favors the consistently superior low-light performance of Nikon cameras.
In his personal life, Mr. Harmer is a full-time law student, husband, father of two children, and a Mormon.
Mr. Harmer's first book, "Improve Your Photography: How budding photographers can get pro results" sold rapidly throughout the world for its ability to explain the basic concepts of photography in a way that is simple to understand.
Subsequent to the first book, the author wrote "Improve Your HDR Photography" and then "Improve Your Wildlife Photography." All of Mr. Harmer's books are written in a casual writing style so as to aid readers in understanding difficult concepts without struggling to understand the author's language.
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Improve Your DSLR Videography
Thousands of photographers have dabbled with DSLR video since it introduced itself onto DSLR cameras a few years ago, but few photographers have learned the essentials of videography.
This book is the essential guide for photographers who want to learn to produce wedding videos, short films, or other videos. This book assumes that the reader already understands the basics of still photography.
Improve Your Landscape Photography
Most landscape photographers learn the basic principles of exposure and the rule of thirds, but do not learn more advanced tips for creating stunning landscape images.
This book teaches little known tips used by professional landscape photographers, such as the real rule of composition (and it's not the rule of thirds), how to find lesser-known landscape photography locations, and more!
Improve Your Night Photography
Learn how to take night photos in this no-nonsense how-to guide to take stunning images at night.
Topics discussed in this book include: how to achieve low noise, how to shoot stars and star trails, shooting HDR images at night, practical tips for focusing the camera in the dark, how to shoot fireworks, and dozens of quick tips to improve your images.
Improve Your Wildlife Photography
In the wake of his first two fast-selling photography books, award-winning photographer and author Jim Harmer releases "Improve Your Wildlife Photography."
This book is targeted to beginning and intermediate wildlife photographers who are interested in increasing the impact and drama in their wildlife photography. The book is written with a casual style that is easily scannable to find quick tips
Improve Your Photography: How Budding Photographers Can Get Pro Results
"If I would have had this book when I started learning photography, I would have been two years ahead in learning."
Improve Your Photography is a resource for budding hobbyist photographers who want to learn to take photographs of professional quality. The 100 page book covers topics such as tips for taking better portraits, instruction on selecting lenses, landscape photography tips, and HDR.
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