John Shaw is one of the greats when it comes to nature and wildlife photography. His name is right up there with Art Wolfe. He has deep roots in film photography and was just as popular in those days. Many years back (2001) he wrote a book called John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide. It was this book that set me on my way and helped me understand not only the technical/gear side of photography but also the composition. It instilled a need to always Be Better. It is a book that I have read more than a few times and recommended it over and over again. But, I no longer recommend that book because he just came out with a new one called John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography.
The new book is every bit as good as the original but it has been rewritten for the digital age. It is packed full of stunning photographs along with information that will help photographers of any level. If you are just getting into photography and you are looking for a good book. This is it!