The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior
Author: Marie Read
Pubpsher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
In Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior, acclaimed bird photographer and author Marie Read shares techniques and stories behind her compelling images, offering fresh insights into making successful bird photographs, whether you’re out in the field or in the comfort of your own backyard.
In this richly illustrated book, you’ll learn how to be in the right place at the right time and how to obtain tack sharp portraits. Marie then teaches you to take your skills to the next level in order to capture action shots, illustrate birds in their habitats, and portray birds in evocative and artistic ways.
Building on basic technical topics such as camera choice, lens choice, and camera settings, Marie reveals how fieldcraft, compositional decisions, and knowledge of bird behavior contribute greatly to a successful bird photograph. Captions for the over 400 images contained in the book provide details on the equipment used, as well as camera settings. Throughout the book, bird behavior insights provide bird photographers of all skill levels a wealth of essential insider information that will help you produce images that stand out from the crowd.
Release on 2013-04-16 | by Markus Varesvuo,Jari Peltomaki,Bence Mate
Author: Markus Varesvuo,Jari Peltomaki,Bence Mate
Pubpsher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
The Handbook of Bird Photography distills the knowledge, talent, and experience of three well-known professional wildlife photographers into one beautifully illustrated volume. Written in a manner that is easy to understand, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories showcasing photographs for which they have received awards in major international wildlife photo competitions. In this book, you'll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including: The bird photographer's equipment Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc. In the field: bird behavior, hides, and how to attract birds How to use light and compose and crop images The best sites for finding and photographing birds You'll also learn how to show, share, promote, and sell your photographs. Bird photography is a brilliant way to spend your free time, and for some it's a career. This book helps beginners get the hang of things quickly and accurately, and offers field-specific expertise for more experienced photographers.
Field Techniques for Birders and Nature Photographers
Author: Jeffrey Rich
Pubpsher: Amherst Media, Inc
In this beautifully illustrated book, author Jeffrey Rich provides indispensable tips for taking polished, professional-quality photographs of birds. Catering to a wide audience, from beginners to professional photographers who are new to bird photography, he covers equipment selection and camera settings to maximize your in-camera captures and provides ideas for finessing the images in postproduction and getting the images seen. Readers will also learn when and where to find subjects that are flying, perching, nesting, eating, and mating—as well as how to attract them. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy informative text about a wide variety of birds, from swallows, to hummingbirds, to cranes, flamingos, owls, and more, and will also learn how to be a better steward of nature by behaving ethically while capturing heart-fluttering images. Illustrated with over 180 full-color images, this book is both a bonafide educational tool and a feast for the eyes.
Familiar with traditional photography but confused by megapixels, white balance, electronic sensors, and all the other jargon associated with digital photography? Clear up the confusion, learn about the equipment and techniques, and get back to what's important - taking great pictures. This book provides an introduction to bird photography using a digital SLR. Learn about digital equipment and the common characteristics of both digital and film. This book also covers the unique advantages of the digital medium, and the photographic techniques, fieldcraft, and post-processing techniques that are used to produce stunning images of the creatures that share our world. With a full-colour, liberally illustrated interior, this book is an essential addition to any photographer's library
A Guide to the Equipment, Techniques, and Locations for Capturing Beautiful Images
Author: Laurie S. Excell
Pubpsher: Peachpit Press
(Please note that this material was also published as Bird Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Peachpit Press [978-0-13-308592-1].) In Bird Photography, author and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell teaches you key techniques for capturing images of birds, whether you spot them in your own backyard or in a faraway, exotic location. Laurie starts by discussing various camera setups and basic settings and why she uses them, as well as the fundamentals of exposure and how it relates to real-world bird photography. She then covers practicing at home and at nearby parks and lakes, selecting the best locations and times to shoot, and planning for a more extensive trip. Finally, she explains how to interpret behavior to determine how to approach your subject and maximize your time on your next photography adventure. Now available as a full-color PDF and filled with dozens of stunning images, this ebook shows you how to get the bird photo you want every time you pick up your camera. Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Laurie Excell, and you will: Learn what equipment you need and the camera settings to use to gain full control over the look and feel of your images Master the basics of composition, focus, and depth of field, whether you’re in your own backyard, in a local park, or at a distant bird-friendly locale Get tips on the best seasons and locations for photographing all sorts of birds Develop an understanding of bird behavior so you can get closer to your subjects, anticipate next steps, and be ready for action
This beautifully illustrated, inspirational guide to bird photography is packed with practical advice for how to photograph birds presented in an informative but accessible writing style. Creative Bird Photography offers a fresh approach to its subject, looking closely at how to photograph specific aspects of birds’ lives, such as eating and drinking, courtship, and flight. The author gives examples, demonstrating particular points and approaches for taking great shots of all of these daily bird activities as well as taking "mood" photographs at dawn and dusk. Each shot is accompanied by detailed technical data, information about locations, and advice about other challenges that will need to be surmounted in order to achieve the perfect shot. Coster also shares fascinating anecdotes about his encounters with the birds featured. There are also up-to-date sections on bird photography basics, including equipment and storage of digital images.
How to Attract Birds to Your Home and Create Beautiful Photographs
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Fans of bird watching will rejoice with Backyard Bird Photography, a guide for learning how to set up your backyard in order to take the best photographs of your local birds. In addition to guiding you through the first steps of setting up your plantings and bird feeders, this book describes the types of photographic equipment you will need to get just the right image; how to maneuver yourself into just the right position to create a quality bird photograph; how to compose your shots for the greatest visual effect; and how to use more advanced techniques such as macro lenses and external flash techniques. Author and bird photographer Mathew Tekulsky breaks down the challenges of photographing these beautiful creatures and explains how utilizing your own natural surroundings can create stunning shots that rival those shot in the wild. Tekulsky explains that when your garden is set up as a tiny oasis for these feathered friends—with the right foliage, water sources, and feeders—then your backyard will be frequented by a variety of species on any given day. With tips for gaining the bird’s trust and composition, every photograph will come out a stunner.
Photographing birds in your backyard is a convenient, rewarding, and addictive adventure. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography is a guide to that pursuit. In this book, author and wildlife photographer J. Chris Hansen teaches techniques for creating professional-quality images of the subjects right in your yard. This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography, including the best camera equipment to use and the basics of attracting birds using bird feeders, perches, backgrounds, and photo blinds. You'll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images. This book also offers ideas and examples of ways to exhibit your photography, including step-by-step instructions for a variety of fun, easy projects for the do-it-yourselfer. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography contains a collection of beautiful, detailed images that illustrate the important aspects of creating stunning photographs of the birds right in your backyard.
The Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques
Author: Arthur Morris
Pubpsher: Amphoto Books
Whether one photographs songbirds in the backyard, or travels to wildlife refuges to observe them in their natural habitat, this hands-on guide to capturing gorgeous images of avian subjects covers all the bases, from buying the right camera equipment to composing the perfect picture.