Richard Peters won the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for a photograph taken in his very ordinary suburban back garden. In this book, he shares the methods he used to get stunning professional nature photos without having to head out on safari. Starting with the basics, this book will show a complete beginner how to capture pro-level pictures from their garden. It covers where to place your camera, how optics can completely change your shot, reveals the gadgets that can enhance your photos, and even how to overcome the elements. This is the perfect book for bird-watchers and animal lovers who want to capture what they see and share their passion with the world. Social media definitely loves a good animal photo!
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
"From how many frames you need to shoot per second to capture that WOW moment to where to focus on a bird with a big beak to get the best depth of field, this book has it all for the wildlife photographer. It is an impressive mix of technology with just plain good advice for image-taking, and they discuss each point specifically for shooting wildlife, because it is a totally unique type of photography. The lighting and shutter speed for a macro flower shot is not the same that you'd need for a bird in flight or a kangaroo jumping across a field. Mix together this fantastic info with the many years of experience that the Gerlachs have shooting and teaching and the absolutely jaw-dropping images and you really do have a perfect storm for a book"--
For more than 50 years, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has championed honest and ethical wildlife photography, while pushing the boundaries of artistic freedom, technical skill, and narrative excellence. This powerful collection of pictures features all the winning photographs from the 2016 competition. The collection represents the work of many international photographers, both professionals and amateurs. The photographs are chosen by an international jury for their artistic merit and originality, from categories that together represent a diversity of natural subjects. The range of styles is also diverse, as is the genre of photography, including action, macro, underwater, landscape, or environmental reportage. Together this outstanding collection is a reminder of the splendor, drama, and variety of life on Earth. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by an extended caption and there is an introduction by one of the world's most respected nature photographers.
Portfolio Nine contains all the winning and commended images from the 1999 British Gas Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, organized by BBC Wildlife Magazine and The Natural History Museum, London. This book shows the best wildlife pictures taken by photographers worldwide.
Release on 2014 | by Natural History Museum,Rosamund Kidman Cox
Author: Natural History Museum,Rosamund Kidman Cox
Annotation. This collection presents the most memorable and beautiful pictures from 50 years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world's most prestigious wildlife photography competition. It is a landmark collection that captures the diversity of the natural world and presents the many different ways of seeing and interpreting life on earth.
Do-it-yourself guide teaches beginning photographers how to get great shots of animals--in the wilds of a jungle or their own backyard! * *Teaches photography basics such as composition, focus, lighting, and depth of field. *Offers tips on researching subjects, scouting locations, choosing what season to shoot in; and key techniques for photographing various animals. *Features beautiful images, clear design, and a friendly and knowledgeable voice throughout the book. In Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell shows aspiring wildlife photographers how to get the best shots of birds, bears, and bugs--whether they're on Safari, on vacation, or on a nature walk around their own backyard. Starting with the basics of equipment, camera settings, and exposure, Laurie covers the fundamentals of lighting and composition in capturing a menagerie's worth of animals, with a particular focus on mammals and birds. The book is packed with details on what seasons are best for photographing different animals, tips on the best locations to photograph them, and techniques for how to approach even the wiliest subjects. Unlike other nature photography books for beginners, this guide takes advantage of the formatting and features of the popular From Snapshots to Great Shots series to provide a photo-based, fun, modern take on getting great nature shots. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches beginning photographers how to take control of their photography to get the image they want every time they pick up the camera.
Proven Techniques for Capturing Stunning Digital Images
Author: Jack Ballard
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
Viewing wildlife in action is always a pleasure–capturing that action with your camera is one of the most rewarding and challenging ways to become even closer to Nature. Birders, hikers, national-park visitors, and international travelers are all discovering the joys of wildlife photography. Recent advances in camera technology have made wildlife photography so reasonable anyone can get hooked. But good gear doesn’t guarantee good results, and that’s where Wildlife Photography can help you succeed. In this handy reference you will find information on camera equipment, proper photography technique, how to frame shots and make split-second decisions, and how to gain and apply specific knowledge about the animals you are hoping to photograph. Also included is an introduction to post-production computer skills that can really bring your photos to life.
Release on 2014-05-12 | by Ross & Hall Hoddinott, Ben
Author: Ross & Hall Hoddinott, Ben
Pubpsher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
Wildlife watchers and aspiring natural-history photographers - collect up your kit and get ready for a practical course with a difference. Photographic workshops are exceptionally popular but not everybody has the time or budget to attend one in person. This 'workshop in book form' allows you to absorb the benefits of the workshop experience without actually being on location with the professionals.