Author: Ross Hoddinott, Ben Hall
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. Whatever your level of experience, this comprehensive book will help you improve and capture better photographs whether you are a beginner or an enthusiast who wants to brush up on some skills. Be guided by the authors' breadth of knowledge and follow the progression of technical advice. Chapters dedicated to different types of wildlife give hands-on advice of how to locate, approach and photograph your subject using insider tricks of the trade. • A 'workshop in a book' to follow at your own pace• Suitable for any level of expertise• Chapters cover: equipment, exposure, composition, lighting, close-up photography, birds, mammals, plant life and post-processing• Includes a section of reader assignments to promote practical learning• Answers given to frequently asked questions • A '
Author: Nat Coalson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A how-to guide for capturing stunning photographs in nature Photographing nature poses unique challenges and demands that you have special skills and a working knowledge of how to work in—and with—nature. This Photo Workshop is a must-have how-to guide for shooting nature images in nearly any situation you might encounter. You'll learn which equipment is right in different settings and why it should be used, how to get an amazing photo of a fast-moving animal, and how to handle a myriad of tricky weather scenarios. This book covers composition, exposure, fill-flash, special creative techniques, and more. Plus, assignments at the end of each chapter sharpen your skills to for taking unique, artistic nature photographs. Shows you what equipment to use in different settings and why to use it Offers essential advice for photographing a fast-moving animal and dealing with weather obstacles Provides a clear understanding of the basic fundamentals of photography Addresses composition, exposure, fill-flash, creative techniques, and more Shares Photoshop tips for sharpening and improving photos you’ve already taken Packed with inspirational color photos throughout, this workshop guide encourages you to improve your technique for taking nature photographs.
Author: Chris Gomersall
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
As nature photography has shifted decisively towards digital in recent years, much has been written offering guidance and tips on technical matters, but there has been little published on the creative aspects. European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Chris Gomersall addresses this gap in a fresh and accessible guide, which takes account of developments in photography without dwelling on technical details. Ten thematic chapters on subjects such as Space, Light, Time and Developing a Narrative are generously packed with examples, advice and suggestions for projects and exercises. The second part of the book consists of sixteen case studies, where Gomersall describes how he achieved some of his most outstanding images. The large new audience for a guide such as this is evidenced in the growth of ecotourism and the uptake of digital cameras with excellent zoom facilities in recent years. The field has opened up to many more people as cameras are now largely automated and foolproof. The book will serve as an inspiration to relative newcomers, as well as to more accomplished photographers who are technically assured but are looking to extend their creativity, to try fresh approaches and to learn from one of the masters.
Author: Steve Toon, Ann Toon
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Nearly 150 exquisite examples of wildlife photography are used as the basis for a complete outdoor photographer’s education, including professional tips on choosing and using various camera systems, the basics of composition and perspective, understanding the behavior of your animal subjects, and critical techniques of photographic storytelling. The material is designed to be easily understood by novice shutterbugs, yet it contains enough complexity and technical detail to offer a challenge to more advanced photographers. Additionally, assignments are given at the conclusion of each chapter, providing valuable real-world exercises to employ the many techniques and theories discussed.
Author: Ralph A. Clevenger
Publisher: New Riders
25 years of nature photography instruction in one gorgeous, full-color, hands-on course Anyone can photograph nature—just step outside and you’re on location. But becoming a good nature photographer takes expert training. In Photographing Nature, Ralph Clevenger, whose images have appeared in such publications as Nature’s Best and National Geographic, shares the techniques he’s been personally using and teaching to aspiring photographers for the last 25 years in his popular nature photography course at the elite Brooks Institute. In this stunning, four-color course-in-a-book, each chapter opens with a spectacular photo spread from the natural world that Clevenger uses to illustrate themes and techniques essential to mastering nature photography. Just as he does in his classroom at Brooks, Clevenger explains how each photo was captured, the tools and techniques used, and typical problems related to capturing such a photo, along with solutions. Chapters also include sample Q&A sessions as well as assignments you can try yourself. By the time you’ve worked through all of the techniques in this beautiful, yet informative book, you’ll not only photograph the world differently, you’ll see it differently as well. With a foreword by George Lepp, one of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers.
Author: Richard Bernabe
Publisher: Hachette UK
There is nothing quite so satisfying as capturing a stunning wildlife photograph; a good one will reflect practice, patience, careful equipment choice and dedication. Those challenges are perhaps why so many enthusiast photographers aspire to perfect their images in this area; to get their work recognised by the photographic community as well as record their experiences. This book reveals more world-class images with every turn. More than that, though, it takes a practical approach. It comprehensively introduces natural-history and wildlife photography techniques alongside truly useful tips about what gear you'll need (and what you can avoid) in your pursuit of perfection. It is illustrated by the author's professional work; his clients include National Geographic & Time amongst others.
Author: Mary O. Parker
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
If you are interested in birdwatching, wildlife viewing, or stargazing; flowers, geology, or water; nature centers, festivals, or photography, a destination in Texas awaits you. From the desert gardens of Big Bend to hawk watching on the Gulf Coast to caving and bat watching in the Hill Country, nature-oriented travel in Texas also includes lesser known getaways. Organized by the seven official state travel regions, Explore Texas features descriptions of almost one hundred nature-oriented sites, including information about the best time to visit and why it’s worth going; location, and other logistics; and a “learn” section on the observations and natural phenomena a visitor might expect to experience. Photographs by professional photographer Jeff Parker accompany the accounts, and handy color-coded icons help guide readers to the activities of their choice. Perfect for planning the family’s next outing or vacation, this book also contains a message of how nature tourism helps to protect biodiversity, promote conservation, and sustain the state’s tourism economy.
Author: John and Barbara Gerlach
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Using a combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique, professional photographers John and Barbara Gerlach will guide you through the field as you photograph the most intriguing and captivating subjects out in the wild. A sampling of what you'll learn: How to integrate equipment with technique to capture superb wildlife images of birds, mammals, amphibians, and more with an emphasis on precision and speed Where and how animals can be approached closely enough to photograph well How not to disturb the critters around you, depending on environment (den vs. tree and everything in-between) When (and when-not) to feed the animals Technical info like cropping, frames per second for capture, pixels/enlarging, and even HDR Where to focus on various types of wildlife Lighting depending on which animals have high contrast Ethics Traveling with your gear The "top 10" places in the world to shoot and how to find the best location for your interests
Author: Ross Hoddinott, Mark Bauer
Learn the art of capturing awe-inspiring landscape shots with this workshop within a book Two leading landscape photographers come together to share their wealth of experience and teaching skills in this new title. This book aims to take the reader from the very basics of equipment and exposure through to advanced techniques. Landscape essentials, such as composition and filtration, are covered in depth and explained in a precise yet easy-to-understand manner. This book also has chapters dedicated to post-processing and printing, enabling the reader to go successfully from camera to print, plus a number of practical assignments to encourage development. Frequently asked questions are answered in an informal, jargon-free tone, and numerous color photographs, simple practical exercises, and tips and techniques round out this essential tome on landscape photography best practices.
Author: Kathleen Reeder
Publisher: Sonoran Desert Group
Award-Winning Photographer Kathleen Reeder reveals her secrets to photographing wildlife in this easy-to-understand reference guide. Instead of struggling to figure out camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, the novice photographer can now quickly review optimal settings. Kathleen believes, "Follow the techniques explained in this book and be rewarded with incredible photographs that capture the emotion, beauty and thrill of a special moment with a wild animal."
Author: Ross & Hall Hoddinott, Ben
Publisher: 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.
Author: Richard Garvey-Williams
Wildlife is one of the most popular yet challenging subjects for photopgraphers, and this book takes the reader on safari across savannahs and arid deserts, through tropical rainforests to the polar extremes. Richard Garvey-Williams reveals the wealth of fascinating creatures that exist in these diverse areas, and explains how to capture them in compelling images. Emphasizing the ethics of animal welfare, the protection of the environment and the responsibilities of the photographer, he covers the practical techniques of photography and how to create stunning images of quarry that is often endangered, sometimes dangerous and typically shy and elusive.
Author: Sean Arbabi
Presents a guide to nature photography, discussing such topics as lighting, exposure, filters, digital and film cameras, composition, and macro, panoramic, aerial, and nighttime techniques.
Author: Paul Joynson-Hicks & Tom Sullam, Tom Sullam
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best - as well as some never before seen - to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day... this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!
Author: Tim Boyer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Learn the Art of Bird Photography is a comprehensive field guide to bird photography - so you can create beautiful bird images. Bird photography can be difficult, but with this book, you will learn how to make it easier, and you'll learn how to be more successful and create beautiful images. This book contains more information about bird photography techniques than any other book on the market today. There are comprehensive chapters on: how to set up your camera for bird photography, how to master your camera and settings, the best settings for photographing birds in flight for beginners and intermediate photographers, practice sessions at the end of each chapter so you'll master the concepts and techniques quickly, the basics of light, composition, exposure, depth of field, how to get the best point of view, and how to get sharp photos. There's a complete list of the bird photography hot spots in North America by week, so you'll know where and when to go! This book is designed to make you successful in your quest to photograph birds and create stunning bird images Tim Boyer is a graduate of the Seattle Audubon Master Birder Program, an award-winning photographer, an experienced instructor and bird photography workshop leader.