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 '
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.
Pubpsher: 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.
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.
A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of controlling exposure to produce professional results Exposure is a fundamental part of photographic technique, but is often thought of as mysterious or difficult to understand. In this revised edition, the nitty gritty of this fascinating subject is unraveled and presented in a clear and easy-to-understand way. This practical, handbook-sized, jargon-free guide will be your essential companion out in the field. Although the process of making a successful exposure is based on science, a photographer’s individual interpretation means that creativity becomes part of the equation. Digital cameras have brought a new dimension to exposure control, offering photographers the ability to review images in the field, as well as being able to change the sensitivity of the sensor from shot to shot. This guide include the basics of exposure and digital camera settings, putting exposure into practice in a variety of situations from landscapes to abstracts, coping with the quality, quantity, and contrast of natural and artificial ambient light, making effective use of built-in and external flash light, applying digital filters, and enhancing exposure in the digital darkroom.
Release on 2012-12-01 | by Ross Hoddinott,Mark Bauer
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.
The majestic Bald Eagle was adopted in 1782 as America’s official bird. It has historically been a symbol of freedom and patriotism in the United States of America, and for good reason. The bird is associated with authority and has a fierce beauty that speaks to those who look upon it. Today, the Bald Eagle is a protected species. Once on the brink of extinction, it is currently enjoying a comeback. In this book, wildlife and bird photography specialist Jeffrey Rich showcases over 150 of his storytelling photographs of Bald Eagles and shares insights into the birds’ habitat, feeding habits, mating patterns, the care of their young, and more. Readers will marvel over images of birds in flight, in nests with their young, at rest, preening, and capturing prey, as Rich chronicles the daily lives, in detail, of America’s favorite bird.
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.
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.