Bird Photography: Choosing the Best Destinations, Planning a Trip, Taking Great Photographs

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Photographers' Institute, 2005 - Photography - 190 pages
Whether you are a Fanatic birdwatcher or just a keen nature lover, birds make a rich and satisfying subject For photography. From those that are graceful and powerful to those that are colourful or bizarre, birds provide an ever-inspiring wealth of subject-matter. While the techniques of bird photography can be practised and honed on your own doorstep, one of its great pleasures is the challenge of capturing rarer species further afield. This book offers advice on planning a trip and provides a comprehensive guide to what are, in the author's experienced opinion, some of the best bird photography sites in the world. This book is both highly inspirational, with over 170 of the author's stunning original photographs, and proctical, with comprehensive guidance on all technical aspects of bird photography. It covers - choosing the right equipment, including the pros and cons of going digital, techniques, including capturing birds in flight, shooting from a low angle and obtaining silhouettes, composition, including motion blur, using depth of field creatively and lighting effects, specific information on shooting in the field, including shooting from a vehicle, stalking, using hides, baiting and coping with extreme weather conditions and temperatures, advice on planning your travels, including joining groups or going it alone, packing effectively and insurance, over half the book is given over to an extensive site guide that provides information on the best places around the globe for a truly memorable and fulfilling bird photography experience.

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