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Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots (From Snapshots to Great Shots)by Laurie Excell
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In Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell shows you how to get the best shots of birds, bears, and bugs–whether you’re on safari, on vacation, or on a nature walk around your own backyard.
Starting with the basics of equipment, camera settings, and exposure, Laurie covers the fundamentals of lighting and composition in capturing (in-camera!) 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.
Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the wildlife photo you want every time you pick up the camera.
Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Laurie Excell, and you will:
And once you’ve got the shot, show it off! Join the book’s Flickr group to share your photos, recipes, and tips at flickr.com/groups/wildlifephotographyfromsnapshotstogreatshots.
Book News Annotation:
Excell, a wildlife and nature photographer, shows readers how to take photos of wildlife. She begins with equipment basics and camera settings, then discusses exposure, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and their relationship to each other. She explains shooting, her favorite locations and seasons, getting closer to the subject in a safe manner, composition, and style, ending with photo shoots of bears in Alaska and birds in South Texas. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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
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.
About the Author
Laurie Excell is a professional wildlife and nature photographer, and her images have appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Layers magazines. Her work also appears regularly on Audubon calendars and National Park Service postcards, calendars, and posters. She leads popular wildlife photography adventures in North America and is an instructor at Photoshop World. She is also the gear desk guru for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), and she is a moderator for the Nikon Digital Learning Center on Flickr. Check out her work at #LINK
Table of Contents
CH 1: Equipment
CH 2: Basic Camera Settings and Techniques
CH 3: Exposure
CH 4: Know Your Subject
CH 5: Where to Shoot and When
CH 6: Best Seasons for Photographing Wildlife
CH 7: Getting Close Enough
Ch 8: Creative Compositions
Ch 9: Advanced Techniques
Ch 10: Photographing Mammals
Ch 11: Photographing Birds
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