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Improve Your Wildlife Photography (Improve Your Photography)
Improve Your Wildlife Photography (Improve Your Photography)
by Jim Harmer
Kindle Edition
Published: 2010-10-24

Most photographers think that being a wildlife photographer simply requires a long lens and getting close to the animals; however, their pictures lack the impact and drama of a professional wildlife photographer.
This book teaches photographers how to achieve stunning photos of animals by simply applying the tips taught in this book. Whether you enjoy shooting birds, deer, or any other type of animal, the techniques in this book will help improve the impact of your wildlife photos.
Some of the topics explained in the book include: how to increase the drama in your wildlife photography, improving your lighting, what makes a winning wildlife photo, how to get close to animals, and techniques to achieve ultra-sharp animal photos.
There are four other books in the "Improve Your Photography" series by Jim Harmer. Check out the author's other titles by searching the name of the series on Amazon.

Most photographers think that being a wildlife photographer simply requires a long lens and getting close to the animals; however, their pictures lack the impact and drama of a professional wildlife photographer.
This book teaches photographers how to achieve stunning photos of animals by simply applying the tips taught in this book. Whether you enjoy shooting birds, deer, or any other type of animal, the techniques in this book will help improve the impact of your wildlife photos.
Some of the topics explained in the book include: how to increase the drama in your wildlife photography, improving your lighting, what makes a winning wildlife photo, how to get close to animals, and techniques to achieve ultra-sharp animal photos.
There are four other books in the "Improve Your Photography" series by Jim Harmer. Check out the author's other titles by searching the name of the series on Amazon.

 
Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
by Laurie Excell
Paperback from Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0321794508
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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:

  • Use your camera's settings to gain full control over the look and feel of your images
  • Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more
  • Get tips on research, including field ethics and the best locations for photographing your subjects
  • Learn key techniques for photographing various animals, such as how to approach your subject without disturbing it and how to interpret behavior so that you can anticipate action
  • Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter
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.
 
Wildlife Photography: On Safari with your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow
Wildlife Photography: On Safari with your DSLR: Equipment, Techniques, Workflow
by Uwe Skrzypczak
Paperback from Rocky Nook
ISBN: 1933952563
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursPhotographer and environmentalist Uwe Skrzypczak wrote this book with several goals in mind--to teach the technical aspects and the workflow of digital wildlife photography; to show the beauty of East Africa and his beloved Serengeti National Park and to educate about its habitat; and to provide a guide for the photographer who is planning to go on an African photo safari and wants to be prepared to capture the finest possible images.

Beginning with digital photography techniques and workflow, Skrzypczak draws his own vast experience in wildlife photography to teach about the equipment, the pros and cons of camera types and lenses, and the specific requirements for this demanding task. Also covered are appropriate techniques for exposure for this demanding task. Also covered are appropriate techniques for exposure and autofocus-the latter being one of the major challenges in wildlife photography. He discusses an "on the road" workflow, the logistics of transporting your gear, and image editing.

The book goes on to cover the practical aspects of wildlife photography, from shooting animal portraits to panning the camera in order to capture that speeding leopard. Example images are accompanied by a small set of pictograms showing which techniques are ideal for capturing the specific situation.

Loaded with hundreds of breathtaking images, this comprehensive textbook is perfect for the beginning wildlife photographer as well as the seasoned pro. Whether your subject is African wildlife or bird photography in the Arctic Circle, Uwe Skrzypczak's Wildlife Photography will teach you the fundamental concepts and techniques that can be applied to all forms of wildlife photography. 

Topics include: Equipment and accessories, planning your trip, conditions on the road, the right place at the right time, image composition, where to stay and daily routine, the light in east Africa, migrations and mating seasons, habitats and animal behavior, river crossings, the big cats, rhinos, giraffes, etc.

 
Success with Wildlife Photography (Success with Photography)
Success with Wildlife Photography (Success with Photography)
by Steve Toon, Ann Toon
Paperback from Photographers' Institute Press
ISBN: 1861085540
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursAnyone with a passion for wildlife and wild places will find beautiful inspiration in this comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated guide. Aimed primarily at the keen amateur or semi-pro, Success with Wildlife Photography reveals the secrets that have worked so well for Steve and Ann Toon in their decade as professionals. It provides expert advice on cameras, accessories (such as zoom lenses and filters), and other necessary equipment, as well as all the techniques needed to get that fantastic shot--whether in a lakeside hide or on a jeep-safari chase. An invaluable section on the digital darkroom explains essential workflow and post-processing issues, and how to output your images. 
 
Digital Wildlife Photography
Digital Wildlife Photography
by David Tipling
Paperback from Firefly Books
ISBN: 1554073057
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The ultimate reference for aspiring and established natural history photographers.

Digital photography has quickly become the norm for all photographers. For those shooting wildlife in particular, it has opened new realms of expression and technique. This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is suitable for photographers of all levels of experience and covers all aspects of using digital equipment for wildlife photography.

Wildlife photographer David Tipling explains how digital equipment has changed the art of photography and shows how photographers can adapt their craft to exploit this new technology. He guides the reader carefully through every aspect of digital wildlife photography, referencing his own stunning photographs with technical notes and detailed captions. Concise instructions are provided for cameras and lenses, field craft, locations, composition, post-processing, image manipulation, publication and more.

Chapters include:

  • Getting started
  • Taking pictures
  • Field techniques
  • Creative techniques
  • The digital darkroom
  • Working in RAW
  • Basic image adjustments inside Adobe PhotoShop™
  • Storage and backup
  • Printing and scanning
  • Examples from the wild
  • The business of wildlife photography.
The author addresses those challenges unique to wildlife photography and offers solutions and advice based on years of field experience using both conventional and digital equipment.
 
Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer (Voices That Matter)
Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer (Voices That Matter)
by Moose Peterson
Paperback from Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0321720598
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Captured: Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is more than just a photography book--it's a chronicle of more than 30 years' worth of unbelievable moments that only nature can reveal.

And Moose Peterson is more than just a wildlife photographer--he's a storyteller in both prose and pictures.

If you're looking for the ultimate guide to wildlife photography from a man who has devoted his entire career to capturing nature's finest and most rare moments, you'll find it here in Captured.

If you're looking to be transported into the wild to confront a grizzly bear and her cubs, stumble upon a pack of wolves, or capture an owl in flight, you'll find it here, as well. You'll also find a healthy dose of inspiration as the stories behind the photos are revealed as only Moose can tell them.

In the end, you'll come away with invaluable photographic techniques gained through a lifetime of experience and a new appreciation for the passion of wildlife photography. You'll gain knowledge that you can put to use on your next excursion into the wild, your local or state park, or even your own backyard.

 
National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography: Digital Edition
National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography: Digital Edition
by Tim Fitzharris
Paperback from Firefly Books
ISBN: 1554073928
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A professional course in digital nature photography.

National Audubon Society Guide to Nature Photography is a comprehensive reference and inspiring guide to taking outstanding photographs of the great outdoors. Renowned photographer Tim Fitzharris shares his foolproof techniques, emphasizing digital photography field procedures for a wide variety of nature shots.

Everything needed to achieve professional results is covered, including:

  • The best digital equipment, and how to use it
  • Detailed insider field techniques for photographing mammals, birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, wildflowers, wilderness landscapes, seascapes and more
  • Getting a correct digital exposure every time
  • Using filters (with before-and-after examples)
  • Fine art composition
  • Photographing scenes for maximum sharpness
  • Shooting postcard-perfect sunrises and sunsets
  • Digital processing
  • Preparing digital captures for publication.
Packed with tips and strategies, this outstanding guide is ideal for beginners, advanced amateurs and professionals. The information is presented in a conversational style and accompanied by hundreds of stunning examples of the author's photographs.
(2007)
 
Wildlife Photography: Stories from the Field (Lark Photography Book)
Wildlife Photography: Stories from the Field (Lark Photography Book)
by George Lepp, Kathryn Vincent Lepp
Paperback from Lark Books
ISBN: 1600596320
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hoursFrom George Lepp, one of today's top nature photographers, comes a very personal book that mixes engaging storytelling with technical know-how.
Written with his wife Kathryn Vincent Lepp, Wildlife Photography describes the exciting, sometimes terrifying adventures behind their favorite wildlife images. Join Lepp on location as he follows lions on the hunt; documents the rise and fall of ocean tides in order to create the perfect shorebird picture, and climbs the mountains where high-altitude creatures dwell.
 
Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute s top nature photography instructor
Photographing Nature: A photo workshop from Brooks Institute's top nature photography instructor
by Ralph A. Clevenger
Paperback from New Riders Press
ISBN: 0321637542
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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.
 
The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife
The Complete Guide to Nature Photography: Professional Techniques for Capturing Digital Images of Nature and Wildlife
by Sean Arbabi
Paperback from Amphoto Books
Published: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0817400109
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The authoritative guide for photographing nature in today's digital world

Infused with both a passion for nature and an abundance of technical expertise, The Complete Guide to Nature Photography guides amateur photographers through every stage of shooting landscapes, close-ups, and animal portraits in today's digital world. Master nature photographer Sean Arbabi offers insider advice on everything from packing your gear bag to selecting sites, staying safe while working in the field, getting a perfect exposure, composing your images for maximum impact, and processing your digital images afterward.
Packed with more than 200 inspiring and instructive images, this complete course is the only book you'll need to capture the beauty of the world around you.

 
The Art of Outdoor Photography: Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional
by Boyd Norton

Animal Portraits
by Walter Schels (Photographer)
(Hardcover)

Africa's Animal Kingdom : A Visual Celebration
by Kit Coppard
(Paperback)

Animal Faces
by Akira Satoh (Illustrator), Kyoko Toda
(Paperback)

A Bountiful Harvest : The Midwestern Farm Photographs of Pete Wettach, 1925-1965 (Bur Oak Book)
by Leslie A. Loveless, Arthur Melville Wettach
(Hardcover)

Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife
by Don E. Wilson (Editor), David Burnie (Editor)
This book is an ideal browsing reference for all experience levels, as well as a delightful addition to the collection of any animal enthusiast or classroom. Of necessity, not all species are covered, but as a general source of information down to the genus level, Animal excels. Don't be put off by the price! Extraordinarily beautiful, biologically accurate, and packed with furry, feathery, finny, many-legged delights, Animal is one of the very best science books of 2001. --Therese Littleton, Amazon.com
Hardcover: 624 pages
DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789477645; 1st edition (October 1, )

Animal
by James Balog (Photographer), B. Martin Pedersen (Editor)
Neither romanticizing the animals nor condescending to them, Balog breaks from traditional assumptions of what nature photography should be. Instead, Balog first overturns the boundaries of our expectations with portraits in the studio style usually reserved for humans; he then goes so far as to confront the reality of humans hunting animals, and digs below surface appearances to find meaning in such scenes. In this bold work, he acknowledges animals as they are --- wild, captive, or somewhere along the uneasy boundary between the two---and charts the ever-present tension between the natural and civilized. Amazon.com
Hardcover: 192 pages
Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 1888001801; (September 1, )

The New Complete Guide to Wildlife Photography : How to Get Close and Capture Animals on Film
by Joe McDonald
Paperback - 160 pages (December )
Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 0817450092

The Art of Wildlife Photography
by Fritz Polking
Hardcover - 96 pages 
Fountain Pr Ltd; ISBN: 0863433227

Practical Manual of Captive Animal Photography : The Step-By-Step Guide to Photographing Wildlife in Zoos, Aquaria, and Other Controlled Habitats
by Michael Havelin
(Paperback)
 

The Sierra Club Guide to Close-Up Photography in Nature
by Tim Fitzharris
Paperback - 112 pages 
Sierra Club Books; ISBN: 0871569132
 
Africa
by Art Wolfe (Photographer), et al
(Hardcover)

Wild Orphans
by Gerry Ellis (Photographer)
(Hardcover)
 

Jungles
by Frans Lanting, Christine Eckstrom (Editor)
Jungles are mysterious and even threatening places, among the least explored landscapes on the earth--and just the sort of place, therefore, that you might expect to find the ever-intrepid wildlife photographer Frans Lanting. "The tropical forest may be a naturalist's paradise," he writes, "but for a photographer it can be a nightmare. Once you are inside it is all blood, sweat, and leeches. Whatever you take into the forest becomes part of the food chain, whether it is your equipment or yourself." But difficult conditions come with the work. In this oversized portfolio of 120 full-color images made over two decades on four continents, Lanting chronicles the life of the world's jungles, organizing the work by themes (water and light, color and camouflage, anarchy and order, form and evolution). As befits the jungle's manic pace, few of the images are static, as Lanting captures macaws and butterflies and even frogs in flight, orangutans brachiating their way from vine to vine, turkeys and snakes scrambling and slithering. Some of the images are nothing short of astonishing, among them views of an otherworldly cloudforest lobelia thicket in Hawaii and of treetop expanses that exhibit the phenomenon called "canopy shyness," an arboreal version of animal territoriality. Admirers of Lanting's previous books, such as Okavango and Eye to Eye, will prize his new collection, while rainforest devotees will find much to inspire them in the images he brings before us. --Gregory McNamee Amazon.com
(Hardcover)
 
Horses and Other Animals in Motion
by Eadweard Muybridge
Paperback: 91 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.24 x 11.96 x 9.03
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486249115; (October 1985)

Wild Babies
by Seymour Simon
(Mass Market Paperback)

Mount McKinley : The Conquest of Denali
by Bradford Washburn (Photographer), et al
Listed under Photo Essays - Alaska

Eye to Eye : Intimate Encounters With the Animal World
by Frans Lanting, Christine Eckstrom (Editor)
(Hardcover)

Great Barrier Reef
by David Doubilet
Listed under Underwater Photography

Digital Imaging for the Underwater Photographer : Computer Applications for Photo Enhancement and Presentation
by Jack Drafahl, Sue Drafahl
(Paperback)
 

Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawai'i
by David Liittschwager, et al
(Hardcover)
 
Photographing Butterflies and Other Insects: Photographic Hints and Tips
by Paul Hicks
(Hardcover)

Polar Dance : Born of the North Wind
by Thomas D. Mangelsen (Photographer), et al
(Hardcover)

Journeys with the Ice Bear
by Kennan Ward
(Hardcover)

Zoo
by Britta Jaschinski
(Hardcover)

Wildlife Photography : Getting Started in the Field
by B. Moose Peterson
Paperback - 176 pages (March )
Silver Pixel Press; ISBN: 1883403278
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Maine Moose Watchers Guide
by Bill Silliker, Richard L. Lemke (Editor)
(Mass Market Paperback)
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