- By Author MARIE READ
- 340 PAGES
Discover the artistry and mastery behind bird photography with "Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior" by acclaimed bird photographer and author, Marie Read. Dive into a world of fresh insights and captivating stories that unravel the secrets to creating successful bird photographs, whether you're immersed in the great outdoors or capturing avian wonders in the tranquility of your own backyard.
In this visually stunning book, Marie Read not only shares the technical intricacies of being in the right place at the right time but also imparts the expertise needed to capture razor-sharp portraits. Elevate your skills to new heights as you delve into the nuances of photographing dynamic actions, showcasing birds in their natural habitats, and expressing avian beauty in evocative and artistic ways.
Beginning with fundamental technical aspects like choosing the right camera and lens, along with mastering camera settings, Marie takes you on a journey where fieldcraft, compositional decisions, and an understanding of bird behavior become pivotal contributors to achieving exceptional bird photography. Detailed captions accompany over 400 images in the book, providing insights into the equipment used and specific camera settings. Gain valuable bird behavior insights that transcend skill levels, offering insider information to help your images stand out in the world of bird photography.
Explore a diverse range of topics, including essential discussions on equipment and accessories, mastering focus, exposure, and light, honing your composition and creativity, and adhering to ethical practices in bird photography. Uncover the art of capturing compelling storytelling images, mastering action and in-flight shots, setting up your own backyard photo studio, and understanding the impact of weather, water, and mood on your avian subjects.
As an added bonus, discover the top bird photo sites in North America and gain insights into basic image editing techniques. The book also features a foreword by Tim Gallagher, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Living Bird magazine.