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April 17 , 2008

Bird Photography

A Guide to the Equipment, Techniques, and Locations for Capturing Beautiful Images


(Please note that this material was also published as Bird Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Peachpit Press [978-0-13-308592-1].) In Bird Photography, author and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell teaches you key techniques for capturing images of birds, whether you spot them in your own backyard or in a faraway, exotic location. Laurie starts by discussing various camera setups and basic settings and why she uses them, as well as the fundamentals of exposure and how it relates to real-world bird photography. She then covers practicing at home and at nearby parks and lakes, selecting the best locations and times to shoot, and planning for a more extensive trip. Finally, she explains how to interpret behavior to determine how to approach your subject and maximize your time on your next photography adventure. Now available as a full-color PDF and filled with dozens of stunning images, this ebook shows you how to get the bird photo you want every time you pick up your camera.

Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Laurie Excell, and you will:

  • Learn what equipment you need and the camera settings to use to gain full control over the look and feel of your images
  • Master the basics of composition, focus, and depth of field, whether you’re in your own backyard, in a local park, or at a distant bird-friendly locale
  • Get tips on the best seasons and locations for photographing all sorts of birds
  • Develop an understanding of bird behavior so you can get closer to your subjects, anticipate next steps, and be ready for action
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