Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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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. ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321794505
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 11/11/2011
  • Series: From Snapshots to Great Shots Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 229
  • Sales rank: 471,894
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet 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 laurieexcell.com.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Very highly recommended

    Anyone who has been captured by Laurie Excell’s wildlife photography, see her website, will understand why I give the book such high marks. Her wildlife photos show that she clearly knows her stuff and reading the book – plus following the recommendations - is like having Laurie sit down with me and show me how she does it, step-by-step. Add in the outstanding pictures with the important camera settings and the instructions come even more alive. And, beyond the camera and related equipment, technique, and composition, Laurie also provides useful information and recommendations about what, where, and the how of wildlife photography. The book is a wildlife photographer’s gold mine. Five Stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Informative, must check it out!

    Lots of good information, beautiful images! Very enjoyable book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Warriors den

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