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As digital photography equipment, notably digital SLR cameras and digiscopes, become increasingly affordable, more and more birdwatchers are turning their hands to capturing images of their favorite subject. But having the equipment is only half the battle to achieving stunning bird images. A good knowledge of your equipment, an understanding of both photography and field craft, and a firm basis in post-production techniques are also essential if you want to capture and create high-quality bird photographs. All these topics are covered in this portable guide to bird photography. Although small enough to fit in a jacket pocket or camera bag, the Bird Watcher's Photography Field Guide introduces and instructs on each stage of the digital photography process, describing all the necessary equipment, discussing specialist field-craft techniques, and showing you how to manipulate and enhance your photos.
About the Author
David Tipling is one of the world's top wildlife photographers. He has earned many awards for his distinctive imagery, including International Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2003 and European
Nature Photographer of the Year 2001 for his documentary coverage of Emperor Penguins. Birds
Illustrated magazine has described David as being in the vanguard of wildlife photographers in gaining acceptance of bird images as art.
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What People are Saying About This
"If you're looking to break into the world of bird photography, take a look at The Bird Photography Field Guide. In this book, David Tipling, a professional wildlife photographer, reveals the insider secrets you need to capture some truly memorable shots of birds in their natural environment.. it covers all the essential elements for what you will need to be successful at bird photography, even if you have never attempted it before. It is clear, concise, and like the rest of the Focal Press Field Guides, it fits easily into a coat pocket or camera bag... The Bird Photography Field Guide is an excellent introduction to anyone who is interested in pursuing a love of wildlife photography. Tipling's knowledge of the subject is excellent, and the advice he dispenses is clear and easy to follow. So, if you are looking for a good quick reference book to pack along with you the next time you go birding, this concise field guide would be a great choice."BrightHub.com
"If you're at all interested in wildlife photography, there's a good chance you've seen at least a few of David's images. He's been publishing wildlife images for decades, earning a variety of awards and an impressive stack of bylines. He currently teaches workshops in the UK, but you can also check out his latest book, 'The Bird Photography Field Guide' from Focal Press."PopPhoto.com
"The author did a great job explaining the varied tips for capturing certain types of birds, and included tricks to getting better photos using blinds and how best to approach birds, among other tips. The author's experience photographing birds comes through, as the book is written in an easy to understand manner, ideal for the beginner photographer as well as the more advanced shooter who is looking to specifically learn about photographing birds. And, because the Field Guide series of books are designed to be pocketable, you can easily take them with you into the field."Pixiq.com
"If you want to start taking pictures of birds, or if you want to take better bird pictures, we're happy to recommend David Tipling's compact, informative guide. Tipling, one of the world's best bird photographers, explains how to select cameras, lenses, and other equipment, how to photograph in backyards and the field, how to edit your photos, and how to get published."BirdWatching magazine