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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | The at of Bird Photography: The Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques (Practical Photography Books).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Arthur Morris(Author)

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From the art of the ancient Egyptians to modern-day currency, birds have long captivated the interest of people with their unmatched beauty and grace, their song and their ability to fly. They inspired Leonardo da Vinci to create designs for a flying machine. And birds continue to be used as symbols, images and metaphors in both literature and poetry. Whether one photographs songbirds in the backyard, or travels to wildlife refuges to observe them in their natural habitat, this hands-on guide to capturing gorgeous images of avian subjects covers all the bases, from buying the right camera equipment to composing the perfect picture. Readers will discover practical guidance and professional advice on such topics as making correct exposures, capturing bird behaviour and action and evaluating and selling work. They'll learn some of the ethical issues related to bird photography, including guidelines on the proper conduct for working in the field and tips for approaching wild birds without causing them undue stress. They'll also find complete information on the best bird-watching spots throughout North America, with advice on the best times to visit and the types of birds that flock to each location. Finally, this source book is filled with more than 200 colour images of egrets, herons, pelicans, ducks, gulls, terns, hawks, falcons and dozens of other remarkable birds in action.

Arthur Morris is an acclaimed freelance nature photographer and writer specializing in avian subjects. Over 6,000 of his images, along with numerous photo-illustrated articles, have been published in such magazines as National Geographic, Natural History Birder's World, and Ranger Rick. He lives in Florida. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 160 pages
  • Arthur Morris(Author)
  • Amphoto Books; First Edition edition (April 1998)
  • English
  • 2
  • Science & Nature

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  • By John_N on 13 June 2017


  • By Carl-Gunnar Gustavsson on 4 October 2005

    This is clearly the best out of the more than 20 books I have read on this subject. As stated in the title it deals with professional techniques but also the beginner should have much to learn from this book. What I today (2005) miss is a large chapter on digital cameras and digital technique which I know the author also masters. I would thus like to see a revised and at least in the aspect of digital technique expanded edition of this book.

  • By Martin Strandbygaard on 7 January 2007

    This book is definitely one of my favorites on the subject of bird photography, and if I'd read it a couple of years ago, I would probably have given it 5 stars, but the "equipment side" of this book is solely about analog/film photography, which I don't think can earn 5 stars in 2007.However, realize that this book is not about photo equipment - one of things that makes it a classic - rather it is about capturing images, and that hasn't changed with digital equipment.Likewise, the book doesn't spend countless pages explaining the very basics of photography, which becomes very boring once you've read it numerous times (a quick intro to f-stops etc. is given, but it is very brief compared to other "advanced" books on photography).The book focuses on all essential aspects of creating bird photographs, such as exposure, composition, etc., and is very well illustrated with real images, and real explanations of how they were created - a major benefit.I highly recommend this book even though it is not "digital". Also check out the website by the same author, which offers a wealth of complementary information in the form of the authors frequent news letters about bird photography.And finally, there's a 900+ page sequel to this book, which is all about digital bird photography. The book is only available as an e-book sold from the authors website.

  • By Mark Warrillow-Thomson on 6 March 2003

    In my opinion this is one of the best books that any aspiring photographer can buy. It is designed for people who take their photography seriously and not for people who just want to know how to find the sutter release button (like one of the other reviewers I've just seen).If you are just starting out this will explain all the principals of photography in the most simply way possible, dealing with issues such as what equipment to buy (cameras, lenses, tripods, film etc), field techniques to get better shots, image composition, and the principals of exposure etc.He always trys to present everything in a very simply way (so we can all understand what he's talking about), and never talks down to you or trys to impress.The guy is a world famous bird photographer and the images which he has in the book are superb.The only thing I would say is that he primarily focuses on the Canon system, which fortunately was fine for me.If you are an aspiring photograper who wants to improve his/her technical knowledge, field techniques, and at the end of the days take better wildlife photographs - do not hesitate to buy this.

  • By Guest on 30 August 2005

    As a novice in this field, I've found this book tremendously useful. It's a very practical source of advice and guidance. There are inspiring images and and and insights into how they were achieved. It's true that some of it's discussion relates to professional equipment beyond the reach of most amateurs, but this is balanced by sections on composition and fieldcraft which are relevant to anyone who has a camera. Published in 2003, it doesn't include any reference to the developing field of digital photography but overall, an excellent reference

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