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The Handbook of Bird Photography by award-winning wildlife photographers Bence Máté, Jari Peltomäki and Markus Varesvuo is a new title from Rocky Nook.Written in an easy-to-follow style, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories and showcase photographs for which they have received multiple awards in major international wildlife photo competitions. Topics covered include the bird photographer’s equipment, shooting techniques, field knowledge, using light, composition and cropping, the best locations for finding and photographing birds and the most effective ways of promoting and selling your photographs. The 388-page volume is available for $49.95.
The Handbook of Bird Photography
New From Rocky Nook
Santa Barbara, CA—April 16, 2013– The Handbook of Bird Photography distills the knowledge, talent, and experience of three well-known professional wildlife photographers into one beautifully illustrated volume. Written in a manner that is easy to understand, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories and showcase photographs for which they have received awards in major international wildlife photo competitions.
In this book, you’ll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including:
The bird photographer’s equipment
Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc.
Field knowledge: bird behavior, blinds, and how to attract birds
How to use light and compose and crop images
The best sites for finding and photographing birds
You’ll also learn how to show, share, promote, and sell your photographs.
Photographing birds is a wonderful way to spend your free time, and for some it’s a career. This book helps beginners get the hang of things quickly and accurately, and offers field-specific expertise for more experienced photographers.
About the Authors
Markus Varesvuo is one of the leading bird photographers in the world. His images speak of a hunger for perfection and an uncanny knack for capturing action. GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010: Winner in the Birds Category. View his work here.
Jari Peltomäki is an internationally acclaimed bird photographer and tour operator. Thirty years of experience in his chosen field is evident in his books, articles, and talks. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010: Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species. Visit his website here.
Hungarian Bence Máté is a young and exceptionally talented wildlife photographer. His nature photos are technically flawless, artistic, and often spiced with humor. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010: Overall Winner. Visit his website here.