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The Wildlife Photography Workshop is full of beautiful and inspiring photos of all different types of wildlife right from the beginning.
Written in the style of a workshop, the book is easy to follow and provides everything you need to know about wildlife photography. The book begins with a chapter on what equipment will be necessary, talking us through the different types of lenses available and what features they bring to the table. There is also a section on useful accessories for your shoot too, before delving in to wildlife photography itself.
Firstly the book looks at exposure, using pictures to illustrate the effects that changing your exposure will have on the photo. Composition theory is also covered, giving useful tips for positioning the wildlife in shot so as to please the eye.
Also looked at is lighting, and touched on are shooting at dawn and dusk as well as fill lighting, something that is only really necessary in wildlife photography when working with nocturnal animals or close up work.
Close up photography is looked at, focusing mainly on the smaller wildlife like insects, spiders and amphibians. Hints and tips are given on how to find species, and at what times of the year it is best to photograph them.
Also looked at in detail are bird and mammal photography. Covered is how to attract birds to a location where they can easily be photographed, and tricks of the trade when approaching mammals so as not to scare them or make them aware of your presence.
As well as animals, the book also includes a section on flower and fungi photography, covering the full circle of what can be classed as wildlife. At the end is a chapter on post processing your work, too, should you need to.
This book is a great choice for those wanting to learn more about wildlife photography as it includes assignments at the end to enable you to try out different skills and techniques discussed in the book.
This book will be a great investment for any photographer looking to get into, or improve their existing wildlife photography skills.