The Art of Bird Photography

The Art of Bird Photography

The Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques

Paperback - 2003
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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, The Art of Bird Photography is the perfect hands-on guide to capturing gorgeous images of avian subjects. Written by celebrated nature photographer Arthur Morris, this guide 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 behavior 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 valuable sourcebook is filled with more than 200 incredible color images of egrets, herons, pelicans, ducks, gulls, terns, hawks, falcons, and dozens of other remarkable birds in action. Perfect for all levels of photographer Focuses not only on photographic techniques but bird behavior and habitats 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.
Publisher: New York : Amphoto Books, c2003.
Edition: First Pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780817435424
Characteristics: 160 pages :,color illustrations ;,28 cm.
Alternative Title: Bird photography


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