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How and Where to Photograph Birds in Southern Africa

Handbook / ManualWildlife Guide

Series: Insider's Guides (Jacana)

By: Isak Pretorius(Author), Shem Compion(Foreword By)

370 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

Jacana Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2014 | #214839 | ISBN-13: 9781431409303
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About this book

Whether you are new to bird photography or already a passionate hobbyist, How and Where to Photograph Birds in Southern Africa will teach you all the tools, techniques and creative ideas required to take your bird photography to the next level. It covers everything you need to know to make your images look spectacular, including how to choose the right equipment, where to look for birds and how to predict their movements, how to get close enough to your subject and how to produce sharp images, to the digital darkroom. This is the most comprehensive guide on bird photography available – and the only guide you'll ever need.


Acknowledgements   vii
Foreword by Shem Compion   viii
Preface   x

1 Choosing the right equipment   1
2 Different modes for different appHcations   51
3 Making good exposures   93
4 How light affects photography   119
5 How to make sharp images   155
6 Designing your images   177
7 Getting up close to your subject   227
8 Capturing bird behaviour   255
9 Bird photography hotspots   301
10 Different settings for different shots   353

Glossary   362
About the author   370

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Isak Pretorius is a specialist wildlife photographic guide from South Africa. His discovery of nature's special moments at a young age shaped his aspirations of today: to showcase the beauty of his continent's natural wonders in a creative way. His bird and wildlife images have won multiple awards. His preferred genre of fine art bird photography is easily recognisable by his authentic style, simplistic design and technical skill.

Isak's passion for nature is fuelled by the reminiscence of a classic Africa and his aim is to create conservation awareness for his continent's natural wonders. He is not only focusing his attention on photographic assignments throughout the African continent, but also on offering private photographic safaris with avid amateur and professional photographers. He has taken a keen interest in educating photographers about their surroundings as well as teaching them the art of photography.

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