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Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Handbook / Manual

By: Laurie Excell (Author)

229 pages, colour photos

Peachpit Press

Paperback | Nov 2011 | #200233 | ISBN-13: 9780321794505
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $21/€19 approx

About this book

In Wildlife Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell shows you how to get the best shots of birds, bears, and bugs – whether you're on safari, on vacation, or on a nature walk around your own backyard. Starting with the basics of equipment, camera settings, and exposure, Laurie covers the fundamentals of lighting and composition in capturing (in-camera!) a menagerie's worth of animals, with a particular focus on mammals and birds. The book is packed with details on what seasons are best for photographing different animals, tips on the best locations to photograph them, and techniques for how to approach even the wiliest subjects. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the wildlife photo you want every time you pick up the camera.


CH 1: Equipment
CH 2: Basic Camera Settings and Techniques
CH 3: Exposure
CH 4: Know Your Subject
CH 5: Where to Shoot and When
CH 6: Best Seasons for Photographing Wildlife
CH 7: Getting Close Enough
CH 8: Creative Compositions
CH 9: Advanced Techniques
CH 10: Photographing Mammals
CH 11: Photographing Birds

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Laurie Excell is a professional wildlife and nature photographer, and her images have appeared in Outdoor Photographer, Photoshop User, Elements Techniques, and Layers magazines. Her work also appears regularly on Audubon calendars and National Park Service postcards, calendars, and posters. She leads popular wildlife photography adventures in North America and is an instructor at Photoshop World. She is also the gear desk guru for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), and she is a moderator for the Nikon Digital Learning Center on Flickr. Check out her work at

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