52 Assignments: Nature Photography is a mission brief, a portfolio of photographic workshops, a personalised journal and an inspirational guide to putting the creativity back into your craft. Small enough to fit into your rucksack, it is filled with a year's worth of weekly commissions and concepts for composing and creating eye-catching nature photography in all its forms. Whether it's building a blind, setting up a feeding station, shooting macro masterpieces, creating beautiful animal silhouettes, capturing birds in flight or focusing on natural textures, all the assignments in this book have been written to inspire you to be more creative, explore the natural world around you, push your photography to its limits and discover your wild side.
Ben Hall's spectacular images have earned him numerous international awards including more than 20 prizes in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (including a double category win in 2009), Geographical Photographer of the Year, and a category win in Bird Photographer of the Year. Ben is a regular photographic and editorial contributor to photography and wildlife magazines around the world, and has appeared on TV and radio programs including BBC's Walk on the Wild Side, The One Show, and Countryfile. Ben also runs regular wildlife photography workshops.
Ross Hoddinott is an award-winning wildlife and landscape photographer, the author of several photography books, and a regular contributor to the photo press. Based in North Cornwall, England, Ross is best known for his beautiful macro and close-up images, and for evocative landscape photographs. He co-runs the photography workshop company Dawn2Dusk Photography and also provides bespoke 1-2-1 tuition. As well as judging major nature photography competitions, Ross has been a brand ambassador for leading photography equipment brands including Nikon UK, Manfrotto, and F-stop Gear.