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Photography: Birds Field Techniques and the Art of the Image

Handbook / Manual
By: Gerrit Vyn(Author)
256 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Photography: Birds
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  • Photography: Birds ISBN: 9781680510997 Paperback Apr 2020 In stock
Price: £24.99
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Photography: Birds explains how to photograph birds – whether in your backyard or at a birding destination – detailing unique issues that confront photographers of all levels and providing the best guidance for capturing the beauty and splendour of our feathered friends.

Gerrit Vyn, an award-winning bird photographer, videographer, and sound recorder, has become renowned for his ability to capture birds, especially for the prestigious Cornell Lab of Ornithology. In this new guide, he reveals his methods and shares how to photograph birds based on location, behavior, identification, and storytelling. Vyn details the range of technical considerations, giving clear instruction and advice, as well as the creative decisions a photographer must make on lighting, framing, timing, and motion. He also discusses situations unique to bird photographers: dealing with habituated or tame birds, approaching feeders, utilizing blinds, and more. Once captured, digital images can be digitally refined, so Vyn delves into the procedures that elevate an image from mundane to striking, using Adobe Lightroom. Throughout, Vyn emphasizes an ethical approach to observing and interacting with the birds around us.

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Gerrit Vyn is wildlife photographer and cinematographer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a Senior Fellow at the International League of Conservation Photographers and has been photographing birds and wildlife professionally for the last 25 years. His most recent book, The Living Bird, was a New York Times Bestseller and National Outdoor Book Award winner. Gerrit's work is published regularly in magazines, including National Geographic, BBC Wildlife and Audubon, and has been featured in media outlets including NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Morning Edition, and The Seattle Times.

Handbook / Manual
By: Gerrit Vyn(Author)
256 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
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