In this beautifully illustrated book, author Jeffrey Rich provides indispensable tips for taking polished, professional-quality photographs of birds. Catering to a wide audience, from beginners to professional photographers who are new to bird photography, he covers equipment selection and camera settings to maximize your in-camera captures and provides ideas for finessing the images in postproduction and getting the images seen. Readers will also learn when and where to find subjects that are flying, perching, nesting, eating, and mating – as well as how to attract them. Birding enthusiasts will enjoy informative text about a wide variety of birds, from swallows, to hummingbirds, to cranes, flamingos, owls, and more, and will also learn how to be a better steward of nature by behaving ethically while capturing heart-fluttering images. Illustrated with over 180 full-colour images, The Complete Guide to Bird Photography is both a bonafide educational tool and a feast for the eyes.
Jeffrey Rich is a wildlife and bird photography specialist with photos published in National Geographic publications, National Wildlife, Audubon, and many other publications. He has also written numerous articles about wildlife and birds. His first book, Baby Birds, was published by Rio Nuevo. His book Bald Eagles in the Wild was published by Amherst Media in 2018.
Jeff’s love of the outdoors stems from his northern California upbringing. His enjoyment of nature and his and educational background have been perfect complements to his creation of nature photographs. A self-taught nature photographer, Jeff considers himself a photonaturalist; he loves to create artful images of Mother Nature. Jeff has been teaching nature photo workshops and leading photo tours since 1991, and these are always great adventures with wonderful photo opportunities. He is the perfect nature photography instructor, with his extensive background as a naturalist, teacher, and professional photographer.