You are going on the trip of a lifetime and hope to photograph some of the world's most iconic animals. Richard Barrett, one of Britain's top wildlife photographers, shows you how to achieve this.
He tells you about the type of camera that will be best suited to particular work, the issues of exposure and of depth of field. How to get close to your subjects safely, steadily and always without disturbing them.
Richard Barrett's extraordinary journeys in search of tigers, jaguars, polar bears, grizzlies, orcas and many other rare apex predators have taken him to all corners of the globe. They are recorded in this collection of his stunning photos – each one telling the story of how it was taken, the circumstances, the weather, the discomfort, the patience and ultimately the reward of an extraordinary image.
Richard Barrett has been a structural engineer working in the steel industry. He has always been a keen photographer but on early retirement, he had time to devote himself fully to his passion for wildlife photography. Many of his travels in search of exotic mammals have been in the company of the world’s foremost wildlife photographers – talents such as Mark Carwardine, Danny Green and Marsel van Oosten – and from them, he has learnt many of the skills of the field which he passes on in this book.