Books About Photographing Birds

Whether you’re just starting out photographing birds or wanting to refine and improve your technique, these guides to photographing birds will be able to help you. Find practical tips on understanding your subject as well as information on the features of modern cameras that will assist you in capturing beautiful images.

If you’re in need of some inspiration take a look at our range of gorgeous bird photography books.

Photographing Birds: Art And Techniques

Bird photography is one of the most challenging genres of photography, and can test even modern high-specification cameras to their limits. This practical book guides you through both how to understand your camera and how to develop your own style and approach. With technical, practical and creative insights throughout, it also emphasizes the importance of fieldcraft and understanding your subject.

Bird Photography: A Beginner’s Guide To Mastering The Art Of Capturing Stunning Images Of Birds

Bird photography is a fun, exciting and highly addictive hobby overflowing with magical opportunities just waiting to be captured by anyone holding a camera! It doesn’t matter if that camera is an entry level point and shoot, a cell phone or an advanced high megapixel DSLR with a monster zoom lens. With camera in hand, you now have the ability to pause time, take a step back and really see what our incredible world has to offer.

Secrets Of Backyard Bird Photography

Photographing birds in your backyard is a convenient, rewarding, and addictive adventure. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography is a guide to that pursuit. In this book, author and wildlife photographer J. Chris Hansen teaches techniques for creating professional-quality images of the subjects right in your yard.

Learn The Art Of Bird Photography: The Complete Field Guide For Beginning And Intermediate Photographers And Birders

Learn the Art of Bird Photography is a comprehensive field guide to bird photography – so you can create beautiful bird images. Bird photography can be difficult, but with this book, you will learn how to make it easier, and you’ll learn how to be more successful and create beautiful images. This book contains more information about bird photography techniques than any other book on the market today.

The Handbook Of Bird Photography

The Handbook of Bird Photography distills the knowledge, talent, and experience of three well-known professional wildlife photographers into one beautifully illustrated volume. Written in a manner that is easy to understand, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories showcasing photographs for which they have received awards in major international wildlife photo competitions.

Guide To Photographing Birds

A systematic guide for beginner and intermediate bird photographers. Equipment section with information on DSLR cameras and accessories, digiscoping and remote photography. The settings section covers camera settings and long lens technique. Fieldcraft looks at finding and approaching birds, recordings, blinds, baiting, weather and flight shots. Plus guides on where to find birds and composition and image editing.

Photographing Wild Birds

The practicalities of working in the field are the fundamental skills for any bird photographer. Here the author’s many years of professional experience allow him to explain clearly his methods for stalking, using hides, and photographing rare birds, even in tough conditions, as well as advanced techniques such as using decoys or tapes. Each section contains a feature interview with leading international bird photographers showcasing their work and the techniques or subjects with which they are associated.

Photographing Birds In The Wild

Whether readers are knowledgeable birders who wish to find out more about photography, or whether they have a photographic background but need to know more about fieldcraft and specialist photography techniques, this book clearly explains how to get fine results using basic 35mm cameras and equipment. Above all, it will increase readers’ enjoyment of a uniquely rewarding pastime.

Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, And Technique Of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior

In Mastering Bird Photography: The Art, Craft, and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior, acclaimed bird photographer and author Marie Read shares techniques and stories behind her compelling images, offering fresh insights into making successful bird photographs, whether you’re out in the field or in the comfort of your own backyard.

National Geographic Photographing Birds

There are an estimated 85 million American birders, and just about every one carries a camera. But there’s an art to capturing birds on film—and who better to reveal the tricks of the trade than two of National Geographic’s foremost birders/photographers?

Creative Bird Photography

This beautifully illustrated, inspirational guide to bird photography is packed with practical advice presented in author Bill Coster’s informative but accessible writing style. It takes a fresh approach to the subject, breaking it up into specific aspects of birds’ lives such as eating and drinking, courtship, flight and carrying out other day-to-day activities, with examples demonstrating particular points and approaches. Fascinating anecdotes about Bill’s encounters with the birds featured bring his experiences to life.

The Bird Photography Field Guide: The Essential Handbook For Capturing Birds With Your Digital SLR

A specialist title aimed at bird watchers, this handy book contains all the expertise you need to make your bird-watching trip into a rewarding photo session: there is copious advice on equipment, technique and field craft, and a wealth of wonderful photos to inspire you. Finally, a section on the digital darkroom will help you turn your shots into perfect prints.

An Essential Guide to Bird Photography

Capture the beauty of birds on film–whether they’re in flight, feeding, bathing, or even mating. One of the world’s top bird photographers, whose work has appeared in Birdwatch and Outdoor Photography, offers enthusiasts a comprehensive introduction to this exacting but satisfying art. He covers all aspects of shooting, from setting up a hide in your garden to finding rarities.

The Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds Guide to Bird and Nature Photography

Examining the range of cameras available, this book advises on the features and accessories which are most useful to both the snap-happy nature rambler or dedicated wildlife photographer. It explains the basics of using the equipment, more advanced and creative photographic techniques, and the field skills which are essential to putting all this knowledge effectively into practice. This includes knowing how to cope with adverse weather conditions, stalking or baiting your subject, remote control photography, and working from a vehicle.

The Complete Guide To Bird Photography: Field Techniques For Birders and Nature Photographers

Birding is a popular pastime, and more enthusiasts than ever are taking up the task of photographing the winged wonders they encounter in the field. In this book, author Jeffrey Rich discusses the tools you will need to increase the odds that you’ll be prepared to capture technically correct, sharply focused, artful, evocative images. He also shares tips for reading bird behavior, attracting birds, and using hides to improve the odds of capturing sought-after images of even the most elusive subjects.

RSPB Guide To Digital Wildlife Photography

This helpful and practical RSPB guide to all aspects of digital wildlife photography is an updated version of our first edition. It is accessibly written by and beautifully illustrated with the work of one of Britain’s best known wildlife photographers. The book’s elegant design makes the most of the author’s incredible photos and informative text. The book discusses all aspects of digital wildlife photography, from equipment, fieldcraft, locations and composition, post-processing and computer manipulation of images, through to getting your photos published.

Bird Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

In Bird Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and wildlife photographer Laurie Excell teaches you key techniques for capturing images of birds–whether you spot them in your own backyard or in a faraway, exotic location. Laurie starts by discussing various camera setups and basic settings and why she uses them, as well as the fundamentals of exposure and how it relates to real-world bird photography.

Bird Photography Essentials

Bird Photography Essentials features 165 color photos and a discussion of proper birding gear and field techniques. Especially helpful is a long section of 72 Photo Study examples analyzing particular photographs; also, a Gallery of 54 photos and sections on Birding Hotspots and helpful internet sites.

A Field Guide To Bird Photography

Written by a top bird photographer, this must-have field guide is illustrated by the author’s spectacular work and features everything you need to know to photograph birds successfully and artistically. Begin with a look at the best cameras, lenses, accessories, and film for trouble-free picture taking in the field. Next, find out how to select the correct exposure and meter for a variety of weather and lighting conditions; there’s plenty of technical advice on shutter speeds, depth of field, and when to use manual or autofocus.

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