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BOOKS TO TAKE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY FURTHER…
There are plenty of great photography books to help you improve your skills. Here are ve to get you started…
The New Art of Photographing Nature
By Art Wolfe, Martha Hill, Tim Grey Amphoto, £22
Originally published in 2013, this updated edition is packed with 250 stunning photographs and valuable insights on how to compose breathtaking images from master photographer
Art Wolfe. A different perspective on how to take ordinary compositions and make them extraordinary is provided by Audubon photo editor Martha Hill, while additional tips are provided by digital imaging expert Tim Grey.
Wildlife Photography Fieldcra
By Susan Young Pelagic Publishing, £24.99
ThThe biggest challenge for nature photographers eveverywhere is finding grgreat examples of wildlife to take pictures of. In thithis book, Susan Young hehelps you understand the subtleties of various hahabitats to improve your chchances of finding the birds,birds mammals, insects and reptiles ththat live there. There’s also useful advice on equipment and a guide to building a hide.
Wildlife Photography at Home
By Richard Peters Ilex Press, £16.99
DiDiscover the techniques and technology Richard PePeters used to win the preprestigious European WiWildlife Photographer of the Year award in 2017 – wwith a photograph he totook in his back garden. AiAimed at beginners takingta their first steps into the world of nanature photography, this book covers all the essential basics – from setting up your shot to overcoming the weather.
Digital Macro and Close-Up Photography
By Ross Hoddinott Ammonite Press, £16.99
GeGet a new perspective on the insects and flowers thathat fill the world around us with award-winning phphotographer Ross HoHoddinott. Ross explains hohow you can make everydayev flora and fauna appear othotherworldly and alien bby zoomingi in on these familiar subjects and examining life at their scale. This comprehensive introduction to macro photography contains everything you need to know about choosing lenses, composing an image and balancing the relevant camera settings.
By Richard Bernabe Ilex Press, £25
RicRichard Bernabe refreflects on the practice, papatience, dedication anand equipment required to capture images of ththe calibre that have cecemented his reputation as one of the world’s most influential wiwildlife photographers.
As well as offering a plethora of essential tips and advice, the book also features page after page of world-class images, along with the behind-the-scenes stories of what it took to get them.