Have you ever wondered what it is that professional photographers do day in and day out that enables them to take consistently compelling images? Or thought that unravelling the insider secrets of the professionals could inspire you? This book takes a contemporary and innovative approach to revealing the day-to-day habits of the world's most successful wildlife, landscape and macro photographers, divulging the core skills and techniques through which they excel.
This book is crammed full with expert advice taken from the world's leading pros directly from the field. It will empower the development of your skills to a professional level and fire your imagination. Starting with the basics of how to plan a rewarding field trip (whether locally or afar) for one day or a month, and covering all aspects of camera handling and photographic technique including: how to make perfect exposures every time, ensure pin-sharp images of moving subjects, decipher the complexities of camera menus and controls, and break through the mysteries of composition.
And, having learned the secrets to success, the book maps out some simple yet powerful photo exercises and self-assignments to encourage you to explore all facets of digital photography and put into practice the essential skills that will make you, too, a highly successful photographer.
Table of Contents
Plan for the Perfect Picture; Know Your Camera; See What Your Camera Sees; Take Control of Your Camera; Learn the Rules (and When NOT to Apply Them); Capture the Moment (Putting Everything into Practice); Practice (Makes Perfect)
Chris Weston is a professional nature photographer and writer. He has written 17 books on photography and his specialist subject, wildlife. In addition to writing books and articles for international magazines and newspapers, Chris is an experienced photography teacher and lecturer, running photography seminars, short courses and overseas workshops.