Wildlife is one of the most challenging and popular subjects for photographers. With strong emphasis on the ethics and legalities of animal welfare, the protection of the environment and the responsibilities of the photographer, Richard Garvey-Williams's concise, comprehensive yet accessible text covers the practical techniques of wildlife photography. He explains how they relate to capturing stunning images of quarry that is invariably erratic, often endangered, and typically shy and elusive. Stressing the need for meticulous preparation and research in planning a field trip, he covers scouting locations, timing of trips relative to the seasons and assembling a kit of equipment and transporting it overseas. There's in-depth insight into field craft, including the use of hides, feeding, baiting and stalking while remaining vigilant to danger. The book also covers lighting, composition, the emotive response to the subject, and how best to photograph groups of animals or birds, plus techniques for capturing action, close-ups and studies of botanicals.
176 pages. Written by Richard Garvey-Williams.