Photographing Wildlife

Patricia Caulfield, Author
Patricia Caulfield, Author Amphoto Books $18.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-8174-5443-2
Reviewed on: 06/03/1988
Release date: 06/01/1988
This is an excellent companion volume to Caulfield's Capturing the Landscape with Your Camera . It contains exquisite color photographs of various wildlife (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects) in diverse settings (parks, zoos, backyards), with advice on how to achieve similar results (equipment, film, exposure, lighting, design). Every picture is captioned with the exposure time, aperture setting and film brand and speed. Special lighting conditions, such as fog, smog, sunrise and sunset, in relation to the desired tone (warmth, etc.) are discussed. Different types of ``blinds,'' defined as ``any lightly built structure that hides a photographer,'' as well as lures and decoys, nests and bird feeders are presented. A lengthy appendix covers closeups, remote-control photography called ``camera traps,'' night work and assembling and showing one's portfolio. This is a very readable book for amateur and experienced photographer alike. (July)
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