Outdoor Flash Photography

Trust me, though, it has a good place in extra sophisticated hummingbird photography. I use the first four flashes to illuminate the hummingbird, but not arranged exactly as above. Here is the setup: Flashes #1 and #2 are placed as high ...

Author: John Gerlach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317516559

Category: Photography

Page: 190

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Maximizing the power of your camera’s flash is difficult enough in a studio set-up, but outdoors literally presents a whole new world of challenges. John Gerlach and Barbara Eddy have taken the most asked about subject from their renowned photography workshops and turned it into this guidebook that is sure to inspire your next outdoor shoot, while also saving you time and frustration. Outdoor Flash Photography covers a range of practices from portrait to landscape, including unique strategies that the authors have pioneered through 40 years in the field. Mastering the use of multiple flashes to freeze action is shown through one of most challenging subjects in nature, hummingbirds in flight. This book will benefit photographers of all experience levels who are eager to evolve their outdoor photography and get the most out of their equipment.

Backyard Bird Photography

I normally do my hummingbird photography in the main portion of the garden, and I am used to the resident male being the lord of his manor in this part of the yard. But that doesn't mean he will visit the hummingbird feeder whenever I ...


Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1629141011

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 806

Fans of bird watching will rejoice with Backyard Bird Photography, a guide for learning how to set up your backyard in order to take the best photographs of your local birds. In addition to guiding you through the first steps of setting up your plantings and bird feeders, this book describes the types of photographic equipment you will need to get just the right image; how to maneuver yourself into just the right position to create a quality bird photograph; how to compose your shots for the greatest visual effect; and how to use more advanced techniques such as macro lenses and external flash techniques. Author and bird photographer Mathew Tekulsky breaks down the challenges of photographing these beautiful creatures and explains how utilizing your own natural surroundings can create stunning shots that rival those shot in the wild. Tekulsky explains that when your garden is set up as a tiny oasis for these feathered friends—with the right foliage, water sources, and feeders—then your backyard will be frequented by a variety of species on any given day. With tips for gaining the bird’s trust and composition, every photograph will come out a stunner.

Hummingbirds of North America

Before Bill's findings were published , identifying adult female and male and female juvenile hummingbirds of some species was a formidable job . I am fortunate to have met Bill at the beginning of my hummingbird photography .

Author: Dan True

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826315724

Category: Nature

Page: 221

View: 226

Provides detailed information on each of the sixteen species, includes maps showing where the species can be spotted, and discusses how to photograph hummingbirds in flight


After my first trip to Costa Rica I knew that to capture Another part of multiflash hummingbird photography good-quality images of hummingbirds in flight would that tends not to get the attention it deserves is that of require the use ...

Author: Glenn Bartley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691182124

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 917

A stunningly illustrated guide to the wonderful world of hummingbirds With their glorious colors, glittering iridescence, astonishing powers of flight, and many characteristics unique in the world of birds, hummingbirds are extraordinary—true jewels of nature. This beautiful book is a celebration of all aspects of hummingbirds and their world. It features hundreds of the most spectacular photographs of hummingbirds ever taken, exquisite illustrations, and a lively, readable text that presents the latest scientific information and includes up-to-date details about every species. A familiar sight across much of the Americas, hummingbirds have long captured the imagination and played an important part in myths, legends, and other aspects of human culture. Today, hummingbirds are among the most popular of all birds, sought after by serious and casual birders alike. They inspire questions in anyone lucky enough to see them. How can they fly like that? Why are they so colorful? How many are there? Where and how do they live? How do they survive? This book answers these and many other questions, providing an enlightening and enjoyable guide to hummingbirds that can only deepen their wonder. A definitive yet accessible account of all aspects of hummingbird life More than 540 spectacular color photographs, illustrating all 101 hummingbird genera and over two-thirds of the world’s 369 species Specially commissioned illustrations revealing details of anatomy and behavior Meticulously researched facts and figures on status, population, distribution, and conservation designations of all the world’s hummingbirds

Digital Wildlife Photography

A conifer twig placed five inches in front of a single port hummingbird feeder enticed this male rufous hummingbird to perch on it. EOS 5D Mark II, ... Rufous hummingbirds are easy to photograph in flight with natural light.

Author: John and Barbara Gerlach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136086544

Category: Photography

Page: 216

View: 820

Using a combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique, professional photographers John and Barbara Gerlach will guide you through the field as you photograph the most intriguing and captivating subjects out in the wild. A sampling of what you'll learn: How to integrate equipment with technique to capture superb wildlife images of birds, mammals, amphibians, and more with an emphasis on precision and speed Where and how animals can be approached closely enough to photograph well How not to disturb the critters around you, depending on environment (den vs. tree and everything in-between) When (and when-not) to feed the animals Technical info like cropping, frames per second for capture, pixels/enlarging, and even HDR Where to focus on various types of wildlife Lighting depending on which animals have high contrast Ethics Traveling with your gear The "top 10" places in the world to shoot and how to find the best location for your interests

Digital Nature Photography

They travel the globe leading photographic safaris to terrific wildlife destinations and teach field workshops on landscape, close-up, and hummingbird photography. More than 50,000 people have attended their intensive 1-day nature ...

Author: John and Barbara Gerlach

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136104461

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 110

Over 50,000 photographers can't be wrong! John and Barbara Gerlach finally write the book their workshop attendees have been asking for! Digital Nature Photography is a how-to guide for photographers who want to take their work to the next level. Written by professionals with over 20 years experience, the Gerlachs reveal enlightening techniques for shooting nature images in the field. The combination of artistic approach and impeccable technique will help you capture your next great image.

Moose Peterson s Guide to Wildlife Photography

Remember that no photograph is experiment with new photographic techworth the welfare of any wildlife . Know niques . Placing the hummingbird feeder and use basic biology . I believe no great in the right place for photography is not ...

Author: Bruce Peterson

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579904821

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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With more than 20 years' experience in wildlife photography, Moose Peterson is America's most accomplished documenter of endangered species. He reveals his professional secrets and techniques in his most comprehensive and spectacularly photographed guide to date. Peterson explains exactly how to make the most of your equipment and how to use animals' habits to optimize your results. Find the right tools for the job, including every type of lens; learn techniques such as panning, shooting from blinds, and remote triggering of the flash; and take expert advice on how to make the subject really come to life in your images. Understand how to use animals' habits to optimize your results, see how to frame the animal within a background for that perfect shot, and explore techniques for modifying the natural light to really highlight your subject. Of course, Peterson has fascinating stories to tell about his own experiences, and his fabulous photos provide real enjoyment even as they teach valuable lessons.

World of Hummingbirds

Some photographers find that using high-speed sync with a fast shutter speed, between 1⁄1,000 and 1⁄1,600 of a second, is useful for photographing hummingbirds. Ideally, however, photographers generally recommend getting a digital ...

Author: Erik Hanson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081174180X

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 244

Engaging natural history information for a general audience on one of the most beloved groups of birds, including tips on attracting and watching hummingbirds. Stunning photographs of common North American and exotic world species. Explains the details of the tiny hummingbird's amazing twice-yearly migration.

Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography

Abasic flash setupforphotographing hummingbirds consists offour flashes. ... The best flashes for hummingbird photography arehot shoe flashes that have a manual setting for power reduction (1/16 power or lessis ideal).

Author: J. Chris Hansen

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1492014788

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 803

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. This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography, including the best camera equipment to use and the basics of attracting birds using bird feeders, perches, backgrounds, and photo blinds. You'll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images. This book also offers ideas and examples of ways to exhibit your photography, including step-by-step instructions for a variety of fun, easy projects for the do-it-yourselfer. Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography contains a collection of beautiful, detailed images that illustrate the important aspects of creating stunning photographs of the birds right in your backyard.

He Saw a Hummingbird

It's also where most hummingbird photography is done. However, we consider ourselves lucky that Russell is able to negotiate around our little Palm Springs pad and that so many hummingbirds—dozens at a time --are willing to land here ...

Author: Norma Lee Browning

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595129749

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 492

Despite severe diabetes, Russell Ogg was a successful photographer who traveled worldwide with his wife, journalist Norma Lee Browning. He's always been able to cope with anything, but when diabetes began to rob him of his sight, "it was like a violinist losing his fingers." When Norma Lee saw him sitting day after day on the patio of their home in Palm Springs, slumped in despair, his sightless eyes fixed on nothing, she too became depressed. But a miracle was about to happen. Then suddenly a red hummingbird appeared that changed their lives. Norma Lee frankly describes her doubts and the errors she made in identifying the birds her husband tried to photograph. She also concludes, from her close observation of the hummers, that "the experts" are wrong on many counts. But the miracle that provides the heart-warming conclusion to this unusual story involves Russell Ogg's eyesight. His sight improved. His eye doctor said he saw better than it was possible for him to see. "There is no way to explain medically how he does it ... his photographs tell us something about the magnificence of man." His inspiring story is a testament to human courage and hope.