Wildlife Photography: Advanced Field Techniques for Tracking Elusive Animals and Capturing Magical Moments

Wildlife Photography Advanced Field Techniques for Tracking Elusive Animals and Capturing Magical Moments Wildlife photography is an adventure and as any great adventure story unfolds odds are there are bound to be some great risks involved Whether it s the risk or the reward or both that motivates wild

  • Title: Wildlife Photography: Advanced Field Techniques for Tracking Elusive Animals and Capturing Magical Moments
  • Author: Joseph Classen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Wildlife photography is an adventure and as any great adventure story unfolds, odds are, there are bound to be some great risks involved Whether it s the risk or the reward or both that motivates wildlife shooters, there is one pervasive truth Preparation is key to success and survival.In this book, Joe Classen approaches the art of wildlife photography from a hunter s pWildlife photography is an adventure and as any great adventure story unfolds, odds are, there are bound to be some great risks involved Whether it s the risk or the reward or both that motivates wildlife shooters, there is one pervasive truth Preparation is key to success and survival.In this book, Joe Classen approaches the art of wildlife photography from a hunter s perspective He teaches readers how to select and use the appropriate specialized photographic gear required for the rigors of wildlife photography as you d expect However, he also teaches you how to mentally and physically prepare for an outing in which your wits must be as keen as your eye Classen provides detailed insights into planning and packing for a wilderness adventure Readers will learn how to securely pack their delicate photographic gear for a rugged, outdoor environment but will also learn how to choose and tote the best clothing for the site, accessories to ensure your personal safety, and even basic cooking and drinking requirements for days spent shooting in remote areas.Once you ve scouted your location, you ll learn how to track and lure your photographic subject using time honored practices calls from lust to hunger, to anger and sloth decoys attractor scents working invisibly, etc while shooting your camera from a blind or stand or, conversely, by using a aggressive stalk and ambush approach You ll learn how to read animal behaviors from eating to mating and predict how, when, and where your best photographic opportunities will arise and when your safety should be a greater concern than your shot.With this soup to nuts approach, readers will find, in this book, a compendium of information about wild animal behavior, wilderness survival and safety, the art and science of photographic capture, and even storing and processing your prized digital files once you return home from your adventure Armed with Classen s suggestions and strategies, you ll maximize your photo opportunities and increase the odds that your wildlife images are the mount and frame trophies for which you risked life and limb.

    One thought on “Wildlife Photography: Advanced Field Techniques for Tracking Elusive Animals and Capturing Magical Moments”

    1. This book is for those who are serious about truly wild wildlife photography. He covers the research and planning for such shoots. He gives lists of the necessary equipment not just for taking the picture itself but also what you need to survive in the wilderness. He goes very in depth with these items and the other necessary skills of tracking, camouflage, and calling which enable the amazing wildlife images in the book. He also stresses keeping safe and legal in all activities. He also states [...]

    2. Very practical and useful!I've read many books on wildlife photography and this book is unique. Coming from the perspective of a hunter, it focuses on adapting the techniques and field craft of the sustenance hunter to the craft of the wildlife photographer. Every serious wildlife photographer will find useful information in this book.

    3. It's properly characterized by the author in the intro as hunting field craft, but I found the specifics a bit general in nature and yet specific to working in Alaska/Northwest.

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