A Systematic Guide for Beginner and Intermediate Bird Photographers
The Equipment Section Includes information on: Camera Bodies, Lenses, Tripod, Flash. Memory Cards A Suggested Starter Kit Digiscoping Remote Photography Wi-Fi and Tethered Controllers, Photo Traps
The Settings Section covers: Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, ISO Setting; Mode, Exposure Compensation, Focusing Long Lens Technique Faster Shutter Speeds, Use Image Stabilization, When using a tripod, go heavy and solid., Monopod , Activating the Shutter, Shielding from Wind, Shooting Handheld, Panning, Feathering Focus
Fieldcraft has a look at: Where to Find Birds Backyard Birds, Captive Birds, Migration, Breeding Birds, Raptors, Shorebirds, Seabirds, Waterfowl, Gulls Pick the Right Time Bad Weather is Good Protection, Rain, Snow, Wind, Frost Using Recordings and Other Sounds, Using Blinds or Hides, Stationary Blinds, The Mobile Blind, Bean Bag, Window Mount, Tripod Setups for Photography Attracting Birds In Flight Good Equipment. Fast Shutter Speed, Depth of Field, Continuous AF, Feathering Focus, AF Sensor Selection, Continuous Burst, Lens Limiting, Pre-focus, Handholding, Acquiring Your Target, Tripod, Purposed Blur, Lighting and Flash, Practice Exercises, Panning, Takeoff and Landing, Diving, Flying with Prey Working Your Subject
Composition looks at: Don't Centre the Subject, Look into Space, Rule of Thirds, Size of Subject in Frame, Don't Clip Body Parts Even if they are not seen, Break the Guidelines Causes of Poor Images 1. Poor Focusing Blur, 2. Camera Shake Blur, 3. Subject Motion Blur, 4. Too Much Contrast, 5. Lens Flare, 6. Chromatic Aberration, 7. Noise, 8. Color Correction Needed, 9. Incorrect Exposure, 10. Sensor Dust
Image processing considers: RAW vs JPG, Workflow, Download, Sort and Cull, Load for Editing, Cleanup, Exposure and Color Correction, Sharpening, Output, Automation, Storage and Backup
Selling Your Images covers: Display and Basic marketing of Your Work, Blog, Online Gallery, Social Media, Putting it All Together, Where to Sell Images, Magazines and brochures, Selling Prints, Stock Sites, Expanding Your Stock selection
Harold Stiver is a partner in a financial services company who lives with his wife Elaine in Paris, Ontario. He has two daughters and one grandson who he spoils relentlessly.
He has long had a fascination with the natural world and has traveled widely exploring and photographing it. You can see more of his images at http://www.singularvideo.com.
He is the author of a series of eBook Guides for Photographers and Explorers covering subjects like Waterfalls, Old Mills and Covered Bridges. They are available at Smashworks and other popular distributors.read more