This volume offers advice on how to achieve excellent results when venturing into the wild with a camera in hand. The book begins with the very basics of selecting equipment, including cameras, lenses, filters and flashes. Then the essential photographic techniques of exposure, focus and lighting are explained. Armed with the fundamentals, readers are given tips on how to compose a shot, how to get close-ups and other advice covering a range of topics in a variety of outdoor situations. The book ends with useful strategies for making the leap from talented amateur to professional photographer and discusses issues such as picture selection, presentation, stock agencies, book and magazine publishing, and the importance of picture archiving.
Gilles Martin has been a photographer for more than twenty years. He has explored all of the continents, photographing nature in all of its aspects and all of its richness. His subjects have ranged from the twelve-foot baleen whale to minuscule insects. His work has appeared internationally in publications such as Geo, Paris Match, Life, and National Geographic. He now also enjoys sharing his expertise by organizing training courses and publishing books on the technique and practice of animal photography and macrophotography. Denis Boyard has been a journalist and photographer for many years. He is the chief technical editor of the magazine Chasseur d'Images.