Viewing wildlife in action is always a pleasure–capturing that action with your camera is one of the most rewarding and challenging ways to become even closer to Nature. Birders, hikers, national-park visitors, and international travelers are all discovering the joys of wildlife photography. Recent advances in camera technology have made wildlife photography so reasonable anyone can get hooked. But good gear doesn’t guarantee good results, and that’s where Wildlife Photography can help you succeed. In this handy reference you will find information on camera equipment, proper photography technique, how to frame shots and make split-second decisions, and how to gain and apply specific knowledge about the animals you are hoping to photograph. Also included is an introduction to post-production computer skills that can really bring your photos to life.
A writer, photographer and naturalist, Jack Ballard is a frequent contributor to numerous regional and national publications. His photos have been published in numerous books (Smithsonian Press, Heinemann Library, etc.), calendars and magazines. Jack has received multiple awards for his writing and photography from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and other professional organizations. He holds two Master’s degrees and is an accomplished public speaker, entertaining students, conference attendees and recreation/conservation groups with his compelling narratives. When not wandering the backcountry, he hangs his hat in Red Lodge, Montana. See more of his work at www.jackballard.com.