London: New Holland Publishers, 2011. Small quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs.
Following on from his highly successful "Creative Bird Photography", top natural history photographer Bill Coster now shares his tricks of the trade focusing on more general nature photography. This book embraces locations as varied as Bill's home base in Essex, UK, the icy polar regions, Africa's arid lands, North America's mountain habitats and Europe's wetlands and forests. Each chapter deals with a specific environment, starting with landscapes and moving on to plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Every photograph demonstrates key approaches, taking into account light conditions, terrain and the general surroundings, and is accompanied by detailed technical data, as well as information on locations and other issues that need to be tackled in order to achieve the perfect shot. There is also an up-to-date chapter on nature photography basics, including equipment such as cameras and lenses.
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