Wildlife Photography Workshop, The Paperback – 18 Jan 2013
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About the Author
Ben Hall (www.benhallphoto.com) and Ross Hoddinott (www.rosshoddinott.co.uk) are two of the UKs leading natural-history photographers. Between them they have won multiple awards for their wildlife photography and both are on the esteemed 2020VISION photo team. They both have a wealth of experience in running workshops and regularly contribute to a range of magazines. Ross has authored or co-authored five other books on photographic technique, including Digital Exposure Handbook, The Landscape Photography Workshop and Digital Macro Photography.
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This is going to be one of those books which can be read over and over again
Glad I bought it
The wildlife photography content is great but this book has a fault common to several recent Ammonite Press publications: there are too many technical errors. Having contacted Ammonite Press authors in the past, I am firmly of the opinion that the problem lies with Ammonite's editors, since Hoddinot and Hall clearly know their stuff.
What is wrong? The stuff on aperture (p 30) is technical gobbledygook. Example: "if a small aperture is selected it takes longer for the light to enter the lens and expose the sensor". This is rubbish, the speed of light is constant, give or take microscopic variations. The editor has no clue what he/she is on about. Aperture varies the intensity of light, not its speed.
I think that by trying to avoid the statement that the light reaching the sensor is measured by intensity times open shutter time, they are creating nonsense.
Next (p14): "Human eyesight is roughly equivalent to 50mm...". This statement is rubbish as it stands. With a lot of qualification, it just might be useful.
And so it goes on.
The answer is to ignore all such stuff and concentrate on the wildlife photography.
At full price (£16.99), the book would be a severe disappointment; at Amazon's price, just about tolerable; at the price I paid (£6.99) a bit better.
I now have enough experience of Ammonite to know that I shouldn't rely on their books for technical stuff. They are consistently poor. Worse still, they refuse to acknowledge that there are any problems. They serve their authors ill.
for the more advanced. Particularly liked the shooting detail accompanying each plate. For me a pick-up and browse through book
in quiet moments.
The Wildlife Photography Workshop as all of Ross titles covers in the first chapters all the necessary basic background including equipment, exposure, composition and lighting with easy to follow and easy to remember photography terminology. It is written in way as not to bore or scare you off, because of the technical nature. (If you are interested in a more in-depth explanation of photography technicalities you may consider reading stuff like "basic photography by ava publishing" [Composition, Exposure, Lighting etc]).
After the necessary introduction this book goes on to explain how to tackle close-up photography, birds, mammals and plant life. It will advise on technique plus handy tips and it also points out what you should anticipate while you about your "business".
The best part of the book are the creative assignments that gives you gentle nudge to explore and be creative.
Thank you for all your hard work and great way to share your knowledge Ross and Ben!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book, as a novice to wildlife photography this book is a god send, highly recommended.Published 10 months ago by Kevin