Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wildlife. Photography. And everything in between.

I am currently waiting for the first copy of my second book - Wildlife. Photography. And everything in between.

I am quite excited about this one as it features more than 250 of my African wildlife and nature images of the last few years, a section on various African Icons (such as lions, leopards, zebra and giraffes) and a basic look at composition in wildlife photography.

I will do a proper write up once I have an actual copy in my hands, but in the meantime I have included a small example of some of the composition tips included in the book.

Cropping for Impact

This image, of one of the old Batia male lions in Madikwe, was taken from about 3 meters with a 195mm zoom. If you could not get as close or do not have a huge zoom lens you could always consider cropping your image for more impact. Most post processing software...

Rule of Thirds

When you divide your frame into thirds, both vertically and horizontally, you will end up with four points where these lines cross. These power points have been used by photographers and artists alike in order to create more dynamic and interesting images...

Combining Principles

- Power Point: The mating lions have been placed...
- Active Space: Even though this is a portrait orientated image...
- Diagonal: The diagonal branch in the top right corner...
- S-Curves: S-curves and C-curves can be very effective in leading your viewer's gaze...

For a more detailed preview of the book you can click here and I will be back soon with more African wildlife images.

As always I look forward to hearing from you!

Gerry

1 comment:

Paz said...

Great tips. Thanks! Spectacular photos. Congrats on your latest released book.

Paz