I rarely do individual book reviews but when Uwe Skrzypczak, the author of the book Wildlife Photography, sent me a copy, I quickly found out that this wasn’t just a book with beautiful photos.
Wildlife photography goes beyond the photos and gives detailed practical advice on equipment, techniques and workflow.
The book is divided into 9 chapters and as you can see, the first 5 are all about photography education (over 80 pages!):
2- Shooting Techniques
3- Image Composition
4- Planning Your Trip
5- The Light in East Africa
I was amazed at the detail given in this book. I personally learned quite a bit and I’m now looking forward to shooting in the wild once again!
If you’re planing an African photo safari then chapters 6 through 9 are for you! They’re full of information on 4 distinct regions:
6- The Ngorongoro Crater
7- The Ngorongoro Conservation Area
8- The Serengeti
9- The Masai Mara
These chapters are your personal photography guide book; from animal behavior to migratory routes. They also include some photography tips as well.
All in all a great book worth every penny of the $30 Amazon price tag. But the best part is that Uwe is actually giving away his book for one day only! On December 11 (that tomorrow!) the PDF download will be FREE! (the German version will be free on Decmber 18th).