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Press Release- The Handbook of Bird Photography


Release from Rocky Nook

Contact: Rocky Nook, Inc. — (805) 687-8727 — Press@rockynook.com

Santa Barbara, CA-April 16, 2013

The Handbook of Bird Photography distills the knowledge, talent, and experience of three well-known professional wildlife photographers into one beautifully illustrated volume. Written in a manner that is easy to understand, this book offers fresh insight and practical tips that will broaden horizons for nature and bird photographers. The authors share their stories and showcase photographs for which they have received awards in major international wildlife photo competitions.

In this book, you’ll learn about all of the elements that lead to a great bird photograph, including:

  • The bird photographer’s equipment
  • Shooting techniques: exposure, focus, how to show movement and freeze action, etc.
  • Field knowledge: bird behavior, blinds, and how to attract birds
  • How to use light and compose and crop images
  • The best sites for finding and photographing birds

You’ll also learn how to show, share, promote, and sell your photographs.

Photographing birds is a wonderful way to spend your free time, and for some it’s a career. This book helps beginners get the hang of things quickly and accurately, and offers field-specific expertise for more experienced photographers.

About the authors:

Markus Varesvuo is one of the leading bird photographers in the world. His images speak of a hunger for perfection and an uncanny knack for capturing action. GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010: Winner in the Birds Category. www.facebook.com/markus.varesvuo


Jari Peltomäki is an internationally acclaimed bird photographer and tour operator. Thirty years of experience in his chosen field is evident in his books, articles, and talks. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010: Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Species.


Hungarian Bence Máté is a young and exceptionally talented wildlife photographer. His nature photos are technically flawless, artistic, and often spiced with humor. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010: Overall Winner.


The Handbook of Bird Photography


Markus Varesvuo, Jari Peltomäki, and Bence Máté
Published by Rocky Nook

978-1-937538-10-1, 368 pages, $49.95 US, $51.95 CA Soft Cover 10”x8″


About Rocky Nook


Rocky Nook’s books are distributed worldwide by O’Reilly Media.


Rocky Nook was founded in early 2006 in Santa Barbara, California, and is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a leading publisher of books on technology based in Heidelberg, Germany. The focus of Rocky Nook’s publications is on digital photography. However, other areas related to modern photography, such as imaging and computer technology, are also important to us. Our mission is to demystify the cutting-edge developments in digital photography, providing practical instruction to enhance the skills of amateur and professional photographers. Our books offer in-depth information on technological advances in the digital photography workflow. We strive to support the efficiency and creativity of our readers, with the ultimate goal of fostering outstanding image quality.