PHOTOGRAPHING WILD by PAUL NICKLEN

PHOTOGRAPHING WILD by PAUL NICKLEN

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This is not just any wildlife photography—it is about photography with a purpose. It is a book about how to tell stories and further conservation.

Paul writes in the intro, “..this is not a book about wildlife photography. This is a book about making photographs of the things you care about and making images of such power that they cannot be ignored. It’s about making such compelling and memorable photographs that they change people’s hearts and minds and stir them into action.” A great description of conservation photography, which is really what this book is about.

The chapters are devoted to Paul’s photographic principles, with many of his iconic shots acting as examples of his ideas.

He touches on the technical, giving the gear and settings used for each featured photo, as well as covering the importance of knowing your equipment inside and out, but illuminates the more intangible—and in many ways more important--aspects of powerful images. He describes how to push yourself artistically, and how to imagine in your head the kind of shots you want before you go shoot.  He also urges photographers to “think bigger than the immediate context and characters,” to remember that “we’re all connected.” And he repeatedly hits the note that “It’s about empathy,” and that the best way to “create it in others—or to magnify empathy that’s already there—is with stories.”

Additional thoughts are given by the six other photographers whose work Paul admires, including Jimmy Chin, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, Brent Stirton, David Doubilet, Michael Nichols, and Joel Sartore. Included are iconic images by these photographers as well.

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This is not just any wildlife photography—it is a book about photography with a purpose, about how to tell stories and further conservation. Paul writes in the intro, “..this is not a book about wildlife photography. This is a book about making photographs of the things you care about and making images of such power that they cannot be ignored. It’s about making such compelling and memorable photographs that they change people’s hearts and minds and stir them into action.” A great description of conservation photography, which is really what this book is about.

The chapters are devoted to Paul’s photographic principles, with many of his iconic shots acting as examples of his ideas.

He touches on the technical, giving the gear and settings used for each featured photo, as well as covering the importance of knowing your equipment inside and out, but illuminates the more intangible—and in many ways more important--aspects of powerful images. He describes how to push yourself artistically, and how to imagine in your head what kind of shots you want before you go shoot.

Nicklen talks about what makes for a great moment, a great storytelling moment. Additional thoughts are given by the six other photographers whom he’s interviewed in this guide, cited as his favorites: Jimmy Chin, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, Brent Stirton, David Doubilet, Michael Nichols, and Joel Sartore. Included are iconic images by these photographers as well.