Animal Photography Instruction Books
There are several excellent books dedicated to the instruction of pet
and wildlife photography. These are some of our favorites.
Click any of the links below to be taken to Amazon.com where you can
purchase these great books.
to Photograph Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide
How to Photograph Dogs: A Comprehensive Guide offers advice
on everything you need to know to take great portraits as well as
action shots. You will learn how to prepare the location and your
subject to take the photos and how to use your camera to get the
results you want. Of all the books in this section, this book probably
is the most relevant to photographing shelter animals.
Manual of Captive Animal Photography
The book begins with lessons on how to approach animals and choose
subjects, find locations, and create settings for all types of animals
then progresses to more techincal areas like camera equipment and
overcoming pitfalls. Also covered are useful sections on copyrights
and obtaining model releases. This is probably the second most relevant
Animals & Pets
This book contains information on taking photos of everything from
companion animals to wildlife at the zoo or safari by relating the
tricks of the trade used by professionals who specialize in animal
New Complete Guide to Wildlife Photography: How to Get Close and
Capture Animals on Film
This beautifully illustrated book provides a comprehensive introduction
to the techniques of wildlife photography covering the basics of
exposure, equipment, composition, and shooting on location. The
150 color photographs vary from the ordinary to the exotic locale.
Art of Photographing Nature
The book by Art Wolfe, a renowned nature photographer, was written
in collaboration with the former photography editor of Audubon magazine.
The 250 color photographs contain side-by-side comparisons to explain
what makes a good photo.
Although the following books are currently out of print, you may be able
to find a used copy. They are well worth the search.
to Photograph Cats, Dogs, and Other Animals
This book by Walter Chandoha, who is one of our favorite animal
photographers, contains hundreds of photographs by a welll-known
animal photographer. Chandoha offers sound advice not only about
photographic technique in general, but also about how to understand
animals in order to obtain the best image. You can order his books
used from Amazon.com or if your lucky, find them at a used book
store as we did.
I Photograph Wildlife and Nature
This book by Leonard Lee Rue III contains over 300 photos of wildlife
and nature. It teaches basic photography techniques and also contains
sections about photographing not only wildlife, but pets and zoo