Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography – New Book

Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography

Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography is a new book from wildlife photographer Chris Hansen.

This book covers all aspects of backyard bird photography, including the best camera equipment to use and the basics of attracting birds using bird feeders, perches, backgrounds, and photo blinds. You’ll learn about the common camera settings and composition styles used to create outstanding backyard bird images.

Secrets of Backyard Bird Photography retails for $24.95; however, it is currently available for $18.46 on Amazon.com.

Tamron’s New 150-600mm is the Sharpest ‘Budget’ Birder Lens

Tamron 150-600mm Lens DxO

DxO Labs has ran the new Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens through its DxO Mark tests and indicates that it beats out other “budget” super-telephoto lenses, including Canon’s classic (and more expensive) 100-400mm L lens. Of course, it offers an additional 200mm on the telephoto end over the Canon lens as well.

The Tamron lens was also pitted head-to-head against the Sigma 150-500mm and edged it out as well. Check out the entire comparison and test results over at DxO Mark.

The Handbook of Bird Photography – New Book

The Handbook of Bird Photography

The Handbook of Bird Photography is a new book from photographers Bence Mate, Jari Peltomäki and Markus Varesvuo.

“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.
  • In the field: bird behavior, hides, and how to attract birds
  • How to use light and compose and crop images
  • The best sites for finding and photographing birds”

The Handbook of Bird Photography retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.35 on Amazon.com. It is also available as a Kindle edition for only $9.99.