Bird photography has really gotten popular in the last few years, and one aspect of bird photography that interests many photographers are hummingbirds. There is just something about those colorful, energetic birds that fascinate people. Cree and I always look forward to our next hummingbird photography trip!
But if you have photographed hummingbirds, you know they can be hard to capture. From the erratic flight patterns to speedy wingbeats, getting a nice photograph is challenging. How do you get sharp wings in flight? Why doesn’t the color of the throat show up in my photos? Does flash really help? How come my flash photos have dark backgrounds?
If you have asked yourself any of these questions, or just want to learn more about hummingbird photography, pick up a copy of Joe McDonald’s book…The New Complete Guide to Hummingbird Photography. Joe has been photographing wildlife for over 50 years, and he has more experience photographing hummingbirds than anyone I know. His new ebook it a great resource for anyone who is interested in photographing hummingbirds. The book goes into detail on many subjects including behavior, feeders, camera settings, autofocus patterns, lens selection and flash. Beautiful photographs highlight every chapter of the book. I was especially impressed with the detailed illustrations on setting up multiple flash setups to photograph hummingbirds. Every detail about using flash is covered. Using Joe’s book you could set up your own hummingbird multi flash photography station right in your own backyard. And all those obscure clamps and special pieces of gear are explained in Joe’s book. The book costs $29.95.
If you are interested in hummingbird photography, I highly recommend getting a copy of The New Complete Guide to Hummingbird Photography. All your questions about hummingbird photography will be answered.