Join Alaskan guide, photographer, and author Joseph Classen as he explores the topic of photographing one of nature’s most feared and fascinating creatures: bears! In How to Photograph Bears, Classen takes photographers and nature enthusiasts on the adventure of a lifetime by sharing his most unforgettable bear photographs and the stories behind them. Along the way, readers will gain a wealth of important, how-to information about safely and respectfully photographing these magnificent beasts.
In this beautifully illustrated book, Classen, along with guest author and world-renowned bear expert, Dr. Larry Van Daele, first take a close look at the mystique of the bear and separate fact from fiction in regard to these often negatively sensationalized creatures. Next, they teach readers about the behavioral and biological differences of the various species of bears and the safety precautions that should be heeded when seeking to document these subjects. After presenting a balanced, positive discussion about bears and personal safety, Classen shares with readers a wide variety of proven tactics, field techniques, and creative photographic concepts for capturing and producing unforgettable images of these elusive and powerful animals. Readers will get inside information on how to pack for the trip, how to choose and use the best equipment for the job, how to document behaviors, how to ensure artful compositions, and much more.
Whether one is heading out to the remote wilderness to embark upon the photo safari of a lifetime or is simply planning to spend a more leisurely day taking photos at a nature preserve or zoo, How to Photograph Bears will prove to be a cherished resource that is sure to inspire, educate, and entertain bear lovers and photographers of all skill levels, worldwide!