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Insect Photography - Art and Techniques

By John Bebbington FRPS

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ISBN: 9781847973788
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 13/06/2012
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 292 colour photographs

Insect photography is a challenging and stimulating art. Well-shot images give stunning results, which can aid study and enhance enjoyment of the natural world. This practical book explains how to reliably take those photographs. Through introducing insects and their behaviour, it advises on when and how to see nature at work and, by instructing on techniques, it shows how to capture the moment to dramatic effect.


  • Advises on buying and using equipment for both compact camera and SLR users
  • Describes how to find and understand insects, and encourages responsible photography and good fieldcraft
  • Instructs on composition, exposure, lighting and advanced techniques
  • Suggests ways of sharing images, cataloguing and caring for them, and backing them up
  • Aimed at amateur and professional naturalists and photographers, as well as artists

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" The book is excellent value, even for the photographs alone, but it is the various techniques and tips offered that I'm looking forward to trying out this summer. The author, who is currently Chair of the Royal Photographic Society Nature Group and a macro-photography tutor, is well qualified to write such a book and his wealth of experience shines through in his work. "
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Reviewed By: Atropos

" John Bebbington has triumphed in making this specialist area of photography accessible, with plenty of invaluable advice on both the techniques and the natural considerations involved. A clear and thorough guide that will benefit professionals and amateur photgraphers alike. "
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Reviewed By: Outdoor Photography

" The advice given in this book is first-rate, every illustration is of the highest quality, and I cannot recommend it too highly. "
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Reviewed By: Quekett Journal of Microscopy, Winter 2012, vol.41 pt.8

" This practical book, by Trust member and local expert John Bebbington, explores how to take reliable photos of insects, based on understanding their behaviour and advising on when and how to see nature at work and how to capture that dramatic effect. Aimed at amateur naturalists and photographers, to help you get even more from your hobby. "
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Reviewed By: Somerset Wildlife News

" Filled to the brim with example images and details of equipment and settings used, in an informative and understandable format, this book should help everyone move to the next level of insect photography and beyond. "
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Reviewed By: Butterfly

" I was sent a copy of John Bebbington's book several weeks ago, and it was a pleasure to read. This is a book that has been written by someone who clearly understands insects, their behaviour and ecology, and has the photographic skill and talent to combine both into a nicely produced publication.
In conclusion, I can thoroughly recommend this publication. It is a fascinating read, packed with a lot of sound, practical advice, from someone who clearly knows his subject! "
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Reviewed By: RobertThompsonPhotography.com

" I can thoroughly recommend this book to everyone who wishes to start a new area of Nature Photography and although I have met very few people indeed in Nature Photography who feel they "know it all" I can honestly say that even they will certainly learn something from it.
Robert Hawkesworth F.R.P.S. "
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Reviewed By: RPS Nature Group journal 'The Iris'

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