Gerrit Vyn Photography

Gerrit Vyn is a wildlife and conservation photographer and cinematographer best known for his work documenting endangered birds and covering conservation stories around the world for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Assignment and stock photography. Photographic instruction and workshops. Author. Public speaker. Cinematographer and producer.



In Photography: Birds, Gerrit Vyn shares his approach to bird photography and provides expert guidance for photographers of all levels to capture the beauty and behavior of bird life.

A great bird photograph doesn’t happen by accident – there are hundreds of decisions to make and options to weigh. They begin before a photographer walks out the door and continue through the moment the shutter is released and image files are brought home for editing on a computer. Bird photography is a constant calculus in every aspect. From the technical settings on your camera and the lens choices you make, to where the best opportunities or light might be at any moment, to the way a subject is approached, to choosing the exact spot to frame an image from. The more you are informed and experienced in all aspects of photography, light, equipment, and natural history, the better you will be as a bird photographer. This book will give you the foundation you need to become a great bird photographer.

256 pages and sized for field use! Arriving March 2020.

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With 250 stunning images by Gerrit Vyn and original essays by Barbara Kingsolver, Jared Diamond, and others, The Living Bird takes readers on a visual and experiential journey, revealing the essence of the century-long work done by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The appeal of watching and listening to birds leads us into a greater understanding of their environment—and of ours. A New York Times Best Seller and 2016 National Outdoor Book Award winner!

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