Professional tips for taking top bird photos

Photographer Paul Sorrell shares tips on photographing our feathered friends

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Reframe your connection with nature through bird photography.


WITH physical distancing and travel horizons narrowed, there is a global upsurge in simple pastimes that reconnect us with nature. And interest in backyard birdwatching is booming.

Free and easily accessible, even in urban environments, birdwatching is a simple salve that people of all ages are flocking to.

Getting Closer, a new book from Paul Sorrell, a photographer, writer and editor with a life-long interest in the natural world, aims to help us reframe our relationship with nature through bird photography.

Much more than an indulgent hobby, Paul argues that birding and bird photography offers us the chance to refocus on our connection with nature, lost to most of us since childhood.

In the face of impending ecological disaster, he considers reconnecting with nature our most urgent task.

Full of stunning photographic inspiration, the book presents photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world.

Getting Closer, by Paul Sorrell (Exisle Publishing) RRP $39.99 from Exisle Publishing or good book stores.

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