Paul Sorrell took up photography in the early 2000s, giving him a new form of creative engagement with his longstanding interest in wildlife and the natural world. His images have featured in local, national and international wildlife photography competitions, and he has published online and print pieces for outlets ranging from airline magazines to Tourism New Zealand’s website and the School Journal. He has worked in the area of books and publishing since the 1980s, copy-editing, writing for academic and popular journals, and publishing four books about his home province of Otago with Penguin Random House.
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Rediscovering nature through bird photography
With Getting Closer to guide you, and a camera in hand, learn how to connect with nature by using a photographer’s eye.
Getting Closer is an illustrated discussion of photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world. With a focus on birds, the book is directed primarily at photographers but also at birders, and people interested in the outdoors. The author offers a simple, practical path for readers to begin to ‘rewild’ themselves, introducing hands-on techniques that will enable readers to both deeply connect with their environment and become proficient wildlife photographers.
Specifications: 9781925820638 | Hardback | 254 x 254mm / 10 x 10in | 144 pages | Full colour
“It’s rare that I get through a book in less than one day and I put this down to the fact that this one makes compelling reading.… I look forward to absorbing and practising the book’s excellent content.” Click here for the full review.
“Whether you’re an old hand at photographing birds, or eager to get started (especially now!), it’s an excellent read. Highly, highly recommended!” Click here for the full review and an excerpt from Getting Closer
True Blue (Rex Airlines) Magazine
“Paul Sorrell is a photographer, writer and editor with a life-long interest in the natural world. His new book, Getting Closer, aims to help us reframe our relationship with nature through bird photography.”
Let’s Find Out (published by Science Teacher’s Association of Victoria)
“Getting Closer is a beautiful practical guide to photographing nature. It includes many stunning photographs and is perfect for all who are interested in photography.”
“Full of stunning photographic inspiration, Getting Closer presents photography as a way of achieving greater intimacy with the natural world.” Click here for the full review.
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