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Books

This is a summary of the main titles in which Chris Gomersall has been involved as author, picture editor or major photographic contributor.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer a mail order service at this time, but all books are available through the usual retail outlets.


 

WildlifePhotographer

Wildlife Photographer – a course in creative photography

by Chris Gomersall
Frances Lincoln (2012)
ISBN 978-0-7112-3119-1

As nature photography has shifted decisively towards digital in recent years, much has been written offering guidance and tips on technical matters, but there has been little published on the creative aspects. European Wildlife Photographer of the Year Chris Gomersall addresses this gap in a fresh and accessible guide, which takes account of developments in photography without dwelling on technical details.

Ten thematic chapters on subjects such as Space, Light, Time and Developing a Narrative are generously packed with examples, advice and suggestions for projects and exercises. The second part of the book consists of sixteen case studies, where Gomersall describes how he achieved some of his most outstanding images.

Celebrates the democratisation of the genre thanks to digital technologies, but makes a plea for more inspiration, more artfulness and a greater sensitivity to nature's aesthetic sensibilities.
The Independent on Sunday

The photos in Chris Gomersall's new book inspire by example. His beautiful images are presented in thematic chapters, offering more food for thought than a mere how-to guide.
BBC Wildlife

A superb book with a multitude of examples and explanatory photographs. Informative and motivating.
Outdoor Photography


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Photographing Wild Birds

by Chris Gomersall
David & Charles (2001)
ISBN 0-7153-1113-1 & 0-7153-2144-7

This comprehensive guide looks at all aspects of taking great photographs of birds, illustrated throughout with the author’s fabulous pictures and full of practical advice on equipment and working methods. The practicalities of working in the field are the fundamental skills for any bird photographer and here the author’s many years of professional experience allow him to explain clearly his methods for stalking, using hides, capturing action or rare birds, even in tough conditions, as well as advanced techniques such as using decoys or tapes. Each section contains a feature interview with a successful bird photographer showcasing their work and the particular techniques or subjects, and an extended section of case studies shows how these field techniques are put into practice to capture stunning images of many birds. Introductory chapters on equipment and camera techniques, and concluding chapters on post-production, including digital storage, complete this comprehensive guide.

If it's birds that tickle your photographic fancy, then look no further.
Amateur Photographer


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RSPB Complete Birds of Britain and Europe

by Rob Hume
Dorling Kindersely (2002)
ISBN 0-751-37354-0

Chris Gomersall as picture editor and main photographic contributor.


BirdsBritannica

Birds Britannica

by Mark Cocker & Richard Mabey
Chatto & Windus (2005)
ISBN 0-701-16907-9

Picture research and photography by Chris Gomersall.

The book's photographs are amazing - the picture of an eider resting in a bubbling surf is worth the cover price alone.
Daily Express

The great delight of my year; the book that made me feel I'd been waiting for it all my life, is the magnificently produced and completely enthralling Birds Britannica.
Andrew Motion, in The Guardian


2020VISION

2020VISION: Big ideas to rebuild our natural home

by Donna Wood
AA Publishing (2012)
ISBN 978-0-7495-7359-1

With written and photographic contributions by Chris Gomersall as one of the 2020VISION team of photographers.

20 photographers, 20 locations – one vision to rebuild our natural home. 2020 VISION is an all-media enterprise about why wild nature really matters. It’s also the biggest photography-based project ever staged in Britain. It’s never been done before: over a period of 20 months, 20 of the UK’s top outdoor photographers are photographing and recording 20 different biodiversity projects telling the story of Britain’s ecosystems and the life-support services they provide. This is the official flagship book of the event, packed with fantastic photography charting the progress of the assignments, the book provides a compelling narrative of this unprecedented and valuable project. 2020VISION is a once-in-a-lifetime event, but its benefits will be felt well into the future and its message captured forever in this must-have book.

A gorgeous, cloth-bound record...a book with a message.
Mail on Sunday

A picture of positive, heartening change to our approach for caring for the countryside.
Metro


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