Today I’m happy to announce the release of a free eBook about photographing one of the most unique insects on the planet: dragonflies. The eBook was written by my father, Vic Berardi, who is an outstanding photographer of hawks, dragonflies, and wildflowers.
This 18-page eBook is not meant to be a complete guide on the subject of photographing dragonflies, but it includes many great tips for dealing with the unique challenges of dragonfly photography. You’ll get the most out of the book if you already have a basic understanding of how to use your camera (you’re familiar with the terms aperture, shutter speed, ISO, depth of field, etc).
Here’s what you’ll learn from the book:
- What equipment you’ll need, why you need it, and why even a point-and-shoot camera can be good enough for getting great dragonfly photos
- How to ensure you get the sharpest photo possible, while finding a good balance between depth of field, aperture and shutter speed
- How to get a good exposure, and the benefits of certain lighting conditions
- How to create pleasing compositions of dragonflies
- Why it’s important to understand the behavior and biology of dragonflies
- Where to learn more about dragonflies (with a recommended reading list)
The eBook comes in the standard PDF format, which you can view with Adobe’s free Reader.
Please share this book with your friends!
If you find the content of the eBook useful (and I know you will!), the best way to thank us is to share this page with your friends on Facebook or Twitter, or feel free to even e-mail the eBook to them. Just please do not sell it — it’s meant to be free 🙂