Every photographer's lament: if only I could capture the essence of a scene exactly as I see it. A wildlife photographer who gets the right image every time in the world's most hostile environments explains the art of narrowing the gap between what the human eye sees and what the camera captures. Start with a little theory about how light works, followed by practical tips covering both film and digital cameras. Then discover the heart of the matter: six simple steps for mentally calculating the right exposure for every setting, from poor-light and night shoots to romantic and erotic moods. Along the way, troubleshooting and darkroom tips provide fail-safe ways to learn from your mistakes.