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Monday, October 31, 2011

Curious Critters by Sigma Pro David FitzSimmons is a Photographic Delight

Sigma Pro photographer David FitzSimmons has recently published a photographic wonder aimed at children ages 4-8. Curious Critters features stunning animal photography with humorous prose, as well as useful facts about the various critters featured in it's pages.

Shot entirely with Sigma lenses, the images on these pages will interest and delight both children and adults with their brilliance and beauty. On the website dedicated to the book ( David provides information on the equipment used for each shot and a general discussion of lighting and staging techniques used throughout the book.

The photography isn't the only great part of this book. The witty prose, spoken from the viewpoint of the featured critter, will entertain all ages. The material in the back of the book contains a brief natural history for each featured animal, a life-sized silhouette challenge game with answers, and a glossary.

Curious Critters is published by Wild Iris Publishing with a release date of September 2011. More of David FitzSimmons work can be seen at


David FitzSimmons is a free-lance photographer and writer as well as a university professor. David photographs and writes for various magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Shutterbug, newspapers, and online publications. His 100+ calendar credits include numerous titles by BrownTrout and Barnes & Noble. Dave currently is at work on a handful of books. His most recent books include Animals of Ohio’s Ponds and Vernal Pools (Kent State University Press) and Curious Critters (Wild Iris, October 2011).

One of five Sigma Pro photographers in North America, David presents seminars and workshops to a wide variety of audiences, from public school groups and college classes to nature centers and civic organizations. His works have been exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, tte National Center for Nature Photography, and the Telluride Photo Festival, among other venues.

David, a former high school English teacher, has been teaching for 20 years. He is a professor at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University, with a specialty in narrative theory—investigating the components of storytelling—something that influences his photography and writing.

Dave was inspired to photograph and write about nature by his parents, Mick and Judy FitzSimmons, active environmentalists and life-long teachers, and he is assisted in his natural history endeavors by his wife, Olivia, a naturalist, and his two daughters, Sarah and Phoebe.

Author biography taken from the Curious Critters website. Copy of book used for review purposes provided courtesy the author.

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