300 Pages of Detailed Info and Advanced Techniques
One reviewer called it “a page turner!”
The difference between getting the shot and missing the shot comes down to split seconds and how you manage your gear and your technique. In Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, I show you how to react quickly to unfolding scenes and anticipate how the subject and the background might converge. Capturing those significant moments to produce powerful imagery that evoke the feel and mood of adventure requires specialized skills and a wide variety of creative ideas.
This book teaches photographers how to think geometrically and how to pull together the elements that make for a successful shot, all while being immersed in the action. The practical manual will improve your technique for creating more compelling adventure imagery, whether you’re shooting ultra-marathoners splattered in mud, rock climbers in a crevasse, or mountain bikers hurtling past you.
In this book, you’ll:
• Discover the necessary equipment for shooting action, learn how to use it to its full potential, and develop a comprehensive adventure photography camera system that you can adapt to different shooting situations.
• Learn specific techniques and creative ideas that help you freeze the moment and create images that convey excitement, mood, and the feel of adventure.
• Learn advanced skills that can help you start defining your own particular style of action photography and create a “brand” of photography that’s based around your passion and your vision.
• Examine case studies that break down the process for shooting different types of action subjects and see the nuts and bolts of how to create powerful imagery from start to finish.
Between the quality of the paper stock, the cover and the layout, the finished product looks and feels very professional. Inside, the colors and image reproductions look awesome. The designers and printers did an amazing job, and every single image appears exactly as I would have hoped they would.
Being my first print book, I feel an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment to see this project come to fruition.I spent well over a year compiling notes, writing, revising, editing and proofing the text, and I can say that this book covers a thorough extent of my outdoor photography knowledge, at least up until the time it went to press, (I like to think that I’m always evolving and learning new techniques all the time).
It outlines methods and techniques that I’ve practiced and developed during the nearly 20 years I’ve worked as a pro photographer, and it includes just about every technique I use in my style shooting.
These are the methods that have gotten me where I am today, and I feel I’ve presented them in a very easy-to-understand style that will be easy for anyone to digest and apply to their own photography.
And it’s not just the hardcore stuff, these techniques can be used by anyone! At 300 pages, and nearly 60,000 words, there’s a massive amount of photography instruction in here. It contains advice on gear, technical tips, compositional ideas and in-depth insight, and I even talk about how to get the most from mirrorless cameras, which I feel is very up-to-date since I’ve transitioned entirely to shooting with the Fuji X cameras during the past year.
I also included a “Going Pro” chapter and a “Pro Profiles” section that contains photos and interviews with 6 working photographers: Corey Rich, Matt Trappe, David Clifford, Dan/Janine Patitucci, Jay Goodrich and Trevor Clark. These are all shooters who have found success in a very tough industry and they have some great insight to share.
As proud as I am to see my work in print, I’m even more excited to share my knowledge and experience with you in this format. I feel I have a lot to teach newer/younger/emerging photographers, and books are still an ideal way to get the information across, so I hope you’ll check it out.