My book, Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, has been officially published by Focal Press and it’s ready to order. Being my first print book, I feel an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment to see this project come to fruition.
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. But what about the content? 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.
Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography is listed with “Order Now” status at Amazon at a special price, so get your copy now and you’ll have it by next week! You could be using some of these techniques by next weekend!! I know that some of my readers have already pre-ordered their copies, so if you’re one of those people, I want to thank you for your purchase. I hope you find the book helpful.
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.