His work is simply outstanding. He has a mastery of light and color, which means that he probably also has an unending amount of patience and tenacity to be able to seek out his subject matter and wait for the perfect moment.
His brand new eBook, Patagonia: Behind The Lens is an absolutely stunning collection of photographs. But it’s not just that.
Ian is a also an accomplished teacher who writes for Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer, and his eBooks are rich with tutorials, creative exercises, technical tips and compositional insight on how to improve as a nature and outdoor landscape photographer.
Patagonia: Behind The Lens takes you behind the scenes of twenty of his favorite shots of the mountains, glaciers, lakes, rivers and vast expanses that grace this epic land. For each image, Ian gives you a step-by-step description of how the image was made, and he breaks down the artistic choices, the specific equipment and the camera settings that led him to create the shot. He also into detail about his own personal analysis of how and why he was compelled to make each image.
I’ve never met Ian Plant, but my impression of him is that he’s a wonderfully talented and hardworking photographer who’s finding success in an incredibly tough field. His workshops continually sell out, and his eBoooks are some of the most beautifully designed and produced titles out there, not to mention the fact that they’re awesome landscape photography instruction manuals. I aspire to make imagery as dramatic or eBooks that are as well done as his.
To me, that amount of creative talent and true dedication deserve to be rewarded, even if you weren’t getting one of the most inspiring eBooks that I’ve seen in a long time.
Patagonia: Behind The Lens is absolutely worth the 8 bucks and the time you’ll spend reading, learning and becoming a better photographer. So, treat your own photography right this weekend, pick up a copy and start dreaming.