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Adventure Sports Photography: Creating Dramatic Images in by Tom Bol

By Tom Bol

Experience activities images, through well known photographer and workshop chief Tom Bol, combines own tales from box adventure with specialist photograph strategy. Aspiring outdoors photographers, either experience activities shooters and outdoors images fans, will locate this ebook to be a worthwhile reference and advisor. It covers every little thing an experience activities shooter must recognize to get the shot–from packing and organizing apparatus for a day shoot of mountaineering on the neighborhood crag to a month-long sea kayaking excursion. You’ll discover composition and inventive angles for beautiful experience activities photographs, and research in-depth recommendations for utilizing speedlights and strobes for inventive lighting fixtures while you’re taking pictures within the box. This e-book additionally indicates you the way to create a chain shot and manage an efficient electronic workflow. as well as developing environmental photos, you’ll the way to produce caliber video of experience activities.   Tom Bol has been photographing experience activities for greater than 25 years, documenting adventures on each continent, and his paintings has been released around the globe. he's a typical contributor to electronic photograph journal, and he’s been famous as one in every of nationwide Geographic Adventure’s “50 of America’s most sensible Visionaries” for his images. Tom’s paintings has been featured by means of Elinchrom, LowePro, Manfrotto, and Nikon, and he's a Sandisk severe group member. PDN readers voted Tom one of many images world’s top workshop leaders. he's additionally an teacher at Kelby education, Maine picture Workshops, photograph Quest Adventures, and Strabo picture excursions.

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I’ve broken a few lenses and cameras through the years, but it doesn’t happen very often. Let’s face it. Most adventure sports photography takes place close to your parked car. Maybe the location is a local climbing crag or roadside surfing hole. Having your car nearby allows you to carry the camera equipment you may need for the shoot. 10). Since weight and space aren’t an issue, I bring my prime lenses, including my 200–400mm f/4 and multiple speedlights. This amount of gear will cover almost anything I shoot.

Without one or the other your photos would VXIIHU,PDJLQHSKRWRJUDSKLQJDND\DNHUSDGGOLQJRIIDIRRW waterfall. You need to know how fast your shutter speed should be, what aperture will give you sufficient depth of field, and how to set the maximum shooting frame rate on your camera. These are technical aspects of the shoot, and have to be properly set or you will miss some images. Colby Coombs climbing an ice ridge on the Matanuska Glacier, Alaska. On the other hand, how are you going to compose the kayaker and waterfall?

A real advantage of a portable storage device is its small size and weight. 5). Another option is using your laptop. Laptops give you lots of hard drive space to store images, and all the functionality of a computer in the field. You can work on images at night and post shots to a website when you have Internet access. Some laptops are very small and cost about the same as a portable storage device. The downside is that laptops are not as durable in the field, and more likely to be stolen out of your hotel room when traveling.

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