Adventure Sports Photography; Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places
Adventure Sports Photography, by renowned photographer and workshop leader Tom Bol, combines personal stories from field experience with expert photo technique. Aspiring outdoor photographers, both adventure sports shooters and outdoor photography enthusiasts, will find this book to be a valuable reference and guide. It covers everything an adventure sports shooter needs to know to get the shot–from packing and organizing gear for an afternoon shoot of rock climbing at the local crag to a month-long sea kayaking expedition. You’ll explore composition and creative angles for stunning adventure sports images, and learn in-depth techniques for using speedlights and strobes for creative lighting when you’re shooting in the field.
30 Lessons in Composition
Tom takes an in-depth look at some of his most popular images spanning a 30-year photography career. He discusses how to bring your vision to life, and create images, not snapshots. He will help you identify strong compositional elements, and what pitfalls to avoid. You will learn a wide variety of technical skills as well as including tips for aerial photography, underwater photography, travel photography and portraiture. Every photographer will take away valuable information from this book. National Geographic Adventure labeled Tom one of America’s visionaries for his photography; 30 Lessons in Composition will show you Tom’s approach to staying creative and keeping images fresh.
The Practical Lighting Handbook
Understanding flash opens up a world of possibilities for any photographer. Whether it is adding fill light to a scarlet macaw in the jungle, or creating a stunning travel portrait using speedlights, adding flash can bring your photography to a new level. He discusses the characteristics of light, the basic operation of speedlights and studio strobes, and illustrates simple lighting techniques. He will show you how to create simple one light travel portraits to multiple light environmental portraits. Special attention is given to nature photographers; he discusses macro flash, projected fill light, creating sun and flower flash photography. This ebook is designed to take your flash photography to the next level.