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Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography
Synopses & Reviews
In sixty-six essays based on his popular column in Outdoor Photographer, and in more than one hundred and sixty color photographs, Galen Rowell shows how he transforms what he sees into vivid, memorable works of art. He clearly explains why "pre-visualizing" a photograph before exposing any film is one key to making an arresting image rather than a mere replica of what we see through the viewfinder. Along the way he also offers advice on practical and technical matters such as how to pack camera gear; what to leave behind when you've got to travel light; pushing film to extremes; and when and how to use fill flash, smart flash, and remote smart flash.
This is a how-to book by an artist who has made adventure and photography a way of life. It is both an inspired manual to taking better photographs and an inspiring journey of discovery into the creative process.
Book News Annotation:
Nature and adventure photographer Galen Rowell presents 65 essays, previously published in slightly different form in Outdoor Photographer magazine between 1993 and 1999. The pieces are organized into four sections: the creative and cognitive processes behind visionary photography; how to get the most out of a personal experience in the natural world with the least equipment; photography in some of the Earth's wildest places; and how to communicate one's worldview through photography. Abundantly illustrated with the author's superb color photographs.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Galen Rowell shows how he transforms what he sees into works of art. He explains why "pre-visualizing" a photograph before exposing any film makes an arresting image rather than a mere replica of what we see through the viewfinder. He also offers advice on practical and technical matters.
'Photographs as timeless, as stunning, and as powerful as nature itself."Tom Brokaw
In this renowned guide to capturing the outdoor world on film, Galen Rowell, the master of nature and adventure photography, reveals the art, craft, and philosophy behind his world-famous images. Now available in paperback for the first time, this groundbreaking work remains both an inspired manual to taking better pictures and an inspiring journey of discovery into the creative process. In more than 140 color photographs and 66 essays, Rowell shows how he transformed the world around him into vivid, memorable works of art. Both the artist and his unique talent come alive in these pages, a tribute to the ways in which his photographs, philosophy, and vision immeasurably enrich those who view his work.
The grand master of adventure photography reveals the art, craft, and philosophy behind his images. Along the way, he offers advice on practical and technical matters such as how to pick camera gear, pushing film to the extreme, how to uses different flashes, and more. 160 color photos.
About the Author
Galen Rowell, internationally renowned photographer and mountaineer, is the author of such acclaimed books as My Tibet (with His Holiness the Dalai Lama) and Mountains of the Middle Kingdom. His work regularly appears in Life, National Geographic, Outside, and Sports Illustrated.
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