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Title:
Galen Rowell's inner game of outdoor photography
Author:
Rowell, Galen A.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Norton, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
287 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Essays and color photographs reveal the art, techniques, and philosophy behind the renowned photographer's craft.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Visions: Mysteries of the creative and cognitive processes -- Preparations: Pushing the limits of equipment, film, and technique -- Journeys: Merging visions with realities -- Realizations: Communicating your worldview through photography.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780393049855

9780393338089
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


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Library Journal Review

These two books are quite similar. Each is by an outdoor photographer considered among the very best in the field. Many of the color illustrations (especially Shaw's landscapes) are nothing short of remarkable, yet each photographer has his own distinctive style. In addition, each book guides the reader through all the basic steps of making better photographs, from selecting equipment to perfecting technique. Rowell's book, which recounts his travels from Australia to the Arctic, is written in a pleasant, conversational style and will appeal primarily to those photographersDwhether amateurs or professionalsDwho are planning a vacation or an assignment in an exotic locale. Shaw's guide is organized as a how-to manual, with separate chapters on topics like light and composition. There are also chapters on close-up photography and the special concerns of working in the field. Written in a clear, informal manner, Shaw's book will be of great value to anyone wishing to make better landscapes and wildlife photographs. Both books are highly recommended for subject collections in academic libraries and popular photography collections in public libraries.DRaymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. 17
Introductionp. 22
Part I Visions: Mysteries of the creative and cognitive processesp. 25
Part II Preparations: Pushing the limits of equipment, film, and techniquep. 81
Part III Journeys: Merging visions with realitiesp. 129
Part IV Realizations: Communicating your worldview through photographyp. 209
List of Illustrationsp. 280
Acknowledgmentsp. 282
Indexp. 284

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