By Tom Bol
Event activities images, through popular photographer and workshop chief Tom Bol, combines own tales from box adventure with professional picture method. Aspiring open air photographers, either event activities shooters and outdoors images lovers, will locate this e-book to be a useful 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 day trip. You’ll discover composition and artistic angles for wonderful event activities photographs, and research in-depth strategies 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 series shot and manage an efficient electronic workflow. as well as developing environmental pix, you’ll the right way to produce caliber video of event activities. Tom Bol has been photographing event activities for greater than 25 years, documenting adventures on each continent, and his paintings has been released all over the world. he's a typical contributor to electronic photograph journal, and he’s been well-known as one in every of nationwide Geographic Adventure’s “50 of America’s best Visionaries” for his images. Tom’s paintings has been featured via Elinchrom, LowePro, Manfrotto, and Nikon, and he's a Sandisk severe staff member. PDN readers voted Tom one of many images world’s most sensible workshop leaders. he's additionally an teacher at Kelby education, Maine photograph Workshops, picture Quest Adventures, and Strabo photograph excursions.
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Adventure sports photography often incorporates two powerful circles in nature: the sun and moon. Triangles, by contrast, represent power and dominance. How many corporate logos can you think of that use a triangle? A classic mountaineering image shows a small climber with a huge mountain towering overhead. The triangle shape of a mountain helps convey the enormity and dominance of the peak, a great illustration of humans versus nature. Will the climber be successful in a ﬁrst ascent of this towering peak?
Remember, you don’t need all this gear to make great photographs. It’s much more important to actually be in the ﬁeld shooting with the gear you have than at home dreaming about gear you would like. I have a colleague who can walk through a busy market in Cairo with one body and a 50mm lens and create stunning photographs. Gear is important, but the user is what makes the image. 10 The standard gear I carry in my pack. 18 ADVENTURE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERWATER CAMERA KIT ǩ 1LNRQ'VFDPHUDERG\ ǩ 1LNRQOHQVHVILVKH\HǞPPI ǩ 6%VSHHGOLJKWV ǩ 3RFNHW:L]DUGZLUHOHVVWULJJHUV ǩ $TXD7HFK'VKRXVLQJ ǩ $TXD7HFKILVKH\HSRUW ǩ $TXD7HFKǞPPOHQVSRUW The underwater kit Shooting in the water, or underwater, requires special housings to keep gear dry.
1 Getting oriented with the Alaska range in the distance. 2 Using a Brunton Solar Roll to recharge a camera battery. These panels are small, waterproof, and roll up into a tube for easy transport. On a bright, sunny day, I can recharge the battery of my D300s in about 3 hours. The panels can be tethered together to speed up battery recharging. Laptops and cell phones can also be easily recharged in the ﬁeld. Brunton makes lithium batteries that can be charged from the solar roll in the ﬁeld. These batteries can be used to power a laptop or cell phone.