The difference between getting the shot and missing the shot comes down to split seconds and how you manage your gear and your technique. In Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography professional adventure sports photographer Dan Bailey shows readers the best way to react quickly to unfolding scenes and anticipate how the subject and the background might converge. Capturing those significant moments to produce powerful imagery that evoke the feel and mood of adventure requires specialized skills and all kinds of creative ideas.
This book teaches photographers the best way to think geometrically and the best way to pull together the elements that make for a successful shot, all at the same time as being immersed in the action. The practical manual will fortify your technique for creating more compelling adventure imagery, whether you’re shooting ultra-marathoners splattered in mud, rock climbers in a crevasse, or mountain bikers hurtling past you.
In this book, you’ll:
• Discover the necessary equipment for shooting action, learn to use it to its full potential, and develop a comprehensive adventure photography camera system that you’ll be able to adapt to different shooting situations.
• Learn specific techniques and creative ideas that mean you can freeze the moment and create images that convey excitement, mood, and the feel of adventure.
• Learn advanced skills that allow you to start defining your own particular style of action photography and create a “brand” of photography that’s based around your passion and your vision.
• Examine case studies that break down the process for shooting several types of action subjects and see the nuts and bolts of the best way to create powerful imagery from begin to finish.