Adventure Sports Photography: Creating Dramatic Images in by Tom Bol

By Tom Bol

Experience activities images, through well known photographer and workshop chief Tom Bol, combines own tales from box adventure with specialist photograph process. Aspiring outside photographers, either experience activities shooters and open air images lovers, will locate this e-book to be a worthy reference and advisor. It covers every thing an experience activities shooter must recognize to get the shot–from packing and organizing equipment for a day shoot of mountain climbing on the neighborhood crag to a month-long sea kayaking day trip. You’ll discover composition and inventive angles for wonderful event activities pictures, and research in-depth recommendations for utilizing speedlights and strobes for inventive lights whilst you’re capturing within the box. This publication additionally indicates you the way to create a series shot and organize an efficient electronic workflow. as well as growing environmental pictures, you’ll the way to produce caliber video of experience activities.   Tom Bol has been photographing event activities for greater than 25 years, documenting adventures on each continent, and his paintings has been released world wide. he's a standard contributor to electronic photograph journal, and he’s been well-known as one among nationwide Geographic Adventure’s “50 of America’s best Visionaries” for his images. Tom’s paintings has been featured through Elinchrom, LowePro, Manfrotto, and Nikon, and he's a Sandisk severe crew member. PDN readers voted Tom one of many images world’s top workshop leaders. he's additionally an teacher at Kelby education, Maine photograph Workshops, photograph Quest Adventures, and Strabo picture excursions.

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Are there other photographers there who might rent you some gear for a shoot? Clients like solutions, not problems, so always think outside of the box when planning a photo shoot. I was recently in Mongolia teaching a photo workshop, and brought a small Elinchrom Quadra flash pack. I had no problem entering the country, but at departure the security official wouldn’t let me take my Quadra on the plane. He didn’t speak English, I didn’t know Mongolian, and he refused to let me through security. To solve this dilemma, I went back to the airline counter, explained to them I had flown to Mongolia on their plane with no problems, so why couldn’t I fly back the same way?

Another option is using your laptop. Laptops give you lots of hard drive space to store images, and all the functionality of a computer in the field. You can work on images at night and post shots to a website when you have Internet access. Some laptops are very small and cost about the same as a portable storage device. The downside is that laptops are not as durable in the field, and more likely to be stolen out of your hotel room when traveling. External hard drives offer another source of image backup.

Maybe the location is a local climbing crag or roadside surfing hole. Having your car nearby allows you to carry the camera equipment you may need for the shoot. 10). Since weight and space aren’t an issue, I bring my prime lenses, including my 200–400mm f/4 and multiple speedlights. This amount of gear will cover almost anything I shoot. The exceptions would be underwater shoots requiring housings and more lighting gear for portraits. Remember, you don’t need all this gear to make great photographs.

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