The Extreme Perspectives e-book by Alexandre Buisse from Craft & Vision is a fantastic collection of images and thoughts covering extreme mountaineering photography. The extreme photography angles displayed provide another dimension in storytelling.
I loved the fact that he included photographs in the e-book that may not fit our current mold of the “perfect” photograph, but explained why they were included.
For example, the shot of the climber that shows the shadows of the rope and himself (pictured below on right) – it was magnificant. His explanation of the shadow and its inclusion due to the direction of the light helps me understand that sometimes you do not have an option when taking a certain type of photograph.
He provided some great advice on gear selections including some pros and cons regarding gear storage options – beltpacks versus shoulder packs versus backpacks. The reinforcement of vision as it relates to our selection of photographs is definitely in the eye of the beholder. Each photograph contained within this e-book had a purpose and showcased some of the beauty and majesty that the mountains have to offer. One thing I would have liked to see included in the e-book was the metadata for each of the photographs used. As a relatively new photographer, I enjoy learning what settings were utilized in making each of the photographs. Maybe that can be included in a future update of the product; regardless, the photos were amazing and I wonder how long he had to wait to capture some of the moments.
I recommend this e-book for anyone who is exploring the extreme sports photography arena or who loves mountainous landscapes.
Craft & Vision e-books can be yours for a low price of $5. That's right – $5. You can either download the PDF version or pick it up as an iPad App – either way it is a great investment! Pick one up today!
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