Being new to the Ebook format I decided it was about time that I had a look to see what books were out there to spend my hard earned money on. Conveniently this conscientious thought co-insided with an article about a new book released by Alexandre Buisse called Extreme Perspectives, from online blog PictureCorrect. It seemed too good an opportunity to miss with my interests in outdoor, extreme sports and photography combined this could be a good way to start my ebook library!
It has to be said that I thoroughly enjoyed this Ebook which is largely made up of an informative self critique by Buisse of some of his favourite and most successful images, which guides you through the dos and don’ts of mountaineering photography. As Buisse says himself, he believes that his learning in climbing and mountaineering photography can be applied to any outdoor extreme sports and I would have to agree. You don’t have to enjoy the great outdoors to appreciate the outstanding stories depicted by his photographs and the use of fine technique. Within the book Buisse explains his gear choices and includes some photographic philosophies he tries to uphold whilst shooting and with his post production.
Craft & Vision who published this Ebook has a mission statement on their website to: create the best value in photographic education through ridiculously low-priced eBooks. Their website also carries titles from photographers like Dave Delnea and Andrew S. Gibson as-well as David duChemin, the best-selling author of Within The Frame.
Extreme Perspectives – Alexandre Buisse is available from the Craft & Vision website for immediate download for just $5. In my opinion it is a fantastic ebook which I thoroughly enjoyed reading and no doubt I shall be referring back to the Craft and Vision website to extend my ebook library.
- Extreme Perspectives: an eBook to keep your DSLR (pixiq.com)
Recently I popped in at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart Tasmania. Apart from the historically rich and exciting exhibition about Tasmania’s intriguing history the art gallery upstairs held some treasures. Skipping the stuffed animals part of the exhibition allowed me enough time to browse around the fantastic art exhibits, oil paintings of a young Hobart thriving in an excited and young way bursting into an important port. I was struck by the age and the detail of the images before me, splendid in their majestic wooden frames. Images documenting a period of time hundreds of years ago protected full time by the gentleman curator, sat in the corner suspiciously eyeing the white lines running before the paintings, waiting for any sort of breach of boundary that would spell a warning of impending doom for these protected arts. Fascinated I wondered whether our images would be treasured, the simplicity of multiple reprints and being able to view images of the whole world from your living room anytime of day or night. Limited edition reprints are about as exclusive it has got over the last century, in-fact since the birth of photography, but what about one off originals, will we ever shoot an image and print it once and frame it in a huge 10 foot long frame and delete the file. Would this be enough to make a curator from the future sit in a protected room away from harsh sunlight and be enough to make people insist on whispering in awe. I can’t ever see any photographer decide to do this but sometimes I wonder what will happen to our great works of art, forever present on the world wide web for all to see, will they be immortal or drift off into oblivion, syphoned from the cyber world when our photographic kin decides there is too much data on the internet or whatever global network may exist.
Win a Ipad 16GB with the MedGadget photography competition. They are accepting all types of medical photography and illustrations from anyone. Check out their MedGadget Photography & Photoshop Competition webpage for more details.
I have had a browse of my hardrive and come up with a couple of images, all you have to do is add it to your flickr stream and tag it with “imaginemedicine” and “medgadget” keywords. All entries to be in for 11:59pm ET on December 5, 2010. The winner will be announced on December 10th and the prize is a brand new 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi.
The shortlist for the third Prix Pictet was announced on 10 November 2010 at Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris. There is an exhibition which will run from 12 to 27 November where members of the public can view the entries.
There are twelve shortlisted artist’s work on display from the original 450 entrants. The theme for the third cycle of the Prix Pictet is Growth. The prestigious competition, although only in its third year is one of the worlds premier environmental photography competitions. The winner of the huge prize sum which works out at about £63,000 will be announced in March 2011.
Looking at the Prix Pictet website at the shortlist entries the standard looks incredibly high and it was very inspiring. One of my favourite projects was Oil by Edward Burtynsky. Edward is one of the worlds finest industrial landscape photographers and is much celebrated in Canada. You can read what he has to say about his project on the Artists Statement part of the Prix Pictet website.
I have been following several RSS Feeds and I thought it was about time I reviewed 10 of my favourites. These RSS Feeds give me many things from inspiration to industry news. They are in no particular order so I hope you will follow them all. Add them to your RSS reader of choice and enjoy reading them with your morning coffee!
A Pictures Worth – Photoshelter
Even if you are not using their services though you should be reading their blog. Written by PhotoShelter co-founders, Allen Murabayashi & Grover Sanschagrin, it has their take on the photo industry, photographer websites, selling photos, SEO, gear and more. An invaluable source for anyone in the industry.
A Photo Editor
Written by former photography director Rob Haggart, this is a source of common sense for photographers! As a photographer some of the best advice is the advice that comes from your customers or photo buyers. With up to date industry news interspersed with interviews from Rob’s contacts that he has built up as a man with his finger right on the pulse, this has to be one of the best RSS Feeds for photographers.
Chase Jarvis is one of the current day’s great photographers, not just for his fantastic and inspiring work but also because of what he gives back. Chase blogs about his work, gear and lifestyle. With posts about how he creates his images, industry conventions he has spoken at and so much more. Chase Jarvis is a hero of the photography world. It is also worth my mentioning that in other parts of his website there are videos of his shoots that are well worth watching!
Jim M Golstein
Jim Golstein is a travel and landscape photographer who has a particular interest in nature. His blog displays some of his photos from his shoots which are well worth a look at.
Based in New York, Joe McNally has an impressive CV amongst which lies 20 years of shooting for National Geographic. Blogging eccentrically about life as a photographer, his shoots and his projects to put back into the photography community the skills he has learned. I think the most wonderful thing is the amount of variety his work carries.
An open vault that is constantly updated with new jewels of the photographic world. Aimed at technically minded photographers it hosts information on the more technical side of digital photography. Written by Michael Zhang and Jessica Lum together they produce some amazing content that I cannot get enough of.
Photocritic is written in a very individual style and the content is always forthcoming. Articles are a range of funny personal projects and opinions on all aspects of photography by the editor.
Scott Wyden is a photographer based in New Jersey he is currently on number 315 of his 365 series. Most of these series are like kissing your dog, they are cute but kind of stink at the same time. With this one I have enjoyed the photographers style throughout and its broken up with other interesting articles.
This is a fantastic read, the articles are like full magazine pieces and have great content. Recent articles have content about workflow, technology and philosophy. I can’t wait for the next article to be published.
With guest posts from several contributor, Light Stalkers hosts articles with how-tos on computer software, camera techniques and post production workflows. Some of the articles are a bit soft but there are some gems.
I have really enjoyed reading this post from Alice on My Modern Metropolis with her interview of Jordan Matter – you can visit Alice’s blog at View alice’s blog and go to the post using the link below:
I was looking on PhotoRadar’s site the other day at their post about POTY 2010 trying to use it to kick start my creative juices! They have now got their final shortlist for the Adrenaline catagory. You can see all the photos at PhotoRadar.
The judges were looking for originality and as always the competition has some amazing inspirational work. My particular favourite was this motox shot from danvojtech although not as technically advanced as some of the other entries it made me smile.