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Galen Rowell's Vision - The Art of Adventure Photography
     

Galen Rowell's Vision - The Art of Adventure Photography

by Galen Rowell, Steve Werner (Foreword by)
 

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In sixty practical yet inspirational essays drawn from his Outdoor Photographer column, and in 145 stunning color photographs, world-renowned photographer Galen Rowell explains and demonstrates the techniques he uses to transform light and color into vivid, uniquely expressive art.
The illuminating essays in Galen Rowell's Vision are grouped into

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In sixty practical yet inspirational essays drawn from his Outdoor Photographer column, and in 145 stunning color photographs, world-renowned photographer Galen Rowell explains and demonstrates the techniques he uses to transform light and color into vivid, uniquely expressive art.
The illuminating essays in Galen Rowell's Vision are grouped into four chapters covering the fundamental aspects of the art of adventure photography as practiced by one of its masters: "Goals," transforming dreams into realities through personal vision; "Preparations," pushing the limits of equipment, film, and technique; "Journeys," merging visions with realities; and "Realizations," communicating one's worldview through photography. Throughout, Rowell includes examples of some of his most memorable images and relates fascinating anecdotes from his extraordinary photographic career.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Many of the photographs in this book are nothing short of remarkable. Ranging from shots of climbers dangling acrobatically on the sides of mountains to luminous sunsets, the exceptional images throughout emphasize exotic peoples and places, notably the airy reaches of Tibet. Refreshingly short on text, the book is driven primarily by the photographs themselves, along with brief captions about how each image was made. The spare text allows one to concentrate on the photographs in what essentially is a travelog of the photographer's best work. Galen Rowell's Vision is beautifully printed and very reasonably priced for a book of this quality. It should be considered for both photography and travel collections in public and academic libraries. Highly recommended.-- Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, Ill.
School Library Journal
YA-An eclectic collection of 60 essays, based on 6 years of Rowell's columns written for Outdoor Photographer. His erudite selections range from the general and ruminative to the esoteric; they are tied together by the belief that the key to creating great pictures is a photographer's inner vision. While nonphotographers will find his thoughts on foreign cultures, environmentalism, and other topics quite captivating, the book caters to shutterbugs who have achieved a degree of proficiency but who stand to benefit from the author's artistic insights. Anyone, however, should appreciate and enjoy the photographs. Over 140 astounding, full-color shots illustrate the concepts Rowell sets forth and truly give the volume its power.-Christopher Solomon, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Booknews
A nicely presented compilation of Rowell's photography columns for Outdoor Photographer magazine, with example images from the photographer/writer's files. While dealing with numerous technical matters, Rowell never strays too far from the deeper artistic issues that matter to him most. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871563576
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Galen Rowell (1940-2002) was the author of such acclaimed works as Bay Area Wild, My Tibet (with H.H. The Dalai Lama), and Mountain Light. An accomplished mountaineer, his work regularly appeared in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and Sierra, among other publications.

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