Extreme Digital Photography

Extreme Digital Photography

by Jonathan Chester, Christian Kallen


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"Extreme Digital Photography" offers practical advice for taking digital photographs in extreme environments. It covers the practicalities of equipment, trip planning, communication and survival, along with in-depth guides to various locales - from climbing Everest, to rafting the Takeze, to surviving the Sahara, and features stunning photographs taken from every region. It gives serious, in-depth information for people planning to take their digital camera with them on a trip to a wild locale, while at the same time providing beautiful images of extreme environments for those who just wish they were going. The practical information provided in this book can also be used on any journey where a digital camera is taken out into the wild.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592003884
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 10/18/2004
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Chester is a leading polar photographer and adventurer. In the course of thirty years of traveling to the world's most wild and remote destinations, he has written and illustrated ten books, produced numerous films and live website coverage, and acted as a guide and expedition leader. His digital photography has taken him on assignments to Antarctica, Africa, the Galapagos, and the Himalaya and Ladakh in Northern India, including Mt. Everest.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Extreme Environments - Gallery 1. Wet Conditions 2. Cold Conditions 3. Hot Jungle 4. Dusty & Smoky 5. High Altitude 6. Polar Conditions Part 2: Planning for Extremes 7. What to Consider: Isolation, Duration, Mobility, etc. 8. What to Take 9. Carrying Cases and Protection 10. Power Supplies 11. Hardware 12. Software 13. Communications Part 3: Extreme Locations 14. Examples & Case Studies 15. Water 16. Rain Forest 17. Deserts 18. Mountains 19. Underwater 20. Tropical Islands 21. Aerial Photography 22. Night Shooting Part 4: Extreme Subjects 23. Arctic Wildlife 24. Antarctica 25. Tropical Jungle 26. On Safari 27. Desert Conditions 28. Underwater Animals 29. In Flight 30. Macro Photography 31. Remote Lifestyles 32. Extreme Natural Phenomena Part 5: Extreme Activities 33. Adventure Racing 34. Mountain Biking 35. Trekking 36. Big Wall & Rock Climbing 37. Mountaineering 38. River Rafting & Canoeing 39. Sailing 40. Sea Kayaking 41. Underwater 42. Caving, Spelunking 43. Aerial Photography 44. Hang-Gliding, Base-Jumping 45. Surfing & Wind-Sailing 46. Skiing 47. Snow-Boarding Part 6: The Extreme Assignment 48. The Assignment: General Considerations 49. Research: Know Your Subject, Destination, etc. 50. Clothing: Personal Gear Considerations 51. Medical Concerns: Basic Safety Concerns 52. Getting There: Airlines, Customs, Visas, etc. 53. Base Camp Set-up: How to Organize the Field Station 54. Workflow 55. Examples Part 7: Future of Extreme 56. Technology-Capture 57. Technology-Storage 58. Processing 59. Delivery

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