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.
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What makes Rowell one of the world's top photojournalists and sets him apart from others in the field? Steve Werner, editor of Outdoor Photographer, says the magazine's most popular columnist pursues his art the way a mountain climber pursues a peak: "planning the logistics, overcoming the hardships and conquering the unknown." The text, based on Rowell's monthly column for the magazine, is accompanied by images "chosen to illustrate concepts" rather than exhibit his best work -- or so he claims. Don't believe him; the pictures will blow you out of the water as surely as a well-placed stick of dynamite.From the Back Cover:
"Few photographers capture the spirit and substance of high and wild places the way Galen Rowell does. He earned fame first as a climber, and now...he's possibly the world's best-known photojournalist." Outside Magazine
"The pictures, naturally, are remarkable." Audubon Magazine
"Rowell...read[s] like a blast of crisp air wafting down from the Sierra Nevada."
Boston Sunday Globe
"Very seldom have I experienced so clearly defined the connection between the artist and what he sees, feels and does with the work itself." Robert Redford
Praise for Mountain Light:
"...the classiest 'how-to' text on landscape color photography ever published."
The New York Times
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Book Description Sierra Club Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0871563576
Book Description Sierra Club Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110871563576