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Article on Rock Climbing Photography

Postby silversummit » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:03 am

DPS (Digital Photography School) is featuring an article on photographing rock climbing. The article offers some thoughts on tackling photography in difficult situations and some links to a few great photo sites.

Here's the <a href=//digital-photography-school.com/rock-climbing-photography-tips-with-kamil-bialous > article. </a>

Enjoy :)
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:24 am

Nice article.

Two of the most imortant things I learned early about climbing photography are:

1. You can't take photos wtihout a camera
2. When the going gets tough, take photos

You can't take photos if your camera is packed away in your pack. You've got to keep your camera handy so that you can take photos. I use a small waterproof, padded camera bag that I can attach to my harness. The camera is always handy and ready to go. You can even tie the camera to the rope or haul bag and send it up to someone else.

When the conditions get grim, that's the time to pull out the camera. Many great photos are taken when the weather or conditions are terrible.
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Postby nattfodd » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:22 pm

Some good stuff in this article. I wrote something similar, though more for alpine applications (and am working on turning it into a book): http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/writings ... hotography
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Postby Brad F » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:29 pm

Those are some amazing pics nattfodd! Chopicalqui is a beautiful mountain.
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Postby silversummit » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:53 am

nattfodd wrote:Some good stuff in this article. I wrote something similar, though more for alpine applications (and am working on turning it into a book): http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/writings ... hotography


This is an excellent article - I can't wait to see the book! And I think it applies to a variety of outdoor photography situations not just alpine. Thanks for passing on the reference!
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Postby AOwen » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:14 pm

Fantastic pictures and great advice natt, the best article I've seen on the topic, I've forwarded it along to climbing/photographer friends and followed some of your advice and has motivated me to bring my dslr backpacking, and managed to produce a few good pictures on my last trip.

I would buy your book.
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Postby BLong » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:16 am

Those are both great articles. Thanks for posting them.

I had been wondering if you had shot those in HDR natt. Thanks for the explanation. I like your minimal use of the HDR technique.

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Postby nattfodd » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:19 pm

Glad to know you guys are finding the article useful. The book should be out by next winter, published by Rocky Nook. I'll post an announcement here if the elves are ok with it.

@BLong: I have a somewhat more detailed article on HDR, see A plea for HDR.
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Postby mvs » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:20 pm

Jeez, Alexandre I've said it before but your photos are so incredible!

This one: http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/gallerie ... observers/
Just amazing...
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Re: Article on Rock Climbing Photography

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Re: Article on Rock Climbing Photography

Postby Arthur Digbee » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:31 pm

Wow. Do let us know when the book comes out. We'll figure out a way to call it something other than a "commercial post." :wink:
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Re: Article on Rock Climbing Photography

Postby nattfodd » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:37 pm

Hehe :)

It's coming out next March, see this page.
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Postby Joe White » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:32 pm

nattfodd wrote:Some good stuff in this article. I wrote something similar, though more for alpine applications (and am working on turning it into a book): http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/writings ... hotography


Very nice. Looking forward to the book. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Article on Rock Climbing Photography

Postby MBS1017 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:20 pm

Awesome natt, can"t wait for your book.
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