Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places

by Fred Showker

Adventure Sports Photography

BEST OF 2011 - DTG MAGAZINE and The Design & Publishing CenterEven if you don't learn a darn thing -- which I guarantee you will -- this new book by Tom Bol, ADVENTURE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY, is a wonderful visual treat to look at, and a thoroughly entertaining read! The techniques and lessons you can apply anywhere you are, even at home, just in case you never get to visit any of those spectacular locations in the book!

Adventure Sports Photography

ADVENTURE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY, by renowned photographer and workshop leader Tom Bol, combines personal stories from field experience with expert photo technique. Aspiring outdoor photographers, both adventure sports shooters and outdoor photography enthusiasts, will find this book to be a valuable reference and guide.


Bol covers everything an adventure sports shooter needs to know to get the shot–from packing and organizing gear for an afternoon shoot of rock climbing at the local crag to a month-long sea kayaking expedition.


You’ll explore composition and creative angles for stunning adventure sports images, and learn in-depth techniques for using speedlights and strobes for creative lighting when you’re shooting in the field. This book also shows you how to create a sequence shot and set up an effective digital workflow. In addition to creating environmental portraits, you’ll find out how to produce quality video of adventure sports.

The big snow scene

Tom Bol has been photographing adventure sports for more than 25 years, documenting adventures on every continent, and his work has been published worldwide. He is a regular contributor to Digital Photo magazine, and he’s been recognized as one of National Geographic Adventure’s "50 of America’s Top Visionaries" for his photography.

Dog sled

Tom’s work has been featured by Elinchrom, LowePro, Manfrotto, and Nikon, and he is a Sandisk Extreme Team member. PDN readers voted Tom one of the photography world’s best workshop leaders. He is also an instructor at Kelby Training, Maine Photo Workshops, Photo Quest Adventures, and Strabo Photo Tours.

coverAdventure Sports Photography:
Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places

Tom Bol
Paperback: 288 pages ; Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Adventure Sports Photography

Tom Bol author of Adventure Sports Photography: Creating Dramatic Images in Wild PlacesTom Bol is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Colorado. He specializes in adventure sports, portraits and travel. His editorial assignments have ranged from photographing mountaineering rangers on Alaska's Mt. McKinley to sea kayaking in Honduras. He is a contributor to many publications including Digital Photo and Light It magazine. His commercial work varies from shooting advertising images to creating photos for worldwide tourism campaigns. He has taught photo workshops for 15 years, and is an instructor at Kelby Training. Photo District News labeled him as one of the best photo workshop teachers in the country. Tom was on the list of National Geographic Adventure's "50 of America's Top Visionaries" for his photography, and Elinchrom, Lowepro and Nikon have featured his work. Recently he was interviewed by the New York Times about his photography technique. He speaks regularly at trade shows for Nikon and Manfrotto. His images and stories are published worldwide by a variety of clients

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Fred Showker

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