Mar 03 2011

Backcountry Photography: Shoot the Action!

Winter’s long, dark evenings are a good time to go over old trip journals, sketchbooks, and photographs, reliving past treks in the process. Earlier this winter, I suggested ways to rework this material in a home studio, creating new images from old with pencil and brush. Now I’m revisiting the source, so to speak. In other words, I’m taking another look at digital photography as a creative outlet. Why? Because I shoot thousands of photos a year, and — since there are only 24 hours in my day — a lot of these images gather digital dust on my hard drive till winter, when I have the leisure to give them more than a perfunctory look. You could say that the dark of the year is the time when I catch up on the previous summer, I suppose. And I was doing just that a couple of weeks ago, when it dawned on me that I’d given short shrift to one very important subject in my previous “Backcountry Photography” series. I said almost nothing about photographing action scenes…Read more…

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