A Guide to Hiking & Climbing Photography
by Alexandre Buisse
I've had a love affair with photography for as long as I can remember. When I didn't have my own camera, I'd envy other photographers' work. My very first camera was a Kodak Instamatic and I put it to good use for several years photographing my growing family. With my first 35mm I've taken endless rounds of photos and to this day, I still have many rolls of undeveloped film. With my first digital point and shoot I relished the ability to delete photos I didn't want, but longed for more versatility. Now I have a DSLR and wide angle lens that I absolutely enjoy photographing with. And part of the fun of photography is also learning whether by workshops or publications. Over the years I've purchased many publications on photography but the one that I enjoy the most is recently released Remote Exposure by Alexandre Buisse.
I ordered this book back in October of 2010 and eagerly awaited its arrival. I was not disappointed. This book, by far, is the most comprehensive book on hiking and climbing photography. Beautifully illustrated with photos, I could not put this book down. I've even read and re-read the Foward and Introduction chapters as well as they serve as both informative and inspirational.
If you're a hiking and climbing fanatic like me who loves photography, you'll appreciate all the photography techniques geared specifically towards mountaineering, hiking and climbing. Each chapter spans a specific topic from motivation to equipment, to workflow and advanced digital photography techniques.
And Buisse's photos are truly inspirational. There are over 100 photos depicting his hikes and climbs throughout three continents. I highly recommend this book; for those that love beautiful wilderness and outdoor images, as well as for those who love mountaineering, hiking and climbing and want to preserve those memories through photography.
Alexandre Buisse Blog: http://www.alexandrebuisse.org/blog
The Alpinist Magazine has chosen a selection of Alexandre's photos as wallpaper. They can be found at: http://www.alpinist.com/wallpaper/