If you’re the kinda person who’s always stopping to take piccies while you’re out on an adventure — trying to capture the moment in the most beautiful manner you can — then you’re gonna want to enter this competition. We’ve managed to bag four copies of Dan Bailey‘s awesome new book Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography (RRP £21.99) — and you could be the lucky winner of one of them!
“Your backpack isn’t as light as it could be; it rarely is. Your ultramodern outdoor gear doesn’t weigh very much, but all that metal and glass definitely pulls on the shoulder straps. You’re OK with it though, because you simply cannot imagine heading off on an adventure without your camera.”
[Bailey 2015, p.2]
Basically, if you identify with this statement, you’re going to just love this book…
Whether you’re already a pro, you’re aspiring to be one or you’re simply a passionate amateur, Dan’s book will teach you pretty much everything you need to know about the art of action and adventure photography. From choosing the right gear, to the benefits of RAW and JPEG, to getting over the limitations of tricky light and anticipating that magic moment, Dan’s book will leave you desperate to grab your camera and run out the door.
From the first sentence, you just know this is a professional talking — and a professional with a passion for his work. I don’t know many people who are both crazy talented at photography, and are also able to pen a seriously gripping book. Trust me, Dan Bailey is one of those few.
Dan has been working as a pro adventure photographer for 18 years — so he’s had a while to refine a system that works for him. After all, carrying your gear and shooting while you’re hiking, climbing mountains, riding your bike, skiing in deep powder, or exploring remote places in the world is not the easiest of skills. But Dan’s mastered the art, and the quality of his images, as well as the publications (Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, etc.) in which his imagery appears, are all testament to that.
Anyways, without further ado, here’s what you need to do to win yourself a copy…
This competition is now closed. The winners, chosen at random, are Kate Owen, Glen Smale, Berno and Gary Crocker. Congratulations, hope you enjoy the book!
Here’s a link, if you want to have a sneaky peek inside Dan’s book.
All photography courtesy of Dan Bailey