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Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography Paperback – 16 Jul 2010

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st Edition edition (16 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393338088
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393338089
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 2 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 614,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[Galen Rowell] was the real thing. . . . His skillful writings were a rare combination of engaging behind-the-scenes narrative and actionable photographic instruction. Everyone wants to explore in his shoes and see through his lens. --Steve D. Werner, publisher, Outdoor Photographer"

About the Author

Galen Rowell, internationally renowned photographer and mountaineer, is the author of such acclaimed books as My Tibet (with His Holiness the Dalai Lama) and Mountains of the Middle Kingdom. His work regularly appears in Life, National Geographic, Outside, and Sports Illustrated.


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By A Customer on 11 Feb. 2002
Format: Hardcover
A book about the art of photography not just technical excellence as most books on photography. Not a photography engineering book about f-stops and shutter speeds but about how to visualize good pictures and why some pictures are perceived as outstanding.
This book inspired me to see photography from a new angle with more thougth about what I do as a photographer. It is a virtual toolbox filled with tools to explain why one picture is great and another not so great even if they are at the same technical level.
This set of collected columns from Outdoor Photographer is not something you want to read cover to cover, rather you should read a chapter or two and give them some thougth before you go on. But at the same time I enjoyed it so much that I read it cover to cover on one night and then re-read it later.
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Long considered something of a classic, I was very pleased to receive this book as an unexpected gift. Unfortunately I was left disappointed, as Rowell's tone is far too smug and self-satisfied for my liking. I was reminded of Alan Partridge's fictional autobiography, with its repeated end-of-chapter refrain of "Needless to say, I had the last laugh".

A lot of the information is dated, but then equipment isn't the main focus of the book. Rowell concentrates on vision and photographic development, topics which should be of more interest to the intermediate/advanced photographer than f/stop explanations and jpeg vs Raw discussions. Some of the photography is very good - and some of the writing does provide food for thought - but if you are sensitive to a writer's voice you might find Rowell's pervasive lack of humility grating. There is insight in here, but all too often it is presented in a manner I found off-putting. Others might disagree, but to me Rowell came across more conceited know-all than wise mentor.

Each to their own, but I found the book slow going, and whenever I pick it up to re-read a chapter, and give it another chance, I'm almost immediately reminded of why I was turned off in the first place.
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Read about this book when reading Ian Camerons book, Transcient Light. Bought the book and was amazed by Galen Rowells photographs. An excellent book for anyone wanting to upgrade their Landscape Photography
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The book comprises a series of articles first published in "Outdoor Photography". Primarily bought this book at the suggestion of Ken Rockwell's camera review website. Whilst not exactly what I was expecting(?),I did find it sufficiently interesting to read it from cover to cover. It may not revolutionise your photography, but it may make you think about the process more deeply. I found the article on Smart Flash photography very useful.
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Worth buying for the chapter on how we see what we want to see.
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