Remote Exposure: A Guide to Hiking and Climbing Photography Hardcover – 25 Apr 2011
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About the Author
Alexandre Buisse was born in Lyon, France. Growing up there meant frequent trips to the Alps, often to the Chamonix valley, which planted the seeds for his love of the mountains. Ironically, it wasn’t until he moved to flat Scandinavia that, pushed by a friend, he took up climbing. He has since traveled and climbed on four continents and in most major world ranges.
Alexandre began taking a serious interest in photography in 2005—just in time for his 20th birthday—and hasn’t put his camera down ever since. His initial motivation was to record and share the wonderful views that he encountered while hiking in the French Alps and, later, on his mountaineering expeditions. Though he also shoots in urban environments, his heart decidedly lies with nature and adventure photography.
He currently lives in Denmark, where he is switching careers from academic research to full-time adventure photography; he plans to move back to France soon.
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This fine publication did not once disappoint on the fine art photography front. Very beautiful and technically fabulous photographs throughout. My only criticism has been covered on previous reviews and relates to the lack of technical details for each photograph i.e. Camera/lens employed. Aperture, shutter speed etc.
A great coffee table publication full of fine photographs and lots of great ideas to further your technique. A beginner might struggle a bit as this book expects the reader to have mastered the very basics of camera operation. So many positives far outway any negatives however. Beautiful book and very good quality. Happy days.
In its secondary function as a 'coffee table' book, it also lets the reader down. There are too few full page images and many are pointlessly small. There is hardly any narrative explanation of the images and MOST frustratingly it doesn't have any information about the shots themselves, either aperture, focal length, et cetera or what time of day, what sort of camera, how he had anchored himself, whether he had to get permissions etc. This is particularly remiss as most of this information is captured in the camera metadata, so he wouldn't even have had to note it down.
So in short it's sort of half baked and neither one thing or the other. I suspect he'd be better off writing a straightforward climbing book using his photos to illustrate his obviously varied and impressive climbing lifestyle, or a much more technical guide to post production, large format work etc.
Was going to give it three stars but on reflection I'll give it two.Read more ›
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The only interesting stuff here is a list of things he takes on a photo tour. Thanks for that, but a few sentences would have covered that.
The second part of the book is about taking outdoor pictures, but again, only basic stuff. Veeery basic, like a list containing items like "open your camera bag" . . . "close your camera bag". Thanks for that checklist, knew I was missing something :-(
Finally the pictures: The book (thin book) contains a lot of pictures, mostly taken in the mountains. In my personal opinion: Some are good, most are average at best (especially the climbing pictures), none are exceptionally good, though they are taken in interesting places. This is only my personal opinion.
The real critic however is this: There is no information about how the picture was taken. No aperture, no time of day, no info about why he took it the way he did, no nothing. Are they just to show he was there? What am I to learn from them?
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