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I’d like to announce an awesome eBook entitled “ONE IMAGE” authored by good friend, fellow photographer, and colleague Kyle McDougall. ONE IMAGE is a 196 page eBook that is full of inspirational landscape photographs, all created using Kyle’s one image methodology with stellar results. As Kyle states within the early pages of the book: “In a nutshell, the One Image process is the act of setting out to create only a single photograph while on location, or at the very least, exhausting all of your options before moving on to the next.”

In this day and age where it seems photographs are judged by the number of likes they receive on Facebook or Instagram. ONE IMAGE is thought-provoking, adaptable and flexible concept that reminds us to slow down, become one with nature, and make deliberate decisions when crafting our landscape imagery, rather than run around a location creating a multitude of images only to select our favorite image at the home computer. Something we are all guilty of at one point or another during our photographical pursuits.

From the first chapter “Concept – Take Control of Your Art” to the last chapter “Moving Forward” Kyle reminds us of one of the most important and thought-provoking points that we must first and foremost be creating our photography for ourselves. After all did we not purchase our camera gear because we enjoy taking photographs?

The ONE IMAGE process will raise your awareness for creating meaningful landscape imagery by making deliberate and specific choices when crafting your photographs, by consciously deciding what to include or exclude, and by understanding light and how it plays a significant role in shaping the resulting photograph.

ONE IMAGE will help you develop a workflow that will guide you through the process of creating meaningful landscape imagery for YOU! Just as Kyle states on page 185 Take the time. Do the work. Be thoughtful. Be unique. Create for yourself”

To order your copy of ONE IMAGE please click here.

 

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Before heading north to Horseshoe Lake I made sure to pack Denise Ippolito’s new eBook “My First Impressions of Bosque Dell Apache”. Denise Ippolito is a talented freelance photographer from New Jersey. Bosque Del Apache NWR is a 57,191 acre refuge located along the Rio Grande near Socorro, New Mexico. Each year during the “Festival of the Cranes” large numbers of Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes are present. In November of 2010 Denise co-led a workshop at Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge with world premier bird photographer Arthur Morris. Arthur Morris has led Intructional Photography Tours at Bosque for the last 16 years. In Denise’s new eBook she shares her first visit to this location through poems, stunning artistic renditions, pleasing blurs, tack sharp flight imagery and sensational sunrise/sunset photos. As I read through Denise’s latest offering each image filled me with inspiration and creative ideas, the kind of imagery that is more than just a photograph, but an expression. Denise is at her creative best in “My First Impressions Of Bosque Del Apache” and the imagery clearly illustrates how much she fell in love with such a beautiful place.

Whether you plan to visit Bosque Del Apache or not, I highly recommend Denise’s this eBook. It will inspire you to create your own stunning collection of imagery.  If you do plan to visit Bosque consider the new 3 day workshop Denise has created during the “Festival of the Cranes” this November, at a killer price. To find out more about this workshop click here. In “My First Impressions Of Bosque Del Apache” Denise is also quick to note that you should not visit Bosque “blind”, be sure to read Arthur Morris’ Bosque site guide. Mr. Morris’ intimate knowledge of this location will put you in the right spot at the right time. Check out the site guide here. Someday I hope to witness the beauty of Bosque Del Apache for myself.  When I do, I will be calling Denise.

“My First Impressions Of Bosque Del Apache” is available here.

Thanks again for the inspiring work Denise!

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