Outdoor and Survival Skills for Nature Photographers

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Going beyond knowing how to use a camera, this book addresses situations and skills particular to photographing outdoors and provides vital information to ensure a photographer is equipped to handle them properly. A successful nature photographer not only needs the right equipment, but must also know how to protect gear from dirt, weather, and wear. Also included is information on tracking and approaching wildlife, as well as a discussion of blinds and camouflage. T… More >>

Outdoor and Survival Skills for Nature Photographers

3 Comments on "Outdoor and Survival Skills for Nature Photographers"

  1. I wrote this book with priorities in mind. First I should let you know that I was a full time emergency medical services provider (EMT, Paramedic and related instructor) for over 20 years and have been a law enforcement officer for over 15 years. I now work full time as a conservation officer. Hobbies have included flying, camping, canoeing, hunting, fishing and photography. The photography expanded to a business that now includes writing. With all of that mentioned to give something about my background, I will mention that my first priority with this book is to save lives. The most important life saving skills and preventative measures are basic. This book covers them.

    The reader should have, upon completion of reading this book, a knowledge of what to do or what not to do to prevent “situations” from happening and if they do happen, how to correct them.

    Other priorities I had when writing this book were to inform the reader how to choose equipment germane to nature photography and protect it as well as make the photographer safe and comfortable. I have included information on supports, bags and vests, clothing, “gadgets,” safety issues, survival skills, and emergency medical care and much more.

    Other issues discussed are how to find and get close to wildlife and how to use resources that are out there.

    Thank you for considering the purchase of my book.

    Some of the skills in this book I hope you will use freqently and some I hope you will never have to….Ralph LaPlant
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I wrote this book with priorities in mind. First I should let you know that I was a full time emergency medical services provider (EMT, Paramedic and related instructor) for over 20 years and have been a law enforcement officer for over 15 years. I now work full time as a conservation officer. Hobbies have included flying, camping, canoeing, hunting, fishing and photography. The photography expanded to a business that now includes writing. With all of that mentioned to give something about my background, I will mention that my first priority with this book is to save lives. The most important life saving skills and preventative measures are basic. This book covers them.

    The reader should have, upon completion of reading this book, a knowledge of what to do or what not to do to prevent “situations” from happening and if they do happen, how to correct them.

    Other priorities I had when writing this book were to inform the reader how to choose equipment germane to nature photography and protect it as well as make the photographer safe and comfortable. I have included information on supports, bags and vests, clothing, “gadgets,” safety issues, survival skills, and emergency medical care and much more.

    Other issues discussed are how to find and get close to wildlife and how to use resources that are out there.

    Thank you for considering the purchase of my book.

    Some of the skills in this book I hope you will use freqently and some I hope you will never have to.

    Ralph LaPlant
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Where was this book when I needed it? While photographing outdoors, I have had hypothermia, heat stroke and dehydration. Twice I have been hopelessly lost. This book does an excellent job of zeroing in on issues for outdoor photographers — and that means a combination of outdoor photography and survival skills. The authors clearly are very knowledgeable about their subject. The book is well-organized and well-written. It even gave me new ideas to try and included other helpful resources. Don’t leave the paved trail without this book!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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