Remote Exposure – a book review

Some of the most dramatic landscape photos are those takenin the mountains. Since the majority of the population has never hiked orclimbed to an actual mountaintop, those views are often the most compelling. Ifyou are actually planning such a climb, you want to bring back the best imagespossible to actually portray the wonders you experienced.
Shooting from mountaintops is considerably different thanshooting in Cleveland or most anywhere else you probably live, and that’s whyAlexandre Buisse wrote this book, RemoteExposure – a guide to hiking and climbing photography.  It’s a great compendium of all sorts ofpractical advice in selecting what to bring and how to use it to its bestadvantage.
First Buisse describes the equipment needed and how to carryit (dropping equipment on a mountain side is usually disastrous.) Then he givessome great tips about avoiding condensation and dust on your LCD. I neverrealized that I could help avoid dust on my LCD by making sure the camera wasturned off when changing lenses. Turns out that reduces static electricity, whichcreates the magnetic attraction of dust to the LCD itself.
An entire chapter is devoted to the “art” of compositionbecause lots of uninteresting shots are never the measure of success. He thengoes into the differences to be aware of in camping, hiking, technical climbingand mountaineering. A discussion of panoramic images, HDR and DSLR video roundsout the book.
This is one where just about anyone is bound to find sometips they hadn’t known or perhaps reminded about ones they’ve long forgotten.It’s available at  Bordersand Amazon. The book is beautifully hardbound with a lay-flat design and is alsoavailable for the Kindle.
You might also like to read my review of other Rocky Nook Books: