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Adventure Sports Photography: Creating Dramatic Images in Wild Places by Tom Bol

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9. Video

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Using an overhead crane to shoot a rock climbing video segment.

A lot of adventure sports photography is about storytelling. Maybe you’re documenting an expedition to do a first descent of a remote river, or capturing a day at the crags. In your quest to create a visual story, you explore all options in capturing the event. And with today’s modern cameras, shooting video is a great option.

Similar to digital still images, video quality has rapidly improved in recent years. Video was very basic on DSLRs when it was first introduced, a nice option but lacking a lot of important features. Now Hollywood directors are using DSLR video for ...

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