Hi and welcome to this very special edition of Workshop at the Ranch. My book is now Available! That was fun to say … think I’ll say it again …MY BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE. The Way I See It … 50 One Page Workshops is only available through my website.
The test book looked terrific from the first page to the last. The color, quality, sharpness, and every detail looked beautiful. I compared the premium page quality of printing to some book projects I had been involved with over the years with publishers like Simon and Schuster, Bantam, and National Geographic and found little or no difference. I sent out the January Workshop at the Ranch article asking for “Book Ideas” input. Hundreds of emails with suggestions streamed in during the next two weeks. The book ideas were almost 100% unanimous when listing the exact same items to be in the book… Big Pictures, Workshop at the Ranch style instruction but much more in-depth, my Thought Process for taking the picture, Camera Data and Equipment, pictures of Strobe Lighting and Remote Camera set-ups. Sports Coverage images, Arena Sport Strobe Lighting, Speedlights, and Lightpainting were requested subjects.
The Way I See It … 50 One Page Workshops is a hardbound large format elegant coffee table book measuring 11X13. It showcases 50 of my favorite images as large Picture Spreads. Each of the picture spreads are accompanied by an in-depth workshop and lesson. The camera data/exposure settings, equipment used, and lighting information when sport strobes or Speedlights were involved are all included. Photographs of remote camera set-ups and arena sport strobe set-ups are also included. Chapter titles are; Sports Coverage and Athletes, Arena Sport Strobe Lighting, Off Camera Speedlights, and Lightpainting. Each chapter opener is a workshop in itself while each picture spread workshop far exceeds a normal Workshop at the Ranch article, … a sort of Workshop on Steroids. The workshops are filled with my thought process that went into the making of the image, the procedures involved to accomplish it, and a variety of personal stories/anecdotes about life and business as a photographer. This is a beautiful coffee table book design with instruction and technical information that I hope you all will enjoy and learn from.
Here is a short review of each chapter with some images from: The Way I See It … 50 One Page Workshops
The final page of the book contains a rather lengthy list of General Equipment Information. This is a complied list of all the equipment I currently use beginning in January 2009. All my cameras, lenses, sport strobes, hardware, accessories (including a NEW item just released), laptop, file storage, software, Lightpainting flashlights and spot lights, etc, etc, etc are all listed. Where I buy all my equipment, Website addresses and phone numbers to many of the companies of some of my specialty gear I use, and who does my website design/hosting is all listed for your convenience and use.
Throughout the pages I refer to many of the situations, stories, and lessons of my business and of my life that I have both learned from and found to be enlightening. This book is far more involved than a Workshop at the Ranch both in large picture spreads and with in-depth instruction. I have enjoyed every minute and phase of this solo project from the image selection to creating the layout, design and color pallet, and from writing the text to recalling the moments in my career and life. I truly hope you enjoy The Way I See It… Thanks for your ideas and inspiration to move forward with this first book.
I’ll see you next month here on Workshop at the Ranch. Adios, Dave
The Way I See It … is only available through my website. When you press the icon cover image you will enter the Blurb.com website bookstore. The book is a Large Format Design and is available in Hardcover with Dust Jacket. All books are printed on professional quality Premium Paper. Simply enter the quantity of books you want to order and Add to Cart. You will actually be paying Blurb.com … they will ship you your book. Please do not contact me as all transactions occur through Blurb.com.