Best Action and Adventure Photography Books

1. Blabac Photo: The Art of Skateboarding Photography

by Mike Blabac, J. Grant Brittian, Jake Phelps, Skin Phillips

"It's rad what I do." --Mike Blabac Blabac Photo: The Art of Skateboarding Photography is a stunning chronicle of a youth movement as seen through the lens of Mike Blabac, a man who is as dedicated to his craft as he is to the skateboarding lifestyle that inspired it. For millions of people around the world, skateboarding is more than a mere hobby or a sport--it's a way of life that has shaped everything from fashion and music, to video games and art.…»

2. Galen Rowell's Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography

by Galen Rowell

In 60 practical yet inspirational essays drawn from his Outdoor Photographer column, and in 145 stunning color photos, world-renowned photographer Galen Rowen explains and demonstrates the techniques he uses to transform light and color into vivid, uniquely expressive art. What makes Rowell one of the world's top photojournalists and sets him apart from others in the field? Steve Werner, editor of Outdoor Photographer, says the magazine's most popular…»

3. Digital Masters: Adventure Photography: Capturing the World of Outdoor Sports

by Michael Clark

Digital Masters goes extreme! This beautifully produced guide by Michael Clark is the newest entry in the series, as well as the first book on a fast-growing photographic genre: shooting todayâÄôs popular extreme outdoor sports, from mountain biking and ice climbing to surfing, BASE jumping, and more. Clark is one of the worldâÄôs most respected adventure photographers, and he offers sage adviceâÄîgained from years of hard-earned experienceâÄîon equipment,…»

4. To the Ends of the Earth: Adventures of an Expedition Photographer

by Gordon Wiltsie

Unforgettable stories and images from America's preeminent adventure photographer on his most challenging, exhilarating expeditions. Renowned as one of the world's foremost expedition photographers, Gordon Wiltsie has climbed Himalayan mountains, mushed dogs on the frozen Arctic Ocean, skied in Antarctica, and hacked through the Amazon jungle to photograph the most remote reaches of the planet. For the last three decades he has accompanied many of the…»

5. National Geographic Photography Field Guide : Action/Adventure

by Bill Hatcher

From camera-wielding adventurers to soccer moms, photographers at all levels will add new excitement and energy to their camerawork when they focus in on the advice, tips, and techniques revealed and explained in this essential field guide by one of the world's finest adventure photographers. Bill Hatcher shares all the experience and expertise he's acquired in twenty years of capturing split-second adventure, fast-moving drama, and quiet moments on the…»

6. Mountain Photography

by Philip R. I. Smith

This valuable how-to guide will be much appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts who want better-quality photographs to record their wilderness experiences. The author starts with the basics, offering suggestions on choosing a suitable camera and accessories. Helpful insights are given into both landscape and action photography, with an emphasis on how to avoid the pitfalls. Enhanced by many full-colour illustrations, the book also includes tips from well-known…»

7. Move!: The art of action photography

by Reuters Photographers

Stunning action photography, from the world's largest multi-media news agency.Move is a stunning collection of images from Reuters, the world's largest international news agency, on the universal theme of the action. This collection of action photographs will illustrate the energy of movement, featuring vibrant news, sport and human-life imagery captured by Reuters¿ team of award-winning photographers around the globe.Across the globe, every day, Reuters…»

8. Action Photography: Approaches and Techniques for Recording the Decisive Moment

by Jonathan Hilton

This guide for successful action photography shows photographers how to solve technical problems which can occur when shooting action events. It provides ways to exploit the photographic opportunities which present themselves when shooting from public areas open to everybody.»