Photographer Paul Nicklen recently released a two-hundred page ebook titled "Photographing Wild: Techniques of a National Geographic Photographer." Mr. Nicklen has been taking photographs for the magazine for over twenty years now in some of the most remote places on earth. He is also one of my personal favorite photographers out there today, so buying it for myself was an easy decision to make. His underwater images are always fantastic, and just seeing all of his wildlife photos come across my social media feeds is always inspiring to me.
The book was made to teach the basics of the images that Nicklen produces. He gives his sixteen ways to produce more powerful photos while keeping no secrets and just giving good, straightforward advice to the reader. It does not matter what kind of photographer you are or where you are taking pictures; you can learn something from this book. He tells you from his own experiences how to tell a better story and make your own photography stronger.
The book is normally only $15, which I consider already to be a bargain, but it is currently is on sale now for just $10 until September 23rd, so you have a few more days to take advantage of that deal! Another benefit from ordering it besides the educational reasons is that 40% of all the sales go directly to Sea Legacy, which supports marine conservation. Their mission is to use visually impactful images, such as Paul's, to influence people to to do something about protecting the oceans. So, now you can learn something from one of the best photographers ever in my opinion while also helping out. Oh, and of course it is filled with tons of Paul's absolutely amazing photography from his Natonal Geographic assignments. They are just beautiful images and show the world that he is trying to protect.
I personally loved the book, and I highly recommend it. I've already gone through and read all 200 pages twice myself, and I am sure I will be reading it for a third time shortly. Even if you are not a photographer, you can still purchase the book for $10 now, and that in turn will donate some money to Sea Legacy. Then, you can gift the book to a friend or family member that is a photographer.