True, it’s not the Cowichan Valley or even Vancouver Island but a review of Darwin Wiggett’s new ebook, Winter in the Canadian Rockies has a purpose. Firstly, most of our visitors and locals love photography and this series is an amazing deal for anyone wanting to learn both photography technique and the thought process behind professional photography. Secondly, many of you are from Alberta and we all know how beautiful the Canadian Rockies can be, especially during the winter.
Darwin Wiggett has been a photographer that I have had my vision on for a long period. I’m not sure why this is precisely but it likely gets down to “I can connect with what he does”. I spent 8 years living in Calgary with trips to the Canadian Rockies or Montana many weekends, practically a spiritual experience. This is the power these magnificent mountains can hold over you whether you are purely a tourist or a photographer. Being a professional photographer, I have also explored these regions and been completely blown away by the overall beauty and feeling of the Canadian Rockies. Darwin Wiggett takes is one stage further and shows us the beauty of this area in wintertime, possibly in many ways the most beautiful time of year however at the same time for a photographer one of the most challenging.
Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett is now available through the award-winning Craft & Vision website. Click here to view some inspiring photography samples!
I’ve continually been fascinated in looking at other photographers work, to some extent for a personal learning experience but additionally from a more “business” sense”. I will mention here that I completely believe in the concept that you are never great enough that you have nothing to learn. I’ll leave that to the arrogant professional photographers living in big cities.
What does Darwin Wiggett bring to us in this ebook? Firstly, he talks about the preparation behind doing serious photography throughout the winter. I realize that everyone possesses an “amazing” photograph they shot however let’s get realistic; undertaking photography in cold weather conditions is both very challenging to the camera equipment as well as our aging bodies.
Darwin’s images are a great example of a professional photographer who feels 100% comfortable within their surroundings. Believe me, this can be one of the most important factors! He’s a master with the grand landscape but also works well with the intimate landscape too, all of this in the harsh conditions that cold weather can bring.
Craft and Vision has published Darwin Wiggett’s ebook as part of a fascinating series, The Print and the Process, all available for $5 making these books one of the best photography technique and experience resources available.
Here’s Craft and Visions introduction:
Darwin Wiggett captures the spirit of Canada’s most striking mountain range in this monograph of breath-taking landscapes. Photographers of all levels, and geographic persuasion, will find inspiration and insight in this beautiful body of work, and the accompanying discussions that spans nearly 3 decades.
Darwin discusses in detail the joys and difficulties of working in the cold to capture the abstract and artistic beauty of this magical place. What could be better during these winter months than a great photographer and teacher like Darwin sharing his warm fondness for the coolness of winter?
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