Darwin Wigget is one of my favourite landscape photographers. One day I hope to attend one of his popular Fire & Ice photo tours during the winter in the Rockies… one day. So, the next best thing is probably this ebook that Darwin has written for Craft & Vision. At the price, how can one go wrong?
Winter in the Rockies is laid out as other similar Print & Process books. It’s 12.8MB with 71 pages of eye candy. As other Print & Process books, it starts out with an introduction then 50 of Darwin’s favourite images that go back to his film days. They are laid out with one or sometimes two images per page. Darwin hasn’t just thrown in his most “sell-able” images. He includes many of his abstract images that is not usually seen in landscape photography. We get to see the real Darwin not just his bread and butter images.
After the display of eye-candy of the incredible Rockies, The Process is discussed. Darwin goes on to explain what it takes to do winter photography in the Rockies of BC and Alberta. He discusses attitude, preperation, dress for winter, keeping the camera warm, winter light, and winter abstraction. I admit that I already knew about some of these topics since I have mountain experience. Luckily, I am only a long days drive away from Darwin’s favourite places to shoot. However, Darwin gives us experienced winter people great winter shooting tips and locations that I did not realize. So, regardless of your winter or mountain experience, Darwin still offers us fresh information for us to take out into the field.
Near the end of the ebook, Darwin goes through each image one by one with us. He explains the process and techniques behind each image on an individual basis. It’s great insight into how each image was created. Thanks, Darwin. Once again, Craft & Vision publish another great product full of amazing images and wonderful content.
Pick up the PDF of Darwin’s Winter in the Canadian Rockies before January 22, 11:59pm PST, it’s yours for $4 if you use the code: ROCKIES4 when you checkout. Or use ROCKIES20 to get 20% off your entire purchase when you buy 5 or more of the PDF eBooks (ie, the discounts don’t extend to the Apple iPad/iPod apps) from the Craft & Vision collection.