We are pleased to have received a few guest blog pieces from Tom Sutcliffe; the South African flyfishing legend, author and artist.
For more about fly fishing, see Tom's website.
A GUIDE TO ANGLING PHOTOGRAPHY:
Matt Hayes is an accomplished photojournalist with over 20 years experience and a very keen angler, so his book, FISHEYE – A Guide to Angling Photography, promises to deliver the real deal on this subject. In fact it covers everything you need to know, obviously in more or less detail depending on the subject, and this might make the book’s high price tag worth the money.
The pages are sumptuous, glossy, picture-filled and interesting. For example, every image in the book – and there are countless – records the camera settings used and the reasons they were chosen. Among the subjects Hayes covers are the science of composition, the use of light in angling photography, underwater photography, night and low light photography, creative photography and macro work. There’s even a chapter of file formats, HDR and image correction software.
This book will be extremely useful to the keen and advanced amateur, but also to the beginner wanting to move up the ladder in smooth, easy steps. The only downside is the relative large number of typos in the text! But putting that aside, his book is still an extremely informative and valuable contribution to an aspect of angling that daily becomes more and more popular.
200 pages. Published in 2012 by Mpress (Media) Ltd. ISBN Number 978-0-9570398-5-8. Available from Net Books at R599.