Kenya. I’ve never been to Kenya (and maybe never .. although I shouldn’t say “never” :P).
Safari. I’ve never been on a real Safari. The only ones I’ve been were “Taman Ria Safari” in Indonesia and “African Lion Safari” in Hamilton, Ontario .. so, not exactly “real”. LOL.
Real wildlife animals (not in zoos) that I’ve seen are limited to squirrels, chipmunks, a little fox, snakes, bugs and a few deers:
So, when David duChemin released his new eBook on his Safari in Kenya (titled “Safari, A Monograph”), I got to see his pictures (oops, photographs) & his thoughts when he was there. For US$5, he took me on a Safari with him (US$4 if you use the promo code SAFARI4, valid until July 11, 2010 11:59PM PST).
He also has an eBook on his Venice trip. I’ve never been there either .. hmm.
Feel free to go over to his website and check out his other eBooks. He has another promo code SAFARI20 to get 20% off if you buy 5 or more eBooks (valid until July 11, 2010 11:59PM PST).
Here’s their quick overview of the eBook:
SAFARI, A Monograph is the second in the series The Print & The Process. David duChemin unpacks the images from a 10-day safari in Kenya, first letting the images speak for themselves then diving deep into the process behind the photographs. This eBook offers an honest discussion about the issues connected to the creation of duChemin’s SAFARI monograph, including the gear used, the techniques employed, and the lessons learned. It’s a 62-page PDF eBook that will provide you with inspiration amidst the details of the Why and the How. This is not so much about how to photograph your first safari, though you’ll learn that too; it’s a look at the lessons learned, and re-learned, by a photographer who is now 25 years into his craft. Also included are the Adobe Lightroom settings used for Serengeti Chocolate, the duo-tone look in which much of his SAFARI monograph has been styled, and a downloadable Lightroom Preset.