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10-22-2011, 08:15 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Just Published - my first Pentax K5 only Wildlife Photobook

I've just published my NAMIBIA Wildlife Photobook at Blurb - so what's so special about?

all photos are made with the Pentax K5
and the lenses i used are the fantastic Pentax F* 600 f4.0, F* 300 f4.5, DA* 50-135 f2.8
not very much people out there, with these pentax super-telelenses

Link to the book preview
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2562473

how do you like the book? I would appreciate your freedback. Thank you


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the link isn't working.
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Link worked for me.
Nice stuff. I enjoyed looking. Good luck with the book

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What did it cost?

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the link isn't working.
sorry i changed the link
you can search for "Jan Borgstede" at the blub webside too
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What did it cost?
well it depends on the coverversion and paperquality
softcover is 29.95
but i would recommend the hardcover because 120 pages is not that much for a book
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Link worked for me.
Nice stuff. I enjoyed looking. Good luck with the book

Dennis
It is working for me now, didn't when I first tried. I have to say these pictures are most excellent, iFoto, you are very talented; and you really put all that great glass to use.
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Amazing shots!

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QuoteOriginally posted by iFoto Quote
I've just published my NAMIBIA Wildlife Photobook at Blurb - so what's so special about?

all photos are made with the Pentax K5
and the lenses i used are the fantastic Pentax F* 600 f4.0, F* 300 f4.5, DA* 50-135 f2.8
not very much people out there, with these pentax super-telelenses

Link to the book preview
NAMIBIA Wildlife, 2011 | By Jan Borgstede | Category: Arts & Photography | Blurb

how do you like the book? I would appreciate your freedback. Thank you
Very nice, you have some impressive closeups. Let us know how you promote your book. Promotion has always been the most difficult thing for me.
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It is working for me now, didn't when I first tried. I have to say these pictures are most excellent, iFoto, you are very talented; and you really put all that great glass to use.
shure, that's what if got it for - taking wildlife photos
my luggage for Nambia was something about 30 kg photogear and 2,5 kg for everything else
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Very nice, you have some impressive closeups. Let us know how you promote your book. Promotion has always been the most difficult thing for me.
i made the book especially for family and friends - they've allways wished to have a book from my photos

and for my exhibition at a photogallery here in germany as a second use
hope it's easier for most people to find space on their bookshelf than on walls

beside this i have announced at sozial networks and websides, nothing really spezial
well it is hopefully just a first step for me, so it depends how people will like it
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Very impressive Jan. It's almost like being there!
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Awesome shots, and congrats on the book!
Some of the shots you got are very impressive!

Only negative thing I can think of about the book, is some of shots in there are doubled up on the same subject with a simialar pose, kind of feels like I'm looking at the same shot twice if you know what I mean.
Other than that looks really good
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i wanted to see if some of the others could be a better choice for the show, when printed
that's why

i found it the biggest challenge for me to make a final selection from hundreds of images
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Congrats on putting together some very good images into a book format. It certainly looks good from the preview images online.

As a close neighbour of Namibia, I can relate to what must have been many hours of "hunting" for the animals, right light and crops.

On the criticizm side, (and I admit I'm just a hobbist with a so-so eye for art), many of the picture are "portaits" of animals rather than being images of animals going about life as is often captured by the professionals. And also the light in many of the pictures is somewhat flat and shadowy which seems to indicate that most were in the middle of the day and often with cloud. But looking at the sky in some of them, it looks like the rainy season so not much sun. You might have done better with more morning golden hour images. For example, I really like the Lechwe's in the water versus the Kudu staring at the camera on facing page.
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