New eBook Release – 50 at 50 Retrospective (50 years in the making)

Back when I had hair and teeth.

Back when I had hair and teeth.

Some things just take time to make.

Several years ago, I had an idea of releasing a retrospective eBook on the making of my favourite 50 images up to and including the year I turned 50. That year also marked 25 years in the photography industry for me. Those are easy numbers to remember, even for an old guy like me. So the idea for the project was born.

But something happened along the way. I didn’t do the eBook. The project got put on the back burner. Perhaps I secretly thought 75 was a better number? Or I was just too busy… or maybe I was denying my mortality! Whatever the reason, this eBook is only about 3 years late. But thanks to the insistence of Samantha, who got me off my rocker and took away my prune juice, some of the stories behind my favourite images gradually came out in a series of interviews and talks with Sam. We put those stories and images into a new eBook called, surprise, surprise 50 at 50.

This eBook is not a ‘how to’ manual. I’m not going to tell you how I made each shot. What I’ve learned is…the technical details really aren’t that important in the end. This wonderful thing we call photography has taken root in everyone’s life…from smartphones to full frame dSLRs, Instagram to Nat Geo, we’re all photographers in some way now. I think it’s inspiring how many passionate shooters there are out there, adding their own unique voice to the world. For me, it’s been quite a crazy ride over the last 25 years in photography. I’ve met some incredible people, made some whopper mistakes but all along, the camera has been my voice to share my passions and what I believed in with the world. The amazing thing is, I found so many of you who felt the same way…and that is why I put a little more of myself into the stories for these 50 images. I hope you enjoy this little stroll through my past…and happy shooting! Maybe our paths will cross somewhere along the way.

Darwin Wiggett photographing ice bubbles on Abraham Lake, Canada

My stomping grounds at Abraham Lake. ©Samantha Chrysanthou

To check out the new eBook just go to this link.

And we also have a limited time print sale for collectors who want to hang a Darwin print on their wall – we rarely sell prints so if you want one don’t wait long. ;-)

Thanks as always to Stephen DesRoches for his wonderful design work on the eBook. And thanks to Roy Ramsay of Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine for the foreword to this eBook.

Click to buy! (You know you want to)

Click to buy! (C’mon…you know you want to!)

©Darwin Wiggett

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About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and pure wilderness.

10 Comments

  1. ian
    January 31, 2014

    Hi Darwin….Outstanding work and of course, very creative,,..Kindest regards, Ian

    Reply
  2. Michael
    January 31, 2014

    Darwin

    Just 3 days ago I started to put together a book that I have called ’60 at 60′ :)

    I guess great minds do think alike!

    Best wishes and regards,

    Michael

    Reply
  3. Royce Howland
    January 31, 2014

    I’m looking forward to reading this, Darwin!

    Reply
  4. Bob Costall
    January 31, 2014

    Darwin,

    50 at 50 is a Fantastic book. It is a real insight into the development of an accomplished photographer. Good fortune for the next 25 years of photography.

    Reply
  5. Patrick
    February 1, 2014

    Is this an iPad-only eBook, or can you read it in any computer?

    Reply
    • Darwin Wiggett
      February 1, 2014

      Hi Patrick,

      This eBook works on any computer and looks especially good on a big monitor!

  6. Noeline Smith
    February 3, 2014

    Fabulous images!

    Reply
  7. Clara
    February 3, 2014

    Of course I love every picture. A fantastic job well done. Love you

    Reply
  8. Markos Berndt
    February 3, 2014

    Darwin,

    I bought and read the book cause you have been a big inspiration to myself. I enjoyed the stories behind your images, especially that chair that you used in quite a few images.

    What kind of crampons do you use, I bought a pair this past summer and I absolutely love them.

    Reply
    • Darwin Wiggett
      February 3, 2014

      I mostly use Hillsound trail crampons because I can carry them in a small bag in my pack

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