The Wild Side of Photography – New Book

The Wild Side of Photography is a new book from Cyrill Harnischmacher that offers inspiration for unconventional photo projects, such as building a tilt/shift lens for your DSLR, camera tossing and capturing images from a kite.

The Wild Side of Photography carries a retail price tag of $29.95; however, it can be found for $19.77 on

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The Wild Side of Photography Press Release

Santa Barbara, CA—Geared toward the adventurous photographer, The Wild Side of Photography (Rocky Nook, $29.95 USD) provides a rich source of ideas and inspiration for fun projects ranging from clever to unconventional.

Learn to build a shift/tilt lens for your DSLR from an old junkyard 120 film camera, try the camera toss, shoot images from a kite, use a peephole door viewer as a fisheye lens, or build your own pinhole camera. Get ready to capture the perfect aerial shot on your next commercial flight, and to paint beautiful night scenes using a flashlight as a lightbrush.

Author/designer Cyrill Harnischmacher brought together 20 international authors and their unique projects to produce this intriguing book.

Each project is presented with easy to understand instructional text, background information about the author and the project, and beautiful color images to illustrate what can be accomplished and how you can do it too.

Topics include:

  • Laptop ministudio
  • Camera hacks
  • Pole monopods for aerial photography
  • Blur (motion blur, camera motion, out-of-focus)
  • Low-budget astrophotography
  • Kite photography
  • Using the scanner as a camera
  • LittlePlanet views
  • Texture blending
  • Camera and lens building projects

Cyrill Harnischmacher is a photographer and designer who lives and works in southern Germany. His first book lowbudgetshooting won him the prestigious Fotobuch-award of the German Booksellers Association in 2005. Cyrill is a studio photographer by profession and a nature and infrared photographer by passion.

Cyrill has authored three beautiful, accessible, and successful books published by Rocky Nook. Earlier titles include Low Budget Shooting, Closeup Shooting, and Digital Infrared Photography.