Appalachian Mountain Club’s AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography Wins 2012 National Outdoor Book Award

November 20, 2012

November 19, 2012

BOSTON, Mass.,  AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography by professional photographer Jerry Monkman has won a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award in the instructional/how-to category. The annual awards program recognizes the best in outdoor writing and publishing.

Calling it “easily readable and visually instructive” judges for the awards said: “If you’ve been prospecting for just the right book on outdoor digital photography, look no further. You’ll strike pay dirt with this new Appalachian Mountain Club guide.” 

The AMC Guide to Digital Outdoor Photography features fundamental techniques and concepts that every outdoor photographer needs to create outstanding outdoor images. Monkman covers essential gear and gear safety, telling stories with photos, the special challenges of shooting in different conditions, perfecting composition and exposure, processing images using editing software, and the ever-important undertaking of keeping those digital photographs organized and safe

The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is a non-profit educational program sponsored by the NOBA Foundation, Idaho State University, and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage outstanding writing and publishing in the outdoor field. Books may be nominated for awards in one of nine categories. NOBA is the outdoor world’s largest and most prestigious book award program.

Jerry Monkman is a conservation, travel, and adventure photographer based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His work has appeared in magazines and books around the world, including National Geographic Adventure, Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Men’s Journal, and National Wildlife. Known for his conservation work in New England’s wild places, he has spent the last fifteen years artfully documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define the region. With his wife Marcy, he runs EcoPhotography, a  stock and assignment business that services editorial, commercial, and non-profit clients.

Monkman will be presenting at the AMC’s 137th Annual Summit at the Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood Hotel & Conference Center in Norwood, MA on Saturday, January 26, 2013. At this event, Monkman will sign copies of the book and lead a workshop on “Light and the Winter Landscape.” Registration for the event is required. Find details at:

Previous AMC Books receiving National Outdoor Book Awards include Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering (History/Biography) and the bestselling AMC White Mountain Guide (Works of Significance).

AMC Guide to Outdoor Digital Photography (ISBN 978-1-934028-50-6, paperback, $19.95) is available nationwide through booksellers and outdoor retailers, and is distributed by The Globe Pequot Press, Inc.. Booksellers can order by calling 888-249-7586. The general public may order directly from the AMC at or by calling 800-262-4455.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is the oldest conservation and recreation organization in the nation. With over 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters; 16,000 volunteers; and over 450 full-time and seasonal staff in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.

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