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Allworth Book: How to Shoot Great Travel Photos

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Allworth Book: How to Shoot Great Travel Photos
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  • By Susan McCartney
Allworth Press and author Susan McCartney present a comprehensive guide to travel photography in How to Shoot Great Travel Photos. Designed for both the digital and film shooter, this book covers everything from film and filters to travel precautions and communicating from the road. One hundred and fifty of McCartney's own images illustrate the book as well for inspiration and as examples of the author's talking points. Practical and all-encompassing, "How to Shoot Great Travel Photos" takes the amateur and professional alike into the exciting and complicated world of travel photography with confidence.
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Allworth 9781581153262 Overview

Allworth Press and author Susan McCartney present a comprehensive guide to travel photography in How to Shoot Great Travel Photos. Designed for both the digital and film shooter, this book covers everything from film and filters to travel precautions and communicating from the road. One hundred and fifty of McCartney's own images illustrate the book as well for inspiration and as examples of the author's talking points. Practical and all-encompassing, "How to Shoot Great Travel Photos" takes the amateur and professional alike into the exciting and complicated world of travel photography with confidence.

Table of Contents
Preface

Introduction: A Brief Overview of Travel Photography

Part I. Digital or Film?

Overview of Formats
The Pros and Cons of Shooting Digitally
The Pros and Cons of Shooting Film

Part II. Tools for Travel Photographers

Camera Overview
Lens Overview
The Most Important Accessories for Film and Digital Shoots
Bags and Cases

Part III. Overview of Light and Lighting

Light and Lighting Aesthetics and Skills
"Seeing" Daylight
Dealing with Light and Contrast
Low Light
Battery-Powered Flash Units
One-Light Lighting with Flash
Foreign Electricity Summarized

Part IV. Overview of Skills

What Makes a Good Travel Photographer?
Visual Skills
Interpersonal Skills
About Guides
Part V. The Approaches
What to Shoot?
People Pictures
Landscapes and Scenery
Cities, Towns, and Villages
Buildings and Interiors
The Natural World
Local Events, National Passions, and Sports
Restaurants, Hotels, Resorts, Cruises, and Tours
Transportation
Icons and Symbols

Part VI. On the Road

When to Go
Researching, Planning, and Booking Travel
Finding Bargain Rates and their Pros and Cons
The Telephone
Current Security Issues
Packing
Last-Minute Things to Do before You Leave
Allocating Time
Keeping Notes
Keeping Track of Expenses
Copyright and Model Releases

Part VII. Showing Work

How to Edit Your Work
Personal/Self-expression Travel Pictures
Slide Shows
Web Sites

Part VIII. Going Pro

The Personal Can Be Commercial Too
Creating Your Portfolio
Editorial Travel Photography
Shooting for Tourism
Commercial Travel Photography
Stock Photography
Fine Art Travel Photography

Part IX. Long-Term Photo Projects

France
Coney Island, New York
Resources
Sample Model Release Form
Sample Gray Card

Index

Allworth 9781581153262 Specs

SubjectPhotography books and tutorials
AuthorSusan McCartney
Edition1st edition
Hard/Soft CoverPaperback
Pages144
ISBN NumberISBN 978-1-58115-326-2
PublisherAllworth Press
Date PublishedMarch 2005
Dimensions8.5 x 10" / 21.6 x 25.4cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 8.4 x 0.4"

Allworth 9781581153262 Reviews

Average resource

By ShutterBeth
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2013-08-07

I purchase photography books every 1-2 months on average. I bought this one hoping for fresh insight on unique composition and maybe some tips on how to seek out photo ops that haven't been shot hundreds of time. I was underwhelmed by the content. In general it's just a collection of photographs and where they were taken. There are several instances of photographs without exposure information. It's advertised as being designed for both the digital and film shooter, but to that end it just denotes which images were shot with film or DSLR. No tips on how to maximize either format for travel. And it could have been an error on the publisher's part, but a lot of the images seem dark and underexposed. I didn't really get a lot of new information about travel photography, but it might be a useful resource to a beginner. Overall I wasn't impressed.

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