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The Enthusiast's Guide to Travel Photography

Book Description

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography.

The Enthusiast’s Guide to Travel Photography: 55 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you what you need to know in order to shoot great images when you’re on the road. Chapters are broken down into numbered lessons, with each lesson providing all you need to improve your photography. Photographer and author Jordana Wright covers planning your journey, the gear and equipment you’ll need, and how to shoot great shots of landscapes, details, portraiture, wildlife, urban environments, food, and more. Lessons include:

  • 23. What Makes This Place So Special?
  • 33. Color as the Subject
  • 35. Street Photography
  • 39. Taking Mouth-Watering Photographs
  • 45. Shooting from a Window
  • 50. Nighttime Cityscapes

Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Travel Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1 The Philosophy of Travel Photography
    1. 1. Explore Visual Storytelling
    2. 2. Portray the Essence of Place
    3. 3. Are You an Observer or an Influencer?
    4. 4. Cultural, Legal, and Ethical Considerations
    5. 5. Inspire Wanderlust
    6. 6. Stay Present and Capture Memories
  8. Chapter 2 Plan Your Journey
    1. 7. Set Personal Goals
    2. 8. Set Yourself Up for Photographic Success
    3. 9. Traveling Solo
    4. 10. Traveling with Friends and Family
    5. 11. Prepare Your Mind, Body, and Soul
    6. 12. Working Around Uncontrollable Conditions
  9. Chapter 3 Gear and Equipment
    1. 13. What Do You Really Need?
    2. 14. Select Ideal Lenses
    3. 15. Tripods and Stabilization
    4. 16. Flashes and Lighting
    5. 17. Memory and Backup
    6. 18. Surprising Essentials
    7. 19. Power on the Go
    8. 20. Straps, Camera Bags, and Cases
    9. 21. Throwaways, Action Cameras, and Cell Phones
    10. 22. Keep Yourself and Your Gear Safe
  10. Chapter 4 See the Landscape
    1. 23. What Makes This Place So Special?
    2. 24. Into the Woods
    3. 25. By the Sea
    4. 26. Snowbound
    5. 27. Crossing the Desert
    6. 28. Mountain’s Majesty
    7. 29. The Great Wide Empty
  11. Chapter 5 Find the Details
    1. 30. Textures and Patterns
    2. 31. Macro and Floral
    3. 32. See the Abstract
    4. 33. Color as the Subject
  12. Chapter 6 The Human Element
    1. 34. Environmental Portraits
    2. 35. Street Photography
    3. 36. Festivals and Cultural Events
    4. 37. Making Your Subject Comfortable
    5. 38. People as a Compositional Component
  13. Chapter 7 Lifestyle Photography
    1. 39. Taking Mouth-Watering Photographs
    2. 40. Finding Luxury
    3. 41. Embodying Relaxation
  14. Chapter 8 Wildlife and Adventure
    1. 42. Fast-Moving Subjects
    2. 43. Patience Is a Virtue
    3. 44. Nature Is Dangerous
    4. 45. Shooting from a Window
    5. 46. Aerial Photography
  15. Chapter 9 Urban Photography
    1. 47. Architecture
    2. 48. Capturing the Urban Energy
    3. 49. Shooting Public Interiors
    4. 50. Nighttime Cityscapes
  16. Chapter 10 Home Again
    1. 51. Recapturing the Magic
    2. 52. Successful Processing
    3. 53. Series and Collections
    4. 54. Telling the Stories Behind the Scenes
    5. 55. What Comes Next . . .