The Traveling Photographer

Traveling and photography is a perfect match, but photographers are often disappointed that their images fail to meet the quality of their artistic aspirations. This book combines theoretical information, practical advice, and helpful suggestions for taking better pictures while traveling, whether you are on a local trip, enjoying your annual summer vacation or exploring a more exotic, remote destination. This book includes descriptions for how to carefully compose photos, avoid common mistakes, and achieve a unique perception of places that have been photographed many times before. Beautifully illustrated with photographs from all over the world, this guide will help you find your personal point of view, which will lead to exceptional travel photos.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. On Traveling and Photographing – Take Your Time
Chapter 2. From Conventional To Unique – Commonplace Photos and Your Own Point of View
Chapter 3. Off Center – Why Subjects Should Move a Bit to the Side
Chapter 4. Into the Picture – Subjects Need Their Space
Chapter 5. The Benefits of a Foreground – On the Search for the Third Dimension
Chapter 6. The Diagonal – Embracing the Slant
Chapter 7. Horizon – So Nothing Goes Askew
Chapter 8. A Matter of Perspective – Down Low or Up High
Chapter 9. Everything Is Relative – A Sense of Scale
Chapter 10. Ninety Degrees More or Less – The Underrated Portrait Format
Chapter 11. Less Is More – On Photographic Minimalism
Chapter 12. Opening Up – About Photographing People
Chapter 13. Fill Flash – Preventing Shadows from Stealing the Show
Chapter 14. In the Best Light – Early Mornings and Late Evenings
Chapter 15. There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather – It’s Just Rain, Fog, Snow, Storms…
Chapter 16. Tell It Like It Is – The Value of Documentary Images
Chapter 17. The Small Traps – A Plea for Concentration
Chapter 18. On To Something New – Seven Tips for More Variety
Chapter 19. Get To Know Your Camera – Exposure Modes, Metering, Focus
Chapter 20. Equipment – Cameras, Lenses, and Filters for the Road
Chapter 21. Steady Now – The Need for Stability: Tripods & More
Chapter 22. Better Safe Than Sorry – Transporting and Protecting Photographic Equipment
Chapter 23. Safeguarding Data – Image Backup While Traveling
Chapter 24. There Is Life Without a Camera – Why You Shouldn’t Take Pictures If You Don’t Feel Like It
Chapter 25. Further Reading

Book Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook (November 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937538338
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937538330
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