Insight Guides: Travel Photography: How to Make Striking Images

Insight Guides: Travel Photography: How to Make Striking Images


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To mark the 40th anniversary of Insight Guides, the leading publisher of visual travel guides, we are publishing our very own Insight Guide to Travel Photography. This practical and informative guide will appeal to keen amateurs as well as complete beginners and covers everything from the history of travel photography to digital processing and the sharing and selling of your own images. The guide features expert advice on how to capture stunning photographs whatever the time of day or year, helped by our destination calendar which conveniently highlights when places are at their most photogenic. Illustrated sections explore all aspects of technique from lighting and composition to camera settings, exposure and lenses. 'The Journey' section explores every kind of travel photography, including Setting Out, Landscapes, Elements and Skyscapes, The Built Environment, People, Wildlife, Details and Close-ups, Transport and Active Pursuits. A section offering tips on how to establish a rapport with people and photograph them successfully and respectfully in their environment in order to gain a greater insight into their world is entirely unique to this guide. Authoritative feature essays focus on areas such as 'Capturing the Soul', 'The Family of Man' and 'Flash Photography'. The handy 'At Home' section provides invaluable advice for preparing for your trip, including what to take and planning the journey, local customs, insurance and protecting your camera. There is also plenty of tips for processing, including how to download safely and getting the most from your images. A full and extensive glossary also details technical jargon, for anything you may need to know. This inspirational and practical guide is of a portable size making it a useful on-the-spot handbook, yet comprehensive enough to be a wonderful reference guide at home.

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Introduction: Ten Useful Tips; In the Beginning; An introduction to Insight Guides. Past and Present: Decisive Dates; A New View of the World; Digital The Third Age; Telling the Story. The Big Picture: Introduction; a Feeling for Light; Light and Geography; Light and Time; Light and Weather; Exposure Considerations; Light Effects; Artificial Light; Composition; Centre of Interest; Rule of Thirds; Positive and Negative Space; Angles and Viewpoints; Scale and Depth; Geometry; Framing; Vertical or Horizontal; Choosing the Moment; The Camera; Settings; Exposure; Lenses; Video. The Journey: Setting Out; Landscape; Mountains; Flat Landscape; Rivers and Lakes; Seascapes; Forest and Foliage; Desert; Ice and Snow; Cultivation; Black and White; Panoramic Landscapes; Elements and Skyscapes; Rain Fog and Mist; Fleeting Elements; Cloudscapes; Night Sky; The Built Environment; Cityscapes; Skyscrapers; City Lights; Parks and Gardens; Statues and Monuments; Places of Worship; Ancient Sites; House and Home; People; Portraits Groups; Festive Occasions; Performance Art; Sports and Pastimes; People at Work; Markets and Bazaars; Wildlife; On Safari; Bird Photography; Details and Close-ups; Everyday Detail; Artistic Detail; Transport; Modes of Transport; Aerial Photography; Active Pursuits; Water Sports; Mountain Pursuits; Airborne Sports. Destination Calendar: Month by Month. Features: Capturing the Soul; Flash Photography; Ansel Adams; Interiors; The Family of Man; Leaping Leopard. Picture Stories: Sunset and Sunrise; Abstracts; Vernacular; Close-up and Macro; Underwater. At Home: Preparation; Processing; Showing and Selling; Glossary; Further Reading; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9789812822956
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9789812822956
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 981282295X

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