Whether you're heading to Paris or San Francisco, Patagonia or Yosemite, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer John Batdorff will help you conquer the fundamentals of travel and street photography and capture stunning pictures.
Batdorff starts with the basics-composition, light, and exposure-and how to plan and pack the right equipment for different types of shooting conditions. He also covers all the key camera features that affect your image. Once you've captured those shots, John takes you step-by-step through an effective workflow in Lightroom to organize your images and develop your own personal style.
This guide is for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers to understand the basics and bring their own unique artistic expression to any situation whether you're taking landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, or food and drink shots.
Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pack up your camera and take it on the road.
John Batdorff is an award-winning travel and street photographer who splits his time between Chicago and Montana. He is the author of Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Plug In with Nik: A Photographer's Guide to Creating Dynamic Images with Nik Software, and Nikon D7100: From Snapshots to Great Shots. John loves the outdoors, traveling, and sharing his images with others. He also leads workshops and mentors other aspiring photographers. See his work and read his popular photography blog at johnbatdorff.com.
Introduction Chapter 1: Equipment What's in My Bag Camera Selection Packing Light: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck Chapter 2: Planning the Journey Where and When to Go Shot List Etiquette: The Street and Travel Photographer's Code of Ethics Hiring a Guide Chapter 3: Composition Rule of Thirds Lines Shadows Perspective Humour Getting Creative: Finding the Local Flavor Chapter 4: Exposure Be Prepared Golden Hours Bright Daylight Twilight Flash Chapter 5: Cities and Streets Portraits Street Portraits Environmental Portraits Festivals and Parades Food and Drink Restaurants Open Markets Architecture Monuments Chapter 6: The Countryside and Vistas Landscapes Wildlife: Big and Small National Parks and Monuments Local Flora Chapter 7: Observation vs Engagement How to Approach Street and Travel Photography Getting Caught in the Act Portraits Wildlife Don't be Paparazzi Effective Communication Having an Authentic and Respectful Presence Chapter 8: Postprocessing Workflow Getting Organized Choosing a Style Backing Up Chapter 9: Sharing Creating an online gallery for sharing Social Media Prints Chapter 10: The Legalities of Street and Travel Photography What are your rights? International Laws Model Releases Selling Street and Travel Images Stock Photography Sites Selling from a Personal Gallery