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Travel Photography: A Guide to Taking Better Pictures

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  292 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
This second edition of this best-selling guide to taking photographs while on the road has been thoroughly updated and revised to include a special new section on digital photography. Also includes new information on black and white photography techniques.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Lonely Planet (first published 2000)
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Ninja Neko
Nov 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I ordered this together with another photography guidebook ( The Photographer's Eye ) right before my trip next week. I was looking for tips to improve my photography without having to deal with too many technical details (I only have a point & shoot camera anyway), but more from a composition & interest point of view. I'm not aiming to become a professional, just to take more interesting, nicer pictures. And Travel Photography was, for me, the best one. The most accessible. I've read th ...more
Aug 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Leuk boek. Beetje outdated misschien. De voorbeelden waren allemaal met film geschoten, tsja dan zit je aan een iso vast.
Maar dat zoomen tijdens schieten was ik alweer vergeten.
Nicki Markus
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-non-fiction
This was a book I ordered with some 'points' I had to spend and I think it was a good choice.

This is a book that should suit most photographers, from beginners to intermediate level. The first half of the book is dedicated to the basics: what equipment you need, what that equipment does, and technical explanations of things such as aperture and shutter speed. This is good for the novice, but even had something to teach me at intermediate level. The author also offers tips for keeping your camer
Sep 04, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a decent book on travel photography, and indeed on photography in general. It's full of great advice on how to go about shooting fantastic images around the world, all within a small book that's perfect for sticking in your camera bag whilst on your travels.

The only downside is that for someone like myself, who only deals with digital photography, too much time is spent discussing film photography, which sometimes gives the impression that the book isn't quite as up to date as it could b
Eldan Goldenberg
Sep 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Useful manual. Fairly concise, but with enough information to still be helpful to people like me, who know the basic technical stuff pretty well but have plenty to learn about composition and material. Not much of it is actually specific to "travel", but then why would taking a picture of some other city be magically different from taking one of where I live?
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cleanskin
2009 3rd edition. (important as cameras evolve quickly). Pretty basic book (for 368 pages) but most non professional photographers would pick up a few ideas from it that they have not come across before.
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Needs an updated edition. The photography basics on composition, exposure, etc. are timeless, but the extensive number of pages dedicated to film photography and transporting/developing said film is definitely dated.
Jul 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was great for an amateur photographer like me. It coached me on how to prepare for the journey, what to bring for the journey, and how to think out of the box and take photos from different perpectives and angles.
Liz De Coster
May 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hobbies
Primarily advice for DSLR camera owners, but gives a lot of good advice about when to get the best light, how to pre-plan for travel photography, and photography techniques for travel situations (festivals, shop windows, etc.)
Jun 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
A great book with excellent tips for taking photos while on your travels. I only wish I had read it a long time ago.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel, photography
ada yg mau berbaik hati memberi buku ini ke gw? :D *ngarep mode on*
Mar 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
great book and although written with non digital cameras in mind, it still gives lots of relevant tips that cover all areas of travel photography. A great basics book for those just starting out.
Matthews M.
Aug 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buy-new
photography, especially travel photography, is exciting with a lot of challenges!
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Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
References to film got annoying but there's a lot of useful info in here.
Darina G.
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
VERY helpful and covers every aspect of photography thoroughly.
Apr 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: photography
This book is filled with quite a few tips. Nothing really extensive but helpful nonetheless.
Sep 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
many tips are here !
how to take good composition
how to get nice lighting
how you set your diafragma
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