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Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

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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-a
Paperback, 251 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Peachpit Press (first published September 30th 2014)
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Oct 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Here John Batdorff walks a person who has bought a fairly decent camera (ideally DSLR or mirrorless) through all the typical situations one finds oneself in traveling or on a city street.

The book is divided into the chapters “Equipment”, “Planning the Journey”, “Finding the Light”, “Composition”, “Observation vs. Engagement”, “Cities and Streets”, “Landscapes, Rural Life”, “The Legalities”, “Workflow”, and “Sharing Your Work”. Generally the book assumes that the prospective traveler with a came
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Çok geniş bir konu skalasını ele aldığı için konulara derinlemesine değinememiş. Daha dar bir konu seçimi ve daha fazla detay görmeyi isterdim. Konu hakkında giriş yapacaklar için oldukça iyi fikir verecek bir kitap.
Andrea Premoli
Il manuale alterna buoni spunti creativi e consigli pratici per aspiranti fotografi a considerazioni superflue e/o datate (es. sistemi di backup fermi alla prima edizione del libro, procedure per visti e viaggi anacronistici e comunque non specifici della materia trattata). Il giudizio è tutto sommato positivo, ma la sensazione è che alcune sezioni siano state aggiunte per allungare il libro e (forse) farsi pagare di più dall'editore ...more
Eduardo Xavier
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Love it so much. I had it to support a photography course. Nice tips and good to learn a bit about the photographer mental model! I really enjoy it.
Cheryl Crotty
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, probably because I love to travel and I love street photography. My street photography is somewhat different than the authors but still, it was so enjoyable to read. I also found a few new tricks to try.
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Useful tips and nice photos. Author went through all the basics of photography and gave good tips in more complex aspects of photography. I found night shooting tips interesting whereas rest was something I know. Good refreshing of the basics and how find your style of photography :)
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I should have read this before I went to Toronto on vacation a couple of weeks ago, but I have Chicago coming up in September, so it will still be useful.
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