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Allworth Press and author Susan McCartney present a comprehensive guide to travel photography in How to Shoot Great Travel Photos. Designed for both the digital and film shooter, this book covers everything from film and filters to travel precautions and communicating from the road. One hundred and fifty of McCartney's own images illustrate the book as well for inspiration and as examples of the author's talking points. Practical and all-encompassing, "How to Shoot Great Travel Photos" takes the amateur and professional alike into the exciting and complicated world of travel photography with confidence.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Brief Overview of Travel Photography
Part I. Digital or Film?
Overview of Formats
The Pros and Cons of Shooting Digitally
The Pros and Cons of Shooting Film
Part II. Tools for Travel Photographers
The Most Important Accessories for Film and Digital Shoots
Bags and Cases
Part III. Overview of Light and Lighting
Light and Lighting Aesthetics and Skills
Dealing with Light and Contrast
Battery-Powered Flash Units
One-Light Lighting with Flash
Foreign Electricity Summarized
Part IV. Overview of Skills
What Makes a Good Travel Photographer?
Part V. The Approaches
What to Shoot?
Landscapes and Scenery
Cities, Towns, and Villages
Buildings and Interiors
The Natural World
Local Events, National Passions, and Sports
Restaurants, Hotels, Resorts, Cruises, and Tours
Icons and Symbols
Part VI. On the Road
When to Go
Researching, Planning, and Booking Travel
Finding Bargain Rates and their Pros and Cons
Current Security Issues
Last-Minute Things to Do before You Leave
Keeping Track of Expenses
Copyright and Model Releases
Part VII. Showing Work
How to Edit Your Work
Personal/Self-expression Travel Pictures
Part VIII. Going Pro
The Personal Can Be Commercial Too
Creating Your Portfolio
Editorial Travel Photography
Shooting for Tourism
Commercial Travel Photography
Fine Art Travel Photography
Part IX. Long-Term Photo Projects
Coney Island, New York
Sample Model Release Form
Sample Gray Card