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Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots from Peachpit Press is a 264-page book by pro photographer John Batdorff. It's written in a conversational style, yet it is chock full of useful information. Whether you're heading to Paris, 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 will help you conquer the fundamentals of travel and street photography and capture stunning pictures.
Batdorff starts with the basics, covering composition, light, and exposure. He goes over how to plan for and pack the right equipment for different types of shooting conditions. Additionally, he discusses 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.
Whether you're a beginning or intermediate digital photographer, this guide helps you understand the basics and bring your own unique artistic expression to any situation, including landscape, cityscape, portrait, and food shots. Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography, so that you get the image you want every time you pack up your camera and take it on the road.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Equipment
What's in My Bag
Packing Light: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck
Chapter 2: Planning the Journey
Where and When to Go
Etiquette: The Street and Travel Photographer's Code of Ethics
Hiring a Guide
Chapter 3: Composition
Rule of Thirds
Getting Creative: Finding the Local Flavor
Chapter 4: Exposure
Chapter 5: Cities and Streets
Festivals and Parades
Food and Drink
Chapter 6: The Countryside and Vistas
Wildlife: Big and Small
National Parks and Monuments
Chapter 7: Observation vs Engagement
How to Approach Street and Travel Photography
Getting Caught in the Act
Don't be Paparazzi
Having an Authentic and Respectful Presence
Chapter 8: Post-Processing
Choosing a Style
Chapter 9: Sharing
Creating an online gallery for sharing
Chapter 10: The Legalities of Street and Travel Photography