Don’t just toss your camera in your suitcase: Spend a little time preparing, and your photos will be as unforgettable as your journeys are. Get help. Get Digital Travel Photography Digital Field Guide, from the world’s No. 1 digital photography author (David Busch) and the world’s No. 1 travel advisers (Frommer’s).
Start with Busch’s pre-trip check-out chapter, with all you need to make sure you and your camera are good-to-go. Maybe now’s the time to clean your camera: This book shows how to do it right, inside and out (even if you’ve got a DSLR). Now’s definitely the time to think about your neck strap, because the right fit will make you a lot happier throughout your trip. (OK, it’s a little thing, but would you have thought about it without this book?)
Busch and company quickly review core photography skills that’ll improve all your photos: adjusting exposure, focus, and so forth. Next, they cover lighting, helping you get the right shot whether you’re in a dimly lighted museum or on a mountaintop.
Then, it’s on to the travel-specific techniques that conventional photography books skip, or cover only in passing. Organized alphabetically, you’ll find techniques for abstract photography; action and adventure shots; animals and wildlife; architecture and monuments; candids; children; events and festivals; flowers, plants, and food; group portraits; infrared shots; landmarks; landscapes and nature; mountains and valleys; museums and art; night shots; panoramas; seascapes; street life; sunrises and sunsets; water shots; and a whole lot more.
Which lenses should you bring? What’s the best way to back up your images from the road? Which accessories won’t make it past airport security? If you’re traveling with a digital camera, this book has all the answers. Bill Camarda, from the July 2006 Read Only