Digital Travel Photography Digital Field Guide

Digital Travel Photography Digital Field Guide

by David D. Busch
     
 
Your digital camera is the perfect travel companion. You don't need to pack extra film, worry about airport scanners, budget for processing costs, or wait until you get home to learn whether you got that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Tuck this book in beside your Frommer's(r) travel guide and you'll have everything you need for fantastic photos-how to watch for the right

Overview

Your digital camera is the perfect travel companion. You don't need to pack extra film, worry about airport scanners, budget for processing costs, or wait until you get home to learn whether you got that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Tuck this book in beside your Frommer's(r) travel guide and you'll have everything you need for fantastic photos-how to watch for the right opportunity, compose the picture, work with lighting-even how to edit and upload from the road.
* Learn what you must take along and which accessories are nice to have
* Capture the soul of a city, its people, and its sights
* Include fellow travelers without shooting stereotypes
* Take great shots even where flash is prohibited or your light sources are limited
* Explore scenarios and expert tips for photographing scenery, wildlife, events, exhibits, and much more
* Post your photos on the Web before you get home

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471798347
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Series:
Digital Field Guide Series
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

David D. Busch was a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, who illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He’s operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings as a photographer-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and an upstate New York college. His photos have been published in magazines as diverse as Scientific American and Petersen’s PhotoGraphic, and his articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He currently reviews digital cameras for CNET.com and Computer Shopper.
Busch’s Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography occupied the top two slots when About.com recently listed its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography. His 80 other books published since 1983 include bestsellers The Nikon D70 Digital Field Guide, Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies, The Official Hewlett-Packard Scanner Handbook, and Digital Photography For Dummies Quick Reference.
Busch earned top category honors in the Computer Press Awards the first two years they were given (for Sorry About The Explosion and Secrets of MacWrite, MacPaint and MacDraw), and later served as master of ceremonies for the awards.

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