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Before The Shutter: Planning Your Next Travel Photography Adventure [Kindle Edition]

Anne McKinnell
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Get the most out of your next photo trip.


Written by a full-time nomadic photographer, "Before The Shutter" features a collection of inspiring travel photographs and 6500 words of great tips and insight gained during a year long photography road trip around the USA.

The book helps outdoor, travel and landscape photographers get the most out their next photography excursion by walking through the planning stages and all the necessary steps that happen before you take the shot.

Creating a timeless image has as much to do with the work that went in to the photograph long before the shutter was pressed as it has to do with what happened on the scene.

This book will help you make sure you are ready for your next photo trip by preparing for and planning an award-winning photograph.

Highlights include:
  • Researching locations
  • Stretching your creative vision
  • Planning your trip
  • Packing the stuff you will need
  • Scouting locations
  • Creating a shot list
  • What to do on the scene
  • What to do after the shoot

Because great photographs shouldn't be left to chance!



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 734 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7EPTK0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,910 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
The principle of this book is "proper preparation prevents poor performance" and in it Anne McKinnell provides a step by step guide on how to put yourself in a position to take better photographs every time rather than just relying on "luck" to be in the right place at the right time.

Anne's writing style is very readable and conveys her enthusiasm for her subject extremely well. She has a knack of making her points clearly and succinctly without wasting the reader's time with a lot of unnecessary verbiage. If you want to increase your chances of taking killer photos then this book is highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great read 28 July 2013
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Really useful & enjoyable as a quick heads up on prepping and thoughts for travel photography. #annemckinnell 4 stars. :-)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Information, Not Covered Much.... 14 Feb. 2013
By Mark D. Pashia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is not about photography techniques, but about a little written part of photography -- The Planning. While I do not shoot many "scenic shots" the thought processes are similar in my specialty of wildlife. The key is that you must scout locations, and plan your trip if you want more than a "lucky shot" and the author of this eBook has covered much of this as well as given good sources of information. She has also covered a great amount of territory here with helpful advice along the way. This book is very helpful for the beginner and the intermediate photography especially if you are just starting to travel with a focus on photography. If you have been traveling to photo shoots and have your own system of planning, this is maybe not for you, but at the price it just might give you a new perspective on one or two areas, so still might be worth it. It is definitely worth the time to read it just for a new perspective if nothing else.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 14 Feb. 2013
By William t. Lebo - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read all of Anne's books and subscribe to her blog. Her explanations are the most understandable of any that I've read. I'm an amateur who is studying hard to get better. Her books have been very helpful. I download to the Cloud so that i can access off my Kindle, IPad or Iphone. Highly recommend all her books.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Information 14 Feb. 2013
By Jeannie Mackay - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Although I have been an amateur photographer for years, her ideas for preparation and research will no doubt improve my photography quite a bit. I would love to read more of her photography instruction.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A short book to help increase your chances of taking great photographs 16 Feb. 2013
By James Greenall - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The principle of this book is "proper preparation prevents poor performance" and in it Anne McKinnell provides a step by step guide on how to put yourself in a position to take better photographs every time rather than just relying on "luck" to be in the right place at the right time.

Anne's writing style is very readable and conveys her enthusiasm for her subject extremely well. She has a knack of making her points clearly and succinctly without wasting the reader's time with a lot of unnecessary verbiage. If you want to increase your chances of taking killer photos then this book is highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great photos are not by accident 16 Feb. 2013
By Gary Poulsen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Before I read this book, I would drive around and try and “find” a great photo. This books not only shows the value of planning you shot, but also how to. This book is like having a conversation with Anne, it is very easy to understand and not filled with a lot of jargon. I highly recommend this book; she is a great author and an extremely talented artist.
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