This book was immediately attractive because it approached travel with an obvious objective: taking pictures in a particular place. It designates its audience in the very title. The book focuses on being at the right place at the right time, which is an uncommon element in travel books. This is especially important for a place like Maui, because, as Peebles points out, the weather is unpredictable. He starts out with "How I Photograph Maui," which provides a basic overview of what to look for when setting up a shoot. Then he plunges into technical information about which cameras, lenses and settings are appropriate for the area and what to watch for on the island in terms of weather, theft, locals, nature and wildlife. After this, the book is divided into locations: The Hana Coast, Central Maui, Haleakala and Upcountry, etc. Each of the sections has a description of the area including sleeps, eats, activities and events as well as good overlooks and hikes. He drops in information about when to be where for best pictures, suggestions for equipment, exposure time and setup. The book is easy to read and not too overwhelming. The pictures are beautiful. My only suggestion would be to include a little bit more of the historical context of the places. --Judges' comments "Bronze medal, Guidebook category "
This series provides invaluable advice by regional experts and master photographers on where to find the most stunning sites at their peak and how to shoot them.Voted over a dozen times as the best island in the world by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Maui offers incredible opportunities for photographers at all levels of expertise. In this detailed guide, photographer Douglas Peebles gives invaluable advice on where to find the most stunning sites at their peak and how best to shoot them. Featuring maps and exquisite photos, this book is a necessary companion for any Maui expedition.