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Jeremy Pollack , Andy Williams
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18 May 2010 Digital Field Guide
Take memorable photos of the most popular attractions in the Big Apple! Whether using a point–and–shoot or a high–end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking amazing shots of one of one of the world′s most photographed cities. Whether you aim to capture the regal Empire State Building, vibrant Times Square, historic Grand Central Station, massive Central Park, or one of New York City′s many other landmarks, this portable resource goes where you go and walks you through valuable tips and techniques for taking the best shot possible. You′ll discover suggested locations for taking photos, recommended equipment, what camera settings to use, best times of day to photograph specific attractions, how to handle weather challenges, and more. In addition, beautiful images of New York City′s most breathtaking attractions and recognizable landmarks serve to both inspire and assist you as you embark on an amazing photographic adventure! Elevates your photography skills to a new level with photography secrets from professional photographer and SmugMug COO, Andy Williams Presents clear, understandable tips and techniques that span all skill levels, using all types of digital cameras, from full–featured compact cameras to high end DSLRs Features New York City′s main attractions in alphabetical order as well as thumb tabs on the pages so you can quickly and easily access the information you are looking for Shares detailed information and insight on critical topics, such as ideal locations to photograph from, the best time of day to shoot, camera equipment to have handy, weather conditions, and optimal camera settings to consider Whether you′re a local familiar with the territory or a visitor seeing the Big Apple for the first time, this handy guide will help you capture fantastic photos!

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (18 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470586850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470586853
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 260,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Expert advice to help you capture the Big Apple′s many moods The throbbing pace of the Grand Central Terminal contrasts sharply with the hushed reverence of St. Patrick′s Cathedral. Bemused bears watch you at the Bronx Zoo, while shopkeepers clamor for your attention in Chinatown. Photograph the million moods and moments of New York City with the help of this portable guide. It offers descriptions of the best sites, camera settings, tips on when to shoot, and suggests the perfect vantage point for each photo. Experience 28 of New York City′s most scenic and historic sites, learn why each rates a photograph, and find out what equipment you′ll need Explore different approaches and perspectives Experiment with lenses, filters, camera settings, and exposure Extend your photography with low–light and creative options Jeremy Pollack is a Connecticut–based commercial and fine art photographer with a passion for all things photography–related. Discover his work and his blog at Andy Williams is COO and General Manager of SmugMug and a professional photographer. Explore his online gallery at Get the iPhone app! Cool apps help you choose sites to photograph, tell you how to get spectacular shots, and even help you get there. There′s one for this book—go to and follow the iTunes Store link!

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4.0 out of 5 stars Will save lots of time on forthcoming trip. 5 Nov 2013
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Visiting a city the size of New York with a camera is always a daunting prospect as it is, of course, impossible to do justice to it, photographically, in a week. This little guide book helps a lot in selecting some of the "not to miss" locations and giving some tips about how and when to take photographs. No respectable photographer would ever follow this type of guidance slavishly but it is useful to have "starting points" for personal exploration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book 3 Oct 2013
By s r k
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This book is very informative, bigger than I thought, 293 pages telling you everything you need to know about photographing New Yorks 28 most interesting sights, where, when, and the best setting to use. I look forward to returning with much improved photos.
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Only useful as a guide to find new places to take photographs. Some of the images in the book were very poor. It looks like this was put together in hurry. Not worth the money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book to have !!! 19 May 2010
By Yu Chun Lu - Published on
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If you are a serious photographer and even if you are just an amateur photographer you really should own a copy of this book.
It shows you how and where to shoot the best images in NYC and the basic techniques that most photographers use !
After all NYC is a wonderful city to shoot and with infinite number of places to go for interesting photos !

Michael Hu
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better For the Visitor Than the NYer 4 July 2010
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IF you are a serious photographer (NOT someone who uses a pink point-and-shoot pocket camera or, even worse, a cellphone "camera") planning a visit to New York, this can be an excellent aid, as the authors have thought about every possible photo-worthy spot and offer both sample photos (with aperture/shutter-speed data for replicating those shots)and lots of tips for taking good photos in each of those places.

BUT the results probably will be "touristy" photos of iconic places...very nice for keeping memories and/or impressing family and friends. However, if you are seeking to create more "fine-art" photos rather than postcard imitations, then this book is less helpful, but NOT entirely useless. A creative type could visit the places recommended (one example, the southern end of Roosevelt Island, across the East River from the midtown Manhattan skyline) and, instead of replicating the photos in the book, use his/her photographer's eye to find some unusual angles/topics, etc.

One strong plus is that this book is definitely aware that most photogs are using DIGITAL cameras today. Too many photography books still marketed seem more film-centric/than digital.

Finally, for the typical NYC camera buff who "knows" that there is a Statue of Liberty and/or a bridge over to Brooklyn but has never really been to either, this book could just provide the motivation to get out, see more of this great city, and probably be inspired to take some really creative, non-touristy, shots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really slick book 29 May 2010
By M. MacAskill - Published on
I got this book as a gift and was amazed by how in-depth and professional it is while still remaining interesting. The photographs are spectacular, the tips are spot-on and it's obvious the authors have a massive amount of experience in photography, especially in the Big Apple.

Highly recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome pics 24 Jun 2010
By Amy Dunbar - Published on
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I am not a photographer, I bought the book because I love NYC and I wanted to learn more about the city. I love the maps that show where each picture was taken. The pictures are amazing. I have seen many of the scenes so many times, but the pictures capture a new view for me. For example, as many times as I have been to Central Park, I was still transported by the images. And the zoo pics - wow. These photographers have incredible patience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 27 May 2010
By Alice Curtis - Published on
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This book is perfect for many different people in your life. I am very excited to give this book to my father for Father's Day. While he is not an avid photographer, I know he will enjoy the special images of the city and enjoy figuring out where the photographer stood to capture the photo. Another copy is going to my sister who will also love the NYC images, and will enjoy taking her photo skills to the next level. I think the book will help me not only look at NYC in a new way, but help improve my digital photography skills in many different locations and situations.
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