Buy Used
£2.64
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Travel Photography: A Guide to Taking Better Pictures (Lonely Planet How to Guides) Paperback – 1 Aug 2009


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 1 Aug 2009
£19.95 £0.01

There is a newer edition of this item:



Product details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741046890
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741046892
  • Product Dimensions: 20.9 x 16.7 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
There are many things to consider before you hit the road that will have an impact on the pictures you take, and the enjoyment you experience taking them. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Aug 2001
Format: Paperback
I bought this book after hearing good things about it on a photography mailing list. The type and illustrations are small, but this helps keep the size down. That way you're more likely to keep it lying around or even take it with you.
I particularly like the fact that the captions almost always give lens, shutter and aperture information. Also, while he suggests the kind of equipment he finds useful, Richard spends more time on how to get the best travel photos - getting to locations, dealing with people.
One thing I thought it was short of was specific information on what is taboo or frowned upon in various countries. With his experience, I was expecting to read this. Otherwise a very handy book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
61 of 62 people found the following review helpful By The Handsome Stick on 19 Jun 2002
Format: Paperback
Travel Photography is an innacurate title. This book is a fantastic guide to beginners and intermediate photographers with a focus given through examples of travel photography. To describe it as Travel Photography is a bit restrictive. It would benefit anyone whether you're trekking in Nepal or sitting in a chip shop in Battersea.
All aspects of photography from basic to quite advanced techniques are covered in a very readable and understandable form. There is no effort on the readers behalf to comprehend what is being explained. Chapter after chapter seem to fall into place.
All photographs are coupled with complete discriptions of how the images were made. Film type, apeture, shutter speed, filters etc.
By the end of the book (which I read cover to cover in three days) you have a thorough understanding of the tools and techniques of photography.
The book itself is well produced. Good quality prints, clean layout and easy to navigate. Its size also means it could fit into a decent sized camera bag as a constant reference.
If you buy one book on photography make it this one.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Grahame Society on 28 Aug 2006
Format: Paperback
Travel Photography: A Guide To Taking Better Pictures by Richard I'Anson (lonely planet)

This is now the second edition of this book, revised to include digital photography. The book is divided into five sections:

1. First Things First - with chapters on both film and digital equipment

2. Taking Control - with chapters on exposure, composition and light

3. Being Prepared - with chapters on travel preparation and tips for the trip

4. On The Road - with chapters on people, landscapes, cities, special events, markets, sunrise & sunset, moving subjects, wildlife and shots from the air.

5. Back At Home - with chapters on assessing your photographs inc editing, storing, presenting and distributing them.

The author doesn't claim that this book is for professional photographers. It is pitched more at intermediate photographers who want to move on from holiday snaps to producing good travel photographs. However, even someone wishing to get photos published will find something in this book. For instance, the last chapter briefly mentions stock photography, indicating that the book goes beyond good amateur photography.

Many intermediate photographers will find the first section far too long. They've probably decided on their camera and lenses already and the 80+ pages on equipment contain little of interest for them. Beginners would find that section useful, but I can't see this as a beginners' book. The good news is that the other four sections of the book are excellent. The main section is section four, which covers a huge range of travel themes and discusses and illustrates them very well. The photographs throughout the book are of a very high standard.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
119 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Isabella Bardswell on 27 Jan 2005
Format: Paperback
I have read a few photography books in my time and I have also been on an expensive photography course. This book is the perfect accompaniment to the knowledge I already have as a reference guide and to reinforce the knowledge I already have. It also provides excellent tips and advice based on Richard I'Anson's considerable experience. I have learnt lots from this book and it is the first guide book I have ever read literally every word of. The book is well structured, well indexed and well written to it's easy to look things up quickly in the field. There are also masses of fantastic photographs that illustrate every technique and learning point in the book. Looking at a photograph illustrating the point being made by the text is absolutely the best way to understand and learn so this is really valuable.
If you know what an aperture is and have a basic understanding of how that affects the light hitting the film/pixels in your camera then I really can't recommend this book highly enough as it is pitched at someone who gets the basics. This avoids patronising and tedious basic explanations that fill half of many guidebooks.
If you don't know the basics of apertures and shutter speeds then I would recommend finding out from the many excellent websites out there and buying this book anyway.
Basically - I rate this book extremely highly and thoroughly recommend buying yourself a copy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By G.J. Klootwijk on 20 Feb 2001
Format: Paperback
Although there is some information available concerning the basics of photography in first part of the book, it focususes primarily at experiencing the magic for traveling and shooting pictures while you are at it. The book has been written in a traveling context and will therefore help you not to overlook the most imported issues when you are hungry to make some serious photographs when on holiday or expedition. The title has been well chosen I guess. All this doesn't mean the writer has not done a fine job. It is easy to read, even for a Dutchman and the various examples combined with well explained photographs are pretty handy helping you not to make the general (beginner) mistakes. I would very much like to have the writer's travel experience and photography craftsmanship! Just keep in mind the publisher is an ace at travelguides and not specialized in teaching photography. Conclusion: I like this book. It helps to get you in the mood if you just made some travel plans and if you are considering yourself a novice at photography it will certainly give you some direction. If you plan to buy just one book perhaps you should think again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback