National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Travel Photography
By Scott Stuckey
(National Geographic, Paperback, 9781426205163, 160pp.)
Publication Date: February 16, 2010
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This superb practical guide to travel photography combines the best of all worlds: convenient size, comprehensive coverage, and useful, straightforward advice from the experts of National Geographic Traveler, the highest circulation magazine in its field. It’s the perfect "how-to" for anyone seeking to master the veteran photographer’s trademark skills: a strong sense of place; a swift, decisive eye; and a sure instinct for the dramatic scene.
Be it a weekend escape or far-flung adventure, every occasion promises the chance for a great photograph. Whether you’re after that once-in-a-lifetime shot or just want a vivid travelogue to share with friends, The Ultimate Field Guide to Travel Photography will help you achieve your goals. It explores such key genres of photography as panoramas, portraits, and creating a narrative in photographs. Always, the focus is on engaging your subject and workingoften quicklyto get the best shots.
Chapters cover everything from inspiration and research to the practicalities of purchasing the right equipment. Practical information including checklists, essential contents of a camera bag, and other helpful resources are listed in the back. Designed especially for active travelers, the book fits easily in a backpack or pocket for handy access.
Scott Stuckey, senior editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine, assigns and edits major feature stories and works regularly with top writers and top photographers. He writes a regular feature called "The Big Picture," focusing on panoramic techniques.
“ The information and advice it contains is so well presented and immediately applicable to most everyone who uses a camera out-of-doors or on “on the road” that it should be considered as a “must read” for all concerned. Furthermore, the inspiration it is capable of providing goes well beyond the objective sum of the techniques its author presents in its pages…For this more than perhaps all else, the reader of this book will profoundly thank Mr. Stuckey, National Geographic, and all who contributed to it with each improvement they notice in their own future photographic work.” –The Well-read Naturalist