Appropriately enough, I read this book on the flight to Tulsa – when I was going to be taking Travel Photography. This book has a lot of great photos and the details with what kind of cameras they were taken with and all the specs. I’m kind of in between the manual and automatic set ups with my camera, I don’t have an SLR and that seemed to be what this book more leans towards showing you, but it also talks about how smaller cameras can still get great photos and not make it so obvious that you are taking them. I definitely kept the info in this book in the back of my mind while I was traveling, but I didn’t end up taking nearly as many photos as I was hoping I would.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
Aabout the Book
Author Haje Jan Kamps knows that you are travelling for two good reasons: to experience great things, and to get great photos of your travels. He also understands very well how people’s eyes tend to glaze over when phrases like “Circles of Confusion” or the “Inverse Square Law” are brandished about, and focuses instead on great photographs, and how to take them. A realistic and easy-to-follow approach to travel photography puts the fun back into photography, and by following a series of simple exercises, you’ll learn much more about photography than you would have thought possible!
Focus on Travel Photography covers the basics of photography in brief before throwing itself into the real essence of travel photography: landscapes, people, and capturing the spirit of your destination. Finally, the author explores how you can download, edit, and distribute your photos while you’re on the move-all without being over-burdened with equipment.