'On assignment in Havana, Cuba, I heard music. It was across the street and far away. I couldn't track down the source. As I got closer, the echo was bouncing off the tall buildings. It was amazing. Running back and forth I eventually got someone's attention. He led me on a dead run into one of Old Havana's famous condemned historical landmarks. I thought it was abandoned. Upon entering the lobby, I found it totally dark in the middle of the day. No light at all. My "guide ran up the stairs with me in close pursuit. The circular staircase wound round and round. But soon I hit something. Hard. Since it was so black I had no idea the staircase was full of people. I couldn't see a thing. I panicked. But I always carry a small flashlight on my key chain. I was able to stumble safely the several flights up to the band rehearsing on the top floor. Great photographs.'
travel + PHOTOGRAPHY is loaded with beautiful photographs showing you the "how-to's" of travel photography. Herein you will find examples that will reveal the secrets, debunk the myths, and explore the romance of traveling with a camera.
Combined with anecdotes that demonstrate how to solve both typical and unique problems of camera equipment, lighting, and language barriers, this ambitious book showcases the imagination, personal vision, and the technology needed to take creative pictures around the world. Money, health, and cultural and language barriers lead to the biggest mistakes and problems for photographers while on the road, and in this book, Lou Jones offers up his years of on-the-road experience for you. Whether you are a professional photographer, or a serious amateur, this book is a must have if you travel with a camera.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Equipment; Film; Lighting; Clothing; What to Photograph; Research; Editing; Security; Health; Transportation; Language; Money; Clothing; Ten Commandments of Travel Photography
"For those who want to learn more about travel photography or the stlye used by Lou Jones, this is a great resource." - Apogee Photo Magazine, August 2006
"Lou Jones knows his way around a camera and, more important, he knows how to get the image he wants." - Sunday Eagle/Chicago Tribune
"The book is more than just remarkable photos and entertaining tales. In clearly defined chapters, Jones lays out the tools for those interested in cameras, equipment, and how to best use them to accomplish your goals, so that the photo you get is the one that you see in your mind." -Necee Regis, Boston Sunday Globe
". This book is a freewheeling exploration of travel photography that touches on just about everything: what cameras and lenses to carry, what to shoot, what clothes to wear, how to handle your money and how to keep yourself healthy. Each photograph adds relevance to the text by illustrating the subject at hand: lighting, exposure, composition, lens choice and so on.? www.nikonnet.com, Nov. 2006
"Travel + Photography: Off the Charts is the next best thing to sitting down for a long conversation about photography and the world with a man eminently familiar with both." www.nikonnet.com, Nov. 2006