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photography book to take on vacation

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1. Posted by blic (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 8 Aug '11 18:58

Hi All,

I'm going on vacation and I wanted to take with me a photography book that would cover important photography concepts, specially exposure. And would also have nice tips and examples providing a smooth reading.
I've heard about the "lonely planet's guide to travel photography", but the reviews are ok so I'm not sure if this is the best option, although it looks like what I am looking for.
Do you guys have any suggestions? What do you think about the lonely planet's book? Any other better option?

Thanks!!

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3533 posts) 8 Aug '11 20:01

I've got the Footprint travel photography book and have found it to be useful. I'm not sure how it compares to the Lonely Planet book.

3. Posted by Niels1303 (Full Member, 131 posts) 15 Aug '11 16:06

I personally like "the photographer´s eye, field guide" from Micheal Freeman. It doesn´t talk that much about the technical side but give a lot of practical informations on how to photograph different scenes that are often encountered while travelling. Furthermore the books size makes it really easy to carry around.

4. Posted by Q' (Moderator, 1987 posts) 28 Aug '11 06:50

Personally, I almost never have time to read on vacations. But I have been taking one of those "tips" magazines with me. Lighter and still gives me a few ideas to try when I'm truly bored on vacation. But I'm almost never bored on vacation, so I don't feel so bad about carrying the extra weight.

But if you would rather have a book, the "Photographers Eye" as Niels1303 suggests is a good one.