Photo Secrets San Francisco and Northern California

Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book (1998) One of the best travel photography books PhotoSecrets San Francisco and Northern California - The Best Sights and How To Photograph Them. Winner of the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and the San Diego Press Club's award for Best Book Packed with over 400 color pictures, PhotoSecrets shows you all the most visually distinctive sights that YOU can photograph.

Photo Secrets Yosemite

Follow in the Footsteps of Ansel Adams 7.95. 72 color pages. 5 x 8. First edition, 1997. ISBN 0-9653087-0-7. Written and photographed by Andrew Hudson. - The Best Sights and How To Photograph Them. Explore America's most photogenic National Park with this unique, full-color guide. Packed with over 70 color pictures, PhotoSecrets shows you all the classic Ansel Adams views.

Photo Tour of San Diego

A Photo Tour of San Diego By Andrew Hudson Hardcover 22.95 ISBN 0965308774 order Paperback 15.95 ISBN 0965308782 order The Magic of Balboa Park By Andrew Hudson Paperback 19.95 ISBN 0965308790 order Hardcover 35.00 ISBN 0965308766 order Best Coffee-Table Gift Book, Benjamin Franklin Awards (2001) Best Art Music Photography Book, Benjamin Franklin Awards Finalist (2001) Book of the Year Award, Fine Art and Photography, Second Place. Foreword Magazine (2001) Best Book About San Diego, San Diego...

Reviews

Full of gorgeous photographs, this would be a treasured addition to any travel collection. This could be one of the most needed travel books ever published The text tells you how to take practically every photo in the book, with helpful maps showing where to stand and where to aim, and even slick little clock symbols to indicate the best time of day for catching the right light. A comprehensive resource guide at the end offers a trove of tips and techniques.

Lighting

Get the sun behind you and to one side. If it's bright, put people in the shade (harsh, direct sunlight washes out the face). If it's dark in the shade, use the fill-flash feature to brighten up the face. The best time is the late afternoon as it gives a nice, warm, golden glow. At other times, with an SLR camera, you can simulate this glow with an 81B or C filter. A popular technique is to put your subject in the shade, then use fill-flash to lighten up the face. Bring a small reflector or...

Travel Photography Resources

PhotoSecrets - Travel Guides for Travel Photography Photo Guides Almost 100 photo guides to locations throughout North America The Travel and Outdoor Photography Bookstore Black Rabbit Productions Lots of books, guides and videos for outdoor photographers. Good information about slot canyons. Photo Traveler Travel guides and newsletter for photographers. Covers most of North America Photograph America Newsletter PhotoTrip USA A great guidebook to America's Southwest, plus many photo galleries....

Underwater Photography

Photography Handbook Annemarie Kohler. 17.56 Wonders of the Reef Diving with a Camera Stephen Frink. 31.96 Ellftrttldlf L-f UndtrwahtF PfitJojTt Essentials of Underwater Photography Robert M. Jackson. 19.95 Jim Church's Essential Guide to Underwater Jim Church's Essential Guide to Nikonos Jim Church's Essential Guide to Composition Jim Church. 17.95 How to Photography Underwater Norbert Wu Manual of Underwater Photography Decouet. 37.25 Pisces Guide to Shooting Underwater Video Steve Rosenberg....

Include Personality

When I started publishing my travel photos, I noticed that picture editors were looking for one common element - people. Including one or two people in a shot adds a point of connection for the viewer, a sense of being there. It can also add a sense of scale to a vast landscape feature, such as the Grand Teton mountain range or Yosemite's towering waterfalls. San Francisco's cable cars provide rich pickings, as people love to hang outside on the rail. The climbs up Hyde Street by Fisherman's...

Acclaim for Photo Secrets Guidebooks

Well researched with dynamite photographs. This could be one of the most needed travel books ever published Detailed maps on where and when to capture the best and most unique shots. PhotoSecrets books are the guidebooks I consult for personal as well as my company's photo travel. - Joe Van Os, Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris You'll learn a lot about photography, even if you're just an armchair traveler. Offers a variety of very detailed and pragmatic tips. Gives all kinds of useful tips....

Address and Payment Information

Bill-to name and address (if your credit card statement goes to a different address than the one above) To order by mail, send this form to PhotoSecrets, 9582 Vista Tercera, San Diego CA 92129 USA. Include a check payable to Photo Tour Books, Inc There is a 10 discount for all orders over 100. (Includes guides and newsletter. Photo Traveler products only.) Tax and Shipping The following will be automatically added to your order Shipments outside California No tax Shipments to California 7.75...

Aim for Impact

It leaps off the page and demands attention. While a picture may say a thousand words, I think a great photo should say just one - Wow There are four keys to visual impact simplicity, color, light, and depth. Simplicity. When I look at many photographs, the element that is most often missing is simplicity - they're just too cluttered. To deliver a clear message you must have a concise statement. In your photographs, crop out unnecessary items and resolve the...

Art

You may need permission to photograph a copyrighted work of art, for example, a statue in a public park, or a painting in a private collection or art museum. And getting permission can be tricky, because, according to copyright law, you need permission from the copyright owner, not from the owner of the work of art itself. In copyright law, ownership of the copyright in a work is distinct from ownership of the copy (the tangible item). For example, suppose that you are taking photographs of a...

Batteries

It's easy to avoid buying spare batteries but there's nothing more infuriating than getting somewhere fabulous and finding out that your camera won't power up. As Gary Larsen (almost) said, just when you find the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and Elvis, all sitting together, your batteries die. Excerpted from PhotoSecrets San Francisco and Northern California. Copyright 1997 PhotoSecrets Publishing. All rights reserved. Next page Film. Back to the contents. Send us an e-mail. Order this book.

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Blackand White

For some stylish wedding shots try the Kodak T400CN. This is a black-and-white film that can be developed by normal color developers (the technical term is C-41 processing). Make sure your lab has experience developing this film -- don't use a mail-away service. You can get the prints tinted a warm sepia, or a cool blue, or any color. I scan the pictures afterwards and run them through Photoshop to get crisper, sharper black-and-white images. This film is also great for fake studio shots -I...

Bold Solid Colors

'Stock-quality' images make great use of color. Look for solid primary colors bright 'sports-car' red, emerald green, lightning yellow, and ocean blue. Use a polarizer to bring out the colors. Avoid patterns - keep it simple. Bright afternoon sunlight will add warmth. Alternatively, look for 'color harmony' - scenes restricted to similar tones and colors, or even a single color. This presents a calm, restful image where the eye plays with the differing shades and intensities. Look for pastels,...

Book Proposal

Write the Perfect Book Proposal Jeff Herman. 12.76 How to Write a Book Proposal Michael Larsen. 11.99 The Shortest Distance Between You and a From Book Idea to Bestseller Michael Snell. 14.40 How to Get Happily Published (5th Ed) Judith Appelbaum. 11.20 The Complete Guide to Successful Publishing Avery Cardoza. 15.96 The Art and Science of Book Publishing Herbert Bailey. 14.95 See also Publishing Newsletters and Cards, Desktop Publishing, Graphic Design

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Brand

I favor Fuji film as it's good with greens and blacks, and is readily available and inexpensive. Most times I use Fuji Superior 100 and for special occassions I use the more expensive but richer Superior Reala 100. Generally I haven't found much of a difference between brands of print film. It's more important to get fresh film which has been kept in a cool dry place and hasn't gone past its expiration date (otherwise the colors will decrease and there'll be a green or brown cast to the...

Canada

Canadian Rockies (PT) 13.95 Canadian Rockies - Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise (PA) 8.50 The Coast of Nova Scotia (PA) 8.50 D Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island (PA) 8.50 Also, via Amazon.com A Guide to Photographing the Canadian Landscape 29.95 Two Years 49 Three Years 70 The Florida Everglades (PA) 8.50 Florida Wildlife Refuges (PA) 8.50 Sanibel and Captiva Islands (PA) 8.50 South Florida (PT) 11.95 Swamps of South Florida (PA) 8.50

Color

For color shots, try the Fuji NPS-160. It gives soft, natural skin colors and is good with mixed light sources. Like many other travel and scenic photographers, I'm hooked on Velvia (IS0-50). This film gives brilliant, saturated deep colors, particularly greens and blacks has great shadow detail lovely smooth, velvet tones and sharp, detailed resolution. If you've not tried it you need to, you'll love it. Other similar Fuji films include Provia (RDP -- ISO 100, a little less color but not as...

Copyright

Under current U.S. law, copyright protection arises automatically when an original work of authorship is fixed in a tangible medium of expression. A work is original in the copyright sense if it owes its origin to the author. For example, a photograph of Yosemite's Bridalveil Fall is original so long as it was created by the photographer, even if it's the zillionth photo to be taken of that scene. Only minimal creativity is required to meet the originality requirement, no artistic merit or...

Dont Forget the

Many of the fun times occur between sights. Capture these with ordinary shots - checking in, waiting in line, at the shops, having dinner with friends, with people you meet. Don't Forget You The problem with being the photographer is that you don't appear in the photos. Stand your camera on a wall or table and use the self-timer feature, or ask someone else to take the photo. Chances are they'll have a camera too and will ask you to return the favor Copyright 1998 Andrew Hudson for PhotoSecrets...

Explore the Area

Before you start taking photos, get orientated by taking a 2-3 hour guided bus tour of the major sights. Use the time to make a list of the views you want to capture, and map out a plan to re-visit when each sight is in the best light. Generally, sights that face east are best in the morning, as the sun rises in the east, and sights that face west are best in the afternoon. (In the Northern Hemisphere, south-facing sights are best in the winter, as the sun rises and sets towards the south, and...

Email

To send an email, please use the following form. An anti-spam code will be added to the subject line to get your email past my junk-mail filter. Unfortunately I am no longer adding links to the site. It was taking too much time to type in the links and update the pages. The links page is now like the ghost town of Bodie, California - in a state of arrested decay Sorry, I know a lot of people have some great sites, but I can't add them.

Film Speed

How quickly the film's chemicals react is known as the film speed. A rating system was developed by the International Standards Organization (ISO) so that a film rated 200 ISO is a faster film (i.e. it reacts twice as quickly) than a 100 ISO film. (You may have also heard of ASA or DIN - these were two other standards which were replaced by the ISO.) Most cameras know which film speed you've put it by reading those silver and black shapes on the casing (DX coding), but older cameras will need...

Film

Camera film is a strip of material coated with chemicals. When exposed to light (photos-in Greek), the chemicals react and produce a defined image (-graph). Unlike our eyes, which can see under a variety of conditions, the chemicals are acutely particular about how much light they react to - the exposure. Too much light, overexposed, and the image will be pale and washed out too little light, underexposed, and the image will be dark and indistinct. Thus the correct exposure is essential. Your...

Filters

Your choice of filters, as with everything else, is one of personal preference. I use four filters - a standard polarizer, a blue-yellow polarizer, an FL-D filter and an 81B filter. With the standard polarizer, rotating the filter gives deep blue skies and strengthens colors by removing glare and reflections. The blue-yellow is a good color enhancer, it makes skies electric blue and increases the amount of golden yellow on buildings. I use the FL-D filter on most sunsets and dusk shots as it...

For Travel Photography

PhotoSecrets - Travel Guides for Travel Photography. Packed with color photographs of the classic views along with maps and tips so that you can photograph each view yourself. Includes best time of day and photo tips. PhotoSecrets San Francisco and Northern California Andrew Hudson, 352 pages, 16.95. Over 400 photos of SF, the Wine Country, Yosemite, Mono Lake, Redwoods, Gold Country, Montery, Big Sur. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book. Contains ALL of 'PhotoSecrets...

General Photographers

Mystic Wanderer John Alves' photographic and digital imaging solutions for the Information Age. John MacLean Photography Color photographs of assignment & stock images for fine art and advertising. Locations include CA, NM, & NY Richard Jacobs has an interesting magazine-style Photography Page Keith Clark, Jeff Dunas, Brian Kelly, Bill Schwab Warren Studios Location and studio photography. A large Directory of Photographers, and a smaller one from Professional Photographers Online Global...

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How Do I Choose A Speed

The numbers - 100, 200, 400 - refer to how quickly the film reacts to light. A 400-speed film reacts twice as fast as a 200. Higher-speed film is used for action shots, because it helps reduce blurring, and for low-light, indoor settings. But higher-speed film also results in weaker colors and grainier images in your finished photographs than slower films. If your prints are blurry, try using a faster film. If you want better (less grainy) resolution for enlargements, try a slower film.

How To Order

Credit card online (secure) Mail a check to the publisher PhotoSecrets San Francisco and Northern California The Best Sights and How To Photograph Them. First edition, 1997. 352 color pages. Over 400 pictures you can take. ISBN 0-9653087-1-5 Note Contains ALL of 'PhotoSecrets Yosemite'. The Best Sights and How To Photograph Them First edition, 1998. 336 color pages. Over 400 pictures you can take. ISBN 0-9653087-3-1 Note Contains ALL of 'PhotoSecrets Balboa The Best Sights and How To...

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The Basic Book of Photography Tom Grimm. 19.95. Basic Photography Michael Langford. 7th ed. 37.95. The Question-And-Answer Guide to Photo Techniques Lee Frost. 1998. 16.15. 101 Professional Tips To Make Your Photos Sing Billy E. Barnes. 12.95. Audio cassette Julian Padowicz. 19.95 The Joy of Photography Kodak. 19.20. Photography for the Joy of It Freeman Patterson. 16.15. Kodak's Most Basic Book of 35mm Photography 16.15. Kodak Pocket Guide to 35mm Photography 7.95. See also Advanced...

Include People

Photographs solely of landscape and rocks are enjoyable to take but often dull to look at. Include some of your friends, companions, family, or even people passing by, to add human interest. If there's no one around, include yourself with the self-timer. Have you ever got your photos back only to discover that something that looked awe-inspiring at the time looks dull on paper This is because your eye needs some reference point to judge scale. Add a person, car, or something of known size to...

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A Photo Tour of San Francisco and Northern California Andrew Hudson Paperback 15.95 pub 2000 ISBNs 0965308723 9780965308724 Hardcover 22.95 pub 2000 ISBNs 096530874X 9780965308748 Andrew Hudson Paperback 15.95 pub 1999 rev 2005 ISBNs 0965308782 9780965308786 Hardcover 22.95 pub 1999 rev 2005 ISBNs 0965308774 9780965308779 Andrew Hudson Paperback 19.95 pub 2002 ISBNs 1930495013 9781930495012 Hardcover all sold out Paperback 19.95 pub 2006 ISBNs 1930495072 9781930495074 Hardcover 29.95 pub 2006...

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Macro and Close-Up Photography Handbook Stan Sholik. 23.96. Close-Up Photography Alan R. Constant. 26.36. How to Photograph Flowers Heather Angel. 17.95 Close-Up Photography Jonathan Hilton. 28 Close-Up Photography Alan Constant. 26.36 Principles and Practice of Microscopy and Scientific Photography Stanley Klosevych. 36.50 See also Nature and Wildlife Photography

Landscape

ft ll 4.1 . lhI iIn ri p i1 -ajf - Ii1. A Guide to Photographing the Canadian Landscape This is a fabulous book, packed with very professional and colorful scenic photographs, information about favorite locations, and tips on photo techniques. Daryl and Dale's love of Canada shines through. An essential companion for anyone traveling in Canada with a camera. Great locations, stunning images and numerous tips for making landscape photographs with high visual impact. - Peter Burian, editor,...

Links

Links for people who enjoy travel and photography. Contents Index Home E-mail Travel Photography and The Law - An article written for PhotoSecrets The Legal Aspects of Photography Photo District News Guide to Copyright Registration The Copyright Commandments by the Picture Agency Council of America Permits for Public Lands a terrific and detailed article on this rare but important subject by Jeff Conrad Copyright and news photography American Intellectual Property Law Association Media and...

Links Publishing

Links for people who enjoy travel and photography. Contents Index Home E-mail Travel Info Exchange - information on the Society of American Travel Writers and a listserve. Information on Graphics, Publishing Resource Quark Xtensions XTension.com Small Press Publishing info from Dan Poynter, Publisher's Marketing Association, Jenkins Group, All Books FAQs Directories Magazines, journals and newspaper directory from Parrot Communications, MediaFinder Conventions BookExpo America Bookselling...

Links Travel Photographers

Links for people who enjoy travel and photography. Contents Index Home E-mail Ansel Adams Sites Home Page 1, Chronology, Home Page 2 Oriol Alamany & Eulalia Vicens Spanish travel and nature photographers with images of Australia and South Africa plus notes on recommended equipment. Gary Auerbach Large format (8x10 and 11x14) platinum cityscapes. Gerhard Bock Landscape and travel photography, focussing on the American West. Richard Broadwell Professional stock travel photography of Thailand,...

Location Photography

Corporate and Location Photography (Kodak Pro Workshop Series) Gary Gladstone. 23.96 The Complete Guide for the Out-Of-Studio Shoot Ken Haas. 24.95 Secrets of Lighting on Location A Photographer's Guide to Professional Lighting Techniques Bob Krist. 19.96 The Story Behind The Art William S. McIntosh. 49. l lJllllllM 'Mill Lurid (Ml Aerial Photography Richard Eller. 23.96 Aperture On Location Studio Visits Lynn Davis. 16.65. Aperture On Location Annie...

Mid West South and East

The Atlantic Coast Collection - 15 Guides (PA) 60.00 16 Photograph America guides in a three-ring binder (a saving of over 67). Includes Autumn in New England, the Florida Everglades, Acadia and the Coast of Maine, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, the Coast of Nova Scotia, Outer Banks of North Carolina, Shenandoah N.P., Autumn in New Hampshire, South Carolina Refuges, Big Cypress and Corkscrew in Florida, Up the hudson River in New York, the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Phographing Georgia, The...

Mixed Light Sources

Unlike our eyes, film sees different colors depending upon the color temperature of the source. For example, normal daylight film will be fine outside in the sunlight but indoors will give orange colors under incandescent lightbulbs and green colors under flourescent lights. To get around this you could use tungsten-balanced film, or colored filters, or lots of flash units. But I've had excellent results using Fuji NPS and NPH film, professional films which are amazing at coping with different...

Monterey County Herald Sunday

Lots of very cleverly designed maps, plus tons of superb photographs. It's only 16.95 and worth four times that amount. I'm seldom this excited about such a book but this is magnificent. -- John Clayton, Travel with a Difference. Drive time radio in California. Broadcast on 2 23 98 on stations KKHI and KNOB (San Francisco), KKGO and KGIL (Los Angeles) and XBACH (San Diego). Each page gives guides on which viewpoint to use and the best time to take the shots. A section at the back gives all...

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Eos A2E A2 Eos Elan Ii IIE Eos 50 50E Eos Elan Eos 100 Eos Elan Eos-1n Eos Elan Eos-3 Eos Rebel G Eos 500 N EOS Rebel 2000 Lenses Technique Leslie D. Stroebel. 54.95. Stroebel's View Camera Basics 29.95. Rediscovering a Historic Technique Eric Renner. 26.36. to Pinhole Photography Jim Shull. 16.15. Collecting and Using Classic SLRs Ivor Matanle. 22. Pentax Zx-M andK1000 Pentax Classic Cameras and Repair Book 1 Thomas Tomosy. 23.96 Leica Camera Repair Handbook Thomas Tomosy. 31.96. Restoring...

National Geographic

National Geographic The Photographs Leah Bendavid-Val. 50. The Wonders of the World Bonnie S. Lawrence. 24.50 National Geographic on Assignment U.S.A. Priit Vesilind. 50.00. Eye of the Beholder The Photography of James L. Stanfield James Stanfield. 28. The Travel and Outdoor Photography Bookstore presents guidebooks by The Sierra Club Guides to the National Parks of America Lots of color photos and maps, plus a field guide to animals and plants. A good resource for photographers. California,...

New England

Fall Color Locations Collection - 14 Guides (PA) 60.00 Find the great colors in September and October with 14 Photograph America guides in a three-ring binder (a saving of 64). Includes New England, Colorado, Maine, East of the Sierra, Great Smoky Mountains, Michigan, Shenandoah N.P., Great Basin N.P., New Hampshire, Arkansas, New York, Georgia, Tetons, Blue Ridge Parkway. Acadia and the Coast of Maine (PA) 8.50 Autumn in New England (PT) 11.95 Autumn in New Hampshire (PA) 8.50 Autumn in...

Newsletters

Use your shots to illustrate a newsletter of your trip to your friends and family. Cut up spare prints, stick them on paper and make photocopies (black and white, or color). Or get them scanned into a computer (ask at an office-services provider like Kinko's) and use a word processor (Microsoft Word, Wordperfect) or page layout program (QuarkXPress, Pagemaker) for a professional presentation. You could also make your own posters, key rings, refrigerator magnets, note cards, and seasonal cards.

Nikon

Moose Peterson Winning Pictures 101 Ideas for Outstanding Photographs Jeff Wignall The Art of Photography An Approach to Personal Expression Bruce Barnbaum Image Clarity High-Resolution Photography John B. Williams The Art and Craft of Special Effects for Still Photographers Fil Hunter The Encyclopedia of Photography An A-Z Visual Directory Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About 35mm Photography Photography Over 70 Techniques Explained In Full Tips To Make Your Photos...

Panoramic and Quick Time VR

Apple QTVR the main QuickTime VR website Online Travel Panoramas A list of Travel Samples, Kelly Photography, Christopher Mann Photography, Contagious, Travel Technologies The University of San Diego QTVR Tour Take a look at USD with more than a dozen QTVR panoramas. QTVR tools QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, Spin PhotoObject The Interntional QuickTime VR Association Panoramic Panoramic Imaging Zone, The Wide, wide world of Panoramic Photography, Rodger Cuccio's Panoramic Photography Janie...

Permission To Use Photo Secrets Tips

The tips articles on the PhotoSecrets Web site are provided for the free benefit of all photographers. You have our permission to reproduce any of these Andrew Hudson tips in hard-copy form (NOT on other Web sites or other online or electronic media) for non-profit purposes (NOT commercial publications such as magazines, newspapers, books) free of charge. For example, you may include an Andrew Hudson photo tips article in your camera club's monthly newsletter, and you may distribute copies in a...

Photo Hotspots Location Links

Photo Guides Almost 100 photo guides to locations throughout North America USA Photo Site Database an ambitious project Directory of film location Interactive directory of film locations New Hampshire by Daniel Beauvais Utah What, when and where to photograph in Utah, by Wild Things Photography. Yellowstone Net Yellowstone Net provides extensive information about Yellowstone National Park Yosemite 3D Trail Guide and Photo Album USA nature photography locations by Nature Photo Gallery How To...

Photography Jumplists Better Than This

Leslie O'Shaughnessy Studios one of the most complete lists around Charles Daney a very popular list PhotoLinks - the name says it all Nature Photo Index Links for nature photographers The Outdoor and Travel Photographer's Resource Lifetime lots of links from Australia. Frank Niemeir Over a thousand links Clicio Barroso and his 'famous thousand links of photography'. Bengt Hallinger's Photo Page The best place for links, FAQs, newsgroups and mailing lists PHOTONet Index Reviews of photography...

Plan Your

Assuming a sunrise at 6am and sunset at 7pm, and that your spouse kids friends suddenly give you the reverence and servility you so obviously deserve, a good day might be 5am Pre-dawn A pink, ethereal light and dreamy mist for lakes, rivers and landscapes. 6-7am Dawn Crisp, golden light for east-facing subjects. 7am-10am Early morning The city comes to life joggers in the park. 10-2pm Midday The sun is too harsh for landscapes and people, but perfect for monuments, buildings & streets with...

Planning and Patience

This image was planned a week before the actual photo shoot. I had photographed this scene several times before but never captured the contrast between large and small, innocent and ferocious. Understanding my dilemma, and writing it down, helped me come to a workable solution I needed a single, small child (not an entire family) framed by the huge polar bear. Like many other photographers, I want to get the shot and get it now But if I've learned anything as a SeaWorld wildlife photographer,...

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Since 1985, Photo Traveler has been publishing comprehensive photo guides to national parks, outstanding scenic area and little-known places. Compiled by L.A.-based Nadine Orabona, each Photo Traveler guide presents day-to-day photo itineraries and detailed maps. You'll know exactly where to photograph the classic scenic postcard shots, as well as waterfalls, wildlife, covered bridges and fall foliage. The bi-monthly newsletter also features book reviews and lists photo tours and workshops....

Related Web Sites

The Legal Aspects of Photography Permit information from the National Park Service Copyright Act of 1976 as amended 1994 The full text of the Act. Due to the reliance in our legal system on case law, interpretation and precendent, the actual text of the Act may prove confusing in some circumstances and could be misleading in others. Copyright and news photography American Intellectual Property Law Association Electronic Fair-Use Guidelines Media and Entertainment Law Journal The Advertising...

Should I Use Print or Slide Film

Color print film accounts for 90 percent of film sold and is best for most consumer uses. Prints are easy to store, view, and show, and enlargements are relatively inexpensive. Print film is also more forgiving - it has a wider exposure latitude than slide film, meaning that you don't have to have exact setting on your camera for a good shot. Copyright 1998 Andrew Hudson for PhotoSecrets Publishing. All rights reserved. If you want to use this article in any way, please e-mail us for...

Shutterbug

PhotoSecrets San Francisco and Northern California Andrew Hudson has attempted to find, as he states, the most iconographic and visually stunning places that you can easily and dependably photograph. This is one hell of a challenge to set for oneself, but for the most part I think he has pulled it off. In fact, if there is anything to fault in the book it's that it perhaps tries to cover too much. PhotoSecrets San Francisco and Northern California encompasses the state from San Simeon north to...

Slide vs Print

Should I use slide or print film The quick answer is Use print film, unless you have a specific reason otherwise (such as competitions or magazine book printing). Print film (also called negative film as it records the inverse, complementary colors) is the most popular choice. The resulting prints are easier to store, view, and show to people. They are also cheaper to enlarge, and the film is more forgiving (less picky about it's exposure). Over 90 of the film sold worldwide is for color...

Southwest

The Southwest Collection - 23 Guides (PA) 75.00 From Arches to Zion, 23 Photograph America guides in one three-ring binder (a a saving of 120). Includes Hidden Desert Canyons, Colorful Colorado, Zion and Bryce Canyons, Arizona Desert Wildflowers, Arches N.P., Santa Fe and Taos, Monument Valley Canyon de Chelly, Ancient Indian Cliff Dwellings, Canyonlands N. P., Capitol Reef N.P., Big Bend N.P., More Hidden Desert Canyons, Nevada's Valley of Fire S.P., Great Basin N.P., Bosque del Apache White...

Speed

The 'speed' of a film (100, 200, 400, etc) represents how quickly the film reacts to light. 200 is the most popular. If your pictures come out blurry (you're prone to camera shake), use a 'faster' film such as 400 or 800. Most disposable cameras contain 800 or 1000 film for this reason. If you're looking for quality (entering a competition or enlarging photos), use 100, 64, 50, 32 or even 25 film as the 'grain' or resolution is finer. Pros generally use slow film. Slow films however can end up...

Storage

Keep negatives in the sleeves they came in, or transfer them to special acid-free paper sleeves in a ring binder. Store photos, negatives and slides in a cool, dry place, and don't subject them to pressure with heavy items on top of them. If you're going to send slides away for competitions or magazines, make duplicate copies first so that you keep the original. Excerpted from PhotoSecrets San Francisco and Northern California. Copyright 1997 PhotoSecrets Publishing. All rights reserved. Next...

Strive for Variety

Variety is the spice of life - and photography. Think how your photos will look as a group and shoot accordingly. Try to vary your styles, mix wide-angle overviews and individual details, daytime and night, portraits and abstracts. When researching a city, I search for subjects in several categories, such as icons, skylines, monuments, buildings, people, street scenes, festivals, places of worship, lakes and oceans, food, etc. Look for unusual views of familiar things, as well as views that...

Testimonials

I wanted to compliment you for both the PhotoSecrets book you have produced, and the customer service I enjoyed when I requested it in October. The book is definitely one of the most useful (in fact, one of the ONLY useful) travel photography books I have read recently. Also, your inscription was wonderfully personalized (a rarity among today's barely-legibly-scrawled, author's-name-only autographing crowd) and the refund check for overpayment of sales tax was icing on the cake. Thank you very...

The Best Photo Tip I Ever

Shooting from above turns this photo into a graphic interpretation. Here we're dealing with color, light and shadow. We don't see the trainer's expression but her obvious surprise is left to our imagination. It's simple, calm, almost passive. Try and view your subject from every angle, like an electron moving around an atom, before taking a photo. A world class photographer and college professor once said to me Bad (or lackluster) photos are caused from laziness. Unfortunately, too many...

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D Michigan - Upper Peninsula Autumn Color (PA) 8.50 New York - Up the Hudson River (PA) 8.50 D North Carolina and Virginia - The Blue Ridge Parkway (PA) 8.50 North Carolina - The Outer Banks (PA) 8.50 South Carolina - Low Country (PA) 8.50 South Dakota - Badlands and Black Hills (PA) 8.50 South Dakota - Badlands and Black Hills (PT) 13.95 Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah N. P.s (PT) 15.95 Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains National Park(PA) 8.50 Texas - Big Bend National Park...

Travel Photographers

Dorset Media Service Travel photography worldwide, for over twenty years. Experience in Africa, Europe and the Indian Ocean. Eva Oberg's Photo Galley Photographs from China, Nepal, Egypt, Sweden, Malaysia, Israel, Greece, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Finland, Estonia, England, Australia and New Zealand. Notes from the Road Travel photography and place ideas by Erik Gauger. Ed's Gallery Images of Brazil, Texas and Great Britain. Dom Sawyer's Mixed Bag Travel photos from Morocco, Chile and India....

Travel Photography Databases

World Photo Gallery - where people recognize your name from the photos you submit. Also see stock photography. On-Line Photo Albums PhotoLoft - Put your photo albums online. It's fast, it's fun, it's free. Zing.com Free photo albums, photo greeting cards, unlimited free storage, photography resources and tips. Put your photos on high quality gifts. Regional Photos Free exposure for amateur and professional photographers. GeoPoster Online community of travel photographers. Webphotos.com free...

Travel Photography on the

Our lists of amateur and professional travel photographers 24 Hours in Cyberspace another amazing production from Rick Smolan and the gang (over a hundred photographers) TerraQuest Mountain Travel-Sobek and World Travel Partners take you to adventure travel places like Antarctica and Ecuador Lonely Planet Portfolios from their photographers, tips, links, even on-line slide shows PhotoGuide Japan A guide to photography in Japan Other Worlds by A. Paul Jenkin. A collection of outdoor and travel...

Travel Photography

Traveling Photographer Bob Krist. 19.96. Pictures - How to Take Travel Pictures Like a Pro. Jeff Wignall. 16.50. A Complete Guide to How to Shoot and Sell Susan McCartney. 18.36. Lonely Planet Travel Photography Richard I'Anson. 13.59 Travel Photography How to Research, Produce and Sell Great Travel Pictures Roger Hicks. 23.96. Photography Cliff Hollenbeck, Nancy Hollenbeck. 15.95. Photography Jon Davison, Jerry Burman. 9.95. Better Picture Guide to Travel Photography Michael Busselle. 17.95....

Use a Narrow Tonal Range

Photographic film can't handle a wide tonal range. When you photograph very bright things and very dark things together (sunlight in water and shadows in trees) the film will lose all the detail and you'll end up with stark overexposed white and total underexposed black. Instead, look for mid-tones with little difference between the brightest and darkest highlights. Flowers and trees for example are often best photographed on overcast, drizzly days. Your eye can handle a difference in...

What Film Should I

Your choice of film depends upon your application. Here are some suggestions for General Use and Vacation Shots Slide or print film This depends upon your application. Read on. Also see How to Speak Film -- knowing the technical stuff. I use Fuji Superior Reala 100 (manufacturer's code CS) or Fuji Superior 100 (CN). For my personal photographs I like to have prints, to display in albums and show to friends. So I use print film. The two main choices are speed and brand.

When You Dont Need Permission

You don't need permission to photograph a work that is not protected by copyright (in the public domain). Works fall into the public domain for several reasons, one of which is expiration of the copyright term. In 1997, works created before January 1, 1922 are in the public domain. Also, works created by federal government officers and employees as part of their official duties are not protected by copyright. (This rule does not apply to works created by state or local government officers and...

What Makes A Good Photograph

It conveys a statement (Here we are in ), an impression (This is what looks like), or an emotion. You are an author trying to convey this message in a clear, concise, and effective way. But how Like any message, you first need a subject. This may be your traveling companions, a building, a natural vista, or some abstract form. The subject is the central point of interest and is usually placed in the foreground of the shot (towards the viewer). Now we compose the...

Why Slide Film

Publishers expect to see slides (also known as chromes). Absolutely never send prints, you'll only identify yourself as an amateur. Slide film holds deeper colors and detail than print film and thus makes for better scans. Four-color-printers (who print books, magazines, postcards, etc.) are all geared to use slides. One drawback with slide film is that it has less exposure latitude than print film. It's therefore critical to get the correct exposure (you can see differences down to about 1 3-...

Bird Photography

Photography - The Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques Arthur Morris. Guide to Bird and Nature Photography Laurie Campbell. Field Guide to the Birds of North America Jane R. McCauley. National Geographic. America's 100 Most Wanted Birds Finding the Rarest Birds Steven G. Mlodinow. All the Backyard Birds All the Backyard Birds East West All the Waterbirds Freshwater East Paul Lehman. All the Waterbirds Atlantic and Gulf Coast I I I U-'iII'l'-i Mill i < In i I Peterson's Eastern...

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Basic Lighting for Film and Video Richard K. Ferncase. 27.95 Lighting for Video Gerald Millerson. 27.95 Placing Shadows -Lighting Techniques for Video Production Chuck B. Gloman. 27.96 Photography Creative Lighting Techniques and Strategies Michael Grecco. 23.96 Pro-Lighting Beauty Shots Alex Larg. 28 Pro-Lighting Black and White Alex Large. 28 Pro-Lighting Provocative Shots Alex Large. 28 Pro-Lighting Nudes Roger Hicks. 28. Pro-Lighting New Glamour Alex Larg. 28 Pro-Lighting Night Shots Alex...

Links Tips

Links for people who enjoy travel and photography. Contents Index Home E-mail The PhotoSecrets Guide to Travel Photography - Fourteen pages of various topics. Photo Tips from PhotoSecrets Kevin O'Neil articles for scenic and landscape photography National Geographic Traveler - tips from the magazine's pros. Graphique--Jim Miotke's Online tips, buyer's guidelines, digital imaging info, recommended books, and recommended sites on travel and nature photography. A great all-you-ever-needed-to-know...

Photo Tours Workshops and Schools

Adventure Outfitters join Linda DeLay-Joseph (Silver Moon Photography) on a series of exiting outdoor photo workshops. Adventure Photo Tours Luxury 4x4 photo tours to Nevada. See and photograph spectacular locations most people never see. Alaska Heritage Tours one- to seven-day tours featuring Denali NP, Kenai Fjords NP, Prince William Sound. Alaska's Inside Passage Charters Nature and wildlife tours for professional stock and amateur photographers, through Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage....

Nature Outdoor and Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Research Photography A fabulous site by a great photographer - B. Moose Peterson. If this site were about travel photography we would have awarded it a 'Link of the Month'. Specializing in California's endangered species, WRP's site offers the best in photo tips and techniques. Dale Erickson Photography a lovely site with clean, attractive and colorful nature and scenic photographs Escaping To Nature by Justin Moore The Nature and Travel Photographer's Resource Center - trying to...

Intermediate

National Geographic Photography Field Great Pictures Peter K. Burian. 19.96 Photography Barbara London and John Upton. 65.33. John Hedgecoe's Complete Guide to Photography John Hedgecoe. 19.95 The Photographer's Handbook John Hedgecoe. 17.60 Michael Langford's 35mm Handbook Michael Langford. 22.00. John Hedgecoe's New Book of Photography John Hedgecoe. 20.97 John Hedgecoe's Workbook of Photographic Techniques The Question-And-Answer Guide to Photo Photography Audio cassette Julian Padowicz....

Portfolio Andrew Hudson Photography

Click on a picture for a larger view. Robert Hitchman, based in Northern California, has been producing these excellent guides for the past fourteen years. Robert's terrific photos (black and white) are accompanied with travel information, photo tips and detailed maps. You can order individual guides, a complete set of all guides, and or an annual subscription to Robert's newsletter - one guide every two months. Each guide is a black-and-white booklet, 12-16 pages long, printed on glossy, 8.5 x...

Unusual Products

Photo developers can print your photo onto almost any flat surface. Just imagine what your artwork would look like on a T-shirt, coffee mug, calendar, keychain, computer mouse-pad, apron, or jigsaw puzzle. PhotoTile will even turn your photo into a group of ceramic tiles Copyright 1998 Andrew Hudson for PhotoSecrets Publishing. All rights reserved. If you want to use this article in any way, please e-mail us for permission. This article was originally written for Postcards Magazine, a...

Stock Photo Agencies

1 Stop Stock - search several databases at once Africa Imagery Stock photographs and magazine stories of Africa. Arcaid Picture Library Specialising in architecture and interior design. Aussiestock images of Australia Babt Stock stock photos of babies and kids Black Star representing 350 photographers ChinaStock Stock Photography of China Comstock Five million rights-protected stock photos and thousands of royalty free photos. Corbis (Professional) A collection of 25 million royalty-free and...

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The Photographic Lens Basic Principles of Optics Sidney F. Ray. 37.95. Books about Presenting Photography -Prints, Slide Shows and Photo Albums 50 Creative Ideas for Using Photographs Susie Johns. 15.96 Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals and ff 'I b i 4 ci ii i F In i -i z Cherish How to Photograph You Childs Most Special Moments Terri Morgan. 10.40 ff 'I b i 4 ci ii i F In i -i z Historic Photographic Processes Richard Farber. 23.96 Creating Image and Emulsion Transfers...

Light Levels

For low-light situations, use a slower film such as IS0-400. When your subject is within 10 feet (3 metres) use a flash. (To expose the background use the slow flash feature if your camera has one, this holds the shutter open longer). If your subject is some distance away (e.g. you're photographing a rock concert) then flash won't reach that far -- your only hope is to use a very fast film such as IS0-800, 1600 or even 3200. Try black-and-white film as it captures a wider range of light than...

Outdoor Photography

Books about Photography Outdoors (Natural Light) Photography Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional. Boyd Norton. 17.56. Photographer's Bible H. Lea Lawrence. 10.80. National Geographic Photography Field a iijiia -tiulm. t b ehmu . iE--ii--iiM nhii-iLR irni r- a iijiia -tiulm. t b ehmu . iE--ii--iiM nhii-iLR irni r- A Field Guide for Travel and Adventure Photographers Mark Gardner, Art Wolfe. 11.65. 101 Tips and Hints Heather Angel. 17.95. Photography Handbook Jim Rowinski. 17.05....

CloseUp Photography

Books about Close-Up and Macro Photography Complete Guide to Close-Up and Macro Photography Paul Harcourt Davies. 23.96. qiu -qip f11 . i i i 11 m niiIuil The Sierra Club Guide to Close-Up Photography in Nature Tim Fitzharris. 20.00. -1 iT-'-'PK- WB-V-f.iv '- H How to Photograph Close-Ups in Nature Nancy Rotenberg. 17.95. Still Life and Close-Up Photography Michael Busselle. 15.96

Super Expo

Black amp White World Includes the Top Ten list of B amp W sites and a Resource Center Stock Solutions - See who has won their Top Photo Design Award of the week Planet Earth - Lots of images DMOZ Open Directory Project Photography links PhotoLinks Database amp Search Engine - PhotoLinks is one of the most extensive photography listings available. All links are member submitted listings covering many photographic categories. The Amateur Photography Ring Bengt's Photo Page Photo Exhibitions,...

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Silver Pixels An Introduction to the Digital Darkroom Tom Ang. 22. Teach Yourself Digital Photography in 14 Days Carla Rose. 1997. 39.99. Using Digital Cameras A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Image Capture Joel Butkowski. 1998. 23.96 Easy Digital Photography Scott Slaughter. 1997. With CD. 29.95. Easy Digital Photography Scott Slaughter. 1997. With CD. 29.95. Digital Focus The New Media of Photography Kathleen Ziegler. 1997. 39.95. the Digital Age Joe Farace. 1998. 17.05. The Complete Idiot's...

Wildlife and Animal Photography

--- M-kri I ip .q -ftr. -. _ ut m National Geographic's Guide to Wildlife Watching 100 of the Best Places in America to See Animals in their Natural Habitat 20. The National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Watcher's Handbook A Guide to Observing Animals in the Wild lt 12.95. Wildlife Photography Getting Started in the Photography A Practical Guide to How to Shoot and Sell Susan McCartney. 17.05. Creative Tips for Wildlife Photography Heather Angel. 19.96. The New Complete Guide to Wildlife...

Blue Dusk

Slow speed tungsten ASA 64 gives the image optimum saturation while fast tungsten ASA 160 or 320 is often too grainy and unsaturated. I selected Fujichrome 64T, found my SeaWorld subject and waited for the right time. The ideal exposure seemed to be about 20 seconds at f5.6. Results vary with exposure. While it's not crucial to have an absolutely clear sky for this technique A few years ago, I attended a photo exhibit of dusk and night photography. The pictures were compelling in design but...

What Camera Should I

Fundamentally, all cameras are the same and, given identical film and settings, a cheap camera will take the same photograph as an expensive camera. More money doesn't directly buy your more quality but more control over the image. A camera is a box with a hole in it. You can make one out of a shoe box with a window of transparent paper on one side and a small hole in the opposite side. Physics teachers call this a 'pinhole camera.' Adding more controls, mainly to do with the lens, produces...

Slide or Print Film

Most consumer photographic printers use negatives print film . They shine light through the film, the image gets enlarged over distance, and shines directly on photographic paper where the colors get reversed. If you give them a slide they'll probably make an interneg which is simply a photograph of the slide using print film. This additional stage reduces the image quality, making the image very grainy. Some professional labs can make enlargements direct from slides although...