KEYNOTE: Provides tips from an experienced photographer on equipment and techniques How many of us have brought our cameras with us on holiday in hopes of creating a memorable visual record of our trip and been disappointed in the results? This book, written by a leading travel photographer and journalist contains a stunning array of images from all over the world. Written from the author's vast experience of photographing subjects, he provides invaluable and practical advice on how to get the best shots. The author's lively writing style and his gorgeous and evocative photographs of people and places make the reader feel that they have been travelling with him. This book is ideal for the person who travels for work or pleasure and wants advice and inspiration for creating and improving their own photography. Contents: From hobby to art; Moving on from "Smile, please"; In praise of 'digital'; Breaking the rules; Into the sun; "Before the setting of the sun"; Paris by night; Seen through the mist; Why you should wear a white shirt; Shooting in waltz time; The still silence of black-and-white; Finding your own rhythm; A point in space; Vivid impressions; The world in faces; faces in the world; The law is the law; Taking genre to new heights; Playing with reflections; Down shady avenues; Are you still a prisoner?; Sparring with Euclid; Getting down to the nuts and bolts; Welcome to Sodom!; The gentle hunt; Render unto God the things that are God's; Captured by the Moors; How can you photograph the Venus de Milo?; Open sesame! AUTHOR: Alex Milovsky is a popular travel photographer and journalist. He is a tireless explorer, who has travelled through more than eighty countries. In his work, photographs and text flow together to form a single artistic unity. Thousands of his photographs have been published in magazines such as GEO, Stern, Natural History, Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Elle, Harper's Bazaar and Focus. He is the author of numerous books that have been published worldwide in multiple languages. REVIEWS: "With 200 colour photographs by a leading travel photographer, this book shows you just how striking travel shots can be. It's also packed with tips on how you can achieve such results with your camera. Be inspired by frozen waterfalls in Iceland or the sun setting over the Nile." Townswoman ILLUSTRATIONS: 200 colour *
Over the course of a year I planned a two week trip to Japan. This travelogue describes my experience on the resulting holiday. I include practical tips of what I learned in organising my holiday, which will be useful to anyone preparing for a similar trip. It is a practical planning book designed to complement a traditional travel guide with tips specific to the regions I visited. It would be of most benefit to a first time visitor to Japan.
So, you're not all that a tropical person but are on the verge of heading to an exotic tropical destination after years of fantasizing about a tropical holiday? Well, that's most certainly great news! Of course you might have spent a great deal of time planning your finances in order to embark on that holiday. In the very same way, you need to spend a good deal of time planning the finer nuances of that holiday you are about to embark on - it's really not all that topical a subject, after all. The reason is, you're venturing into a place unlike anything you've ever seen and unless you want to spend your holiday in a hospital or end up not enjoying it at all (yes, these things do really happen to people who have no experience of the tropics at all), you really want to spend a good deal of time chalking out the essentials where it comes to planning that vacation. Hence, this book. You will find in this book all the pertinent information you need where it comes to planning for that tropical vacation in the best way possible. You will come to see that you can easily make the transition to a tropical lifestyle and get the most out of that holiday of yours, and not be plagued by unnecessary calamities that might befall you because you have failed to do so.
"DO YOU DREAM OF A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY?" This book will show you how to enjoy the holidays without the stress that often accompanies them. Inside these pages, discover: -How to delegate holiday responsibilities -The gift card secret that will save you time and money -All-natural ways to relieve stress -The magic word that will bring you peace -Travel tips for a safe and stress-free travel experience
As spring and summer vacations beckon, this book invites and incites a whole new approach to travel. "Postmarks from a Political Traveler" is a series of travel recollections confronting the troubling topics of roots and racism, polar bears and climate change, anti-Americanism, and the war in Afghanistan. The book opens with the story of the author s experience growing up in the Jim Crow South, traveling in apartheid South Africa, and living in the post-apartheid South Africa of 2009 and 2010. It explores the not-so-dissimilar roots and racism of the United States and South Africa, as well as the cross-fertilization of ideas between the two countries. The next installment chronicles two trips to Churchill, Manitoba, where the planet s largest population of polar bears congregate each October. It recounts the dramatic changes that have occurred in both the human and the polar bear communities in just the last decade and shows how the bears have become an Arctic version of the proverbial canary in the coalmine. Then the book shifts to the author s journey back to the United States on a German freighter with a rabidly anti-American captain. Woven into this account of life aboard a long haul ship are threads of the author s travels and anti-American encounters over a decade of living in Africa and Asia. The book concludes with reflections on trips to Afghanistan in 2004 and in 2012, describing the effects of war and conflict zone politics on women, education, refugees, and aid workers. What ties these episodes together is the author s commitment to social justice and to changing the world through travel and writing that is, affirming travel as a political act."
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