December 19th 2012 by Andrew S Gibson
Travel makes photography easy. Or so it seems – I know when I’m in a new place just about everything seems exciting and photogenic. But just because something is new to me doesn’t mean that any photos I took of it are automatically good. It’s still important to apply the basic building blocks of good photography: light, composition and an interesting subject.
A Sense of Place, by Younes Bounhar, the latest Craft & Vision ebook, explores this topic in depth. Younes is an accomplished travel and editorial photographer whose photos have appeared in magazines such as Canadian Geographic and PhotoLife. He knows what he’s talking about and has written a useful guide for anybody who wants to take good photos when they are travelling, either in their own country or abroad, and realises that just being in a new place simply isn’t enough. To take good photos you need an awareness of light, an understanding of composition, and the skill to bring these together to create evocative images that capture the spirit of the place you’re in.
These tips don’t just apply to travellers. Although most of A Sense of Place is given over to travel photography, Younes spends a little time giving advice for photographers who need to find new ways of photographing the places they live in. Illustrated throughout by beautiful images taken in his native Morocco, this is a beautifully written and presented ebook.
For the first five days only, use the promotional code PLACE4 when you checkout to buy A Sense of Place for only $US4. Or use the code PLACE20 to get 20% off when you buy five or more ebooks. These codes expire at 11:59pm (PST) December 22, 2012.