Top Photography Books for National ParksDec 24, 2021
Maybe you have a big trip coming up, or you feel like you have seen most of what you think you can see. Chances are there are countless places you have never heard of, I have used all of these books over time to help me plan my photography trips. In total there are 16 books listed below with the general descriptions of what is included.
I would encourage you to not look to copy these images, but rather find new ways to express yourself and your photography.
Grant Collier first photographed the rock formations at Arches National Park 25 years ago. Since then, he has returned countless times, taking thousands of images of this extraordinary landscape. He has explored every section of the park, including all of the iconic locations and many lesser-known spots.
In this guidebook, Grant shares the vast knowledge he has gained of Arches National Park. He provides tips on shooting 35 different locations during both the day and night. He explains the best times of the year to photograph wildflowers, fall colors, thunderstorms, the Milky Way, meteors, and more. Whether you use a cell phone camera or are a seasoned professional, this book will help get you to the right locations at the right times.
240+ full color photographs, to previsualize most of the sites
Spectacular views of Oregon's rocky coastline and the scenic driving routes that pass through it make it a favorite destination for amateur and professional photographers alike. This book tells you exactly where to go and how to go about shooting these "picture-perfect" places, so that you don't need to actually be a professional to take great photos.
Lively descriptions of each place are accompanied by directions and detailed maps for how to get there, plus information on seasonal timing, places to eat and stay, and other photo opportunities to explore along Oregon's coast. Also included is an appendices featuring the authors' favorite places to photograph and tips on digital photography. Packed with helpful tips for amateur and professionals alike, this book should be in the camera bag of every photographer who seeks to capture Oregon's stunning coastal beauty. 60 full-color photographs, 15 maps, appendices
Photographing Washington covers the most photogenic natural locations and a few man-made ones in Washington, The Evergreen State. Covering the entire state, from the rugged coastline to Puget Sound and islands in the Salish Sea, through the Columbia River Gorge and over the Cascade Mountains, across the Columbia Plateau to mountains and valleys on the eastern border. Come explore coastal cliffs and beaches, lighthouses, wildlife refuges, gardens, waterfalls, verdant valleys, volcanic peaks, sagebrush-steppe desert, the rugged terrain of the Channeled Scablands and the gently rolling hills of the Palouse.
Photographing Rocky Mountain National Park
Are you planning a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park? Do you want to take stunning photos of this incredible landscape? Then you will want to get a copy of this book. Photographing Rocky Mountain National Park is the only book of its kind telling you exactly where to go and when to be there to get the most amazing photos. Whether you are coming for just a quick overnight visit or here to spend a week you’ll find exactly what you are looking for including the best easily accessible sunrise or sunset locations, where to find various species of wildlife and what to pay attention to during each season of the year.
Most travel books are written by people who've visited a national park a couple of times and then write about it. This book however is written by a professional nature photographer who has spent over 15 years living at the edge of the Park and exploring its hidden corners. As a result, you'll learn lots of helpful insights that you would only gain by having lived here yourself.
From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country's most unique wilderness areas. As such, they are a gift to nature photographers everywhere. In the pages of Photographing National Parks, Chris Nicholson delves into what all the parks offer to the photographer, and how to best research and prepare for a trip to explore the artistic opportunities within. Learn how to travel safely and photograph in the various environments found in the park system, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Discover where to find valuable information about iconic and secret photo locations, how to stay powered up in the outdoors, and ideas for ancillary gear that will make a photo project more efficient and productive.
Whether you are a beginning or professional photographer, a first-time or return visitor, or a local resident, the updated second edition of Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How saves you time in finding the most photogenic locations and helps you create your own treasured photographs of Maine’s coastal gem.
Based on author and three-time Acadia artist-in-residence Colleen J. Miniuk’s extensive park experience, this guide is packed with detailed location\-specific information, over 180 color photos, and practical instructional photography tips for novice and expert alike. This book includes:
WHEN: The ideal times to photograph scenic vistas and intimate details based on lighting conditions and seasonal events
WHERE: Directions, with GPS coordinates, to 50 can't miss classic and lesser-known locations across Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula, and Isle au Haut
HOW: A 24-page Photography Basics section, 12 Making the Photo stories, and location-specific photography tips
This book is designed specifically for visitors to Zion National Park with photography in mind. Its focus is to provide information on specific sites throughout the park (39 in total), including the times of day to be there for the best photographic results, what equipment to utilize, and which techniques to employ in order to capture "the shot." The author provides easy-to-read language and direct advice on all areas of this national park. His advice is suitable for all levels, beginner to professional photographers. With this resource, and other free online resources outlined within the book, the reader will be exactly equipped with the right amount of information required in order to complete his or her visit and return home with a remarkable portfolio of pictures to share with others. Contains reference maps and 98 landscape photographs from within the park and its surrounding areas.
A wealth of wonderful images can be found at Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks: dramatic geysers, glittering waterways, steaming fumaroles, majestic mountains, unique wild animals. With the help of the expert information in this guide designed especially for photographers, readers will be able to capture stunning photographs of their own. Where and when to go, how to find the best shots, what equipment to take and techniques to use, rules and regulations photographers need to know, how to avoid the crowds--all illustrated with brilliant color images from the author's collection. Revised and updated edition with new photos and digital techniques. How to prepare for a photographic expedition through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks. Includes products and services section to assist in planning a trip
This book is designed specifically for visitors to Joshua Tree National Park with photography in mind. Its focus is to provide information on specific sites throughout the park (35 in total), including the times of day to be there for the best photographic results, what equipment to utilize, and which techniques to employ in order to capture "the shot." The author provides easy-to-read language and direct advice on all areas of this national park. His advice is suitable for all levels, beginner to professional photographers. With this resource, and other free online resources outlined within the book, the reader will be exactly equipped with the right amount of information required in order to complete his or her visit and return home with a remarkable portfolio of pictures to share with others. Contains reference maps and 108 landscape photographs from within the park and its surrounding areas.
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