Best Travel Guides for Photographers

1. Photographing Yellowstone National Park: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Gustav W. Verderber

Expert photography advice the author provided to visitors to Yellowstone when he served there as the Kodak Ambassador in Yellowstone National Park. This guide is designed to allow the average visitor to comfortably manage the vast abundance of subjects within Yellowstone National Park and to answer the crucial questions of what is worth photographing and how to do that in a way that will result in postcard-perfect photos of the park's landscapes and…»

2. The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite

by Michael Frye

This comprehensive handbook is designed for all photographers , from beginners to experts.Frye's tips and directions are illustrated with full-color reproductions of his own work. An indispensable and handy resource for anyone who wants to take better pictures in Yosemite and elsewhere.»

3. National Audubon Society Guide to Photographing America's National Parks: Digital Edition

by Tim Fitzharris

A comprehensive guide to photographing one of America's greatest naturals wonders by a leading expert. In this exciting book, Tim Fitzharris reveals his personal secrets of the wheres and how-tos of photographing America's treasured national parks, and his stunning photographs illustrate the most important elements of good composition and use of light. National Audubon Society Guide to Photographing America's National Parks lists practical tips on…»

4. The Photographer's Guide to Death Valley: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Shellye Poster

A one-of-a-kind, invaluable resource for anyone who travels to Death Valley, this guide provides smart, practical advice to access its jaw-dropping natural landscape.Death Valley is truly a land of extremes. From otherworldly texture and terrain to ghost towns and abandoned mines, this expansive park is home to some of the most unique and inspiring landscapes anywhere on the planet, and visitors from around the world come to experience its striking geology…»

5. The Photographer's Guide to the Oregon Coast: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by David Middleton, Rod Barbee

A travel guide and photography guide rolled into one that tells where to find picture-perfect shots and how to take them. 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…»

6. Photographing Oregon

by Greg Vaughn

Have you ever wanted to see with your own eyes all the beautiful locations found in coffee table books, posters, calendars, and travel magazines? Do you want to see the most photogenic spots in our parks and monuments? Do you want to visit spectacular off the beaten track locations outside the parks? Photographing Oregon covers the most photogenic natural locations in beautiful Oregon, from the rugged coastline to the fertile Willamette Valley, through the…»

7. North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide

by Kevin Adams

Since its original publication in 1994, North Carolina Waterfalls has been the most comprehensive guide available to one of the prime natural features of the Tar Heel State. This new edition includes over 600 waterfalls, with detailed directions and trail and beauty ratings for the major waterfalls on public land. For the first time, waterfalls located on private land will be listed, although directions won't be provided. Visitors to western North Carolina…»

8. The Photographer's Guide to Glacier National Park: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Gordon Sullivan

Detailed directions to the best photo opportunities in the region, by an experienced, world-class free-lance photographer. Montana native Gordon Sullivan will take you to postcard-perfect venues in what is arguably AmericaâÄôs most photogenic national park. Sullivan is the photographer/author of calendars and coffee table books about Glacier, and here he shares his secrets and favorite little-known locales where he captures its beauty. With this book you can…»

9. Photographer's Guide to Yellowstone and the Tetons

by Joseph K. Lange

* Revised and updated edition with new photos and digital techniquesA 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…»

10. Photographing the Southwest: Volume 2--Arizona

by Laurent Martres

Have you ever wanted to see with your own eyes all the beautiful locations found in coffee table books, posters and travel magazines? Do you want to see the most photogenic spots in our national parks and monuments? Do you want to visit spectacular "off the beaten track" locations outside the parks? Are you are interested in rock art and early Native American dwellings? The Photographing the Southwest guidebook series is the culmination of over twenty…»

11. Photographing the Southwest: Volume 3--Colorado/New Mexico

by Laurent Martres

The Photographing the Southwest guidebook series is the culmination of over twenty years experience exploring and photographing the natural landmarks of the Southwest. Volume 3 will take you on a remarkable journey of discovery from the vast plains of Northwestern Colorado to the deserts of Southern New Mexico, exploring geological marvels, sand dunes, the alpine scenery of the San Juan and Rocky Mountains with their incredible wildflowers and fall colors…»

12. Pennsylvania Waterfalls: A Guide For Hikers And Photographers

by Scott E. Brown

Beautiful waterfalls grace Pennsylvania's natural landscape. This full-color guide takes hikers to 66 of the most picturesque falls in the state, offering detailed descriptions of each hike, color maps, and features to look for on the trail. Photographers will find hints on when to be at the falls for the best light and how to get the best views. In addition to the beautiful color photos of waterfalls, the book includes directions to sites, distance,…»

13. PhotoSecrets Yosemite

by Andrew Hudson

Follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams with this all-color guide for photographers. Over 70 pictures YOU can take, plus maps and tips.»

14. The Photographer's Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Jim Hargan

Detailed directions to the best photo opportunities in the region, by an experienced, world-class freelance photographer. The Blue Ridge Parkway, AmericaâÄôs most popular scenic roadway and national park, offers 469 miles of spectacular views, wildflowers, forests, waterfalls, and more. Appalachian photographer and writer Jim Hargan guides you to its best spots, with details on where to find your favorite photo subjects, as well as a wealth of information…»

15. Arizona Highways Photography Guide: How & Where to Make Great Pictures

by Arizona Highways Editors and Contributor

Here s an easy-to-follow, illustrated guide that combines information about the basics of film and digital photography; details about different types of photography, such as landscape, architecture, and people and events; and specific information about photographing the defining locations in Arizona, including the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, and the Mogollon Rim.»

16. Photographing Washington D

by John Healey

The ideal companion guide for capturing awe-inspiring photos of Washington, D.C.! Whether using a compact camera or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking spectacular shots of some of the most recognizable architecture in the world. Whether you aim to capture memorable photos of the White House, U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, or one of D.C.'s other many remarkable memorials, this…»

17. The Photographer's Guide to the Puget Sound & Northwest Washington: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Rod Barbee

Shoot perfect photos from digital and film equipment with pointers from one of the region's most renowned photographers.Anyone who has visited Puget Sound and Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks has experienced the sublime wonders of these stunning destinations. This is a year-round guide for anyone looking to capture the rare beauty of northwestern Washington. 5 maps, full-color throughout.»

18. Photographer's Guide to Yellowstone and the Tetons

by Joseph K. Lange

60 color photos throughout 3 maps 6 x 9 * Insider information on getting the best shots * Illustrated with stunning Yellowstone and Tetons scenics Photographers from around the world can find a wealth of wonderful images at Yellowstone and Grand Tetons national parks: dramatic geysers, glittering waterways, majestic mountains, unique wild animals. Now they can make the most of their visits to the parks with the help of the expert information in this first-…»

19. PhotoSecrets San Francisco & Northern California: The Best Sights and How to Photograph Them

by Andrew Hudson

All-color guide for people who enjoy photography. Packed with over 400 color pictures that YOU can take. Includes photo tips and 70 color maps.»

20. Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide

by Lewis Kemper

The ideal companion guide for capturing awe-inspiring photos of Yosemite! Whether using a compact camera or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking spectacular shots of some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Whether you aim to capture memorable photos of Half Dome, El Capitan, Vernal Fall, Mariposa Grove, or one of Yosemite's other many remarkable attractions, this portable resource goes where…»

21. The Photographer's Guide to the Maine Coast: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by David Middleton, Bruce H. Morrison, Bruce Morrison

A comprehensive how-to/where-to guide to photographing more than 100 sites along the coast of Maine. From dramatic rocky beaches and austere lighthouses to quiet harbors filled with lobster boats, tourists flock from around the world to photograph Maine's coastline. This book, written by two veteran photographers, tells you exactly where to go and how to go about shooting these "picture-perfect" places. Directions to each site (including detailed maps),…»

22. The Photographer's Guide to Vermont: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by David Middleton

A comprehensive how-to/where-to guide to photographing more than 100 sites. From barns and quaint villages to vibrantly colored forests and peaks covered with pristine snow, tourists flock from around the world to photograph Vermont's beauty. Now, a nationally recognized outdoor photographer tells you exactly where to go and how to go about shooting those "picture perfect" moments. Directions, seasonal timing, as well as specific photographic tips…»

23. PhotoSecrets San Diego, Second Edition: A Photographer's Guide

by Andrew Hudson

This second edition features updated photos and text, including skylines, entrance prices and details.PhotoSecrets San Diego is a unique travel guide for photographers. All the best sights are shown in full color, along with color maps and photo tips to show you where, when and how to photograph the sights yourself.»

24. The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite & the High Sierra: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Harold Davis

Shoot perfect photos of landscapes, places, and people with pointers from a renowned photographer.This authoritative yet easy-to-follow book shows both digital and film photography enthusiasts how to take postcard-perfect shots of one of the nation's most visually stunning areas. Whether you're a pro looking for new insights or a novice wanting to ensure your vacation looks as spectacular on film as it did with your own eyes, this book is invaluable. Full-…»

25. Pennsylvania Mountain Vistas: A Guide for Hikers and Photographers

by Scott E. Brown

The mountains of Pennsylvania are great perches for viewing the state s unique topography and natural beauty. This full-color hiking guide takes you to 78 of the most inspiring outlooks across the commonwealth, offering detailed descriptions of each hike, with maps and information on distance, difficulty, elevation change, and highlights along the way. Photographers will find tips on composition, exposures, unique perspectives, lighting, and gear.»

26. The Photographer's Guide to the Colorado Rockies: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Don Mammoser

Shoot perfect photos of landscapes, places, and people with pointers from one of the region's most renowned photographers.Authoritative yet easy-to-follow, his guide to taking postcard-perfect shots of all the best the Colorado Rockies has to offer includes tips for both digital and film equipment. Whether you're a pro looking for new insights or a novice wanting to ensure your vacation looks as spectacular on film as it did with your own eyes, this book…»

27. Photographing New York City Digital Field Guide

by Jeremy Pollack, Andy Williams

Take memorable photos of the most popular attractions in the Big Apple! Whether using a point-and-shoot or a high-end dSLR, this companion guide provides you with detailed information for taking amazing shots of one of one of the world's most photographed cities. Whether you aim to capture the regal Empire State Building, vibrant Times Square, historic Grand Central Station, massive Central Park, or one of New York City's many other landmarks, this…»

28. Land of the Canyons: A Photographer's Guide to Utah and Arizona, 2nd Edition

by Laurent R. Martres

Land of the Canyons, Second Edition, combines a vast quantity of information on numerous sites on the Colorado Plateau with a photographic perspective. - exciting new locations include Coyote Buttes, the Wave, the Subway, Lower Anetelope Canyon, Taylor Creek, Double Arch Alcove, and more - all national and state parks of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona - 96 photographs - 20 detailed maps - how to get there - how and when to get the best shots - lots of…»

29. The Photographer's Guide to Acadia National Park

by Jerry Monkman, Marcy Monkman

Detailed descriptions of nearly 100 of the top photographic opportunities to be found in Acadia National Park and nearby locales. Known for their conservation-conscious photography, Jerry and Marcy Monkman have spent the last twenty years artfully documenting the mountains, forests, and coastlines that define New England. Their latest book is your essential guide for taking the best photos of the breathtaking mountains and coastlines of MaineâÄôs premier…»

30. The Photographer's Guide to the California Coast: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Douglas Steakley

This latest addition to the Photographer's Guide series is the first how-to/where-to guide to photographing more than 100 sites spanning the entire coast of California.The California coast is arguably one of the most dramatic meetings of sea and land in the world. From the rugged cliffs of Big Sur to intimate tide pools filled with colorful starfish and anemones, the variety of subjects is endless and sometimes overwhelming.Author Douglas Steakley has…»

31. The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in New York City

by Amadou Diallo

New York City is one of the most unique and popular travel destinations in the world, bursting with historic landmarks, vibrant street scenes, cultural delights, and world-famous icons. If you plan on documenting your trip through pictures, then this is your guide to making the most of your photography in New York City. You'll learn where to find the most interesting views, when to shoot them, and how to recreate the images you see in these pages. All the…»

32. Photographer's Guide to the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona

by Joseph K. Lange

Photographers can find a wealth of wonderful images in the landscapes of the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona: spectacular canyons, towering spires, picturesque arches, and colorful dunes. Now they can make the most of their visits to the parks with the help of the expert information in this first-ever guide to the Grand Canyon and northern Arizona especially for photographers. Where and when to go, how to find the best shots, what equipment to take and…»

33. The Photographer's Guide to Cape Cod & the Islands: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Chris Linder

Authoritative yet easy-to-follow advice for taking memorable photos of favorite spots on the Cape and the Islands.From the Bourne Bridge to Provincetown and all points in between, this guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket points readers to the best locations for photographing the nature, people, and places of this historic coastal region. Includes a list of the author's favorite picture-taking spots. 3 maps, full-color throughout.»

34. The Photographer's Guide to New Mexico: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Efrain Padro

From spectacular desert landscapes to colorful fiestas, this easy-to-use guide features the best spots to photograph the natural sites, events, and historic places in the Land of Enchantment.Professional photographer Efraín M. Padró steers beginner and expert photographers to the most stunning and worthwhile places to photograph in his beautiful state. Each location is accompanied by thorough directions and maps to get there, what you'll see when you…»

35. The Photographer's Guide to the Grand Canyon: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by John Annerino

A comprehensive how-to/where-to guide to photographing more than 100 sites in the Grand Canyon. Fêted as one of the Several Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is one of the most popular and photographed sites on earth. Acclaimed photographer and author John Annerino unveils his secrets to discovering and photographing the most beautiful vistas in North America: from the Grand Canyon's most popular overlooksâÄîand beyondâÄîto its wildest and most…»

36. The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco

by Matthew Bamberg

San Francisco is one of the most unique and popular travel destinations in the world, filled with interesting architecture, lively street life, secluded getaways, and breathtaking views. If you plan on documenting your trip through pictures, then this is your guide to making the most of your photography in San Francisco. You'll learn where to find the most interesting views, when to shoot them, and how to recreate the images you see in these pages. All the…»

37. The Photographer's Guide to Washington, D

by Lee Foster, Ann F. Purcell

With picturesque postcard images and straightforward instructions, this book describes how to view and photograph famous and lesser-known sites, from the Lincoln Memorial and the White House to nearby Mount Vernon. Foster and Purcell give you complete directions to the sites and indicate what time of day and year will produce the most pleasing images and memories. 96 color.»

38. The Photographer's Guide to the Everglades: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by M. Timothy O'Keefe

Detailed directions to the best photo opportunities in the region, by an experienced, world-class free-lance photographer. The Everglades region is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the U.S., and M. Timothy OâÄôKeefe will help you find and photograph this natural wonderâÄîfrom great blue herons to rare American crocodiles, from sparkling beaches to mangrove swamps. This indispensable guide also covers the 80 percent of the Everglades thatâÄôs…»

39. The Photographer's Guide to Canyon Country: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by John Annerino

The Canyon Country of the Southwestern U.S. hosts some of the most unusual and beautiful landscapes and geography in the world. These awesome displays of the sculpture-making capabilities of nature are stunning in their shapes, varieties of color, and the ways in which they capture the sunlight.Now, John Annerino, critically acclaimed photographer and author gives you the tools to find and shoot these locations. The parks that are covered around this…»

40. The Photographer's Guide to Montreal & Quebec City: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Steven Howell

The PhotographerâÄôs Guide to Montreal & Quebec City is designed to guide photographers of all experience levels, from beginners to professionals. From the modern Montreal city skyline to Quebec CityâÄôs iconic Château Frontenac, this insiderâÄôs guide offers more than hundred of the best photo opportunities unique to these two beautiful North American cities. From magnificent Old World architecture, fun festivals, urban wildlife, and stunning landscapes, each…»

41. The Photographer's Guide to San Francisco: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them

by Lee Foster

The PhotographerâÄôs Guide to San Francisco presents the visual pleasures of this world-famous city. With picturesque postcard images and straightforward instructions on how to view all the most famous sites, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods, this book will help you discover the most pleasing images and capture the most beautiful moments. Includes directions to the sites, tips and techniques, and local travel information. 96 color.»

42. High Rocks and Ice: The Classic Mountain Photographs of Bob and Ira Spring

by Bob Spring

Through stunning b&w photographs and personal accounts, this beautiful book chronicles the Spring brothers' life work and along with it the history of mountain climbing in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. While other photographers were recording expeditions to distant destinations, Bob and Ira were pioneers in photographing the remarkable climbers and stunning peaks of the Northwest. Areas covered include:*Mount Olympus*Mount Rainier*Tatoosh Range*…»

43. A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives

by Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey

This is the most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of India and the Indian subcontinent. Never before have so many of the region's species been illustrated in one book. The brilliant photographs--most of which appear here for the first time--have been carefully selected to show not only the most common Passerine and non-Passerine species, but also more elusive species and distinctive subspecies. An up-to-date distribution map and a unique code…»

44. The PIP Travel Photography Guide to Scotland

by Outdoor Photography Magazine

Few countries offer as many exciting photographic opportunities as Scotland, and the full breadth of its photogenic landscape is here, revealed through 250 color plates and maps. Hundreds of professional tips from the experts at Outdoor Photography Magazine reveal where and when to visit, and how to take memorable images once youâÄôre there. Moving beyond the well-known lochs and castles, the guide also explores both unexpected urban locations and remote…»

45. The PIP Travel Photography Guide to England

by Outdoor Photography Magazine

With such diverse landscapes, historic heritage, and culture to capture, England can intimidate almost any camera-toting tourist. Where to begin? Over 40 magnificent sites from all around the countryâÄîurban and rural, ancient and contemporary, seascapes and highlands, close-ups and horizonsâÄîare profiled here so you can take your best shot. With invaluable advice on bringing home prize pictorials, plus technical tips, maps, and lodging suggestions, this…»

46. An Artist's and Photographer's Guide to Wild Ontario

by Rob Stimpson, Craig Thompson

Discover the best places in Ontario to sketch, paint, sculpt, carve and photograph wilderness and wildlife images. Developed in part under Ontario's popular Arts in the Wild program, an alliance of 23 arts organizations and tourism operators, this guide for the creative spirit is organized according to the province's major travel regions. The authors discuss each region's art history, provide detailed information on unique courses and workshops available…»

47. The Photographer's Guide to New York City

by Steven Howell

Organized by borough, this guide helps photographers of any skill level or interest capture the best shots in the Big Apple, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Statue of Liberty, and all points in between. This inspiring and informative guide will show you 100 of the best places to photograph in New York City and the best way to capture these unique and iconic settings for your scrapbook or Web page. The guide covers all of the Big AppleâÄîfrom Lower Manhattan…»