Top Menu

Books on How to Photograph a Particular Location

When researching locations for photography, first check to see if someone has already done the work for you.  In some cases they have, and they have published a book.  It may be worth the $10-15 to get the benefit of their experience.  I have listed all the books I could find that are currently available below.

Europe

Photographing Amsterdam by Albert Modvay (1980)

Photographing London: How to Find and Take Great Pictures by Jim Hamel (2015)

The World

Photographing the World: A Guide to Photographing 201 of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth by Tom Till and Laurent Martres (2012)

Eastern U.S.

Florida:

The Photographer’s Guide to the Everglades: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Timothy O’Keefe (2010)

Illinois:

The Photographer’s Guide to Chicago: 100 of the Best Locations and How to Photograph Them by Chris Smith (2013)

Maine:

The Photographer’s Guide to the Maine Coast: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by David Middleton and Bruce Morrison (2004)

The Photographer’s Guide to Acadia National Park:  Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Jerry and Marcy Monkman (2010)

Maryland:

Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis & Maryland: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by David Muse (2012)

Massachusetts:

Photographing Boston: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Steven Howell (2011)

Photographing Martha’s Vineyard: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Alison Shaw (2011)

New York

Photographing New York City Digital Field Guide by Jeremy Pollack and Andy Williams (2010)

The Photographer’s Guide to New York City: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Steven Howell (2010)

New York Waterfalls:  A Guide for Hikers & Photographers by Scott Brown (2010)

North Carolina:

North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide by Kevin Adams (2005)

Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Waterfalls:  A Guide for Hikers and Photographers by Scott Brown (2004)

South Carolina:

Photographing Charleston, Savannah & the Coastal Islands: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Jeff Dodge (2011)

Vermont:

The Photographer’s Guide to Vermont:  Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by David Middleton (2003)

Photographing Vermont’s Fall Foliage: Where to Find the Iconic Shots by Andy Richards (2012)

Washington DC:

Photographing Washington DC Digital Field Guide by John Healey (2010)

The Photographer’s Guide to Washington DC:  Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Lee Foster and Ann Purcell (2009)

Regions:

Photographing the Adirondacks by Carl Hellman (2013)

Photographing the Great Smoky Mountains: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Jim Hargan (2011)

The Photographer’s Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Jim Hargan (2010)

Rockies and the West

Alaska:

Photographing Nature in Alaska by Robert Armstrong (2010)

Arizona:

Wild in Arizona: Photographing Arizona’s Wildflowers, A Guide to When, Where, and How by Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, Paul Gill, and Erik Berg (2012)

Photographing the Southwest: Volume 2 – Arizona (2nd Ed.) by Laurent Martres (2011)

Land of the Canyons: A Photographer’s Guide to Utah and Arizona (2nd Ed.) by Laurent Martres (1999)

Photographer’s Guide to the Grand Canyon & Northern Arizona by Joseph Lange (2010)

California:

Photographing California – Vol. 1: North – A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of the Golden State by Gary Crabbe and Laurent Martres (2012)

Photographing California – Vol. 2: South – A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of the Golden State by Jeff Sullvan (coming 2014)

Photographing Big Sur: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Douglas Steakley (2011)

Photographing San Francisco Digital Field Guide by Bruce Sawle (2010)

The Photographer’s Guide to San Francisco:  Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Lee Foster (2009)

Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide by Lewis Kemper (2010)

The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite by Michael Frye (2012)

PhotoSecrets Yosemite by Andrew Hudson (1997)

The Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley by Shellye Poster (2009)

Colorado:

Photographing the Southwest: Volume 3 – Colorado/New Mexico by Laurent Martres (2011)

Photographing the Southwest: A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of Southern Utah & Southwest Colorado by Laurent Martres (2002)

Hawaii:

Photographing Maui: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Douglas Peebles (2011)

Photographing Nature in Hawaii by Robert Frutos and Jenny Thompson (2004)

Montana:

Photographing Montana by Gordon Sullivan (2013)

The Photographer’s Guide to Glacier National Park: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Gordon Sullivan (2010)

New Mexico:

Photographing the Southwest, Vol. 2: A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of Arizona and New Mexico by Laurent Martres (2002)

Photographing Albuquerque by Kim Ashley (2007)

Oregon:

Photographing Oregon by Greg Vaughn (2009)

Photographing Oregon with Professional Results by Bryan Peterson (1984)

The Photographer’s Guide to the Oregon Coast:  Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by David Middleton and Rod Barbee (2004)

Utah:

Photographing the Southwest: Volume 1 – Southern Utah by Laurent Martres (2011)

Photographing the Southwest: A Guide to the Natural Landmarks of Southern Utah & Southwest Colorado by Laurent Martres (2002)

Land of the Canyons: A Photographer’s Guide to Utah and Arizona (2nd Ed.) by Laurent Martres (1999)

Washington:

Photographing Washington by Greg Vaugh (2013)

Photographing Washington by Cathie Sullivan and Gordon Sullivan (2014)

The Photographer’s Guide to Puget Sound by Rod Barbee (2007)

Wyoming:

Photographing Yellowstone National Park: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Gustav W. Verderber (2007)

Photographer’s Guide to Yellowstone and the Tetons by Joseph K. Lange (2000)

Central States:

Louisiana:

Photographing New Orleans: Where to Find Perfect Shows and How to Take Them by Jeff Wendorff (2013)

Texas:

Photographing Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Great Images by Kathy Adams Clark (2013)

Photographing Austin, San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country: Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Laurence Parent (2012)

General U.S.

National Audubon Society Guide to Photographing America’s National Parks by Tim Fitzharris (2009)

Canada

The Photographer’s Guide to Montreal and Quebec City:  Where to Find Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Stephen Howell (2009)

 

I will try to keep this list updated, but if you notice I have missed any, please feel free to let me know about it.

 

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes