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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 *
Following the great expeditions of the 18th and 19th century, travel activity in general increased from the end of the 18th century onwards. In addition to European destinations, the Orient and, above all, Egypt now became the goal of this movement embracing travel and exoticism. This work centers on the question of the received patterns of thought and argumentation that were applied consciously or unconsciously by the travelers. By way of example, the reports of the Austrian scholar and scientist Joseph (Ritter von) Russegger are examined. Russegger's travels to Egypt are notable because he traveled the country as a scientist on behalf of the Egyptian government, which gave him insights into areas of the country and the state that were seldom accessible to a foreigner. The factor that distinguishes Russegger from other travelers is his meticulousness, thanks to which he may be regarded as a forerunner of science in the sense of Humboldt's educational ideal.
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