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For his Ultimate Field Guide to Travel Photography, writer Scott Stuckey, managing editor at National Geographic Traveler, interviewed the magazine's top photographers, picking their brains to get their best tips. Most photography how-to books are based on the expertise of one photographer. This one taps the know-how of 15 different shooters. Collectively, they've shot an immense range of destinations, from the streets of Calcutta to the lagoons of Bora Bora. So here, in one book, the world's top travel photographers--Bob Krist, Jim Richardson, Macduff Everton, Michael Melford, Catherine Karnow, Justin Guariglia, Aaron Huey, and many others--reveal their shooting secrets. The book covers basic and advanced techniques, with particular emphasis on specific strategies for shooting cities, countryside, people in places, adventure and nature, wildlife, authentic culture, and much more. This book covers core technical concepts, such as lighting, exposure, and composition, but goes beyond technique by delving into approach--explaining how professionals position themselves to get shots worthy of publication in the world's most widely read travel magazine. What's more, in an in-depth chapter titled "Get the Story," the book reveals how to take pictures that go beyond stunning to create a travel story, an essential quality for getting your pictures published.