From the Publisher
It took almost 3 years to produce these guidebooks (Volume 1 & 2), building on the success of highly-praised "Land of the Canyons". Almost all previous locations have been revisited and a very large amount of new locations have been added, many of them "off the beaten track" and not found in other guidebooks. The sheer amount of information necessitated a split into two separate volumes. Even so, each book "feels" very substantial and a glance at the inside immediately reveals the depth of the material. People immediately recognize that they are holding a work of substance that was thoroughly researched.
The photography as well as the reproduction quality of the B&W images also make these guidebooks very unique. Eleven photographers, all pros and advanced amateurs, contributed their talent to illustrate the sites. Preface by Master Photographer Tom Till.
We strongly encourage readers to purchase the "Images of the Southwest" companion CD-ROMs to pre-visualize the sites. Those who see the CD-ROMs cant quit raving about them: outstanding photography, optimized color correction and sharpness, convenient 1024x768 wallpaper format. Together, both CDs represent more than 500 images covering a remarkable diversity of sites, many of which are little-known jewels. But dont be alarmed, weve included two great navigation tools for Windows and Macintosh computers that will get you browsing through the libraries in seconds. At only $19.95 per Volume, these CD-ROMs are a steal, compared to so-called screen savers, offering a meager 20 images.
From the Author
With "Photographing the Southwest", my goal was to give readers the best practical information to visit, photograph and simply enjoy the Southwest. May it bring you a slew of new ideas for your creative photography.
If you like the book, I hope youll contribute to spread the word among your friends, the photography community and all aficionados of the Southwest. The only way to compete as an independent author is by giving readers a quality product with great information. This takes an incredible amount of time and resources. Help me make Photographing the Southwest a success so I can bring out Volume 3 (Southern California & Nevada).