"Travel Photography: Off the Charts is an instructional manual containing technical information and guidance from this well-known master. It includes advice on equipment needed and clothing to wear, but also composition and what to photograph. There are even chapters on security and health. For those who want to learn more about travel photography or the stlye used by Lou Jones, this is a great resource." - Apogee Photo Magazine, August 2006
"Lou Jones is a commercial and art photographer. He knows his way around a camera and, more important, he knows how to get the image that he wants." - Sunday Eagle/Chicago Tribune
"Lou Jones offers advice on how to organize your photographs and tackles such diverse subjects as health, transportation and security. Includes gorgeous color photographs." - Chicago Tribue (review published in the Sunday Eagle)
"It's not hard to be swept into Jones's exuberance for his subject. Beginners and more advanced photographers alike can glean insight into the mystery of what seems simple but takes skill: a great photo" -Necee Regis, Boston Sunday Globe
"The book's layout mixes short narratives and quotes with beautiful photographs linked with informative text. It's pleasing to the eye as well as the mind. It will work well on the coffee table and, even better, will fit in your travel bag." -Necee Regis, Boston Sunday Globe
"Any day now, Lou Jones will be declared a national treasure. An impossible to classify photographer-he's adept at sports, photojournalism, travel, commercial, studio, editorial and advertising-he's an astute and witty observer of the world at large. Those lucky enough to be on the recipients' list for his postcards from the road-these days they're e-mail messages-treasure his poetic observations of people, places and cultures.
For the rest, there's this book, a compilation of a road warrior's notes and the accumulated lore of 30-plus years of photographic experience. It's a freewheeling exploration of travel photography that touches on just about everything: what cameras and lenses to carry, what to shoot, what clothes to wear, how to handle your money and how to keep yourself healthy. For good measure he throws in the 11 commandments of travel photography. Each photograph adds relevance to the text by illustrating the subject at hand: lighting, exposure, composition, lens choice and so on.
Travel + Photography: Off the Charts is the next best thing to sitting down for a long conversation about photography and the world with a man eminently familiar with both." --www.nikonnet.com