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Photography For Cruisers

One of the greatest pleasures in cruising, as well as one of the greatest challenges, is telling the story of your voyage in photographs.

In this book John and Colin, who have both had their photographs published extensively, share techniques and gear tips that will make you a better photographer.

Table of Contents:

The Best Camera Is The One You’ve Got


For most casual photographers a small point and shoot is the best option, not least because you are more likely to be carrying it when you come across a great shot. But how do you choose among the scores of offerings?

John takes you through the features that matter and recommends a specific camera.

The Ideal Cruiser Camera, What Really Matters


If you want to take a step up from premium point and shoots, like those we discussed in the last chapter, what features really matter? John cuts through the fog of specifications and conflicting claims to answer that.

The Ultimate Cruiser Camera


If you are serious about telling the story of your travels and voyage in images, this post, about the best camera I have every used, is for you.

And, for those not interested in the ultimate travel photographer's camera, with the price to match, I have some thoughts about alternatives.

Wildlife Photography—The Gear

Common dolphin

Up to now in this book John has written about cameras for general travel photography, but what if your interest is wildlife? Well, then, Colin is your man and in this chapter he zeroes in on the gear you need to make great images of wildlife from a boat.

Three Easy Steps to Better Travel Photographs


Up to now in this book we have been writing about gear, but the best camera in the world will not make great photographs if you don't use the right technique. In this chapter we start the process of teaching you to take better photographs with three simple tips that anyone can master in a few minutes.

Charleston With Travel Photography Tips


Now we are going to get to the hard stuff, the stuff we all have to work at for our entire photographing lives: composition and lighting. Hard yes, but John has made it more interesting and fun by using photographs in a slideshow to illustrate each tip.

Wildlife Photography—Technique


Once again, if you want to photograph wildlife, Colin is your man. In this chapter he gives you some solid tips that will improve your chances of making a real keeper photograph.