Majestic photos and sweeping landscapes and images that transport the reader to another place. That is the beauty of David Noyes’ The Photographing Tourist, A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography.
While Noyes shares advice on how to take great photographs primarily by immersing yourself in the place and connecting with the people, it is his stories and the pictures he has captured that keeps the reader riveted. Until I picked up this book to review I didn’t really know I wanted to go to Nepal, or bathe in the sacred River Ganges. I didn’t know I wanted see Greenland’s icy lure or do some adventure trekking. I considered myself adventurous, but after reading this I guess I am not, not really, but now, maybe I want to be. To see the world and the cultures that Noyes brings to life is a beautiful thing, whether you go to the places he visits, or you purvey it only as an armchair traveler.
He offers direct advice on how to make your pictures better which is what I really picked up this book for. While I think the advice will be helpful, it is quite clear that he is a master, and it will take a bit for more for me than just following these tips to get to his level, however, will my pictures be better for reading The Photographing Tourist I like to think so.
The Photographing Tourist, A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography is a beautiful contrast of color, stories, and advice. Noyes offers insight into how to be a tourist with class, honoring the people and places you meet along the way. If you have a chance to pick up a copy, do it, you will be glad you did. My copy will go on a cherished shelf to be taken out time and again. To obtain your very own copy, contact the author at http://www.noyestravels.com/tourist .