All images, writing, content, design and layout on this website are Copyright © Steve Davey/stevedavey.com 1980-2017. All rights reserved. Any unauthorised reproduction is strictly prohibited. See copyright for more details.
What people say about Footprint Travel Photography
Best photography book I have read. By David T. Thomas
This is the only photography book I have read from cover to cover - and I have at least 20. Steve is not only a great photographer, but he also has the ability, gained through practical experience, of knowing the challenges of taking a good photograph and explaining simply and with good humour how to overcome them.
The book is laid out in easy to access sections that create in themselves a top level workflow, from preparation before you travel to post production, and how to go about marketing your images when you get home. All his advice is illustrated through his own photographs, which set a tough benchmark for the rest of us to aim at. I am about to embark on a two month trip to Australia and New Zealand, and along with all my camera kit I shall definitely include Steve's book in my 20kg allowance. What better endorsement is there than that?
Great travel and general photography book. By R. J. Ferguson
I purchased this book earlier in 2009 having delved into digital photography & bought several books on the topic in the past couple of years. This book is THE best one so far! Absolutely brilliant and inspiring - both from a travel photography and general photography point of view. I think I have read it cover to cover 4 or 5 times now! Congratulations and I look forward to the next one. Very informative and highly recommended for anyone wanting to improve their travel and general photography.
Inspirational and informative. By William
Steve Davey's mission in this beautifully crafted book is to "inspire you to to create pictures that you are proud of, not just records of the fantastic places that you travel to." A quick flick through the 320-page volume and you'll see plenty of stunning examples of just how that can be achieved - from misty views of the Taj Mahal framed by trees and rushes to action shots of the Tomatina Festival in Spain.
This is far more, though, than a book of pretty pictures. Davey is clearly not only a master of the lens, but he also knows how to explain the art of travel photography in an informative yet engaging and personal way. The book is divided into six main sections: Preparation, Exploration, Execution, Inspiration, Correction and Profession. This works well for novice photographers who can work their way from cover to cover, while more experienced snappers can easily focus in on relevant topics. The Profession section at the end of the book gives a very useful introduction into how your photos can start earning you money.
All in all, this is is an excellent guidebook that should appeal to everyone, from keen travellers who like to pack a compact digital camera, to keen photographers who want to take their hobby to the next level.
Excellent Read - Good for everybody. By M. P. Lacey
This is definitely the best photography book I have come across, it's been really good to read (I can't put it down which is unusual for something that isn't a novel!) and is pitched perfectly - it explains everything you need to know but never in a brainless way.
The book has useful information and advice for everyone interested in photography, not just for those who want to take their camera travelling with them and is presented beautifully.
Great book, love it!!! By A. Wilk
I saw other books by this author and liked then, so buying this one was a must. Bought two, second its gonna be for my friend,Christmas present sorted. Contains basics for beginners and some more advanced stuff, tips about travel photography and about travel too, which is great for me. Make me want to pack and take pics from the first page. Very easy to read which is not common in photography books, found myself reading it before sleep. Im gonna register for its website to improve my pics. Would recommend!!!
Great Place to Start. By Matthew Gibbs
The book I was looking for, great place to cover all the things a beginner should know. Slant is on travel as that's what the author does, but really gives an intro into terminology, techniques, ideas and computer work etc for anybody picking up a dslr for the first time.
Essential travel photography book for the serious photographer. By J. Blaney
I've owned this book 6weeks and I honestly haven't been able to put it down.
Its absolutely superb. The book is filled with invaluable tips and advice on every aspect of Travel photography, from someone who's a very experienced and evidently successful, well published, professional photographer. Everyone will find many topics to suit them, even if they primarily are not a travel photographer.
The book really is very informative and real-world placing a heavy emphasis on real-world tips when working on location or in the field, particularly in dealing with people, which is why its relevant to so many photographers. Having lived in South East Asia for 5years and traveled extensively in the region, I know and greatly appreciate the hard work and effort that has gone into producing a book like this, which comes across in Steves honesty and openness throughout the book.
Aside from being packed with amazing images captured from all over the world, Steve talks you through difficulties he encountered, solutions, human interaction, and of course camera settings for the shots.
The book also has a huge section where Steve goes the professional aspects of photography based on his own experiences as a working professional photographer. He covers copyrighting considerations, procedures for backing up images and a good overview of efficient post production editing workflow considerations.
Even if you aren't into travel photography, this book is simply superb. Its packed full of tips and advice, applicable to every genre of photography and will not only inspire you to get out there shooting, but will without a doubt improve and raise your game.
If you haven't got this book, I would definitely recommend buying it. Having read hundreds of photography books, this is one that I'll definitely keep as an everyday reference and working manual based on a Pro's first hand account of years on the road.
Footprint Travel Photography 2e
Footprint Travel Photography is all that you will ever need to improve you travel photography. It takes you from the vital preparation and selecting of equipment before you go, to the ins and outs of being on the road. It exhaustively covers the technical and practical aspects of travel photography before looking at how to tweak and improve your pictures on a computer. There is even a section for those who would like to turn their hobby into a money making venture.
Travel photography is about more that just technicalities, and this guide has an extensive inspiration section, giving hints and tips for different picture taking scenarios you will encounter.
It is not all hard work: this book will also show you how travel photography can enhance your travel experience. As a keen travel photographer you will see more sunrises, try more bizarre food, see more things and most of all talk to far more local people that you ever would as a traveller. Rather than just hanging back and observing, a travel photographer has to see, feel and experience to put life and creativity into your pictures.
This second edition has been completely revised to reflect new technology and software, with updated sections on composition, exposure, portraits and post-processing using Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, Elements 11 and Lightroom 5. It features over 100 new photographs and over 50 revised illustrations.
More information on:
Footprint Travel Photography 2e,
by Steve Davey
Published by Footprint Handbooks
ISBN: 1906098425 • Price £19.99
To buy from amazon.co.uk click here.
To buy from amazon.com click here.
“The author is a great travel photographer, and this book is loaded with beautiful images... [He] writes in a very conversational style and gives lots of detail without getting over techie or trying to sound like he’s smarter than you. (He’s smarter than me, but he doesn’t rub it in your face.)”
Scott Kelby, Editor and Publisher of Photoshop User Magazine