Thursday, November 14, 2013

Book Reviews Death Valley and Gear for the Landscape Photographer

Learn Death Valley's Secrets
New Photo Guide by Ron Coscorrosa and Sarah Marino

I have just finished reviewing two new e--books from Ian Plant Dreamscapes. The first is an excellent guide to Death Valley. It not only gives you the geology of the area but a brief history of human habitations and for the old folks, talks about 40 Mule Team Borax. If you are planning to visit Death Valley on your own, with friends, or with a workshop this book, just like the book on Iceland, is an extremely useful guide and is well worth the cost.

Desert Paradise: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park has everything you need to plan your Death Valley photo trip, including maps and GPS coordinates, detailed descriptions of the best photo destinations, photography advice for shooting Death Valley's myriad different landscapes, and information on lodging and gear recommendations—and dozens of gorgeous images as well! This guide covers not only the marquee destinations but also places rarely visited or photographed, and profiles photographic treats nearby.  134 page PDF download, PC/tablet/phone compatible. Only $15.95! Use discount code PARADISE to receive 10% OFF (good until the end of this month). Or you can buy it together with our September release by Ron and Sarah, Forever Light: The Landscape Photographer's Guide to Iceland for only $26.95, saving more than 10% on both.
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What Equipment do you Need?
New Gear Guide from Justin Reznick

The second book is about what equipment to help you with your landscape photography. Although the introduction in Ian's Dreamscapes Monthly Newsletter talks about that the author is telling you what equipment you should be looking for, the book spends a lot of time describing certain equipment from certain manufacturers (although the author does not have any relationship to the manufacturers). I found the equipment type information was very important and that let's make this book useful rather than relying on specific manufacturers. If you are just getting into landscape photography then this is a book for you to purchase and start to make up or add to  your equipment list.

For more information or to purchase The Complete Guide to Gear for the Landscape Photographer, please visit my Store. 115 page PDF download, PC/tablet/phone compatible. Only $9.97! Use discount code GEAR to receive 10% OFF (good until the end of this month). Or you can buy it together with our October release by Justin, The Advanced Guide to Photographing Waterfalls and Streams for only $17.95 and save more than 10% on both.