Photographers Field Guide to Beijing by Zach McCabe

Photographers Field Guide to Beijing

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Print Length: 242 pages.
Language: English.
Formats: PDF, ePUB & mobi.

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Photographers Field Guide to Beijing

You are on your way to Beijing, and it’s going to be awesome. How will you squeeze all the history, architecture and attitude into your viewfinder? Beijing is East Asia’s New York. Everyone photographs it. And still, the town hangs on to its under-the-radar vibe. Grab this Field Guide and so you can capture the attitude and culture in your images.

Make the most of your time on the ground.

Check out the included maps and infographics to get a feel for the city, its seasons and rhythms. This concise book is illustrated with 40 visuals. Get your bearings before your plane even lands.

Put it in your pocket.

Because this book was written and designed to look good on your phone, it is easy to read on the road. Just like a field guide should be, right? (Not all travel books can say that about their Kindle versions, unfortunately.)

When you are ready to dive in, quick chapters give you the details on everything from the local’s favorite spot to shoot autumn foliage to avoiding pickpockets…

Get ready to go with SECTION 1. Figure out what to bring. Hint: the best photographs are made when you wear comfy shoes. Sort out the logistical details that photographers need to know, but most tourist guidebooks don’t cover.

Where are Beijing’s best spots for photographers?

Get answers in SECTION 2. The city’s ancient hutong are perfect for street photography. Get close and capture the culture of Chinese tea. Then, reach for your wide lens and frame up some of the world’s most iconic architecture.

This is not a tourist guidebook, but 30 different, photo-worthy locations are included. The Field Guide has the info you need to shoot the best view in town and make golden hour count. You get the stuff photographers need, like:

* Details on tricky lighting conditions

* Tips for capturing the vibe in locations most visitors overlook

To help you get around town, both addresses and maps are bilingual, too.

SECTION 3 will take you to hidden gems outside the city center. Of course, the Great Wall is everybody’s favorite.

Which Great Wall location should you photograph? This book has a few unconventional recommendations – and the nitty gritty details to so you can you can get there and get the shot.

The TOOLS FOR YOUR TRIP section is gleaned from the author’s own experience in the city – which goes back over 20 years. Use the bite-sized tips to:

* Deal with smog

* Understand Spring Festival

* Figure out when to shoot Beijing’s lotus blossoms and fall colors

Hi, it’s Zach

You know what I learned after years of living in, and photographing, China? Photographers really need better info for their trip to Beijing. This little book is my attempt to answer the questions I hear most often – because I want to help you make fantastic images.

This town has so much visual potential it’s crazy. Too often, travelers miss great photo opportunities because they are spending their time trying to figure out the logistics instead of focusing on the image.

Let me help you. Learn when it is worth the cost to hire a driver, and how to negotiate the price. When things go wrong, or cameras break, the Photographers Field Guide to Beijing has practical advice from somebody who has been there.

And, can I tell you about my local muse? (Really, I could take pictures at Shichahai everyday and never get bored.) Have fun in Beijing. It’s a great town.

Get this book, put it on your phone and go make the photos that matter to you.


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