Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

Books in travel photography consist of travel photos of a landscape, culture, customs, places, and people. Travel photographers take these photos. They specialize in capturing all the aspects of travel. These aspects include portrait making, landscapes, indoor low light photography, outdoor ambient light photography, capturing rare events and images in hostile streets, etc. Generally, a travel photographer earns through these stock images, commercial projects, and magazine assignments. However, with the advancements in cell phone technology, every person is now a travel photographer. Therefore, the stock photography market is not as famous as it was before. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Travel Photography.

1. Accidentally Wes Anderson

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

THE  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER A visual adventure of Wes Anderson proportions, authorized by the legendary filmmaker himself: stunning photographs of real-life places that seem plucked from the just-so world of his films, presented with fascinating human stories behind each façade.   Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson.   Now, inspired by a community of more than one million Adventurers, Accidentally Wes Anderson tells the stories behind more than 200 of the most beautiful, idiosyncratic, and interesting places on Earth. This book, authorized by Wes Anderson himself, travels to every continent and into your own backyard to identify quirky landmarks and undiscovered gems: places you may have passed by, some you always wanted to explore, and many you never knew existed.   Fueled by a vision for distinctive design, stunning photography, and unexpected narratives, Accidentally Wes Anderson is a passport to inspiration and adventure. Perfect for modern travelers and fans of Wes Anderson's distinctive aesthetic, this is an invitation to look at your world through a different lens.

  • Author: Wally Koval
  • Publisher: Voracious (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-0316492737
  • Dimensions: 7.65 x 1.4 x 9.35 inches


2. Humans

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller "Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade.” ― Washington Post Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans ―his most moving and compelling book to date―shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe―providing a portrait of our shared experience.

  • Author: Brandon Stanton
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1250114297
  • Dimensions: 8.37 x 1.33 x 10.19 inches


3. French Country Diary 2022 Engagement Calendar

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

Escape to the French countryside year-round with this elegant, clothbound desk diary featuring lush photography and captivating details about France’s hidden treasures. Celebrate France every week with the 34th edition of the iconic French Country Diary. From a noble estate in Normandy with a 16th-century dovecote, to a florist’s home in Le Perche, where he raises “Yves Piaget” roses; from a lavish spa in Bordeaux’s wine country to a Directoire mansion in Paris, here is the best of French art de vivre. Ample space for notes, a ribbon marker, and address pages enhance this unique calendar. Features include: 12 months from January 2022–December 2022 Opens to 16 inches wide x 8 inches high Hardcover with cloth spine Ribbon marker Generous grid with space to add appointments and reminders Address pages Lined pages to note special events and other occasions Additional information for a selection of featured sites Widely celebrated and nationally recognized holidays and observances 2022 and 2023 at-a-glance planners

  • Author: Linda Dannenberg
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc. (September 14, 2021)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1419753794
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.75 x 8.38 inches


4. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die (Deluxe Edition): The World as You've Never Seen It Before

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

Named a Best Gift Book/Best Travel Book of the Year by the New York Times , Entertainment Weekly , Associated Press, House Beautiful, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, Forbes, Fodor’s, The Points Guy, Seattle Times , and more “This is the comfort food of travel books. . . . This book will sweep you off your feet.” — New York Times Book Review   “Gorgeous . . . breathtaking . . . spectacular.” — Publishers Weekly Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die , she created not only a new kind of travel book but also a new way of thinking about our experiences and interests.   Now Schultz captivates our hearts in the same compelling way her original book spoke to our minds. Moving from eloquent word to breathtaking image, she takes us on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer, and as we turn the pages and pore over these images, we feel it all: joy, curiosity, awe, passion, nostalgia (if we’ve been there), inspiration (because we want to go), and a profound and transforming sense of how lucky we are to live in a world filled with such beauty and wonder—to see tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall, elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sun setting on the wild coast of Donegal, masked whirling dancers at a festival in Bhutan.   The book itself is a thing of beauty, an oversize feast of more than 1,000 all-new photographs and 544 pages, every spread and page designed to showcase these mesmerizing photographs and hold just enough of Schultz’s lively text that we know why it is we’re looking at them. It is a perfect gift for every traveler, every fan of the original, every dreamer whose Instagram feed is filled with pictures of places near and far.

  • Author: Patricia Schultz
  • Publisher: Artisan; Illustrated edition (October 29, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1579657888
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.5 x 13 inches


5. Beaches

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

New York Times Bestseller Gray Malin is the artist of the moment for the Hollywood and fashion elite. His awe-inspiring aerial photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters, creating playful and stunning celebrations of light, shape, and perspective, as well as summer bliss. Combining the spirit of travel, adventure, luxury, and artistry, Malin built his eponymous lifestyle brand from a deep passion for photography and interior design. His work forges the synergy between wanderlust and adventure, creating the ultimate visual escape. Beaches features more than twenty cities across six continents: Australia: Sydney; North America: Santa Monica, Miami, San Francisco, Kaua’i, Chicago, The Hamptons, and Cancun; South America: Rio de Janeiro; Europe: Capri, Rimini, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio, Amalfi Coast, Barcelona, Lisbon and Saint-Tropez; Africa: Cape Town; Asia: Dubai

  • Author: Gray Malin
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (May 10, 2016)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419720895
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.75 x 13.5 inches


6. Gray Malin: The Essential Collection

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

A colorful journey through the first decade of Gray Malin’s vibrant photography career   Gray Malin: The Essential Collection celebrates the first decade of work from bestselling photographer Gray Malin. This new collection features beloved images from his most iconic shoots, as well as new material that has never been seen or published. Journey high above Manhattan’s skyline, return to the sunny beaches of Positano, and take a stroll through the Parker Palm Springs with Malin’s unforgettable four-legged hosts. With vibrant imagery from all seven continents and stories of how each collection was made, this stunning volume will invite you into the colorful world of Gray Malin and help make every day a getaway.

  • Author: Gray Malin
  • Publisher: Abrams (May 4, 2021)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419750267
  • Dimensions: 10.94 x 1.9 x 14 inches


7. Escape

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

Gray Malin’s collection of incredible beach photography was a runaway hit. Now the it-photographer takes his astonishing photography beyond the beach. Collecting breathtaking images, journal entries, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Escape explores Gray Malin’s enduring drive to capture life’s joyful moments. These awe-inspiring images of exotic locales from around the world are a celebration of light, shadow, and absolute bliss. Whether trained on the snowy mountains of Aspen, the dry plains of Namibia, or the warm sun of Bora Bora, Malin’s sharp eye highlights the exuberant colors and striking forms that make each location so unique. Featuring more than 22 destinations across 11 countries, the book also includes highlights from Malin’s conceptual photography, offer­ing a comprehensive look at the photographer’s desire to showcase the beauty he sees in the world. From remote islands to major cities, Escape captures the spirit of dozens of unbelievable vacation spots—and will inspire every lover of travel and exploration to plan an escape of their own.

  • Author: Gray Malin
  • Publisher: Abrams (October 3, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1419727597
  • Dimensions: 13 x 1.13 x 10 inches


8. prettycitynewyork: Discovering New York's Beautiful Places

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

New York City is known for many things: its urban, high-rise landscape, the bustling atmosphere, and busy business and tourist spots. Pretty tree-lined avenues, cute shops, and serene getaways do not immediately come to mind for this cosmopolitan city, but they are there. Acclaimed Instagrammer Siobhan Ferguson, author of prettycitylondon , now turns her discerning eye to the Big Apple itself. Travel along with her as she uncovers the hidden gems—the sweet, secluded alleys, the fantastic markets, the artisan boutiques—that New York has to offer, and reveals the beautiful, the quaint, and the downright pretty scattered among the urban landscape of the world's most famous city. Stunning photographs alongside fantastic tips to take your own pictures and create a prettycitynewyork experience for yourself make this the perfect book for visitors on foot and armchair travelers alike.

  • Author: Siobhan Ferguson
  • Publisher: The History Press (December 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-0750990707
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.75 inches


9. Safari: A Photicular Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

A magical journey. A safari in your hands.   Animals in living motion, as real as if you were there. The cheetah bounds, the lion charges. The African elephant snaps its ears. Using unique Photicular technology, Safari is the adventure of a lifetime, and a book unlike any other.   Experience it for yourself.

  • Author: Dan Kainen
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (October 16, 2012)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-0761163800
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 2 x 8.38 inches


10. 365 Days in France Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2022: A year of France at a glance

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - October 2021

The calendar that—with a glance—transports Francophiles to the place they’d rather be. It’s 365 Days in France, the calendar that each month focuses on one city or region and its distinctive landscapes, foods, history, and attractions. There’s Alsace, cheerful with geranium-filled window boxes and cinnamon-scented pastries. Lyon, one of France’s oldest cities and considered its capital of gastronomy. And the glittering beaches and people of the Cote D’Azur and Paris, which always enchant the soul. The  calendar features one large photograph at the top of every page and dozens throughout the grids. Susan Loomis’s exquisite text is packed with insider’s secrets, history, and passion—a love letter to France. Printed on FSC-certified paper.

  • Author: Susan Herrmann Loomis
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (August 17, 2021)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1523513376
  • Dimensions: 12 x 14 inches