Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - August 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 - August 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 - August 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. 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 - August 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

                 

4. Gray Malin: Italy


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

Following the successes of both  Beaches  and  Escape , Gray Malin turns his unique eye to the coasts, beaches, and landscapes of Italy. From the sparkling blue waters of the Amalfi Coast to the dramatic coastal scenery of Cinque Terre,  Gray Malin: Italy  captures and celebrates many of the country’s most famous and beloved destinations. Inspired by Malin’s bestselling photographic series “La Dolce Vita,”  Gray Malin: Italy  highlights timeless details of the Italian Riviera: happy beachgoers, retro beach umbrellas, luxury motorboats, and of course, the sun-soaked water. Featuring never-before-seen, -published, or -privately-sold images,  Gray Malin: Italy  beautifully depicts the incomparable scenery and enviable lifestyle that the Italian coastline has to offer.

  • Author: Gray Malin
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (May 14, 2019)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1419735974
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 1 x 13.35 inches

                 

5. Escape


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - August 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

                 



6. Beaches


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - August 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

                 

7. America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs


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

America the Beautifu l showcases the stunning spaces closest to our nation's heart--from the woods in the Great Appalachian Valley that Davy Crockett once called home to the breathtaking sweep of California's Big Sur coast to the wilds of Alaska. It also celebrates the people who have made this country what it is, featuring a wide range of images including the Arikara Nation in the early 1900s and scientists preparing for travel to Mars on a Hawaiian island. Culled from National Geographic's vaunted photo archives, spanning a period of more than 130 years, this provocative collection depicts the splendor of this great nation as only National Geographic can, with a dramatic combination of modern and historical imagery--from the creation of architectural icons like the Golden Gate Bridge and Lady Liberty to the last of the country's wild places preserved in our national parks. With a structure inspired by the original song "America the Beautiful," this book recognizes what makes our nation great, region by region. And all 50 states and six territories of the U.S. are honored with 50 words from celebrities, historians, activists, conservationists, and politicians who call America home. Profound and inspiring, this is a book for everyone who has ever marveled at the beauty of the United States.

  • Author: National Geographic
  • Publisher: National Geographic (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1426221422
  • Dimensions: 10.25 x 1.25 x 10.25 inches

                 

8. prettycitynewyork: Discovering New York's Beautiful Places


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Travel Photography - August 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. The Rainbow Atlas: A Guide to the World’s 500 Most Colorful Places (Travel Photography Ideas and Inspiration, Bucket List Adventure Book)


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

Take a colorful tour of 500 eye-poppingly brilliant spots around the world with The Rainbow Atlas. Spanning natural phenomena, architectural wonders, art installations, and more, the contents of this book range from the pink salt lakes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to the eye-catching home façades of Cobh, Ireland. Spectacularly colorful and packed with dreamy photographs, The Rainbow Atlas introduces readers to the most vibrant landmarks the world has to offer. • Entries offer surprising facts and expert advice on when to visit these surreal settings. • Provides readers with hours of inspiration for their future adventures • Explore and learn about places like China's Rainbow Mountains and the colorful streets of Cape Town. The Rainbow Atlas is organized by longitude, creating fun and unexpected juxtapositions. Paired with stunning photographs of each location, The Rainbow Atlas advises readers of the best time of year to visit each spot and explains the particularities of each riotous rainbow locale. • Spectacularly colorful and packed with dreamy rainbow content • The perfect and unique gift for adventure seekers, color enthusiasts, photographers, rainbow chasers, travel addicts, and explorers everywhere • Add it to your collection of books like Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton; The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small by Kath Stathers; and The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair

  • Author: Taylor Fuller
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (May 5, 2020)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
  • ISBN: 978-1452182827
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.65 x 9.35 inches

                 

10. Patterns of India: A Journey Through Colors, Textiles, and the Vibrancy of Rajasthan


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

It’s the trip of a lifetime—a textile-based tour of colorful Rajasthan, India featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everyday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world. ”Get lost in the beauty of the photographs in  Patterns of India,  a striking journey through the colorful Indian state of Rajasthan.” —BuzzFeed Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture. Color is the thread that binds the vast country together, defining every aspect of life from religion and politics to food and dress. Organized by the five dominant colors royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory, and rose, this book explores how deeply color and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into every part of the culture. For instance, the fuchsia found in the draping fabric of a sari is matched by the vibrant chains of roses offered at temple, and the burnt orange spices in the marketplaces are reflected in the henna tattoos given to brides and wedding guests. While every color is imbued with meaning, it is often within the details of patterns that the full story comes to light. Photographer and writer Christine Chitnis spent over a decade traveling through, getting to know, and falling in love with the intricate patterns of everyday Rajasthani life. With history and culture-based essays woven throughout the more than 200 stunning photographs of architecture, markets, cuisine, art, textiles, and everyday goings-on, Patterns of India captures the beauty and essence of this unique part of the world.

  • Author: Christine Chitnis
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (March 3, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Asia
  • ISBN: 978-0525577096
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9.9 inches