My Two Books on Photographing the Utah National Parks Are in Print

The ebook I wrote on getting good photos is now available in print. For the print version, I broke the material down into two books, one on Photographing Zion and Bryce Canyon, the other for Photographing Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef.

These two aren’t coffee table books, there’s tons of detail on shot locations, composition, trails, etc., and publishing all that material on high grade photo paper would have cost $50+. So separating the content into two books got the price down.

I did take the opportunity to do some rewrites and to enhance the resolution on the ebook versions. But most of the work was just getting my print on demand publisher, Xlibris, to understand that a photo-related book requires more in the way of thoughtful layout and big images than the average novel or non-fiction.

Those of you who are into landscape photography of the Southwest will know how unique these Utah parks are. Each has tons of marquee locations that are worth a few hours of your time. And many of these locations really pull out the best in you as a photographer. That’s who so many photo master classes go to these spots.

I don’t try to make either book a comprehensive guide for the parks that are featured. There are plenty of books that list every little photo location. I am going for something more in-depth. I chose 6 or 8 locations at each park that will yield the most kick-ass shots. So for each location, I talk about the photo-related issues you’ll deal with to get an image you’ll be proud of.

The two books will be useful for anyone who is into photography regardless of the equipment they’re packing. And I avoid the tech-talk. Instead, each book reads like a conversation you might have with photo enthusiasts on a photo tour. But instead of a photo tour guide who has done all that research, I’ve pulled together the details.

Images from the book (plus alternative shots)

Zion National Park

 From Arches NP

Bryce Canyon

Additional Images 

Calf Canyon, near Escalante, Grand Staircase National Monument

Calf Canyon, near Escalante, Grand Staircase National Monument

Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands

Mesa Arch Sunrise, Canyonlands

Buck Canyon Overlook, Canyonlands

Buck Canyon Overlook, Canyonlands

Cathedrals of the Sun and Moon, Capital Reef National Park

Cathedrals of the Sun and Moon, Capital Reef National Park

 

To order from Amazon:

Photographing Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Photographing Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks

 

3 Comments on “My Two Books on Photographing the Utah National Parks Are in Print

  1. Hey, I wanted so much to get these two books out by summer. But my guess is you got some great shots anyway! May is a nice time to be around Moab.

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