After spending an afternoon wandering through Stockholm’s Fotografiska photography museum (highly recommended, by the way!), I began to exit through that strategically placed gift shop when something caught my eye–as something always does. “Hide in Plain Sight: 100 inspiring ways to improve your travel photography.” I picked up the little blue book and started flipping though its pages. I was expecting another book about camera gear I can’t afford or tricky technological tips dealing with focus and exposure and ISO. But that wasn’t what I found.
Instead I found a well-written book that divulges insight about asking strangers for photos (my weakness!), capturing objects in motion, finding interesting frames, seeking out coordinating colors… All of these simple ideas that apply to both iPhone and DSLR photography. Ideas that don’t require expensive lenses or cameras. Just simple, creative ways to change the way you view the world through your lenses.
I quickly found myself handing my credit card over to the cashier because this book just had to be mine. And it was the last copy.
The next day, the dreaded four hour flight back to Madrid flew by (literally) because I couldn’t put the book down. I read it cover to cover in one sitting.
I really love its sleek design, beautiful photos and short, but helpful tips that include real life examples and experiences by the well-traveled author, Jens Lennartsson. In addition to advice, after every 25 tips, there is a photography challenge with suggestions on how to accomplish it.
Since reading the book, I’ve felt so eager to grab my camera and go for a walk around my neighborhood because I have so many new techniques to apply and ideas to exercise. I have found myself looking through my lenses with a totally new perspective—one that is helping me to grow into a more well-rounded, creative photographer.
SO, if this book is something you may be interested in, I have a great opportunity for you! I’ve partnered with author Jens Lennartsson and his publishing company, New Heroes and Pioneers, to give away a free copy of Hide in Plain Sight to a follower!
You can read the first 10 tips HERE if you need further convincing as to why you really need this book.
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