Free PDF PhotoJourney Books


Each PhotoJourney book is in two parts - specific preparation for this photojourney, and then the Journey itself.

The preparation is about general planning for the Journey: what to take, tips on air travel, accommodation, etc, as well as information for this specific Journey. This is useful information for any photographic trip. Read it. Or skip it.

There is a free dedicated PDF eBook for General Planning. We use Travelfish.org when planning trips in South east Asia.



The Journey section contains a series of images followed by comments on these images. The comments give technical information on each image as well as Lessons to Learn. The comments are reflective, informative, whimsical, and, like the preparation section, are there to help someone who is thinking of taking a similar PhotoJourney.

Both sections have cross-reference links as well as links to external sites that I have found useful.

The PDF ebooks are available in 3 different image resolutions and hence 3 different file sizes. The ebook resolution is a good compromise between file size and image quality.

Planning for a PhotoJourney
This eBook indicates the preparation needed for the general planning for any PhotoJourney: what to take, planning tips on air travel, accommodation, etc,
The PDF eBooks:
  • a 120 megabyte 36 page high resolution image PDF document
  • a 7 megabyte 36 page ebook resolution image PDF document     <-- Best choice.
  • a 2 megabyte 36 page screen resolution image PDF document
The PDF has many internal cross-references as well as 40+ links to external sites.
  
Total downloads: 312
Iceland - a PhotoJourney (2012)
In September 2011, I was fortunate in being able to visit Iceland and to spend time photographing there. It is a WOW country!
The people are friendly, English is spoken everywhere, the cost is reasonable, eating is fun, getting around is easy. Life in Iceland is relaxed and enjoyable. And photographically it is an amazing country. It is definitely well worth the trip.
For the visitor, there is a very small window of tourism open as travelling becomes difficult without a 4wd once summer ends.
This PhotoJourney indicates the great photographic places that you should see if you visit Iceland.
The PDF eBooks:
  • a 450 megabyte 189 page high resolution image PDF document
  • a 60 megabyte 189 page ebook resolution image PDF document     <-- Best choice.
  • a 13 megabyte 189 page screen resolution image PDF document
The PDF has many internal cross-references as well as 100+ links to external sites.
This eBook contains the "Planning for a PhotoJourney" sections.

  
Total downloads: 370

Christmas Island - a PhotoJourney (2014)
In late June 2014, a friend and I visited the Australian Territory of Christmas Island, located 2600 km north-west of Perth, Western Australia, but just 360 km from Java. It has been called the "Galapagos of the Indian Ocean". Hot, humid, full of jungles and wildlife.
The rugged coastline, the ubiquitous Red, Blue and Robber Crabs, the easily accessible bird life, all make Christmas Island a great place for a photographer.
There are a number of pitfalls though if you are not prepared. So plan well before going.

This PhotoJourney indicates the typical iconic images that you should aim for if you visit Christmas Island.
This eBook is used by the Christmas Island Tourism Association and is available from their website.
It has been downloaded from there ~300 times (December 2016).

The PDF eBooks:
  • a 580 megabyte 190 page high resolution image PDF document
  • a 60 megabyte 190 page ebook resolution image PDF document     <-- Best choice.
  • a 14 megabyte 190 page screen resolution image PDF document
The PDF has many internal cross-references as well as 40+ links to external sites.
This eBook does NOT contain the "Planning for a PhotoJourney" sections. See separate eBook

  
Total downloads: 20 plus ~300 from CI Tourist Bureau (December 2016)

Koh Lipe - a mini snorkelling PhotoJourney (2015)
In early January 2015, my beloved and I returned from a holiday in Europe via an Island off the west coast of Thailand called Koh Lipe. We wanted a place to relax before starting work again, and I was interested in experimenting more with the underwater snorkelling photography I had started on Christmas Island. I had researched various Thai islands and this seemed ideal for relaxing and photography. The island exceeded my expectations for both aspects. Koh Lipe is a great place for underwater photography.

This mini PhotoJourney will help you to relax as well as take some stunning underwater photographs. So plan well before going.
The PDF eBooks:
  • a 325 megabyte 100 page high resolution image PDF document
  • a 26 megabyte 100 page ebook resolution image PDF document     <-- Best choice.
  • a 6 megabyte 100 page screen resolution image PDF document
The PDF has many internal cross-references as well as 100+ links to external sites.
This eBook does NOT contain the "Planning for a PhotoJourney" sections. See separate eBook

  
Total downloads: 259

Koh Libong - a snorkelling PhotoJourney (2016)
In January 2016, my beloved and I, along with two friends, went for 10 days holiday to an island off the west coast of Thailand called Koh Libong. We wanted a place to relax before starting work again, and I was interested in further experimenting with underwater snorkelling photography that I had started on Christmas Island, and continued on Koh Lipe. I had researched various Thai islands and this island seemed ideal for relaxing and also as a base for long-boat trips to other islands - Ko Lao Liang, Ko Kradan, Ko Rok and Ko Muk - for underwater snorkelling photography. The island was great for all of us, for relaxing and photography.

This snorkelling PhotoJourney will help you to relax as well as take some stunning underwater photographs. So plan well before going.
The PDF eBooks:
  • a 650 megabyte 335 page high resolution image PDF document
  • a 88 megabyte 335 page ebook resolution image PDF document     <-- Best choice.
  • a 24 megabyte 335 page screen resolution image PDF document
The PDF has many internal cross-references as well as 190+ links to external sites.
This eBook does NOT contain the "Planning for a PhotoJourney" sections. See separate eBook

  
Total downloads: 114

Kangaroo Island - a nature PhotoJourney (2015)
In February 2008, two of the authors spent a week or so on Kangaroo Island. In 2015 we, along with two friends, went back there for more sightseeing. The island has a great abundance of wildlife and natural scenery, so it is ideal for a PhotoJourney.

It is the third largest Australian island and is about 45 minutes by ferry south of the coast of South Australia. The ferry leaves from Cape Jervis which is about 2 hours south of Adelaide by coach. The island is 150+ kilometers across but with little public transport, so you will probably either need to take your car across on the ferry, or hire a car there.

It is worth it - Kangaroo Island is a great place for a nature-loving PhotoJourney.
The PDF eBooks:
  • a 450 megabyte 175 page high resolution image PDF document
  • a 60 megabyte 175 page ebook resolution image PDF document     <-- Best choice.
  • a 24 megabyte 175 page screen resolution image PDF document
The PDF has many internal cross-references as well as 120+ links to external sites.
This eBook does NOT contain the "Planning for a PhotoJourney" sections. See separate eBook

  
Total downloads: 106



Tasik Ria, Manado - a Diving PhotoJourney (2017)
In late 2015, the family of the principal author gave him a PADI diving course for his birthday, something he had wanted to do for a long time. Nothing happened except research, and a snorkelling holiday for the four authors to Koh Libong in early 2016. But in late 2016 the other male author said "Let's do it!" and we became diving buddies via a PADI course at Dolphin Scuba. Since early 2017, we have been knocking up the weekly dives and taking courses, so as to increase our experience and knowledge.

Dolphin Scuba had a very good value 8 day/7 nights tour to Manado in Sulawesi, Indonesia in June, and the four of us started planning to go. This eBook shows our adventure.
This is a work in progress

This eBook does NOT contain the "Planning for a PhotoJourney" sections. See separate eBook


Rottnest Island - a PhotoJourney (2014)
Each year the Workshop Camera Club makes a long-weekend photographic excursion to Rottnest Island in September. Rotto is 11 km long and about 4.5 km at its widest point and is easily explored via a bicycle. This, and the wonderful bird, marine and quokka population, means that it is an ideal place for a relaxed photographic holiday.
Given its popularity by the locals, it is necessary to plan for and book your Rotto trip well in advance.
This is a work in progress

This eBook does NOT contain the "Planning for a PhotoJourney" sections. See separate eBook





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