Discover Spectacular Photography Locations With Long Valley Books

Long Valley Books have a wide range of photo location guidebooks to help you find the best places in the country to get spectacular shots. As they launch a new book on the North Yorkshire coast into the collection, here's why you should seriously consider buying a guidebook before your next trip.

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When you visit a new area for photography it’s hard to know where to start. You probably know about the ‘classic’ locations already, but what’s the easiest way to reach them? And what else does the area have to offer? Time is precious and you’d be disappointed if you got home only to find out there was a gem of a location just around the corner from where you were, or you’d driven straight past a fantastic viewpoint not knowing it was there.

 

Discover the UK’s finest locations with The Photographer’s Guides

Many photographers have discovered exciting new locations using The Photographer’s Guides series of location guide books.  Each book covers the top locations in the area, including both the classics and the hidden gems. There are currently nine books in the series:

  • The Photographer’s Guide to The North Yorkshire Coast (NEW for 2019!)
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Northumberland
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Cornwall
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Snowdonia & North Wales
  • The Photographer’s Guide to The Lake District
  • The Photographer’s Guide to Scotland (covering Skye, Glencoe & The Trossachs)
  • The Photographer’s Guide to The Peak District
  • The Photographer’s Guide to The Yorkshire Dales
  • The Photographer’s Guide to London

 

There are a variety of location types in each book, from the iconic to the unusual. You can expect to find tranquil lakes, epic mountain views, picturesque waterfalls, charming castles and dramatic coasts. Something for every photographer, no matter what your guilty pleasure!

 

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Discover spectacular locations like these

 

Never get lost again…

There’s nothing worse than missing a great sunset because you can’t find the location or a safe place to park your car. And we’ve all had trips where we’ve spent hours wandering the countryside looking for a well-hidden waterfall or viewpoint, only to go home empty handed. But you’ll never get lost again with these guidebooks - for every location, there are clear written directions, detailed annotated maps, OS grid references and the nearest postcode to use with your satnav (GPS coordinates for each location are also available online). Also listed is the closest and most appropriate place to park, so you won’t ever have to abandon your car in a questionable place.

 

Map examples

Detailed maps like these mean you'll never get lost again

 

All the information you need to get the best out of a location

Each location is illustrated with inspiring photography and contains useful information such as what time of day you get great light and what time of year it’s most attractive. There’s also specific practical advice where relevant, for example how to avoid the crowds at popular locations, when you’ll need your wellies to get the best compositions and places to avoid after snow or heavy rain. All this gives you the best chance of taking home some superb photos from your trip.

 

Location examples

Useful information and advice helps you get the best out of a location

 

At the start of each book, there's an overview map of the area, so you can easily see at a glance where all the locations are. This is a great help for planning trips, whether you’re just heading out with your camera for the day or exploring the area over a longer period of time.

 

Overview maps

Overview maps make light work of planning your photography trips

 

In addition, each guide contains general advice for the area as a whole, to help you get the most out of your trip and avoid any pitfalls. For example, how to handle security guards in London (they can be a bit disagreeable at times, so it’s best to know your rights), midges in Scotland (sometimes a problem, but easy to deal with when you know how) and the perils of limestone pavements in the Yorkshire Dales (they can be very challenging to negotiate in some conditions).

There’s also a reference section containing sunrise and sunset times for the area, along with a summary table for all the locations. This summary gives a star rating for photographic potential (perfect if you’re short on time and just want to see the top locations), how long it takes to get to from the parking place and a difficulty grading for the walk, so you know exactly what to expect before you set off.

 

Written for photographers by photographers

All the books are researched and written by Ellen Bowness, a passionate photographer and professional editor based in the beautiful Lake District. They’re published by Long Valley Books Limited, which was founded by Ellen in 2013. 

 

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As soon as the books were published, they started attracting reviews like these:

“This book is a great idea, and provides clear and concise information about the many beautiful photography points of interest in the Lake District.” - Emma Kay, ePHOTOzine, on the Lake District guide.

“These books do exactly what they set out to do. They are packed with useful information and are mercifully free of padding. The quality of the illustrations is very high with ‘signature’ images of many of the locations. At a convenient pocket size and a pocket-friendly price, these guides have my recommendation.” - David Hay, Landscape Photography Magazine

"Very well researched, good photography, very nicely put together and highly recommended." - Tim Parkin, Editor at OnLandscape Magazine

 

And, comments like these from photographers:

“Wish I’d had this book years ago. Used to great effect last week in the Lakes and visited places we had no idea existed. Several members of my photographic society have now bought their own after looking at my copy!” - Mr D Wallace on the Lake District guide

“Top locations, beautiful photos, maps, directions – saves hours of internet research. Invaluable.” - Mr T Adams on the Scotland guide

“This book is packed with info on the top spots in the Peak District - satnav, how far and how hard the walk is and easy directions to follow. Small enough to slip in your backpack. A must have for any photographer visiting the area.” - Mrs S Spalding on the Peak District guide

 

At the time of writing, the range has also over 200 five-star reviews on Amazon.co.uk.

 

Buy now to discover new and exciting photography locations!

You can buy direct from the publisher at Amazon or from Rigu (Rigu is a small camera accessories website based just down the road from Long Valley Books and is run by Ellen’s cousin). Or for more about Ellen and The Photographer’s Guides please visit the Long Valley Books website.

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