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Photographing The Lake District is a full and comprehensive guide to shooting in one of the most beautiful places in the UK.
The book is split into the different areas of the lakes, much like a guide book, making it really easy to find your destination, or indeed to find one that you like the look of to explore. There is also a detailed technique section at the back of the book.
At the beginning of the book, there is an introduction to the area, and the Lake District National Park, along with a whole host of useful information for travellers and photographers including road conditions, getting there by bus and train, seasonal highlights, weather conditions and monthly average temperatures along with monthly averages for frost, rain and other weather related issues.
Each area of the lakes has a map at the start of its section, and the book then goes through all the most worthwhile sites and locations in that area. Each site/location has a single or double page spread, detailing what to shoot there and the best viewpoints, along with how to get there including parking facilities grid references. There is also accessibility information, the best time of year/day to visit the location and suggestions of useful techniques with page references to the techniques section.
Overall, this is an extremely useful and well thought out book, for any photographer or indeed outdoor enthusiast looking to learn more about photogenic locations in the Lake District. It's split in to colour coded area sections, making it easy to find the part of the book you're interested in. The book even includes a handy sun position compass chart, sun elevation through the year, average sunrise/sunset times and length of daylight hours on the cover sleeve, all helping you to plan your shoot.
The book is also filled with loads of beautiful images by Stuart, showing you what is possible if you have the knowledge of photography and the area. A really great title that will no doubt prove a handy guide for any photographer interested in learning about and improving their Lake District photography.
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