Friday, June 10, 2016

Award Winning Book Giveaway! The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


This is the photography book of photography books when it comes to travel. The story tells the thoughts, ideas and workings of the photographer, and shows you the fruits of his labor too, all throughout this gorgeous piece of work!  That in itself is appealing, but the photos he takes are astounding, and some of the places he travels to are as well.

The book is chalk full of quality information too. The story of the little girl holding a lamb in Peru instantly comes to mind. Author and Photographer David Noyes warns that while that may be a photo tempting to take, that the chances are high the child is working too and will expect to be paid for that picture. He also acknowledges how such practice is not authentic...and that you can tell, is something he strives for continuously (and achieves well!) with his work.


The anecdotes that go with the photos make you feel like you are there, in the crowd, watching while the artist brings to life in a picture what he's thinking in his mind.

The discussion on photographing humans is one I hold to debate. While I agree wholeheartedly that it adds that element of authenticity to travel photos, I also know for me, it is something that is very hard to do. I don't want to offend, or incite someone with my camera, most especially in a foreign land, but even here at home too, so I don't intentionally photograph strangers. Pity... I can see too, because the photos Noyes has of people are engaging, and yes, authentic. They definitely serve to transport you to another land. There is one photo of  a woman in Kenya that I simply cannot quit staring at... the lifestyle of the woman is described without a word from her, it's all right there in the details of the picture.



The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography is a joy to own, and it would be an awesome gift idea as well. The work is magnificent and one to be appreciated, and I'm glad Mr. Noyes took the time to put it together in a book for us to enjoy.

There's a Giveaway!

NOTE: If you can't wait to see if you win, you can order now and use the coupon code FRIEND at checkout to receive a $5 discount and free shipping in the USA.


I love the over-sized softcover book and am very happy to have it as a part of my reading collection. You can learn more and purchase the book by visiting Mr. Noyes' website (it can also be purchased at Amazon.com). You can also follow him on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Would you like to own a copy of this book too? One lucky winner gets a copy to call his/her own! US/Canada only.

THE PHOTOGRAPHING TOURIST
A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography
By David Noyes
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Winner of Ten 2015 / 2016 Book Awards

It is award season in the independent book publishing business and first-time author and publisher David Noyes has been collecting high praise for, The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography (November 3, 2015). The growth of small publishing houses and self publishing has provided authors an opportunity to get their books published like never before, and leading up to the annual BookExpo America (Chicago, May11-13, 2016), the biggest book and author event for the North American publishing industry, independent book awards are one way for new talent to be discovered.

With nearly 1,400 entries from across the industry, the Independent Book Publishers Association Ben Franklin Awards represent one of the highest honors in independent publishing. Likewise, the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and the Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Book of the Year Awards, honor the year's best independently published titles.

Awards for The Photographing Tourist include:

Next Generation Indie Book Awards:
            First Place Grand Prize Winner for non-fiction
            Gold: Coffee Table Book/Photography
            Gold: Travel/Travel Guide
            Gold: Best Overall Design Non-Fiction

Independent Book Publishers Association —Benjamin Franklin Awards:
            Silver: Interior Design
            Silver: The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)

Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY)
            Bronze: Travel Essay

Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Book of the Year Awards:
            Finalist: Travel
            Finalist: Photography

North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA)
            Gold: Travel Book

Beautifully illustrated with more than 300 photographs from around the world, and featuring twelve magazine-style travel narratives, THE PHOTOGRAPHING TOURIST takes you on a journey to remote corners of our fascinating world.  Through a blend of tips, techniques, advice, anecdotes, and stories, Noyes will help you develop the well-trained eye of a travel photographer and inspire you to explore new places and cultures in more depth than a simple snapshot can reveal.

THE PHOTOGRAPHING TOURIST explores the photographic challenges of traveling on a guided or escorted tour—the “tour” in tourist.  For a photographer, traveling as a tourist presents many challenges, the most significant is the constraint of an itinerary.  “Meet back on the bus in 30 minutes” are dreaded words if you hope to create beautiful photography in an unfamiliar place.  That doesn’t mean that you can’t produce great photography on a tour; it just means you need to appreciate your travel experience and make the most of the thirty minutes, hour, or two hours you have before moving on to the next location.
Filled with Noyes’ stories about isolated cultures, exploring local life, and challenging personal adventures, this storytellers guide to travel and photography reads like an eight-month collection of your favorite travel magazine.  From environmental portraits and local lifestyles, to landmarks and sacred places, the chapters explore different photographic subjects that a tourist photographer will encounter.  Sprinkled throughout the book are also technical shorts with valuable information on elements of design, composition, depth of filed, exposure, using lines, and developing a point of view.

The Photographing Tourist was written to be a timeless book that is as much about the experience of traveling as a photographer, as it is the techniques of travel photography. You will learn to think differently about travel and photography and to investigate a destination as part of the human condition. Above all, this book will encourage you to truly cherish your chance encounters as you photograph the world. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DAVID NOYES
As a travel writer and photographer, David Noyes has been fortunate to visit some of the world’s great places and has been touched by both the beauty and tragedy of the human condition. He has received numerous awards for his photography and travel writing including the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) Travel Photographer of the Year, three consecutive years, and two prestigious Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism.

A graduate of R.I.T. and Harvard University, David started his career as a corporate and advertising photographer. He was also the founding publisher and editor of two award-winning lifestyle and travel magazines, including AAA Western and Central New York’s membership magazine. In 2013, David launched Innocent Eyes Project, Inc., a United States-based nonprofit corporation that supports child education programs in the developing world.  He lives in Buffalo, New York.

TITLE:  The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller’s Guide to Travel and Photography
AUTHOR:  David Noyes
ISBN:  978-0-9965239-0-5


PUBLICATION DATE:  November 3, 2015

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54 comments:

Chloe Crabtree said...

Sounds like a lovely book to read, and of course the photography must be stunning. This would make a great gift for my father in law who has been enjoying travelling the world.

Melisa said...

That book sounds really awesome. Good luck to all who enter!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I've learned that David helped AAA Western and Central New York develop a custom publishing capability and launch their award winning AAA club magazine Member Connection, as the founding editor and publisher. His work as a travel writer, photographer, and storyteller has taken him to some of the most remote and exotic places on Earth.

Michelle Gwynn Jones said...

This is interesting. I am taking a photography class now.

Mom Knows Best said...

Looks like a cool book. The photos sound awesome.

Amy Jones said...

Relaxed afernoon, a cup of coffee and this book. Please

Elizabeth O. said...

Such a lovely collection of pictures. This is definitely a book you'll want to have. It's nice to see the world through someone's eyes!

Inspiring Kitchen said...

This sounds like a lovely book. I would love to win this for my husband.

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah, I always try and never take shots of strangers too. Animals are easier, they don't care lol

Azlin Bloor said...

Looks like a great collection and book. I agree with the fear of offending folks while taking their photos. We did encounter a bit of that in North Africa.

Carol Cassara said...

We are all amateur photogs now, aren't we? This looks like a wonderful book to spend an hour or two with. Thanks for calling it to our attention!

Cynthia Nicoletti said...

Great giveaway. Looks like a great read.

Nicole Escat said...

This book sound interesting. I would like to join this giveaway. Thanks for sharing this!

The real lifevideofootage Guy said...

Photography is one of my passions. This book is a must have! I love the idea of looking at these pictures and imagining I'm right there!

Heather OCain said...

Looks like a beautiful book! The photos look great!

Elizabeth Towns said...

I love this kind of book, for the amazing photography and the chance to visit the world through the eyes of the artist. Inspiring!

laborders2000 said...

Love this idea and book. I am trying to document more with pictures of our travels.

binabug said...

Sprinkled throughout the book are also technical shorts with valuable information on elements of design, composition, depth of filed, exposure, using lines, and developing a point of view...not only are there beautiful pictures but also a helping hand on how to get that great picture

The Mid Life Guru said...

It is always great to learn photography tips from an expert!!

Colette S said...

That looks like a fascinating read Rosey

She Joh said...

This book looks like it has a lot of useful information and the pictures are stunning.

Ana Fernandez said...

I love photography and would love to take a look at this one!

Go Bronson! said...

Those are some good, clean, crisp photos and you can see the talent as well as the imagination rolling around those places! I would love to do something like this myself so it is inspirational

Life With Kathy said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I love books that are full of photos that are very beautiful. This sounds like my kind of book!

alissa apel said...

I learned that it contains Field Notes from PUSHKAR GYPSY GIRL.

Christina Aliperti said...

I love learning about photography. I would love to add this book to my collection. The photos look amazing.

Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu said...

The authors site is amazing! I love the color theme and the amazing photos filled to the brim with emotion and great moments captured. This book looks like a great buy. I so happy for the success of the book.

Binky said...

Photographing people in foreign counties can be a touchy thing, especially if you expect them to pose for you.

Doran HauteBeautyGuide said...

I would love to win this book! It looks stunning.

Theresa Mahoney said...

The book looks lovely! I find myself following more travel type photographers on Instagram. I am sure that I would love the book, filled with amazing shots of amazing places!

Anonymous said...

I like this book, it talks about photography. What a nice giveaway, this is a must-have to all photo-lovers.

Tiffany said...

This looks an awesome book for travel photographers! I always enjoy seeing great photos of places around the world.

~ Noelle said...

This looks like a great coffee table book!!!!
I love anything to do with photography!

Terri Beavers said...

I can only imagine that the photos are breathtaking I'd love to check this book out to own one for myself.

Mandy 'n' Justin said...

I liked his images of the Yucatan! So beautiful and colorful! :)

A. B. said...

Reading about Mr. Noyes's background, journey, and numerous accolades was fascinating-- I was completely absorbed just by the "About [the author]" section of his website! I can only begin to imagine how captivating this book must be.
One thing that was interesting for me to read about was Mr. Noyes's involvement in a feature for the China Travel Channel, which aired during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. Creating the book was truly a labor of love...and a lot of hard work ;-) If you don't happen to be lucky this time, come back to my site and enter FRIEND in the coupon code and receive a $5 discount and free shipping in the USA.

mail4rosey said...

I'll place this info. in the post. If it has an expiration date, just let me know. Your book is absolutely stunning and everyone who sees it LOVES it!! Very well done, congrats!!

Julie Waldron said...

I learned that he's won several Travel Journalism Awards.

Julie Waldron said...

Sorry I forgot to put my name I entered under in the "Enter Another Giveway" widget. It's Julie Waldron

LeAnn Harbert said...

I liked the story about Tibet.

Angie Nichols said...

He is an amazing photographer and story teller. I loved his story of " The Old Man".

Edna Williams said...

I learned that by the 15th century, Islam had become the dominant religion throughout the entire Taklamakan region.

Denise S. said...

In 2011, David helped AAA Western and Central New York develop a custom publishing capability and launch their award winning AAA club magazine Member Connection, as the founding editor and publisher.

Anonymous said...

This book would bring our world to my home since I will probably never get to see some of these wonderful places.
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Susan Smoaks said...

i enjoyed the nepal gallery. they are beautiful pictures.

Katherine Riley said...

David and his partner Sean Ward, launched their award winning Experience Outdoors magazine.

Philip Lawrence said...

That he longed to go to Tibet for almost 30 years before actually getting there to photograph things.

RICHARD HICKS said...

I learned that he launched in 2013 nonprofit corporation Innocent Eyes Project, Inc

cindiizzy said...

I loved all the cultural themes!

Trisha McKee said...

I love the stories that accompany the pictures. Amazing art and a great way to reach out.

Buddy Garrett said...

I like that with every book purchase a donation is made to Innocent Eyes.

David Noyes said...

Congratulations to the winner. Your book is on the way! Also available on Amazon.com or at noyestravels.com. Thanks for your interest! David Noyes

mail4rosey said...

Just added Amazon to the review. Thanks for the opportunity to help promote such a great book!