Digital cameras are now in widespread use throughout the photographic community, and communications technology is such that digital images captured on one side of the world can be transmitted instantly to the opposite side. They can even be colour corrected, cropped or manipulated on laptops or handheld PCs before being uploaded. As a consequence, more and more professional travel photographers are choosing, or being commissioned, to shoot digitally. And as sophisticated, high-quality digital cameras fall in price, so amateur photographers are going digital, too. This book answers the need for a practical handbook to help photographers get to grips with file downloads, back-ups, portable storage media, laptop and palmtop PCs, mobile phones, file transfer via email or FTP, GPS receivers, batteries, chargers and power packs. With its guidance on preparation as well as on how to use digital equipment when on location, On The Road With Your Digital Camera will become the 'bible' for all mobile digital photographers.
Michael Freeman is an international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture and Asian art. He has been principal photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for many years, and has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. He has written more than 20 photographic books, including the best-selling Complete Guide to Digital Photography.