There’s no better way to get excited for your next trip than to crack open a book of travel photography. Who knows, maybe you’ll even be inspired to take a few photos yourself! 2016 has seen the publication of quite a few fantastic travel photography books, but in this article, we will recommend three of our favorites.
1. Ireland: A Luminous Beauty by Peter Harbison and Leslie Conron Carola
Lush meadows, rugged coastlines, and a rich history and mythology lurking behind every scene of beauty: Ireland is, without a doubt, any photographer’s dream. By placing an inspired focus on the soft island lighting of dusk and dawn of The Emerald Isle, however, Harbison and Carola managed to do something special and unique with one of the most extensively photographed lands on earth.
2. Lost in the Wilderness by Kalpesh Lathigra
This concept for this collection -- the legacy of South Dakota's 1890 Wounded Knee massacre -- might seem like a bummer compared to the lushness of A Luminous Beauty. But trust us, this is one red state that’s rocking it! Much like South Dakota itself, Lathigra’s work offers a mesmerizing beauty for those willing to take a look. The rugged and sparsely populated state is known for its rolling prairies, chaotic badlands, and, of course, the world-famous monument Mount Rushmore.
Enhancing the stark beauty of South Dakota is its fascinating and eerie history which lives on to this day. Lost in the Wilderness honors this history by centering on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, although Lathigra also branches out to surrounding areas and landscapes across South Dakota and Wyoming. Picking up this collection just might help you realize why over 13 million tourists travel to South Dakota every year. Visit Lost in the Wilderness’s Kickstarter page to get your copy while contributing to Kalpesh Lathigra’s self-publication of the collection.
3. 1000 Places to See Before You Die Wall Calendar 2017 by Patricia Schultz
Schultz first published the New York Times bestselling photo book 1000 Places to See Before You Die in 2003. Nowadays, she releases a daily calendar for every year, offering 365 breathtaking photos of incredible places (along with insightful information geared toward travelers.) 2017’s calendar was released last year, and its inspiring photography and pragmatic display have earned it a well-deserved spot on this list.
Feeling inspired by these unique example of travel photography? With your camera and your smart collapsable Barracuda bag, the world is yours for the taking. Head on over to the Barracuda homepage and browse our selection -- or continue exploring our blog for more exciting and informative travel tips.
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