Photographing London is a new book by professional London-based photographer Richard Eaton that helps readers take fantastic photos of London’s iconic landmarks.
Containing 350 inspiring photographs of London, it’s a beautiful book for anyone interested in London. But what’s truly unique about Richard’s book is that each photograph contains a description of how and when it was taken, as well as maps showing the exact spot the photograph was taken from, making it easy for readers to capture their own stunning shots.
From Piccadilly Circus to Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London, all the main tourist sites are included, as well as other lesser known but equally picturesque London spots. Photography tips on composition and technique appear throughout the book, and Richard also includes a 20-page guide-within-the-guide at the back of the book covering the basics of photography.
Richard prepared the book with all users in mind, making Photographing London suitable for everyone from tourists using the camera on their mobile phones to more experienced photographers using the latest digital SLR or mirrorless cameras.
Richard’s guide is perfectly suited to eBook formats since readers can easily take the book with them to the many locations featured in the guide on their e-reader, tablet or mobile phone – and even use those same devices to practice the techniques and shots described in the book.
To ensure that the original layout was maintained with the photographs and maps on the same page, Richard decided to convert to fixed-layout eBook formats.Though readers are not able to change settings like font size and line spacing as they can in reflowable eBook formats, the ability to pinch-zoom pages makes it easy for readers to enlarge each page to see specific details on the photos and also enlarge the maps.
Thumbnail menus and a linked Contests page make it easy for readers to navigate to the various sections. Some platforms offer readers the ability to highlight the text and add notes to fixed-layout formats, and the eBook files are also searchable, so readers can search for specific locations or terms used in the guide.