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Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains

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By Nick Livesey

With a foreword by Sir Chris Bonington

Snowdonia is one of the most accessible mountain areas in the UK and photographer Nick Livesey knows it better than most. Having lived in the heart of Snowdonia for the last five years, Nick walks these hills and mountains with his camera most days.

In Photographing The Snowdonia Mountains, Nick shares his knowledge guiding us around the best mountain walks, short walks and roadside locations for mountain photography.

Fifteen of the best mountain walks for photography in Snowdonia are described by route descriptions and detailed contoured maps, along with photographic advice for each walk. Also described are ten roadside locations and short walks that have the best mountain views for those who don’t want a full day out or don’t want to walk far, also included are true roadside locations for those who are less mobile.

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Description

This hillwalking and photo-location guidebook features stunning mountain photography that provides inspiration and motivation, as well as being studies in composition and light to learn from.

Included are chapters on mountain safety and equipment, planning a day in the mountains, wild camping, photography technique and equipment, and where to stay, eat and drink.

As a bonus Nick describes his mountain life, his hillwalking companions and his inspirations such as the legendary mountain photographer, W. A. Poucher.

This is fotoVUE’s second Mountain series book (the first was Photographing The Dolomites by James Rushforth), and our tenth publication. A series of fotoVUE Mountain books are in preparation.

Featuring

  • 15 of the best mountain walks for photography in Snowdonia
  • 10 roadside locations and short walks with the best mountain views
  • Detailed contoured maps, directions and co-ordinates for each walk
  • Best seasons and time of day to visit including a sun compass
  • Mountain Photography Advice
  • Advice on Mountain Safety and Gear
  • Wild Camping advice and locations
  • Accommodation and best pubs
  • Essays on mountain life

 

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Additional information

Edition

First

Cover

Paperback

Extent

288 pages

ISBN

978-0-9929051-9-4

Publication Date

December 2018

Size

189mm high x 246mm wide

Published by

fotoVUE

Retail price

£25

1 review for Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim Scanlan (verified owner)

    In something of a departure for fotoVUE, Nick Livesey’s “Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains” is as much a hill walking guidebook as a photo location guide. In my opinion, this works superbly, showcasing Nick’s deep love of the the national park’s mountains as well as his skill as a landscape photographer.

    Many of us in the landscape photography community are familiar with Nick’s work and his journey of discovery since moving to North Wales. It’s an uplifting story made all the better by his incredible skill with a camera and his deception in being on the hill all year round, whatever the weather may throw at him.

    “Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains” is a triumph for both Nick and fotoVUE and I’m really pleased to have added this volume to my rapidly growing collection from this fantastic publisher.

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