Light Travel: Photography on the Go

Tom Dempsey

Tom Dempsey, a 1975 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School, is a professional photographer whose work has been published in Sierra and National Geographic magazines, Moon and Rough Guides travel books, and elsewhere. Now he’s published this remarkable book, which combines the qualities of a magnificent coffee table book with a readable and understandable guide to digital photography for the novice or intermediate photographer. He not only offers photographic tips, but also provides travel tips for some of the more than 20 countries he has visited in the past 30 years. For recent converts to digital photography he provides complete guidance to lightweight equipment, picking a camera, photographic composition, focusing, exposure and image editing. He also suggests exciting places to visit—a new state or another country. The reader will find 226 photographs throughout the book that illustrate Dempsey’s goal of revealing the beauty of our world in a way that can inspire environmental preservation and sustainable living. You can get a sense of his beautiful photography and order the book at his Web site,