Join Scott Bourne on a trip down memory lane. Americana photography is one of the fastest-growing segments of the photo industry. Learn why this photography style is so popular, what gear you need to be successful while photographing Americana, how to get the right shots, what to shoot and where to shoot it…
If you talk to photographers, they often discuss their use of cameras and their love of photography by describing WHAT they photograph. “I’m a wildlife photographer,” or “I’m a landscape photographer,” etc.
More and more the phrase “I photograph Americana.”
Why is this type of photography popular? There are several reasons. If you live anywhere in the United States you probably have easy access to yard sales, museums, ghost towns, junkyards and any number of places where people have collected “stuff” from the past. That easy access means more photo opportunities that don’t require signing up for a workshop or getting on a plane to go “somewhere.” In fact the appeal for many photographers is simply this is the stuff you can shoot in your own neighborhood.
Humans are born gatherers. We like to collect things. Every culture throughout civilization has shared a passion for such activities. It’s only natural that photographers want to collect photographs about the past.
To learn more about Americana Photography check out the book –
It’s 69 Pages – containing 59 images and 11 illustrations.
Available on Scibd
Also available through Apple on the iBook Store
Book Design And Layout By Richard Harrington
First Edition Published by Think Tap Learn
Copyright 2016, Scott Bourne – All Rights Reserved.
In association with Photofocus.com
For information on Americana Photography Workshops contact [email protected]
Special thanks to Rick Sammon for contributing, and to Rich Harrington for layout work.
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