Nick Rains’s new book (his 10th) encompasses 30 plus years of photography experience within one cover. Nick discusses how he achieves the sorts of travel photos that earned him the award of Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 (Australian Insitute of Professional Photography) from the point of view of practical problem solving rather than what aperture or lens to use. Whilst there are some necessary technical ‘breakouts’, the main drive of the book is looking at how travel and documentary images are created and what thought processes go on before, during and after shooting along with some anecdotes from Nick’s travels.


  1. Get in Close
  2. Events
  3. Anticipation
  4. Stakeout
  5. Sun and Moon
  6. Long Exposures
  7. Quality of Light
  8. Aerial
  9. Patterns
  10. Landscapes
  11. B+W
  12. Street
  13. Weather
  14. Scale
  15. Light Modifiers
  16. Interiors
  17. Portraits
  18. Sensitivity
  19. Perspective
  20. Detail
  21. Planning
  22. Guides
  23. Consent
  24. Colour
  25. Cityscapes

Plus 12 breakouts on Smartphones, Shutter Speeds, Exposure, Lenses, Apertures, ISO, Laptops, Filters, HDR, DoF, White Balance and Tripods.

208 pp, casebound.

Books are available from all good bookstores but if you would like a signed copy you can order one here. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery because Nick is frequently out of town and will need to return before he can personally sign your book.

AUD69.65 including postage within Australia

AUD79.95 including postage to outside Australia.