For over a decade, Shenandoah National Park has been my escape. I have spent countless days and nights wandering its trails and photographing its peaks, valleys, and skies. This photography guide is the product of years of research and exploring this part of the Appalachian Mountains. In over 40 pages packed with tips and over 30 images (with camera settings for every photograph), I will show you the best spots to make engaging and memorable photographs of the stunning Central District of the park.
Invaluable Guide for Photographers
As a professional photographer who has visited Shenandoah National
Park over four decades, I found Brendon Adkins’ Shenandoah National
Park Photography Guide Central District to be a well organized
resource brimming with useful information for photographers and hikers
of any level. The guide offers unique technical advice along with
suggestions for the most opportune times, places and angles to capture
stellar images. It even suggests camera settings for shooting the stars and
capturing images of the Milky Way.
The guide is practically divided in topics that appeal to a diversity
of interests. All recommended locations are pinpointed by milepost
along Skyline Drive. One section describes scenic overlooks for those
who stalk Shenandoah’s famous vistas. Another offers advice for
shooting some of the many waterfalls in the Central District. For more
adventurous photographers, the book includes hiking times and best
angles for ridge top hikes. Information on flora and fauna reminds us
to be aware of surprising details you may encounter on the trails.
Brendon Adkins walks the walk of his well written photo and hiking
advice. The photos throughout the book are strikingly beautiful, well
composed and interesting to the finest detail. I would not travel
Shenandoah National Park without his book by my side...or in digital
form in my phone.
This book gives excellent guidance for photography (and even just hiking) in Shenandoah National Park. Concise information and easy-to-follow directions.
Just what I needed
I am passing the area twice this year, and I do not have a lot of time to scout and worry. This book answered so many of my questions. I would like to see something for the north and south districts.