PhotoSecrets Gotland

A Photographer’s Guide

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GOTLAND
A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson

Photos

The North Trench of VisbyEn-Cas-de-soleil/Wikipedia

Gotland

200 views to photograph
Galgberget [Visby]Hannes Grobe/Wikipedia
Hesselby Railway MuseumGerhardnl/Wikipedia
The Main Square and Södra Kyrkogatan, VisbyJerzy Kociatkiewicz/Wikipedia
Stora Karlsö LighthouseHelen Simonsson/Wikipedia
Visby Cathedral at duskArkland/Wikipedia
The Wallers square, VisbyHelen Simonsson/Wikipedia
Broa WindmillRooboo/Wikipedia
The Coffee Kettle RaukarKarl Brodowsky/Wikipedia
Dämba WindmillBoberger/Wikipedia
Dunbodi General Store MuseumBengt Oberger/Wikipedia
Enholmens fästningArkland/Wikipedia
Fårö LighthouseAxelode/Wikipedia
The Fish Oil TowerŻeglarz/Wikipedia
Hans Krok’s crossHelen Simonsson/Wikipedia
Langhammaren raukKarl Brodowsky/Wikipedia
Langhammars WindmillSchorle/Wikipedia
The Large Beach GateW Carter/Wikipedia
Megalithic tomb GnisvärdW Carter/Wikipedia
När LighthouseSchorle/Wikipedia
The Saint George GateArtifex/Wikipedia
The Silver Cap/KamesJonaldos/Wikipedia
The Snäckgärds GateW Carter/Wikipedia
Stone ships GnisvärdN Stjerna/Wikipedia
Stora Hammars stonesBerig/Wikipedia
Västerhejde ChurchKarl Brodowsky/Wikipedia
Visby CathedralBeckstet/Wikipedia
Visby city wallArtifex/Wikipedia
Windmill at Bunge MuseumWolfgang Sauber/Wikipedia
Atlingbo ChurchW Carter/Wikipedia
Bro [Gotland]Arkland/Wikipedia
The Castle WallW Carter/Wikipedia
The Coin HouseW Carter/Wikipedia
The East GateHajotthu/Wikipedia
Ganthem ChurchW Carter/Wikipedia
Gotland MuseumW Carter/Wikipedia
Gotlands KonstmuseumBoberger/Wikipedia
GrogarnsbergetSchorle/Wikipedia
The Gunpowder TowerGodewind/Wikipedia
The Häggska house, VisbyHelen Simonsson/Wikipedia
Hejde ChurchW Carter/Wikipedia
Hemse ChurchArtifex/Wikipedia
Kräklingbo ChurchKarl Brodowsky/Wikipedia
Lau [Gotland]Arkland/Wikipedia
The Liljehornska house, Strandgatan, VisbyRolfkallman/Wikipedia
Little Bjärs Grave FieldHelen Simonsson/Wikipedia
Lojsta CastleGotogo/Wikipedia
Machine gun bunker near BruceboArkland/Wikipedia
The Mill TowerArtifex/Wikipedia
The North GateW Carter/Wikipedia
The old pharmacy, Strandgatan, VisbyJohannes Jansson/Wikipedia
Ruin of St. Catherine’s Church, VisbyŻeglarz/Wikipedia
Ruin of St. Drotten’s Church, VisbyWolfgang Sauber/Wikipedia
Ruin of St. Nicholas’ Church, VisbyArkland/Wikipedia
The School GateW Carter/Wikipedia
The Small Beach GateW Carter/Wikipedia
The South GateW Carter/Wikipedia
Stenkyrka ChurchArkland/Wikipedia
Stora KarlsöNeekoh Fi/Wikipedia
Tingstäde ChurchArkland/Wikipedia
Väskinde ChurchArtifex/Wikipedia
Väte ChurchW Carter/Wikipedia
The Well GateW Carter/Wikipedia

Maps

Map of Gotland

Contents

About PhotoSecrets

 
 
 

Foreword

A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Welcome

Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at ahudson@photosecrets.com.

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.

Introduction

At a Glance

Name:Gotland
Travel:Sweden’s fifth largest tourist destination (2001)
GPS:57.5, 18.55

Gotland Gutland in the local dialect Gutnish, is a province, county, municipality, and diocese of Sweden. It is Sweden’s largest island. The province includes the small islands of Fårö and Gotska Sandön to the north, as well as the even smaller Karlsö Islands (Lilla and Stora) to the west. The population is 58,003, of which about 23,600 live in Visby, the main town. The island of Gotland and the other areas of the province of Gotland make up less than one percent of Sweden’s total land area.

The island’s main sources of income are agriculture along with food processing, tourism, information technology services, design, and some heavy industry such as concrete production from locally mined limestone. From a military viewpoint, it occupies a strategic location in the Baltic sea.

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Index

More Info

More information will be available from:

  • App (coming sometime)
  • ebook (coming sometime)
  • Printed book (coming sometime)