Seattle photographer David Barnes recently published his first e-book through iocolor. Barnes’s e-book, Seattle Through Your Lens: A Practical Guide to Photographing Seattle, combines his knowledge of both the city and photography with the portability of the e-book format. Using GPS locations provided in the book, readers guide themselves to the city’s most photogenic spots.

iocolor expands its services

Barnes initially contacted iocolor because of our extensive experience printing photography books. As the project developed, however, it became clear that a more portable format would better fit his vision. So, we switched gears and undertook the creation and publication of the e-book, Seattle Through Your Lens.

While iocolor will always be committed to paper, we’re by no means technophobic. Our main focus will continue to be printing for fine illustrated books, but our expanded offerings will aid photographers, artists, and other creative professionals considering the e-book format to supplement, or even substitute for, their printed work.

Seattle Through Your Lens provides a Seattle native’s insights into the city

David Barnes highlights some common tourist spots, but also includes his favorite hidden locations. A map of the city and clickable GPS locations for each site accompany the 173 images, allowing readers to tour the city using their iPad or other electronic device. Aside from a map and GPS locations, below each image is the technical information detailing how it was shot and practical photography tips, applicable to both new and experienced photographers. The e-book can be viewed and purchased on the iTunes store.

David Barnes will guest post on the ioBlog next week

David Barnes’s professional photography career spans 40 years. He specializes in corporate/industrial, travel, stock photography, and photojournalism. With such a long and noteworthy career, David undoubtedly knows a thing or two about photography. We’ve asked him to share some of that valuable knowledge with us here. Come back next week for David’s photography tips!

For more information on David, visit his website.