Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty

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Thomas Bachand's stunning photographs of Lake Tahoe capture the allure and fragility of this beloved leisure destination. This monograph of fine art landscape photography has become the best selling contemporary book of photography on Lake Tahoe, not only expressing the beauty of Lake Tahoe but examining it as a microcosm of the environmental challenges confronting our time. [more...]

Hardcover: 10-3/4 x 9-3/8 in; 176 pp ; 80 color photographs

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Tahoe Resources: My exploration and research on Lake Tahoe has led me to many interesting educational and scientific resources on Tahoe and its environs. For a list of articles and web links click here to visit the Tahoe Resources page.

A Vagabond World: Essays From A Solo Journey Around The Globe

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In his first book, A Vagabond World, Thomas Bachand conveys the poignance, import, and changing dynamics of long-term travel by recounting a two-year solo circumnavigation of the globe. Whether negotiating for a battered car in New Zealand, meeting the Dalai Lama in India, or viewing America through the eyes of a frontiersman in the Grand Canyon, the around the world trip depicted in this book is a rite of passage that turns the outward experience inward so as to examine ourselves and our place in the world. Once we buy the ticket, all of our life is transformed. [more...]

Softcover: 6 x 9 in; 278 pp

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Grand Ambitions

This feature aritcle describes a journey through the American southwest where an ambitious society inhabites a prehistoric landscape. Beneath a veneer of modern conveniences lies a harsh environment shaped by the forces of time.

Author's and Artist's Guide To The Book Contract

By explaining the publisher's agreement in lay person's terms, this comprehensive review of the book contract allows authors, writers, and artists to more fully understand the book publishing business. Both the publishing process and the economics of publishing are reviewed, including royalties and advances and how they are derived. The key sections of the typical book contract are thoroughly explained in plain English.

Photography and Technology Reviews

These reviews first appeared in ASMP News and on the American Society of Media Photographers, Northern California Chapter web site.

Photography and Environment Blog

Contemporary landscape photography's insights and observations reach far beyond the natural environment. A close examination of the land will often reveal more about ourselves as individuals, communities, and society at large. This blog is a discussion the photographic palette, the land, and the stories within.

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