PhotoSecrets Algeria

A Photographer’s Guide

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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson



65 views to photograph
Grand Erg OrientalElcèd77/Wikipedia
Juba II TombZil/Wikipedia
Sandstone cliffs, Sahara DesertPichugin Dmitry/Shutterstock
View from plaza, Maqam EchahidMehnimalik/Wikipedia
View of ConstantineAmine Ghrabi/Flickr
Villa AbdullatifSofilou/Shutterstock
Bab el Oued fountainMouh2jijel/Wikipedia
Béjaïa WaterfallAmine Ghrabi/Flickr
Casbah of AlgiersYves Jalabert/Wikipedia
Christian quarter, DjémilaHarmony Lameche/Wikipedia
El-Kantara BridgeFaten Aggad/Wikipedia
From Jardin d’Essai, Maqam EchahidYelles/Wikipedia
Macellum, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia
Mansourah [Algeria]Yelles/Wikipedia
Passerelle Sidi-M’CidAnna Stryjewska/Wikipedia
Rhumel Canyon and three bridgesLouadfel/Wikipedia
Road in BéjaïaAmine Ghrabi/Flickr
Rock in sand, Tassili n’AjjerJetske/Flickr
View from a bridge, Maqam EchahidPoudou99/Wikipedia
Beni Hammad FortFdebbi/Wikipedia
Grand Post OfficePatrick Gruban/Wikipedia
Great Mosque of AlgiersLudovic Courtès/Wikipedia
Jardin d’Essai du HammaYelles/Wikipedia
Ksar, TimimounTaguelmoust/Wikipedia
Minaret of MansourahNoureddine Gori/Wikipedia
Roman Theater, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia
from south, Notre Dame d’AfriqueMehnimalik/Wikipedia
Tassili National ParkMagharebia/Wikipedia
Trans-Rhumel ViaductUrizzato/Wikipedia
Botanical Garden HammaLudovic Courtès/Wikipedia
Hippo RegiusOris/Wikipedia
Ketchaoua MosqueTrippiit/Wikipedia
from Lycée el Arkam el Makhzoumi, Notre Dame d’AfriqueYelles/Wikipedia
Pont Sidi RachedYelles/Wikipedia
Side, Notre Dame d’AfriqueMagharebia/Wikipedia
Statue 2, Maqam EchahidDavid Bjorgen/Wikipedia
Arch of Caracalla, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia
Basilica on Forum, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia
Christian baptismal area, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia
Dey’s PalaceDamien Boilley/Flickr
Forum, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia
Forum with Capitolium, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia
Front, Notre Dame d’AfriqueToufik Lerari/Wikipedia
Statue 1, Maqam EchahidDavid Bjorgen/Wikipedia
Statue 3, Maqam EchahidDavid Bjorgen/Wikipedia
Temple of Gens Septimia, DjémilaYelles/Wikipedia


Map of Algeria

Map of Algiers


  • Back matter
  • About PhotoSecrets



    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.


    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

    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.


    At a Glance

    GPS:28, 2
    Officially:People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
    Fame:Largest country in Africa
    Official languages:Arabic, Berber
    Independence from France:1962
    Population:40,400,000 (est, 2016)
    Time zone:CET (UTC+1)

    Algeria officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country’s far north. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been President since 1999.

    Ancient Algeria has known many empires and dynasties, including ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Idrisid, Aghlabid, Rustamid, Fatimids, Zirid, Hammadids, Almoravids, Almohads, Spaniards, Ottomans and the French colonial empire. Berbers are the indigenous inhabitants of Algeria.

    Algeria is a regional and middle power. The North African country supplies large amounts of natural gas to Europe, and energy exports are the backbone of the economy. According to OPEC Algeria has the 16th largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest in Africa, while it has the 9th largest reserves of natural gas. Sonatrach, the national oil company, is the largest company in Africa. Algeria has one of the largest militaries in Africa and the largest defence budget on the continent; most of Algeria’s weapons are imported from Russia, with whom they are a close ally. Algeria is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC, the United Nations and is the founding member of the Maghreb Union.


















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