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Amalfi Coast
A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson


View from gardenMihael Grmek/Wikipedia

Amalfi Coast

47 views to photograph
Atrani from southwestPaolo Costa Baldi/Wikipedia
Chiostro del ParadisoWa/Wikipedia
Fornillo Beach from eastMihael Grmek/Wikipedia
Positano beachJecco/Wikipedia
Terrazzo dell’lnfinitoWa/Wikipedia
Via delle BotteghelleOs/Wikipedia
View of Capo di ConcaJimlonj/Wikipedia
View of Conca dei MariniMess/Wikipedia
Waterfall in AmalfiAndy Rusch/Flickr
Amalfi Cathedral from the Piazza del DuomoBerthold Werner/Wikipedia
Amalfi FountainElliott Brown/Flickr
Amalfi from rooftop terrace of Hotel La BussolaSudodana2048/Wikipedia
Fiordo di FuroreMess/Wikipedia
Flavio Gioia statueElliott Brown/Flickr
Grotta dello SmeraldoGothEric/Flickr
Positano from the seaJecco/Wikipedia
Santa Maria AssuntaMatthiaskabel/Wikipedia
Steps to Amalfi CathedralDave and Margie Hill/Flickr
Watchtower at Conca dei MariniDave and Margie Hill/Flickr
Amalfi panorama from the east breakwaterJensens/Wikipedia
Entrance of Amalfi CathedralBerthold Werner/Wikipedia
Erchie beach from southwestLiberotag73/Wikipedia
Gardens with turretJensens/Wikipedia
Salerno CathedralBerthold Werner/Wikipedia
San Giovanni del ToroJensens/Wikipedia
Shrine of Saint AndrewKim Traynor/Wikipedia
Villa Romana [Minori]Ophelia12342001/Wikipedia
Cetara from the seaJensens/Wikipedia
Garden and villaJensens/Wikipedia
Palazzo Sant’AgostinoLiberotag73/Wikipedia
Scala [Campania]Tango7174/Wikipedia
Vettica Maggiore from the seaJensens/Wikipedia
Vietri sul MareFrenchwv/Wikipedia


Map of Amalfi Coast


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

Name:Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana)
What:Scenic coastline in southern Italy.
Where:Salerno Gulf, Province of Salerno, Southern Italy
Award:UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape
GPS:40.633333, 14.6
Far:225 km (140 miles) from Rome

The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Salerno Gulf of the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy.

The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually. In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.


















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