Many people buy new cameras and take classes just to get ready for a trip or to improve their travel photography in general. In this class, we’ll cover a wide spectrum of questions, issues and photographic techniques that apply to traveling and shooting.
Beyond being able to share your experiences with friends and family, travel photography gives you the ability to record your unique view of the world. The goal is not necessarily to come back with postcard perfect images of all the sites you visit. That’s what postcards are for! Learn to shoot what you really see, what draws your attention. Maybe it’s people or food or traffic signs, architecture, gardens, water or crowds. Travel is a personal experience, and your photography should reflect your personality. A few great travel shots, printed nicely, can also solve most gift giving dilemmas!
This class is for all levels of photographers using all types of cameras. Even though most of the shots we review will have been shot on a DSLR, the techniques discussed apply to all formats.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How and what to pack for a trip
- security issues: getting through without delay
- Battery, power and charger considerations
- Data: how to keep your precious image files safe while you’re traveling
- Software: choosing a program for editing your images and the pros and cons of editing on the road with a laptop
- Tripod: yes or no, what type?
- Bags, slings, backpacks, belts and rollers: how to carry your gear without getting hurt or bogged down
- Telling the story: how to cover a location so that you get a good selection of images that delivers a “sense of place”
- Mindset: how to let photography enhance your travel experience by being patient and waiting for the photo to happen
- Scouting and perseverance: why returning to a location again (and again) might be worth it
- Shaking it up: trying new perspectives, limiting your gear to enhance your creativity, maybe even shooting film once in a while!
- People: how to approach your subjects, when to give up and move on
- Letting your pictures shine: displaying your travel photos when you get home, making prints, creating books and slide shows
- Long exposures: shooting in low light and getting those magic photos that are invisible to our eyes