Travel Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2018  |  1 comments

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous landmarks, it’s nice to capture an uncluttered image, devoid of unwanted crowds. The tutorial below explains how to do that with a bit of Photoshop magic.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Something odd often happens when accomplished photographers take a vacation: They return from their trip with photos that look more like snapshots than the great images for which they are known. If that sounds like you, watch the video below and take travel photography seriously.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Creativity is an elusive gift: Sometimes it’s there, other times it’s not. And sooner or later, even the best photographers find themselves adrift in the doldrums and can’t think of anything interesting to shoot. To prepare for the next time the winds of creativity stop blowing, watch the video below from one of the world’s most prolific and notable photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2017  |  0 comments

One of the many joys of photography is travelling to unfamiliar locations and capturing images of unique scenes you can’t find at home. But what if you arrive at a location amidst poor weather conditions, or at the wrong time of day with nothing but “bad light”? 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  0 comments

When we think about great adventure/travel photographers and spectacular imagery, National Geographic magazine immediately comes to mind. And the folks at Nat Geo just picked their best images of 2017, including the lead photo above of a black crested macaque captured on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. This striking shot appeared in the magazine’s March issue as part of an article on the social structure of monkeys.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 04, 2017  |  0 comments

It’s not often one has an opportunity to glean expert advice from three of the top photographers in their field. But that’s what you’ll find in the following video, in which Marc Silber of Advancing Your Photography interviews a trio of the best travel shooters on the planet.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Shooting evocative portraits in the field requires special skills, especially when photographing indigenous peoples in faraway locations. In this interesting tutorial, you’ll learn why one pro says the key to travel portraiture is “knowing where your subject’s eyes should be looking.”

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Serious photographers ultimately strive to develop a style that’s all their own, but what better way to begin that quest than by emulating the work of a highly acclaimed pro? In this quick video, the folks at Mango Street provide some great inspiration for aspiring travel photographers by exploring the unique work of adventure/travel photographer Chris Burkard.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

I ended the March 2017 column on my must-have lenses for travel photography and the tripods that support them with a promise that there’d be a part two on the gear that goes beyond cameras and lenses to enable me to get the pictures I envision.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Now that summer is in full swing and many of us have vacations in the works it’s time to bone up on travel photography skills so you can come back with spectacular images.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  2 comments

We’ve all become accustomed to placing shoes and laptops in separate bins while passing through airport security checkpoints. And now, new TSA regulations require the same treatment for cameras and all electronic devices larger than a cell phone

Deborah Sandidge  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on the fact that the right light brings out the best in any location.

Maria Piscopo  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

Although everyone loves travel photography, not everyone possesses the skills to turn that passion into a viable business. This month we spoke with six photographers working (and making money) in the travel photography business: Joe Becker, Todd Gustafson, Blaine Harrington, Jen Pollack Bianco, and David and Lina Stock.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments

You don’t start off talking about photography when you talk to Paul Edmondson about how he creates his striking fine art landscape images. You talk about what he notices and what he chooses from all that the landscape offers. 

Jack Neubart  |  May 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Ami Vitale travels the world to capture those aspects of life we don’t ordinarily see. She helps us understand other peoples, their cultures, lifestyles, and traditions. She’s not afraid to take the journey, regardless of the perils she may face. And she comes away from the experience with images she shares with the world, much of it for National Geographic.

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