If you read my blog, then you probably know that travel and photography are my passions, and I write about both of these subjects quite extensively. My love for travel fuels my passion for photography because I have a deep-rooted desire to document all of the wonderful and beautiful places that I visit. But it isn’t enough to just have a passion for travel photography. In order to be a successful travel photographer, you need to know how to approach the craft to be successful.
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My Top 25 Travel Photos of 2018
As a travel photographer, I am always moved to journey to new places, try new things, and capture as much of my experiences in photographs as I possibly can. It was a lot of fun to look back on all of the places I have seen this year, and that exercise was all the more enjoyable because I had so many great pictures to remind me of my experiences.
This year has been one of the most memorable years of travel I have had, and the result has been some truly inspiring photographs. There was a lot to choose from (because I tend to take quite a few pictures), but I have chosen my Top 25 pictures from this year’s travels that I want to share with you.
Simple Five Step Photo Editing Process to Enhance Your Travel Photos
In this tutorial, I am going to walk you thru some of the most fundamental and basic edits that you can make to your photographs to show you a workflow that you can use to help improve the wonderful vacation photos that you take.
The Art of Travel Photography – Winter Photography Tips
While shooting pictures of cold and snowy locations can be both fun and beautiful, it can also be very challenging. The presence of snow can really take your pictures to another level, but it can also reek havoc with your ability to capture images correctly.
In this guide, I am going to give you some pointers on how to make your next photography venture into the land of ice and snow a success. By following these tips, you should be able to capture some truly amazing photographs that will wow your family and friends.
The Art of Travel Photography – Tips for Taking Pictures in Low Light
We have all been in situations when traveling where we want to take a picture of something really beautiful or cool that we see, but the pictures just don’t seem to turn out because there isn’t enough light. It can be a really frustrating feeling, I know.
Back when I first started getting into photography, I took a road trip to Banff National Park in Alberta. Along the way, I stopped off at Glacier National Park for a day. Glacier was a park that I had long wanted to visit because of its absolutely gorgeous vistas.
Unfortunately, it was very overcast with scattered ran on the day I was there. Not only did this put a big damper on my hiking plans, but it made getting good pictures of the park incredibly difficult. I was heartbroken to see the quality of my images when I got home and viewed them. I am still bummed out about those pictures to this day.
In order to prevent something similar from happening to you, I am going to pass on to you a wealth of knowledge I have accumulated over the years on how to make the most of the limited light you might have when taking travel pictures. So they next time you are in a dimly lit building or venturing out on an overcast day, you will be prepared.
Easy to Follow Tutorial on Exposure Blending for Beginners
In this installment of my Art of Travel Photography series I am going to talk to you about one of the photo editing processes most commonly used by photographers today. This editing process is a bit more advanced, but I am going to illustrate the process for you in very easy to understand terms and simple to follow steps.
The Art of Travel Photography – Predicting Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets
You can learn to predict how amazing or dramatic a sunrise or sunset will be, and I am going to show you how. With some practice, you should be able to determine just how colorful and dramatic a sunrise or sunset will be, or won’t be, just by looking at some simple weather factors. So take good notes and be prepared to WOW your family and friends with your ability to predict sunrise and sunset awesomeness!
18 Essential Pieces of Gear for Travel Photographers
Although we are firm believers that the photographer makes or breaks the picture, not the gear he or she is using, the right gear can definitely help you along the way. The right gear can keep you organized, help make sure your camera is well maintained, and assist you in getting shots that wouldn’t be possible without the right equipment in certain conditions.
The Art of Travel Photography – Planning Your Travel Photos
If you have been following our blog, you know that I am a big proponent of doing the proper planning before you travel so that you get the best shots when you are there. It is a huge piece of my travel photography workflow. Sure, you’ll probably get some great shots if you just wing it, but you are likely to miss as many great shots as you get.
How to WOW Your Friends by Animating Your Vacation Photos
Wouldn’t it be cool if we could make our vacation pictures come to life? Well, the great news is that you can with the help of the Plotagraph app. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite photo apps because it allows you to take a good picture and make it really fantastic by adding some animation to the image.