Category: Photography

The Art of Travel Photography – Ten Useful Tips for Photographing Landscapes

As a travel photographer, there is a lot of subject matter that you are going to want to photograph during your travels.  This includes the wonderful people that you meet and their cultures, interesting cityscapes and buildings that you come across, beautiful wild animals that you see on safari or out exploring, and of course the beautiful landscapes that you get to enjoy.  Out of all of these subjects that travel photographers get to photograph, my favorite by far is photographing breathtaking landscapes.  There is something so moving and awe-inspiring about photographing a landscape that is so beautiful that it hardly looks real.  If you don’t know that feeling, then I would suggest you start seeking out those landscapes and start exploring them.

The Art of Travel Photography – New Zealand Photography Guide

There is a good reason why famed movie director Peter Jackson picked numerous locations on New Zealand’s South Island to film his iconic Lord of the Rings trilogy.  There are few places in this world with as many breathtaking landscapes waiting to be photographed as you will find on the South Island.  From majestic glaciers to the towering mountaintops of the Southern Alps, to Milford Sound and the breathtaking fjords and sounds of Fjordland National Park, the South Island is a playground for travel photographers.  From the moment you land to the moment you depart, you will not want to put your camera down.

My Top 30 Travel Photos of 2019

When I look back at it, I think 2019 was a really good year for me for both travel and travel photography.  I was extremely blessed to visit some truly breathtaking countries and capture what I think are some really quality photographs.  As has become my tradition, at the beginning of each January I like to share with you what I believe are my best photographs from the year before.  These are photographs that I am extremely proud of and very excited to share with you.  I hope they inspire you to travel as much as other photographs that I have seen have inspired me to explore.

The Art of Travel Photography – Milford Sound Photography Guide

Milford Sound is one of this world’s most stunningly beautiful locations, but it can also be a very challenging location to photograph.  Between heavy moisture, ever-changing weather conditions, and rocking boats, it can be difficult to come away from a visit to Milford Sound with the high-quality photographs you desire.  If you aren’t prepared, you may come away from a visit to Milford Sound without any eye-popping shots, or worse yet, without any working camera equipment.

New Zealand Photo Prep Part 10 – Photography Planning for Fox Glacier\Arthur’s Pass, South Island

In the tenth installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our tenth destination, which is Fox Glacier and Arthur’s Pass.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in the Fox Glacier and Arthur’s Pass area, where it is best to photograph in those locations, which time of day it would be best to photograph the locations, and what type of photography equipment I will need to get my desired shots.

New Zealand Photo Prep Part 9 – Photography Planning for Wanaka, South Island

In the ninth installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our ninth destination, which is Wanaka.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Wanaka are, where it is best to photograph in those locations, which time of day it would be best to photograph the locations, and what type of photography equipment I will need to get my desired shots.

New Zealand Photo Prep Part 8 – Photography Planning for Te Anau, South Island

In the eighth installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our eighth destination, which is Te Anau, New Zealand, and the Fiordland National Park area.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Te Anau are, where it is best to photograph in those locations, which time of day it would be best to photograph the locations, and what type of photography equipment I will need to get my desired shots.

New Zealand Photo Prep Part 7 – Photography Planning for Queenstown, South Island

In the seventh installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our seventh destination, which is Queenstown.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Queenstown are, where it is best to photograph in those locations, which time of day it would be best to photograph the locations, and what type of photography equipment I will need to get my desired shots.

New Zealand Photo Prep Part 6 – Photography Planning for Aoraki/Mount Cook, South Island

In the sixth installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our sixth destination, which is Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park are, where it is best to photograph in those locations, which time of day it would be best to photograph the locations, and what type of photography equipment I will need to get my desired shots.

New Zealand Photo Prep Part 5 – Photography Planning for Lake Tekapo, South Island

In the fifth installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our fifth destination, which is Lake Tekapo.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Lake Tekapo are, where it is best to photograph in those locations, which time of day it would be best to photograph the locations, and what type of photography equipment I will need to get my desired shots.