Category: Photography

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.

Australia Photo Prep Part 4 – Photography Planning for the Great Ocean Road, Australia

In the fourth installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our fourth destination, which is the Great Ocean Road near Melbourne, Australia.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations along the Great Ocean Road 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.

Australia Photo Prep Part 3 – Photography Planning for Melbourne, Australia

In the third installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our third destination, which is Melbourne, Australia.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Melbourne 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.

Australia Photo Prep Part 2 – Photography Planning for Cairns, Australia

In the second installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our second destination, which is Cairns, Australia.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Cairns 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.

Australia Photo Prep Part 1 – Photography Planning for Sydney, Australia

In the first installment of my photography planning for the trip, I am going to cover our first destination, which is Sydney, Australia.  I am going to outline the research I did on what the top photography locations in Sydney 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.

The Art of Travel Photography – Tips for Mastering Street Photography

One of the most widely-used forms of photography practiced by travel photographers is undoubtedly street photography.  As travelers, we spend a good deal of our time traveling throughout cities, as well as small towns and villages, interacting with other people and learning about the local culture.  As visual travel story-tellers, we will often photograph our interactions and experiences in these places.

Picking up a camera and taking pictures of people and scenes within the hustle-and-bustle of a city might sound easy, but getting great photographs of these experiences that really tell an authentic story can be quite difficult.  In this guide, I am going to give you some of the top tips that I have picked up over the years for taking great street photography shots.  If you practice these tips, you should be ahead of the game in taking street photographs that tell the authentic story of your travels.

10 Simple Rules That Every Travel Photographer Should Follow

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.

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.  

The Art of Travel Photography – Machu Picchu Photography Guide

Machu Picchu is both an architectural marvel and a stunning piece of artwork wrapped up into one iconic travel destination.  Considered one of the new wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is one of South America’s, if not the world’s, most recognizable places.  Because of its beauty, tourists flock to Machu Picchu each year to get a glimpse of it first hand and to try and capture its essence in photographs.  However, capturing this beautiful place in photographs is not without its challenges.