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 conditions were almost perfect this weekend for some spectacular sunsets up North in Door County, Wisconsin, so I decided to take an impromptu road trip this weekend.
If you aren’t familiar with Wisconsin, Door County is the peninsula that extends into Lake Michigan to the North of the city of Green Bay. My destination was my favorite state park on Door County, if not all of Wisconsin, Peninsula State Park. I included a map below so that you can see exactly where I headed.
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.
The Galápagos Islands is one of this world’s top tourist destinations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to this island archipelago off the coast of South America to enjoy the beautiful vistas, interact with the diverse and amazing wildlife, and to scuba dive and snorkel in one of the world’s richest marine environments. The Galápagos Islands are truly one of this world’s greatest treasures and something that everyone should see in their lifetime.
The Galápagos Islands are an amazing place that draws photographers from around the world each year to capture its amazing landscapes and wildlife. However, as beautiful as the Galápagos Islands are, they can also be fairly challenging to capture in photographs. The weather, rocking boats, and the remoteness of the islands are just some of the many challenges that photographers face when they travel to the Galápagos.
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.
Being on safari in Africa is an exciting and exhilarating experience. It is something that you want to remember and bring back to show your family and friends. The pictures that we take while on safari are our best way to remember and share this amazing experience. For this reason, you want to be able to take great safari pictures that you can. Pictures that will really represent the experience well and WOW those that you show them to.
Like most photography, half the battle is putting yourself in the right position. Since you are reading this, I assume that you have already made plans to go on safari in Africa or are in the process of making those plans. So, you have done the really important work. By reading this article, you will be armed with the tips and tricks necessary to take the best safari pictures. All that is left is to go on your trip and make memories to last a lifetime!
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.
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.
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.