After a recent bad experience in Ukraine, I returned to the UK upset, fed up and tired of things not going my way. I can’t get into details about what happened in Ukraine and although it was personal, it acted as a catalyst which then got me reflecting negatively on other areas of my life […]
Finally, it’s arrived! A tool to help the world’s photography competition judges work out if the “travel” images they are judging are real or not! Yep, this is the first library of fake travel photos focusing on people photography in Asia.
You might have seen countless videos about travel photography tips online. Most of them touch on more or less the same stuff, which is either fairly obvious or pretty banal. Here’s a 17-minute video about travel photography tips that I’d consider fairly unusual.
There is a particular obstacle that stands in the way of almost all travel, documentary and cultural photographers alike and, for some reason, no one seems to be willing to talk about it — so I’m going to.
I just returned from a 5-week photography trip. I had a few weeks off work between contracts and figured why not hit the road instead of paying insane rent in the SF Bay area! It was still a great idea in hindsight.
Using natural light in your travel photos can land you with some amazing images, even if you think the light might be “bad” from the offset. Here’s an 18-minute video from photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich that shows how to harness natural light for powerful imagery.
This 8 minute episode of Ian Wong’s Digital Darkroom series explores the thought process while taking travel photos, how to manage expectations, and the importance of taking photographs just for fun.
Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social media. To each of us, these photos are priceless, but what are they worth to others? This is the question I asked myself back in 2012, and I have been […]
Today I want to share a super-simple idea that, if you can grasp it and put it into practice, I guarantee will really help your photography. Break the scene down into elements What we are basically doing as photographers is looking at the world, identifying interesting subjects, and organizing them accordingly. I think the best […]
When shooting travel photos, it’s very tempting to direct your subject and stage your composition. A lot of people are very happy to be photographed and even happier to be able to make a few bucks being your subject.
When I was 20, I was dissatisfied with my photography. I felt like I was being limited by where I lived. I thought if I wanted to become a better street photographer, I needed to live in Europe—to photograph the romantic streets of Paris, the back-alleys of Prague, and the bustling streets of London. But […]
I am Lithuanian who lives in Singapore for two years. You will never get bored in this little piece of wonderland.
“Take only photos, leave nothing but footprints. ” We’ve probably all heard the saying, but what does it mean? Basically ‘take only photos, leave nothing but footprints’ means to make as little impact on an environment as possible.
Every great photograph consists of three key elements. First and foremost composition, then lighting and, of course, the moment. Look at any great image and you’ll notice these elements. What part of the image caught your attention? More often than not, it will be the compositional structure that sets the scene. A poorly composed photo […]
Adventure photographer Cory Richards has travelled to all 7 continents, watched the sunrise from atop the world’s tallest mountains, and survived an avalanche. If this short video about his life and career doesn’t inspire you, not much will.