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Photographer Russell Smith's tips for travel photography at the Getaway Travel Blog Conference.

Photographer Russell Smith's tips for travel photography at the Getaway Travel Blog Conference.

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Tips for travel photography Tips for travel photography Presentation Transcript

  • travel photo— graphyturning passion into a profession
  • — be passionate
  • — be curious
  • — capture the essence
  • — tell a story
  • — like people
  • — portraiture, food..
  • — landscape, interiors..
  • — street..
  • — passion for photography— curious and observe— capture the essence— tell a story— like people— jack of all trades
  • — the reality — not easy to make a constant income — it’s hard — language and safety concerns — budget — it’s a business — sell yourself — write, research and document during — market your story on return — no holiday
  • — the assignment — commissions — pitch an idea
  • — editorial
  • — commercial
  • — stock
  • — preparation } — setting up spontaneity — goals meeting expectations — your approach
  • — documentary
  • — glamour/ posed
  • — logistics — travel arrangements — equipment (my bag) — Contax G2 for film, negative film — 5D M2 — 24-70mm(2.8), 50mm(1.4), 85mm(1.2), 100mm(2.8) — travel case, 4gig cards, Lacie rugged backup, day bag — Manfrotto tripod — workflow
  • — Pentax 4.5x6
  • — Contax G2
  • — Canon
  • — film vs. digital — the pros and cons
  • — colour vs. b&w
  • — light and times of day — sunrise & sunset — during the day — after sunset — overcast — back up at night!!
  • — on return — backup again — edit — present your images — discuss usage
  • — contact sheet
  • — shoot for the love!
  • — questions