Travel Photography

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An introduction to travel photography

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Travel Photography

  1. 1. W&DPS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN CROSS
  2. 2. WHAT IS TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY • Travel photography is a subcategory of photography involving the documentation of an area's landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. • The aim is to produce images that express the feeling of a time and place, to portray a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.
  3. 3. Where to go? • 193 countries in the world • 58 dependencies
  4. 4. What to take?
  5. 5. What to take?
  6. 6. What to take? • Don’t get hung up about equipment. The best photographs are taken on the camera you have with you, rather than the one you have left at home.
  7. 7. Research Internet/Travel Guides/ National Geographic /postcards
  8. 8. Research Internet/Travel Guides/National Geographic/postcards
  9. 9. Research Internet/Travel Guides/National Geographic/postcards
  10. 10. What to photograph? • People • Landscapes • Street life • Wildlife • Architecture • Abstract
  11. 11. What to photograph - People • Adults • Children! • Candid or Posed? • Should you pay for your photograph?
  12. 12. What to photograph - People • Adults • Children! • Candid or Posed? • Should you pay for your photograph?
  13. 13. What to photograph - Landscapes • Countryside • Cityscapes • The ‘Golden Hour’
  14. 14. What to photograph – Street life • Food vendors • Markets • Temples • Graffitti
  15. 15. What to photograph – Wildlife • Birds • Mammals • Insects • Flora • Fungi • ETC.
  16. 16. What to photograph – Architecture • Offices • Temples • Churches • Monasteries • Houses
  17. 17. What to photograph – Abstract • Doors • Windows • Arches • Architectural fittings
  18. 18. Where to go? • 193 countries in the world • 58 dependencies If travel is something you enjoy then you might consider the following as a lifetime goal? “ To keep the number of countries you visit the same as or greater than your age in years” Happy travelling, John Cross

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