Tips for travel photography

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

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Tips for travel photography

  1. 1. travel photo— graphyturning passion into a profession
  2. 2. — be passionate
  3. 3. — be curious
  4. 4. — capture the essence
  5. 5. — tell a story
  6. 6. — like people
  7. 7. — portraiture, food..
  8. 8. — landscape, interiors..
  9. 9. — street..
  10. 10. — passion for photography— curious and observe— capture the essence— tell a story— like people— jack of all trades
  11. 11. — 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
  12. 12. — the assignment — commissions — pitch an idea
  13. 13. — editorial
  14. 14. — commercial
  15. 15. — stock
  16. 16. — preparation } — setting up spontaneity — goals meeting expectations — your approach
  17. 17. — documentary
  18. 18. — glamour/ posed
  19. 19. — 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
  20. 20. — Pentax 4.5x6
  21. 21. — Contax G2
  22. 22. — Canon
  23. 23. — film vs. digital — the pros and cons
  24. 24. — colour vs. b&w
  25. 25. — light and times of day — sunrise & sunset — during the day — after sunset — overcast — back up at night!!
  26. 26. — on return — backup again — edit — present your images — discuss usage
  27. 27. — contact sheet
  28. 28. — shoot for the love!
  29. 29. — questions

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