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Basic Lessons Package
* Visual Basics
* Camera Basics
* Understanding Light
* Digital Facts and Techniques
* Retouching Your Photographs
* How to shoot Nature Photographs
* Darkroom Processes

Intermediate Lessons Package
* Photo Journalistic Methods
* Sell Your Images as Stock Photos
* Photographic Legal Forms
* Photographic Invoices
* Sell your images as Fine Art
* Shooting like a Travel Photographer
* How to Build a Powerful Portfolio

Advanced Lessons Package
* Building a Professional Photo Studio
* How to Photograph People
* Shooting for Product Advertising
* How to Photograph Architectural Spaces
* Shooting a Still Life
* How to Sell Your Photographs
* How to Market Your Photography

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Sample "ASK US" Form
Glossary of Photographic Terms

Shooting like a Travel Photographer

Lessons in this Section:
Equipment for a Travel Photographer
Film and Filters
The Kinds of Things to Shoot
Planning your Trip
Honing-up your Travel Shooting Skills
What to Look for when Scouting a Scene

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Travel photography can be an exciting and rewarding career. It can lead to a deeper understanding of our world as a whole. Consider where you will want to go, if it is not an assignment job. Ask yourself these questions. Will you need to take a passport? Do you have any medical needs that may require attention? Will you need shots before entering a country. Also, be advised of local ordinances before traveling and electrical source plugs for recharging your flash equipment, if needed.

You should have a very good understanding of your equipment before setting out for travel. When you're on location, technical problems will only be a detriment to a polished shoot. You have to be prepared with backup equipment.

Start to teach yourself to look at things from an unusual perspective, look at the things with a fresh eye. Travel off the beaten track. This is where you will find the best shots, for example, the farmer working in his field or an artist sitting alone painting a scene. Let this happen naturally. Drive around and experience the area. Let it speak to you and draw you in.

Travel photography follows the structures taught in "Visual Basics" and "Photo Basics". What sets travel photography apart is the uniqueness of traveling to a location and thinking quickly in an unfamiliar setting, for example, the shot below of the Coliseum. There is only one Coliseum - it is a landmark that is clearly identified by its architecture. Another good example of this is the Arch of Triumph. Making images that are different from everyone else is what you must do to be hired for more assignments.

Let's say that there are no unique and dynamic features such as I described above. For example, on the island of Crete in Greece much of the landscape resembles many areas in the Mediterranean but there are unique characteristics that can be captured on film. What you include or choose to eliminate will make or break your images success. This is what you must look for and this will set your images apart from the competition and clearly identify the area you are photographing. You must place the viewer in the location and inspire them to want to go there.

When you shoot travel photography, take tons of photographs. Editing is an essential part for any travel photographer. Among the thousands of images you will take, only a couple may be picked for a magazine. The best way to hone-up on your editing skills is to look and study other travel photography. The more you look at other images that are accepted in travel magazines, the more you will begin to shoot with a similar excellence, and the more travel photographs you will sell to these magazines. I recommend you shooting the safe way with your unique vision. The buyers need to see your style as well. Always have conventional images to fall back on.

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Photography Travel Photo Tips and Tricks

This image was shot with a 6" tall tripod and a time exposure to capture the trails of vehicle headlights and taillights.

Photography Travel Photo Tips and Tricks

Here the strong columns on the left side of the image balance the islands in the distant right side of the image. Notice that they are almost the same color as the islands in the distance.

Photography Travel Photo Tips and Tricks

Tungsten lights accent the golden glow on the evenly monochromatic grey colored coliseum in Rome

Buy the lessons in this section and get:
Equipment for a Travel Photographer
Film and Filters
The Kinds of Things to Shoot
Planning your Trip
Honing-up your Travel Shooting Skills
What to Look for when Scouting a Scene


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