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Travel Photography 3rd edition

Travel Photography 3rd edition

Travel Photography 3rd Edition

Travel Photography covers everything from choosing the right camera gear through to tips on photographing scenery, cities, people pictures, close-ups, wildlife, and how to manage images as you travel. This handy guide teaches you how to let your photos tell the story; the best vantage points, creative angles and camera settings to capture superb, eye-catching images of your travel destinations.

국가:
Australia
언어:
English
출판사:
Media Publishing Pty Limited
빈도:
One-off
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8
choosing the right equipment

While many travellers are content to rely on their smartphones these days, despite their many advantages a smartphone could let you down if you want great photos of a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Smartphones are fine for everyday snapshooting. They’re light, compact and always accessible and it’s easy to share images. Today’s smartphones can provide high resolution plus support for 4K video recording. Many include complex processing and some have zoom capabilities. A few can record wide dynamic ranges and some support raw capture and processing. Replaceable microSD cards allow extended storage space and many phones have high-capacity batteries that can be charged from flat to 50% in as little as 30 minutes. Ostensibly, a smartphone might be all you need. But appearances can be deceptive. Their physical design and the total reliance on the…

7
telling your story

Every trip contains a story that is usually best told in pictures. And every picture you take should tell a story. Before leaving home you should have some idea of the types of pictures you want to record and how you will capture and manage them while you’re on the go. Returning to a place that’s familiar makes this easier than visiting somewhere new. But since most trips take you to particular destinations and involve specific activities, you should be able to predict many of the situations you’re likely to encounter. Techniques for story-telling There are lots of ways to tell a story with pictures. Simply taking a photo of somebody in a particular context can often be enough. So can shots of well-known places. Sometimes you need a sequence of shots to capture…

7
photographing scenery

Shots of scenery play an important role in your travel ‘story’ so it pays to make the best of any opportunities presented. The secret to success lies in getting the lighting right. Pay attention to the changes that occur throughout the day and as you move through the landscape. The ‘golden hours’ for shooting scenery occur between roughly 30 minutes before and about an hour-and-a-half after sunrise in the morning and between about an hour before sunset and up to an hour after the sun has gone down. In high latitudes these times are extended during the summer and beyond 66 degrees (north or south) there are periods of total daylight in summer and total night in winter. The lighting in these areas is outstanding for creative photography. Some places can be…

6
shooting in cities

Cities present a wealth of shooting opportunities – and almost as many problems. Decide in advance what you want to record: the cityscape itself or the people who live within the city. If you choose the former, be prepared to get up early and/or stay up late to avoid the crowds. If the latter, you need a small, unobtrusive camera that is quick to use and capable of handling a wide range of situations. Most cities have iconic buildings; some contain areas of historical significance while others present examples of striking modernity. Try to capture the ‘feel’ of the place, rather than simply recording straight shots of buildings. Allow time to explore the interesting visual features of each place. Look for unusual angles. You may not be able to photograph the entire building…

5
people pictures

Most travellers like to be photographed in the places they visit. Unfortunately, this can lead to a sequence of ‘Jim posed in front of the (insert landmark)’ images that are profoundly boring to viewers. As a photographer, you can change this. Most people who view your shots will already know what Jim looks like so you don’t need a series of formal portraits. Get Jim in action: talking to the locals, walking down the avenue in front of the tower or as a figure conveying scale in the picture. Don’t be afraid to photograph people in profile – or from behind or as a small figure in a large landscape. While the glazed smile of the full-face portrait can be off-putting, there’s nothing wrong with a full-face shot that shows the subject…

5
close-ups

When you’re intent on recording places and events as you travel, it’s easy to ignore opportunities for shooting close-ups. Yet well-chosen close-ups can say a lot about the places you visit. They will also make your travel images more interesting and meaningful. Close-up shots pull you directly into a subject and make you focus in upon details. They’re great for highlighting something people would normally overlook as well as for revealing intimate attributes of larger objects. A selection of close-ups will also provide a more personalised perspective that will make your shots stand out from the crowd. If you’re planning a photo book, a collage of close-ups can make a nice page layout highlighting a specific area of your trip. We often hear the term ‘macro’ used interchangeably with close-up photography. But there…