Behind The Photo: A Guide To Taking Better Travel Photos
You’ve booked your flight and packed your bags for that big trip. Passport. Check. Travel towel. Check. DSLR. Check. That last one is important. There’s so much to see on your travels and you want to capture it all. That’s why you’re going to lug around that heavy camera and your arsenal of lens with you everywhere so that you don’t miss that perfect shot. Sounds familiar? And then you end up leaving it in the hotel because it’s so cumbersome. Still sounds familiar?
In the last few years, I’ve taken photographs in over 40 countries and most were taken with something other than my full frame DSLR. I opted for smaller systems like the Panasonic GF-1 and the Sony NEX-6 because they fit neatly into a small shoulder bag I carry with me almost everywhere. While the lens selection and quality is not as varied or high as my Nikon system, it’s taught me to take better travel photos within these limitations.
I want to share some of that knowledge and experience to help you take better travel photos yourself. I put together a 54 page guide with a look at 25 of my favorite travel photos. For each image, I break down the settings I used for the shot and share my thoughts, motivation and technique for capturing that image.
Below are a few pages from the guide that I’m offering as a complimentary download to my subscribers. What are you waiting for? Sign up to receive updates on my travel projects, photo of the day, and all my posts to help you get out there and explore the world.