Category: The Visual Guide to Travel Photography

Understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

Your Camera Needs Light Like that prissy little Goldilocks and her porridge, your camera needs just the right amount of light to capture a good exposure. Too much light and your photos will be washed out, overly bright, and lacking detail. Too little light and your photos will be too dark to see anything. Between […]

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Three Steps to Your Best Pictures

Once you’ve found the photographic elements that are important to you, it’s time to take your picture. Don’t over think it! There are just three steps which reliably lead to great photographs. Previsualize Wait for your moment Put it all together Previsualize It took me years to figure out how to previsualize. Turns out it’s […]

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The Elements of a Great Photograph

A Thought Experiment Photography is a very subjective and personal thing, so let’s try a brief thought experiment to find out what’s important to you. I want you to close your eyes and think about one great photograph that you’ve seen recently. Think about what you like about the photo and why you remember it. […]

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Why Good Travel Photography Enhances the Travel Experience

Do you use Twitter, where the 140 character limit makes every communication feel choppy? How about hurriedly scrolling through Facebook statuses, rushing past anything you don’t find immediately interesting? Good travel photography is a perfect antidote to today’s fast paced world. It takes a lot of time and thought to put together a successful image. […]

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This is The Visual Guide to Travel Photography

Here’s one of my earliest travel pictures. It was shot in Amsterdam with my then- new and very fancy DSLR.¬†Pretty “amazing” stuff, right? At the time I thought it was. I used a polarizer – that’s a photo filter which helped darken the blue and reduce reflections in the water. I tried to create balance […]

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