Archive for January 2011

26 Jan, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



HIGH FLIERS -- East Africa Safari Helicopter Flights,Travel Tips To Safari Photography. Anthony Juma: “Are you planning for a safari? Do you know what are the problems you will face while on your safari? Then if not, we have A Travellers Quide To Safari Photography for you." SOURCE: Anthony Juma. http://sights.dracony.org/2011/01/15/east-africa-safari-helicopter-flightstravel-tips-to-safari-photography/


SHOWING THE CULTURE -- If we are to define iconic travel shots as the broad, symbolic images that establish the mood of a place, then cultural shots are the images that fill in the details and tell the rest of the story. They bring the viewer into the location and offer them an intimate perspective of life itself, as it exists everyday for the people who live there. In that sense, they are the journalistic approach to travel photography. SOURCE: Dan Bailey http://thephotoletariat.com/travel-photography-showing-the-culture/


Fort Smith National Historic Site
At Fort Smith National Historic Site you can walk where soldiers drilled, pause along the Trail of Tears, and stand where justice was served. The park includes the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Judge Isaac C. Parker, known as the “hanging judge,” presided over the court for 21 years.
SOURCE: Greg Disch http://blog.gregdisch.com/2011/01/16/fort-smith-national-historic-site-2/


19 Jan, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




REALLY SPECIAL STUFF -- Q&A from StackExchange. What I'd like know is what recommendations do you have to make travel photos more compelling? How do you move from moderately interesting shots to something really engaging? Are there photo principles that apply especially to traveling? How do you increase the likelihood of catching something really special? Are there any recommendations on post-processing hundreds or thousands of different subjects? SOURCE: Stackexchange;
http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/6966/how-to-make-travel-photography-captivating-intriguing-thrilling
PHOTO: Kendell Gelner

12 Jan, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes



IMPROVE YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY -- The answer to ‘How to improve your Travel Photography’ isn’t simple. There are a few things that can improve any photographer’s skills. http://www.littlelionbooks.com/photography/how-to-improve-your-travel-photography

05 Jan, 2011 | Posted by: psnotes




IT’S COLD OUT HERE! -- Ned Levi: “I don’t know what the weather is like where you are today, but here in the northeastern US, it’s cold, it’s wet, it’s white, and it’s also a great photographic opportunity.”
SOURCE: Ned Levi http://www.consumertraveler.com/columns/extreme-winter-weather-photograph


CAPTURE THE MOOD -- The main goal of the travel photographer is to convey a sense of place. This means capturing the mood of the location and doing so in all types of conditions.
SOURCE: Russ Burden http://takegreatpictures.com/photo-tips-and-techniques/13651



SPICE THEM UP -- Anil: “There are a number of factors that have to come together to make a great travel photo and by tweaking a few key ones you can improve many of your pictures from the road in seconds. You don’t need professional software or a DSLR camera (although they help) to make your lackluster travel pictures a bit more vibrant and impressive to look at.” http://www.foxnomad.com/2010/12/30/how-to-quickly-spice-up-your-travel-photos-without-professional-software/