Travel Photography How To

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The Editors  |  Jul 01, 2004  |  1 comments

Vacation photos are often some of the most boring collections known to viewer. Who among us hasn't had to suffer through an overly long slide show (via traditional projector or computer "slide show"), or envelope after envelope of prints when a friend returns from a vacation? Here are a few tips to keep your friends from suffering this fate.

Vacation Tips

1. Take plenty of film...

The Editors  |  May 01, 2004  |  0 comments

Traveling is a popular pastime, especially among photographers. In many ways "travel photography" is just like photography at home: good exposure is still good exposure, good composition is still good composition, etc. But there are some things traveling photographers have to consider that don't affect at-home photography.

One of course, is that you're traveling.

According to the TSA...

Lynne Eodice  |  Apr 01, 2004  |  0 comments

All Photos by Peter McGowan

 

Taken from the viewpoint of one who clearly loves the outdoors, Peter McGowan's images of water sports draw the viewer in and make you feel the excitement of the open sea.

 

Lynne Eodice  |  Feb 01, 2004  |  1 comments

All Photos by Paul Elson

 

My images happened to be in the right place at the right time," says Paul Elson, a photographer who was invited to China by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to lecture in Beijing after their delegates saw his work displayed in New York's SoHo...

Lynne Eodice  |  Dec 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

Tips from a photography director.

Have you ever wanted to shoot sports, particularly surfing images? Photographing high action isn't as easy as it looks, according to Larry "Flame" Moore, director of photography at Surfing magazine, a publication that keeps its pulse on the latest events in the surfing world.

The Editors  |  Dec 01, 2003  |  0 comments

As winter arrives, so do incredible photo opportunities. Photography is photography, but here are some things you should consider about shooting in wintertime.

1. Exposing Snow
Short-answer quiz: What color is snow? White, right? Well, in our mind's eye it is. In the real world, though, it can be white (in bright sun), gray or blue (in open shade), or even pink (if your...

Lynne Eodice  |  Jul 01, 2003  |  0 comments

All photos by Don Gale

 

Have you ever embarked on an exciting wilderness adventure that promised great photo opportunities, only to be disappointed with your images after you got home? Maybe the skies in your pictures weren't as blue as you remembered them, or the colors as vivid. Perhaps the grand vistas you experienced appeared a little washed-out in your...

Text and photography by Lynne Eodice  |  May 01, 2003  |  0 comments

You've probably seen the photos of these exquisitely sculpted sandstone buttes; like colorful waves set in stone. You may have assumed--as I once did--that this area was part of some out-of-the-way corner of a national park.

 

For a long time, I couldn't find much documentation on this region, nor any information in guidebooks of the...

Lynne Eodice  |  Mar 01, 2003  |  1 comments

Seattle--as seen through the eyes of 35 children from local Boys & Girls Clubs--was interpreted on film and culminated in a gallery event at the Seattle Art Museum on November 19, 2002. Corbis--a leading provider of digital images based in Bellevue, Washington--made the whole project happen. This organization partnered with five Seattle-area Boys &...

Lynne Eodice  |  Feb 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Jason Lauré is a veteran of some 25 books during his years as a highly accomplished photojournalist, and his latest--Africatrek--is his most personal book to date. As the subtitle states, this story is "an American photographer's odyssey through Africa." However, this book offers us even more. It's the journey of Lauré's life...

Lynne Eodice  |  Jan 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Always artistic, Judith Pishnery was a natural choice to be her high school's yearbook photographer--an initial foray that resulted in her becoming "hooked" on photography. And, because one of her science teachers also taught photography on the side, "I would hang out in the biology department," she recalls.

 

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Lynne Eodice  |  Dec 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

We're not suggesting that you head outside during a blizzard or hurricane, but be aware that some great photo opportunities can occur when the weather is less than perfect. Don't get into the habit of taking pictures only when the sun's out—many a great image was taken during a clearing storm...

Lynne Eodice  |  Oct 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

When photographing interesting cities, you'll find it very convenient to travel light—a point-and-shoot camera will free you to concentrate on compositions and allow you to respond more quickly to great photo opportunities. If your camera has a built-in zoom lens, use it at its widest setting for...

Lynne Eodice  |  Jul 01, 2002  |  0 comments

 

 

 

Taking pictures on vacation gives you visual souvenirs of your trip—memories you'll enjoy sharing with family and friends for a long time. When travelling, we experience new cultures and scenery, and tend to view everything with a sense of wonder and adventure. So bring lots of film (or take a...

The Editors  |  Jun 01, 2002  |  0 comments

More seasonal photo fun

Back in 1998 (July issue), we brought you "7 Hot Summer Tips." In 2000 (June issue), we brought you seven more in "7 Hot Summer Tips II." Now, to keep the biennial string going in 2002, we bring you "7 Hot Summer Tips III."

Summer is a fine time for photography. Days are long and evenings are warm, providing many hours of good light and comfortable...

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