One of the most important pieces of equipment that you have in your camera kit will be your photographers notebook. A Photographers Notebook is the hub of all your creative ideas, goals and inspirations. As a travel photographer your notebook will become your best friend!
If your not convinced about having a photographers notebook here are 5 of the most important reasons you should carry one. Read more
For me packing to go away is so exciting. Whether you are about to engage on a year long trip or an exotic 2 week holiday your camera kit will be very similar. You will want to take photos, and lots of them, but what about your pack? I have spent many months on the road with my camera equipment so here I have a well tested list of essential items.Read more
By far my favourite and the single most useful filter for travel photography is a Polarizing filter.
By using a Polarizing filter you can dramatically improve your landscape photography. In simple terms a Polarizing filter will darken blue skies, remove reflections and increase the colour and saturation of your photographs. To understand out a polarizing filter works you will have to understand physics of light which I far to complicated to brother about!! Basically a polarizing filter will cut though tropical glare and haze which is why it is so useful for travel photographers and you really don't have to be a professional to use one.Read more
If you are traveling with an SLR or a DSLR its really worth thinking about using a filter. Not only do most filters give you great effects in your photographs but they are also really great at protecting your lens. For travel photography there are two lens that I would suggest.
Many people think the thought of using filters as a bit scary, after all there are many different filters and they all do different things.
Great travel shots don't have to mean an expensive camera. If you have a 'point and shoot' you can still get great photographs. In fact there are many up sides to sticking with your compact point and shoot camera. When travelling the photographer has to think about weight and size of there equipment, using a compact camera rules this worry out! When out and about on your travels or holiday being able to quickly get to your camera is vital in capturing the 'moment'. Again using a compact camera makes this easy, it will fit in your pocket or top of your bag....perfect!! Most compacts these days have high mega pixels and picture quality, lots of settings to play with, a great flash, high quality lens, brilliant colour result ect ect. Love your compact camera, it will love you back and reward you with brilliant travel photographs.Read more
Many people have asked me the same question, 'How can I take better holiday photographs'. People want to know how they turn those 'holiday snaps' into the breathtaking photographs you see in books and magazines. Taking the better photograph is not as hard as it seems. There are a few simple rules to follow but the rest is up to you, you don't even have to be 'creative' just just have to know what you like! I have put together a 5 step guide to help you get the very best from your snaps.
Before reading the steps ask yourself what it is you want from your photographs. I'm a portrait photographer so I'm always looking to photograph people.
Welcome to the world of photography. follow my 5 step guide you will find you self quickly taking better travel photographs. Have fun, its what its all about!! Read more