Travel Photography Including Night Photos
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:00 - 3:30 pm
$25. Register here.
All levels of experience are welcomed. This is not a shooting class so you don't need your camera.
Beyond being able to share your experiences with friends and family, travel photography gives you the ability to record your unique view of the world. The goal is not necessarily to come back with postcard perfect images of all the sites you visit, that's what postcards are for! Learn to shoot what you really see, what draws your attention. Maybe it's people, or food, or signs, architecture, gardens, water or crowds. And many of the places you travel come alive at night, so we'll also discuss how to get the best shots at night. Travel is a personal experience and your photography should reflect your personality and your taste. A few great travel shots can make for a great memory book or slideshow movie to share with family and friends forever. Here's what we'll cover:
- How and what to pack for a trip
- Battery, power, and charger considerations
- Data: how to keep your precious image files safe while you're traveling
- Software: choosing a program for editing your images and the pros and cons of editing on the road with a laptop
- Tripod: yes or no, what type?
- Bags, slings, backpacks, belts and rollers: how to carry your gear without getting hurt or bogged down
- Telling the story: how to cover a location so that you get a good selection of images that delivers a "sense of place"
- Shaking it up: trying new perspectives, limiting your gear to enhance your creativity, maybe even shooting film once in a while!
- People: how to approach your subjects, when to give up and move on
- Letting your pictures shine: displaying your travel photos when you get home, making prints, creating books and slide shows
- Long exposures: shooting at night and in low light to get those magic photos that are invisible to our eyes