Traveling has always been a source of inspiration for me, especially since the life force of any culture reside in the people that live in any one place. And it’s a wonderful feeling to take photographs that inspire others to want to travel abroad.
Not one person I know and don’t know can’t say they don’t enjoy traveling. Here are some thoughts that I keep in mind when shooting photos while traveling:
Try photographing complete strangers. They are the culture of the land and place you are visiting. Their images can tell a story that is beyond words sometimes but also try to keep cultural sensitivities in mind.
Travel photography is a waiting game. You’re lucky if you’re at the right place at the right time. But, at the same time, you don’t want to draw attention and disrupt the flow of what is naturally happening. Take what you need if you’re able to capture it.
Great composition is something that I am always very particular about and truly believe is the key factor behind a meaningful photograph, no what what type of camera you have. If you have great composition, it doesn’t matter what kind of camera you have. If you have no composition and a great camera, I’m sorry but that won’t get you far. Great cameras won’t make a great photograph if you don’t know the basics of composition. It is an achievement when composition becomes first nature.
Try to see the world from the world’s eye view. Instead of just snapping photos right off the bat, take in mentally and physically where you are at and the breeze that is blowing where you are. Let the life of the world fill you with inspiration and you’ll start seeing things you’d never even realize before. Our world is delicate but also very versatile and has been around much longer than you have. Take advantage of views not everyone has access to and frame your subjects through objects.
With that said, our office will be closed starting next week through mid-October. We will be out traveling so we apologize in advance for any delay in email and phone replies.