12 Best Travel Photography Guides

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This collection of ideas, techniques and concepts will help you bring back photos from your travels that are more than snapshots. You’ll learn how to shoot at a grand scale of a mountain range, but also focus on the magical details right in front of you, whether you’re traveling across the globe or photographing close to home.

1. The Fine Art Of Travel Photography

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How does a photographer transcend the “I was here” imagery that’s often associated with travel photography and create fine-art images of places near and far? From the dozens of workshops I’ve taught on the subject, as well as talking with and carefully studying the work of many of the great globetrotting photographers in the field, I’ve developed a methodology that, when applied, should yield impressive and, at times, spectacular results. Read More…

2. How One Photographer Earns His Living

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Brendan Van Son is a 30-year-old travel photographer who has spent the past five years traveling the world on assignment. He recently wrote a great post about what the life of a travel photographer is like, and of particular interest to those among us who try to make a living with our cameras is how Brendan goes about making money from his efforts. Read More…

3. 10 Tips For Better Travel Photos

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If you want to return home with a great travel portfolio, you need to break out of the tourist mentality and move beyond typical snapshots of postcard locations. Award-winning travel photographer Nevada Wier shares her top techniques to create photographs that are not only visually engaging, but reveal a more personal connection with the people and cultures you’re encountering. Read More…

4. Travel With A Purpose

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Have you ever sat through a friend’s vacation slideshow and dreaded every minute of it? Countless images of cluttered markets, busy landscapes and cliché snapshots blur into oblivion. You nod your head in a daze of encouragement, wanting to be polite, but after the last shot of the cute kid eating ice cream, you can’t take it anymore. If only your cell phone would ring and free you from this torture! Read More…


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5. How To Travel Light As A Photographer

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I love photography, and I love to travel. Problem is, I don’t necessarily love to travel for photography. The issue, of course, is figuring out how to get all the necessary equipment from point A to point B safely and efficiently. The best way to make this task easier is to travel light. Read More...

6. Geared For Travel

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Whether you’re jetting off on a family vacation, backpacking solo in the wild or going away on business, mobility is key when traveling with your photo gear. It’s true that today’s D-SLR bodies and lenses continue to set new standards for what’s considered But throw in more extras than needed, and you’ll be too exhausted from lugging your equipment around to take good shots. Read More…

7. Travel Photography Pro Tips

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Being a travel photographer is a dream come true for many amateur and professional photographers alike. Sure, there’s a downside—most notably the travel to and from a destination—but those long airport TSA wait lines and cramped airline seats are worth the torture (for me) when experiencing and capturing a special moment on the other side of the state, country or even the planet. Read More…

8. 10 Tips For Better Travel Photos

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Whether you’re headed to the big city nearby or across an ocean, shooting on location is a lot of fun, and full of photographic possibilities. These tips will help prepare you to make the most of your camera as you explore your destination. Read More…

9. Shooting A Travel Story

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As photographers, we’re storytellers. Even a single photograph can tell a story. A series of photographs can tell a more detailed story, however, revealing different chapters of one’s experience, if you will. That experience might be a photo safari to Africa, a photo tour of a national park, a photo trek to a nearby city and so on. Read More…

10. Gear For Travel

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To capture amazing travel photography, you need the right gear, and the right techniques. With these best-in-class cameras, lenses, tripods and accessories, you can capture amazing images, wherever life takes you. Read More…

11. Travel Lighter To Shoot Smarter

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For the entire history of photography, photographers have strived to make the process of capturing an image more portable and more instantaneous in order to help them take masterful photos, wherever they may go. The camera obscura (literally, “dark room”), the precursor to what we know as a camera, was actually a room with a pinhole in it. That’s as immobile as you can possibly get. Read More…


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