Travel Photography, Making Photos With Minimum Equipment
If you love to take photos when you travel check out this book that can help you travel with minimum equipment while getting your travel photos published in magazines and represented by stock agencies for sale.
Practice With Your Equipment
There is no substitute for in-the-field practice and testing of equipment and techniques. The digital camera has made that all the more affordable and made it so much easier than with film.
Two difficult techniques covered in the book are the fill flash and the GND, tools needed to balance exposures within the frame. The tricky part of working with either will be knowing how much balancing of exposure you will need. The quickest way to find out is to use your camera's meter and take readings of the foreground, and in the case of the GND, the mid ground, and the sky without the filter in place. How to manage the all important balancing of the photo is described in detail in the book.
Make Photos That You Can Sell
Traveling on vacation while making travel photos that you can sell to travel magazines or place with a stock agency can be a challenge. Traveling with a minimum of camera gear and making memorable photos can test your skills. This page contains tips from the book
How to Sell Your Digital Travel Photos.
- Software Corrections
This book will take the mystery out of making publishable photos and help you find the editors who will buy the rights to publish your photos
- Part One: How to Make Marketable Photos
There may be no better feeling for you as a photographer than to walk into the local bookstore and see a photo that you made on the cover of a magazine
- Part Two: How to Find and Approach the Photo Editors
If you love taking photos when you travel why not look into having them published
Computer users will be tempted to do this balancing of exposure in the computer, but when you try to balance a difference of four stops, the results are too often disappointing and will not be of publishable quality.
Attempts at rehabilitating dark underexposed areas of a frame will prove fruitless and result in more work than that required to practice and learn camera techniques that result in publishable photos right from the camera.
As detailed in the book, editors want clean digital files.
The Polarizer will saturate and accentuate colors, remove reflection, and bring punch to cloudy skies, becoming an important tool when used at the appropriate time. The polarizer, however, can also turn a cloudless blue sky to black and it will absorb a stop and a half of light, which could make it a problem in hand-held photography on all but the brightest of days when using 100-speed digital capture. Steadying techniques will be needed when using the polarizer
While you may be able to duplicate many of the various filter effects in imaging software, the effects of the polarizer in reducing glare and reflections can not be done in the computer.
You will find that editors reject overly worked digital images; filter effects are best done in the camera.
The Polarizer usually screws onto the outer ring of the lens and rotates to its most effective position.
Regardless of whether it is doing its polarizing work or not, the polarizer still absorbs one and a half stops of light.
The polarizer is most effective if the sun is either 90 degrees to the left or to the right of the photographer and becomes less effective when the sun is to the front or to the rear and less effective also at sunrise and sunset.
Circular or Linear Polarizer
Match the polarizer to the camera type. Most cameras will require a circular polarizer in order for the camera's automatic sensing systems to work properly.
Great Tips illustrated with Great Pics, October 20, 2010 ( Amazon Review)
I found this book to be engaging and full of great tips and instructions. The black and white travel photos inside are a joy to look at. I would like to see another book of his with just the photos, printed larger and on glossy stock.
The book is divided into two sections: How to take good travel pictures, and then, How to sell them. ....
This is the sort of handbook that you will want to buy, read and then save to refer back to again and again.
It found a permanent home on my bookshelf, September
This book covers all aspects of selling photographs. Drawing from his own experience as a travel writer and photographer, the author has created a real resource for anyone who wants to have their images published. He gives sound advice as to how to be productive creatively and walks you through the necessary steps to getting your images to market. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about selling their photographs.
Must Have, September
I highly recommend this book. Easy to read and understand. Even if you are not trying to sell your photographs this book is a must have. This book covers all the fundamental information that you have to know on aperture settings, filters, composition, etc. which will get you the photographs you will be proud of and want to sell.
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