Wrapped around a church bench the Gorillapod becomes an unobtrusive tripod
The Joby Gorillapod may be the only tripod the traveler needs. It will latch on to anything
Not its usual load, the Joby Gorillapod supporting an RB 6x7 at Glanum Ruin St. Remy, Provence
A great tool from Joby, the Gorillapod can latch onto any pole, bench, or fence and become a solid and unobtrusive tripod. Its three legs will support the camera on the ground or on restaurant tables for sharpness in low-light situations and its small size will allow you to take it to ruin sites and churches. Its low weight will free you up to travel light
Tripods are not allowed in most ruin sites; the bean bag can help to steady the camera.
The Joby Gorillapod,
(see below) will fit in your camera bag and not intrude on others while you make sharp photos
Travel Photography Tips, Travel Light, Make Marketable Photos
But Make Photos That You Can Place with Travel Magazines
Travel Photography Tips show you how to travel light but still make travel photos that you can print large or use to create digital presentations or to sell to magazines or through stock agencies
For the extremes of the Grand Canyon you could need four total stops of GND material. Two, 2-stop sheets placed in the holder will do
This image could have benefited from a split screen neutral density filter which would have allowed for a longer exposure of the bottom section and more detail in the rocks,
Mentioned on the previous page, the lens shade is an important tool that will help preserve saturation and contrast.
The best lenses to use for making travel photos for sale should allow you to affix a lens shade and other attachments such as filters and lens cover.
The lens shade will avoid lens flare that could result in a lowering of saturation and the reduction of contrast due to uncontrolled light. The shade will shield the front lens element from the sun and from stray light.
When unwanted sunlight enters the lens and bounces around, eventually reaching the sensor or film plane, it can cause the obvious hexagonal blob and can ruin a photo. Less noticeable is the light that enters and imperceptibly lowers contrast and saturation, thus robbing a photo of punch. This lowering of contrast is a less obvious form of lens flare that can kill an otherwise marketable photo.
Subtle lens flare:
The subtle lens flare happens when scattered light enters the lens and reaches the sensor or film plane where it brightens up the dark areas and reduces the contrast between darks and lights. This can be nearly imperceptible except that you notice a reduction of contrast. You might find yourself saying that the photo looks washed out.
If you have forgotten your lens shade or your camera does not come so equipped, you can use your hand or any nearby object to shade the lens element from direct sun. If you are using a tripod, step forward and look at the front lens element; if the sun or reflected light is hitting it in any way, you will have lens flare
One of the hallmarks of a marketable photo is an evenly exposed frame. Large areas of the frame in shadow or areas of overexposure where you have blown out detail will not be acceptable in photos for publication in most cases. Fill flash and the graduated neutral density filter will be two of your most important tools in making evenly exposed images.
You can elevate your photos from the grab shot or snapshot variety to the big leagues with fill flash.
The fill flash punches up the colors, lights under wide brimmed hats, brings sparkle to the eyes, and helps balance the exposure.
Difficult to use, yes, it takes practice to get it right even with automatic through-the-lens systems that sense the light and control the amount of flash hitting the subject or the amount returning to the sensor. See the tips in this book on balancing exposure. and Diffused Flash
Diffused and bounce flash are best because they are less harsh. It should not be obvious that you used flash.
Make Marketable Photos While Traveling Light:
This book shows you how to make marketable photos while traveling with a minimum amount of equipment.
If you love taking photos when you travel why not look into having them published.
The following tips are found in the above book along with many more. The book will take all the mystery out of having your travel photos published.
The graduated neutral density filter described in the book can balance the exposure and create a publishable photo with no areas of extreme darkness or excessive highlights in the photo
- Lens Shade
- Balanced Exposure
- Fill Flash
- Diffused Flash
See tips on make Photos inside Museums with camera steadying techniques
Fill Flash lightens the faces of these children showing off their pets.
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 3, 2010
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 27, 2010
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.
Travel Photography Tips, Travel Light and Make Marketable Photos using tips from this book.
Tips cover travelling light but still making travel photos that you can print large or use to create digital presentations or to sell to magazines.
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