Travel Photography: Making Marketable Photos While Traveling Light
Travel  light but still make  travel photos that you can sell to travel magazines, (sell the rights to Use the Photo) place with stock houses, or use to make presentation prints or digital presentations.  This can be a challenge.  No matter if it is touring Coastal Mexico and the Yucatan, hiking the Grand Canyon, or squeezing into a slot canyon, traveling with a minimum of camera gear and making marketable photos can test your skills.  

Over Expose
One characteristic of digital cameras covered in this book is the nature of the capture system.  You can recover detail in a slightly over exposed section of a frame in computer imaging software but you will be less successful in correcting an underexposure.   When using a digital camera, therefore, you should just slightly over expose rather than underexpose.

Camera Preview Window
One great tool that the digital camera offers is the preview screen. The intensity of this screen is adjustable, however, and it bears mentioning that if you set it too bright, you might be fooled onto thinking your exposures are on the mark when in fact, they will be underexposed. Set your preview intensity to medium at the most.

Photos That Sell
This book goes into detail concerning elements that make up a marketable photo.   Not all photos will do well in the markets regardless of technical excellence

Sense of Place
One of the keys of a marketable travel photo is sense of place. While making photos in the great backgrounds and places that attract tourists, you can create a sense of that place in your photos and return with coverage for a photo feature or for a full-length feature travel article.  You can do this by  creating a sense of the place, a feeling that people can go there and enjoy the surroundings just as you did.

When covering museums and restaurants, shopping,  sports, and beaches, you will encounter a host of technical challenges of mixed light and uneven exposure and you will need a good working knowledge of all the tools described in the book including
fill flash, GND,  manual camera, and how to achieve sharpness without a tripod.
If you master these tools, you will be free to travel lightly with a minimum of equipment while at the same time making photos that tell the story about the place at a glance.  Your photos  will give the viewer a sense of the place and a reason to go there.
Photo Tips when Traveling Light

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If you love taking photos when you travel why not look into getting them published
The reward might be to walk into a bookstore one day and see a photo that you created on the cover of a magazine.  If you love taking photos when you travel why not look into getting them published

The book pictured below will take the mystery out of making publishable photos and it will help you find the editors who will buy the rights to use your travel Photos   

  • Part One: How to Make Marketable Photos
  • Part Two: How to Find and Approach the Photo Editors
  • Over Exposure
  • Camera Preview Window
  • Sense of Place
Travel Photography
Traveling Light and Making Photos That You Can Sell
(You sell The Rights To Use The Photo and you can sell that right over and over)
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Travel Photography, Make Photos That You Can Sell While Traveling Light
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.
Travel Photography and Making Photos That You Can Sell While Traveling Light is not easy but If you love taking photos when you travel why not look into getting them published.  
Travel Photography and Making Photos That You Can Sell While Traveling Light is not easy but If you love taking photos when you travel why not look into getting them published.  Walk into a bookstore one day and see a photo that you created on the cover of a magazine.
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.
Revised and Updated 2014
Make Photos That You
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