Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) has just announced the winners of its 2019 competition. Among tens of thousands of submissions, the judges have selected the best of the best. The winners come from all corners of the globe and show us just how incredible, diverse, but also harsh our planet is.
Living on the road sounds scary for some, while others see it as a dream come true. Photographer Christian Schaffer falls into the second group and she’s been traveling for years now, living in a van. In this video, she takes you on a tour of her home on wheels, which may be small, but it has everything a home needs to have.
If you travel a lot to shoot photos or video, then there will likely be a lot of things you keep in your bags to make your life a little easier. If you’re planning to make a trip to shoot something, you might not have thought things through quite as well as you think you have. In this video, the folks at NOMO Films show us eleven essential items that they take with them on their travels.
The video’s called “11 filmmaking travel items”, but they actually cover 15(ish). So, we’re goin’ with that. 15 items. There are a lot of great useful tips for things to pack here.
Planning a photo trip to Germany? After three years of living in Germany and visiting countless cities in the country, I have a handful of tips for you. No, they are not about the best shooting locations and what photographic gear to pack. They are more of a practical nature.
“This past summer in Bali was everything I wanted it to be, and more. It was the kind of trip that gets you enough content to post on Instagram for a whole month so that everyone thinks you’re constantly traveling.” This is the first sentence in a brutally honest parody video, and after hearing it, I knew I was gonna love it. I was right.
Australian YouTuber Currently Hannah teamed up with her friend Just Jess to create a hilarious parody about travel influencers. No matter how much we’re aware that Instagram is full of fakery, these Insta-worthy, glamorous travels can still make us a bit jealous. But Hannah answers a big question in her video: what if travel influencers were honest?
Landscape photography marketing is one area that photographers often find particularly hard. But if you want your photography business to grow, you have to know how to market yourself and your work.
Recently I took my first ever photography trip to California. My plan was to hit up Mt Shasta, Lassen Volcanic NP, and Lake Tahoe. I wanted to share some of the things I did right as well as some of the things I did wrong.
Traveling is fun and exciting, and many people love turning their journeys into travel videos. No matter if you create travel videos for YouTube, Instagram, or just your personal archive, there are some things that make them amateurish and uninteresting. Sometimes, no matter how good the shots are, or how great was the place you visited, there’s simply something missing. In this video, Thomas Alex Norman discusses three reasons why your travel videos are not as good as you’d like. And when you improve on these three aspects, you’ll raise their quality to a much higher level.
As a retoucher, I travel quite frequently for workshops or events I put on, and there are a few things I consider essentials in my bag. And not surprisingly, people are always curious to see what other people travel with!
My kit always keeps updating based on what I see other people do, or as I find out about better options that are required for each job. I figure this may be of interest to you. If you have any essentials of your own, I’d love to read your comments and see what you take with you too.
Here’s an example of what’s currently in my travel kit. This does not include the obvious like passports, currency, credit card, etc.
I’m going to be doing a creative retreat in Croatia at the end of May (which I’d love for you to be a part of) and this is what I’ll be taking with me, among many other items that change based on the location at hand!
While most commercial photographers know about copyright laws and the use of a model for their images, it seems the answer isn’t so clear when it comes to Travel Photography. So if you’re travelling the world with your camera, what laws apply – for you and for your subject?
You might need to consider what it means… taking photos of people in a foreign country, photos that you may one day print, sell or publish.