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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO TIPS

In a couple of days I’m presenting an overview of travel photography to students at The Art Institute of Seattle. I’ve included my outline here for those who are interested:

1. Introduction

Choosing a destination – Research
Packing light – Pacing yourself, staying healthy

2. The Essential Ingredients

Culture: People, Crafts, Events, Recreation & Food
Architecture: Icons, Skylines, Attractions & Aerials
Geography: Landscape, Weather, Flora & Fauna

3. Logistics and other considerations

Transportation
Access – Being there
Language – Guides
Model & Property releases
Moving beyond the cliché – Capturing a sense of place
Colors/symbols/motion/shadows/textures/gestures/moments
Working with an Editor/Writer
Stills/Video – Shoot lists, backing up media

4. Marketing – Don’t give it away.

Assignments/Commissions
Stock
Personal Work
Fine Art
Films/Books
Teaching/Writing
Social Media/Public Relations
Copyright & Fair Use

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