Travel Photography

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While Joshua Irwandi was born and raised in Indonesia, the early pictures he made during his first visit to the region of Asmat, in the province of West Papua, were less than satisfying to him. Yet his fascination with the people and the place stuck, inspiring him to embark on the long-term project Not a Blank Canvas. Above photograph © Joshua Irwandi In this third installment of our monthly series, Picturing World Cultures, we speak with Irwandi about his experiences documenting the people and landscape of Asmat, which offers a window into
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Art Wolfe discusses his book Wild Lives, a project 40 years in the making that he hopes inspires and informs those who read it. Join him as he shares the stories behind his images taken in Zambia, Japan, Bolivia, and beyond. 0:00 - Canadian Arctic 8:38 - India 11:05 - United States & Canada 16:42 - Japan 19:54 - Grasslands 24:14 - Taiga 28:57 - Savanna 43:30 - Ocean 51:44 - Tropical Rainforests 56:59 - South Georgia Island Will you be picking up Wild Lives? Let us know in the
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In Part 2 of the Art of Photography series, Scott Kelby shares his photos and the stories behind them. Kelby also shares his top tips for travel photography. 0:00 - Introduction 1:46 - Kelby's Images and Stories 37:27 - Kelby's Travel Tips 1:05:30 - Removing Unwanted Objects in Photos with Luminar 1:06:37 - Final Thoughts 1:08:20 - Editing in
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Arthur Morris has been photographing birds for more than 39 years with Canon, Nikon, and Sony gear. Morris shares his tips on how to capture the best photos of Brown Pelicans, in San Diego, California. He explains the different behaviors of pelicans, how to get the right angle, and how to get creative with your shots. 0:00 - Introduction 3:38 - Brown Pelicans in San Diego, CA 11:18 - Working with Angles and Creating Backgrounds 13:53 - Nesting Cliff 16:13 - In-Flight Images and Optimizing Your Images 18:52 - Pelican Cliff and Brandt's
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Arthur Morris has been photographing bald eagles in Homer, Alaska, for more than two decades with Canon, Nikon, and Sony gear. Morris shares some tips on capturing in-flight photos, camera settings, and more. 0:00 - Introduction 5:32 - The Story of Homer, Alaska, and its Eagles 9:05 - Using a Film Camera 11:22 - Other Bird Photos 12:19 - Photographing from a Boat 17:47 - Using Wind in Your Favor While Photographing Eagles 20:23 - Photographing Eagles at Sunrise 21:38 - Motion Blur 24:36 - Photographing with Canon and Nikon 27:36 -
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Grab a friend and head outdoors! Whether you're a travel photographer looking to go beyond the typical tourist photo, or a landscape photographer trying to add a subject to your image, Maria Perez is here to help. In this video, she shares her tips for choosing a lens focal length, composing your frame, and posing your subject outdoors. If you have any other tips on taking great portraits while traveling, let us know in the Comments section, below. 0:00 - Introduction 0:21 - Wide-Angle Portraits 1:03 - Standard Lens (35mm or 50mm) 1:27 -
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Director and photographer Ben Clark discusses his career and his experiences filming The Snowman's Trek, which tells the story of the longest hiking trail in Bhutan. In the video, Clark explains how he filmed the athletes completing the trek and shares tips for marketing your film. 0:00 - Introduction 2:00 - The Snowman's Trek Film Preview 6:00 - Clark's Career and Climbing Background 20:37 - The Making of The Snowman's Trek  32:00 - Planning the Film 39:11 - Tips for Choosing Gear 41:55 - The Business Side of Filmmaking 53:00 - The Editing
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In some locales, the period between Christmas and the New Year is known as the "Wild Nights," where mischief reigns in the darkest days of the northern hemisphere. We’re digging into this theme for our last show of 2022 in a chat with photographer and producer of this very podcast, Jill Waterman, who has been documenting New Year’s Eve traditions and exploits around the globe for the past 38 years. We first spoke with Waterman about this project in the two-part show
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Sony Artisan of Imagery Bob Krist shares the behind-the-scenes stories from assignments for National Geographic and other magazines. He disseminates concrete pointers about how to approach and photograph people on the road, and provides some insight about his award winning black-and-white monograph, Old Souls & Timeless Places (Brilliant Press, Exton, PA 2020). 0:00 - Introduction 2:38 - Wall Street Journal Slideshow 6:41 - Travel Photography Has Changed 14:17 - Instagram vs. Reality 17:23 - It's Not About Us. It's About Them 19:29 -
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There are tools and techniques hidden inside Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic that every travel photographer should know. In this B&H video, photographer David Marx explains how to use the editing software to bring your photos to life. He discusses topics such as how to edit your exposure, how to use the gradient tool, and offers other helpful tips. 0:00 - Overview 3:23 - Repairing 18:14 - Global Edits 33:09 - Local Edits 39:15 - Map Module 48:13 - Organizational Tools 51:35 - Q&A 58:24 - Final Thoughts Sponsored by
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In this B&H video, Scott Kelby will change how you, as a photographer, think of your iPhone's camera. Follow along to learn how to use your mobile phone as your second camera while travelling and still produce awesome photos. 0:00 - Benefits of Using a Smartphone 5:06 - Change How You Think 11:11 - 20 Tips for Better iPhone Photos 44:03 - Final Thoughts
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This is our guide to some gorgeous photography locations, in Monterey, California. Follow along as we show you the historical district, rocky beaches, wildlife, and other natural wonders! What are some of your favorite travel-photo subjects and locations? Tell us about them in the Comments section.
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Join photographer Mahesh Thapa on a virtual photo walk to his five favorite photography locations in Seattle, Washington. Using Google Street View, Thapa will be your tour guide to these iconic places, showing you the best spots and best perspectives for taking amazing photos. 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Overview 3:56 - University of Washington 10:03 - Space Needle and Seattle Skyline from Kerry Park 15:14 - Jose Rizal Bridge 24:18 - Pier 66 30:48 - Arboretum 37:04 - Q&A 52:50 - Final Thoughts Sponsored by
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According to travel photographer Nancy Ney, you should "never stop looking... Everywhere there are great photos." She has traveled all over the world to places such as Mexico, India, Bhutan, and Namibia. Join her for a conversation about environmental portraits, safari, landscape, and infrared photography. 0:00 - Introduction 1:09 - Ney's Career 7:12 - Ney's Travel Photography 57:37 - Q&A
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It has probably happened to all of us—a missed photographic moment. We are photographers. We usually have a camera at the ready. But, for one reason or another, we miss a shot of a beautiful vista or a fleeting, but perfect, moment in time and we are left with nothing but the memory of the image that never was captured.  I asked my fellow B&H photographers, as well as our B&H Creative partners and affiliates, to share with us the heartbreaking story, or stories, of the photographs they have failed to capture.