Recently, I made a drastic life change that allowed me to completely re-evaluate my thoughts and practice of travel photography. I moved from Nashville, Tennessee to one of the most rural areas of the poorest country in the western hemisphere, Haiti. Normally when you think about travel photography experiences your mind journeys to a few
I’ve been an outdoor photographer for ten years now, and I’ve never used filters in my in-field workflow (apart from circular polarizers for waterfall photography). In fact, I would actively discourage photographers I taught from using neutral density (ND) and graduated neutral density filters. The reason for this is simple: I have never found a
Last year, I dove deep into the world of outdoor travel photography. I reduced my camera equipment to a mirrorless micro 4/3 camera, a wide-angle lens, and a 70-200 lens and hopped on a place. During those twelve months, I hit the streets of Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Switzerland. When I
If you have spent time in the outdoor photography world, you will know how difficult it can be to capture great light and color. Not only do photographers spend a lot of time researching locations, but we also spend a lot of time studying light and how it will affect the colors that we are
Photography has an extremely interesting progression of learning attached to it. If you’re anything like most photography enthusiasts, you probably started out shooting during bright sunlit hours while avoiding clouds and the corners of the day. Then, you began wondering why your photographs lacked dynamic range and interesting color. Afterwards, you’d seek out the great
In the artform of outdoor photography, you have many options to choose from in terms of composition. You can create wild foreground features, or use leading lines to direct the viewer’s eyes around the frame. However, photographers should be striving to get beyond the expected shooting techniques and create images that provoke excitement and invitation
I love photographing water, whether in the form of waterfalls, streams, ponds, or coastal scenes. Making water photos is fun and easy, if you know how to do it right. To help you get the most out of your water photography, here are some of my top tips and ideas for making great water photos.
More and more photographers are taking to the sea to visit island destinations like Svalbard, Greenland, and the Galapagos. Antarctic tourism, for example, has surged in recent years, with over 44,000 people visiting the frozen continent in the 2016-2017 summer season—and almost all of them by ship. Ships provide access to remote landscapes and a stunning array of marine species including polar bears, sea otters, penguins, and seabirds.
Most digital cameras give you two basic choices for recording your photo files: JPEG or raw (and, sometimes, both). Which to choose? Although JPEG is fine for casual photography, if you really want to take your photography to the next level, consider using raw format for your image files. I shoot raw format because it
Generally, photographers think of light as the thing that illuminates the subject being photographed. There are times, however, when the light itself can be the subject—or at least an important element of the overall composition. There are several general circumstances when you should consider photographing light as your subject. Sunlight passes through a layer of