The power photography has to evoke an emotion, to recall a memory and to freeze time makes it one of the best storytelling mediums out there. Combine that with travel, and you get some of the more inspiring images of the world we live in. Travel photography takes us to far off places with a single glance.
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But not all images turn out to be those showstoppers you see on the internet. Let’s say you’ve visited Rome or trekked to Iceland’s waterfalls. But when you go through the images later, you’re disappointed with how they have turned out.
I’ve been there.
I started fiddling with a camera more than a decade ago. With a new camera in hand, I successfully completed the Professional Photography Course at the New York Institute of Photography and took courses during my time at university. Since I was in the media field, I learned quickly the ways to take great photos – I’ve even won some awards for my photography over the years (* happy dance *).
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”Ansel Adams
My philosophy is great photography doesn’t come from expensive equipment but from a trained eye. Some of my favourite snaps have been from my smartphone.
It seems like today, everyone had access to a decent camera, whether it’s a professional DSLR or the phone in your pocket. Photography is more accessible than ever. A lot of the tools out there do the work for you, but, in my opinion, they hinder creativity. Understanding how a camera works is the first step in becoming a better travel photographer.
The skills I’ve acquired as a photographer come through research and practice. I can’t wait to share my passion for capturing great travel photographs with you.
This ever-expanding travel photography page is where you’ll find articles about tips for taking better photos, travel photography gear recommendations and other travel photography inspiration.
Recommended Travel Photography gear:
Camera – Canon 80D
Lens – Canon 24-70mm
Lens – Canon 10-18mm
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