Travelling can perhaps challenge photographic skills perhaps more than anything else. This is because there is usually such a variety of photographic subjects and photo opportunities.
There are many considerations, for example:
- What to take -too much equipment can be as much a problem as too little
- Timing -Climatic conditions as well as events provide different opportunities in different places at different times (eg. Shadows that can be difficult to work with may be more of a problem at certain times of year -or day).
- Legal Considerations: laws can vary: in some places, you may need official permission before you can take a photograph of something.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- To be able to take good travel photographs, the first essential is to know and understand the equipment and materials used in photography. Part of this first lesson is aimed to ensure that you have this basic knowledge.
- The Main Principles
- This lesson aims to provide you with a firm understanding of how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking travel photographs. It provides a framework, upon which you will base your work in future lessons.
- Creating Different Effects
- Learn how to achieve different effects with snapshots and scenic shots.
- Photographing Natural Areas
- Learn how to photograph wilderness shots and seascapes.
- Photographing Streetscapes
- Learn the two main types of street photography: posed & candid
- Photographing Interiors
- Look at the difficulties involved in photographing interior subjects and how to overcome them.
- Developing Your Photographic Style
- By using photographic equipment skillfully and learning how to sense the way different types of film will respond to different colours and different situations (eg: haze, back light, side light, reflected light etc).
- Major Project
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Identify the scope of travel photography, and the resources required to take travel photos
- Explain how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking travel photographs.
- Apply camera techniques including framing, positioning, timing and borrowed landscapes to create various effects.
- Photograph natural areas to make best use of their texture, or even give them human qualities.
- Photograph streetscapes to create different moods, or capture elements of your choice.
- Photograph indoor scenes making best use of available and artificial lighting.
- Create a series of travel photographs which contain a single common feature that differentiates them from other photographs, and in doing so, provides an indication that they are likely to have been taken by the same person.
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