Travel Photography Tips

Picasa 3- Travel Photo Editing Software

When editing your travel photos it can become a daunting task narrowing down what software program to use.  Should I go with an expensive program with all of the bells and whistles?  What about free options?  Are they any good.  Lightroom or Photoshop?  Gimp or Photoscape?  I’ve tried all of these programs, but nothing, in […]

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Boryeong Mud Festival in Korea

Recently I checked out the Boryeong Mud Festival held annually at Daecheon Beach, South Korea.  Seeing grown adults get completely covered in mud and hurling it at one another is a lot of fun; however, when it comes to protecting your camera it’s not quite as ‘playful’ to have it exposed to the elements. I […]

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Keyboard depth of field - by flickr user clausthoden

Depth of field refers to what is in AND out of focus. A shallow depth of field has just a small element of the photo in focus and the rest of it is blurred to a certain degree.  A photo with great depth of field has mostly everything in focus. The tiny point and shoot […]

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Camera in the water - change your vantage point - by flickr user mtsofan

Another very common mistake made by many aspiring photographers is to hold the camera around chest to eye level and take shots in landscape orientation (holding the camera naturally as it is) more often than not. Consider taking more shots in portrait orientation (camera held vertically instead of horizontally) or even better (my personal favorite) […]

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A candid shot of people in a group

I find another somewhat ‘rookie’ blunder many photographers make is to take very similar photos time and time again.  For example, posing in front of something with the same signature smile/smirk ad nauseum. Some of the best photos I’ve ever seen from others (or from my own personal travel photos collection) have been of candid […]

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Pointing Finger Is Pointing - by flickr user adamcrowe

You’re the most amazing person on earth & who am I to debate YOU on this subject. However, from entirely my own subjective & biased opinion, I find most individuals take too many ‘personal’ shots while traveling.  It’s great to have plenty of shots of YOU exploring new destinations, but not to the point where […]

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Color wheel featuring vibrant colours

I’ll never forget this moment as long as I live.  When I was visiting Angkor Wat in 2008 I arrived with a mate who had a dSLR.  The travel photos he took were breathtaking and when I compared them to the horribly muted ones I had from my tiny little Casio point and shoot camera […]

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Rule of thirds - photo by flickr user annamorphic

Composing your photo is indisputably the most essential aspect of taking quality shots. Many photographers, including myself in the past, didn’t/don’t ask the right kinds of questions before pressing down on the shutter release button.  For example, what are you trying to convey with this particular image or what/who is your main subject?  Are you […]

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