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How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries for Travel Photography

How to Approach & Photograph Strangers in Other Countries for Travel Photography

I’ve wanted to write something on this topic for ages. To be honest, this is probably the question that comes back most from my students: how should I approach people to take their photos? For most people traveling here, and to be more precise, for most Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia, taking photos of people […]

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The Travel Photographer’s Decisive Moment

The Travel Photographer’s Decisive Moment

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.” –Henri Cartier-Bresson According to photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the most profound photographs are those that capture the decisive moment—the moment when […]

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Using Photography Composition Templates

Using Photography Composition Templates

When doing photography in general, and in my case Travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve the overall performance. By photography template I mean pre-defined, well-known and efficient photography composition templates that are recurrent and relevant in photography, and fit popular “good taste.” Knowing your usual and […]

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Travel Photography Ethics

Travel Photography Ethics

Last week while I was traveling with my group into Bangladesh, I received a link to an article from my friend, Thierry. The article was written by Amanda Machado and talks about the ethics of taking photos when traveling to developing countries. I read the article before heading outside and didn’t think much about it […]

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The Pros and Cons of Watermarking Your Photos

The Pros and Cons of Watermarking Your Photos

While doing some research to write this post, I went looking for some of my photos on the web, and it was just…wow! Using the Google reverse image search engine, I could locate where some photos of mine were being used. I only spent time looking for three photos (some that I knew were popular) […]

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Creative Travel Portrait Photography Tips

Creative Travel Portrait Photography Tips

In travel photography, and mostly in Asia, we tend to focus our photography a lot on people. But portraits can look very similar if taken with the same angle. It works fine of course, but I personally feel the need to go beyond the traditional close up portrait and produce some more original work. While […]

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Fill Your Frame

Fill Your Frame

The more I teach photography, the more I realize that this is something I need to repeat… about 10 times a day. This is actually now one of the first things I talk about when talking about composition, once the camera settings have been covered. Fill your frame. There are variants as well: “Fill that […]

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The Process of Taking a Photo

The Process of Taking a Photo

After teaching photography for a number of years and constantly documenting myself on the subject, I often find educational material being all the same and just a little bit boring. Then I stumbled across an amazing book by Michael Freeman called The Photographer’s Mind. It had a lot of new pertinent elements that I really […]

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