In a short break from Korea posts (which will resume next week), we’re back today with Nick’s monthly photography trips!
Most of you are aware by now that the majority of the photos on these pages are by my husband Nick who has a wonderful eye for creating gorgeous images. And in this monthly series, Nick is back guest posting today, offering tips and tricks he’s picked up over the years through our travels. From some of his favorite lenses to travel with to how he gets the shots he does and so much more, welcome to the next installment of Travel (Photography) Tips!
Many of the images taken while I’m traveling are what I would consider more editorial in nature and come from walking around and snapping images “off the cuff.” I keep my camera in my hand so that when I see something interesting, I compose and shoot. The other portion of my images are more what I would call my “setup” images which I would define as more fine art style photographs. For these images I take a lot more time composing and making sure everything is ready to go. Many times I will be shooting from a tripod, switching lenses and adding filters to get the effect I’m looking for. I tend to take fewer of these images when traveling, but the ones I do take tend to be my favorite images when I look back on the trip. Because I take a bit more time on these images, I thought it might be a good idea to share how I setup these images and share my “pre-shot checklist” with you.
|Taken at the Taj Mahal – Agra, India|
|Taken at the Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India|
As I said at the beginning of this post, this is how I approach a photo when I want to take my time and really flush out a great image. It doesn’t mean photos taken off the cuff are bad, they just are different. I tend to get better images when I take my time and go through the checklist in my head. Sometimes this process goes quickly, other times it takes longer. It all depends on day and scene.