Ok, before we start let’s just say, there is nothing wrong with clichéd shots. They are clichéd mainly because the position they are taken in gives a great composition and hence a good looking travel shot. The problem is, because everyone takes that same angle, your images of that location, no matter how good they […]
“Hon, have you seen my keys?” is a common, almost daily phrase spoken at our house. Sadly, I’m not referring to my husband. It’s me. As I write this, I’m not sure where my keys are. My camera battery and chargers? One is in the red daypack on the right side exterior pocket. The other […]
As a travel photographer and photography tour leader, Harry Fisch gets to see a lot of photographers and how they interact with their environment. Below, you will find the most common mistakes this award winning photographer sees amongst his students and other photographers while they are out in the field. Confusing the Camera with a Machine […]
Travel and photography are perfect bed fellows. Capturing exotic, and not so exotic locations in a unique and interesting way is a challenge to both professional and enthusiasts alike. Encapsulating the sights sounds and smells of a place in a single two dimensional digital image taxes the ability of any photographer. Yet it is incredibly […]
Packing for travel, even before photography, was never overly simple. Back then it was about which shoes, which workout gear, which attire to bring. For business travel, it was also deciding to pack the laptop or iPad or both? Fast forward to today and it’s a completely regimen. The destination, photography objectives and method of […]
France is undoubtably a photographer’s paradise, from majestic Paris to the stunning landscapes of Dordogne, there is barely a corner of the country that is not photogenic. One of the many photographic gems is Bordeaux in the Gironde Department in South Western France. Many may be surprised that it is not a large metropolis, its […]
When we get to plan our vacations around photography, life gets a little bit better. Now combine your photography passion with an epic destination like Costa Rica led by seasoned, acclaimed global photographers. Add another element – building a few new “PFFs” (Photography Friends Forever) from multiple countries. And lastly, toss in a plethora of diverse, creative images plus new skills to your personal portfolio. This magical combination is what you can and should expect when you select the right workshop for your needs. You’ll find experienced instructors who readily offer relevant suggestions and hands-on coaching from camera settings to post processing.
This post follows on from my earlier article on my stock shoot in London. My next destination was Belgium and, in particular, Ghent and Bruges. Although well covered by stock photography, I still felt that it would be possible to get some marketable images from these locations, especially from Ghent, my first destination. Read on to know how my experience was, shooting stock photographs in these two lovely cities.
London in August, what could possibly go wrong? The weather, of course. I had planned a two week break to visit family and to shoot stock in my birth city, something I had never really done before. Generally, London in late August the weather is fairly benign and reliable, late August 2014 proved to be not quite so co-operative.
Whether you already have an idea of what you want your location to be for your next photoshoot or you’re hoping to be inspired by unknown locations to develop an idea for a photoshoot, location scouting can be a really time consuming part of the planning process. Fortunately, there are tools that can help speed up the process!