Taking photographs on holiday or whilst traveling for any other reason is one of the things many of us look forward to. The problem is travel, and in particular air travel, has become hard work. When you get to your destination, it may be hot and full of tourists, not the sort of place for carrying a heavy load of kit. Today we are going to look at some options for traveling light.
Travelling with your camera is one of the great pleasures in life. Capturing the sights and emotions of far flung cultures is a great way of learning and understanding the world around you. When you are travelling, photography seems somehow easier, you take more images. However, with this glut of new shots, how can you manage them whilst on the move?
Photographers are always fired up for the next distance and day trip which means packing the right cameras, lenses and gear. Since many of the writers for Light Stalking spend a quite a bit of time in planes, trains and automobiles, we thought it would be helpful to share our travel tips on 1) Planning for trips and shoots 2) Packing and 3) Gear.
Lisbon is regarded as being one of the oldest cities in the world, pre-dating the Roman Empire. It has a population of over 3 million people yet seems to retain a friendly, small city feel. With its historic architecture, quaint trams yet also modern, progressive architecture, Lisbon is an ideal playground for Europe-based photographers.
It’s taken me a few months to get over not being in Hawaii, but having spent that time in in the Shenandoah Valley, I’m coming around to truly appreciate the beauty that is found around every corner in this part of the United States. I can’t personally say whether the famous tourism slogan, Virginia is […]
The art of street photography has produced some of the most moving pictures of all time. To capture forever the essence of a moment, or people’s actions and reactions is what makes this type of photography such a difficult challenge. It is not just about the subject being photographed but also about the surroundings that […]
For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our expensive gadgets safe. Here are some tips and suggestions of things I frequently ask myself or do to keep my gear better protected (both from the elements and from being […]
Adventure travel has been growing by leaps and bounds lately. In fact, there are now travel agencies solely dedicated to planning adventure photography trips. Of course, not everyone will prefer to go on a boxed adventure trip. To me, having someone else plan everything out so all I have to do is show up with […]
Who doesn’t like to travel. Certainly none of the photographers I know. New experiences, new opportunities, new photos with which to bore the relatives on your return home. But are they boring? Are they purely descriptive? This is where I went, this is what I saw, this is what I did. How many shots of […]
When most people think of Hawaii they think of sunshine, surfing, and lazy afternoons spent on a beach. Ask any astrophotgrapher that has photographed the stars from Big Island’s Mauna Kea and you will hear quite a different story. The two-million year old volcano expands over 30,000 feet from the ocean floor to it’s peak, […]