Light is the main ingredient in the mix of elements that make an image. Content, composition, technique will all pale if the light isn’t “right.” But is there a “right” light? It all depends on the photograph you are taking. Most photographers tend to focus more on their subjects and the framing giving more importance […]
Aloha Lavina is an Asia based photographer and writer whose photographs and writing have appeared in CNNTravel, Canon PhotoYou Magazine, Seventeen magazine, The Korea Times, and several books. You can see her work at her website and follow her on her blog.
We’ve all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and you feel like there are so many things you could capture, right now. But where does your inspiration start? When you’re in a photographable situation, but you don’t have a clue, there are some go-to approaches you can use to combat cluelessness and start being creative.
Backing up your files on the road can be a massive headache for many photographers. When you’re travelling, you have the compounded problem that you are probably shooting a lot, but you don’t want to take massive amounts of kit that will weigh you down. Well, his is a response to a question posted on […]
Taking photos of people dancing at a party can be a lot of fun. Because you’re working with a still medium, often the ways you use to get motion into the photo are crucial in setting your photos apart from the rest. Most parties end late, so the dancing doesn’t happen until way after dinner, […]
If you have traveled in Asia, you know that temples are on your itinerary. The rich cultural heritage of Asia’s religions means any tour you take in Asian countries will be peppered with temples! temples! temples! How many ways can you photograph a temple? We learned about shotlists with Ralph Velasco a few days ago. […]
There’s a great debate of sorts about posing strangers for a travel portrait. Purists would scoff at this, perhaps saying that if you directed the subject to pose in a certain way it’s not really travel photography. Some folks believe that travel photography is documentary, capturing people doing what they normally do, without interference from […]