16 Unmissable Travel Photography Resources for Photographers

Whether you're looking for inspiration, insightful tips, or contest information, here is a list of travel photography resources that I find myself referring to regularly.

Articles:
Take Better Travel Photos – Timothy Allen's article is one of the best I have come across about improving your travel photos.
The Photo Essay – Matt Brandon gives a great rundown on how to create a meaningful photo essay for your next trip.
Dear Aspiring Photographer – Mitchell Kanashkevich talks about how hard work and dedication can eventually pay off for budding travel photographers.
Making Money As A Travel Photographer – An older article, but still very relevant information from David duChemin.
Feeling Distant from your Subjects? – Mario Mattei discusses crossing cultural boundaries when traveling to a new place.

Blogs:
The Travel Photographer – Tewfic El-Sawy showcases some of the best and most in-depth work being done in the travel and documentary world.
The Big Picture – The Boston Globe puts together news stories in photographs that will get any photographer inspired.
Notes and Tips From the Field – Jim Richardson gives insightful notes and tips from his many years of experience as a National Geographic photographer.
Picture Editor at Large – Mike Davis is a professional photo editor with over 20 years of experience. His blog offers some great insight from the perspective of a photo editor.
Business of Photography – Dan Heller offers a lot of useful advise on the business of photography (including travel photography). If you're thinking about travel photography as a profession don't miss his site.
Verve Photo – Geoffrey Hiller created Verve Photo to feature photographs and interviews by the finest contemporary image makers of today. Lots of great photographers profiled here.

Resources/Contests:
Travel Photographer of the Year – One of the most prestigious and well known travel photography contests.
Focus For Humanity – Offers grants to aspiring humanitarian and travel photographers.
National Geographic Your Shot – A unique daily selection of submitted photos from around the world. Anyone can make submissions.
Free Photography Business Guides – Photoshelter offers a lot of free useful guides for those in the photography business. The guides they produce are applicable for all types of photography.
Photoburst.net – Photoburst is a daily travel photography contest put together by Pedro Ferrão Patrício and friends.





Jacob Maentz is a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer currently based in the Philippines. You can visit his website here, read his articles on his blog, follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


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About the author

    Jacob Maentz

    I'm a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer based in the Philippines. My passion lies in creating images that communicate a strong sense of place and cultural awareness in unique, challenging situations. You can see my work at www.jacobimages.com

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