Viewers: in countries Watching now:
A favorite travel destination is the seaside small town—a place with salt air, beaches, shingled houses, and seafood on every menu. And a great way to get there is by car, making stops along the way.
In this course, photographer Mikkel Aaland travels to Mendocino, a classic seaside small town in Northern California, making stops in Mendocino's Anderson Valley and redwood forests along the way. The course details the gear and shooting strategies involved in capturing the personality of a small town and, just as important, its natural setting and the people who live there. Throughout the course, Mikkel emphasizes the importance of putting your own creative stamp on your travel photos through the use of simple props, friends, or family members.
So, I wanted to get some, cave shots. And I want to use some lights in the cave, but it was a little too bright, so I left the models up by the cave and I just strolled along the beach, really just enjoying the, this late afternoon light. And I wanted to get some surf shots as well. I haven't really gotten as many as I wanted this time. So when I was shooting the waves I can't control the waves. I mean I can't tell the wave go this way (SOUND), You know, it would be wonderful if you could. So you really have to kind of (SOUND) And what I was looking for was just those moments right before a wave breaks when you can see some of the blue, the green, the color in there before it all turns white.
And then forget it because it's not that interesting at that point. (SOUND) so you get a back lit wave, which you won't get on the east coast of course. (SOUND) (SOUND) It's just there for a second, and then when the wave crashes, it's gone. So I did that, and then I was walking along the beach.
I saw some dogs, you know. Dogs are wonderful to photograph, especially in this light. Took a couple (SOUND) Got to the end of the beach, and found an area (SOUND) And that was interesting because the contrast of the, of the surf. I think that'll be, I think (SOUND) I'm using a very long lens. It's actually my 200 millimeter with a teleconverter, so it's actually 300 millimeter.
which is, you know, you lose a little speed when you put a teleconverter on. but there's sun, there's plenty of light here, right? It was no problem. So, waves. I can, I could sit here (LAUGH) and shoot waves all day long. I really hadn't done that up until now, and now I can see why. I enjoy it so much because each one of the waves has kind (SOUND) And it's just so fun to watch and photograph. (SOUND) So I've got em. And I'm pretty satisfied now.
I can go over to the cave and, and I'm going try something a little bit different there with some lights and, and the models. And I got my waves.
There are currently no FAQs about Travel Photography: Seaside Road Trip.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.
Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.