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.
Okay, so I've been walking around the town for a while now. And I've seen some great things. Guy hanging out the window at a coffee shop, some really nice facades. Some interesting shots of different things that I like. When I turn the corner here and I walk into this little courtyard, and suddenly everything I'm looking for is one place. It's kind of like all in one shopping. And, and I'm, that's what I, you know it's hard to get everything in one shot. I mean I can get the water towers in a shot by themselves, and I have several shots like that. I have some flower shots.
I have some Victorian shots. But it's really cool when you can get it all in one place. Kind of the quintessential shot. It defines the things you're looking for. So here I am, walking to this courtyard and there's, there's everything. Some flowers, a building, a water tower. (SOUND) I shot both horizontal and vertical because I'm just not sure. How I'm going to use it, and (SOUND) (SOUND) horizontal, so it's, it's, it was a great spot.
Now I'm really excited because I've heard that there's some other places that that I want to explore. There's some sand dunes up on the coast that I want to go check out. I want to, try to get some shots, some better shots of the surf. I don't feel like I've got a really good shot of the surf yet, and boy, there's a lot of surf here. This is great surf shot area. and then I heard that there's a really cool cave that I want to explore. I want to check that out this afternoon. We're going to have a busy afternoon. But I'm really excited, I want to get going, so come with me.
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.