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The Traveling Photographer: Fundamentals
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The Traveling Photographer: Fundamentals

with David Hobby

Video: Introduction

Traveling is a time of discovery, shared experiences, and bonding with family and friends. Travel is also a time to experiment and grow as a photographer. In this course, the first in a series about traveling to major tourist destinations such as Hong Kong and Paris, photojournalist and Strobist.com founder David Hobby shows you how to photograph your journey like a professional, without dispelling any of the magic of the experience.

You'll learn to plan effectively, choose the right gear, interact with the people you meet, take photographs efficiently, and—most importantly—create the mental space and time to actually enjoy your journey. David visits some nearby interesting destinations, proving that a great travel experience is not always about a far-flung destination. Along the way, you'll learn how to "decode" any city as a true traveling photographer.

Ready to explore more exotic locales? Check out The Traveling Photographer: Hong Kong.
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  1. 9m 12s
    1. Introduction
      3m 17s
    2. A roadmap for the course
      5m 55s
  2. 31m 28s
    1. The three axes of this series
      9m 48s
    2. Pro tip: Be a thinking photographer
      2m 55s
    3. Why do you take pictures?
      6m 44s
    4. The trip should come first
      3m 4s
    5. Pro tip: Every possession is a burden
      2m 9s
    6. The difference between traveling pros and traveling amateurs
      6m 48s
  3. 58m 40s
    1. Choosing your gear wisely
      11m 40s
    2. Pro tip: Lenses in and be aware
      1m 28s
    3. Research and planning strategies
      10m 13s
    4. Pro tip: Pray for bad weather
      1m 38s
    5. Travel logistics: What to carry, what to check
      6m 6s
    6. The physiology of travel
      4m 31s
    7. Cell phone options and essential apps
      5m 59s
    8. Washing clothes on the road
      5m 55s
    9. Circadian rhythm
      5m 21s
    10. Pro tip: Drop everything for amazing light
      1m 50s
    11. Balancing travel with travel photography
      3m 59s
  4. 22m 9s
    1. Types of travel photos: An overview
      5m 51s
    2. The vacuum picture: For just remembering
      2m 19s
    3. The moment picture: Taking time to craft an image
      7m 39s
    4. The trophy picture: The one for your wall
      4m 32s
    5. Pro tip: Restrictions lead to creativity
      1m 48s
  5. 11m 1s
    1. The camera as a gateway to meeting people
      2m 19s
    2. To focus on people, know your gear
      1m 3s
    3. Carry a pocket portfolio and give a print
      46s
    4. Watch your body language and make eye contact
      1m 23s
    5. Pro tip: The best way to meet people
      1m 58s
    6. Pro tip: Be a chameleon
      3m 32s
  6. 7m 1s
    1. One approach to managing photos on a trip
      4m 23s
    2. After you return
      2m 38s

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The Traveling Photographer: Fundamentals
2h 19m Intermediate Jun 04, 2014

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Traveling is a time of discovery, shared experiences, and bonding with family and friends. Travel is also a time to experiment and grow as a photographer. In this course, the first in a series about traveling to major tourist destinations such as Hong Kong and Paris, photojournalist and Strobist.com founder David Hobby shows you how to photograph your journey like a professional, without dispelling any of the magic of the experience.

You'll learn to plan effectively, choose the right gear, interact with the people you meet, take photographs efficiently, and—most importantly—create the mental space and time to actually enjoy your journey. David visits some nearby interesting destinations, proving that a great travel experience is not always about a far-flung destination. Along the way, you'll learn how to "decode" any city as a true traveling photographer.

Ready to explore more exotic locales? Check out The Traveling Photographer: Hong Kong.

Topics include:
  • Thinking like a photographer while traveling
  • Choosing gear wisely
  • Balancing travel with photography
  • Taking time to craft an image
  • Being a chameleon
  • Meeting people
  • Managing photos from a trip
Subjects:
Photography Cameras + Gear Photography Foundations
Author:
David Hobby

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