Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding media to the journal, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
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…One of the cool things about keeping…a digital journal, even if you're ultimately ending…up going to print, is that so much media in the world is already digital.…There's all sorts of ways of very quickly…pulling in other visual elements into your journal.…First of all, there are lots of different kinds of cameras.…Yes, I normally shoot with just my SLR or point-and-shoot,…but I've also got these little GoPro helmet cameras with me.…And so, I've been, you can stick them anywhere, so I've got them on the…bike, I sometimes I have it on this chest mount, whatnot.…So a lot of times during the day, I…will set them up to take stills while I'm riding.…
And at the end of the day, when I'm…starting think what I want to write about, or what…I want to put in the journal, I'll go through…and I'll gather up images from those other cameras.…There might also be other visual pieces of…data that I've been gathering during the day.…For example, my GPS keeps a record of certain statistics as I'm riding.…I don't have a way of actually…
In this course, author and photographer Ben Long explores the tools and techniques behind modern-day travel journaling. Ben takes us on a road trip across the Southwest to detail a variety of methods for documenting the salient moments of a trip. Ben discusses and demonstrates software and hardware tools for capturing the notes, images, and location data from your trip, and assembling them into a journal that you can share with others or keep as a personal memento of your travels. He also shares tips on publishing your journal as a PDF or a printed book. Along the way, he provides insightful advice on establishing a balance between documenting your travels and experiencing them.
- Planning your route
- Packing for a journaling trip
- Mixing up the shots
- Finding your voice
- Importing GPS data
- Geotagging in Lightroom
- Editing and laying out the journal