Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding stories can enhance the meaning of your images, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
…Behind me on the horizon, back there, you…can see this plateau, a mesa sort of thing.…That's the Caprock Escarpment.…I'm here in the Texas Panhandle. This thing actually runs North a long way.…And you may be thinking, well, it's not,…you guys haven't found the most dramatic angle.…And we stopped here to try and get it because the sun was setting,…and so we figured we needed to do this while you could still see it.…However, as I stand here and look at it,…actually it does kind of give me this, this feeling.…And even as I get closer, I'm not going to be able to take a…picture that actually conveys what it is that I'm feeling while I'm standing here.…
And that's because of my understanding of it.…The feeling, the kind of sense of wonder…I'm having about it, is a conceptual feeling.…It's not something I'm going to be able to get in a photo.…And here's why. We're going to drive up that.…There's a beautiful canyon and a nice twisty road that goes up to the top.…I'm afraid we're going to…be doing it in the dark, but we're going to drive up that.…
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