Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Documenting the interior space of the family cabin, part of Travel Photography: The Family Cabin.
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…Course, one of the things that's pretty obvious that I want to…do if I'm shooting the family cabin, is to shoot the family cabin.…So I want to just get some interior stuff.…Right away you go, well, I'll get my wide angle lens…and I'll get some nice big wide shots of the place.…And I did that, and I can definitely capture a lot of detail that way.…But the sense of space in those images has…nothing to do with what I remember about this place,…or the sense of space that I think of when…I'm here or, or when I'm thinking about this place.…
So, I switched to more reasonable focal lengths.…Almost all the way to normal lenses, which means I can't get one…shot that encompasses the whole place, so I've just shot a few different angles.…They're not great.…They're not super pretty.…They're not Architectural Digest kind of photos, but…they do just give me nice overall references…that also capture something of my sense of the coziness or, or the space in here.…But more important than that I went after details.…So this cabin is a 50s or 60s…
There are several layers to photographing trips to memorable destinations: you want to capture accurate depictions of the place and its surroundings, but you also want your photos to convey the notions of tradition and the passing of time. In this course, author and photographer Ben Long visits his family's New Mexico cabin. He shows how to create photos that not only capture the essence of the place and its surroundings, but also convey its significance as the backdrop for shared family experiences and traditions. Along the way, he shows how to recreate old photos to capture what has changed, shoot details that haven't been documented before, and explore the surrounding area, to capture the full essence of the place.