Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Documenting passage of time in a photo, part of Travel Photography: The Family Cabin.
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…I'm at my second re-creation here, a shot up the driveway.…I was just looking at this picture and thinking, so much has changed.…Obviously this was a film photo.…This was probably taken late 70s, early 80s.…Probably late 70s.…This was a film photo, and I was just looking at the back.…It's Kodak paper, but there's no automatic date and time stamp on the back that a…film processing machine would have put on there,…because this wouldn't have been processed by a machine.…An actually human being somewhere processed these photos.…I, I did the same thing, I brought my parents out here.…
I actually really wanted to talk to them about, about…this one because so much has changed in this picture.…>> Stone wall, a nice vertical stone wall that's now kind of a pile of debris.…>> Oh my gosh.…>> Yeah.…>> Yeah, wow.…>> So, it's really coming apart.…>> Well remember >> Yeah and look.…Alright now look this used to be almost flat here.…>> The driveway has changed a lot.…And I just really had memories that it…used to be easier getting into the driveway.…
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.