Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing up the types of shots you take on the trip, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
…Next time you're reading a long article in a magazine…or newspaper that has a lot of photos in it.…I mean an article with a lot of photos in it.…Take note of the variety, of, in the photos.…And I don't just mean variety of subject matter.…I mean variety in the way that the photos are set up.…Some are going to be very telephoto.…Some are going to be very wide. You're going to have closeups of things.…You're going to have master shots of things.…You're going to have a variety of angles.…This variety creates visual interest when you're going…from one image to a next.…And it's something that photo editors look for.…
In fact, this is a good tip.…Anytime you're putting together a portfolio, trying to get a…job somewhere as a photographer, you want a big variety.…No photo editor wants to see a bunch of photos shot at the same focal length.…If you are preparing a journal, you're going to basically be doing a form…of journalism wherein you're going to have a lot of photos all in a row.…Like I said,…I'm using Day One, which automatically organizes…
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