Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Other approaches to the journal, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
…The rules of the Mongol rally are very simple, you…have to get a car from London to Mongolia, you…can drive any route that you want, but you can't…take a car with an engine bigger than 1.2 liters.…That means a very, very small car.…To make the car even smaller, I brought along a friend who's 6'7''.…This meant there was no room for a laptop computer.…So instead I took my iPad.…I took my iPad because it's small, it's pretty much indestructible.…I didn't have to worry about dust, I didn't have to worry about…setting things down on it.…It was a, a, a much more appropriate tool for the climate that I was riding in.…
I also used it to keep my journal in the entire time.…I used my iPad and my iPhone.…I used the iPad all the way through the output process.…In other words, this 453-page full color book was…created by my phone and my iPad working together.…I did need my computer a little bit at the end for post-production.…But not while I was actually in the car doing the work of creating the journal.…Now you may think, how do you type on an iPad?…
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