Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Photographing the innkeeper, part of Travel Photography: Seaside Road Trip.
Chris: I think he sat on my hat.…(LAUGH)…Mickel: So your name is Chris, right? Chris: I'm Chris.…Mickel: Hi I'm Mickel. Chris: Nice to meet you.…Mickel: It's really good to meet you. Chris: This is my better partner, John.…Mickel: John. Hey John.…How old are you?…Chris: John, can you tell him how old you are?…Mickel: You're six, right? Chris: He's, oh yeah.…Mickel: You're six years old. I can tell.…I know a six-year-old when I see it. Chris:…(LAUGH).…So, Chris, you guys I can't tell you how, you look great right now.…The light, everything.…What, do you mind if I take your picture? Chris: Nah, that's fine.…Mickel: Can, can I, can I take your picture?…Okay, thank you. Thank you.…
Chris: Can you give him a thumbs up, John?…Can you give him a thumbs up? Mickel:…(LAUGH)…This is really.…Chris: Is there anything you want us to do in particular?…Mickel: nothing, absolutely nothing right now.…You've got…(LAUGH)…no, no, it's really beautiful. I wish you could see what I can see.…Let me let me just change this a little bit.…
In this course, photographer Mikkel Aaland travels to Mendocino, a classic seaside small town in Northern California, making stops in Mendocino's Anderson Valley and redwood forests along the way. The course details the gear and shooting strategies involved in capturing the personality of a small town and, just as important, its natural setting and the people who live there. Throughout the course, Mikkel emphasizes the importance of putting your own creative stamp on your travel photos through the use of simple props, friends, or family members.
- Shooting along the way, from farm stands to redwoods
- Engaging with—and photographing—the locals
- Going beyond the postcard shot to personalize your photos
- Stopping at a bed and breakfast
- Shooting dunes, waves, and beaches
- Reviewing the photos from the road trip