Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Recreating a third image to document changes in the surroundings, part of Travel Photography: The Family Cabin.
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…So this is the last of the 3 shots that I wanted…to recreate, and it's the least interesting of the 3, both because…it's not a very interesting picture and also because I never spent,…this is the back of the house, I never came back here.…I have no memories of this place at all.…I think that's for a couple reasons, it's the outhouse was just right over there.…But also, the cabin sits on the edge of this kind of bluff,…that just opens up into the whole, looking down the whole canyon.…So, that's the place you oriented to.…So I don't really have any real attachment to this space back here.…
And it's kind of like the the mechanical, the engine room of the place, because…this is where the, the tool shed is, and the water meter, and what not.…Still, I've dragged my parents back here and had them talk about it.…>> Was this close to the beginning?…>> Mm hmm.…>> Well, it would be close to beginning…because I moved the stove pretty earlier on.…Okay.…>> because we found out that the stove that…was here, just wouldn't heat the place at all.…
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.