Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reporting vs. recording events in the journal, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
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…We live in an era where we, all of us, now, kind of constantly report…on our experience all the time, thanks to social media and text messaging.…Even just the simple addition of the cell phone to…your life means that our consciousness has shifted in this way.…Where now, when I'm out experiencing something, I…think oh, I want to tell someone so about this.…So I want someone so to know that I'm doing this.…I want…everybody in the world to know that I'm doing that.…It's a very different way of experiencing the world to be…out in it constantly looking for the way to report it.…
I notice with myself that I will sometimes be…out and feel, compelled to take a photo simply for…the process, of being able to express where I…am right now at that moment to everybody else, instantaneously.…There are fantastic advantages to having this capability, and I'm really…glad that I can do it.…It's interesting though to think back if you're…old enough to a time before this technology existed.…Again, even before simply the existence of the cellphone, when you went out in the…
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