Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Reproducing an overall exterior shot of the cabin, part of Travel Photography: The Family Cabin.
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…So I got my 3 photos that I want to recreate.…In fact, they're kind of the only exterior photos that I could find.…And I'm going to, I'm going to work through each one of 'em.…Rather than just come out here and take this shot though, I brought…my parents out here because I wanted to talk to them about it.…I have my memories of the place.…>> At that time we had almost no pines out here.…>> Yeah.…>> These were all cedars.…>> All of those have grown since then.…>> And I, I don't know if they're accurate.…So, it seemed like a good idea to talk…to them and see if I was remembering things properly.…>> Has to be right over here.…>> I must have just missed it.…Yeah.…>> It's got to be there.…
>> Yeah, because it's right there.…>> Oh.…Well, then, oh, no, those are pine trees.…Oh, okay.…>> Look, here, here's the chain.…Here, here's the chain actually when it was in pretty good shape.…You know, it's, it's silver looking, and it's, it's coming this direction.…>> Oh.…>> So, the post is out of the frame this way.…>> Also, I was a kid.…
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.