Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Researching locations you may be visiting, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
…Traveling and sightseeing and exploring can be as active or…as passive as you want, and I don't mean physically active.…Obviously, it's a very physically active thing to…be moving around the country or the world.…What I'm talking about is more internal.…I'm sitting here in Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas panhandle.…It's a beautiful spot, and it's a place I've been…to once before, and I, I was just passing through and…I camped here for a night. I was really plagued by flies.…
That's about all that I remember, other than remembering that it was very…beautiful and a, and a place that I wanted to come back to.…I hate planning a trip.…Honestly there's nothing.…I like thinking about the gear that I'm going to…take, which probably says something about my innate nerdness.…But I, reading a travel guide is just…about the most boring thing that I could imagine.…So I tend to not learn that much…about a place before I go there.…And, from experience, I know that sometimes that doesn't serve me very well.…Not just in terms of practical things,…
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