Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting at a seaside bed and breakfast, part of Travel Photography: Seaside Road Trip.
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So, we're outside the Fensalden Inn.…It's a bed and breakfast here in Mendocino.…And I just want to see what's inside.…We're not staying here.…but I have a feeling that this is going to be a really cool experience.…Because these bed and breakfast places, which…are all over the place, are all unique.…And let's just go inside, take a look.…I'm going to ask the owner if it's okay if I take some pictures.…If they're not too busy,…hopefully he'll say yes. Well, let's go on inside and check it out.…
So, we walked in the door, and these were the nicest people you can ever imagine.…I explain what I wanted to do, take some pictures, look around.…The, there were not so many guests upstairs.…Actual, actually there's a, there were a lot of people gone for the day.…so we went upstairs and beautiful rooms.…Cool.…I wanted to try a, something a little bit different…in the first room, give it a little bit of energy.…So, I opened one of the windows and had…the wind blowing through kind of ruffling the, the curtain.…
A little bit of, a little action, if you will.…
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