Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Visiting a seaside harbor, part of Travel Photography: Seaside Road Trip.
So, we're in Fort Bragg. Still in Northern California.…At the Noyo Harbor.…And this is where the Noyo River runs right into the Pacific Ocean.…And all around me are things to do with fishing.…There's fishing boats. And there's crab pots.…And I don't know exactly what I'm going to photograph here.…I'm sure I'll find something.…Because most of the time when you come to a harbor or anything to do with fishing,…there's, there's interesting visual things.…So I'm just going to walk around and see what I find…(SOUND).…
So I went into the fish and…(SOUND)…game department, they've a little office over here.…And I said I want to shoot some pictures of fish…and they said there's no, there's no fish right now.…This is, you know, not a good time, it's…a slow day, you're not going to get any fish.…Well anyway, we come over here to this…restaurant, and the owner, John happened to be here.…He says there's going to be a big load of fish coming in for his liquid fertilizer.…And sure enough, a truck…shows up, filled up with fish heads and fish guts.…
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