Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The best tool on a trip is the U-turn, part of Travel Photography: Geologging and Journaling on the Road.
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…As landscape and travel photographers, we can talk a lot about…a lot of important techniques, ranging from understanding depth of field in…a scene and how to maximize depth of field, to understanding…how to approach strangers and draw them out to get good portraits.…But as you're traveling around, one of the most important…photographic skills that you will ever use is the U-turn.…This is because when you're driving down the highway at 70 miles an hour.…You know, assuming the speed limit's 75.…As you're driving down the highway at 70 miles an hour, yes, maybe you see…something in the distance and you go, oh, I, I think that's possibly a good subject.…
But by the time you've really made up your mind around it, about it, it's gone by.…And the only way to get it is to slow down.…And slowing down from 70 miles an hour is going to take you some time.…You're going to have to make a U-turn to go back and get it, and then you're…going to have to make another U-turn to get…back on track and keep going where you're going.…
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