Here are a few travel photography tips and techniques for cruise ship passengers to create better travel images. With beautiful cruise ships, incredible ports of call with stunning scenery, ethnic cultures, colorful markets and historic places cruisers have the opportunity to capture photo and video memories of a lifetime. Some of the tips below may guide you as you travel with your camera
David Smith of Interface Images (www.interfaceimages.com) discusses travel photography tips and techniques of how to photography people you don’t know. Local people add color and excitement to travel pictures so photograph them…an intimidating idea to many of us. Flowers, animals and mountain lakes don’t talk back to you but it is people who make the world colorful, friendly and more interesting (IMHO). Be aware that different cultures react differently to foreigners and photographers. Don’t violate cultural or religious taboos on photo taking – research this before you arrive.
To start: Experiment with people you know, Use telephoto lenses. Try children first ….they are much easier with few hang-ups. On Location: Relax, study your site for interesting subjects, get people to be used to you and that you are a photographer with a camera and using it! When you arrive at a scene for the first time you are like a rock in a still pond causing huge ripples everywhere. If you have the time, hang out, relax, sip a latte, let the “ripples” subside and others will soon get used to you.
Photo Workshops/Public Speaking
David Smith leads digital photography classes and digital camera workshops for beginner, enthusiast and professional levels in the metro Vancouver, BC regions and guest lectures on cruise ships and conventions worldwide. For more visit David Smith Workshops/Photography Training
Anna Smith leads textile arts and cultural handicraft workshops and speaks on exotic fabrics of the world. Visit Anna Smith public speaking and workshops
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