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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE: make your photos stand out from the crowd!
Let’s get your creative juice flowing! Here you will find inspiration, tips, and tricks that will help you to improve your photography skills. There are many parameters that come into play when creating a good photograph- technical knowledge is an essential part, but as I say, it is only 20% of the whole process. The rest 80% is you! In this The Road Reel blog section you will find articles not only about some basic stuff to take off, but also unusual and more comprehensive topics discussing many important elements of photography (light, composition, color, timings, cultural aspect, interacting with your subject, photography while traveling, and many more).
If you want to broaden your viewing perspective even further, I prepared a separate Aerial Photography section to show the world from the bird’s view. Drone photography and films are a new thrilling medium for me that became just as important as my “in-hand” camera (currently shooting on a mirrorless Nikon Z6). Being able to lift a camera up in the sky and see the world from above with its full beauty- shapes, textures, colors, forms- is fascinating and mind-blowing.
I picked up my very first DSLR camera a decade ago and took it on my very first independent Interrail trip to Italy. I was new to traveling on my own (no travel agency involved) and using a digital camera. Being a newbie who never went to photography school or heard of a famous exposure triangle (shutter, aperture, and ISO), I had to embrace a sudden and steep learning curve as I wanted to master that mysterious “M” mode and all other imagery secrets. Back in the day, there wasn’t much online information available that would wrap everything up in a quick 10-minute photography basics tutorial (oh man, it would have saved me from so many frustrations along the way). Nevertheless, by error and trial and with a help of asking around those who knew the technical stuff packed into that black magic box, I started to move forward and get better day by day.
All that being said, there is no roof for growing your skillset and training your eye for photography. One thing that I can’t stress enough is that you learn by practice and analyzing- the more you shoot and review your and other people’s work-the better you will get. There is always something new to discover in the world of photography.