Travel Photography Advice

Travel Photography Advice

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My Five Favorite Travel Photography Books

I’m a voracious reader…besides traveling and photography, it’s one of my most favorite hobbies. A few years ago when I started getting serious about travel and nature photography, I started reading everything I could get my hands on that would help me improve my photography skills. In this post I’ll tell you about what I consider the best...

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography Techniques

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography Techniques

Have you ever seen a photo like this – one where the lighting is even and natural, and it looks like what you’d see in real life? Have you ever tried to take a photo like this and been frustrated that either the dark areas of the shot are too dark, or the light areas too light? These shots are all produced using a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range)...

The Best Camera for Beginning Travel Photographers

It’s one of the first questions that budding travel photographers ask…but one of the hardest ones to answer. “What’s the best camera for beginning travel photographers like me?” That’s like trying to answer the question “How long is a string?” There’s no good answer, and without some good selection criteria...

Do You Really NEED to take that travel photo?

According to a 2017 study, an estimated 1.2 trillion digital photos were taken in 2017. That works out to about 160 photos per year for every person on the planet today. With the advent of smartphones, and the improvement of smartphone cameras, it’s becoming even easier to snap a selfie or to take a memorable shot of a landscape. In fact, it’s estimated that 85% of...

Your Guide to the Chicago Air and Water Show

Your Guide to the Chicago Air and Water Show

If you’re looking for a fun (and free!) event in Chicago this summer, the annual Chicago Air and Water Show should be at the top of your list. It’s one of Chicago’s best attended summer festivals, averaging 2.1 million visitors a year. Even though the viewing area fills up rapidly, you can still have an enjoyable day if you plan well. Your guide to the Chicago Air...

Bird Photography in Tanzania

Tanzania consistently ranks as one of the top places in Africa to visit for wildlife safaris. What many do not know is that it also ranks as one of the world’s top bird watching spots. Bird photography in Tanzania can be an exciting and rewarding adventure, and we’ll give you some insight into how to make the most out of it. Why bird photography in Tanzania? The...