What's Different About Travel Photography

 

Hasselblad 503CW camera and Hasselblad 50mm Distagon FLE T series lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film Hasselblad 503CW camera and Hasselblad 50mm Distagon FLE T series lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film

The view of a famous city, the feeling of exhilaration when beholding one of nature's icons, the vastness of a desert landscape, the power of the animal world, the excitement of an ultra modern neon lit city, the assault on the senses when visiting a local market, the peace provided by a rainforest and the serenity one experiences when visiting a sacred site await the adventurous traveller. But what part does photography play in your travels? And how important is the making of great images to the success of your trip?

Photographs offer a way of effectively sharing our experiences with family and friends. Whether by the traditional photo album or via blog, website or email photography provides us with the opportunity to both re-live and share the color and excitement of our adventures. In time, what we photograph may be the only part of our trips that can be remembered clearly.

While many recognise the importance of recording these treasured moments, few are prepared for the experience of actually making the images. Here are a few tips that might be of help, particularly for those who place considerable value in their photography.

Glenn Guy