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  • Travel Photography Harry & Iris Matthews
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  • About Travel Photography Constantly on the move Not location photography* Sydney Opera House
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  • About Travel Photography Constantly on the move Not location photography Time restrictions Reduced control over lighting conditions Weather*
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  • Mitre Peak, Milford Sound
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  • About Travel Photography Constantly on the move Not location photography Time restrictions Reduced control over lighting conditions Weather* Time of day*
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  • Columbia River, Canada
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  • About Travel Photography Constantly on the move Not location photography Time restrictions Reduced control over lighting conditions Weather* Time of day* Opportunities*
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  • Swan Valley winery, Perth
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  • About Travel Photography Constantly on the move Not location photography Time restrictions Reduced control over lighting conditions Weather* Time of day* Opportunities* Limited equipment Weight Electrical power Internet access.
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  • Equipment in the field Two small dSLRs (Canon 350D)Two small dSLRs (Canon 350D) Canon 17-85 mm IS zoom (f/4-5.6), 4 GB Canon 75-300 mm IS zoom (f/4-5.6), 4 GB Lightweight, insurable UV filters, lens hoods, polarizing filters, captive lens capsUV filters, lens hoods, polarizing filters, captive lens caps Quick-release carrying cases.Quick-release carrying cases.
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  • No tripod Focal length = 300 mm (480 mm 35mm equivalent) 1/1600, f/14, ISO 400
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  • Equipment in the hotel room Computer with Adobe Pshop LightroomComputer with Adobe Pshop Lightroom Keyboard Weight (1.26 Kg plus power brick) Card reader External hard drive (160 GB)External hard drive (160 GB) Power socket adaptersPower socket adapters Camera manual on the computer.Camera manual on the computer.
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  • Equipment spares Camera battery (charged)Camera battery (charged) 4 GB memory card.4 GB memory card.
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  • Whats wrong with travel photographs? Our balcony on MS. Gaugin in French Polynesia
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  • Whats wrong with travel photographs? RepetitiveBoringIntimidatingIrrelevant Poor quality Doesnt broaden the viewers experience.
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  • Travel photography A travel photographer isA travel photographer is Pointing something out A travel photograph isA travel photograph is Selected and Recorded. is a photo-journal Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Artistic photography One can shoot art while travelling;One can shoot art while travelling; But this goes beyond travel photography Artistic photographs are created;Artistic photographs are created; The photographer is expressing him- or herself Put something of yourself in the image.
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  • Water, rocks, sun
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  • Green
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  • Journalism A newspaper distinguishes betweenA newspaper distinguishes between Reporting Commenting Travel photography ~ reportingTravel photography ~ reporting Artistic photography ~ commenting.Artistic photography ~ commenting.
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  • Johnson Lake, Banff National Park
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  • Moorea, French Polynesia
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  • Travel photographs are records Travel broadens the travellers experience Marquesan dancer
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  • Travel photographs are records Travel broadens the travellers experience Travel photography broadens the viewers experience
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  • Marquesan dancer
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  • Travel photographs are records Travel broadens the travellers experienceTravel broadens the travellers experience Travel photography broadens the viewers experienceTravel photography broadens the viewers experience But, the experience may be differentBut, the experience may be different each viewer reacts in his or her own way.
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  • Public affluence; private poverty La Paz, Bolivia
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  • natural history Marine Iguana, Galapagos Is.
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  • natural history, photojournalism Arrowtown Autumn Festival
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  • natural history, photojournalism, travel photography. La Paz Bolivi a
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  • natural history, photojournalism, travel photography.
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  • Travel photography The image must engage the viewerThe image must engage the viewer
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  • Manley Beacon, Death Valley National Park
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  • Travel photography The image must engage the viewerThe image must engage the viewer Emotional impactEmotional impact Surprise; Awe; Disgust; Joy; Sadness; Anger
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  • Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
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  • Travel photography The image must engage the viewerThe image must engage the viewer Emotional impactEmotional impact Analytical impactAnalytical impact Reflection Reassessment.
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  • Desert Gold, Death Valley National Park
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  • Strategies: RAW images only Leave post-processing issues for laterLeave post-processing issues for later Image size and quality Sharpening, brightness, contrast White balance Colour space.
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  • Sharks Bay, Western Australia
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  • Strategies: timing Take a quick shot on program modeTake a quick shot on program mode Refine with manual exposure settingsRefine with manual exposure settings Choose a different angleChoose a different angle Keep shooting while improving the shot.Keep shooting while improving the shot. Life is uncertain; eat dessert first
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  • Brown pelican, Galapagos Is.
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  • Strategies: Create CompositionComposition Check distractions Choose camera position and zoom Exposure (use first histogram as a guide)Exposure (use first histogram as a guide) Flash Exposure compensation ISO Exposure time or Aperture.
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  • Strategies: Create
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  • Strategies: Fail-safe Try exposure bracketingTry exposure bracketing Vary depth of fieldVary depth of field Lock exposure on different parts of the imageLock exposure on different parts of the image Step back and re-think.Step back and re-think.
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  • Strategies: Fail-safe Machu Picchu, Peru
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  • Lag behindLag behind Strategies tour groups Great Wall of China Jiauguan
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  • Lag behindLag behind Get in frontGet in front Strategies tour groups Forbidden City, Beijing
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  • Lag behindLag behind Get in frontGet in front Get up earlyGet up early Strategies tour groups Rainbow bee eater
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  • Lag behindLag behind Get in frontGet in front Get up earlyGet up early Skip mealsSkip meals Strategies tour groups
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  • Lag behindLag behind Get in frontGet in front Get up earlyGet up early Skip mealsSkip meals Use tourists to add scale or contrast.Use tourists to add scale or contrast. Strategies tour groups The Ark, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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  • Samarkand
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  • Developing: as soon as possible BackupBackup Make notes on each imageMake notes on each image Accuracy Retrieval.
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  • Developing: later Assess and select promising imagesAssess and select promising images Delay may be good Do preliminary processing Re-evaluate.Re-evaluate.
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  • Output preparation Wait 6 monthsWait 6 months Select the best imagesSelect the best images Rarely compromise photographic qualityRarely compromise photographic quality Provide descriptive captions.Provide descriptive captions.
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  • Output Format WebWeb PresentationPresentation AlbumAlbum PrintPrint appropriate sizeappropriate size high qualityhigh quality Competition.Competition.
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  • Have Fun
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  • A moment to relax As time stands still in An Island Paradise
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  • Travel Photography Harry & Iris Matthews