Capturing a Travel Destination Mary Fiore Wanderplex Wanderplex.com Cruising and Photography Contributor Fioreart.com
Capturing the Heart and Soul of a Location Consider including at least 5 of the following: People Markets & Commerce Arts & Crafts Geographic Features Buildings, Structures, Landmarks Plants & Animals Food and Agriculture Transportation Your experience This version is a follow up to a live presentation. The voice narration is not included.
Add Your Perspective Consider your purpose What do you see? What impresses you about the location? Include your experience
People Help Tell the Story of a Location
Photographing Children Structure the group
Avoid chaos by taking charge and giving them direction.
When to Pay
Bring along an assistant or work as a team with another photographer. They can help keep track of photo equipment, hold the dollars bills and relax the subjects by talking to them, while you focus on getting the shots.
Photographing Women Women are often too busy to stop for photographs. Photograph them in the context of doing their work.
Photographing Men Men are often more playful and more willing to stop and please.
Shoot First or Ask Permission Always, when focusing on a particular person Buy something from vendors You will have an opportunity to find a better background and to adjust your exposure and composition.
Markets Markets provide a sense of place for your subjects and speak to the agriculture and products produced locally.
Vendors are usually more willing to be photographed then other adults on the street. Buy something first and ask permission
Commerce and Trades Loading tuna at the docks in Manta, Equador
Ship building in Equador
Rope factory in Nagasaki, Japan
Arts & Crafts
Graffiti artist at work on a legal wall in Barcelona, Spain
Molas San Blas, Panama
Dance and Music Tahiti
Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala
Buildings, Structures, Landmarks Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Plants Costa Rica
Geography and Landscape A gun port on the beach on Guam
At the pier on St. Kitts
Near Nagasaki, Japan
Getting Around Ship’s tours On foot Public transportation Private cab Rent a car bike
Capturing the Heart and Soul of a Location People Markets & Commerce Arts & Crafts Geographic Features Building, Structures, Landmarks Plants & Animals Food & Agriculture Transportation Include your experience and perspective
Additional Resources Commercial vs Editorial Use of Photographs of Peoplehttp://www.photoattorney.com/commercial-vs-editorial-use-of-photographs-of-people/