Creative Travel Photography Tips [IP52]

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What’s in this episode

  • The announcement of Jim’s new FREE Improve Photography Travel Group.
  • Jim’s super-sneaky tip for finding out where the very best photo locations are anywhere around the world in 10 minutes or less.
  • How to come home with fewer, better photos from any trip.
  • How to include more local flair in each of your travel photos.
  • and more!

Resources mentioned in this episode

  • Jim started a new Improve Photography Travel Group for photographers who want to talk with other photographers and get together to travel and do photography.  Grab a flight or hop in the car and go meet up with photographers like you to do some photography!  This is totally free–everyone pays their own expenses.  Jim will do his best to be at most of these travel photography opportunities with the community but anyone can use the board to get together.
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Comments from the I.P. Community

  1. says

    Jim, I was really surprised you didn’t mention opening up Google Earth to locate good photo locations where you are traveling. Often, there are already photos of that place already geotagged and embedded in the program. Street view can show you the terrain from the roadway, and the topography can be shown when street view isn’t available. Sometimes, by doing that, you find a gem of a location that hasn’t already been shot up by the masses. And that’s a good thing.

  2. says

    Hi Jim

    I agree with your comments about travel photography 100%.
    I try to get away for 4 days a couple of times each year, just me and my camera.
    I book a small holiday home, I find they are situated more in the environment than cheep hotels. A little more expensive but you can come and go as you want, eg. leave at 5am for the morning shoot, may be just outside the door of where you are staying or getting back at 2am after a night shoot.
    I reduce the cost by sharing with a photographer friend if any want to come along.

    My next one is 4 days in May, in the south west of the UK Lake district, an area I have driven through, but never stopped. The holiday home is couple of rooms on the side of a farm house situated in the mid of the countryside. My hope is if the weather is good I will be doing my early morning shoots strait from my bed.

    Keep up the good work
    Peter

  3. Krystal Kerney says

    Hi Jim, I can’t seem to get to the link you talk about in this podcast. Is the group closed at this point? When I click on it from here or go to the website you mention, it says the page can not be found.

    Thanks!
    Krystal

  4. says

    Hello Jim!

    The facebook group is having some problems. Was wondering if we can expect to see it again soon?

    The link provided above: https://www.facebook.com/groups/738926082792023/

    “This content is currently unavailable – The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.”

    Really enjoy the podcast. Appreciate your honest and sincere approach to conveying information. I’ve learned a lot and look forward to keeping you in my iPhone for years to come!

    Cheers,
    Erik in Oregon

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