Travel photography, the right preparation
Travel photographyEveryone participates in their own way. For one, the goal is to record the journey in all its facets, the other will be more interested in the characteristics of the local culture and another would like to see and photograph specific animal or plant species.
The actual travel experience can come under pressure for the fanatics among us, something I personally look forward to. Beautiful images are beautiful, but an experience with all your senses sharp often leaves an indelible impression.
Yet we all have one thing in common, we want the best out of ourselves and get the opportunity to make a nice visual report at a later stage.
With my very extensive travel experiences, especially through Africa and Asia, I help you to get the best out of yourself.
Know the (im)possibilities
Because I had been to Sossusvlei in Namibia a few times before, I was aware of the travel time to Deadvlei. Deadvlei is the well-known white clay pan in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia.
This Dead Vlei is surrounded by some of the highest dunes in the world, the highest of which is 300 to 400 meters high, and rests on a sandstone terrace.
Due to the drought in this area, the Acacia trees on this plain do not decay and the specimens that are now standing are about 900 years old.
Only about 5 times a year do the conditions allow the sea mist to enter this clay pan. As a photographer you can of course not predict these weather conditions, YOU CAN have a number of compositions in mind through research and possibly previous visits. This way you can get the most out of your photo session from these unique circumstances.
For example, this morning I deliberately focused on a wide image in which the fog took a prominent place. Examples of this exceptional opportunity for my travel photography are front row below. The “normal” conditions on the second row
What can I do for your travel photography?
Of course you can join one of my trips! No kidding, that is an option, but I know better than anyone that a (holiday) trip is often the time to have all the time for each other as a family. And who is waiting for an odd duck in the bite?
Before the start of your journey you can also use my qualities as a sparring partner. Not only by discussing your portfolio face-2-face to see where you can improve in the future, but also with specific travel information.
A separate module has even been made for southern Africa, where I will help you plan your trip and give you countless other tips in addition to photos. For example, I go into detail about equipment, the actual photography on location, but also practical matters such as camping in the wild.
Take a look at this module and you will see that this investment will take your travel and/or photography to the next level.