Some of the basics that you will learn in phototrip

Travel Photography is a wonderful genre of photography. A good travel photographer needs to have at least a basic knowledge of all other genres, and that is because when you travel, you get exposed to all of them. Particularly in the places that we will visit together, we will find amazing landscapes, beautiful wildlife, people, food and also architecture and sometimes even sports. Each one of them has a particular expertise and we need to understand the basics of each one so we can get amazing pictures.
So in each one of the trips of Phototrip, we will explore some of this basics of each genre that you will be applying every day and that you will incorporate to your daily capturing of beauty as we progress in our journey.
By the end of the trip, you will have a basic knowledge that will allow you to take better pictures, and for sure you will get back home a better photographer than you were. And who knows, maybe you decide like me that you want to make a living out of this. Let’s enjoy together this new passion. After all, life is a photo trip, and there is nothing better than capturing the beauty of each moment and being in the present time every time.

Some of the basics that you will learn

A good travel photographer needs to understand his camera, have the right equipment, understanding the basics of light and composition and using his unique eye to capture the beauty of this world with his particular angle. There is a section at the end, about what equipment to carry for this trip so we will concentrate on this part to cover some of the things that we will educate ourselves and put in practice during the trip.

1. Understanding your camera


How to grab it and basic features. In this first section, we will talk about the essential functions of your camera and teach you some ways of grabbing them, preventing the movement. We will use a DSLR Cannon as a base for the explanations but the basics will also apply for Nikkon and even for mirrorless cameras like Fuji or Pentax. So you will get familiarized with essential functions.

2. Venturing out of Auto mode into Manual mode


The exposure triangle. In connection with the first section, you will understand basic concepts of aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they impact the amount of light that your lens and camera body capture and how they influence the focus, the blur and the quality of the pictures too.

3. Composition tips and rule of thirds


When taking a picture certain tips will give you a better composition, and that will differentiate your travel photography pictures from the ones of a simple tourist.

4. Lighting


In this section, we will talk about taking pictures in different lights and moments of the day and what are the best camera settings to make the best of each moment. From blue light to golden light to midday and even at night.

5. Genres involved in travel photography and implications


In this section, we will go very briefly into some of the styles that are important to know about when we travel. We will learn what the best settings to photograph wildlife, sports or fast-moving people or objects, people, landscapes and street photography are. Each one of them has a distinctive set of techniques and preferred settings to make the best of them.

6. How and where to store all your pictures


Once you take photos you want to make sure that you keep them safe and a copy of it in a separate device. We will teach you some of the options to do that.

7. Additional useful photo tips for our trip


In this final section, you will have access to some valuable tips that you can apply as a photographer. Whenever and wherever you want, it will help to make your photography stand out from the average picture. This is what other photographers and we have learnt over the years. Now it will be given to you nice and easy, so you can apply them right away and improve the quality and the art of your pictures.

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