Travel Photography Tips – Video Tutorials


Summer is here in the northern hemisphere and you may be heading out on vacation soon. So today I have a couple videos for you with some travel photography tips.

First up is an interview by This Week in Photo podcast host Frederick Van Johnson with our own dPS writer Ralph Velasco.  They talk about tips on how to scout locations, being prepared, getting out early, avoiding crowds, gear, approaching and photographing people, and more.

See more of Ralph’s images and tips in his dPS articles below:

In this second video Justin Weiler from DSLR Traveller shows you his Top 10 DSLR Traveler Tips including: what equipment to bring, vary your shots, shoot  more than you think you’ll need, cut before you share your images, get in some shots yourself, do research, meet the locals, and have a good time.

Do you have any additional travel tips you’d like to share? Please do so in the comments below.

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Darlene Hildebrandt is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles on her site Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Morocco and India. To help you at whatever level you're at she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!

  • dantefrizzoli

    My sister is in Milan backpacking. I’ll forward this to her. Thank you

  • jhsvdm

    Limit the amount of equipment especially the weight that you will need to drag around. One body, one fast prime lens and something like 24-70 lens.

  • One of the best things I did was get a Tamron 28-300mm lens for my canon 5d Mark III. It’s my all purpose travel lens. One camera body and one lens.

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