I just returned from New York, where I was on vacation part of the time. I visited the major sites (Ground Zero museum, MoMa, Wall Street, the Brooklyn Bridge, etc.), and lesser known gems (neighborhoods, part of Central Park, etc.). Like most of you, when we are on vacation, we take lots of pictures, we get the urge to document what we see, and most important we want to create memories.
On the downside, we don’t have the time to photograph the “way we were taught”. And in New York, I got caught in the same dilemma. Do I take the image from the top of One World Trade Center, when it is noon time, blue sky and the sun is beaming? What else can I do?
In Central Park, I ran into the same issues. The light was “horrific”. A few days earlier, I had attended a presentation about “the restoration of Central Park”, discussed the topic with locals when traveling in the subway to understand what they think about the project. And that morning, even with bad light, I found “gems” to photograph (image above “Dog’s eye view”).
So, how do you learn “Travel Photography”? How do you make captivating images in addition to creating memories? I will share my tips on July 17 (ONLY one session left scheduled and limited to 8 people – June 25 already sold out).
Due to extensive international travels for either exhibits (Argentina and France) or for workshops (China, Africa, etc.), I have very few seats left to workshops in the Bay Area. If interested, don’t delay your registration.
Good luck with your photography. Summer is around the corner, get ready to take exciting images.