When travelling we can sometimes find inspiration in everyday life… like these tabletops and chairs that I photographed while in Italy a few years ago. There are numerous visual factors that can catch our eye when we’re out walking with a camera in hand. It could be splashes of colour. A flow of geometric shapes. Or something that compels us with its simplicity.
Category Archives: Tours & Travel
Images of Ireland eBook
We are pleased to announce that we have published a new eBook, Images of Ireland. This 209 page eBook features over 400 original photographs that were captured handheld during an extensive self-drive exploration of the Emerald Isle.
Travel Images With 14-150
Last week I had an opportunity to spend about an hour at Peggy’s Cove capturing some travel images with the M.Zuiko 14-150 mm II zoom. We had a late breaking business consulting project confirmed, so we ended up driving out to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was a whirlwind visit that saw us drive over 4,250 kilometres during the 10 days we were away.
Incorporating a Foreground Element
Incorporating a foreground element in our compositions is an important way to add a feeling of depth to our landscape images. This approach, combined with our choice of focal length and aperture can help create deep depth-of-field.
Since more people are resuming travel that was interrupted by a couple of years of COVID-19 lockdowns, we thought a quick review of some landscape photography fundamentals may be helpful.
New Zealand Memories
This article shares some New Zealand memories and various photographs which were created during a number of visits to this spectacular country.
French Polynesia Circa 2006
I was reviewing some old photography files recently and went through some images of French Polynesia circa 2006. These images were captured handheld using a 4 MP Kodak DX6490 zoom camera. As I was re-processing some of these jpeg photographs it occurred to me that some readers may find them of interest.
Tundra Swans in Aylmer
This article shares a selection of photographs of Tundra Swans in Aylmer, captured handheld at the Aylmer Wildlife Management Area. Each spring during migration season between 10,000 and 60,000 birds make a stop at this location.
This article features a selection of geometric compositions that were captured handheld with Nikon 1 gear while on a tour of Italy. As noted in an earlier article, Learning to See More, geometric compositions can pop out when using ‘soft eyes’ technique.
Less Can Be More
It can be instructive to remember that sometimes less can be more when it comes to how we compose an image. In my last article I mentioned that we can learn a great deal by going through old images and thinking about how we could improve them. This posting discusses lessons that I learned from reviewing three old photographs captured back in the fall of 2014.
Palermo Walking Tour
This article features a selection of photographs captured handheld with Nikon 1 gear while on a Palermo walking tour. I’ve always found it fascinating how people can be in the same place at the same time, and see the world around them so differently.