Articles tagged "travel-photography"

Take a look around: traditional stills versus VR in Iceland

Recently, DPReview staffer Carey Rose took a personal trip to Iceland with the D810 in tow, while one of his travel buddies packed a Theta S along with his usual kit. Check out how the current state of accessible 360-degree stills capture compares to a good old-fashioned DSLR. Read more

Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia

Photographer Jason Futrill has already spent three months of this year exploring Australia for various tourism marketing campaigns and social media channels. Based in Tasmania, Jason recently completed an eight-day road-trip from Sydney down to Bermagui, along the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. Read more

Travels in China: Photographing the landscapes and people of Guilin and XiaPu

A seasoned travel photographer knows that there's hard work involved in getting the best photos from a trip. So when Ken Koskela arrived in China on a 17-day trip, he wasn't exactly planning on a relaxing vacation. Read more

Change of scenery: How a photographer's trip to Idaho inspired a big move

What could convince a California native to leave the state's famously beautiful coasts and sunshine behind? For photographer and Resource Travel editor Michael Bonocore, a visit to Idaho's pristine wilderness and towering mountains was enough. Read more

Tip of the iceberg: Learning photography in Antarctica

People become interested in photography in many different ways, and at different stages of life. Some are hooked early on, while others discover the joy of making photos much later. For Kira Morris, it was the isolation and natural beauty of life in Antarctica that inspired her to take up photography. Read more

The journey: Michael Brown on photography at the edge of the world

Michael Brown is an award-winning director and a pioneer of adventure filmmaking. In his talk from PIX 2015 Michael takes us on a very personal journey to the edges of the world, including climbing Mt. Everest with blind climber Erik Weihenmayer. In the process, he shares important lessons about risks, relationships and the importance of challenging ourselves and mentoring others. Read more

Let there be light: Photographing Yosemite's elusive 'Firefall'

Once a year, photographers turn their lenses toward Yosemite's Horsetail Fall and hope for the conditions that transform this waterfall into a spectacle known as 'Firefall'. The late February sun casts a blazing orange glow on the water – that is, if the water is flowing, and if the horizon isn't too cloudy. One photographer shares his story capturing the event. Read more

Finding your story: National Geographic grant winner Max Lowe

Born into a family with a taste for the 'restless life,' Max Lowe's photographic journey began late and grew quickly. His zeal for travel to far flung regions of the world, to lead a restless life himself, naturally extended to a desire to tell the stories of his experiences through photography. What started as a hobby quickly became the journey of a lifetime through a grant with National Geographic. See Lowe's pictures and learn more about his career. Read more

The gift of connection: A pair of friends photograph Cuba

As a destination for street photographers and photojournalists, there's no place quite like Cuba. The natural beauty of the island is plain to see, but for photographers and good friends Susan Roderick and Kenna Klosterman, the real pulse of the country can be found talking to its inhabitants. Read more

Shooting with a point of view: Anna Mia Davidson in Cuba

In 1999, Anna Mia Davidson packed up 100 rolls of Tri-X film, an old Leica M4-P, two lenses and headed to Cuba to photograph the grittier reality of Cuban life that lurked beneath its colorful surface. Davidson expresses the importance of having a unique point of view to guide her as she made multiple trips over several years, documenting the island nation through some of its most turbulent times. Read more

DPReview Recommends: Best compact cameras for travel 2015

Whether you're traveling the world or the next town over, having the right camera at your side makes all the difference. We've picked out our best bets for the photographer who wants to keep things simple by carrying a compact camera rather than one with interchangeable lenses. Read more

Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery

The iPhone 6S doesn't look too different from the iPhone 6 that it replaces, but its camera module has been significantly improved. Now offering 12MP and snappier performance, the camera on the iPhone 6S is impressively capable. We've been out and about with the new phone, taking plenty of pictures in a range of different situations. Click through to see our gallery of real-world samples

Around the world by bicycle with photographer Nicolas Marino

Nicolas Marino has been to 56 countries in his lifetime and has his sights set on the other 140. He's traveling around the world with his camera and he's not taking the easy way, crossing deserts, jungles and everything in between by bicycle. Why? In his words, 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture.' See gallery

Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed

What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.

Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits

What makes a compact tripod a good traveling companion? We've collected 5 aluminum 'travel' tripod and head combinations that are compact, but are also comfortably tall and hold up a reasonable amount of gear. In this roundup we cover their features, functions and finish quality, and we put them to work in the studio and in the field. Read more

Get more accurate color with camera calibration
Improvements in your technique don't have to be dramatic to have a profound impact on your workflow and quality of images. Travel photographer Steve Davey looks at how camera color profiles can speed up your workflow.
Traveller's bag for mirrorless camera
Looking for a traveller's camera bag for a mirrorless setup, I found the Tamrac Jazz Messenger 2 to be the best (and basically the only one that fit the bill)
Ireland: A Photographers' Guide
Once upon a time Ireland was a much talked-about dream destination for photographers. But although not as trendy as it used to be, this little island is still well worth a visit. Carsten Krieger explains why.
Theme and Variations
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The best images are often made close to home. And photographing the same scene over and over is the photographer's equivalent to the daily run of the marathoner. See how photographer Carsten Krieger has explored a single scene in his native Ireland over the years.
Destination wedding photography part 2
Chris Mann's tips on planning, pricing and shooting a destination wedding (part 2 of 2). In this part we'll look at how photographing a wedding in a tropical destination differs from more temperate locations.
Destination wedding photography part 1
Chris Mann's tips on planning, pricing and shooting a destination wedding (part 1 of 2). In part one we'll look at the practical, legal and financial side of shooting overseas.
Editing on the road
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If you travel without a laptop and don't edit your pictures until you get back from a trip, you might be missing one of the best opportunities to improve your travel photography. In this short article, award-winning travel photographer Steve Davey explains why you should embrace editing on the road.
Gearing Up For An African Safari
Making the most of an African safari tour begins with ensuring you've got the right gear to capture the images you envision. Photographer and tour operator Dallas Dahms shows you how to successfully gear up for your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
The Commando Photographer Guide to Travel
When you don't have all the time you want to dedicate to travel photography, your objective is to get in, get the pictures you want, and get out. The Commando Photographer travels light, gets in quick, takes the shot and gets out fast.
Introduction to Travel Photography
Travel photography is a fairly unique discipline that encompasses just about every style of location photography that you could imagine. Professional landscape photographer Steve Davey tells us about his way of working when he is on the road.
Just posted: 2010 Travel Zoom Group Test

Just Posted: Our group test of the latest travel zooms. The pocketable long zoom camera has been one of the great growth sectors in recent years, packing immense flexibility into small, easy-to-use cameras. We've taken 13 compact superzoom cameras from the leading manufacturers and subjected them to a selection of our usual tests to help you decide which deserves a place in your luggage this summer. So which do we think makes the best travel companion?

Compact Camera Group Test: Travel Zooms
The so-called 'Travel Zoom' category hasn't been around long - in fact the first camera that could really lay claim to the label was the Panasonic TZ1, released in 2006. The idea of a wide zoom lens in a genuinely compact form factor (as opposed to a 'bridge' or DSLR type) has obvious mass appeal, and as a result, all of the major camera manufacturers (and a couple of the minor ones too) have been pulling out all the stops in an effort to cater for this demand.