Travel Photography

How to Become a Travel Photographer – the Blueprint

How to Become a Travel Photographer - the Blueprint

A simple 4-step process for becoming a travel photographer.

I decided to put together a blueprint or guide to help people who want to get involved in travel photography but do not know where to start. I used a similar approach when I first started and it has proven successful over the years. 

First and foremost, please do not start your travel photography journey with a trip to South Asia. It will be a waste of time and money, not to mention it will be full of disappointments.

Start smaller and grow from there.

Backup Strategy for Travel Photographers

Backup Strategy for Travel Photographers

The way camera sensors keep improving is also amazing. The dynamic range, the pixel count, the sensitivity—all of it—is absolutely astonishing.

But, there is one area of photography that has not changed much in the last five to seven years and that is digital file management for travel photographers. Or, to put it simply, bringing your precious photos back home and safely storing them.

This is when careful planning makes a difference.

Virtual Photo Scouting – How to Plan and Scout a Photography Trip

Virtual Photo Scouting – How to Plan and Scout a Photography Trip

When I go on a long driving trip, my goal is to visit one specific location every day of the trip. With traditional scouting, this would double or even triple the length of my trip, which is both impractical and expensive.

Lucky for us, technology has reached a level where traditional scouting can be complimented by or even completely replaced by virtual scouting. It can even be done prior to the trip!

Mobile Editing Workflow for Travel Photography

Mobile Editing Workflow for Travel Photography

In my photography workflow, my laptop is an extension of my desktop computer. For each trip, I create a temporary Lightroom Catalog on my laptop and I continuously add new photos to it as my trip progresses.

For a long time, a mobile-only workflow was impossible when taking multi-day photography trips.

But, luckily for us travel photographers, the trend is starting to change. More often in my travels, I find myself using a purely mobile workflow.

Today, I’d like to share how I use a mobile-only setup for my travels.

18 Best Photography Books for Travel Photographers

18 Best Photography Books for Travel Photographers

The complexity of travel photography comes from the need to excel in different situations and types of photography such as landscapes, wild life, architecture, street and portrait photography (to name a few), all of which are exposed to the limitations that travel brings.

The following list of 18 Best Photography Books for Travel Photographers will help you make your workflow leaner and more organic to make every resource count when you are traveling.

Mobile Editing Workflow for Travel Photography

Top Travel Photographers Reveal Their Favorite Locations Around the World

Finding the perfect location is the big part of travel photography. Before you start thinking about shooting techniques and composition, you have to do extensive research and planning. For me, it takes a couple of weeks, prior to the trip, to pinpoint all the locations I want to visit and photograph.

This time, I decided to hack the process and instead of doing heavy lifting myself, I asked top travel photographers to share their favorite photo locations around the world.

What’s In My Camera Bag

How to Get the Most Out of Travel Photography

Photography is the art of telling a powerful story, and if you are lucky enough to be a travel photographer, then it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you are doing justice to the subjects you are studying and the landscapes you are witnessing.

What’s In My Camera Bag

What’s In My Camera Bag

What is your camera bag? This is probably the most popular question I am asked on a daily basis. Even though we all understand that photography is all about the photographer and not equipment, gear is still the essential part of our lives.

Today I created the list of the crucial photo items that I always bring when I travel.

  • Thank you very much for presects free landscape. I don’t sepeak englihs…. and I am inicianda … rss no Lightroom… If I undaersten wou edit picture. I want to all collections . Excuse-me my English.

  • Phani Kumar says:

    hi Victor, this is phani today only i have joined this group, thanks for such a nice path shown by you.can you share the link of light room & i am a very poor in photography. please let me know how to take a nice photgraphy

  • Amit Shankar says:

    Hi I joined the phototraces and made request for free presets. It has been quite some time now and i am still waiting for my free presets…please help

  • Selma Xavier says:

    I’m new on Twitter and you were the first person I followed, since as a beginner in photography world, I’m interested in everything which I can use to improve my knowledge. Now, I have amazing tutorials and I received cool presets. Thank you so much, Viktor!

  • Rich Doty says:

    Have followed you for about one year and you presentations and sharing your experiences has been extremely rewarding for an amateur photographer who wishes to improve one skills.

  • i registered 3 times and i didn’t get any mails or presets. i check my junk mail also.

  • Alev Kaplan says:

    Thank you very much Mr.Viktor.
    I found this site by chance.
    Your Lightroom work, has come to me like medication. 🙂
    Thank you again.
    Respects.

  • pfalcon1949 says:

    where can I find jumpstart lessons 4,5 and 6. i have 1 ,2 and 3. Thanks in advance.

  • Virak Rithy R-k says:

    hi VIktor i want to dowload

    but i can not dowload it

    bacuse me proo English

  • I registered 3 times already and I didn’t received any email at all.

  • Sunny Aulia says:

    @phototraces:disqus
    I registered 5 times already and I didn’t received any email at all.

    my email [email protected]

    Thank’s @vik

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