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Jan 24 – Travel Photos: How To

January 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Dream! Plan! Practise in your own ‘Hood. Victoria Camera Club invites you to a presentation by Ian MacDonald a Vancouver based photographer, Mon, Jan 24th. Ian is a Fujifilm-X Alumni. There’s a nice intro video of his approach at fujifilm-x.com. Look for Be-Creative-ian-macdonald-x-street-photography.

Ian writes:

Travel is a wonderful thing.  It exposes you to new locations, to new people, to new cultures.  It provides opportunities to see historic landmarks and places.  Travel changes you, and you become a better person for it.  Travel is something all photographers should strive to do.

Travel photography is exciting.  The thought of coming home with pictures you can proudly share with family and friends is something most photographers look forward to with eager anticipation.  If you aren’t careful though, travel photography can ruin your vacation.  The gear you choose to bring can be too heavy, you can alienate your travel companions in the quest to get the perfect photograph, you can get frustrated because the light isn’t right and you don’t relax and “live in the moment”. 

I have learned several simple things you can do that will allow you to get photographs you are proud of, while always keeping this in mind:  When you travel, the experience comes first!  With the right frame of mind, the right pre-trip planning, and the right gear selection you can maximize your travel experiences AND come home with photographs you are proud of.

In this 2 hour workshop I will provide a comprehensive overview of what you need to contemplate as you plan for your trip:

  • establishing your goals
  • proper gear selection
  • pre-trip research to ensure you get the photographs you want
  • tips for photographing people, locations and the details around you
  • backing up your photographs while on the road
  • basic editing tips

This workshop is not focused on “what does this button do” but rather how to successfully incorporate photography into your travels to ensure you bring home beautiful photographs.

Note there is a $5 guest fee.  Go to victoriacameraclub.ca under Calendar | Jan 24 for more info and Ian’s photos.