Month: December 2013

Travel Photo Thursday: Secrets of “Street” Photography

Travel Photo Thursday: Secrets of “Street” Photography

Fast Food IMG_4594In “Travel Photo Thursday: If You’re Not Fast, You’re Food” I stressed the importance of always having your camera “at the ready” when you’re walking busy city streets so you don’t miss the opportunity to capture a great image.

In other TPT stories, I’ve explained why it’s important to have people in your travel photos and how to “scale” your shots by having people in them.

But how should you approach your human subjects before you press the shutter button? And how should you set up your camera in order to get just the right shot at just the right moment?

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Amtrak: A Time and Cost Competitive Mode of Travel?

Amtrak: A Time and Cost Competitive Mode of Travel?

I’ve ridden trains back and forth across Europe. Doing so has been easy, comfortable, and reasonably affordable.

But train travel in the U.S. is problematic. Few passengers trains run to few places all too few times a day or week. And all are operated by Amtrak.

Amtrak Carriage
(Francis Storr Flickr Photo)

Nevertheless, sometimes you do have the option of taking the train as well as driving or flying, so I sat down to figure out which was best for visiting one of my favorite destinations.

Here’s what I learned.

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Travel Photo Thursday: “Moving” Instagram Photos

Travel Photo Thursday: “Moving” Instagram Photos

The Instagram photo shoot-and-share app has become immensely popular with amateur and professional photographers.

Sunset and National Geographic magazines use it. Tales Told From The Road does, too.

And back in June, Instagram added the ability to shoot and share 3 to 15 second video clips, the longest of which could be two-and-half times as long as a 6-second Vine video.

But Thomas Jullien has come up with an imaginative, new way to make Instagram still photos move, and move the viewer.

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