Lately, I’ve been feeling the wanderlust. In other words, I’d love to be traveling somewhere (preferably warmer than NYC!). I love traveling for the opportunity it affords me to go exploring a place that’s completely new. I am familiar with so much in my hometown, it’s nice to go somewhere else where everything is unfamiliar and have an adventure. And, ideally, I’ll be able to photograph some of that adventure. Here are some tips for travel photography:
My First Meal in Memphis by Jen Gallardo
1. Always photograph the food
You’ll be doing yourself a great disservice if you don’t photograph some of the foods you encounter on your journey. No need for anything fancy, but obviously you earn brownie points for food sans bite marks! If you are clever, you’ll photograph the outside of the establishment AND the food so you can remember where you got the amazing food and return there one day.
On a day to day basis, most of us are pretty self-involved. The simple act of going to work consists of perhaps insulating ourselves in our own car or drowning out fellow commuters on a train with our iPod or a book (or sometimes both in my case…). We are, in general, too busy getting to where we need to go to notice what everyone else is doing.
While big name actors, award-winning directors and special effects sometimes seem to be the biggest key to success in Hollywood, the greatest factor has nothing to do with what goes on during the making of the film. In fact, without this one asset, the majority of people wouldn’t even know that movies existed. This factor is called marketing. Without the hard work of these seemingly invisible people there would be no movie poster, trailer, commercial or special promotion to garner our very precious attention. When done well, the movie seems to take all of the attention. No one makes mention of a fantastic commercial or poster. Instead, their attention is pulled directly to the film. When done poorly, inept marketing can be called out as the reason for a film’s failure.
It’s hard to believe that we are already 10 weeks into the year 2012! With your clock set forward an hour, we hope you’ll find the time to check out this week’s batch of photos. As always, please let us know what you think in the comments.
Photography is all about the reflection of light. Reflection is defined as “the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.” However, when most of us think about reflections, we think about the image we see staring back at us in the mirror. When taking photos, there is actually a lot that can be done with reflective surfaces:
Genre: a term for any category of literature or other forms of art or culture, e.g. film, and in general, any type of discourse, whether written or spoken, audial or visual, based on some set of stylistic criteria.