Travel Photography

Travel photography captures an area’s landscape, people, culture, customs, history and architecture. In travel photography you want to capture the feeling not only of place, but of time. Here are some tips to getting it right: choose your perfect location, research local activities, understand the customs and traditions of the place, write down everything you like or dislike, and last but not least, try to get lost and explore as much as you can. build ideas based on your research then start taking pictures until you get what you imagined.

FEATURING THE WORK OF PHOTOGRAPHER : VIKTORYIA VINNIKAVA

 

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Viktoryia Vinnikava-01aTITLE: Let the World Stop

PLACE: Underground metro, Barcelona, Spain

LOCATION: Barcelona, Spain

SETTING: Shutter Priority Mode

PURPOSE OF THE SHOT: “I wanted to show loneliness of the subject in a place full of people. I tried to achieve this effect by using a slow shutter speed to show the motion around the subject.”

CAMERA MODEL: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL

F-STOP/APERTURE: f/3.5

ISO: 200

SHUTTER SPEED: 1/13 sec

TIP: If your pictures are not good enough, you are not close enough (Robert Capa).

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Viktoryia Vinnikava-02aTITLE: Ghosts of the Pantheon

PLACE: The Pantheon

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

SETTING: Shutter Priority Mode

PURPOSE OF THE SHOT: “A combination of three similar shots to achieve effect of multiple presence of the same subject. Already in my mind this was a black and white photograph that would be achieved later in post-production”

CAMERA MODEL: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL

F-STOP/APERTURE: f/3.5

ISO: 800

SHUTTER SPEED: 1/4 sec

TIP: The subject of the picture is more important than the picture.

 

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Viktoryia Vinnikava - 03aTITLE: Rainy Day in Rome

PLACE: Streets of Rome

LOCATION: Rome, Italy

SETTING: Shutter Priority Mode

PURPOSE OF THE SHOT: “When I am in low light situations, with handheld camera, I like to experiment with slow shutter speeds, which is a very interesting type of photography to try. The important thing is to compose your shot against an interesting background then wait for the subject to pass through the frame in the position you have in mind.”

CAMERA MODEL: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL

F-STOP/APERTURE: f/3.5

ISO: 400

SHUTTER SPEED: 1/20 sec

TIP: Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.

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By Shahid Saeed

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