Travel, whether on a vacation to the shore, or a "trip of a lifetime" to exotic locations like the Galapagos Islands can be one of the most rewarding experiences we can have, whether we are photographers or not.
Meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, learning about our "Blue Planet," or viewing the infinite variety of Earth's majesty, and it's wide range of flora and fauna is an incredible opportunity for broadening one's knowledge and viewpoint.
Travel promotes understanding and amity among people, and not only enhances, and enriches the life of the traveler, but encourages a better world in the ever increasing integration of the societies of our planet.
The friends one makes, the places one visits, and the experiences one lives while traveling provides incalculable value for us all.
Travel photography is the best way I know to preserve the memories of the journeys taken. It provides a concrete method of commemorating our new friendships and knowledge.
For those who enjoy photography for its own intrinsic value, travel photography offers new opportunities for growth and learning unavailable in any other forum. It affords endless possibilities for one to experience and test new creative techniques and document the travel experience of novel, fresh and different locations, settings, activities, cultures, dress, and lifestyles far different than our own.
This Blog discusses photography in light of the growth travel brings to each of us. It discusses, the planning, hows, and problems of travel in general, locations, culture and opportunities for meaningful travel photography experiences, offers concrete discussions, tips and ideas to enhance travel. It discusses the specifics of travel photography itself; equipment, techniques, legalities, and any aspect of photography while away from one's home. It discusses the challenges of travel photography and how to conquer them.