Things aren’t what they seem
Hi there, I’m Dave Williams, a professional photographer and seasoned traveler. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit over 50 countries and have had the opportunity to capture some truly stunning images along the way. In this blog, I want to share some of my top tips for capturing beautiful travel photos and making the most of your adventures.
First and foremost, I always make sure to carry a camera with me when I travel. You never know when you’ll come across a beautiful scene or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and having a camera on hand will allow you to capture it. I also suggest bringing a variety of lenses with you, depending on the type of photography you plan to do. For example, if you’re planning to shoot landscapes, a wide angle lens can be very useful. If you’re planning to do some street photography, a prime lens with a longer focal length can be a good choice.
Another important tip is to plan ahead and research your destination before you go. This will allow you to identify the best locations for photography and ensure that you’re prepared with the right gear and equipment. It’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the local culture and customs, as this can help you to avoid any potential miscommunications or misunderstandings.
When it comes to actually taking photos, I recommend being patient and taking the time to compose your shots carefully. This can mean spending some time observing a scene and waiting for the right moment, or it can mean moving around to find the perfect angle or perspective. I also suggest experimenting with different compositions and techniques, such as shooting from low or high angles, using leading lines, or playing with light and shadow.
Finally, I always make sure to be respectful and considerate when I’m traveling and taking photos. This means being mindful of local customs and traditions, and not intruding on private property or disturbing wildlife. It also means being aware of my surroundings and being prepared for any potential challenges or hazards.
Overall, my advice for capturing beautiful travel photos is to be prepared, be patient, and be respectful. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to capture amazing photos that truly capture the essence of your travels. Happy shooting!
OK, it’s time to come clean. I didn’t write that. What I did is use an AI writer to generate everything up until this paragraph. I’ve written here on Scott’s blog for six years and that means there’s a whole heap of writing out there with my name on it, in my style, covering my subject matter. The AI was simply given their instruction: –
‘Write a Travel Tuesday with Dave Williams blog post in the first person as Dave.’
My jaw is still on the floor. The subject matter is spot on and my catchphrase is even in there. The style is accurate and relevant to the things I often talk about such as composition and perspective. Honestly, this is mind blowing.
Your social media feeds may have been flooded with AI generated selfies this week where there appears to be a trend of people using Lensa (a paid service) to generated images of themselves. We’re also seeing AI in Adobe Photoshop in the form of Neural Filters and Selections as well as in other software such as Luminar Neo, ON1 Effects and Topaz Photo AI. AI is here to stay and in these early days, it’s finding its footing and establishing itself, including with legal issues. Adobe Stock announced last week that AI generated artwork will now be accepted on the platform, for example. AI won’t replace us in the near future and there are a lot of benefits it brings which will automate our process, giving us more time to focus on creativity. It’s all very interesting stuff.
To sign off this week for #TravelTuesday with me, Dave Williams, I’d like to throw my AI self into the blog. This is cyborg-Dave created by AI text-to-image prompts using a genuine photo of me as the ‘baseline’, made by Micah Burke.