What is travel photography?

It’s #TravelTuesday and I, Dave Williams, am here as always with something from the world of travel photography. Today I want to talk about the big picture – travel photography. More specially, what is it?

I’ll start by saying that my comrade Rick Sammon has a new KelbyOne class out that hits home, quite literally: –

Great Photography Starts in Your Own Hometown is the title of his latest class. It’s a perfect title and it leads to the point I want to make in todays blog. Travel photography doesn’t mean the photographer needs to travel. It means the person looking at the photo is compelled to travel. Travel photography is a genre unlike any other in that it isn’t a subject, it’s a feeling. It’s the feeling that the viewer gets when they see a photo. Instilling a sense of wanderlust and inspiring the viewer to want to travel to the place in the photo is what travel photography is all about. For that reason, it can be any subject. We can shoot from our own front door and as long as we inspire somebody to want to visit the location in the photo, we’re on the right track.

Coming up soon we have the latest KelbyOne Live event – The Travel Photography Conference.

This conference includes classes by myself, Rick, and Scott as part of a team of awesome travel photographers, sharing skills and experience so that you can hone your travel photography skills and learn to convey a feeling of wanderlust through your photography. This is going to be an epic conference!

One thing I’ll be teaching is how to shoot differently and overcome the Eiffel Tower Effect, finding and using your creative voice to help your photos stand out amongst the crowd, as well as a class on shooting mobile.

Travel photography really does start at home and we can always refine our skills through personal projects without the need to travel. Try to incorporate feeling into your photography, and I’ll see you soon at the travel photography conference.

Much love

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