Going on your first travel photography trip can be an intimidating prospect. Photographer Tom Franklin de Waart offers some words of advice.
Before you even set off on your journey, make sure you go through a list of key things. This is incredibly important and will ensure you come back with the shots you want. There are a few things to think about, such as the season, time of day, light, direction, people, safety and more.
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Top Travel Photography Tips
by Tom Franklin de Waart
Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.
Author: Fyodor Savintsev (RU)
Location: Arkhangelsk (Russia)
Description: This picture of some Russian dachas near the city of Arkhangelsk is interesting thanks to the intense contrast between the colors of the houses and the white snow covering the Russian town.
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Henningsvær Football Field
Author: Misha De-Stroyev (FR)
Location: Henningsvær, Lofoten Islands (Norway)
Description: The football field of Henningsvær, in the beautiful Lofoten Islands in Norway, is considered to be one of the most amazing football fields in Europe, and maybe even in the world.
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Save The Last Dance
Author: Stefano Barattini (IT)
Location: Grünau (Germany)
Description: A piano telling a story of other times, when in the 1920’s couples danced to its notes. Even today, despite the dust covering it, its music echoes in the room, bringing us into an atmosphere full of charm and emotion.
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Author: Brigitte Schatz (DE)
Description: A nice point of view of the exterior of the Karl-Löbe-Haus in Berlin at night. This image is made particularly interesting thanks to the lighting and the pedestrians.
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The squaring of the circle
Author: Alexander Schönberg (DE)
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As a landscape photographer I’ve travelled to most countries in the world, and I’ve photographed everything from Ice Caves and the Aurora in the north, the autumn colours in Patagonia in the south, and even the sandy deserts of the Middle East.
But when it comes to real challenges, storm chasing stands alone as a true test of my ability to capture nature’s fury in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.
The night landscapes master is now exploring a new way with infrared without losing an inch of style.
“From the first moment I started in earnest with photography, night photography caught my attention powerfully. It was a very expressive technique. At night there is little light, the night is quite unknown to us … Nature looks different, there is a magic light, it is a different way of seeing things.”