Take Better Travel Photos

How to make the most of your next trip and return home with a portfolio of memorable images
Text & Photography By Ken Kaminesky

The Four Ps To Take Better Travel Photos
Practice. No artist will ever get better at their craft without serious amounts of practice. The good thing is, practicing in photography is fun. Keep shooting in new ways and experimenting with new techniques.

Patience. Don’t expect every shot to be amazing nor think that every time you try something new it will be a giant success. You’ll learn a lot from your failures. The trick is, only show people your best work.

Persistence. Don’t give up! Good things don’t happen to those who simply wait; they happen to those who work their butts off. Don’t be distracted by negative thoughts and give up. The next shot may be the perfect one.

Photoshop. Capturing a great image is just the beginning. Learning how to bring your vision to life by post-processing with the powerful software available to photographers today is the icing on the cake. You’ll never regret getting really good at Photoshop. Trust me.
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Take Better Travel Photos
By Ken Kaminesky

more at outdoor photographer

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See the most breathtaking national parks around the world

The United States may lay claim to the world’s first national park, but it’s far from the only country whose most prized lands are officially protected by the government.

After the establishment of Yellowstone in 1872, the national park concept took hold across America and beyond. Canada founded its first national parks in the 1880s; the idea eventually spread across the Atlantic to Great Britain after World War I, then later to its colonies. Japan and Mexico embraced the concept in the 1930s and dozens of other countries followed suit over the course of the 20th century.

Banff National Park, Canada
Photograph by Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber
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Goreme National Park, Turkey
Photograph by Polina Nagareva
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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Photograph by Michael Melford
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Photograph by Robert Harding
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
Photograph by Grant Faint
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See the world’s most beautiful national parks
From ancient rock formations in Australia to towering glaciers in Patagonia, here are 20 of our favorite national parks.
By Erica Jackson Curran

more at National Geographic

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Photogenic Villages

For this photo contest we invited you to share photos of the villages that you find the most photogenic… From the iconic small villages in Italy and Western Europe to picturesque villages in South America and Asia.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Dutch Classic IV ” by martinpodt
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Congratulations Runner Up “Once upon a time in Groningen – The Netherlands ” by luigitrevisi
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Congratulations Runner Up “Zaanse Schans House ” by wayneobald
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Congratulations Amateur Winner “Hamnoy sunset ” by RalfvonSamson
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Congratulations People’s Choice “Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy ” by Patosan
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Photogenic Villages Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug

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Dennis Rickard – Emerging Talent

It was 11 years ago that Dennis Rickard’s journey in photography first began. Travelling frequently with work – Rickard has worked in the telecommunications industry for the past 34 years – he thought it would be fantastic to capture some of the amazing sights he was taking in. This interest lay mainly with landscape photography, and Rickard was fascinated with both the natural world and the man-made. While he has an affinity for black and white imagery, Rickard also captures striking images in colour.

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Dennis Rickard – Emerging Talent

more at capture mag

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Aircrafts

We’ve seen great shots of aircrafts taken at airshows, travel and local airports. For this PRO members only photo contest we invited you to share your best shots of aircrafts…

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Faster and faster ” by MBphotographybiz
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Congratulations People’s Choice “P-38 Lightning ” by dynastesgranti
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Congratulations Amateur Winner “2016 Airshow VI ” by xavierw
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Congratulations Runner Up “Flight ” by Jannnetc
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Congratulations Runner Up “Smoke ” by Roberobe
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Aircrafts

more at viewbug

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Wildlife of the World

In Wildlife of the World truly spectacular portrait-style photography brings you “face-to-face” with individual animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals interact with their environments, mate, survive, and even play.

From the shaggy musk ox foraging in the Canadian high arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, each animal featured in Wildlife of the World plays a key role in its environment. An additional eighty-page illustrated reference section on the animal kingdom explains the animal groups and profiles additional species.

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Wildlife of the World
ISBN: 1465438041 | DK Publishing

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L’Urbex par Romain Veillon

Romain Veillon (1983-) est un photographe français spécialisé dans la visite de lieux abandonnés : l’urbex. Il capte l’ambiance surannée d’espaces urbains en décrépitude, où la nature reprend peu à peu place. Romain Veillon fait ses gammes en autodidacte, il commence par photographier différents endroits délaissés autour de la petite ceinture parisienne. Cette passion se prolonge dans ses voyages à travers le monde. Par ses photographies Romain Veillon établit un dialogue entre passé, présent et futur. Certains espaces ont poursuivis leur délabrement, d’autres ont été détruits, vandalisés ou restaurés. La photo devient le témoin d’une époque, le relevé optique d’un bâtiment à un moment T. Dans ces instantanés parfois post-apocalyptiques, le spectateur peut projeter une histoire fantasmée.

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L’Urbex par Romain Veillon
via gadcollection

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