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Travel Photography: Seeing, Shooting, and Editing

Dan Rubin, Designer + Travel & Lifestyle Photographer

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19 Videos (1h 13m)
    • Introduction

      1:59
    • Project: Capture 5 Iconic Shots

      1:21
    • Equipment Overview

      0:55
    • Using A Smartphone

      3:28
    • Using A Digital SLR/Mirrorless

      4:19
    • Using A Film Camera

      3:59
    • Introduction To The 5 Shots

      0:47
    • Shot 1: Birdseye

      6:31
    • Shot 2: Off The Beaten Path

      4:39
    • Shot 3: Middle Of The Road

      5:18
    • Shot 4: Signs Of Life

      6:49
    • Shot 5: Postcard

      10:20
    • Introduction To Editing

      1:45
    • Editing The Birdseye Shot

      4:15
    • Editing The Off The Beaten Path Shot

      3:03
    • Editing The Middle of the Road Shot

      3:54
    • Editing The Signs of Life Shot

      2:50
    • Editing The Postcard Shot

      6:16
    • Wrap Up

      0:12

Project Description

Scavenger Hunt: Share 5 distinct photos of a place you're exploring.

ASSIGNMENT

This project is a scavenger hunt! Use the camera lens to discover a place with fresh eyes. These creative prompts are intended to help you find a deeper connection with that place — whether it's your city, hometown, or an exotic vacation.

  • Bird’s Eye View: Find an elevated perspective. Try rooftips, hills, or even ladders. 
  • Off the Beaten Path: Aim for any quiet moment, especially those outside tourist or usual haunts. If you're walking on a busy street, turn a corner.
  • Middle of the Road: Show forward movement and leading lines. These can be found anywhere, not just the road!
  • Signs of Life: Look for details. Think about a "day in the life." How do people eat, talk, work, and fall in love? 
  • Iconic Postcard: Capture a unique angle of a highly photographed spot.

As you are searching for your photos, it helps to snap as many images as you are moved by, and then edit down later. Have fun with it! Get creative with your styles, and don’t be afraid to push the envelope.

DELIVERABLE

Share 5 distinct photos of the place you’re exploring. A finished project includes:

  • One photo representing each of the 5 photo styles
  • A brief description of your location

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