nomadphotoexpeditions

January, 14

2017

Trip photography tips for good travel


Harry Fisch




 

Joggler in Delhi

Photography isn’t just limited to documenting. If you want your images to resonate with people, you need to express. Creativity is an act of expression. The purpose of capturing an image has a lot to do with what you’re trying to tell people.


 

EXPRESS

As photographers, whether professional or amateur, creativity is something we strive for on a daily basis. Yes, the general assumption among the masses is that photographers are naturally creative. Well, this isn’t true at all and creativity remains a challenge even for the best of us.
However, there are some tips to this problem and that’s exactly what we are about to discuss.

Photography isn’t just limited to documenting. If you want your images to resonate with people, you need to express. Creativity is an act of expression. The purpose of capturing an image has a lot to do with what you’re trying to tell people.

The camera is more than just a tool. It is a weapon of intent. You are highlighting your perspective on certain topics through the images you shoot.

In fact, your perspective is highlighted through each and every step in the process of photographing a subject. This includes the elements you choose to avoid or include, the time you choose to click the image, and the location you choose to shoot the subject from.

Each of these steps can alter the intent of the image and what it communicates.

There is nothing objective about an image and it will always be subject to the photographer’s choices. A good photographer is conscious of his/her metaphorical presence in the image itself.

 

BE UNIQUE

Being unique isn’t about creating something from scratch. That’s not possible considering that everything we do is a product of the external influences on us. However, you can still achieve uniqueness. The question, however, is what rewards our work with the “uniqueness” tag?
Well, it’s what you do to the image during post-processing that can lend the uniqueness you’re looking for. Post-processing involves altering images in a million different ways and in order to make your results unique, that’s exactly what you need to do.

If your post-processing work adds a certain depth to the image and conveys an intended meaning, you can say you’ve achieved uniqueness. As we stated earlier, no image represents the facts and therefore, is subject to interpretations. Post-processing can help create a hundred different interpretations.

Musi man in a road in Ethiopia

The camera is more than just a tool. It is a weapon of intent.

 

 

CREATE

The problem with photographing as a professional is that you are forced to follow rules set by your clients or the studio you’re working for. However, that does not mean you can’t step away from the conformity for a while. That’s why photo tours and photography workshops exist.

Use them to your advantage and explore your fantasies. Photo tours http://www.nomadphotoexpeditions.com/ and photography workshops are a great way to acquire new skills and an excellent opportunity to set your inner photographer free. So, don’t be afraid to try what’s out there and seek out a range of influences. Go outside the comfort zone now and then.

All our on site previous work is focused to reach a situation where we can create photos of extraordinary interest with a certain degree of intimacy, in a relatively photographically unspoiled space.

 

 

LEARN

Learn how to use your camera in a range of ways. There’s always a new technique out there that you can experiment. In fact, you can come up with your own. It doesn’t matter how good or bad the technique is. The idea is to sample everything till you arrive at something that’s truly astonishing.
However, to do so, you must already be aware of the technical aspects of photography. But, never learn for the sake of being technically fluent. Do it because you want to create something new.