I’m a travel photographer – well sort of. I don’t get paid to do it. In fact I pay lots of money to cruise ships and airlines and hotels so I can get to do it. By this I mean that I travel and love it and so I take lots (and lots) of photographs to record my “adventures.” I’m no professional and don’t even want to be. What I do want is to take pictures that transport me back to the moment. I also want to take images that others will enjoy since the sharing is part of the fun.
Search for photography on the web and you'll find countless articles and blogs on how to be a great photographer. I love those discussions about lens choices and the right camera brand. But if I'm honest, I know that I'm just a bystander who likes to take pictures. Maybe that's you too. If so, you've come to the right place. Here we will just talk about the commonplace problems those of us who just like to travel and then take home pictures from our adventures. We will leave the professionals to their field. This is ours.
We’ve all seen those sitcom episodes where an unsuspecting guest is invited to see a family’s vacation pictures. It just goes on and on and on. The family loves it. There are countless “oh, yes, remember when dad fell off the cliff” comments. As someone who hadn’t been there, though, it’s mind numbing at best. So how does one take pictures you and others want to see? That’s the goal of this blog.