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Hit the road!

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to better travel photography.

By Mason Resnick - March 8, 2009


We want to enable you to bring along the right gear and knowledge that will give you the technical knowledge and creative thinking needed to produce images that you will be proud of, and you and your family can enjoy long after your vacation has become a distant memory.

 

That's why we're thrilled to bring you composition and picture-taking tips by world-class photography writers and teachers Rick Sammon, Joe Farace, Derek Doeffinger, and Jeff Wignall, as well as comprehensive buying guides, camera reviews and guided tours to help you make informed buying decisions so you buy the right gear for your needs.

 

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10 All-in-One Camera Lenses That Do It All for Holidays 2014

Consider these all-in-one camera lenses for taking photos on the go. Also learn about what makes these camera lenses essential to a photographer.

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, 25 days ago

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A new generation of superzoom telephoto lenses has arisen that can take in scenic vistas, zoom in on distant subjecs, and focus up close for near-macro shots. Will one of them be your next lens?

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TAGS: canon,  Olympus,  zoom,  sigma,  wide angle,  tele,  telephoto,  zoom lens,  long-range zoom,  Tamron,  Canon T3i,  Nikon D3200 

What's The Best Travel Tripod?

These camera supports fit in carry-on luggage; updated for 2014.

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 7, 2014

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If you are traveling by plane and plan to bring a tripod with you, weight—and especially size—count. Which models fit in your carry-on bag? Here are our favorites.

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TAGS: buying guide,  travel,  carry-on luggage,  travel photography,  tripod,  carry-on bag,  Gitzo,  Giottos,  Focus on Travel Photography,  Benro,  Induro,  Slik,  Velbon 

The Best Waterproof Digital Cameras for 2014

Digital cameras have never been more rugged than they are now

ArticleThe Best...Right Now Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, August 6, 2014

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Are you the adventurous type? Like to be one with the mud? Want to get great underwater snorkel shots? Don't mind getting wet, gritty, dusty, and dirty? These ruggedized, waterproof digital cameras are designed for you.

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TAGS: camera,  action photography,  compact digital camera,  compact camera,  underwater,  waterproof,  rugged,  underwater photography 

6 Ways Of Protecting Your Valuable Digital Camera From Rain

Learn about the different products available to keep your digital camera waterproof. Six great ways to keep your camera dry when it’s raining out.

ArticleAccessories and Gadgets Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 30, 2014

Keep your camera dry when it's pouring out

Raining again? There’s no reason to ever leave your camera exposed to the elements. There are plenty of protective coverings available and they’re surprisingly affordable.

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TAGS: buying guide,  DSLR,  rain,  covers,  Focus on Travel Photography 

Digital Cameras for Street Photography: An Opinionated Guide

Digital street cameras for the rest of us - Updated for Summer 2014

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, July 21, 2014

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The most useful tools for street photography have never been more accessible. Now it's up to you to learn how to do it right!

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TAGS: street photography,  Leica M9,  Ricoh GXR,  Sony NEX,  Fujifilm X100,  Olympus E-P3,  Panasonic GX-1,  Fujifilm X-Pro1,  Leica M Monochrom,  Leica X2 

A Cookout Is A Great Opportunity For Creative Photography

Six tips for better photos at your BBQ

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, July 4, 2014

If you think cookout photography starts and stops with pictures of meat roasting on a grill, you're wrong. From food photography to portraits and candids, Cookouts are a great place to try many different kinds of photography.

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TAGS: outdoor photography,  food photography,  cookout,  4th of July 

Shoot Panoramas and Juice Up Your Travel Photography

Go long; you can't go wrong!

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, June 30, 2014

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Want to bring home some vacation pictures that will really stand out? Try panoramas.

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TAGS: travel,  travel photography,  photoshop,  photo technique,  photo tips,  panorama,  Elements 

7 Cool Photo Ideas For Barely-Underwater Photography

Shallow underwater photography tips for non-scuba divers

ArticleUnderwater Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, June 26, 2014

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Got a phobia when it comes to getting too deep in the water? You can still shoot great photos while barely breaking the surface.

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TAGS: digital camera,  photo tips,  compact digital camera,  underwater,  waterproof,  underwater housing,  underwater photography 

Master The Light For Fantastic Photos of Flowers

Good lighting is half the battle

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, May 6, 2014

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If you can tame the light when photographing flowers outdoors, you are going to get better photos. The good news? It doesn’t need to cost you a fortune to find the right light!

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TAGS: light,  macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  photography tips,  lighting technique,  photography tip,  flower,  lighting gear 

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