Travel Series

6 months ago
The only thing more important than picking the right travel partner (if you’re not flying solo) is picking the right bag. A necessary task on every pre-trip checklist, this is entirely subjective to the person carrying it, as well as to the kind of trip they will be taking. In my case, I needed a bag that could last through a year of travel that would include, but not be limited to, countless...
8 months ago
I will admit it… I went into this project trying to break cameras. As I’ve written many times before, I love “tough” point-and-shoot cameras simply because they provide the kind of durability that all of your gear should offer; they can be handled roughly, treated poorly, and still perform their duties. More so, they can be submerged and shoot underwater and withstand dust, drops, and crushes,...
by Mike Wilkinson
8 months ago
As prices continue to plummet and resolution continues to rise, it is becoming commonplace for amateur and hobbyist photographers to purchase a high-quality digital stills camera—mirrorless or DSLR. Even a photographer with a $500 camera can capture amazing clarity with just about no training whatsoever. Almost every one of these cameras now has the option to shoot video, usually in an HD...
8 months ago
Sharks: underwater photographers have tremendous respect for these fabulous, mysterious fish, and travel at great expense and distance to capture their beauty. Australia, South Africa, Guadalupe, and Fiji are well known for shark dives. But there are many places closer to home where divers can observe and photograph sharks. Here we suggest a number of locations where we have experienced exciting...

9 months ago
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, geologist and travel photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins talks about using new technologies and camera gear that will allow a photographer to travel light and still capture exciting travel photographs.
9 months ago
After our earlier piece recommending five full-frame DSLR lenses for travel photography, we would be remiss not to also suggest five lenses for APS-C-format cameras. DSLRs with APS-C-size sensors are normally more compact and lighter than full-frame DSLRs and, therefore, advantageous when traveling. Remember, however, that the lightweight design often indicates a design containing less metal that...

9 months ago
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, adventure photographer and filmmaker Lucas Gilman discusses what it takes to become a successful travel and adventure photographer based on your strengths, interests, and the imaging abilities of modern camera technologies.
by Alan Winslow
9 months ago
Travel portraiture can be one of the most difficult forms of photography, but it is also one of the most rewarding. As photographers, we begin daydreaming of the perfect image even before we pack our bags. Imagining a craggy face set against the soaring cliffs of Amalfi, or a robed woman gliding through the brilliant, winding streets of the Chefchaouen medina, we can easily see ourselves there,...

by BH Event Space Videos
9 months ago
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Clay Taylor, Naturalist Marketing Manager for Swarovski Optik North America, talks about digiscoping with the Swarovski Optics Modular Spotting Scope Telephoto System and how it is being used by birders, hunters, and photographers as a lightweight, high-magnification photography tool....

9 months ago
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, Dan Westergren, Director of Photography for National Geographic Travel, presents 30 years of photographs taken for the magazine. He discusses taking pictures that offer a sense of place, bold light, as well as pictures that capture those fleeting moments in time. 
by Ken Kaminesky
9 months ago
For travel photographers, the path to getting the perfect shot is often strewn with hurdles. Through trial and error, as well as a lot of learning the hard way, I've ended up being able to walk away with some of my favorite photographs, thanks to proper planning and preparation. At other times, I’ve relied on stealth and a little bit of good luck to come away with a good photo. Sometimes, though...

9 months ago
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, photographer Art Wolfe talks about what it takes to become a successful travel photographer. He discusses art education, the connection between painting and photography, developing and pursuing personal interests, the logistics of travel photography, and techniques for creating dynamic travel photographs....
9 months ago
When it comes to choosing a main go-to camera, most pros and serious enthusiasts still gravitate to full-frame, pro-caliber DSLRs. But when you’re traveling, hiking, or simply enjoying your vacation, the prospect of toting a top-tier DSLR outfit can be daunting. Fortunately, technology has come to the rescue and there is now a wide variety of more compact, lightweight, travel-friendly cameras...

10 months ago
In this travel-related video, produced during the 2015 B&H Optic Imaging Conference, travel photographer Ashok Sinha discusses how he uses his camera as a tool for capturing images that tell stories for travel magazines and other outlets. Tools of inspiration and techniques for photographing food, architecture, and people are elaborated upon in detail.
by Blake Gordon
10 months ago
Bike touring is one of the most rewarding modes of travel. It puts you out there in the spaces between the tourist destination and guidebook recommendations. It’s raw and authentic where the miles are earned one pedal stroke at a time. The terrain and memories stack up slowly into a deeply satisfying narrative. I’ve seen many places from a bike saddle, but the one trip that stands astride the top...

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