Travel Photography Workshop

How to Take Better Travel Photos

This class is for the beginner to intermediate, hobbyist photographer who wants to take better travel photos while on vacation.
travel photography workshop in edmonton

Kissed By A Horse On St. Patrick Day in New Orleans

In this travel photography workshop, we will cover:

  • what equipment do you need to take? (camera bodies, lenses, tripod/monopod/or gorilla-pod, camera bag or backpack, memory cards, filters, batteries, chargers, power converters, etc.)
  • what lenses to bring, what are good travel lenses?
  • how much is too much or not enough?
  • how to save and back up digital images while traveling and what you need to do so (Epson picture pad or similar drive, laptop)
  • how to recognize and look for good lighting
  • approaching and taking photos of people on the street or in public in foreign countries
  • safety (when carrying $1000’s of dollars worth of gear) what bag to use? Other safety tips
  • To bring your flash or no flash?
  • how to scout a location to get the best shot
  • how to put together a series of images to make a good “photo story” of that destination
  • how to compose better pictures, “shoot around” your subject, using multiple views/angles

I have traveled extensively and will show samples from some of my travels including: Peru, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, NYC, and all around Canada and the US from recent 6 month RV trip covering 27,000km and 17,000 images. If you’re a traveler or about to travel, How To Take Better Travel Photos photography workshop is perfectly suited for you.

Melbourne city skyline

Is there a story or message here? What is it?

I also offer an optional travel photography field trip for this class, for a chance to go out and practice your new skills with an instructor along to answer questions as they arise. You will be able to sign up for the field trip on the night of your first class.

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About Your Tutor

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Darlene has had formal training in photography at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She enjoys portraits, fine art, and travel photography. She is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Cuba and Australia. Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. Her vision is to share her artistic talents through teaching “the art of seeing”, and to spread love and tolerance through the experience of truly connecting with and understanding people of different cultures.