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Entries in travel photography (6)

Monday
Feb112013

New Breed of Photojournalist: Joey L Documents Endangered Cultures

Sikeri Initiation (Photo by Joey L.)

Canadian photographer Joey L, based in Brooklyn, NY, has always been fascinated with travel. His new flavor of photojournalism is to turn a sensitive eye as a photographer to preserving traditional ways of life that are endangered. Today's Video Pick is a behind-the-scenes short documentary of one of Joey L's photo shoots, and you'll see how he and his crew - as well as hired local assistants - become more than just distanced observers when they travel into the Indonesian rainforest to take photographs of the Mentawai people. A young team of adventurous professional photographers, traveling with their gear and perhaps the most important things of all, an open mind and heart, preserve the dignity and everyday lives of people who choose not to conform to contemporary traditions. Visit the Joey L website for his outstanding portfolio. It's inspirational and provides our photography students with yet another professional pathway option, combining the love of travel with a love of photography.

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Wednesday
Jan092013

Top 10 Photos: New

In our ninth Top 10 Photos post, and in honor of the NEW year, I wanted to do a search for off-the-beaten path photos which take us to somewhere New. (For instance, New Delhi or Newfoundland or New Zealand.) I found quite a few special images, but chose only ten of them for our Top 10 vote; I've not put these 10 in any particular order - that task is up to you. Use the survey at the end of the post to vote for your favorite photo. Thanks for voting and check back soon for another Top 10 Photos vote!

Photograph #1: New York - Inception by Trey Ratcliff

Photograph #2: New Orleans - Lucky Dogs by Stanley Beck

Photograph #3: New Zealand - Mount Tongariro Volcanic Grime by Hagen Hopkins / Getty Images

Photograph #4: New Delhi - Indian Republic Day Parade Soldiers by Pedro Ugarte / AFP / Getty Images

Photograph #5: New South Wales - First Light Over Byron Bay by Paul Bica

Photograph #6: New Brunswick - Painted Couch by Mike Capson

Photograph #7: New Jersey - Boardwalk Beach Wedding by John O'Boyle

Photograph #8: Newfoundland - Bags of Gravel on Signal Hill by Jeremy Kohm

Photograph #9: New Caledonia - Melanesian Lady by Richard and Frederique Chesher

Photograph #10: New York - Reflections on the Road, Chinatown by Matthew Goddard-Jones

 



We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do. WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]


Monday
Nov192012

Field Trip: Two Photographers Capture Intimate Travel Photo Series

from Hotel Room Portraits 1999 - 2012 by Richard RenaldiI attended the opening night artist reception for photographer Richard Renaldi at the Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art gallery in Lambertville, NJ, and came away appreciating how a portrait series can capture the more intimate side of travel photography.

from Hotel Room Portraits 1999 - 2012 by Richard Renaldi

In a series called Hotel Room Portraits 1999 - 2012, Renaldi and his partner Seth Boyd are the subjects, over time and throughout many cities and towns around the world, shot in revealing hotel room portraits. The range of work spans Renaldi's work in SLR to digital, shows the (slight) aging and changes (more tattoos on Renaldi) of the subjects over time, and capture the feel of a locale just by showing the interior of a hotel room. 

from Feet First series by Tom RobinsonWhen I saw Renaldi's hotel room exhibit, I was struck by its relationship with UK photographer Tom Robinson's Feet First series, capturing the feet of he and his wife Verity as they trekked around the world from 2005 to the present. As with Renaldi's series, Robinson captures change, adding the tiny and then growing feet of their daughter Matilda. 

from Feet First series by Tom Robinson

The beauty of travel photography is that is can be both intimate and evocative of time and place. Renaldi's focus is in the tight confines of a hotel room, but we can still learn much about the subjects, as well as the time and place. With Robinson's work, we leave the confines of a hotel room, but we still have portraiture of sorts and an intimacy outdoors. 


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do. WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]


Thursday
Nov082012

Travel Photo Tips: Jesse Kalisher Video on Light

Ethiopian Boy at Market © Jesse Kalisher

If you haven't already checked out the New York Institute of Photography's new Everyday Photography book Top Travel Photo Tips from Ten Pro Photographers, click here to preview some of the amazing photographs from photographers taking shots all around the world.


One of our featured photographers is Jesse Kalisher, and we found this great video with Jesse giving in-depth advice on how to use light to your best advantage. Many of his tips boil down to having a good light strategy, getting to know the light in the location where you're shooting, and have your light plan firmly in mind even before you take your camera out of the bag. You'll like Jesse's practical tips and inspirational travel photos - and click here to see the Jesse Kalisher photos he contributed to NYIP's latest book.



We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do. WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]


Monday
Apr092012

How-to Photography Video - Travel Photography that Tells a Story

Photos: © Jeff Johnson 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Photographers love to document where they've been and what they've seen, and tell stories about the people they've met along the way. If you're traveling down the street for a sweet-light outing or hopping a plane to get to the other side of the globe, you'll be bringing your gear and your desire to take unique photographs. Marc Silber interviewed Patagonia photographer Jeff Johnson (see photos above) to learn more about his travel photography experience and the approach he takes, preferring to tell a story and take a more photojournalistic approach ... versus just shooting pretty pictures.
 

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Audio Link: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]