21 Rules for Great Travel Photography
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21 Rules for Great Travel Photography

Smartphone filming videos and photos — Field lessons from a pro adventure travel photographer
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Master filming techniques that will hook viewers right away, maintain their interest in a story, and leave them feeling satisfied after watching.
  • Know what the rules are and, more importantly, how to break them
  • Feel confident with a camera in any travel situation
  • Feel confident with a camera in any travel situation
  • Shoot professional-quality images that viewers (and clients) will love.
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Requirements
  • You can take this course with a smartphone
  • This course shows low-cost, do-it-yourself techniques that produce great photos
Description

The only way to discover the rhythm of life in a place, and so figure out what to shoot, is to experience it.

In this course you will see practical, real world examples that back up the fact that great photography and travel videos are are a result of the photographer's approach to new environments, and a knack for getting the most of every situation.

Ultimate Travel Photography: Pro tips for your holiday shots

What will you learn?
 
    ▪    Explore, shoot and sell spectacular videos with your smartphone.
    ▪    Take stunning travel photos and scenes that people will pay for (and your family will love).
    ▪    Understand timeless video principles that will stay with you for all projects, and with all cameras.
    ▪    Gain film school level insights for conceptualizing, shooting, and editing a holiday travel scene.
    ▪    Produce HD video content without expensive equipment.
    ▪    Develop your own unique style of video and photo taking that set your shots apart.

This course features, detailed, illustrated lessons that demonstrate 21 RULES FOR GREAT TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Travel Light
  2. Get in a manual mode
  3. Be safe
  4. Know what’s happening
  5. Follow your ears
  6. Get lost
  7. Get out before dawn
  8. Wander down alleys
  9. Remain curious
  10. Ask for portraits
  11. Stay out late
  12. Ditch your tour group
  13. Sit in cafés and be a people watcher
  14. Be prepare to film at any moment
  15. Challenge yourself
  16. Break a rule
  17. Anticipate action
  18. Feel the light
  19. Connect your shots
  20. Find the story
  21. Get out there

The only way to discover the rhythm of life in a place, and so figure out what to shoot, is to experience it.

Don't eat where the tourists do, but where you see locals. Just set off down a street and see where it leads. Look around the bends, over the rises. Get away from the crowd. I find that if I meander away from the tourists and tourist sites, away from what is too familiar and comfortable, it's much easier to adapt to the rhythm of a place, and to be more observant.

Think of it as hunting—whenever you leave the confines of your camp, you should be ready and able to capture whatever pops up.

Get closer, then get closer still. Try different angles, different lenses. Wait for the light, wait for the crowd, wait for a bird to land on the tree branch. Never be in a hurry to get somewhere else. Tell yourself that nothing is more important than getting the best you can get out of the situation you are in. Once you've exhausted every possibility you can think of, you can start working on the next one.


Register now and get ready to take holiday and vacations shots that your friends and family will be impressed by!

Who is the target audience?
  • Teachers
  • Adventure travelers
  • Students
  • Moms
  • Dads
  • Camera lovers
  • Photographers
  • Storytellers
  • Freelancers
  • Mobile journalists
  • Travel reporters
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SCENE: Rocky Mountain National Park

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The right frame of mind
2 Lectures 04:00

Getting in the right frame of mind makes a big difference in the quality of the shots you make in the field.

No. 2 - Will you film like an engineer or an artist?
02:29

Lecture that explores video format and approaches.

Preview 01:31
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Pro tips for travel filming - PART ONE
6 Lectures 19:35

SCENE: Night shooting at Christmas Market in Zagreb.

No. 3 - Get Lost
01:38

SCENE: Filming with an Osmo cam while on a bicycle in the streets of Berlin

No. 4 - Challenge yourself
05:08

No. 5 - Connect the shots
03:53

SCENE: A tour of a souk in Doha

No. 6 - Be a people watcher
03:14

SCENE: In a hut at the top of the Alps

No. 7 - Be Safe
02:40

SCENE: The Great Pyramid in Cairo Egypt

Preview 03:02

A check for understanding.

No. 2 - What role will you assume?
1 question
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Pro tips for travel filming - PART TWO
6 Lectures 10:13

SCENE: Austiran Alps

No. 9 - Wake up early
01:40

SCENE: Festival of Lights DOM church in Berlin

No. 10 - Stay out late
02:03

SCENE: A time-lapse filmed at a camp site on the Baltic sea

No. 11 - Play with time
01:04

SCENE: At a golf course in Singapore

No. 12- Speed ramping
01:16

360 camera shooting in Cairo and Berlin

No. 13 - Remain curious
01:33

SCENE: At the crater's edge of a smoking Volcano in Patagonia, Chile.

No. 14 Ditch the group
02:37
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Pro tips for travel filming - PART THREE
7 Lectures 15:30

SCENE: A market in Berlin

No. 15 - Embrace strangeness
01:12

SCENE: The Baltic Sea in Germany

No. 16 - Chase the light
01:32

SCENE: Conguillío National Park, Patagonia, Chile

No. 17 - Take a hike
00:59

SCENES: Rocky Mountain National Park and Berlin

No. 18 - Tell a story
04:24

SCENE: Spree river in Berlin during a Supermoon

No. 19 - Plan ahead
01:18

SCENE: A high mountain lake in Achensee, Austria

Preview 03:20

SCENES: Singapore and Austria

No. 21 - Talk to people
02:45
About the Instructor
— Smart Film School —
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Smartphone filmmaking.

Smart Film School courses are taught by Robb Montgomery,  an American video journalism professor based in Berlin, Germany.

His training courses are used by reporters at CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, BBC, RTÉ Ireland TV, and many public broadcasters like VRT in Belgium and Mediacorp in Singapore.

As a university professor, he produces diploma courses on mobile journalism at FH Vienna Journalism School, EFJ Journalism School (Paris) and the Danish School of Journalism. 

“If you want to learn how you can effectively use your smartphone to create documentary video stories, then Robb's course is a must." — Ken Katz

More courses and resources, (Such as lists of the latest video apps and gear) can be found online at the Smart Film School web site.