Travel Photography - Amazing Tips and Techniques
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UPDATED 2015! Improve your travel images with any digital camera using simple camera settings & creative techniques
2.6 (15 ratings)
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369 students enrolled
Created by David Smith
Last updated 5/2015
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • improve travel photography
  • learn better camera techniques
  • learn easy camera tips and sharing technqiues
  • Capture local people & culture with your camera
  • Dramatically improve your travel photos
  • Be proud to share your travel images, videos and share your travels with friends, family and social networks
  • Learn how to manage depth of field, shutter speed, flash and composition to capture travel images in a creative way.
  • How to capture local people and culture as you travel
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  • interest in digital photography
  • interest in travel
  • Have any type of digital camera.

All about travel photography tips and techniques. This 3 hour course comprises 7 video segments with  comprehensive downloadable reference handouts of all presentation slides from pro world travel photographer David Smith of Interface Images in informative, entertaining and inspirational Style. Published in magazines, books, newspapers, and online, David lectures and teaches how to become a travel photographer worldwide at photo conferences, art galleries and on cruise ships. Most of this course was recorded in front of a live audience so useful Q&A activity is included. Humor and multimedia slide shows will keep your interest high and the easy to understand and amazing travel photography tips will amaze you.

There is also a course review in the form of a two page workshop. Follow these steps on how to become a travel photographer to practice changing your SLR or Point & Shoot camera settings and see the results.

Your instructor will answer all questions, give guidance to students on request and is available for private tutoring on a personal or Skype basis.  From time to time, David's travel photography assignments may cause some delay in responding but he promises to reply to all when he returns.

Who is the target audience?
  • beginner photographers
  • enthusiast photographers
  • travelers
  • armchair travelers
  • Photographers of all levels with any type of digital camera
  • cruise ship passengers
  • travel writers
  • travel agents
  • tour operators
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
NEW:Top 10 Travel Photo Tips, Instructor Background & How to take this course
3 Lectures 17:53

David Smith briefly introduces this course, his background and a portfolio multimedia slide show `Life - Over the Rainbow``, a collection of images and video clips from his world travel adventures. Welcome to this course Travel Photography - Amazing Tips and Techniques.`
Preview 02:38

NEW - Travel Photography For Beginners
14 Lectures 01:11:31
Holding Your Camera

Camera Scene Modes and Vibration Reduction

Using Depth of Field

Using Shutter Sppeed

Composition Techniques

Using Your Camera's Exposure Value (EV) Settings

Using ISO Settings

Using Your Camera's Flash

Look Up, Look Down, Look All Around

Managing Digital Camera Sensor Dust

Photography Tips for Traveling on Cruise Ships

Camera Security while Traveling
NEW - Creative Travel Photography
7 Lectures 01:12:41
Creative Camera Settings

Dynamic Range Explained

Review: Using Your Exposure Value

Lens and Filters for Travel Photographers

Using Light: Types of Light

Using Light: Ambient and Artificial Light

NEW: Capturing Local People and Culture with Your Camera
3 Lectures 43:43
Capturing Local People and Culture - Part 1 of 3

Capturing Local People and Culture - Part 2 of 3

Capturing Local People and Culture - Part 3 of 3
UPDATED: Course Review and More Info on Specific Tips & Techniques
16 Lectures 00:00
To review the important camera setting tips covered in this course, Follow the steps in the handout and you will learn how to set digital camera settings for SLR cameras and point and shoot cameras.
2 Page Handout: Reveiw of Digital Camera Settings- A Workshop
2 pages

Capturing Dramatic Sunsets
2 pages

Capturing local people and culture often means photographing people you don't know. David reviews his tips and techniques of quickly and easily capturing the people he encounters around the world and how he interacts and photographs people he doesn't know.  His life lessons from a camera is an inspiring and fun process!
How to Take Photos of People You Don't Know When Traveling
4 pages

Travelers can encounter unique and colorful fresh markets across the world. David reviews some photography and startegy tips and sample photographs of his visits to fresh markets.
Capturing Fresh Markets of the World
4 pages

Dave's Dynamo Effect - A Simple to Use Flash Technique - WOW!
3 pages

Musings and the Love of Travel Photography
3 pages

An ad hoc encounter with local people in a small Nubian village off the Nile River reveals why we love Travel Photography in this inspiring photo essay
People Magic on the Nile River - Why We Love Travel Photography
3 pages

A review of how to capture a multiple series of panorama images with any point and shoot or SLR camera
Preview 3 pages

Easy software techniques and software sources for stitching your camera's panoramic image series.
Easy Stitching of Your Panorama Images with Software - Part 2
3 pages

Techniques for adjusting Exposure Value (EV), zooming in and spot focusing are covered in this story on capturing a fabulous portrait of a fisherman in Hoi An Vietnam under harsh noon light conditions.  Voila!  A perfect portrait in a few seconds.
Preview 2 pages

David Smith outlines how to capture market vendors and their wares in a picturesque fresh market in Kusadsi, Turkey. Use of light, interaction with people you don't know and photography style are described

People Photography in a Turkish Fresh Market - A Case Study
2 pages

Several of your instructors favorite travel photography teaching blogs are summarized. These Blogs are are great source of inspireation and ideas for impopving your travel photography

Great Travel Photography Teaching Blogs
3 pages

This powerpoint presentation given in January 2014 outlines what's new in digital photography - in cameras, smartphones, apps, software and editing techniques.

What's New in Digital Photography - January 2014 edition
13 pages

Photo Apps, Selfies & Photobombs for Travel Photographers
4 Lectures 40:03
Smart Phone and Camera Market Changes

Cool Photography Apps for Travel Photographers

The First Selfie? Dave's Group Smile Circle Technique
Course Handout - Power Point slides of the Video Lectures
1 Lecture 00:00
Course Handout - Power Point slides used in the video lectures
39 pages
OLD CONTENT Travel Photography Tips & Techniques as 7 video Lectures
0 Lectures 00:00
OLD CONTENT: Bonus- Capturing Local People & Culture
0 Lectures 00:00
About the Instructor
David Smith
2.6 Average rating
15 Reviews
384 Students
3 Courses
World Travel Photographer, Lecturer and Keynote Speaker

David Smith is a professional photographer, travel writer and keynote speaker based in Vancouver, BC.  He has traveled to over 80 countries with his cameras and is published worldwide and recently in USA Today Travel Online, The Wall Street Journal, Geo Saison, Budget Travel Magazine and Frommers Travel Guides. 

 He has over 10,000 images of world travel, ethnic life, lifestyle and cruise ship adventures in his Interface Images online gallery  

His passions are the photography of ethnic people and culture around the world and sharing his photography passion with everyone. In the last few years he has traveled to 6 continents on photography and guest lecturing assignments and willingly shares photography tips, travels and photo stories in talks, multimedia presentations, blogs, articles and social networking sites. 

David frequently lectures on digital and travel photography; travel adventures and world culture topics. He also tutors and teaches local digital photography classes and camera workshops for photographers at all levels at home between trips. He is represented internationally by stock photo agencies and his travel writings have been published internationally in magazines, books, websites, and newspapers.

He is a professional member of the Editorial Photographers Association and past President of the North Shore Photographic Society. His presentations are known to inform, entertain and inspire his audiences. He has published a Digital & Travel Photography Tutorial CD and a Travel Photography – Tips & Techniques video DVD  oth ideal for all travelers and photographers at all levels. Visit his online collection of world fine art images  and follow his Blog “Images – Connecting the World”