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Shooting Travel Photos Like a Pro
Scott Kelby
with Scott Kelby
Join professional photographer Scott Kelby on his trip to Paris. He walks through realistic travel scenarios including night time photography, avoiding tourists, and weather, and o... READ MORE
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lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 2hr, 6min
published: 2012
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Shooting Travel Photos Like a Pro
with Scott Kelby
Join professional photographer Scott Kelby on his trip to Paris. He walks through realistic travel scenarios including night time photography, avoiding tourists, and weather, and offers tips and techniques on how to best handle them to get the iconic photos you want. Make sure to check out Part II of this series “Travel Photography - Post Processing” to learn how to edit all of your travel photos. <br> <br> This class is perfect for a beginner photographer looking for tips for shooting on vacation. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Meet up with Scott Kelby on the Paris streets as he introduces the class and gets right into sharing his very best travel photography tips.

6min, 35sec
lesson 2: Gear Guide

Your gear decisions will have a huge impact on what you can shoot and what you decide to carry. Scott covers everything from lens choices to batteries and tripods.

20min, 50sec
lesson 3: Camera Settings

Choosing your camera settings before you start shooting leaves you ready for whatever comes your way.

8min, 45sec
lesson 4: Get the Iconic Shots First

Once you've got the classic shot for your location you are free to go out and get the photos you want to take.

8min, 31sec
lesson 5: Finding the Best Light

The two best times of the day to shoot outdoors are the hour around sunrise and the hour around sunset, so you need to be strategic during the rest of the time you are traveling.

9min, 3sec
lesson 6: The Shot List

Scott shares some more tips on creating your own shot list (and don't shoot list) and shares his list for the remainder of this trip.

9min, 16sec
lesson 7: Stacking the Deck

Here's a tip that will really take your photos to the next level. Arrange to have a professional model work with you at a location.

8min, 29sec
lesson 8: Photographing People on the Street

Street photography presents its own unique set of challenges, but Scott has a slew of tips help you get out there and get the shots.

11min, 55sec
lesson 9: Creating a Pano and Avoiding Tourists

Sometimes large iconic landmarks are best captured as panoramic images, and Scott shares a series of techniques for capturing killer hand-held panos, then follows it up with some great tips for removing tourists from your photos.

14min, 25sec
lesson 10: Waiting for the Light

It pays to arrive early to stake out the best spot and wait for the best light of the day.

8min, 5sec
lesson 11: Shooting Indoors in Low Light

Many indoor locations will allow you to use a tripod, but others will not. You need to be prepared for both possibilities and Scott covers all the bases.

6min, 15sec
lesson 12: Shooting HDR Indoors

What is so great about shooting HDR in a church? Awesome light, cool textures, and lots of detail.

4min, 26sec
lesson 13: Photographing Food and Motion

Food can be just as representative of the locations you visit as the landmarks and the people, so don't forget to include it on your shot list. Scott wraps up the class by sharing techniques for capturing motion to convey a sense of energy and excitement.

9min, 42sec
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