Here’s another photograph from my recent travel photography workshop in London. The Albert memorial stands in tribute to Queen Victoria’s late prince consort. On this unusually cloudless afternoon in London, we waited until early evening to photograph the memorial and avoid harsh shadows.
Capturing the essence of London
Travel photography is all about capturing moments that give a distinct feeling of place. In London, there’s nothing more distinctive than the red double-decker busses that roam the city streets. On this picture-postcard day, I chose to capture the motion of the bus with a long exposure (learn how here). Even though the bus is blurred, the viewer knows exactly what it is and where I’m at. The beautiful architecture of St. Pancras station creates a great backdrop.
- Nikon D850 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor lens
- 0.5 sec f/8 ISO 100 (with 6-stop ND filter)
- Gitzo 1-series tripod
I’m back in Colorado after leading an incredible photo tour of London & Paris. My clients and I had so much fun photographing and exploring these cities as part of my creative travel photo workshop series. I always like to pack my infrared camera when I’m traveling, because it’s a great way to capture a popular subject in a totally unique way. To that effect, we had great skies during our morning at Montmartre, where we visited Sacré-Coeur. It was the perfect conditions for infrared photography.
What to expect and what to bring for the photographic experience of a lifetime
I just returned from what I can only describe as the most immersive wildlife photography experience ever; a 7-night tour of the Galápagos archipelago by chartered yacht. The one thing I discovered when researching this trip is that everyone seems to have a different opinion of what to expect and what to bring. Here’s my thoughts from a photographer’s point of view as to what to bring and what to expect.Continue reading Photographing the Galápagos
Photograph two fabulous cities of light with Jason Odell, April 20-28, 2019
Discover the art of travel photography with Jason P. Odell
We’ll arrive in London and spend four days photographing some of London’s most iconic sights and landmarks, with an emphasis on night and twilight photography. From there, we’ll take the train (first class tickets included) to Paris, the city of light. There, we’ll spend the next four days and nights photographing the magical Parisian streets and landmarks by day and night.