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Photographers: What to Do When Everything Goes Wrong

Photographers: What to Do When Everything Goes Wrong

I think I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'm pregnant. Things were going smoothly until very recently. I've spent a few weeks on medication and bed rest and I haven't had the time or energy to take the pregnancy photos I've wanted to snap. But I'm doing much better now and got up this […]

August Photo Challenge Theme: Who’s Your Baby?

August Photo Challenge Theme: Who’s Your Baby?

Scroll down for this month’s Photo Challenge Theme… Remember, August is your second-to-last month to enter the Photo Challenge for your chance to win the $2,000 Grand Prize in October. If you haven’t entered at all this year, don’t be shy -- now’s your chance. Scroll down for details. -- Lori Lori Allen Director, Great […]

Free Report from Denver #1: A Quick Photo Editing Tip for Travel Writers

Free Report from Denver #1: A Quick Photo Editing Tip for Travel Writers

Bonnie Caton here. I’m in Denver to help host this year’s Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop. And today I got to sit in on a presentation from Shelly Perry on editing photos in Adobe Lightroom. Shelly and I (along with 15 other attendees) arrived a day early to focus on nothing but photography before we switch […]

July Photo Challenge Theme: Wet 'N Wild!

July Photo Challenge Theme: Wet 'N Wild!

Temperatures are rising, so get out the sunscreen and hit the pool, river, lake, ocean or heck, even the sprinklers. Whatever cools you off. While you’re at it, get out your camera and grab some aquatic action shots for this month’s Photo Challenge theme: Wet ‘N Wild. If you’re shooting outdoors in the bright sun, […]

My Favorite Photos from This Month’s Theme

Here’s this week’s photo tip, with three of photographer Shelly Perry’s favorite shots from the Photo Challenge… Lori Allen Director, AWAI Travel Division FROM GOOD TO STOCK By Shelly Perry in Portland, OR As an official stock photo inspector, I’m trained to look at every little detail in a photo. And every month, while sorting […]

How to Sell an Overdone Photo

How to Sell an Overdone Photo

Here’s today’s photo tip… -- Lori Lori Allen Director, Great Escape Publishing ********************* June 17, 2009 The Right Way to Travel, Weekly Photo Tip ********************* HOW TO SELL PHOTOS OF OVERDONE SUBJECTS By Shelly Perry in Portland, OR Yesterday, Lori made the point that, in travel writing, people don't pay for facts and information: They […]

Summer Photos: Do's and Dont's

Hello from sunny Colorado. Jen Stevens here again this week as your guest editor while Lori is in Paris. Before you scroll down to today’s Photo Tip, I wanted to share with you some exciting news I spotted in Popular Photo Magazine. It seems Denver, Colorado -- where we’ll be holding our Ultimate Travel Writer’s […]

Paris Report #4: Better Food Photographs

Paris Report #4: Better Food Photographs

Over the last three days I’ve sent you a series of “what pregnancy can teach you about good photography” tips. If you missed any of them, you’ll find them here: •  You don’t need to carry around a lot of equipment •  You can cheat and get away with not using a tripod and still […]

Paris Report #3: Better Photographs without Walking

Paris Report #3: Better Photographs without Walking

We do a lot of walking during these live photography workshops here in Paris. First we’re up at the top of Montmarte. Then we’re down by the Eiffel Tower. Next we’re climbing to the top of Notre Dame. And then we’re walking all around the Latin Quarter on a walking tour with famous historian Thirza […]

Paris Report #2: Better Night Photographs

Paris Report #2: Better Night Photographs

Yesterday I told you that I’m here in Paris helping professional photographer Rich Wagner lead a group of photo expedition attendees through the streets of one of my favorite cities on earth. And that I’ve decided to shoot this entire trip with a point-and-shoot camera, because I’m pregnant and don’t want the extra weight of […]

What Pregnancy Can Teach You about Good Photography

The word is out. I’m six months pregnant and there’s no hiding it. I’m here in Paris for our live photography expedition and people are giving up their seats for me on the metro, waiters are steering me away from certain cheeses and meats “pas pour le bebe,” and, by law, no café or restaurant […]

June Photo Challenge Theme: Body Language

June Photo Challenge Theme: Body Language

May’s Photo Challenge theme, “Silhouettes and Shadows,” introduced a fun way to take saleable people photos without needing a model release. I’ll send you May’s winners next Wednesday. Today, scroll down for June’s Photo Challenge theme, with another way to take saleable stock photos that include a human element -- without needing a model release… […]

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