It’s no secret that I love travel photography. It’s what I do. In the past, I’ve traveled the globe, but that’s not something I’ve done that often. Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of trip-photography, which is one of the most important things I do as a photographer.
It’s the “trip” in photography that makes it so engaging. Traveling makes us feel more in the moment, as if we’re seeing the world for the first time instead of something we’ve read about or been told about. Photographing a trip also allows us to connect the world we see with the people we love, and that’s what we are striving for with Journey Photography.
To me Journey photography feels like a really good way to capture moments that are important to me. I am an introvert, so I love to be able to capture those moments. I take pictures of the things that I love, and when I can, I try to capture the memories of those moments.
Journey Photography is the same way. You see the world through the eyes of a person who is on a trip, and that person takes a picture of whatever you see in your life, and then you have the opportunity to have that photograph on the internet. That is the difference between taking a picture of a beautiful sunset and a picture of a bad one.
This is why most of the time I won’t take a picture of what I think I want to capture. I will take a picture of what I think I want to capture, and I will often use the same camera, lighting, and settings for both. When you can shoot a picture every day, so you can start using the same equipment, you have the advantage of being able to take better pictures.
The problem is that the most exciting things are the most difficult to capture. The same way that you don’t want to wear the same outfit for every photo shoot, you don’t want to wear the same outfit every time you shoot a picture. There is a science to photography, but that science isn’t intuitive to most of us. If you ask a photographer, they will tell you that when they want to photograph something, that’s the only way they know how to do it.
Yeah, there is a way to shoot a photo, but that way is very different from the way we do it. Most photographers will tell you that getting a perfect shot is as much art as it is science, and that we have to be willing to accept our own limitations. That said, there are some things that just can’t be captured with camera.
A good photographer is someone who doesn’t look at the camera without looking into it. A poor photographer will use the camera to point out something to them while they’re taking a photo. That’s not necessarily good or bad, but it’s something that has to be learned.
In the same sense that some people say that you dont have to make a perfect picture to be a good photographer, there are those who say we don’t have to make our photos perfect. Thats because there are things that we can’t do with a camera. Like, for example, taking a photo without a flash. Or, for example, taking a photo without a tripod. We can’t do it. We can be better than we know we can be.
The trick is to learn to just use the things we already have, and not worry about what we cant do. Thats what I learned from my photographer friends: try to use your camera as a tool, not your gear.