Following my earlier post questioning whether the genre of Travel Photography was dead, the DPS has decided its not and has posted some links and advice for those wanting to get great photos. These include:
- Photographing People – Asking Permission
- Getting More Variety in Your Travel Photography
- Travel Photography – What to Take in Your Kit?
- How to Photograph People When Traveling
- Which Lenses to Take when Traveling
Digital Photography School
With version 1.3 of Lightroom, the export dialog has changed to allow plugins to be developed. There are now three plugins that allow you to automatically export to:
(Follow the links above to download them)
Interesting discussion on John Beardsworth’s blog. It seems to be in reaction to the O’reilly blog which suggests a rather cumbersome (to me anyway) method of using multiple catalogs for different subject types.
As John points out, the only two reasons they seem to have are:
- Its a work around for catalog performance problems that might be experienced, and
- They are using Lightroom more as Adobe Bridge rather than a true database.
As you may be able to tell, I’m on John’s side. Especially as you’re bound to end up with shots that fall into several catalog categories you’ve set up. What do you do then? Add it to all relevant catalogs? This seems a little messy to me.
You can read John’s full article here.
If you’re unsure whether you should be using Lightroom or Bridge, the differences between the two, and if you still need Photoshop, then the PixelPerfect podcast has the answers for you.
PixelPerfect Episode 57 – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
I came across an interesting article on the Pixelated Image blog today. The basic premise of the article is that travel photography, as a genre, is dead.
What people heralding the death of travel photography mean is that it’s a market that’s lost its goods. They’ve lost scarcity, the market is saturated, and anyone who wants an image of Taj Mahal can go to Flickr and find 100 photographers who’ve shot the same shot from the same angle on the same camera, and they’ll fight for the chance to give the image away in hopes of garnering a publishing credit.
The article then goes on to say that with all these generic shots available on Flickr or iStock Photo, a secondary market evolves for creative quality shots.
I’m not 100% sure I agree that the genre is dead as I don’t think of travel photography as single images of exotic and far away lands. Instead I see it as a collection of images that have a cohesiveness and tell a story. A gallery that takes the reader on along for the ride. Although again, here, you have to be careful that they are creative quality images and not just a collection of your holiday snaps.
Read the entire Pixelated Image article