Friday, October 11, 2013
10 Tips for a Simple Travel Photo Essay
It's no secret. Any editor who has worked with me knows.
I hate writing !
With ten photos of a cave, recently visited, I'll show you how I getterdun.
You want to give people an idea what they are getting themselves into with your photos.
This will come in handy when it's time to caption your images.
Show the viewers whether or, not, the place is stroller/wheelchair friendly.
There's nothing wrong with having a few hundred images to choose from.
A photo essay, usually only requires ten or twelve, captioned images.
You never know. Maybe, you'll end up doing ten photo essays about the same location.
It gives a traveler a sense of the place they will encounter.
We have to duck our heads a bit, taking the stone stairs down that hole.
Think of showing a 360 degree view of the attraction with your camera.
This is the view cave dwellers had, just outside their back door.
Take some photos to help you describe where in the world the site is located.
The trail, leading out the back door, takes you right to the East China Sea.
Some photos of the interior are just as important as exterior shots of the attraction.
Don't forget to take plenty of them, too.
I didn't think it would be necessary to show you, at this time. It was just a regular cave.
However, I did spot some sort of unusual art in there !