Some time ago I was asked by the New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) to contribute my expertise to a new travel photography course. I was delighted to take part and the course launched late last year. I wrote chapters on several aspects of travel photography including seeing the world with new eyes when capturing travel images. Successful travel photography should immediately transport the viewer to the destination and make them want to go, or at the very least see more.
When asked by aspiring travel photographers how to get started one of my so called mantras is that you don’t have to leave home. No matter where you live there is always travel related subject matter to photograph. Creating compelling travel photography does not mean that you have to travel to exotic destinations. This last point is highlighted in NYIP’s video promoting the travel photography course.
For those of you not familiar with NYIP it offers of wide range of online photography courses. Not all of you may live in a part of the world where photography courses are offered within a short distance. Or perhaps like many you can’t commit several hours a week to attending a course due to a demanding job and all else that fills up your time. NYIP is licensed by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. You can find out more about the travel photography course here.