January 15th, 2013, 01:34 PM
Do you travel to make photos or do you take photos while travelling ?
Just curious how you guys (and girls) see this...
Since i'm into photography (mid 2010) I'm really keen to do a new trip or to visit events to take nice photos (ofc I enjoy the events too)
I feel photography makes me look at a lot more things and details too in general
I know photos can be taken "everywhere" but it's fun if you can discover new places / people to take photos of ;)
My next trip is Berlin (end of march) :)
January 15th, 2013, 02:06 PM
I think ultimately I take photos while travelling, but like you said, being on the lookout for photo opportunities is a great way to look around more attentively and be really aware of your surroundings at all times - although it can sometimes prevent you from just slowing down and drinking in the atmosphere with all your senses, when you're too busy looking for the best way to record the scene in a photograph. That danger is certainly something to be cautious of, I think!
January 15th, 2013, 02:06 PM
Since I retired I make an effort to travel (within a few hours drive) to locations where I can take pictures. Living in South West London I have no shortage of places to visit.
January 15th, 2013, 02:18 PM
The travel definitely comes first for me. I have a 7 yr old, so I am very cognizant of "family fun time" as opposed to "Dad playing photographer time". I usually try to get some nice snaps when we travel, but that is definitely not the primary goal.
January 15th, 2013, 02:27 PM
I take photos when I travel, but seem to only take photos when I travel now. Kinda bummer as I really should be taking more photos.
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
January 15th, 2013, 02:46 PM
Depends. When I'm working on a new book, it’s the first. Otherwise the latter.
January 15th, 2013, 02:55 PM
When I was working news, I traveled to take photos. Some years, I traveled so much that for vacation, I just stayed home and never picked up a camera.
Now, for day trips I actually combine the two. I've been taking day trips to wine country, which I would do without a camera, just go for the wine ... which I would do with a camera but without tasting/purchasing any wine.
As a general rule, traveling with others and photography doesn't mix. With others, you can take some snaps, but it is very difficult to do any real photography without boring the hell out of your fellow travelers.
"Everywhere you look there are photographs, it is up to us photogs to see them."- Gary Ayala
My Snaps are Here: Unsharp At Any Speed
January 15th, 2013, 03:33 PM
When my wife and I are considering a big trip of some sort, the trip comes first and then I figure out how to work some photography into it. For shorter trips in the relative vicinity I basically go places to do photography. I love street shooting and, except for the occasional street fair or other big local event, I have to travel to at least Philadelphia to do much in the way of street photography. Since it tends to need people in it... I've travelled to Philadelphia and Atlantic City and even New York City primarily to do photography. I spent a month in NYC and it wasn't solely to do photography, but that was a big part of it. I've also done a good bit of shooting in Europe and Jamaica and Seattle and elsewhere but photography was not any part of the reason for those trips. We're going to the Amalfi Coast this summer for a few weeks and photography isn't WHY we're going, but I'm gonna be shooting my butt off when we're there.
January 15th, 2013, 03:41 PM
I like to travel and enjoy it. But I also travel to do photography projects. I would rather work on my photography than work on my tan.
January 15th, 2013, 04:51 PM
When I travel it's always because of something else, but I mostly enjoy it because it let me practice my hobby... I mostly take snapshots so traveling with others is not a problem.
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