Basics of fine-art photography/Creating works in travel photography

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Viktor Pinchuk "Sunset at the Kingdom of Kush"
One of the works from the personal photo exhibition "Hitchhiking across Sudan"

Travel photography is a genre that involves the depicting of nature, people with their traditions and customs, historical objects; in other words, everything that deserves to be captured during a visit to one or more countries.

General information[edit | edit source]

This genre is rooted in the research activities of scientific expeditions of the past centuries. Today everyone can creating photographs with views of distant countries: both the tourist from the category of vacationers (in order to fill the family album with memorable pictures), and the professional photographer (for subsequent publication of works in printed editions, or holding personal photo exhibitions). It should be noted that (regardless of skills and abilities) travelers, in particular supporters of Long intercontinental trips and expeditions, whose routes include visits to places where seldom have been foreigners, have a better chance of capturing something extraordinary.

Travel photography intersects with landscape and genre photography, as well as street photography and some other genres.

Ways of implementation[edit | edit source]

There is no universal scheme for achieving success. Buy a ticket to the islands of Oceania, or to Africa, planning to visit 5-10 exotic countries during the trip, and then luck will smile at you. Be prepared for overnight stays at construction sites, cemeteries, in public toilets, possible infection with tropical fevers and other unforeseen circumstances. Before leaving, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the text of the textbook on hobo tourism.

See also[edit | edit source]

Night photography is an adjacent genre, the mastery of the art of which opens up new opportunities for a traveler.

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