Adventure beyond the postcard in this travel photography workshop that focuses on capturing the essence of a place and its people, combining a love of travel with advancing your photography practice. Through a combination of classroom lectures, feedback sessions and on-location photo shoots, students delve into the Aspen area with fresh eyes, whether you are a local or it’s your first time to the area. We cover the practical planning side of travel photography and discover why serendipity and the willingness to open yourself to new encounters can make the difference in your images and your travel experience.
Students work with digital slr or mirrorless cameras along with a variety of lenses with which they are most familiar. Bringing a tripod is encouraged for low-light and landscape scenes. Students should have a working knowledge of Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Bridge and Photoshop to select and post-process images.
In addition to time spent in the classroom, we explore Aspen and the surrounding areas as a group to make images that show a sense of place. Each outing is designed to touch on different aspects of travel photography, from landscapes and scenics to culture and people. We discuss the different equipment needed for each location and work to understand our equipment so that the technical becomes second nature. While in the field, students have access to the instructor for immediate feedback in improving your travel images.
Krista Rossow is a freelance photographer with over 11 years experience in the travel photography industry. She is a photo editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine and a contributing photographer to the publication. Krista’s experience on both sides of the photo editing desk gives her unique insights that she shares with students to hone their visual storytelling skills. www.kristarossow.com