So now that I have the finances and time to travel. I'm planning a big trip in the fall to Seattle, Washington. Why Seattle, well I received my commercial photography degree there and I loved all the exploring I did while I was there and I can't wait to get back there!
Knowing my small fear of flying I knew I wanted plenty to keep my busy so I didn't have to think about where I was. I had heard a lot about kindles and they were very popular at work. I did some research and finally decided to buy one. There would be plenty of reading materials and games that would keep me preoccupied.
In my search for reading material I naturally headed for the photography books and there I found many books. This week I will tell you about my first read. It is "Before The Shutter, Planning Your Next Travel Photography Adventure" by Anne McKinnell. I thought this would be appropriate reading considering I'm planning a trip. I do remember seeing Anne McKinnell on twitter and she also has a terrific blog.
I read through Anne's book and was very pleased with it. Very helpful in preparing for my trip. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is planning a photography trip.
For some folks planning a trip it is where your going, your flight, hotel and car. And that's what I was thinking too, but I had to consider far more. Like equipment, what did I need or already have, lighting, time of day is important, consider the weather, what if it rains. I'll need rain gear for me and my equipment. I needed to really think about where I wanted to photograph in Seattle. And it's not just Seattle, there are beautiful locations surrounding Seattle too. I created a list of locations I wanted to photograph. But I had to make sure I stayed within my 8 day trip. Another thing I needed to consider is do I want carryon or check in baggage. Frankly if I can carryon with my equipment I'd be happy, but I don't know if I can do that. So maybe I need to visit the airport near by and ask.
There is soooooo much to prep for that I had to really create a file and just start typing and putting it together. Thanks to Anne's book I will be fully prepared for my trip and have lots of photographs to bring home.
The photographs below were taken at a maritime village in Connecticut.
The 2 directly below were from a few years back. Both were done with Topaz Adjust. The B&W one I also use Silver Efex, both had 2 textures from 2LilOwls using haunting 19 and haunting 6.
The sewing room on the bottom was photographed last year at the same village just a different dress. On that one I used Silver Efex and 4 textures 2 from French Kiss lestex3 gale and fauve gold and 2 from Flypaper textures fly24 and lost void.
Sewing Room 2 Sewing Room 3
Working with these photographs using textures and software are very time consuming, but so much fun!