Capturing the Essence of a Place with Your Travel Photography with Ralph Velasco

Travel photography instructor, author and international guide Ralph Velasco discusses the importance of using a Shot List for creating a cultural portrait of any destination.  He'll define what a shot list is and explain how to effectively create and use one in order to bring back a more interesting and well-rounded set of images from your travels.  Ralph will also discuss photographic storytelling as well as reveal his number one photo tip that is guaranteed to bring your photography to another level, and he'll be using images from his recent trips to Turkey, Iceland, Tuscany, Bhutan, Nepal, Morocco, Cuba, Mexico's Copper Canyon, Cambodia, and more to visually demonstrate these simple-to-understand and easy-to-implement concepts of which a photographer, of any level, can take advantage.

Travel photography instructor, author and international guide Ralph Velasco has organized and led cultural photo tours around the world which have included Egypt, México’s Copper Canyon, Bhutan, Nepal, Central Europe, Morocco, Spain, Death Valley, Chicago and San Francisco.  Additionally, as of this writing he’s organized more than 10 fully-licensed People-to-People programs to Cuba.

His current eBook is titled Essence of a Place: A Photographer’s Guide to Using a Shot List for Capturing Any Destination, and in it he discusses working from a shot list in order to create a well-rounded portfolio of images that tells a complete story.  In his first book, http://ralphvelasco.com/products/ralphs-101-tips-book/  he outlines a variety of photography and travel tips and tricks he’s learned from the road, as well as provides over 100 sample images and interesting quotes.

Ralph was recently selected to a list of The Top 100 Travel Photographers of 2014, and two years in a row he was awarded “Photographer of the Year - Open Category” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County, California.  Consumer advocate and National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott selected his blog (RalphVelasco.com) “One of the 11 best new travel blogs of 2011,” which was also selected one of the Best Travel Blogs of 2012 by Washington Flyer.

You connect with Ralph at the following social media sites and subscribe to his blog at:

RalphVelasco.com

Facebook.com/ralphvelasco

Twitter.com/ralphvelasco

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  • Celena Diana O.

    Your book on Travel Photography Tips is fantastic. I'm planning on going on expeditions utilizing your advice. Thank you for your informative class.

    July 31

  • Atul

    Was informative

    July 28

  • John

    Good workshop, more about pre-planning and less about the technical aspects of working the camera which is just how this was described.

    July 27

  • Kendra Y.

    Great meetup. Looking forward the next one

    July 26

  • Maria

    awesome

    July 26

  • Sandy M.

    Perfect content and duration. Informative and easy going style.

    July 26

  • Sandy M.

    Perfect content and duration. Informative and easy going style.

    July 26

  • David M.

    Great info. My type of photography too,..

    July 26

  • David M.

    Great info. My type of photography too,..

    July 26

  • Liz l.

    Great presentation! Enjoyed it!

    July 26

  • Liz l.

    Great presentation! Enjoyed it!

    July 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation and lots of good information!

    July 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation and lots of good information!

    July 26

  • Trudy B.

    Great speaker and presentation.

    1 · July 26

  • Liz l.

    Thank you so much Don!

    July 25

  • Liz l.

    Where is Saddleback refinery? Is there an address? I am new in the area

    July 24

    • Don H

      The address is 1 Saddleback Parkway in Lake Forest on the campus of Saddleback Church. Once you get on campus there are signs pointing you to the Refinery which is a stand alone building towards the center of the campus.

      1 · July 24

    • Don H

      If you put 1 Saddleback Parkway Lake Forest, CA in GPS or Google Maps it will give you directions.

      1 · July 24

  • Denisse

    Hi !!! How long is this class ??

    1 · July 24

    • Don H

      The class should last about 2 hours.

      1 · July 24

  • Maria

    can you bring your book about photography so we can ck it out? Thx. Can hardly wait!

    July 21

  • Atul

    Excited to attend this one :)

    July 21

  • Maria

    is there a charge for this Saturday's class? thx

    July 20

    • Don H

      No, as with most of our classes, there is no charge for this class.

      1 · July 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im curious to know more. My vision is to capture an old california adobe, historical CA landmark, to make vivid the essence of what had taken place there. The noble californio, trying to get anywhere he can, as fast as he can. 31 state o mine.

    July 19

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