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.
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