Category: Bicycle touring photography tips

Kids

When photographing kids, you have to work quickly. Children have a short attention span and after a couple of minutes they will lose interest and start looking around for other things to do. Try holding their attention……


Pictures of your bike

A bike is more than just a metal frame with rubber tires – it’s your traveling partner so of course you want to take photos of it. An easy way to do that is……


Bright colors

Many bikers wear dark colored clothing since it’s great for hiding dirt yet it also hides them when they are photographed from a distance.

A rittle red cyclist pedaling through monumental scenery is a theme that I began……


Setting up the tent

When taking camping photos, spend some extra time studying how your partner looks through the camera viewfinder. Are they kneeling down to adjust a tent zipper or just bending over with their butt in the air?

Give directions……


Travel photography tips

To tell the complete story of your journey, you will want to take pictures of more than just your bike. Before the trip, make a shot list of the different subjects you want to photograph……


Switchbacks

Sure you want to take a picture of the entire downhill, but why not also zoom in on the switchbacks?

Before heading down, point out to your partner the spots where you want to photograph them. That way……


Copyright

Copyright law states that copyright belongs to whoever took the image and only they have the sole and exclusive right to sell, publish, enter contests and reproduce that picture.

The only exceptions are:

Where a ‘work-for-hire’ contract is signed by the……


Model release

Companies want a model release signed by the person in the image before they will publish it in an advertisement, catalogue, etc. The release states that the photographed person gives permission for the picture to be used……


Humor

Keep an eye out for humorous situations. They might not seem funny at the time but afterwards these pictures usually turn out to be favorites.


Photo backup

A backup isn’t just having all of your trip pictures on one hard drive. You need to store multiple copies of your photos in at least two different places in case one of your electronic devices fails.

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