Travel Photography Course
Travel. Just the word alone conjures up images of snow capped mountains, market sellers surrounded by their colourful wares and sweeping landscapes that flow out to sea.
As a photographer it is only natural to want to capture these moments and experiences during your travels but how do you really capture the sense of a place and how do you get the most out of your images?
PhotographySchool.NL’s travel course will help you do just that and more. The course is made up of four instructional evenings, one day trip and a critique/discussion evening.
This course will shortly be available also in an online format with an optional day trip.
Level: Intermediate. This course will not focus on how to use your camera’s functions, so you should be able to use your camera and adjust its settings independently.
What You Will Learn
- How to capture the sense of a place
- How to organise and create a travel photography essay
- How to give and receive useful photography critiques
- How to approach and photograph people
- An introduction to some photographers that excel at the art of travel photography
Evening (Week) One: Impression of a Place
From architectural icons to everyday street signs, we’ll investigate which images really capture the sense of a place. We will discuss why these images are important to travel photography and learn how to ensure that they are part of the photos you always remember to take.
Evening (Week) Two: Creating Dynamic Travel Landscapes
Meandering village lanes and views from the hilltops all help to establish where you have travelled to and help add a bigger view to your travel photo essays. We will use examples to dissect what makes a travel landscape successful in its role as a scene setter and discuss the best places to take these images.
Evening (Week) Three: Applying Design and Creating Storytelling Details
A travel photo essay is not complete without detail shots of the location. Whether you are capturing the food you eat, the decoration elements on the outside of a cathedral or a colourful door, all of these images will help tell the story behind the location and your trip.
Evening (Week) Four: Photographing People While Travelling
Love it or hate it, adding people to your travel images adds a needed angle to your photo essay. People show us details that other travel photographs tend to miss out. Via people we can learn about fashion trends, see up close the details in festival clothing and feel the personality of a city. During this evening, we will work through the nuts and bolts of including people in your travel images, including some hints to make it a bit easier.
(Optional) Day Trip: The day trip is an excellent opportunity for you to put into practise everything you will learn in the preceding four weeks. We will travel to a new destination where your goal will be to capture all the images needed to put together a travel photo essay. Support and advice will be available throughout the trip.
Critique/Discussion (Evening): Following on from the day trip, the critique/discussion evening will provide the opportunity to share your travel photo essay with the rest of the group and give and receive feedback on the images taken during the trip.
What is Included
- 5 sessions (2 1/2 hours per session) – 5 weekly sessions for the online version
- Day Trip – optional for the online version
- Pre-course activities
- All presentations, hand-outs and resources
- Homework assignments
- Photo critiques
- One or two instructors depending on the size of the group but always ensuring personal attention
- Refreshments (full course only)
- Venue (full course only)
Location (Full Course Only)
All sessions will be held in a large studio space in The Hague. Public transport links are nearby and parking is possible. For more details see the Courses page. The location for the day trip will be decided upon after discussion with the group members. This ensures that the location is new to as many people of the group as possible.
Price & Sign-up
The price of the course including all sessions and resources is €349 per person. Travel to and from the day trip location is not included but carpooling will be encouraged and only destinations with good public transport links will be considered. The course is limited to 12 participants.
The online version of the course without the excursion is €180 per person. All five sessions will be provided in an online format. The online version of the course with the excursion is €249 per person.
For payment options and details on how to sign-up, see the Courses page.
Dates & Times
Full Course: The next session of the full Travel Course will take place in 2013. Course sessions start at 19:30 and finish at 22:00.
Online Course: We are also working to make this course available in an online version. It will be possible to join the online course at any time once it is available.