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Popular Photography announces their travel and adventure photo contest. So what is a travelographer?

Travelographers make their travel plans with a purpose. They’re an active group that prefers to visit places that are off the beaten path and don’t mind paying extra to do so. They travel for adventure, photography and to broaden themselves culturally. Does that sound like you or someone you know? Enter your most outstanding travel photographs, sponsored by Popular Photography and American Photo. Winners will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges and will be published in upcoming issues of Popular Photography and American Photo.

Enter online May 1 – August 30, 2010. There is a ten dollar ($10) fee to submit one (1) photograph into the contest, and a fifteen dollar ($15) fee to submit two (2) to five (5) photographs to enter the contest.

Get more details at PopPhoto.

If you plan to do any travel and want to include photography as a part of your travel agenda, then you’ll want to read this article by PopPhoto. The list is broken down by type of photography. For example, if you are interested in culture, the list includes:

  1. New Guinea
  2. Sicily, Italy
  3. Xinjiang, China
  4. French Polynesia
  5. Mongolia

If you are interested in wildlife, the list includes:

  1. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
  2. Arctic
  3. Antarctica
  4. Pantanal, Brazil
  5. Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
  6. Denali National Park Preserve, Alaska

For architecture, the list includes:

  1. Baja, Mexico
  2. Oman
  3. Syrian Arab Republic
  4. Jaipur, India

Other topics include landscape and underwater.

You can read the full article on PopPhoto here.


You could win a five-night stay for two at Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya Hotel in Mexico, including breakfast daily, one dinner for two at Ambar Restaurant, and two aromatherapy massage treatments. Hurry because the entry deadline is April 20, 2009.

The Great Ourdoors Photo Contest is sponsored by National Geographic Traveler.

For more details or to enter go here.

Last week in New York City, a fan of trains was arrested for photographing a train. It might be funny if it didn’t keep happening.

Robert S. Taylor of Brooklyn was taking photos for fun last Thursday in a subway station. Police saw him and cited him for unauthorized photography, disorderly conduct/unreasonable voice and impeding traffic.

The charge of unauthorized photography – a crime that doesn’t exist – has already been dropped, Taylor says.

“It’s almost embarrassing,” Taylor says. “It was a waste of everybody’s time.” [via PDN]

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“The 50 States Project has brought together 50 photographers from across the USA. Each photographer lives in one of the 50 States and during the year long project each photographer will represent the State where they live. Every two months each photographer will be sent an assignment by e-mail, they then have two months to produce one image in response. The images must represent both their style and the State in which they live.” [via Conscientious]


dPS recently posted two good articles on travel photography. The first is Seven Travel Photography Tips. As a guest blogger, Christina Nichole provides some good insight. I will tell you the tips briefly but you really should read the article for a complete understanding and to see the photos displayed as examples. Briefly the seven tips are:

  1. Look for “the big picture”
  2. Capture things that are “out of the ordinary”
  3. Find shapes
  4. Seek the light
  5. Look for contrast
  6. Look for textures, colors, patterns, and content
  7. Photograph that which captures your soul

The next article is, The Art of Travel Photography. This is really more of a tutorial provided by guest blogger, photographer Jim Bryant. Again, I’ll highlight the tips suggested but please refer to the complete article for full details and awesome photos. Briefly Jim suggests the following:


Scott Kelby returned from his vacation to Egypt, Greece and Turkey (that lucky dog). Now he’s sharing with readers his workflow for storing and editing different kinds of photos while traveling.

When I’m on vacation, I take two types of shots:

  1. Regular travel photos, where we’re posed in front of a monument, and I shoot the quaint restaurant we ate at, and all the standard tourist stuff that chronicles your vacation, and would make a great travel slideshow to show friends back home.
  2. Shots that just appeal to me as a photographer, which don’t always show a place like most people would expect. For example, I could shoot for a week in Paris and not have a single shot of the Eiffel tower; an act which would make most wives bludgeon their husbands upon return from their trip.

I always make a printed photo book of each trip when I return (once you start making printed photo books—you’ll always want one for each trip), but since I knew I would be shooting a lot of arty travel shots as well (my wife’s term) travel shots, I wanted to make a second book of just that stuff (which is the layout you saw here on the blog last week). So, I’m making two different books, which is what got me wanting to try a slightly different workflow. [via Photoshop Insider]

Read the rest of the story and find out what the nine steps are.

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  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn