In the beginning, I had a skewed perception of what travel photography was about, as I imagined the photographs that resulted from such life-changing expeditions were to be filled exclusively with imagery of enchanted forests, the physical beauty of rivers, waterfalls and the typical captivating sunset but I later realize that there’s absolutely more associated with it.
Travel photography is about people and not necessarily all about places and I recently came across this informative and surprisingly free e-book by Jens Lennartsson who’s motive is to get you to capture more genuine and intimate street portraits during your travels.
I say “surprisingly free” in view that I would have actually paid money for it. I’ve downloaded it and saved it into a Dropbox folder for seamless access on any device. The money-quote for me in the guide is:
Think of yourself as an explorer at first, trying make sense of the things you encounter. You do this by asking questions and talking to people. You’ll gain much more success in your photography this way than if you think of yourself as just a photographer.