Photographs are the perfect travel memento. On the ground they motivate you to really take in your surroundings and appreciate the view; after you’ve flown home they accurately reflect the time, season, and sky of your destination–as you experienced it. This holiday season equip your jet-setting photographer friend with the tools they need to take their own epic images.
From classes that cover how to scout, shoot, and edit shots to gear recommendations that travel well and can take a beating – this gift guide is sure to please every traveling shutterbug on your list, from the first-timer to the veteran expert.
1. The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Photography & Motion with Ian Shive
Ian Shive teaches photographers how to turn a passion for nature and adventure into a livelihood.
2. LowePro Camera Sling Bag
Designed for enthusiasts who want to carry an equal amount of camera and personal gear as they sightsee and travel with their DSLR.
3. Urban Landscape Post Processing Techniques with Serge Ramelli
Serge Ramelli reveals the best camera settings for skyline and urban shots and then covers post-processing techniques for creating amazing images.
4. External Battery Pack
With two USB ports this power pack charges two devices at once, ensuring your on-the-go gear is ready when you are.
5. Perfect Exposure from Histogram through Lightroom with Jared Platt
The perfect image starts with the perfect exposure, but what does the perfect exposure look like in the camera? Jared Platt covers everything exposure in this all-levels class.
6. The Backpacker Air Tripod
This lightweight aluminum tripod folds down to next to nothing making it the perfect companion for traveling photographers.
7. Creating a Realistic HDR Photo with Serge Ramelli
Photographers will how to use Photoshop®’s simple layers to blend different exposures and get the best out of each image in this fast-paced class.
8. Hydrapak the Collapsible Water Bottle
Water is essential when you are out in nature for long stretches. This lightweight bottle will keep a person hydrated without competing for space.
9. Travel Photography with John Greengo
This class is an ideal introduction for the aspiring travel photographer. Students learn the ropes and get tips on getting the most out of their camera and their trip.
A headlamp will light the way when daylight escapes you, don’t get stuck on the trail without one.
11. Developing a Social Media Strategy for Photographers with Colby Brown
Once the aspiring travel photographer has mastered the essentials of shooting and editing, it is time to share. This class covers the basics of social strategy and branding.
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