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TWiP 445 – Travel Hacks from Pro Photographers

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TWiP 445 – Travel Hacks from Pro Photographers

For most people, photographers especially, the end of the year is typically when we start traveling a little more. Weather it be for work, vacation or visiting loved ones for the holidays.

The one thing that remains consistent with most of the amazing photos you see from both amateur and professional photographers  is that in order to create amazing photographs, you will most certainly always need an amazing subject. And considering two of the fastest growing segments in the world of photography are Street Photography and Landscape photography… it follows that in order to get these shots you must travel to where they are.

Much like commercial fishermen, they don’t just sit on shore waiting on fish to swim to them. They motor to where the fish are. And in the case of the photographer, you have to travel to where the best shots are.

Professional photographers and other people who travel frequently typically have several “tricks” that they employ to make the trip easier, their luggage lighter, and to ensure they are as comfortable as possible, so they can focus on making great images.

In this episode, I sit down with Valerie Jardin and Shiv Verma — two veteran frequent fliers, to discuss a few of their best travel hacks. So, get a pen and paper ready to scratch out some notes, this episode is full of useful travel information targeted at the traveling photographer.

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They’re giving away $500 Amazon Gift Cards to TWO first prize winners, along with the Photomatix Pro Plus bundle. And two 2nd prize winners get a $200 Amazon Gift card and Photomatix Pro.

Now because I’ve been traveling and out of the loop, I haven’t had a chance to announce this contest sooner. So I convinced them to extend the deadline for TWiP listeners! The original deadline was December 31st, but you (because you’re special) now have until January 5th, 2016 to submit up to three entries.

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