The travel photographer FAQ’s: What is travel photography?

What is travel photography?
Well that depends on whose asking and whose answering because there is no right answer. Look it up on the net and you will find various opinions. My take is that it’s a collection of several genres like landscapes, street, culture, nature, wildlife, black and white, people and so on. Most would say that the shots are from your travels away from home. But that means if I take an image of a cultural activity in my town then it’s not a travel photo but if a visitor from New York takes it then it is. Maybe then its the use of said image………..! Maybe we’re just over-thinking this. So anyway this is a beginning of a new series of posts that aim to help anyone interested enough to take better  photos on their travels. Here’s a black and white ‘travel’ photo.

Men playing Pétanque near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France

Men playing Pétanque near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France

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Refuge des Mottets, Vallee des Glaciers, France photo

Back onto the Tour du Mont Blanc trail. The last stop if going anti-clockwise or the first stop if going clockwise in France, is this little spot hidden away in the Vallee des Glaciers. The road stops here and the only way onto Italy is by foot. Depending on which way you go it’s another couple of hours to reach the Col de la Seigne that straddles France and Italy. Once again we were blessed with exceptional weather. 1/80 @ f10 37mm ISO 200

Refuge des Mottets, Vallee des Glaciers near Les chapieux, France ©2013 Nick Katin

Refuge des Mottets, Vallee des Glaciers near Les chapieux, France ©2013 Nick Katin

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