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“Beyond snaps : street and travel photography tips” a new instructional video

We just released a brand-new instructional video called “Beyond snaps : Street and travel photography tips”

 

We all love photography right?
So when we travel the camera always travels with us, however how often did it happen to you that when you looked at the images at home you thought “Now where is that killer shot?, I know I made it”. Well we all know that feeling, often while traveling there isn’t time to wait for the perfect light, get the perfect position to shoot from etc. there is always something going on that will prevent us from taking the perfect shot.

 

In this video you travel with us through the beautiful Sweden and I’ll give you a lot of tips about how you can go “Beyond snaps”.
The video contains many topics like :
using GPS for more adventure, internet on the road, backups, power while traveling, gear advise, using lenses for special effects, finding the interesting angle, how to approach people, tripod tips, shooting a sunset very easily (or faking one), making roads interesting and much much more…

 

The video is jam-packed with information and will make sure that your next trip doesn’t end in “Now where are the good shots”, but will end in “LOOK at this shot”.

 

Video run time : well over 95 minutes
Quality : Shot on 4K, video is 1080P for download
File size : App 7 GB

You can now order the video straight from our video page or via :

Beyond snaps

Sweden Pt IV : some night shots

One of the things I like to do (if we are not to tired of course) is take some images during sunsets or just when the light starts to fade. I love the high contrasts of the lower sun and of course the colors of the sky with a sunset. But I also have to admit I’m pretty lazy with this, for street and locations I’m willing to travel but somehow the night shots I always try to take where we are….. maybe because we are always early risers 😀

 

Anyway, here are some of the shots we took in Sweden.

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Sweden Pt III : Marstrand

One of the locations our friend gave us was Marstrand.
Park the car and take the ferry to the island, there is also an old fortress was all he told us.

 

When visiting Sweden I can HIGHLY recommend this area, it’s a very nice town to just walk around and relax, when you do climb all the way to the fort you will not be sorry, I have to be honest that I wanted to skip the fort, I’m not really a kind of person that likes the “touristy” stuff but Annewiek wanted to go so we went up and I have to say I’m incredibly happy I did, the view over the city was priceless and I can really advise you to do the same thing. Also the restaurants are really nice 😀

 

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Sweden Pt II : Abandoned Sweden

As photographers we often love abandoned places, it’s something about them that has an enormous interest factor for me personally, the structure, the stories behind them etc. So when we are traveling I’m always on the look out for these places. One of the ways to have a bigger chance of finding them is to drive “off road” and I don’t mean plow through the fields of course but drive the B-C roads, which sometimes can be a challenge for an RV but often it works out great.

 

We found this building in the middle of crossroads and of course I had to stop to take some pictures.

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Now there are also other ways to find these places we found out…….
For our RV we use a special RV nav system from Garmin, and don’t get me wrong I love the system and the way the sat nav works but we found out (on several occasions) that the POI database is, let me put this VERY mildly, not really something you can “trust” and again I put this very mildly. For example when finding a campground we ended up in the middle of nowhere between cows with no way to turn the RV around, so that was a moment where I was incredibly glad we have a backup camera and Annewiek to assist me all the way back. And we found this very quite place when we typed in a good fish restaurant… well maybe one day it was there but now we just found this (which actually made the hunger go away for a minute).

Zweden  (116 of 265) June 27 2015_DxO

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Zweden  (122 of 265) June 27 2015_DxOUsing sat nav is cool and we wouldn’t want to be without it, but the POI we now get from our iPhones who appear to be a lot more accurate (and yes we are running the latest update, actually it was released 2 days before we left)

 

If you are really into this kind of stuff make sure to plan your trip because I’m sure we will be receiving loads of emails from people that know much cooler places just a few km’s out of the way from where we travelled, so when we normally plan a trip ahead we will actually scout them before we leave and store them into the sat nav, this trip we didn’t do that and just let the day surprise us.