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Travel Photography Guides: A Complete Resource

By: Maxine Sheppard

September 29, 2011

Over the last year and a half we have had the pleasure of working with travel photographer and author Steve Davey, whose work has appeared in magazines, newspapers and books around the world. In his fortnightly “How To” photography guides for the vtravelled blog, Steve has been sharing his wealth of experience and expertise on a diverse range of topics, from the technical to the artistic.

All good things must come to an end however, and as Steve’s work continues to take him around the globe, and his photography tours continue to grow in popularity, we’ll be bidding him a fond adieu for now – though not forever, as we hope to lure him back for a number of seasonal one-offs when we can.

In the meantime, we’ve put together this post for you to bookmark which lists all of Steve’s articles in one place, by theme. We hope you’ll agree that what we’ve amassed here is an incredibly useful and inspiring resource for the amateur travel photographer, and we’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Steve for sharing his wit, wisdom and – most of all – his wonderful photos with us…

Travel photography techniques

French Polynesia. Get in close to your subject for a more engaging picture © Steve Davey

French Polynesia. Get in close to your subject for a more engaging picture © Steve Davey

Wildlife and natural phenomena

Mountain gorilla in the jungle, Virunga, Rep of Congo © Steve Davey

Mountain gorilla in the jungle, Virunga, Rep of Congo © Steve Davey

People and places

A tobacco farmer in Viales, Cuba © Steve Davey

A tobacco farmer in Viales, Cuba © Steve Davey

Transport

Ship in the Arctic, Svalbard, Norway

Ship in the Arctic, Svalbard, Norway

Architecture and details

Hong Kong skyscrapers from Victoria Peak © Steve Davey

Hong Kong skyscrapers from Victoria Peak © Steve Davey

Lenses and gear

Painted church, Lake Tana, Ethiopia © Steve Davey. A tripod can be vital when shooting interiors in low light. It will help you to avoid camera-shake, but without needing to increase the sensitivity and get noise in your pictures.

Painted church, Lake Tana, Ethiopia © Steve Davey. A tripod can be vital when shooting interiors in low light. It will help you to avoid camera-shake, but without needing to increase the sensitivity and get noise in your pictures.

Technical posts

Monks on their morning rounds, Luang Prabang, Laos © Steve Davey

Monks on their morning rounds, Luang Prabang, Laos © Steve Davey

Steve Davey runs a range of London-based courses and international tours to help everyone to improve their travel photography. More information on www.bettertravelphotography.com.

Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.

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