Travel photography instructor, author and international tour guide Ralph Velasco has organized and led cultural photo tours around the world which have included Egypt, México’s Copper Canyon, Central Europe, Morocco, Spain, Death Valley, Bhutan, Nepal, Cambodia, Chicago and San Francisco. Additionally, as of this writing he’s organized more than ten fully-licensed People-to-People programs to Cuba. He’s the author of Ralph Velasco On Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More and in it he discusses photography and travel tips and tricks he’s learned from the road, as well as provides over 100 sample images and interesting quotes.
As creator of the My Shot Lists for Travel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch®, Ralph has taken the age-old concept of maintaining a shot list and brought it into the 21st century. Designed to help all travelers to bring back a more well-rounded set of images from any destination, the app is a powerful organizational tool, no matter the user’s photography skills or type of camera used.
Two years in a row Ralph was awarded “Photographer of the Year - Open Category” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County, California, and he’s Founder/Lead Instructor at The Photography Boot Camp. Consumer advocate and National Geographic Traveler columnist Christopher Elliott selected Ralph’s blog (RalphVelasco.com) “One of the 11 best new travel blogs of 2011,” which was also selected one of the Best Travel Blogs of 2012 by Washington Flyer.
Ralph has taught travel photography classes at the University of California at Irvine Extension Program, Saddleback College, Santa Ana College, Julia Dean Photography Workshops and REI Outdoor School, among others. He’s a regular speaker at the Orange County Fair, the Travel & Adventure Shows, and in 2011 was among a select group of travel bloggers asked to speak at the IOETI eMarketing and eTourism conference in Cairo, Egypt.
A guide to using a shot list for capturing a more well-rounded portfolio of images from any destination.
- Clear explanation of why you should be maintaining a shot list for each destination or subject.
- Discover why a well-rounded set of images that more completely captures the essence of a place is essential.
- Learn the importance of creating a cultural portrait that highlights the unique aspects and key identifying features of a destination.
- 30 distinct categories of a shot list presented in alphabetical order for easy navigation.
- Sample images by professional travel photographer Ralph Velasco from such destinations as India, Cuba, Morocco, Cambodia, Mexico, Egypt, Europe, the United States and others.
- Behind the Scenes description of each image and what Ralph was thinking when he made the shot.
- Have your friends and family asking you to see your photography, not the other way around.