Scott Kelby: The Travel Photography Book



This episode of Big Blend Radio features pro photographer Scott Kelby, the world’s #1 best-selling author of photography technique books, who talks about his brand new book “The Travel Photography Book: Step-by-Step Techniques to Capture Breathtaking Travel Photos Like the Pros.”  Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Spreaker, PodBean, or SoundCloud.

In “The Travel Photography Book,” Scott Kelby shares all his secrets and time-tested techniques as he discusses everything from his go-to essential travel gear, to camera settings, to how to research before your trip, to the travel photography techniques that will help you capture truly captivating images on your trip.

“If I had to boil it down to its basics, a great travel photo is a photo that goes beyond just showing the place. I mean, you can go to Google and see a photo of just about any place, but a lot of them are what you might call ‘reference photos.’ Yup, that’s Cinque Terre. It shows the place,” Kelby says. “But there are fabulous, beautiful, just amazing photos of Cinque Terre, and when you see those…that’s when you realize what makes a great travel photo. It’s showing a great place at its greatest. It’s capturing the magic, the romance, the beautiful light, the color, the culture, the story, often combining several of those in one image and taking it over the top. When it happens, you know it, and when people see your image, they react to it.”

You’ll learn what makes a great travel photo (including what to shoot and what to skip); which lenses and accessories will get you the best results (including when to use them and why); how to post-process your images in Lightroom or Photoshop to get incredible results; tips for getting great portraits of the locals and even how to get them to pose for your shots; when it makes more sense to use your cell phone’s camera instead; travel photo recipes that show you the ingredients for creating specific types of travel shots; and a ton more killer tips to help you create better travel images, and make your entire trip that much more fun.

“You don’t have to read this book in order,” Kelby says. “This is a ‘jump in anywhere’ book, so if there’s a particular area of travel photography you want to read first, you can just jump to that chapter and dive right in, no sweat. If you’re brand new to all of this, then it would probably be helpful to start up front and work your way through, because later chapters build on earlier chapters.”

It’s all here—Scott doesn’t hold anything back in this groundbreaking book that will help you take the type of travel images you’ve always dreamed of. There’s never been a travel photography book like it! Visit

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