Travel Photography – It’s in the Details.
Traveling to foreign cities can be overwhelming with the hustle and bustle of daily activities. There are people making their way to work and tourists staring up into the air at the architecture attempting to take it all in. It might be intimidating to just start pointing your camera at strangers. My advice is to break yourself in by paying attention to the details and small things around you.
You will be amazed at how many more photos you will come home with and you will end up with a very unique collection from your trip. If you were to send five people to the same place and tell them to focus on the details, everyone would come back with a different set of images. Photographing the details will show your own unique perspective.
These images were selected from a trip to Israel in 2009 and all of them bring me right back to that small place in time. The old city of Jerusalem had a certain smell and feeling about it. There was a sense of danger and awe. I had no problem finding details to focus on in my daily walks around the city.
It’s usually the photos like these that I end up printing and framing. I think the details have more of an artistic nature. I love doors and have collected photos of doorways from around the world.
You might want to try collections of certain things on your travels. Faces, street signs, and close-up architectural shots are all great subjects for collections.
All photography by Robyn Porteen