Feb 22, 2021
Hello Photo Adventurers!
If you’re anything like me, it’s hard not to get excited to hit the
trail. If you’re on a photo trek, consider telling your story by
documenting your adventure. In this short video, I introduce my
approach to one of my favorite winter photo treks to Portage
Points for telling your story:
- Consider sharing the preparation of your trek or trip, like
packing and logistics.
- Document the travel, you may not use it, but at least you have
it should anything exciting happen along the way that really makes
the adventure noteworthy.
- Don’t forget the establishing shots that mark the beginning of
your adventure. What does all the gear look like? What’s the
weather like? Are there any landmarks that identify your
destination or location? How about signage?
- While you’re photographing en route to your final destination,
don’t forget some trail shots. If your trek is going to be a
workout, it’s always fun to show how dirty we get along the
- You’ve arrived at the big location! If you’re the first
one on there, sometimes getting a shot of the landscape untouched
will add more to your story. After all the beautiful shots have
been taken… Don’t forget to have a little fun by taking selfies,
hero shots, and the like.
Always remember the beginning, middle, and end. Humanize your
adventure, because that authenticity really connects people to
the experience and the winning photo.
Have a tip I missed?
Please share in the comment section below.
– Thanks, Scott!