Beyond The Pretty Buildings and Snow-Covered Mountains

Gypsy beggar in Florence, Italy

Travel pictures don’t always have to feature buildings, churches, mountains or happy people enjoying themselves. Nor do they always have to show the pretty, clean or happy side of a particular location or subject. Images brought home from a vacation should also say something about the location; they should tell … Continue reading

Capturing Architectural Details

Architectural Detail

Capturing a specific architectural detail or element can often say more about a location than a wide, all-encompassing shot. This image from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for example. This section of a staircase is located in a massive open area that covers two floors. Rather than try … Continue reading

Looking Beyond Cliche’ Vacation Images

When you’re trying to capture great vacation pictures in a popular tourist destination, it’s easy to come away with common cliche’ images that everyone takes. Photos of your wife pushing the Leaning Tower of Pisa back into an upright position, the kids trying to force a smile from a Buckingham … Continue reading