The Key to Awesome Travel Photography: Technique, Not Technology

Travel News, Travel Tips — By Zain Iqbal on December 2, 2010 at 11:23 am

Ever been on a moving train and tried to capture a snapshot from it? Nine times out of ten it comes out all fuzzy, right? Unless you’re just trying to get artistic cred from a slightly blurry picture of that cool graffiti you spied as you pulled into Grand Central Station, Centraal Station, or Gare du Nord, you’ll need to step up to the plate with some better technique if you want awesome shots. That said, your camera choice doesn’t necessarily need to bust your budget if you want to expand your experiments.

Case in point: check out this video via Boing Boing and a bunch of other different sites. The photographer shot video (at 210 frames per second) outside this train station in Bath, England with a Casio Exilim FH20.  He then “slowed down” the capture by playing it back at 30 frames per second. Needless to say, the effects are pretty cool:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1xSa7gcYmU[/youtube]

The photographer called his effort “pointless, action-free and totally mesmerizing” and we agree with him. I have a Sony DSC H-10 sitting in my bag right now and I’m inspired to try give this technique a try on my next trip. Who says taking good pictures is tough?

Tags: Bath, cameras, Casio Exilim, photography, photography tips

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