Hometown travel photography, learn the basics from home. I was recently reminded of a book of photography I ghostwrote for a client about 4 years ago. It was the first book that I had ghostwritten and it was about travel photography. For those that are not familiar with the concept of ghostwriting, it means that while I wrote the book someone else’s name would be listed as the author.
One section I wrote dealt with being a travel writer in your own back yard. It pointed out that being a travel writer and traveling to Paris is great, but there are writers that live there that will know the place better than you. Since the book was about travel photography, my suggestion was to treat your own hometown as a travel destination. Through your camera lens look at your city not only as a resident but also as a travel photography professional,
I recently was talking with a tourism board in Panama the topic being an all expenses paid fam trip. (a Fam trip or familiarization trip is a trip paid for by those you are visiting) Everything looked good, they loved my writing and my styles. However, my focus has been on scuba diving and I do not have many clients outside of scuba industry. The final negative is that I do not have a strong blog.
So I need to change that. I am adding two pages to my website each with their own blog category, Home Town Travel and Traveling Nomad
Home Town Travel Writer
The focus on this page will be travel within five-hour drive of Rochester New York. The blogs will be a mix of articles and photography. The topics will be short getaways and information for the visitor, both local and out-of-town visitors.
Earlier this year, I met a few travel bloggers. They were on a fam trip just like I was. They however got there on the strength of their travel blogs followings. I will have to say that in some cases their writing left much to be desired.
Here are a few of my recent posts