Local Travel Photo Essays
One of the first books I wrote as a ghostwriter was about Travel Photography. There is a chapter focusing on looking at local destinations for your travel photography inspirations. You do not need to live in a world-famous destination to create wonderful travel photographs. By extension, this applies to your photo essays as well.
We often overlook our own backyards. When I was living near Washington, DC, I was shocked by the number of times I encountered locals who never visited the local sights.
Visit your local area more. You may be surprised at the number of people that visit your area as a tourist. Spending a lot of money to do so. Recently, the term staycation has become popular. This is taking vacations while staying at home. While waiting for my luggage to arrive at my local airport, I wander over to the racks of brochures for local tourist attractions, some I had never heard of a few I knew but had not visited.
Give yourself a treat and explore your local area. It could be a nice day trip or an overnight stay. It is a great habit to get into, and it helps support the local economy. Not only that, but it might open your eyes to what is really great about living where you do.Here are some photo essays that are local to me, I hope you enjoy them.
Fall Foliage of Hemlock and Conesus Lakes
Fall Foliage The fall foliage this year has been magnificent. This being my first year living in the Finger Lakes Region, I can not say if this was an average year or not.…
Wellesley Island State Park Camping
Wellesley Island State Park Camping I stepped out of my tent into the early morning light and looked out over the smooth waters of the St Lawrence River. A few birds are in…
Kayaking with My Sea Eagle 330
Why A Sea Eagle 330 This is going to be a combination post and product review of my Sea Eagle 330. I am fairly new to kayaking. Over the last few years I…
Ocean City and Assateague Island
Ocean City and Assateague Island National Seashore The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on everyone’s life. At the beginning of the year, I had planned out my vacation and mini-vacation plans…
Eastman House and Museum
George Eastman was a very interesting man. His company Kodak created photography as we know it today. Before his inventions, Photography required huge pieces of equipment that were very expensive and required complex…
As Summer was winding down, I decided to take a trip to the Thousand Islands. The Thousand Islands has a rich history that helped shape both the United states and Canada. It was…