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The Travel Photo Essay by Mark Edward Harris

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CHAPTER 8Wearing the Many Hats of the Travel Photographer

 

 

 

In any given travel photo essay, images from a number of photographic genres will be called for to tell the full story on a given subject. In fact, I don’t think there is another category of photography that does, for a lack of a better expression, require the wearing of so many “hats.” This is not a bad thing, it opens us up for opportunities that photographers working in other genres might never get to experience. At the highest level, travel photography requires the widest breadth of photographic skills and knowledge for those who want to play and stay in the arena.

As mentioned earlier, I have had the great fortune of talking with so many of the great lensmen and lenswomen ...

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