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The Travel Photo Essay by Mark Edward Harris

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CHAPTER 9 The Written Word

 

 

 

Whether you’re illustrating someone else’s story or you’re supplying your own text, the written word is an integral part of a travel photo essay.

At the very least, a travel photographer will be responsible for captions that go along with their photos. You can save yourself a lot of time and effort tracking down information for captions by taking a quick snap of signage when you’re at a location. Sometimes the resulting image might be interesting enough to be included in a final edit but more often than not, it’s just for reference. Even if you’re just doing photographs for yourself, you will undoubtedly want to know where your images were taken. Memories fade as the years go by. Carefully preserved photos ...

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