How to Enhance your Travel Photography
I have studied photoshop for over ten years. It is an amazing software program that is extremely complicated. I am constantly amazed and the new things I learn about photoshop. I have said many times that I could study photoshop for 8 hours a day , every day for the rest of my life and STILL not know how to do everything that can be done in photoshop!
When I was first starting to learn photoshop, I bought a lot of book and watched several videos. However, it was not until I attended a full day seminar taught by the guru of Photoshop, Scot Kelby, that it all began to sink in. Scot is an excellent photoshop educator and photographer. I have many of his books and have heard him in person and on video dozens of times. When anyone asks me "how can I learn photoshop?" I tell them to read books and watch videos by Scott Kelby.
Scott is well known for his retouching ability using photoshop. I have learned much from him that I use daily as a portrait photographer when I am retouching my clients images.
I came across this video by Scott recently in which he shows his techniques to retouch travel photography. I know you will learn much from the video (as did I).
Scott talks about the importance of putting together a photo book after your trip with your travel photography. I could not agree more! I also believe that you should use your travel photography for your holiday cards. Enlarge your images and use them as home decor. The worst thing you could do is to download them to your hard drive, and only look at them on your computer!
I have provided links to some companies that I recommend for photobooks and cards. Tiny Prints provides over 5000 unique greeting cards that you can use to design your own personalized greeting /holiday cards using your travel photography. Shutterfly has wonderful products that you can place your images on (mugs, mouse pads, etc) but they also do photobooks. They have simple software you can use to design a very high- end looking photobook of travel photography from your vacation. I also included a link to one of many books on photoshop that Scott Kelby has written.