So here’s a challenging situation. I get a last minute call from a magazine to shoot a travel feature, with only a couple days to prepare. The location is a five hour drive away and I’m given two days to shoot, including getting there. Budgets are low these days, so I don’t have the luxury of hanging around waiting for things to happen.
Numerous locations in two days is a lot. The assignment includes restaurants, landscapes, street scenes, and hotels, but I also have to photograph hikers on a remote trail. How do I find hikers on a remote trail? Well, I found some good sources, and good people, and—in addition to the food and scenics—I captured hikers in a few different places, and got some horseback riding shots for extra measure.
How did all this come together? That’s what Doug will be explaining in his workshop this summer, where you’ll actually be photographing a real magazine travel story for New Mexico Magazine, to be published in a future issue.
Photographing the Travel Magazine Assignment
with Douglas Merriam
July 15 - July 20, 2012