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Welcome to the Great Escape Radio with Lori Allen, where you’ll meet everyday people who broke out of their regular jobs and opted for an exciting life of getting paid to travel. Come along for the ride as we learn about breaking into travel writing, photography, import-export, and other exciting ways you can see the world and make an income with very little set-up.
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How to Capture a City in Six Photos
5 days ago
Great Escape Radio Episode #67: 1 Place in 6 Photos “They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we’re going to give them a whole lot of pictures.” - Tom Smith To learn more about how you can get started selling your photos, visit: www.greatescapepublishing.com/start/photography. Great Escape Radio host, Jody Maberry, and Great Escape Publishing Director, Lori Allen, bring Efrain Padró back to the show to talk about his strategy for showcasing a destination through photographs. Efrain is one of Great Escape Publishing’s most sought after photography instructors. (You can listen to the previous podcast episode about him here: https://www.greatescapepublishing.com/great-escape-radio-episode-66-introducing-efrain-padro/.) He sells his photos to magazines, guidebooks, as fine art, and as stock. He has developed a system for showcasing a new place in six photographs. “I just visited the Grand Canyon and completely forgot to take photos of my food,” says Lori. “I really wish I had photos of the Navajo tacos or the prickly pear cocktails and jellies that are unique to that area.” Efrain’s concept for capturing a place in six photos includes photos of food along with five other types of images that tell the story of the destination. He came up with the idea for the six types of photos when he was trying to put a concept together to teach beginner photographers to approach a location that they travel to with a framework to help them get the photos they need. Efrain explains… “The concept is six types of photos, but you’re going to take a lot more photos than that. And after taking the six photos, I always say now take number seven.” Here are the six types of pictures Efrain suggests... What does the location look like? What’s a fun thing to do? What’s a fun thing to see? What’s a typical thing to eat? Where do you stay? What do you buy? Listen in as he explains what each of these points means, how to capture it in the destination you are visiting and why each is important to tell the story of the destination. And as Efrain says… “The most i