The Traveling Image Makers
About This Show
Travel photography is all about the people, the food, the architecture, and the culture that make each place a special one. It mixes elements of landscape photography, portraiture and reportage and aims to combine all of these and paint a compelling picture of what it's like to live in a foreign country.
Every week we interview a photographer or we host a roundtable discussion on all aspects of travel photography: from planning to scouting locations, from security and the economics of traveling, to how we can travel responsibly and sustainably, with tips about the best equipment, how to interact with people and how to pack light and efficiently.
We will share the inspiring work of masters and amateurs and discover what compels them to travel many hours and cross many borders to get THE shots.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
TTIM 137 – Real Photography in the Age of Photoshop, Part 1
2 days ago
This week's episode is a special one. During the latest Out Of Chicago Summer Conference, Ugo was the moderator of a panel discussion involving two very well-known travel and nature photographers, Scott Bourne and Deborah Sandidge, in addition to the founder and president of PHLEARN, Aaron Nace, who is also a passionate photographer.Deborah is known for unapologetically post-processing her photos to give them a unique look, using long exposures and other techniques that do not always result in realistic images; Scott also sits on the advisory board of Skylum, a company that produces powerful photo processing applications like Luminar and AuroraHDR and PHLEARN's catalog includes many courses about pot-processing.Thanks to the availability of very affordable tools and education for post-processing, it is not surprising that people are sometimes pushing the boundaries of an art form that was for a time (and it still is in the mind of large numbers of people) very much tied to the concept of a faithful, or at least plausible, representation of reality.We asked the panelists for their take on this often debated topic and what ensued was a lively and stimulating discussion that also touched other topics, like the role of education and tools in shaping the current trends in photography. As the panel went on for about 90 minutes, we split the recording in two parts. This is the first part; the second one will be published next week.Apologies for the audio quality, which is not at the usual level of quality. The microphones in front of the stage picked up a bit of background noise, but we think it's still intelligible and the contents of the conversation, which are what really matters, are too good not to share.We would also like to thank Chris Smith and the staff at Out Of Chicago for giving us the opportunity and the means to record this. If you've never been to Out Of Chicago, you should definitely attend it and we'll certainly be there again next year.Read more »