“The impact of travel is profound,” says Sony Artisan Andy Katz.
“Learning about other cultures is one of the great bonuses of travel.
SEMINAR: TAKING YOUR TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Getting out of one’s comfort zone is when we learn about ourselves
Katz has spent more than 40 years on the road, and he’ll impart the
lessons he learned along the way, one of which is the importance of
a tripod. “Tripods give you options: you can shoot long exposures—
really long exposures, like five minutes or so,” he explains. “When you
allow the shutter to be open for that length of time, magic happens!”
Another bit of helpful, albeit seemingly simple, advice from this avid
travel photographer? “Just wake up, have breakfast and start shooting.
This will never work unless your alarm is set well before the sun
comes up. Beautiful light gives you a chance of producing a beautiful
photograph! I learned a long time ago that my best photographs came
as the sun was rising and setting…the glue that makes or breaks the
photograph is light.”
In addition, Katz says, “try to really look into the amazing place
you’re traveling to. Don’t only look at guidebooks. Meet the [locals].
Ask them where they love to eat [and] drink. You will find you have
new friends and discover places you would have never found. Be
respectful of their culture.”
TO A NEW LEVEL
DATE/TIME: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
SPONSORED BY SONY
ANDY KATZ’S TIPS
FOR TOP TRAVEL
Learn from the Sony Artisan, who has
globetrotted for more than 40 years.
by amy touchette