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So You Want to Be a Travel Photographer? Rick Sammon Shows You How!

By Sara Peyton
August 20, 2008
Veteran travel photographer Rick Sammon shares his tips for shooting memorable images when visiting exotic locales. "One of the cool things about digital SLR cameras (and top of the line cameras) is that you can control the shutter speed to either stop or blur action," writes Sammon, author of Face to Face. "When I photograph fast-moving animals, and even slow-moving ones, I often choose to freeze the action--because I want a sharp photograph. A shutter speed of 1/500th of a second is usually fast enough to freeze most fast-moving animal action, but when the animal is moving extremely fast, as was this seagull in flight, I had to use a 1/2000th of a second shutter speed."

So before you hit the road, check out Rick's time-tested travel tips on photo.net. You'll learn how to drag the shutter to create a sense of motion, how to capture the best sunrise and sunset images, and much more. Rick also discusses his favorite telephoto zooms, wide angle zooms, and filters. (Never forget a polarizing filter!)

Want more? In the video below, Rick details his top ten digital photography tips.

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