James Brandon

Videos

6

Articles

2

James Brandon

Videos

6

Articles

2

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Setting Up Shots and Gear I Use in the Field

More often than not, travel photography is amazing. On the overwhelming majority of the trips I’ve taken, I come back with hundreds (sometimes thousands) of photos with portfolio shots that I can pull out when needed for years to come. This trip to Oregon I took late last month did not fit into that category!

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My Minimalist Gear Setup for Travel Photography

I’m on a constant, ongoing mission to whittle my gear down to the bare minimum of what I need to effectively do my job out in the field. There’s a fine line though, and sometimes you don’t know you’ve crossed it until you’re out in the field looking for a piece of gear you left at home! On the flipside, I’ve picked students up on workshops (men too, not just women) who have two full-size suitcases, a mid-sized suitcase, three rolling camera bags, a backpack, and a laptop bag; and all of that for a 5-day workshop. For some, that may just be how they prefer to travel. But for me, the thought of having that much gear and luggage on a trip is a nightmare.

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A Few Tips for Planning Trips

Hey everyone! The response to my last video (watch it here if you haven’t already) has been incredible. Thank you so much for all the comments, stories shared, and extra tips. Great to know there are so many other “weird” people out there :-)

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How I Travel Regularly Without Going Into Debt

It goes without saying that if you want to be a travel photographer, you’re going to have to travel every now and again. In this video, I touch on my strategy for planning trips ahead of time and making sure they’re paid off before the plane takes off.

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ON1 Workflow – Using Luminosity Masks to Selectively Apply Effects

Luminosity masks are a go-to tool of mine when shooting sunsets, or trying to make a subject and a sky stand out. Join me in this complete, start-to-finish ON1 Workflow edit using luminosity masks to accurately post-process and apply filters to specific parts of this image. You can download the practice file and full video in this post.

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Farewell Message from James Brandon

Hey everyone, I had so much fun hanging out with you all this month as we explored all that goes into landscape photography behind the scenes. I loved reading all the comments and hearing your stories and additional tips. Thanks so much! As we saw from my trip to Oregon, things don’t always work out the way we planned; but despite all that went wrong we still came back with a few good shots and plenty of memories and laughs. I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

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