Craft & Vision's Print and Process series welcomes another great e-book to its already stellar collection. Mitchell Kanashkevich, travel and documentary photographer, takes you on a Journey Through Java and the surrounding area.
This e-book gives you an insider's view of life on the road. Mitchell discusses his preparation, his gear, but most importantly – his motivation and vision – for capturing this work. Each of the photos draws you into a story. In some, its the story of work – placing one foot in front of the other – so that you can bring money home to your family. In other photographs, its appreciating the beauty of a glorious world. From sunsets to sunrises, your world will turned upside down at the magnifsance of a place that is not our home.
I identified greatly with body of work, because of the writing. As an aspiring photographer, I take every opportunity to learn from others. Here's a few pointers (from Mitchell) to help you prepare for your next great photographic adventure:
- Research – find material & photos that discuss the places you are going
- Learn Basic Language – if you can speak a little language, you won't be viewed so much as an outsider
- Equipment – plan ahead – take what you need
- Objectives – identify a few key goals that you want to accomplish from the trip
- Vision – how will use emotion, light, and surroundings to bring your desired vision to fruition
- Fun – enjoy your experience
If you are interested in travel photography or documentaries, this e-book is a great resource. Mitchell's other work – Transcending Travel – is another great resource for travel photographers. I picked up my copy just a couple of days ago. Other Craft & Vision e-books or iPad apps are available including Iceland and Chasing Reflections. Happy Shooting!
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