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4 Bloggers Share Their Love For Travel Photography

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Today, I invite four awesome bloggers who share my passion for travel photography. They enjoy travelling and snapping photos; they understand the art and zealously hone their skills. Of course, each of them has different perspectives and fortes. But, the joy of capturing a beautiful moment is what makes all these lovely people alike.

The gleam that you see in a photographer’s eyes after taking a great shot is just like a child’s innocent squeal as he grabs his favourite candy. So, let’s enjoy this magical art together and hear these amazing people out –

Meet Dalene and Pete Heck, a Canadian couple who sold everything to travel the world and they can’t seem to get enough of travel photography:


How did you start travel photography (what intrigued you to take pictures)?

For us travel photography is about trying to capture the moment. We don’t collect souvenirs or buy and keepsakes, our photos are our memories.

What kind of subjects do you typically like to photograph (what’s your forte)?
Typically it’s landscapes and night photography. It requires a lot of time and patience to get the right photo and I have a lot of both 🙂
What challenges do you face on the road and how do you deal with them?
The biggest challenge as a photographer is backing up my photos. Considering we don’t have a home base we have to carry at minimum two mirrored external hard-drives to make sure I don’t lose any of my raw images. At the moment we’re carrying 8 external HD’s and we need to pick up a couple more. They start to take up a lot of space.
Favourite Travel Photo

As we tend to preferably visit destinations in the colder months, this was a very chilly morning from Lake Bled, Slovenia. Both Dalene and I started to walk around the lake which was blanketed in complete white fog. Dalene was too cold and decided to turn back and wait in a cafe for me to return. As I continued on the fog for a brief moment lifted and by chance a tour boat was just heading out to the island. Moments later the fog came back down and I couldn’t see the cathedral again. It was perfect timing and a moment I would not forget.
Twitter: @hecktictravels
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Meet Julie, a red headed traveller who loves travelling and when she’s not on the road, she eats something delicious, and of course, she can’t do without taking great photographs along the way:


How did you start travel photography (what intrigued you to take pictures)?

My dad always took pictures on family vacations and in elementary school I started taking pictures myself on trips. I started with the disposable cameras you threw away and then for my 10th birthday I was given my first ever camera. The rest as they say is history. Taking pictures is the best way to keep the memory of a trip alive I feel. My pictures allow me to relive memories from both trips I took as a child to places I visited in the last year. They’re timeless and cost nothing.

What kind of subjects do you typically like to photograph (what’s your forte)?

I truly love all subjects-city scenes, nature, and most recently, food. You can never go wrong with taking pictures of famous landmarks or a beautiful view you wish to capture. As for food, chefs at restaurants spend a long time preparing dishes and in many ways they are like works of art and I enjoy photographing them. Plus, they’re a great way to remind you what you ate during your travels! Portrait photography is the one area I don’t really have any experience with but would certainly like to change that in the future. 

What challenges do you face on the road and how do you deal with them?

Poor lighting and glare are probably the two biggest challenges I face when taking pictures on a trip. Last year when I visited Machu Picchu, because it’s situated right underneath the ozone layer, the sun was intense and many of my photos had some sun rays in them. They weren’t ruined but I know with better equipment I probably could have prevented this. As for poor lighting, I tend to buy a lot of postcards in case my own photos didn’t turn out too well and then add them to my photo album. They’re typically very inexpensive and quite easy to pack too!

Favourite photo
Visiting Machu Picchu was a dream come true for me. Although I loved all of the photos I took while I was there, this one is my favorite because it so perfectly captures the country all in one frame-the majestic Andres Mountains, the incredible Inca ruins, and an adorable llama grazing on some grass. It’s not the typical image of the ruins that are so frequently found on the cover of travel guidebooks to Peru and yet I feel its uniqueness makes it even more spectacular. 

Instagram: @theredheadedtraveler 


Meet Pallavi, an expat in Singapore who lives life queen size. Her passion for travel and food reflects in every photograph that she freezes:


How did you start travel photography (what intrigued you to take pictures)?

I have always loved photography. The thought of capturing a memory through a photograph that you can look back one day and reminisce intrigued me and that’s what drew me to photography! Since I love traveling,  I enjoy documenting my experiences and photography allows me to take a bit of that place back home with me 🙂

What kind of subjects do you typically like to photograph (what’s your forte)?

I love taking portraits in natural light as well as landscapes. Since the birth of my son, portrait photography is something I enjoy immensely. 

What challenges do you face on the road and how do you deal with them?

One of the challenges during my travels is taking pictures of strangers i.e. street photography. You never know how they would react . Thankfully, people have been pretty cooperative so far 🙂 Another challenge I face is taking my gear with me, DSLR can be heavy and taking all my lenses in my camera bag makes it a bulky item to carry. 

Favourite photograph

A lalang field in Singapore. I loved how the sunlight falls on the stems and illuminates it.  



Meet Sarah, an international Belgian who has resided in several countries around the world and has locked the essence of each place in her camera:


How did you start travel photography (what intrigued you to take pictures)?

My father used to document our life and travels so I got accustomed to the joy of having tangible memories of past trips and adventures. When I was 10 years old, I received my first real camera. I took so much pleasure in setting down in images fun times with family and friends. As I started traveling on my own, my interest gradually shifted from capturing memories to capturing the essence of a place. Nowadays, I sometimes choose a destination solely based on the photographic opportunities that place might have to offer.

What kind of subjects do you typically like to photograph (what’s your forte)?

I’ve always loved to photograph foods and drinks, long before it became the trendy thing to do. It’s the colours, textures and shapes that make it so appealing to me. This is also why I love photographing all kinds of details: a pretty doorknob, a lost shoe, the wrinkled hands of an old lady… You get the idea. A third favourite subject is “scenes from daily life”. I feel on top of the world when I’m able to capture those simple moments. When I travel, I always spend a lot of time at the local market, as this is the perfect spot to find all three of my favourite topics.

What challenges do you face on the road and how do you deal with them?

Sometimes I will see a beautiful scene just waiting to be snapped but I’ll feel embarrassed to shamelessly start clicking away, especially if it’s a delicate situation. How I deal with it… At times, I don’t. Other times I get myself into “reporter-mode”, put my insecurity aside and try to connect with the people. That way I can assess if it’s ok to take photographs.

Favourite Photograph

This photograph was taken in the market of a small town in Myanmar. The spontaneous and sincere laughter caught on camera just gives me a fantastic, warm feeling that encompasses my time in the country. This is an example of how I connected with the people first before snapping away.


What do YOU enjoy about travel photography?

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