Travel Photography Academy
Learn the Art of Travel Photography before your next trip
"I spent all this money on camera gear, why aren't I taking better photos?"
It isn't all about the gear! But knowing what you don't know will improve your skills quickly. You don't need to wait years to improve, our course will teach you the skills you need without a lot of scary technical terminology and have you taking better photos in no time.
Meet Gary Arndt
Gary sold his home and began to travel full time a little over 12 years ago. He knew absolutely nothing about photography and he purchased an expensive camera on the assumption that it would take better photos.
Just two weeks into his around the world trip in Hawaii and he could tell that his photos were terrible. That fancy camera wasn’t taking good photos. Once he recognized his skills needed to improve, he began to slowly teach himself about photography and how to become a better photographer. It took many years and taking 100,000’s of photos around the world.
Over the course of those travels, he also noticed that most people really had no idea how to use their own expensive cameras, and would often buy "better" expensive camera gear mistakenly thinking that would help their photography skills.
He decided to offer his knowledge as a true solution and teacher others what he taught himself over the last 12 years.
Master your camera. Improve your skill.
It's a pretty straightforward concept. When you understand how your camera works, which results you'll get with the settings you choose, and build on that knowledge, you will take better photographs.
It seems like you have a long way to go, but it's really that simple. And our course will help get you there even more quickly.
While the course is self-paced, you can learn as little or as much as you would like in whatever time frame you choose while gaining the support of your peers through the private Facebook Group.
Gary Arndt is one of the most experienced and authoritative voices in the world of travel blogging.
His career as an internet professional began 25 years ago when he started one of the world's first internet consulting firms, developing some of the first data driven websites on the internet.
After selling his company to a multinational firm in 1998, he proceeded to co-found one of the first web-based business intelligence software companies, and ran one of the largest network of online video game website, getting 50 million pageviews per month at its peak.
In 2005 he hatched the idea of selling his home to travel around the world for a year. In 2006 he launched his website, Everything Everywhere, and in 2007 he began a journey which would take him to all 7 continents and over 130 countries
Since then he has been one of the most influential and respected travel bloggers and online personalities in the world.
- Name by Time Magazine as one of the Top 25 Blogs in the World. The first travel blog ever so named.
- Inaugural Travel+Leisure SMITTY Award Winner for Best Use of Social Media by an Independent Journalist
- Founder of the Travel Influencer Summit
- NATJA Gold Medal for Best Travel Blog
- 3x Lowell Thomas Award Winner
- 2x North Lights Award Winner for Photography of Canada
- SATW Travel Photographer of the Year
- 2x NATJA Travel Photographer of the Year
- First Full-Time Blogger to be a member of SATW
- First Full-Time Blogger to sit on the SATW Board of Directors
- Speaker on the subject of blogging and social media at dozens of conferences on 6 continents
Gary knows the world of travel blogging and travel influencers like few other people.
PreviewLesson #1 – Eiffel Tower Shooting Overview (0:28)
PreviewLesson #2 – Shooting at the Trocadero (1:32)
PreviewLesson #3: Shooting Under the Bridge (1:40)
PreviewLesson #4 – Eiffel Tower Across Bridge (0:56)
PreviewLession #5: Underneath the Eiffel Tower (1:10)
PreviewLesson #6: Photographing the Charmp de Mars (1:45)
PreviewLesson #7: Photographing from the Arc de Triomphe (1:00)
PreviewLesson #8: The Eiffel Tower at Night (2:17)
StartSection 1, Lesson 1: Introduction to Travel Photography (2:33)
StartSection 1, Lesson 2: Gearing up for Travel Photography (17:24)
StartSection 1, Lesson 3: Camera Settings and Exposure (19:30)
StartSection 2, Lesson 1: Focusing and Getting Sharp Images (7:46)
StartSection 2, Lesson 2: Composition (18:46)
StartSection 3, Lesson 1: Landscape Photography (41:37)
StartSection 3, Lesson 2: Portrait and Street Photography (2:22)
StartSection 3, Lesson 3: Architecture and Building Photography (33:27)
StartSection 4, Lesson 1: Photographing Sacred Places (7:18)
StartSection 4, Lesson 2: Getting Into Position and the Right Moment (14:55)
StartSection 4, Lesson 3: Taking Photos in a Museum (2:17)
StartSection 5, Lesson 1: Night Photography (24:43)
StartSection 5, Lesson 2: Smartphone Photography (19:11)
StartSection 6, Lesson 1: Intro to Editing and Lightroom (34:56)
StartSection 7, Lesson 1: Backing Up Your Images (9:32)
StartSection 8, Lesson 1: Sharing your photos online (14:22)