What is TRAVEL NOTES?
Our personal ambition with TRAVEL NOTES:
To inspire, motivate, and encourage you to TRAVEL MORE!
TRAVEL NOTES is your personal guide, companion, and friend in your world journeys. Published locally in California, the hyper-orange cover will inspire and motivate you to travel more, explore more, and adventure more!
Philosophical and Pragmatic
What is great about TRAVEL NOTES:
The book is highly pragmatic AND philosophical.
There are a trillion books on travel and photography already. What isn’t there? A personal handbook that you can actively use, abuse, and travel with, in order to see more of the world, and derive more personal meaning from your travel photography.
TRAVEL NOTES Chapters
A preview to TRAVEL NOTES:
PART 1: Before Your Trip
- Adopt a traveling mindset
- Why travel for photography?
- Travel to learn
- Travel to create
- Assignment: Why travel for photography?
- Planning your trip
- Assignment: Budget and plan your trip
- Setting goals
- Assignment: Set goals for your travels.
- Gear & Equipment
- Assignment: What do I desire to do while traveling?
PART 2: During Your Trip
- Photography projects
- Project 1: Shoot your trip on 35mm/one type of film
- Project 2: Stick to one neighborhood.
- Project 3: Take photos while in transit.
- Assignment: Develop your travel photography project
- Where to shoot
- My favorite places to shoot around the world
- Assignment: Create a list of specific places to shoot in your destination.
- How to shoot while traveling
- Assignment: Create a photography and editing workflow
- Ten composition tips
- Keep it simple
- Hand gestures, body gestures, & eye contact
- Pure aesthetic beauty
- Shoot a variety of photos
- Triangle composition
- Layers and depth
- Repetition & breaking the pattern
- Off-center subject
- Show scale
PART 3: After Your Trip
- Choose your best photos
- Let your photos marinate
- Get a second opinion
- Look through your photos as thumbnails
- Follow your gut
- Share your photos
- Make a video slideshow
- Make a zine/photobook
- Blog about your experiences and post your photos
- Travel Photography Log
- Travel date(s)
- My favorite photo spots:
- What I learned during this trip:
- To do and what not to do
How to use TRAVEL NOTES
Step 1: Order TRAVEL NOTES in HAPTIC SHOP
Step 2: Write your mission statement — Why do you travel? What do you want to photograph during your travels? Why do you think traveling will reinvigorate your photography? What are your personal travel goals?
Step 3: Book and plan travel photography adventures
Step 4: Being TRAVEL NOTES along with you during your travels (a good opportunity to zen-out with TRAVEL NOTES, a lovely cup of coffee, and some time to disconnect and reflect on life while photographing your travels)
Step 5: Find inspiration, motivation, and practical travel photography tactics with TRAVEL NOTES during your trip.
Step 6: Share your travel photos and experiences online, to your own website and blog, and use TRAVEL NOTES to schedule your next travel adventure!
How TRAVEL NOTES will re-inspire your photography
- Discover new places to travel to and explore
- Reflect on why traveling and photography is important to you
- Give yourself more direction and purpose in your travel photography
- Learn practical tips and techniques on how to make better travel photos
- Set and track your travel photography goals
- Adopt a traveling mindset– using TRAVEL NOTES to broaden and open your mind to new experiences and photographic challenges
- Conquer your fears of traveling
- Use TRAVEL NOTES as a stimulus to your creative flourishing and creating
- Plan your next travel adventure and pursue a photography travel project.
- Travel photography composition, style, and editing tips.
Invest in yourself!
The best way to re-inspire and re-motivate yourself in photography isn’t to buy a new camera or lens, it is to TRAVEL MORE, EXPLORE MORE, and ADVENTURE MORE!
TRAVEL NOTES is a tiny motivational spark. But we believe that TRAVEL NOTES might be the little spark to re-ignite your creative passion for photography!
ERIC, CINDY, JENNIFER, ANNETTE [HAPTIC PRESS TEAM]
TRAVEL NOTES SPECS
- Hyper-orange cover: Designed to motivate you to move and shoot, and also to quickly identify inside your camera bag
- Optimized to fit in the palm of your hand, in your front shirt pocket, or in your back jeans pocket.
- Printed with durable materials locally in California.
- Created for you to write in, scribble in, to fold, to use and abuse. TRAVEL NOTES is happiest when you’re using it!
- Practical and philosophical assignments, advice, tips, techniques, and pages to log your ideas, jot your ideas, and for you to reflect on your travel adventures.
Where is your next photographic adventure? What new photos will you create? What new experiences will you experience?
Pick up a copy of TRAVEL NOTES and discover for yourself!