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There are books to be written on the subject of travel photography. Hundreds of thousands of tips to be given on lighting and lenses, composition and cameras. In fact one member of the Life Remotely team spent four years of her life studying it. There is no possible way to pack all that info in one little website, but we vow to do what we can.

Occasionally people ask us how we take certain photos, and what type of gear we recommend. We’ll publish some articles here to help you out. Most are written by request. Send us an email if there is something you’d like to know, and we’ll do our best to say something smart about it.

How to Take Photos of Star Trails

Written by Kobus on January 24, 2013

Star trails

{jcomments lock}Streaking stars across the night sky are beautiful and capturing them on a photo gives you the time to enjoy the view while the camera does all the work. As usual with star photo excursions, check the weather forecast, pack your photo and camping gear and head out as far away from civilization as possible.


How to Take Incredible Star Photos like NASA

Written by Kobus on January 11, 2013

Milky way photo taken in Peru

{jcomments lock}You do not need to work for NASA or have a fancy telescope to take beautiful photos of the night sky. All you need is a clear evening, a decent camera, tripod, some warm clothes and something to drink.

Check the weather forecast in your area and don't forget to see when the next meteor shower is. The further away from civilization the better. Light from cities and even little towns has the potential to spoil beautiful photos.


Choosing a Digital Travel Camera : Part 2

Written by Jessica on March 6, 2012

Taking photos in cape town{jcomments lock}In Part 1 of this article, I covered how to choose between and SLR or a compact digital camera, and gave you a few ideas on the best models available. And if that wasn’t enough information, here’s part 2!

I’ll cover the details of technical digital photography speak, most of which is just marketing BS anyway. Hopefully I can shed some light on all the features camera manufactures like to promote. Happy shooting!


Choosing a Digital Travel Camera: Part 1

Written by Jessica on March 1, 2012

Photographers on a cruiseship{jcomments lock}Before I jump into the how-tos of camera buying, let me make one thing very clear: Buying a good camera will not make you a good photographer. If you do not know what a fancy gadget-enhanced multi-million pixel camera does, it won’t help you.

The best way to take better pictures is to take more pictures. If you really want to improve your photography skills invest at least 40 solid hours into taking pictures, talking to a photographer, taking a class, or reading a book.

Minimalist Photography 101 will give you plenty of reasons why you don’t need to upgrade. Every salesperson and their sister will give you reasons why you should. I’m here to explain your options.