PLP008: Photography and Travel


@pinterestOn This Show:

  • An interview with a couple traveling around the world who share some photo tips
  • A cool gadget to help you with your mobile photos, especially selfies
  • A chance to win that gadget for yourself (See the link at the bottom of this post)
  • Formatting memory cards
  • How to set your camera up for that next big photo op

Links Mentioned In The Show:

Photo Assignment:

Look at Pictures: Evaluate them. Why do YOU like them? What do you think makes them compelling or interesting? Jot down a few notes to help firm in your mind what you observe, what appeals to you and what doesn’t. Strive to emulate the photos you like. How did they get those shots? POST your photos for others to see. Send me a link to your photos! Here are some websites that have some great image examples:


Link for your chance to win an XShot Camera Extender

How to photograph from behind glass

27 Responses to PLP008: Photography and Travel

  1. Alexandra Jauhiainen December 27, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    Love this episode. And for the first time, I Think I’m gonna try to make the challenge.

    • Sonny
      Sonny December 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

      Alexandra, Great! Good luck!

  2. Dave Debaeremaeker December 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    Loved this episode. I travel a lot, as you may know, so getting tips is handy, especially from folks who understand my main hobby: geocaching


    • Sonny
      Sonny December 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

      Yup, Josh and Liz are the real deal. Travelers and geocachers too!

  3. Brian Lang December 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    The XShot Pocket Camera Extender looks interesting.

    • Sonny
      Sonny December 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

      I really like it and have used it several times already. Great little tool and doesn’t take up much space at all.

  4. Josh December 29, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Sonny! Thanks for having us on! We love listening to your photography tips and tricks while we travel around the world. It has helped us out so much while traveling. Thanks for having us on and we look forward to continuing listening to the show!!!

    All the best!

    Josh & Liz
    Peanuts or Pretzels

    • Sonny
      Sonny December 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

      Josh, it was a pleasure having you and Liz chat about photos and your amazing adventures traveling. Please stay in touch and keep us updated on your travels! I just updated the shownotes with a link to your blog.

  5. Madelyn December 29, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    I love reading and listening to your podcast. Glad to see you recording again! Good luck on future photoshoots and looking forward to some more great information in the future!

    • Sonny
      Sonny December 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

      Hey Madelyn, Thanks for reading / listening. Lots more photo goodness to come!

  6. Tom Symington December 30, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Liking this new podcast a lot. It’s rekindled my interest in taking more than just snapshots, even if I use my iPhone.

    • Sonny
      Sonny January 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

      Hey Tom! Yes, get out there and shoot!

  7. Rich Ragan January 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

    Some call them selfie sticks but I like the “Wand of Narcissus” for a name.

    • Sonny
      Sonny January 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

      I like that name Rich!

  8. Dan Green January 5, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Great podcast, Sonny. Very informative! My 9 year old is really developing a good photographic eye.

    • Sonny
      Sonny January 10, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

      Glad you like it Dan! Come on back. Lot’s more to share. Make sure you sign up for the mailing list so that you don’t miss a thing!

  9. Tomer January 6, 2015 at 4:23 am #

    Nice episode. I also follow podcacher podcast so I see you like this couple :). BTW can you give us some tips of how to keep your gear during snow or rain ? I know you dont have it as much in San Diego but over here in Canada…

    • Sonny
      Sonny January 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

      Tomer, hey you listen to PodCacher too! That is a GREAT podcast! Good question about snow and rain, and yes we DO get that every once in a while in San Diego … but not much … I’ll mention it on a future podcast.

  10. Dominic Barbusci January 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    Got some catching up to do! 😉

    • Sonny
      Sonny January 10, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

      Hey Dominic! Yes, lot’s of stuff here. Come on back and I’ll be adding more articles, podcasts and videos. Sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

  11. Nighthawk700 January 13, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Ah, I was wondering about tools like this. A deaf rabbi I know has been posting several pictures and I can see that he’s holding something that holds the camera. It must be this, or something very similar to it. Pretty cool. I was wondering how it held on to the phone. Thanks for the review.

    • Sonny
      Sonny January 13, 2015 at 11:36 am #

      You’re most welcome. Hope it helped.

  12. Ricardo January 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

    Another great episode…glad to hear you have been busy. Great checklist to remember before each shoot. Love the links..great way to follow up. Fun photos of the Electric Run too.

  13. Clark January 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    Good o formation – xshot looks like a good addition to my photo gadgets

  14. Lee January 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    I just put the Shooting Prep Checklist into Evernote so I can have it handy on my phone!

    I enjoyed Josh and Liz’ photos from Chiang Mai. Thailand is my favorite country to visit, and I’ve spent lots of happy time eating at places like that with Thai friends.

  15. Chad January 16, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    Always good info on pocket lenses.

  16. XShot Team January 23, 2015 at 10:56 am #

    Congratulations Louis!

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