Learn techniques or photographing landscapes, street scapes, wildlife, people and lots more.

Over eight lessons, you will be shown how to achieve a quality record of your trip on film. Your tutor will even advise you on what type of equipment you need and where to buy equipment and film.

A course for anyone planning a special holiday.

Distance Education Course in Travel Photography

Travelling can perhaps challenge photographic skills perhaps more than anything else. This is because there is usually such a variety of photographic subjects and photo opportunities.
There are many considerations, for example:

What to take - too much equipment can be as much a problem as too little
Timing - Climatic conditions as well as events provide different opportunities in different places at different times (eg. Shadows that can be difficult to work with may be more of a problem at certain times of year -or day).
Legal Considerations -  laws can vary: in some places, you may need official permission before you can take a photograph of something.

Course structure
There are eight lessons including a special project in this course:

1. Introduction
To be able to take good travel photographs, the first essential is to know and understand the equipment and materials used in photography. Part of this first lesson is aimed to ensure that you have this basic knowledge.

2. The Main Principles
This lesson aims to provide you with a firm understanding of how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking travel photographs. It provides a framework, upon which you will base your work in future lessons.

3. Creating Different Effects
Learn how to achieve different effects with snapshots and scenic shots.

4. Photographing Natural Areas
Learn how to photograph wilderness shots and seascapes.

5. Photographing Streetscapes
Learn the two main types of street photography: posed & candid

6. Photographing Interiors
Look at the difficulties involved in photographing interior subjects and how to overcome them.

7. Developing Your Photographic Style
By using photographic equipment skillfully and learning how to sense the way different types of film will respond to different colours and different situations (eg: haze, back light, side light, reflected light etc).

8. Major Project

Duration: 100 hours


  • Identify the scope of travel photography, and the resources required to take travel photos
  • Explain how you can work at improving your capabilities with respect to taking travel photographs.
  • Apply camera techniques including framing, positioning, timing and borrowed landscapes to create various effects.
  • Photograph natural areas to make best use of their texture, or even give them human qualities.
  • Photograph streetscapes to create different moods, or capture elements of your choice.
  • Photograph indoor scenes making best use of available and artificial lighting.
  • Create a series of travel photographs which contain a single common feature that differentiates them from other photographs, and in doing so, provides an indication that they are likely to have been taken by the same person.