Steve Davey is the author and principle photographer of the internationally bestselling BBC books: Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die and Unforgettable Islands to Escape to Before You Die. In the course of the last twenty years as a professional photographer and writer he has travelled to some 84 countries.
Steve has recently published the second edition of Footprint Travel Photography. Widely hailed as the definitive guide to travel and location photography, this book covers everything that you could ever need to know about travelling with a camera.
Steve writes regular photography features for Get Lost Magazine in Australia. He has also led a number of travel photography tours, including his own range of Better Travel Photography tours. There are few people with his experience of shooting on the road, and even fewer with the experience in explaining and teaching photography to people with a wide range of abilities, from absolute beginners to aspiring professionals.
Steve has used this experience to develop a series of courses which cover many of the issues which people struggle with, and present simple yet comprehensive solutions to dramatically improve their travel photography.
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Advanced DSLR Techniques with Steve Davey
Using your camera should be second nature to you. Only then will you be able to concentrate on your photography and not your camera! Yet there are a plethora of options on the camera which can confuse and intimidate! This course looks at the advanced DSLR techniques that you need to know about to get the most out of your camera and those that you can ignore. By mastering exposure, white balance and shooting RAW you will be able to take your photography to the next level, leaving you free to concentrate on the creative aspects of photography and not get mired down in your camera manual.
Better Travel Portraits with Steve Davey
Taking great shots of people you meet on your travels a hard skill to learn, yet this workshop can take you through all of the technical, creative and practical decisions you will need to improve your travel portraits! We will start with an illustrated presentation, outlining the technical and creative decisions you will need to make when shooting a portrait. By making these decisions in advance - before you approach someone to ask permission – you can be more relaxed and creative. We will also look at the best ways to approach people and the mechanics of shooting different styles of portrait.
Mastering Composition with Steve Davey
It doesn't matter what camera you have, you can drastically improve your photography by improving your composition. This course will explore all aspects of composition, to make your pictures more visually balanced and pleasing. But composition is about more than just how your pictures look: by changing the composition you can change the relationship between things in the frame, set up meaning and make your pictures more visually stimulating. Steve will comprehensively explain his theory of 'Mise en Scene' or the art of combining items in the frame to create more sophisticated images.
Night Photography with Steve Davey
Photographing at night can be an excellent way to show any location in a completely different way. The interplay of different light sources and the effect of long exposures on movement can make even the most familiar subject seem dynamic and unique. Night photography can be a great fallback if the weather is not perfect, with city light reflected from low-lying cloud, or reflected in wet pavements. This course will look at all aspects of night photography, centred on some of the most photogenic views of London.
Introduction to your DSLR with Steve Davey
Many of the default settings on your camera will not give you the results you are looking for, yet with a little knowledge you will know what to change, what to ignore and what to leave alone! This course will give you a practical grounding on the basics skills of photography, and what settings you will need to understand on your camera to get better results. We will avoid getting bogged down in too many technical details, concentrating on simple and practical explanations about photographic principles and what settings you will need to employ to improve your success rate.
Better Travel Photography was created by Steve Davey to celebrate the art of travel photography and to help people improve their travel photography skills and get more out of their travels. Some of the highlights of the site are image galleries, travel photography features and 501 Travel Photography Tips. This site also features Steve's exclusive range of travel photography tours.