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Ice Hotel Hallway

Fine Art Photography by Todd Breitling

 

 

IceHotelChandelierHallFeb2012

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National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Fine Art Photography by Todd Breitling

 

 

NationalMuseumandFullMoonStockholmFeb2012

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Ice Hotel Chandelier

 

Fine Art Photography by Todd Breitling

 

 

ChandelierIceHotelSwedenFeb2012

 

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Howling Huskies

Fine Art Photography by Todd Breitling

 

 

Howling Huskies Sweden Feb 2012

Cautious Rejuvenation

A receding raindrop

Reveals a regal rejuvenation

Exercise caution as the wild wind blows

A flickering street lamp up ahead

Beckons you to safety on this gloomy night

Quicken your pace

Come in out of the darkness

Candle light spills onto your face

A damp posture is unveiled

Pull up a chair and tell me

Of your journey through many lands

The fire crackles and spits

Embers of tomorrow lighten your mood

As you settle in for the night

Your story unfolds of how you were taken

Yet there is no mention of what

You had already given

Wind whistles against the wooden cottage

Windows rattle from the gathering storm

You sip your whiskey and light a smoke

Your feet in front of the fire are finally warm

Fret not I’ve already forgotten

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Travel Photography Tip 3

Continuing on with tips for the traveling photographer, I offer you my 3rd tip: Essential Equipment. Once you have decided where to go and how to get there, you need to ask yourself what you NEED to bring. A medium to large, comfortable quality backpack is probably the most important item. I use a Tamrac Expedition 7 model, which has multiple adjustable and protective compartments for storing several camera bodies and numerous lenses. Before you leave the house or hotel, attach a wide angle lens to one camera body and a standard 18 -50 mm lens to another. Bring ALL of your lenses and camera bodies. You never know when you may need them and it is better to have lugged them around with you and not used them as compared to wishing you had brought them and missing a cool photo opportunity. One or two 4 GB memory cards and charged batteries would be the next most important items. Also, make sure you some foul weather gear as you never know when the elements may surprise you with rain or snow. A hat to shield you from the sun is also recommended as is sun screen lotion.  Certainly you want to bring several bottles of water in addition to your photography essentials. No matter where you are staying hydrated is essential to a prolonged and successful photo session. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, bring your sense of childlike adventure! HAVE FUN!!

Below, is an example of having multiple lenses handy and attached to your camera body before leaving the house. In cold weather, such as Stockholm, Sweden in February, you do not want to have to attach a lens to a cold camera body out in the elements. Below is a photo taken from Skeppsholmen Bridge using a fish eye lens. 

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Travel Photography

With Summer on the horizon and people traveling ,going on vacation and visiting friends and family I thought I would offer some travel photography tips. So each day or so I will give some advice on traveling and putting your self in the best position to take great travel photos. I will also accompany the article with some of my own photographs such as the “Made You Look” photo on the previous blog post.My wife just returned from 5 months in Sweden so I was lucky enough to visit her. It was a great photo opportunity and I will share some of my experiences with you. For a look at some of my photos from Sweden go to my website  http://www.toddbreitling.com

 

Tip # 1 TAKE YOUR TIME

When you are traveling you want to see everything your location has to offer and sometimes you feel the urge to rush. DO NOT RUSH. Get yourself a map and plan out your route before you depart. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a camera. After you start walking for a few minutes stop and look around take in your surroundings. TAKE YOUR TIME. Look around you, look above you look below you. Physically turn around. Once you find something that catches your eye, stop. Focus on the subject, breath in. Exhale. Push the button. Take your time. The less motion you make, the less blur in your image. Change your angle.Refocus on the subject.Breathe.Exhale & push the button. Walk some more. TAKE YOUR TIME. Have Fun.Repeat.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Travel Photography Tips

       

Attached are some photos that I “found” while taking my time in Stockholm, SwedenImage

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