People’s Choice voting has now closed. But, never fear! We will be announcing all the winners next week! Stay tuned…
Here is your chance to pick a winning photograph! Browse through the entries, view the pictures, and vote for your favorites. You can vote for as many images as you like, but can only come to the site and cast your votes once.
The photograph with the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award!
“Say again? I was annoyed that I thought I had another week! Over…”
“You’re telling me they’ve EXTENDED the deadline for 1 more week?! Roger that! But… I shouldn’t delay! All entries must be submitted by August 7 at midnight to qualify. 10-4! On my way to put in the entry now! Over and out!”
Time is getting short to submit your photo or video to the Faces of Transportation contest.
Don’t delay: submit today!
Oftentimes, we give you a tidbit here and there to get you in the mood to get the perfect transportation photo or video, encouraging you to make it and submit it – and be done with it.
But there is a whole world of transportation (and travel) photography that we hope we’re inspiring you to explore, above and beyond our little contest.
Here’s an inspiring post by Joel Bankhead that captures everything we try (and frequently fail) to say about that quest. Read and enjoy!
Because the exposure took about 10 minutes to make, all the moving objects in the frame don’t appear – carriages, pedestrians, horses, etc. are invisible as they moved too fast for the slow exposure to capture them. (Ghost transportation!)
But one gentleman, getting his shoes shined, managed to stay relatively still for long enough to appear as a slightly blurred figure in the lower left of the frame.
Hard to imagine with the cameras we now take for granted. Hard to imagine now that we carry around such sophisticated cameras in our pockets (attached to our phones!), that can capture amazing detail, quick action, and brilliant color.
Something to think about next time you’re out lamenting that the light is just not right…
Maybe you’re a seasoned photographer, with years of experience under your belt, working in all sorts of conditions. Maybe you’ve been working outside all of your professional life, taking photos in good weather and bad, cold and hot, wet and dry. And you always get the shot!
Or, maybe you’re like us: we sometimes don’t do the right thing every time, and treat our photo gear… well, not in the best way. Sometimes, in our excitement to get the best photograph EVER, we don’t do what we should with our camera (keep it clean, dry, and safe.)
Even the most prepared photographer has those days when things outside are working against her, and everything doesn’t go as planned.
Don’t worry! There’s lots of advice for you to consider before you even put the camera in the bag, and strap on the tripod. Take this great article by the folks at PetaPixel, for example. Or this one excerpted from Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography by Dan Bailey.
Read up before you suit up! And bring back that prize-winning shot!