Joel Wolfson is a fine art and nature photographer who conducts photo workshops worldwide from his native Southwest to Italy, France and other locales. His roster of notable clients include Newsweek, Elle, Seventeen, Houghton Mifflin, and corporate clients such as Apple, AT&T, 3M, United Airlines and Pillsbury.

His technical articles on digital imaging have been translated for use in more than 30 countries.  Yet he is best known for his artistic images and unexpected views of everyday places around the globe.

Tips and Techniques from a pro by Joel Wolfson

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In my last article I covered the equipment side of travel photography including how to get your gear to your destination and back safely along with the images. Now I’d like to share some tips and techniques I’ve developed from years of taking travel photos.

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Jim LaSala is a fine art and documentary photographer with some of his most notable and recent work coming from the streets of Haiti and Cuba.

With the ability to capture the human condition in its most natural form, LaSala’s strong communication skills with strangers is an essential quality for any photojournalist or aspiring street photographer to strive for.

LaSala is also a fine art photographer, merging this artistic style into his documentary photography through post processing.

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Greg Basco is a fine art nature photographer who had originally found his way to Latin America as a researcher for politics and the environment. Having first visited Costa Rica while in the Peace Corps, followed by work as a conservation professional, Basco is now a full time photographer and owner of Foto Verde Tours in Costa Rica.

More than just a simple documentation of nature, Basco’s style can be classified as fine art. His work has been published in a variety of publications, from National Geographic to Newsweek to The Nature Conservancy.

Read on for some crucial tips from Basco on how to capture spectacular images when placed in a tropical rainforest with limited light. (And also view some beautiful images!)

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