Logan’s work as a travel photographer in London and around the globe covers a vast array of subject matter and as many locations. Logan has been commissioned to do editorial, commercial and lifestyle work across Europe, Asia and America.
Whilst working in collaboration with Air New Zealand, Oman Air, Mr and Mrs Smith, shooting Lifestyle and other editorial work, the locations all became part of Logan’s travel photography. Logan loves to combine his commissioned work with personal travel photography documenting the area’s landscapes, the people and trying to capture the vibe of the different cultures he immerses himself in. He feels that capturing the feeling of a place and its people, architecture and location can really communicate and help transport the viewer.
One of the many things that Logan really enjoys about travel photography is the fact that it’s not set up; there are no studio lights, models or stylists and there is no control over the environment you are in. The photographer is capturing the very fact that the conditions are changeable and the skill lies in working with those conditions and capturing that exact moment.
The challenges that Logan faces is in not knowing the conditions each shoot will offer. Will it be very low light? Who is going be there? Is he going to be able to capture what he wants? There is also the challenge of even being allowed to take the photos and if not then trying to be more discreet can be a problem. The challenges of thinking on your feet and knowing your kit inside out so you can act quickly is one Logan relishes.
Logan spent some time in Sri Lanka photographing Post Tsunami Architecture he then exhibited his work and also had it published online.
He spent three months out there photographically documenting his travels around the country exploring the culture and discovering the development of the post tsunami architecture. Meeting people in Sri Lanka and discussing the troubles they had endured really gave Logan a deeper understanding of the country and the subject as a whole. What struck Logan was the diverse approach to the design, the people he met and helped him complete the project.
For Logan there are a few key points he uses when in travel photographer mode.
- * Know your kit, make sure you can adapt to different conditions quickly. Know whether to increase the ISO, open the aperture or change shutter speed to get the shot you want to help explain the situation.
- * You don’t have to always travel to the far corners of the earth to get great shots. Be mindful of your surroundings and revisit places with a new attention to detail. Although getting out there and traveling is great fun!
- * Setting projects, it can be easier to set yourself targets including different things to explore and photograph
- * Getting up before sunrise and going to bed late, things come to life in the unusual hour of the day and night.
- * Pitch ideas to magazines before you go away and get work commissioned so you’ve got somewhere to place it when you return.
If you’d like to work with a skilled travel photographer based in London, for projects anywhere around the globe, find out more about how Logan works by getting in touch using our contact form.