In this episode I sit down with Ugo Cei to talk about travel photography. Ugo is a workshop instructor and leads photo tours around Italy and the Mediterranean Sea. He’s also the co-host of „The Traveling Image Makers“ podcast.
„You need to have experiences. Photos are not experiences. They are a means to re-live experiences. Don’t have the camera always to your eyes. Instead, learn to observe. Take in the place, walk around, talk to people without the camera.“
Ugo has always been passionate about traveling and photography.
“Travel photography is all about the people, the food, the architecture, and the culture that make each place a special one. It mixes elements of landscape photography, portraiture and reportage and aims to combine all of these and paint a compelling picture of what it’s like to live in a foreign country.”
Over the years, Ugo has turned photography into something more than just a hobby. He leads workshops in Italy and other places around the Mediterranean Sea.
In 2015, Ugo started “The Traveling Image Makers” podcast. A weekly show, that he co-hosts with US-photographer Ralph Velasco. Together they pick the brains of famous and not-so-famous travel photographers to learn what it means to travel for the love of photography and photograph for the love of travel.
In this interview, Ugo shares his thoughts on exploring a foreign country with one’s camera and gives plenty of advice on how to take better images while traveling.
Thanks a lot for listening and please enjoy my conversation with Ugo Cei.
Images from Ugo Cei
Ugo’s next workshop is going to take place in Milan, where he is going to teach street and urban photography alongside with Steve Simon.
Although this podcast is mainly in German, every now and then I interview photographers in English. Some previous episodes are with street photographers Valérie Jardin („Street Photography – Creative Vision Behind The Lens“), Rinzi Ruiz („Street Zen – Or Photography As A Meditative Practice“), Dimitris Makrygiannakis („Remembering Life Through Photography“) and RE Casper („The Street Is Like A Theater“), Marc Fairhurst („Why Did You Take That Shot?“) and Dmitry Stepanenko („Heavy Colour“ Street Photography).
I’ll soon launch a new podcast on my other photography website called „The Art of Creative Photography“. The show will only be in English. Just subscribe to the newsletter and I’ll let you know when it goes live.
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