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Pack Light, Shoot Well! Travel and Blogging Camera Strategies

Elaine Masters, author/freelance writer and IFWTWA member shares her valuable knowledge and insights during the #IFWTWA2019 Conference Workshop: Making and Editing Videos: Demystifying Video Storytelling - Shortcuts for Travel Writers. 

Elaine Masters taking pictures with gimble and cell phone in Petra, Jordan

As we all know, the weight of our luggage and travel gear has become a big issue when packing. With baggage fees tacked on, it can be quite expensive.  Elaine Masters is an avid photographer, videographer and travel writer.  She has created a step-by-step guide on her best practices when packing for a trip. What to bring, what is essential and what can just be left at home. We all want to bring the gear, the lenses, lights and memory cards. But what are the “must haves”.  Also, what to carry on vs. pack in the suitcase?  There is a wealth of information and tips on just how to navigate this process. Thanks Elaine for sharing your tips today at our professional development conference. For those who could not attend the 2019 Conference, here are some of Elaine's tips and strategies.

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The World of Travel Writing

It’s human nature to want to feel a part of something. That’s one of the main reasons people join clubs and organizations. When I made the transition from full-time nursing to full-time freelance travel writing, I realized that as exciting as my new life was, I wasn’t part of a team like I had been at the hospital. Much of the work I was producing was now being done in my home office, practically in solitude.

Message in a bottle washed up on the ocean shore

So, I began to venture out. I joined my regional Travel Massive group. Next, I became a member of IFWTWA. Before I knew it, I was reaping the benefits of these formed relationships and my affiliations with other groups as well. Let’s look at the way professional organizations like IFWTWA can benefit travel writers and bloggers from an insider’s perspective.

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